Archive for February 14, 2018

My Inner Fight

My Inner Fight …

(this poem was written by my niece)

My fight against self hate.

My fight against self love.

My fight against indifference.

My fight against being seen too much.

My fight against intolerance.

My fight against being too tolerant.

My fight against pretending.

My fight against being true to myself.

It is always a fight.

When will the fighting stop.

this poem was written by my niece

So, the frenzied hunt is on,
for that perfect gift,

that unique something,
for that special someone.

Heart-shaped chocolates,
diverse species of stuffed animals,

gold and silver anklets,
carefully trimmed bouquets,

painstakingly worded cards,

gift vouchers, moonlit dinners,

cruises, picnics, breakfasts in bed.

Gosh, I’ve got to run,

I’ve just thought of exactly,

exactly what my cat will love …

in memory of Scully (1999 – 2016)


that time of year once more,

the expectations to do this, buy that,

begin to tickle and murmuringly gnaw.

should there be roses, and if so could they all be red,

or fragrant petals strewn all across the bed,

with some catnip on the side, pretty please and with sugar,

and dollops of whipped cream,

for that,

I do know,

would be my old cat’s Valentines Day dream … … …

( for Scully 1999 – 2016 )

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