Hi everyone! The poetrymouse is back after a short break… I’ll be exploring the theme of ‘New Chapters’ over the next few weeks. What springs to mind for you when you hear that phrase? New school? New job? Different city? Phone upgrade? New way of doing things? I want to use the phrase ‘New Chapters’ in the broadest possible sense. I hope you take something from the poems.
Three poems for you this week. ‘Fair and Square’ is inspired by happy hours spent in Gordon Square, Bloomsbury. Sometimes (in fact, in most cases) one season has to end so that a new one can begin. ‘Small Victories’ and ‘Brand New Day’ were both drafted a few years ago, in a difficult part ofContinue reading “Can you start over just by deciding to?”
Hi everyone, thank you for perusing this third and final post exploring the theme of forgiveness- not that there isn’t much more to say – I’ve barely begun to scratch the surface! I have three poems to share this week – they need little introduction this time. I hope you take something from them. RhetoricalContinue reading “Forgiveness – the greatest ever invention?”
This week I’m touching on two interrelated aspects of forgiveness: the forgiveness we can receive from God; and the restoration that we as people can give each other when needed. ‘Lord, I’ve messed up!’ is a poem I wrote out of a time in my life when I was struggling to do things the rightContinue reading “Forgiveness starts with S for Sorry”
‘Forgiveness Juice’ is based on various experiences that I’ve had over the years. I have definitely played the part of both the customer and the waitress, at different times. ‘Bittersweet’ is a simple acrostic, inspired by observing someone who is struggling to forgive. If you are reading this and I’ve ever wronged you, then pleaseContinue reading “Forgiveness Juice / Bittersweet”
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