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An act of mercy ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

His face was as stony as the rocky outcrop at the top of the hill. I wondered if his heart was made of similar granite. Since Mum had passed he hadn’t shed a tear. My sisters and I had gathered … Continue reading

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Avenue of Peace – Iain Kelly #writephoto

And now the light at the end of the avenue calls, the journey almost complete. At one end, back that way, new seeds are growing, young saplings stretching from the earth to which I must return. Once young myself, I … Continue reading

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Robotic carers? What next? #carersweek

“Robots to look after elderly in care homes…” That was the only bit of the headline that I saw as I dived out of the shop this morning on my way to work. As a carer. Granted, the implication was … Continue reading

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Dusk -Michael #writephoto

He’d reached that time of life where his sunset hadn’t happened, but he certainly considered he was enduring the dusk stage of life. His lights were fading but he preferred to think of it as a part of his day … 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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