Ripples

Ripples of hope

Ripples of hope moving across bodies of water & land. Ripples of hope lapping against bodies, real bodies. Small thoughts that give birth to big ideas. Single words that build sentences of justice. Tiny acts that go unnoticed by the many, but felt deeply by the one. These are the ripples of hope that make […]

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Give me hope

We are born into hope A wide open world waiting for us, anticipating our arrival ‘Dream big little one,’ we hear And so we do, because everything is possible when nothing is impossible  We discover the world without fear of failure, without fear of wrong turns, without fear at all We hope, and then we […]

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Introduction: More Than

More: greater in amount, size or number. It is a phrase I turn into a question everyday. What more could I have done? I try not to make it guilt loaded – and yet invariably it is.  There’s always more room in the day to think about one more than I. And yet how many […]

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water walking

You’ve sunk low and fast until you’re down and struggling to keep your head above the waves. Why, before you were walking on water and now you’re sinking in it. How can you go from up there where you were steady and sure, to down here where you’re struggling just to keep you head above […]

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the last word

He gets the last word in, yes, He does. Every time. Even when the life that you built with blood and tears is crumbling all around you. The foundation was strong and the walls weren’t paper thin. The roof had its holes, but nothing can be perfect. For it was yours and yours to keep […]

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front to back

We’ve got to have it all under control. Tightly tied together. Life’s little strings can’t be left hanging loose. What mess, what clutter. They’re showing all our imperfections. ‘Cos we’re all perfect, we’re alright. Well that’s how it appears when you see us floating on the surface. You’d think it true until you looked long […]

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Death was meant for me, not you. And yet there you went, before I’d even given you heart and soul. Taking the weight of every scar that pulls me down, so they weighed down on you. Those scars weighed you right down to the grave, they did. And so the righteous was made unrighteous, life […]

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scan, pack and pay

I got this opportunity that I thought was in the bag. I could carry it off, right out of the shop, because it was all but mine with only a few cents more to pay. It wasn’t inexperience that had made me cocky, it was experience that had made me quietly confident. Yet it wasn’t […]

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the golden standard

The act of helping the helpless is a deed that people will never forget. It’s a golden cloak that forever graces a person’s figure. Tim Costello’s book ‘Hope’ speaks of such a thing that happens in the Naga culture (located in North-East India). These people recognise that we are only custodians of our wealth, we start with […]

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