relationship

An idea

One day you see a side

that you never knew existed

and the vision shifts a little,

just very slightly altered,

but just enough to wonder

what else did you assume?

For you only moulded me

on what you wanted to see.

Essence

To the moon,
to the stars,
to the sun,
to the earth.

We feel, we fight.
We love, we hurt.
We heal, we learn.

We make a mark,
unique to the soul.
Blessing those we touch,
with our laughter and our life.

Rising with our hopes,
falling with our demons,
believing with our faith,
embracing all we can.

With laughter, with smiles,
we say goodbye,
with memories made well,
and legacies that live on.

To the moon,
to the stars,
to the sun,
to the earth.

Empty

Slightly burnt, with crusts a little too thick. 

The last of the butter, evenly spread.

A little sweeter, perhaps? Too bland otherwise. 

Is there anything left in the cupboard? 

Jam, marmite, lemoncurd?

Maybe the marmite. 

Some will hate but others will love. 

They’ll say the taste is too strong. 

Lingers. 

They’ll have their opinions. They’ll say. 

But still they will take, despite their talk. 

And when there’s nothing left, they’ll move onto the next,

leaving nothing but a few crumbs and an empty shelf. 

Vintage photos in a box

I miss you 

It was the smile I remembered the most,

Like sunshine – big, bright and beautiful.

A smile that was almost a laugh,

That brought so much life to the eyes.

It was a smile that could solve a bad day.

It could make you forgot your woes.

It could take you back to a simpler time.

It made you realise the simplicity of what life could be.

All that in a smile.

But even the brightest of smiles couldn’t cure memory’s failures.

I remember, I remember, but the memory fades each day.

It gets a little dimmer as the years go on.

Your smile. I hold on. Still shining. Still so pure.

I hold on as it’s all that I can do.

Are you still smiling?

I’m still here.

Still remembering.

Keep smiling.

Keep smiling for me.