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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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 impossibleΒ  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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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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this is how it is

Never let me go, never let me go. All you sing to me, and everything you whisper. It keeps me steady, stops me falling. Everyday I’ve got to cling to words spoken years ago. It doesn’t mean they’re dead, it means I’m still living. This is how it goes, this is how it goes.Β 

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She stands on Broadway every Saturday of every week. Head down, hands at work, shuffling and reshuffling flowers. Her stall is in the middle of the busy market on the busy road of Broadway. As we wander back and forth, inside and out, I always come back to her little forest of colours and blooms […]

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the london life

Back to flat. Two storeys high in a building of bricks and concrete. It’s lot 3 of 3 housing estates turned into renovated apartments in a pretty west Chiswick end of town. New home, new life. My job is no longer tied to my house. My fridge shelf is stocked with fresh food, my cupboard […]

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the act to match

What are you going to do about it, when someone does something you don’t agree with? They’re loud and proud about it, but you know the real cost to them and to others. Yet, they’re doing it, and so all you’ve got is your bad opinion against the action, right? It almost doesn’t stand up […]

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forget neglect

I’ve been neglectful of you but I didn’t even notice the act. Life rolls on into week after week, it’s moving faster and faster as I fill up my time with more and more. I’ve given you a thought, here, there, but not everywhere, and I promise you I wanted to sit down with you […]

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