Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Poems, Writing

The heart

The frozen heart Brittle, immobile Broken and worn Began to thaw.   Like the lake In springtime warmth Contracts and moves, Cracks, like thunder.   Pieces break off Beats begin anew Blood flows, Warmth soothes.   Some may guess A new love brought Heat to the cold, Water to the ice.   But she knew,… Continue reading The heart


Dark and light

  The little girl shrunk Her doll fell to the floor A shadow cast its sense Of fear and danger.   The room darkened The shadow grew to fill The entire space Heart pumped, loud.   The doll spoke to her 'Come to me and You'll be safe.' Obediently, she went.   The doll was… Continue reading Dark and light


At the nail salon

Eyes sparkling, hair shining A laugh that tinkles My girl is radiant.   Mum and daughter time A treat, special, fun My girl is radiant.   Fingers and toes glittering She smiles, says thank you My girl is radiant.     Photo by nic on Unsplash


The mess

  A jumble of thoughts and secrets Bedraggled, hopeless and lost On life's pathway.   Then, you came along Gave direction, a treasure And a well of hope.   You let me be wholly me Talk through the messy space That had once been my life.   Our mess now is one of Love, life,… Continue reading The mess