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Lockdown

My ever so comforting Friend purchased on a whim of breeze as the mountain of chaos peeked πŸŒ‘ For so many hours locked away looking at that screen you were there πŸŒ‘ Your face ever so sad but reflective of the times πŸŒ‘ Lockdown is your name

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The Amulet

Lost, it is sought a treasure of lore The golden amulet of the White Centaur πŸŒ‘ An unknown artisan crafted the prize It is said it was made for the wisest of the wise πŸŒ‘ The fables say it has magical powers For it can alter time turn days into hours πŸŒ‘ Where it is […]

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Plane of Dreams

With a yawn darkness closes in on me The world of consciousness is left I visit the plane of dreams πŸŒ‘ On my travels I see much I hear much πŸŒ‘ Whether I take heed of the wisdom conveyed another matter But messages there are πŸŒ‘ For the plane of dreams tells us much we […]

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The Shadow

The eerie shadow follows in her wake her companion from dusk to daybreak πŸŒ‘ The melodic whispers touch her ears giving her wisdom to wipe away the tears πŸŒ‘ The gentle touch has a soothing feel for she knows her shadow bears her no ill

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The Librarian

The Librarian shuffles πŸŒ‘ His long rough beard white as snow His unkempt hair white speckled grey His robe once white now a tired brown πŸŒ‘ The Librarian watches πŸŒ‘ Eager prying blue eyes observe Keen sharp ears listen Old gnarled hands clasp a jewelled topped staff πŸŒ‘ The Librarian’s presence is felt πŸŒ‘ Why […]

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Breathing

When anxiety bites Or the grip of depression looms I stare at the moon πŸŒ‘ Observing its surface The subtle shades The patterns caused by eon old impact craters πŸŒ‘ Mesmerised by its dim shimmering light πŸŒ‘ As I contemplate my breathing slows calm comes over me πŸŒ‘ For the moon’s beauty and radiance brings […]

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The Weary Knight

Weary the old grey knight hangs up his sword his shield in the shape of a kite πŸŒ‘ Days of conflict past As he looks back on life he is downcast πŸŒ‘ War is all he has known killing blood bone πŸŒ‘ Reflecting on what he has been he sees his life existence all as […]

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Dragon Dreams

When the dragon approaches do we cower in fear Or gaze in marvel and shed a tear πŸŒ‘ I don’t see the dragon as being our foe but rather magic they can bestow πŸŒ‘ A lucky omen I see them to be For they are a threat to no degree πŸŒ‘ If you dream of […]

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Reach

We know you are there Keeping our soul true Hidden but seen For we can feel you πŸŒ‘ Quietly and subtlety You guide our journey And give us assistance when all is stormy πŸŒ‘ Who you are is only known to each For you are there if we reach

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β€œOh”

This is a follow on ramble from a comments conversation I had with Shreya yesterday. I’ve just had another β€œoh” moment. I’m sure everyone has experienced them when you mention to someone that you are not feeling good or have an issue and all they can say is β€œoh” You know the β€œoh” really means […]

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Riddle

Missing There is something missing πŸŒ‘ Some are happy to just exist For others they know they are more πŸŒ‘ What though Is the question And the answer is unknown πŸŒ‘ They know they are not meant to be what they are πŸŒ‘ But don’t know what they are meant to be πŸŒ‘ It’s a […]

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The Brambles

Once again the long winding path reaches a dead end Brambles and thorns block the way πŸŒ‘ The lush green fields so inviting can be seen But not reached πŸŒ‘ Another path needs to be found

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Ecosystem

The forest comes crashing down the earth trembles This is what our mind at its worst resembles πŸŒ‘ The flowers are in bloom the sky is blue This is our mind when the light shines though πŸŒ‘ When our mind suffers an ecosystem shift we all need understanding and a loving lift

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The Shimmering Way

Perditus Lost Once I was Lost in Nowhere πŸŒ‘ Now I’m somewhere Still lost but with a sense where I am πŸŒ‘ The sense allows a direction to be travelled With the wise owl as my guide the shimmering moon as my light πŸŒ‘ The journey is along a well worn path For many old […]

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The Rickety Fence

Like an old rickety fence I am In a gentle wind I move  Swaying this way and that  πŸŒ‘ In blustery gusts I sway further, creaking  But upright I stay πŸŒ‘ How I fear the stormΒ  My old timbers may not hold A lifetime of battering has done its worse  πŸŒ‘ But if the storm […]

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Simple Pilgrim

Just a simple pilgrim of life I am A sojourner of dreams  A wayfarer of thoughts  πŸŒ‘ The wonder of words is my loveΒ  The magic of music is my muse  The enchantment of art is my saviour  πŸŒ‘ The unnecessity of antagonism is my adversityΒ  The constancy of conflict is my nemesis  The abundance […]

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Support

Did I conceal Once yes, but not now It was my hidden secret For too long, far too long πŸŒ‘ My illness hidden from my family, friends nearly took my life πŸŒ‘ Many mistakes I made Firstly not accepting, recognising That I needed help πŸŒ‘ Then I craved support but never asked πŸŒ‘ My mistakes […]

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Renaissance

Renaissance from darkness to light Humanism and Greek philosophy was the spark that made you shine so bright πŸŒ‘ You brought Science, architecture and art Leonardo de Vinci, Michelangelo Florence was the birthplace of your magnificent heart πŸŒ‘ We still owe a debt of gratitude for the wonders you gave From dark to light fortune […]

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The Jester

Keeping up appearances is what we do Whilst on the inside our mood is completely blue πŸŒ‘ We smile and chat as if all is fine The reality is not so benign πŸŒ‘ We are the jester all happy and content but in our mind we are suffering anguish and torment πŸŒ‘ We all need […]

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The Threadbare Backpack

The threadbare backpack Straps hanging loose Too much weight it has carried For far too long πŸŒ‘ The urge to please An intolerable load The urge to care A heavy burden πŸŒ‘ There is still some life in the old backpack yet More journeys to travel More encumbrance to bear

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Mental Health

Are you ok is what people ask Whilst you hide your true feelings behind your face mask πŸŒ‘ You don’t want to be a burden or seen as weak So yes you answer even though all you want to do is weep πŸŒ‘ We all shouldn’t have to feel this way But have the confidence […]

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The Lion

Where did all go wrong? Disagreements a pastime  Antagonism a belief  Apathy a life choice  πŸŒ‘ Extremism on the rise  Tensions increasing  The world slowly dying  Metaphorical fires aplenty  πŸŒ‘ The quiet majority Decent, honest, caring  Voiceless  Trying to be heard over the bedlam πŸŒ‘ Their roar needs to be heard  Their heart needs to […]

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Compass

Which way? North, South, East, West  πŸŒ‘ It’s difficult to locate the path Which will give me contentment and rest πŸŒ‘ Meandering from here to there, lost in the menagerie Hoping my compass is true and will guide me to my destiny πŸŒ‘ My honest companion, navigate my travels to the end The journey will […]

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Unnoticed

Feelings I have Thoughts in abundance In person I seem aloof Distant Preoccupied πŸŒ‘ I don’t speak unless I feel something is worthy I am overlooked Not seen πŸŒ‘ I prefer it that way πŸŒ‘ I am the person you never notice

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Conjoin

Mesmerised Celebes observes the Owl the Owl stares πŸŒ‘ Lost in each other’s gaze for the briefest moment spirits conjoin πŸŒ‘ The wonder of the sky high the thrill of the dive permeate Celebes’ mind πŸŒ‘ In this moment the freedom of life is touched

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The Haunting Sound

Across magical valleys the haunting sound travelled skipping off rocks tickling leaves πŸŒ‘ Over magnificent mountains the haunting sound journeyed licking ice chasing snow πŸŒ‘ Across enormous oceans the haunting sound traversed taunting waves skinny dipping in the water πŸŒ‘ Always searching for its home Loving the adventure

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The Hare and the Owl

The Hare and the Owl glowered Neither backing down to be seen as a coward πŸŒ‘ The Owl stretched its wings the Hare got ready to box His fighting style not quite what could be called orthodox πŸŒ‘ The Hare moved this way and that dived and weaved All the while the Owl got impatient […]

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The King

A Briton King of old his name long lost in time Songs were sung in his honour generations after he died πŸŒ‘ The King lived and ruled in Cumbria as now known He was a generous and fair Lord of the Hill Throne πŸŒ‘ A warrior of renown fearless and strong with his oak shield […]

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Sanctuary

Elusive and absent We seek you Desperately sought for a moment or two πŸŒ‘ The winding path seems arduous and long to help our journey we sing and hum a song πŸŒ‘ Poppies are a sign that near you are Your sanctuary is not too far πŸŒ‘ Your embrace will bring peace and calm Hypnos […]

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The Four Seasons

The four seasons our moods πŸŒ‘ Spring hope for the new dawn of light πŸŒ‘ Summer basking in the glorious light πŸŒ‘ Autumn the slow spiral downward towards darkness πŸŒ‘ Winter the feeling of the cold chill of darkness πŸŒ‘ Then a new year the cycle begins afresh πŸŒ‘ Whilst we wish for perpetual summer

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Shush

A busy day to be had first things first some lush green grass for I have a terrible thirst πŸŒ‘ Second things second some grass lush and green My style is more of a mower than a sensitive gentle preen πŸŒ‘ Third things third some grass green and lush followed by a lovely long nap […]

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The Screech of Seagulls

The waves envelope me the biting wind stings stones underfoot cause pain seagulls screech in my ears πŸŒ‘ The Sea provides warmth the Breeze refreshes the Soul the Stones remind of the wonder of the Earth the Seagulls reinforce we are one with Nature πŸŒ‘ Wholeness overwhelms

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Goddess of the Harvest

Goddess of the Harvest Demeter is your name You are also known as the Goddess of the Earth by those who know your fame πŸŒ‘ Lost was your daughter Persephone, from your union with Zeus Your grief brought famine until Zeus sent Hermes to make a much needed truce πŸŒ‘ The grief of your loss […]

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The Pact

As the Spirit draws near uncertainty permeates the mind An avalanche of doubts maybe this pact should have been declined πŸŒ‘ Too late to have regrets that time has parted A choice has been made one that is definitely not for the faint hearted

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The Moon Hare

From the Moon you’ve come Skipping over Stars zig zagging this way and that with a detour via Mars πŸŒ‘ When your cosmic form appears your brethren come out to play Then we know Spring is well and truly on its wondrous way πŸŒ‘ You bring fertility from the Cosmos to replenish the sea and […]

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The Little Raft

The rickety raft ricochets over rapids untamed The furious force seeks to have all reclaimed πŸŒ‘ The little raft bravely battles the swell An uneven match Goliath vs the eggshell πŸŒ‘ The relentless fury roars and screams Whilst our indomitable friend pursues its dreams

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The Ruin

The somber ruin draws her in moss covered stone stands silent memories hidden within experiences lost πŸŒ‘ As she walks history surrounds fleeting images of past gone imbue her mind faces come and go πŸŒ‘ As each step is taken the path of the ancients is followed footsteps are heard footprints appear πŸŒ‘ The further […]

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Otso

A furious uproar echoes like rolling thunder A storm heads closer the land shakes under πŸŒ‘ Birds seek refuge high in the sky For they can hear the storm is nearby πŸŒ‘ Mammals scatter this way and that Some do full turns like an acrobat πŸŒ‘ Trees push roots to move away In their panic […]

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The Boy, The Man

The boy, the man wandered through life in a fog of despair a maelstrom of emotions consumed overwhelming him crushing the life πŸŒ‘ The man let go of wants, needs Just soared on the path of life That was enough

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Tears

As dew drips off a leaf the tears trickle down her face A gentle flowing stream becomes a waterfall of emotion πŸŒ‘ As the sun rises in the morn a smile blossoms on her face The new dawn becomes the glorious midday sun πŸŒ‘ For these were tears of joy

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The Melancholic Cavern

The raging noise rapid white water thrashing rocks cascading down The melancholic cavern roof cannot be seen πŸŒ‘ For the darkness is suffocating πŸŒ‘ There is an eerie feeling of being watched an unseen presence felt πŸŒ‘ For within the darkness two large eyes observe πŸŒ‘ The cavern dragon is here

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The Dashing Rabbit

With a skip, a jump and a hop the rabbit dashes and flies over field and under hedge Surveying with her wide eyes πŸŒ‘ The brown and white blur hightails back to her abode She doesn’t stop to pause as she scurries across the road πŸŒ‘ With a leap and a dive she plows into […]

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The Veil

As her sandals walk the dusty trail Her mind is hidden behind her veil πŸŒ‘ They say she has a heart of thorns They shout she is daemon born πŸŒ‘ She is just a girl lost in time The subject of this little rhyme

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Bob

Bob the Caterpillar awoke on a stinging nettle he knew to survive he would need all his mettle πŸŒ‘ Bob munched and crunched until his tummy was full His cocoon was glued with silk rather than wool πŸŒ‘ After a few days sleep Bob awoke to find he was now a Butterfly bright coloured beautifully […]

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Our Mystical Friend

Little deer with you at our side we are gentle not defined by our pride πŸŒ‘ You help us be true and kind to be sensitive not blind πŸŒ‘ You give us intuition to see clearly without the fog that muddles the weary πŸŒ‘ We have your innocence to see the world as a child […]

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Wally

Wally the Badger was lost around town He had an awfully deep set frown πŸŒ‘ Luckily Wally was once a Sett Scout He opened his satchel had a rummage about πŸŒ‘ Out he pulled a pocket watch of old He shook his head For that was as useful as a blindfold πŸŒ‘ He rummaged again […]

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Threatened

What a wonder she is Silently following her course A goddess in white A glistening blue sapphire πŸŒ‘ She is ageless, graceful Calm yet powerful A force of nature πŸŒ‘ She glistens in the midday sun A bright star in a cloudless night A sparkling diamond in a special ring πŸŒ‘ A phenomenon an enigma […]

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An Enigma

The distant crescent moon Discerned through the hazy gloom πŸŒ‘ I look with a mesmerised humble gaze and lower my head in praise πŸŒ‘ You are a majestic wonderful sight We can sense your celestial might πŸŒ‘ For you are a goddess, an enigma We can feel your love and charisma

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Pollination

Busy busy is the Bumble Bee pollinating for you and me πŸŒ‘ Flutter flutter goes the Butterfly pollinating in the plants so high πŸŒ‘ Bustle bustle the Beetle here and there pollinating without limelight and flair πŸŒ‘ Just a few who without we would be lost Let’s pray they prosper and keep our fingers crossed

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The Barrow

From the prehistoric Barrow our otherworldly Ancestor came To cross the grassy ditch find the way home his aim πŸŒ‘ No one knew why he woke sleepless he had become He steadfastly headed home to the beat of the Universe’s drum

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The Butterfly Whisperer

With a soothing voice and gentle touch She extends her finger to use as a crutch πŸŒ‘ Her little friend feels her affection For the little girl has a magical connection πŸŒ‘ She is one with nature nature is one with her This is the way of the butterfly whisperer

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The Fairy Door

As I walked into the room I’m sure I saw the door close Or did I imagine it as I stumbled around in a doze πŸŒ‘ So small it’s not noticed that little door Hidden on the skirting board close to the floor πŸŒ‘ At night when we are all asleep the door opens ajar […]

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Strolling

Strolling strolling down the path she goes πŸŒ‘ Ambling ears twitching back forth back forth πŸŒ‘ Cool as a cucumber alert as a meercat πŸŒ‘ strolling strolling strolling

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The Hamster on the Wheel

I once knew a man who always chased the next metaphorical High πŸŒ‘ For the moment of Happiness eons of Sadness followed in its wake πŸŒ‘ The cycle was relentless like a Hamster on a Wheel πŸŒ‘ One day the man choose to step off the Wheel

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Little Green Caterpillar

Little green caterpillar as we watch you grow you bring a smile and make our heart glow πŸŒ‘ Once you’ve had your fill and gobbled enough you rest protected in a skin so so tough πŸŒ‘ Now the magic begins a wondrous change how is a mystery and beautifully strange πŸŒ‘ After a few long […]

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The Bully

The words you use do you know the affect the damage πŸŒ‘ You say that’s not what I meant I didn’t mean it But said it you did πŸŒ‘ Each word is Ice aimed at our hearts targeted with precision πŸŒ‘ The look of innocence when challenged But you know exactly what you do

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The Deep Dark Pit

Some of us have been down the deep dark pit more times than we wish to recall Each time though we have clawed our way out rather than quit πŸŒ‘ The pit which has no common name does not define who or what we are We are who we want to be our destiny is […]

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The River Valley

The monsoon engulfed River Valley is lost lost in location lost in time πŸŒ‘ Lush dense foliage alive with life Iridescent running water free from pollution Nature has not learnt to fear man πŸŒ‘ For humankind has never found never disturbed never damaged

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