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Archive for May, 2014

One Step at a Time (Triolet)

  He’ll start with faltering steps, but should he fall,

  she’ll catch him with her many bangled wrist.

  He looks and smiles to hear his Daddy call,

  he starts with faltering steps, but he won’t fall,

  he’ll go steady, walk like his brother, tall,

  he’ll be everything his parents ever wished.

  he’ll start with faltering steps, but should he fall,

 she’ll catch him with her many bangled wrist.

 

  Elaine Morris (c) 2014

 

Triolet of Calmness

  I sit and gaze into a candle flame,

  to still my soul, slow my breath, free my heart,

  anxiety within me starts to wane,

  I sit and gaze into a candle flame,

  in meditative state I take my aim,

  and should my concentration come apart,

  I’ll sit and gaze into a candle flame,

  to still my soul, slow my breath, free my heart.

 

  Elaine Morris (c) 2014.

  

Ice Cream for Breakfast.

  My childhood summers had long carefree days

  dabbling our tip toes in cool trickling streams.

  We carved our names in the bark of trees

  made secret dens with passwords and no grown ups

  and ate picnics with earth tasting fingers.

  Then down to the beach with buckets and spades

  our fingers and toes wrinkling in the sea

  we ran on sandy smoothed skin of soft young feet

  in wide open spaces – one world – our world.

  What more could we wish for

  only ice cream for breakfast.

 

  All memories now, the days are still long

  tea and biscuits come round on a trolley

  while the TV chatters in the corner.

  “Oh! Visitors”. – “For me.” – “Who are they?”

  “Confused” – “Not me.” – “But keep your eye on them.”

  Smiling faces in light blue uniforms

  make beds and help wash and care for us.

  Someone moves us to meals and meals to us

  the days just flow into one another.

  Is it still unreasonable to want

  ice cream for breakfast.

 

    Elaine Morris  (c)   

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