Teach them

Forgive and forget, that’s what they say, So you can be a fool for them on yet another day. Forgive, but don’t forget. That’s my advice, They’ve shown you what they are with those small, hurtful slights. Remember. Be wise. Love them, but with care. Because they WILL try again, and you’ll set them rightContinue reading “Teach them”

A Wonderful Woman

She’s a wonderful woman – that’s all I can say, Let’s us make our mistakes and find our own way. No protests when we make our housework easy, With routines and ideas that would drive her crazy. She teaches us her wisdom when we’re sinking or stuck, And we bring some change when she’s gottenContinue reading “A Wonderful Woman”

She’s there for a reason

She’s there for a reason and her reason is money. If you’re not doing well she won’t find your jokes funny! She can’t understand why you treat her so well, When here purse is empty and her budget’s shot to hell. So she gets suspicious and stays away, From friends with values that might teachContinue reading “She’s there for a reason”

Can we stop and just listen?

Can we stop and just listen to what they say? ‘Cos the wheel will keep turning until every dog has it’s day. Can we withhold judgement even when we don’t agree? Even when their ideas make us want to shout and scream? Because foolish or brilliant, we all have a role, And the fool mightContinue reading “Can we stop and just listen?”

Can we call out the woman who is filled with hate?

Can we call out that woman – the one who hates, Who won’t support her sister until it’s too late. Who gives support to the man who does women harm, Even though she knows he’s the one in the wrong. What is within her, what’s behind her thinking? Is it her frustration because she’s hadContinue reading “Can we call out the woman who is filled with hate?”

Freedom

Freedom is a walk in the warmth of the sun, A fridge well stocked and dinner that’s already done. Freedom is some time with nothing to do, But have coffee or chai in the evening with you. Freedom is the right to express my opinion, That’s tied to a duty to have respect for yourContinue reading “Freedom”

Routines

It’s so important to have routines, familiar paths to tread. Time together and time alone, Time to visit our parents and keep in touch on the phone. Time to work and time to relax, Time to move forward and time to step back. A way to help everyone be together, Yet still have the spaceContinue reading “Routines”

For God’s sake don’t argue, just spend

For God’s sake don’t argue, just spend! Don’t drive your family round the bend. Take a rickshaw or take a cab. Is the saving worth driving your children mad? Standards of living are changing, But the footpaths have many potholes and breaks. Walking alone can be risky, And your children will happily pay. For aContinue reading “For God’s sake don’t argue, just spend”

A space where we both have our say

I want to do for you as you did for your mother, But we both want to do it our way. With love and respect for each other, And space where we both have our say. You did without reservation, Without care for yourself – space to grow. It was the way for some ofContinue reading “A space where we both have our say”

My friend for a reason

My friend for a reason I thought you were true, But you ran when you thought I had need. I was your friend for all time and I thought you were mine, But now things have changed and there’s no going back. I’m your friend for all seasons for sunshine or rain A storm now andContinue reading “My friend for a reason”

I could look at you in envy

  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”