Strength

She should have taken it all in her stride, but she didn’t have the pride; modest by nature, she bows under the criticism, Their reasons, to her, wrapped in mysticism.   ‘How could they be so cruel?’ Well, they’re the fool. They throw insults jealously; Her humour, kindness and creativity marred by melancholy; Self-doubt imposed […]

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In Dreams

Day after day, monotony; identical events again and again, and we sit through this tedium daily. We’re born an empty vessel for ennui and our lives fill us up, slowly; drop by tiresome drop, all waking hours, a veritable Chinese water torture of life.   But in dreams we find release. Remembering things long lost, […]

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On Leaving

The image of them parting, I see from afar; The shuffled, awkward embrace that lingers, over what may have been. He whispers something she doesn’t quite catch, ‘Did she really hear that correctly?’ She asks him to repeat, heart fluttering, but his fears overcome him and he repeats something different, something positively bland, something nice; nice […]

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A name

A name – A name to last for years, etched into my mind, as a dedication in gleaming and pure Parian marble. An obelisk to your memory dominating the landscape of my thoughts; you hang over me like the Word; The Word that was there in the beginning, and will be there at the end; eternally part […]

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The Rat Race

One day he sat on the train, thinking. His commute, being two hours long, afforded him this luxury. He often thought about his life. He should be happy: He had a good education, Oxbridge; a good job, finance; a large home, detached; a loving family, one son and two beautiful daughters, and yet something was […]

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Echoes

He sits and muses over her, his inspiration. She sees him not – not as he’d wish; but he sees her, immortalises her with words to last for years; words she will never read, words she never hears.   She goes about her business, gliding by with gossamer grace, Golden, bright, beautiful she passes; she […]

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