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Take a walk around Colwick Park
So much to take in, so much to see
A sparkling jewel within Nottinghamshire
It doesn’t cost anything, it’s all-free
Round a bouts and swings for the children
Long walks for all to take part
Taking in all of the beautiful scenery
It’s just knowing where to start
The lakes in all their splendour
With greenery and all kinds of trees
Wild life swimming across the waters
With dragonflies, butterflies and bees
The River Trent runs by the park
Adding beauty as it flows by
Fishermen fishing in the lakes
With ducks, geese and swans flying high
It’s a place where you can find peace
A place to sit with your memories past
Of relationships to reflect upon
On how long they’d last
Colwick Park has many things to give
And you can add to it’s magic too
For a short while lose yourself
In the panoramic scenery you view
A Mother’s Loss
I held someone very precious
A miracle that was gentle and mild
The most wonderful gift from God
Was my first-born beautiful child
This child had a heavenly smile
So tiny, so delicate in every way
But alas my dreams were shattered
As my child passed away
I was devastated at my loss
By now my heart was breaking
Everything stopped in my life
Every bone in my body was aching
I blamed myself for the passing
My health reached low ebb
I just could not understand
Why my beautiful child was dead
It was then as I lay sleeping
An angelic angel came to me
Cradled within her arms was my baby
She had brought for me to see
I felt all the grief and pain was lifted
These words to me she said
My child please don’t blame yourself
As your can see your child is alive not dead
Your baby in heaven will be taken care of
And God will ease your pain
Your child will be waiting
To be re-united with you again
Poppy And The Snail
Poppy the fairy was flying in the forest
When she came across Simon the snail
He wasn’t looking too good
In fact he was looking quite pale
Whatever is the matter enquired Poppy
I don’t know was Simons reply
I have not been able to slither
For my trail has been to dry
Poppy gently picks him up in her arms
Flew down to the doctor pretty quick
For she was very concerned about Simon
For she knew that Simon was very sick
She took him to see doctor dandelion
The doctor would know what to do,
He examined poor Simon thoroughly
He diagnosed Simon of having snail flu
The doctor told Poppy to take him home
Put Simon straight into his bed
Make sure he has plenty of fluid
Place a cold compress around his head
Poppy made sure Simon was comfortable
As she tucked Simon into his shell
After a few days of nursing
Simon recovered very healthy and well.
Waters run still in mind,
rays to cut mirrored glass.
But rage the tempest,
swell to ravage surface.
Breathe deep, slow, strong,
fill up in deathly ease.
Slip below storms,
gracious, graceful, peace.
Fall now into me,
lines that lead to darkest blue.
Welcome in warm surrender,
coast down to ocean’s call.
Thoughts in silence,
drums play deep.
slow to calm’s embrace.
In this space,
tell me I’m alone.
One in one.
In this place,
© D. A. Yew
A grain of sand in a lifeless land
As far as the eye can see
It’s been a week, with no relief,
won’t you come and set me free
How I wish a plane would land, according to plan
And take me away from here but my luck’s run out,
My body is broke and I don’t know where I am
The wind blows through, it chills me blue and I don’t know
Where I am With nothing to scoff and not even a brew
I think I’m left behind In this lifeless land
Filled with sand I know my life is through
Then the radio crackles and I’m made to remind
That there are others out there too, left in this land like a
Grain of sand waiting to come home too……
Not in the past where your tempests raged;
Or in the future, when unknown forces could shatter dreams;
Not in your soul, skewered by hatred and resentment;
Only in the present, as an open heart awaits.
Not by running from what is given;
Or hiding in bitterness and acrid thoughts;
Not in your head, where too many goals are left unfulfilled;
Only in hope, not beyond your reach.
Not in innocence lost or violence found;
Or misguided battles, conflicts unresolved;
Not in your body, ravaged with time and pain;
Only in forgiveness of yourself.
Not in others’ perceptions of who you are;
Or finding reasons to run from promise;
Not in your losses, though hard to bear;
Only in taking her hand; reaching for the sun.
There are days,
When I miss you
With a sudden intensity
Which surprises me.
It aches, in a way I didn’t deem possible,
In a heart, I didn’t know I possessed.
And I lie in this room feigning sleep.
Pining away, struggling with my existence.
While I choke from these strange arms enveloping me.
Should I strive, in vain, for you, most divine?
Or should I instead, be miserably content with what’s mine?
– Sreshtha Sen
If we look about us what do we expect to see?
Would it be a world in which everyone is free?
A world where prosperity is shared by everyone,
Or one in which some people still live in poverty?
Is this the kind of world that God intended?
Is this scenario fulfilling God’s masterplan?
Or, has it come about through man’s manipulation,
With sin having an effect from the day the world began?
We are told that it was intended for man to live in harmony with God,
And that it was for his pleasure that man was created,
But man set out to gain his independence,
And for this reason, God’s plan has been frustrated.
Over the years the world has seen many changes,
But this does not mean it is a better place,
There have been many improvements in our standard of living,
But these do not apply to every member of the human race.
We live in a world where the burden of work has been eased,
Much of the hard labour has been replaced by machinery,
Many new tasks have been introduced,
Most of which are carried out by complex technology.
What difference has this knowledge made to us,
Are we living in a world where happiness knows no bound?
With all this progress in Science and technology,
Peace, satisfaction and harmony should be found.
To improve the conditions in which people live and work,
Is the objective for which people have fought and died,
The result of their work has been beneficial,
But each improvement can mean more people are dissatisfied.
We live in a world where comparison is rife,
Where many people are not satisfied with their lot,
They look around and see people with more than them,
Or, that some people have got something that they have not.
To many this is a cause of jealousy or envy,
They are not happy at another person’s obvious success,
They do not always accept that this success is deserved,
And this can lead to a sense of bitterness.
Social engineering has been applied to many aspects of our life,
But this has failed time and time again,
Real progress does not come about by changing conditions,
What is needed is a change in the hearts and minds of men.
Without this change other changes will be ineffective,
Greed, selfishness and intolerance will still hold sway,
There may be many improvements in our standard of living,
But in the long run we shall lose the day.
Gillian Sims gave free books to members of her community on Tuesday 23rd October. 2012
The Manners collection was published in 2009.
This book was at the heart of the community on Tuesday where it was first launched at the Chase library three years ago.
Many children will have the pleasure of reading the light-hearted poetry about manners and will engage with the fun characters while they tell their tales.
Photos and books were exchanged in the community,and all were delighted to receive the books.
BISHOP JOAN RICHARDS
THE ELOHIM DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
THE CHASE COMMUNITY CENTRE
CHECK OUT THE FULL STORY IN THE NOTTINGHAM EVENING POST TODAY
When Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on an ass,
The prophecy of Zechariah at last had come to pass,
The population welcomed Jesus as their King,
And their loud hosannas all of them did sing.
Some cut down branches down from the trees,
And strewed them in His path,
But all of this only added to the Jewish leaders wrath,
For they were not prepared to except the claims that he had made,
And the acclamation of the people only made them more afraid,
For if, Jesus was allowed to set up a Kingship of his own,
They would loss the powers, which under Herod they had known.
A revolution now would bring this to an end,
And they felt that their position was one they must defend,
And so they began to plot and scheme and arranged for his arrest,
And dragged him into the judgement Hall where Pilate put him to the test.
Pilate asked some questions, the called the proceedings to a halt,
And he told the Jewish leaders “That in Him I find no fault,
But there is a custom that at Passover a prisoner is set free,
If I release Jesus to you it would be satisfactory to me”.
But the Jews called out “crucify him” His death we want to see,
You are no friend of Caesar’s if you set him free.
So, Jesus was lead away to die to satisfy the Jews,
Today his death would have been headline news,
But at that time no one looked at the cross in dismay,
For two others were also crucified on that very day.
No one realised that it was such a tragic loss,
But it was the Son of God, who was hanging on that cross,
He was hanging there as a sacrifice from sin to set us free,
And to pay the price that God demanded on behalf of you and me.