Tag Archives: loneliness

Do you care?

I wandered through into the kitchen, snuggled in my dressing gown, to boil my own kettle for my second coffee of the day… an unaccustomed luxury. I am usually at work by that time, dragged reluctantly from sleep by the … Continue reading

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Summit ~ Balroop Singh #writephoto

Fear watched in awe Mist of doubt dissipated As he climbed up dauntless Talking only to his mettle Friendly talk fell apart At the speed he sustained Daggers drawn at everyone Knocking rivals down Climbing upon carcasses Swinging on subterfuge … Continue reading

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Islands…

Over the past few days, social media has been awash with disgust at the note left on an ambulance window when the paramedics had been called to a dying man. It was a critical and time sensitive occasion and the … Continue reading

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Solitude #midnighthaiku

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Gold from Of Glass and Paper #writephoto

I followed the path, to the West, and toward the expanse of water visible on the horizon. The distance was deceptive, the path rose slowly, and, after a few hours walk, it became evident that I would not get to the … Continue reading

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The dispossessed

Where do they go, the faces of youth? The smiles and laughter, The sparkling eyes And witty conversation? They are lost in the silence Of forgotten solitude; Of endless days And sleepless nights When the mouth never opens Except for … Continue reading

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#writephoto – Woman at the water’s edge by Michael

It’s a place to go where magic happens. When asked where it is I always say: Far from anywhere. Across the sandhills and down through the runoff I wander focused always on the distance surf, relentlessly pounding the rocks, forever … Continue reading

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Stranded in civilisation

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Christmas Lights

A reblog of a story from a Christmas past… “I must be mad.” A wry smile played amongst the wrinkles as she heaved the top half of the faded tree into place. Not a large tree… about the same height … Continue reading

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Hug someone

I stayed in bed till the alarm went off. I have it set for six thirty, just in case I sleep that late… I’m usually up long before that and out with the dog before it goes off. This morning, … Continue reading

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