Tiaras and Marigolds

 

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Tiaras and Marigolds

Hello, I'm Kate.

Pleased to meet you and hope I find you well. 

Reading is a passion of mine. My perfect day is having nowhere to go and nothing to do, sitting curled up on a couch, nose-deep in a book with a steaming cup of Earl Grey or Smoky Lapsang Suchong and some Hobnobs within arm's reach. I love being totally absorbed in a book. To not be aware of my surroundings.

It comes from me being a typical bookworm, reading under the bedcovers of a night with a small torch when I was supposed to be asleep. I once had my torch taken off me after being found still reading at 2 a.m. I promptly switched on my electric blanket and read by the little light on the 'on/off' switch and nearly passed out from the heat!

I loved writing stories when I was younger. However, being a shy person, the thought of getting up in front of people and reading my stories out loud terrified me to the point of panic (still does). So I gave up writing and got a 'proper' job. Over the years, I have periodically dipped my toe back in the literary pool.

I have started and scrapped so many stories, poems and half-started ideas, I've lost count. I spent too long worrying about whether people would like them. My biggest regret is destroying it all.

This is a collection of some of my poems.

I haven’t categorised them in any way as personally, I like to be surprised by what I am reading, rather than ‘Sad Poems, Happy Poems’ which will annoy some people and please others.

I hope that you enjoy this collection.

I welcome any constructive feed back - your favourite, your least favourite etc. If any resonate with you, drop me a line and tell me why, I'd love to hear from you.

Speak to you again soon.

Thanks for listening

 

Kate :0)

 

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A Bubble in Time

If I could make a bubble in time

I’d take us both inside

Where we’d be safe

From prying eyes

And everyday life

 

Like twinned stars in the Universe

Dancing a waltz or two

To the sound of a musical box band

An enduring ‘one to one’

And see the stars as they were

A billion years ago

 

Within this bubble all alone

The ‘Wheel of Ages’ would rest

And eternally we would be

Drifting in our shiny bubble

Floating in timeless primordial space

 

 

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A Card

A Card

 

I sit here, desolate

And abandoned

A forgotten relic

No card on the mantelpiece

Showing pictures of tea cups and gardening gloves

When did I become boring?

 

Have I always been but hadn’t noticed?

Or is it that people can’t be bothered

To take the time

Just to pick a nice card

Is it too much trouble now?

We don’t want to look heartless

 

So now we just text

‘HBD xx smiley face’

Not even the full words

No need to make the effort

To type it all out as they’ll

‘Know what it means’.

 

As we rush away after texting

To the next ‘must do’ on our list

Rushing from one imagined urgent thing to another

Like the White Rabbit

‘No time, No Time’

No time to enjoy

 

The flowers in a garden

A frosted cobweb

Thunder & lightening

Rush, rush, rush –Sad, sad, sad.

A card for the mantelpiece –

Is that too much to ask?

 

 

 

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A Child's Flip Flop

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A Shoulder to Lean On

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A Thousand Things

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Across the Wall

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Art Gallery

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Caterpillar

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Daily Torture

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Dark Matter Brain

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Dead in the Water

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Drowned Submission

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Emerald Eyes

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Emotional Tidal wave

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Empty Nest - New Beginnings

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Fluffy Slippered Feet

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Hazel Brown

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