Archive of ‘Poetry’ category

The letter from the war that shattered the peace

A letter written The man sits at a desk, pencil poised over paper He squints in the dim light The bulb overhead swinging from the shocks of the shell explosions overground Dust falls on his head In his quarters in the trenches Dark, damp, stinking, noisy The orders have arrived: they are going ‘over the top’ tomorrow […] Read more…

The Second-Hand Bookshop

She pushed open the heavy door to the bookshop. She had missed her train. It was an hour until the next train, so she had decided to have a bit of a wander around the small town to kill time. The meeting with the society hadn’t gone well, and missing the train added to her frustration. […] Read more…

The star that shines the brightest

Mummy loves sunshine, Hugo: This year, Mummy and Daddy thought the sun was shining on us – A beautiful baby boy to look forward to, Our joy was shining brightly. Mummy loved being pregnant with you, Hugo: But you had to be born too early – You were such a feisty little boy, Hugo Boss, […] Read more…

Twinkle, Twinkle

Twinkle, twinkle our little star In our hearts is where you are Your spirit, our Hugo, now flies so high Our love will never, ever go awry Twinkle, twinkle my little star In our hearts, our Hugo, is where you are.   Read more…

One More Cuddle

  One More Cuddle I felt you, my darling boy Kicking and punching in my tummy I felt you, my precious boy Your skin against my skin I felt you, my precious boy I want to savour this moment forever Your fingers gently tracing my breast You woogle as I sing Hearing your lips gently […] Read more…

One Week

One Week A week ago I awoke a mummy, your mummy Full of hope, joy and anticipation I dashed to the unit to see your face, To sing to you, to read to you, to soothe you The doctors said your brave fight was over There was nothing more they could do My heart broke […] Read more…

Hugo, who inspires so many

Hugo, my precious boy So wanted, so loved I thought my heart might burst with love Our love inspires so many Hugo, my special boy Bright in mind and spirit Never before has a name been so fitting Your character inspires so many Hugo, my champion boy Your strong arms and legs, your determination Never […] Read more…

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