Thursday, 24 June 2010

The bond

Take me by the hand and walk
far away from here,
stride, big galloping strides so our lungs swell, and we lift as air balloons
and walk, until our feet are raw and our legs will carry us no further,
then sit with me as we ache and darkness falls around my ears
help me to hollow a tunnel of light
and grab onto that searing beam in the aim we’ll be pulled out;
into the rainbow,
listen when I scream my whispers, and nod
clap your hands around my face and shake me;
but nod, nevertheless,
and when you whistle, even in the absence of melody;
I’ll dance, while you jump in puddles -
all the while we’ll never once look at the clock
and in return, I promise:
that when I can still see you, but we’re separated by glass,
I’ll rest my hand on your lingering handprint;
and walk with you.

(c) Copyright Jane Edwards 2010

Sunday, 6 June 2010


Ooops... It's been too long... I should have done this challenge a few weeks ago! I kept it simple, so I hope it meets the brief! :)


Every trip of the tongue, every nod of the head
Leaves me feeling like I shouldn’t have said…

Yes be my first response, yes be my last
Why do my heart and my head always clash?

Lonely I stand, in a crowded space
A painted smile upon my face

Mirrors for eyes, and lies for tears
I’ve been saying ‘yes’ for years

I can’t help it; oh I’ve tried
So frustrated, so unwise

‘Yes’, ‘uh-huh’ and ‘yes’ some more
I’ll say ‘no’ next time, that’s for sure

(c) copyright Jane Edwards 2010