Smells Like Team Spirit*

I couldn’t run a race if my life depended on it. I possibly might’ve walked but I never would’ve won it, My sports education not even worth discussion: Two female teachers (one built like a Russian…!) Who stood together on the field Showing us which bat to wield And, in absence of excuse, Pointing out […]

Love Is…*

” ‘Til death do us part.” ¹ A vow between hearts Made in faith,with love, Before God above. A simple public testament To a life-time’s commitment Walking together, hand in hand, The route imagined but otherwise unplanned. Bound in a shared expression of hope That, no matter what, together they’ll cope: Meeting their challenges, facing […]

Gestalt*

Trust. A quality that binds us In the ordinariness of things. The watching and the waiting, The inevitable vacillating, The trials and tribulations, Of unexpected stings. The unspoken given Of the space in between ¹ A simple acknowledgement Of the places we’ve been; Journeys planned and unplanned, With rocks on the tarmac, The kind of […]

Love Me/ Love Me Not*

Saint Valentine, a complex soul, Would seem to have so many roles While he, declining recognition, Went about his private mission Loving couples to protect And forging something of a sect… He wedded pairs successfully In the face of great hostility Pledging love til death to part So saving many broken hearts. Between these matches, […]

Goods and Chattels*

There’s a sudden rise in tension On the business of workplace pensions, The Laws of Olde maintaining a line That not being wed is far from fine; Those years, decades, of solid commitment Deemed by some to be insufficient, Simply for the lack of a permanent contract From which, it appears, so many retract Finding […]