THE JUDGEMENT OF THE SHADOWS

  Did we smile at each other, at least, at all, before the bond broke that day, that morning, after the dawn rose in all its innocence, imperceptive of how it would part us, ignorant of the virtue you’d lost and the sadness it would cost. And did you feel the judgment of the shadows? […]

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TURBULENT SACRIFICE

  Mama was an unmarried mother at the end of the summer of 75 as Joni hissed of the snakes in the gardens of complacency where ignorance was still very much alive. Mama was only a girl in the growing and possibly no more than just 18 when she bent down and placed a kiss […]

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BREAKING NEWS; A TINY STORY

It wasn’t front page breaking news or even in the supplement section. It wasn’t the sex scandal that scorched the headlines or bloody enough to have readers beat each other for a copy but it still found its way into black and white, pressed forever, or until the print faded, into a line between births […]

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TO GIVE BUT NOT LET GO

Give give him she gave him she gave him life but she couldn’t keep him. Give give him she gave him she gave him a name but she couldn’t call him. Give give him she gave him she gave him something better she gave him something brighter. Give give him she gave him she gave […]

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MOTHERS CHILD

We are carved and we are cared for, Cuddled and coddled all our lives, But we are, will always remain A mother’s creation, the love And labour of the hands That first held us. I see you In me, in the minutes so simple, In the moments so precious, Sometimes so predictable, Other times obscure. […]

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Adapted to Adoption

  Removed from you, I hear your words more clearly. You failed to understand me, You neglected to comprehend my lack of questions For the one from whose tribulations I was born. What understanding could I have of myself- When I failed to understand who I am? And yet- my love removed- see this: See […]

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