I loved you, so I never said no. I wanted you to have order in your life, So I cleaned up after you. Now, you’re growing up and I can’t face the tantrums. You don’t have the ability to take the knocks that life will give you, And you don’t have the independence you needContinue reading “I loved you”
I chose you and I lost my ability to see. I couldn’t see your failings, though I was aware of them before. It’s not that I was blind, but that I didn’t want to see. Deep down inside, I think accepting your flaws was a reflection on me. Because you were MY choice.
We women of today are really quite reserved. I’ve come to this realisation after I heard Violetta express her love for Alfredo in one of my favourite scenes from La Traviata, Amami Alfredo. The last time many of us spoke with such feeling to our families . . . was probably the time we had hadContinue reading “How would our husband’s feel….?”
Some of my women friends are stuck. They’re amazing cooks & they were just so good at it, that other family members stopped taking turns with cooking. They loved cooking & took pains to cater to differing tastes, by cooking a wide variety of dishes at every meal.
She was the one you could go to… When you wanted to pick a fight with your neighbour without actually starting it yourself. A few well aimed barbs, whispered in her ear, and then, you just had to wait 10 minutes…it took just that long for your message to be delivered. She always knew whatContinue reading “The Newspaper.. an ode to a lost friend”
I could look at you in envy for all the things you have, the ease with which you cope, and your luck when things get bad. You show me I can shape my world, just to bring that little bit of ease. That when the wind is strong we sometimes need to bend, orContinue reading “I could look at you in envy”
“Just have a baby, put your child in a creche, and continue with what you were doing before you had a baby. That’s what I did…” That’s what a friend said to me in an effort to pressure me into having a baby! I just stared at her in total shock. I could see howContinue reading ““Children don’t need time””
Mountains tall as old as time, look upon the twilight gold. Dark now, in the fading light, till moon-rise, and a sky so bright. Mountains tall. And dark. And steep. Moon – she casts her silvery gaze on soaring hills, and valleys low. Streams of shining shimmering light, and shadows dark – mysterious! She castsContinue reading “The Mountains of Tasmania”
Sometimes I sits, I sits and thinks, of things I’ve never seen, Of places that I’ll never know, of what I may not be. Of all the possibilities that seem so far away, of all the lovely winding roads, that lead out from my gate. I dream of possibilities I cannot see awake, OfContinue reading “Possibilities .. a poem about my dreams for the future”
My husband is in a state of shock – I did not know I could have this effect on him. It all started a couple of days ago, when I noticed an image on his computer screen. A picture of this guy Luke. I saw it and immediately asked my husband if it was LukeContinue reading “So…who IS Luke Skywalker?”
I get it! That you have important matters to talk about so you drive slowly, Focused on your cellphone conversation. And I get it that you just don’t care That you’re slowing everyone down The vehicles behind you are switching lanes at the last minute, The drivers frustrated that they’re stuck driving at a crawlContinue reading “I get it!”
I am grateful for your constant and steady companionship. I have not always felt that way about your many visits, but as time goes by I’m growing to value them. When you visit regularly, I sometimes wish you away, but you know that I really do not mean it. You bring me joy and sorrow.Continue reading “Dear Change,”
Gold is the colour of the help that I get, The kindness and caring that makes this busy no stress. The machines that take on some of my chores, And let me have a life that has time for more. Gold is the colour of the love of the mother, Who educates all her childrenContinue reading “The colour of gold”
You no longer feel like you’re just out of college. You are 20 kgs heavier than when you were 20 but you feel very slim. You will never have time to do all that you have to or want to. You are wise and you have given up trying – there’s a long long ‘To-do’Continue reading “You Know You’re 40 When”
What do I do, oh what do I do? The sun shines so bright and there’s house work to do. The dishes aren’t done and the floor is not mopped, And I want to go to the coffee shop. I don’t see the papers that need to be filed, The bills to be paid canContinue reading “What do I do”