A visit to one who’s love comes with condition and at a cost
A reminder of a mother supportive but now lost
A day to get through waters troubled by staying at the surface
Doing what can be done to not let in negative emotions for no purpose

Rollercoaster Love

Over the top
Shuddering car doors open
All aboard the rollercoaster ride
Lights shine all the fun of the fair
Tickets taken, excitement you cannot hide

No safety barrier can you close
As rickety train takes to the skies
Panicked, hold on for dear life
Until off the rails your ride flies

Detached, derailed, decoupled
Over the brow of looping track
Free falling without control or plan
The end; with no turning back

Then suddenly you ride the loop
The path meets you, up you soar
Head in the clouds, ecstatic
Joyous, in love, once more

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday
Celebrate, rejoice,
Presents, friends, enjoy,
Treats and gifts that never end
Cards to you good wishes send
Affection torrent flow
To make sure that you know
You are loved. Be happy

Cafe Buzz

Two men talk about work near the window
Teenage girls compare apps and pics
Mum and dad treat grown up kids
I’m in the cafe corner but not in the mix

No doubt there’s a buzz of voices shared
Background music hanging in the air
A pointed laugh every once in a while
Behind noise cancelled headphone wall; I don’t care

Smiles and frowns but no anger shown
All of life as a topic to explain and prod
Beings living, socialising, engaging
In the corner this solo worthless sod

Clamber, cautious, out of self dug trench,
Remove the guards and barricades let people in
Believe in people; the promise of belonging
Don’t delay, step forward, just one act to begin

What she tried to hide

It’s feeling increasingly clear
This woman has played me
Over our long twenty years
She’s lied and deceived me.
Withheld her heart
Not said as much
Held herself apart
No contact, no touch
It’s been left to me to find
All she has hidden, myself
Even now absent of mind
Not caring but for herself
Now more games begin
Driving a bloody wedge
Between me and “her kin”
All I did was to try
To have a loving life
So I’ll have that with the kids
And now I’ll find a loving “wife”
I won’t question why she lied
Why the truth was locked inside
It was treachery trying to hide
What she constantly denied

A Place for my Heart

A Place for the Heart
Where will my love reside
Now that my house is not my home?
Feelings, emotions I have to hide
Now that my eye has had to roam
Turned away by long term spouse
My path has changed and had to restart
Need to reset, rebuild my house
And find a new place for my heart
With children around me, so much to do
Find and furnish, rebuild and rebase
A quest for love I have to see through
New goals, new possibilities, a new place
A place that fits like a glove,
A place no longer apart,
A place for all my love,
A place for my heart

Quiet before the Storm

Quiet before the storm
No sign of what’s to come
Silence, hours after dawn
Still warmth of the sun
No one seems to know
Though I’m feeling sick
Stomach shaking so
The news approaches quick
A last look into eyes
Innocent until they hear
Parents groans and sighs
The maelstrom very near
A last laugh out loud
A smile of loving care
Then into a veil of cloud
Strong winds you cannot bare
Words stick in the throat
Sound carries meanings raw
No attempt to sugar coat
The fact we are no more
What was one is now
Split and separate
No point in why or how
The break is definite
So convey the message
Say that you do feel
Keep the young ones safe
But tell them this is real
They will adapt to change
The fix here is for the best
Future happiness arranged
In two divided nests
Their eyes forever wiser
You hope their hearts will trust
You’ve been honest, fair
And your reasoning is just

Lucky Man

I’m a lucky man
Thanks to ancestors
Who made me strong
I’m a lucky man
Grateful for all I have
A life full and long

I’m a lucky man
With family and friends
Who rarely stands alone
I’m a lucky man
With loving growing kids
And a happy warm home

I’m a lucky man
Who has his health
And mind at ease
I’m a lucky man
With access to wealth
Can do as I please

I’m a lucky man
Met an amazing girl
When I least suspected
I’m a lucky man
Our love is divine
Though never expected

I’m a lucky man
I’ll be the best I can
Head high, walking tall
I’m a lucky man
Good and happy
Who gives thanks for all

Love is Patience

In a complex world of layered lives
Commitments to work, to kids and ex wives
The simplest and purest love, true peace
Needs two hearts who can be at ease
With changing plans, altered days
Perfect aims affected in mays ways
At least for a time

Then they meet, breathe, it all makes sense
Love is great, love a gift, love is patience

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