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Banstead Woods in May

The rhythmic fall of feet On wet woodland soil Bluebells carpet the forest floor Birds tweet afternoon chorus From trees and peat That distinctive smell Rain falls, a fine film Hood up, attention inward Shots in the distance Woodpecker pecking … Continue reading

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Spring in the suburbs

Throw open those windows and doors Listen to the blackbird sing Distant dog barking Hello world! Do come in. Breeze tickles leafy branches A voice carries in the air Tin can somersaults along tarmac With neither worry nor care. —————————————————– … Continue reading

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Mindfulness

Word or deed Thought or feeling Neither good nor bad But judged and Perceived as such Pushing buttons from the past Igniting fears about the future Destroying the present. A flip, a change A shift in perspective To meet experience … Continue reading

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Truth

Somewhere between Lies and facts Is truth The a-ha moment Somewhere between The eyes A felt sense Yes, that’s it Somewhere between Your view And mine Is reality. —————————————————– © Vicky Newham 2012. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use and/or duplication … Continue reading

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Cracks

Through cracks in my mind Light seeps in, Breaks in the clouds Allowing the sun. In the space in between, A moment, Where I can breathe, Where I can be. ———————————————- © Vicky Newham 2012. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use … Continue reading

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A hundred words – goings on next door

The young woman’s screams are getting louder now and more urgent sounding. What’s going on next door? Then her voice becomes a strained whimper as she pleads – “Please don’t hurt me, I’ll do absolutely anything.” “I don’t want to … Continue reading

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A hundred words – what’s in a name?

“What about Oliver?” suggests Andy. “It’s a nice strong sounding name for a boy, don’t you think?” “It means Olive tree!” says Fiona. “What about Thomas, then?” “He’s not Welsh and he’s not a twin! Thomas means twin.” “Right, how … Continue reading

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