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The Dressing Up Box

In the under stairs cupboard
In a chest made of wood
There are worlds to explore
Imagination’s goods

There’s a gateway to kingdoms
To be somebody new
A place that transforms me
From myself and you too

I can be a princess, a doctor,
A captain at the helm~
A goblin, a fireman,
A knight of the realm

A box that transports me
From here out to there
In an instant departing
Without any cares

A trunk that removes me
To lands far away
On adventures of make believe
In exploratory play

For this chasm in the closet
Is a portal; a door
That goes past the dressing up box
To just so – so much more

Sunday Morning (Haiku)

Sunday morning lie in

Dog yelps, kids scream, chaos ensues
Maybe next week then

Parenting’s Bitter Pill

They stand in the street bickering

Remonstrating with tetchy brats

Sit incommunicado in the coffee house 

With sleepy children

Nagging, moaning, exhausted

Tired of each other’s company

Yet unable to catch a break

Wishing bedtime would arrive quickly

Desperate for their own space

Yet constrained by duty

Arguing over tomorrow’s schedules

Swimming lesson agendas

And they call this the best time of their life

When the children are young

For how time will fly

And I think …. for their sakes

And maybe mine as well

Thank God!

Dressgate 

White dress, gold dress, black dress, blue
Just goes to show so many views
Yet none are wrong and none are right
Cos with a little inner sight
The fact apparent seems to be
That each has subjectivity
That’s biologically hard wired
Where rods and cones get simply fired
Up in so many different ways
That all opinions have their day
And therefore it may be correct
To understand and not forget
That we are all a collective
With many varied perspectives

 

Tumble!

If at first you don’t succeed
Tumble down or trip
Be certain to get up again
Regain control of whip
To bounce back quite decisively
And once more grab the reigns
Determined that you won’t give up
But try and try again

The Recipe For Achievement

With a dash of stickability
A pinch of true resolve
And dose of determination
A mind set will evolve
To grow the muscle daily
That perseveres and beats
Those things that test and challenge us
That seem the biggest feat

So mix them all together
Add a drop of hell-bent might
Stir in a spoon of ‘not give up’
Until the end’s in sight
So that despite the toughest ride
The work be worthwhile
Cos no-one promised easy
In life’s mix to cross the miles

Then bake it in the oven
At a heat that just seems best
Enough to cook and bake the beast
Yet not too much to test
It’s own endurance limits
For sometimes more is less
In getting equilibrium
To win without the stress!

And finally when done spot on
Remove and see just what
Has been effected; followed through
And know that with a lot
Of focussed dedication
This is what you have done
Be proud of your accomplishment
For you’ve achieved and won!

Delusion

Locked away in a delusion
In a world that only she
Perceives to be her normal
Yet is not reality

Held hostage by her mind
Constrained by what she feels
Convinced by her conviction
Her beliefs are very real

Suspicious of all others
Fearing what they might do
Concerned by what they’re thinking
Certain for sure, they’re true

A hell bound persecution
With no reprieve; a downward slide
Day in day out a prisoner to
Her thoughts; no place to hide.

Yet have a little sympathy
Step out of judgements way
For she deserves your love and help
To bring in gracious rays

Rays of deep understanding
Compassion and a heart
To see; to help; to be a friend
Will you now do your part?

 

If you know someone or are yourself suffering from delusions or paranoia please visit http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/paranoia/%23.VO2G_UTfXYU

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