Finding a way

Patience, I wait for your call

Your text, your rant

I draw breath and smile

The words flow gently

Regardless of your anger

 

Kindness, I give this willingly to you

Despite the fact you hate

They are just words

The kinder I am to you

The less hatred you show.

 

Silence, time for you to speak

I will listen, hear and understand

Your words are important to me

The more you speak, the quieter I am

The calmer you become

 

Love, I give to you in abundance

Through smiles, kind words and patience

You don’t see the love yet,

You take it all from me

In time you will return it

 

You are difficult to me, to yourself

Your anger is portrayed in speech and actions

In time, it dissipates,

In time you hear me again

In time you will find your way

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Thank you

Your kindness and feelings are important to me
Like the wind that carries the seeds to their new resting place
Like the sun that warms the earth and makes us smile
Like the rain the flows steadily to hydrate us
Like the ice that freezes the ground to slow life down
Like the snow that falls and creates beauty
Like the ebb and flow of a river ever changing
Your encouragement refreshes me
Your kindness enlightens me
Your passion inspires me
I thank you for entering my life.

Act of Kindness

The smallest word
Can cause the biggest pain
Lack of understanding
Bulldozes our sensitive minds
Squashes our confidence
Rocks our faith
Just because I smile
Doesn’t portray my inner-self
I hope kindness comes my way
But just a single word, text
Email, or a call from you
Raises my self-belief
Encourages my writing
Inspires me to move forward
That simple act of kindness
is the silver lining to my day

Mothers love, kindness, curiosity, pride or madness

An adventure, a journey and epic tale

One that required strength and miles

A car, motorway, miles stretching ahead

Why? Mothers love of course, nothing less

 

For four hours, the car kept a steady speed

Hundreds of miles passed under the wheels

Light was fading as day turned to night

Why? Mothers kindness of course, nothing less

 

Darkened room filled with loud noises

There on the stage, a band waiting to play

The music erupted, deafening sounds,

Why? Mothers curiosity of course, nothing less

 

Fast energetic movements, in time to the sounds

Electric vibes from the watchers filled the room

Vibrant, enthusiastic, excited crowd.

Why? Mothers pride of course, nothing less

 

Dark night, miles of road stretched ahead

Two sleepy band members, reliving the gig

Four hours home, the car did its job

Why? Mothers madness of course, nothing else

 

Turn the Tables

Having spoken to my closest friend, I understand her dilema and her need to have confidence and believe in herself.

So this poem I dedicate to her.

Turn the Tables

You slammed the door as you entered the house,

You drag your dirty shoes across the new carpet.

“WHATS FOR DINNER’ you shout at me,

You couldn’t even say hello, how was your day.

 

‘I’m not cooking’ I tell you gently

‘I still have several hours of work to do yet.’’

You turn without looking at me and stomp out of the room,

 “THERE’S NOTHING HERE TO EAT’, your bellowing bounces off the wall.

 

‘YOU WILL HAVE TO GO SHOPPING’ you spit the words out.

‘I can’t, I’m tired from work, I’ve just got in, I have too much to do right now.’

IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU ISN’T IT; IT’S ALWAYS ALL ABOUT YOU.

I can see anger flaring up in your eyes.

 

I shake; I tremble, I shrink back into my skin,

Is it all about me? I think to myself

Am I being selfish or rude or unkind?

The guilt flows through every part of my body, I feel I’ve failed.

 

I step back and stare, my thoughts start to unwind

It’s not me; I realize it’s not me at all, I am the Mother;

This is my house now, I earn the money, I pay the bills

I am tired of being treated with no respect

 

I stand opposite you, “Look at me” I say

“You are my son and you are selfish and unpleasant right now.”

I want a warm happy place to come home to.

So here on in, I would like support, respect and kindness,

My love for you never falters, but it’s time to put your anger away.