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Following The Funeral: Living With The Loss Of A Loved One

With nearly 40,000 deaths due to Coronavirus in recent months, there must be hundreds of thousands of friends and family having to live with the reality of loss.  You may have been through Coping With The Initial Shock, learned, in a small way, about Looking After Yourself, dealt with the...

Posted at 15:37pm on 3rd June 2020

Are You Having To Deal With The Death Of A Loved One?

LOSS & BEREAVEMENT

I was reminded by my Facebook memories this week that it is now ten years ago since I was invited to speak on an American Radio Station about the death of my daughter.  I wept.  Because no matter how long ago the event, this is something I shall...

Posted at 12:55pm on 5th May 2020

World Mental Health Day: Don't Chase The World

DON’T CHASE THE WORLD

Why do I feel such a waste of space?

Why is life always such a race –

To emulate, or, better yet

To surpass the success with which others have met?

 

Is this the world in which I live?

Is this the future I wish to give

To those who follow on from...

Posted at 08:33am on 10th October 2018

National Poetry Day: My Poem, Picked For A Purpose

A seed, a weed, is sown and grown, This is your life, you know! The soil, the toil till it’s full blown Bring happiness and woe.   The root, the shoot, the stem and leaf The pain the rain of life, The sun, your joy, gives way to grief As struggles become rife.   Nipped in the bud you wonder...
Posted at 11:49am on 6th October 2016

Three Thoughts For Christmas & The New Year

Have you ever found that sometimes, various, seemingly disparate, things have come together and you've heard a still small voice?  Some truth about life that's been revealed to you?  Something that's previously eluded you, but has now come into sharp focus?

It can happen, as I discovered, even in the busyness...

Posted at 02:26am on 20th December 2011

So You Want To Be A Writer? Questions & Answers

I was reading a poem titled “So you want to be a writer?” by author Charles Bukowski a while ago. It begins:

“If it doesn't come bursting out of you
in spite of everything, don't do it.”

And continues with the urge NOT to “do it” if you’re after fame or fortune, status or any...

Posted at 05:39am on 1st September 2010

Spoof Poetry: Or Gripes From The Chancel

No time for a blog today because we're about to go away for the weekend. So I thought I'd put up this poem for your enjoyment. It was sent to me some years ago.

IMMORAL, IMPOSSIBLE, GOD ONLY KNOWS

(Tune: St. Denio)

1. Immoral, impossible, God only knows
how tenors and basses, sopranos, altos
at...

Posted at 05:10am on 20th March 2010

Bereavement Poetry - Death Is But A Door

IF YOU WISH TO USE THIS POEM FOR THE BEREAVED DURING A FUNERAL OR THANKSGIVING SERVICE, PLEASE SEE THE FREE REPRINT NOTICE AT THE END OF THIS ARTICLE.

I lost my daughter some years ago, so I know what it’s like dealing with the loss of a loved one. You wonder...

Posted at 00:06am on 26th September 2009

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