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Dear Mother, It is very hard,
As I do not know where to start,
These few words I send to you,
Come from within my heart.
Now that you are no longer with me,
You are always on my mind,
I remember you were very gentle,
And to me, so very kind.
Sometimes I said things to hurt you,
But you took it in your stride,
And although you never shown it,
You must have hurt inside.
You helped me through my heartaches,
And problems I could not bear,
For I know that in the background,
You were always there.
I suppose I took you for granted,
My enemy and my friend,
My eyes are filled with tears,
For this letter I cannot send.
You are no longer with me,
For you have gone to a better place,
I miss the love you gave me,
And the smile upon your face.
Mother, I love you very much,
That is all I want to say,
These greetings I send you,
Because it is Mothers Day…
I have 5000 friends
From all around the world,
They’ve been collected like stamps
From America England and France,
Along the way I gained advice
Some very interesting facts,
Along with great knowledge
From my Facebook friends,
Artists and writers
People from every walk of life,
Displaying their work
Upon my Facebook page,
Such creative people
The salt of the earth,
Collected like gold coins
In a silk lined purse
By Gillian Sims
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Farmer Jones had once had a kindly look
About his cheery self when they’d first met
But frankly, he’d blotted his copybook
When he’d mentioned their weights to the vet
This morning he’d told Tommy and his friends
That they were wonderfully plump, fat enough to go
As they had no pocket money for a day out to spend
They reasoned it was to Old Grisly Gobble & Co.
Tommy thought no chance! They’d taken a vote
Agreed to a mass exodus, they wouldn’t be Christmas dinners
Tommy had written Farmer Jones a firm farewell note
He was sure that hats would be doffed to the great turkey winners
In his turkey crown and cape Tommy had left the farm
He’d seen The Great Escape he well knew what to do
That night he started an “Eat Sprouts and do turkey’s no harm!”
Campaign with pigs in blankets on the evening news
Poor newsreaders looked utterly bemused.
The note read:
Dear Farmer Jones,
Ho ho ho and off we go! With the ‘snips and sprouts we’ll not pout
With free flowing gravy fresh from the spout
Love (Yeah right) Tommy and his turkey heroes!
A noble warrior, winter’s icicle
Appreciates its vulnerability in strength
It meets with stoicism its preordained role
In arctic winds its life’s duration spent
A whisper of warmth, from ice to water
It weeps as it follows natures lead
From teardrops to memories and vapour
To the sun’s will it is forced to accede
Angelic prisms of light play heaven sent
Farewells but no laments for this warrior of fate
It fell as was wished, at Mother Nature’s intent
Spring delivers its war cry and winter capitulates.
Heroes, villains and everyday folk
In war and peace, the landed gentry, the poor
Stories of lives mesmerizingly told in
Textual tapestries of fortunes and fates
Opportunities missed, risks and chances taken
Royalty, republics, politics and shifted values
Yesterday’s stitches are sewn in our today, our history.
The O.C.D. Cartoon Man.
My O.C.D. voice can often be heard
Not by you, by me, word after word
It whispers and when ignored, it shouts
Its mission it seems, to plague me with doubts
And so, I make a joke of it whenever I can
I’ve made the voice in to a cartoon man
With little arms and legs and a silly face
Anything to face this foe with grace
My cartoon man works long hours, too hard
He enjoys being an over zealous bodyguard
So, a question for my persistent mate
Can I squash you, splat, with a cartoon ton weight?!
Joanne started writing professionally in March 2014.
Her books are available on Amazon, some of her children’s stories can be found on www.childrens-stories.net and a selection of her recent short stories are downloadable from http://alfiedog.com/products-page/joanne-hayle/
A number of her poems have been accepted for publication in anthologies.
Her poem, His Prey, was shortlisted in the Creative Writing Ink competition in August and September 2014 and in October 2014 her haiku was featured in Chrysanthemum in English and German.