This months theme kicks off the academic year by centering on ‘New Beginnings’. So kick back, relax and press reset…
Step up, and step in
The sun rises, the sun will set
The simplest fact we will ever get
For some things are big; some things are small
But every day is new to us
Celebrations, and all.
Starting afresh, feels big to some
But then there are others who have already won:
Feeling bold and brave, in themselves, (I mean)
All at once, feel what others can only hope to dream;
Gifts of openness, gifts of joy,
Characteristics: not ashamed or coy.
But no matter what, you think you’ll miss-
The chance to develop should be your only wish.
It may sound strange, it may sound wrong
But hold your head high, and try to stay strong.
Don’t over think, don’t even expect
Is the best advice I’ve offered yet.
So embrace the adventure
Try to move on
And start your journey as you mean
To go on.
When Your World is Full of Fire
When your world is full of fire
And the sky is falling down,
These words will lift you higher
Amidst the silence all around.
When the stars are growing dimmer
And the lights begin to fade,
In your heart there glows a glimmer,
In the night you’ll glimpse the day.
You’re hurt and lost at sea, but soon
The winds will blow you home.
I just wanted to say to you,
For now, just so you know:
The love within will save your soul;
It’ll get you through the dark.
And memories will take you
To a new and truer start.
Waltzing floral flutter
wings greet old friend,
dusky husk dangles
Her memory flourishes
Like a spring time bloom
Reminiscent of her signature scent
Jersey soap with honey
And the encompassing nature
Of her small slender arms
That like ivy
She drapes around me
Wiping away half-formed crocodile tears
From scraped knees
Or a first break ups dark abyss.
Instead, she encircles me
With her magic hope
Found in shiny green runner beans
And the velvety soil
That she so lovingly tends
Casting a spell with her knowing gaze.
… As children we’d always be watching
For her secretive wink
Translating into one eternal truth
That she will never stop flowering.
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