Monday, July 24, 2023

1593 - Trim Thoughts


The Sunday Whirl presents the following words for us to use:

pain stay trapped brave cry shine crafty stray drain run settle trim

Trim Thoughts

In a world of pain
You bring kindness—
A priceless gift.

We are all trapped.
Most stay.
Some stray.
The truly brave run.

The sun shines.
The sky, clear and blue.
The air is crisp.
I want to cry.

Crafty hobbies
Distract the mind,
Drain the cares.
© 2023  J Cosmo Newbery

Thursday, July 13, 2023

1592 - Through a Glass Darkly


The Sunday Whirl presents the following words for us to use: (I didn't use them all)
mingled dim damp shallow spell gaze drifts shattered call twitch words split


Through a glass darkly

Emotions tumble through my mind,
Mingled love and fear and hope
What does the future hold?
And will I really cope?

“Write it down”, I’m told:
“Dump your shattered heart
Onto the private pages 
Of a journal, if you’re smart.”

But in the dim light of the morning
I struggle with the words;
Whichever way in which I gaze,
The view is bleak and blurred.

That the beast is in abeyance,
Gives relief but not elation.
It’s been halted for the moment:
Suspended animation.

When will it spring back to life?
When will my wife be dead?
The pointed sword of Damocles
Suspended by a thread.

And so I write as best I can
Of the now and present past
Embracing love where I can;
Only memories will last.

The reality is quite brutal,
To end then then begin.
A solitary life awaits me.
Damp tissues in the bin.
© 2023  J Cosmo Newbery