Author Archives: ShirleyB

About ShirleyB

I was born with the muse in me. Sometimes I wish it would go away but it won't, so, good, bad or ugly it will escape intermittently.

When I Die

When I die, I shall not die. My body, frail and failing, yes, surrendering to time’s request, will leave. And yet the ‘I’ I am will blossom forth, continuing with love. The love that never leaves, the love we know … Continue reading

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I Am

I am the face you see so clearThe voice that whispers in your earThe cheeky smile you know so wellThe moods that only you can tell.I am the candle’s flickering lightThe Robin hopping into sightThe butterfly that flutters freeThe feather … Continue reading

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Damn Damage

Posted for dVerse Poets Pub – Trimeric form which was invented by Dr. Charles Stone.    This is such a troublesome affair.I’ll ask you once again to tell the truth.The damage done is more than I can bear.You’ve always been ungracious. Quite uncouth. … Continue reading

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Kissing Out Scrumping

squabs squatting on treetopsstuck between bide and fly how do you know if wings work? the youth club was a place for the biggunslittluns allowedthursdayssix thirty ’till eight we strode along the spinney pathyou in your tan suede jacketvoice on … Continue reading

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The Circle Turns

Don’t whisper under ancient limbs of yewwhere cherished breath of past must surely go,or bid the daffodil to dip and bowto spirits bound in sanctuary below There is no death within these marbled tombs;no melancholy legacies to own.Rejoice! It is … Continue reading

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She Picked The Shoes

She picked the shoes in pink with winding straps,of wuthering height, impressive, so divine.A sizzling date the reason why, perhaps she picked the shoes. Her expertise with heels was borderline.Doc Martens were the norm, with tightened flaps.She tottered upright, poise … Continue reading

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She Lays Flowers

She lays flowers by a green painted fence.Others lay them too, but not so often now.Some tell her, stop, but she knows he can senseshe lays flowers. Today she leaves tulips and a quiet vow;she’ll keep him close. A meagre recompense … Continue reading

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Encounter

‘Your face held a history that I wasn’t part of’ Continue reading

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The Gatekeeper

Father said that compliance was the gatekeeper of life.A concept not easily embraced by the mind of a boy.Obedience from wife and childwas a man’s entitlement.Mouth shut.Ears open.Obey, respect, praise, pray.When Mother was raped,I was mute.When her wounds wept,I shivered … Continue reading

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The Joy of Christmas

‘Somehow, somewhere she’ll find a place where crops grow strong with gentle rain And children wander, whole again’

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