Compromise

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Sing the song so sweet, to calm

Dispel the fear of the shrill alarm

Slow down the haste of wanton greed

Wipe your Brow, let work succeed

Claw out the back of the unsure thoughts

Let them fly and don’t get caught

In thinking that they’re not good or wise

Somewhere inbetween is the compromise

Feel the fear and stomp right through it

Look up to the stars, not down in the pit

For all that you are is much more than you think

Keep moving forward and you’ll never sink,

There are always choices, you’ll be surprised

How easy things can be if you compromise

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The norm

beauty comes in many forms, love is what will conquer all. look beyond the trees in the wood, judge with your heart and all will be good.

Spring is here and it makes me smile,
I can go outside and stay a while.
If the sun is bright and the day is long,
I’ll look for the buds, and there’s more than one!
Up they’ll pop, in colourful shapes,
And open up wide as their fragrance escapes.
Dancing a dance in the soft spring breeze,
Anything stronger, some will fall to their knees,
Others may break, too weak to bounce back and more will flourish, they just have the knack.
They have resilience to survive every storm,
That’s just their way, that is their norm.
The norm for me is to wait inside,
There is no escape, I only can hide.
I wake and wait, each new day
And hope somehow you’ll find a way,
To come and find me, to lead me out,
From the place I’m left in, and hear me shout.
Cos in my mind are all the words,
But life ouside seems scarily absurd.
It makes me frightened, frustrated and small,
That you don’t understand, how you can help at all.
If only you saw beyond my stims,
A new life for me could truly begin.
I am not stupid, damaged or mad,
I am just a boy who feels quite sad.
Cos in my heart, my body and mind,
I’m the same as you, be we just have to find
A way for me to break outside
A way for you to swim against the tide.
I know you can see me, I’m not so dumb,
I know my autism can make you run.
I’ll weather the storms like the new spring flowers,
I’ve been waiting for years, months and hours.
The resilience I have, gives me strength to endure,
Until we find the right time to ‘open the door’.

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Battered and bruised

when torment comes and all seems black, dig deeper within, you can claw back. For what is power, but given or taken. You can get out, don’t be mistaken. For you are strong, you’ll find the Will, to take your power when you’ve had your fill.

Behind the smile and the brushing it off,
A blot on the heart that won’t shake off.
I know it’s still pumping and flowing with blood
But it’s really not working,just as it should.
The stupid, the crazy the pushing around
Get it excited as it starts to pound.
It sounds like a drumroll being bashed with a stick,
I hope it stops, and I hope it’s real quick.
The power you have contorts my mind,
Making fantasies of death,seem so very kind.
Battered and bruised you done your best,
To control the girl, you loved more than the rest.
If this is love, then hatred I’ll take
Co’s the smile on my face, is really all fake.
I haven’t the strength, it’s nearly all gone
to pull me out, so I just carry on.
The pit of my stomach is swirling with rage,
An endangered species locked in a cage.
How can you love me, and treat me so?
How can I stay, not let you go?
Love is the word that binds us together,
Please dear lord, please not forever.
Sometime, I know, I have to get out.
Enough is enough is what I will shout.
Love, you can keep it, I’ll take my chances
I’ll learn to smile without the pretences
And Carry on and begin again, but not with you my bullying friend.
You’ll never find me, to hurt me again,
This love for you will continue to wain.
I will be strong, as strong as an ox
while you will hunt like the savage fox.
Your ugly inside is a cruel disguise,
Of the facade of the man on the outside!

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My mind

among the hours, days and years, which parts of you will disappear ?

The leaves were glistening like diamonds swaying in the breeze
The sound of the quiet bombarding my ears
No one to comfort or help my distress
No one to praise, scold or impress
The sun was moving at slow speed to the west
Falling deeper into darkness my mind I confess
For what have I now when all have gone
Just the sound of the birds’ sweet song?
Is that enough to carry me through when all day long I yearn for you
So swiftly you went, gods speed I would say
My hair once so dark now silvery grey
But what happened before me I hardly can tell my mind, you see, doesn’t remember that well
I know there was love and kindness too
But oh how I I wish I remembered you
I look in the mirror, a person I see,but please won’t you tell,where can I find me ?

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The frown

Get up, get dressed, get some breakfast down
Hop in the car, but there is the frown
My bag is heavy and laden with books
And passers by throw me some looks
Friends are huddled together in groups
Eating crisps or snacks of hoola hoops
Chatting and laughing and goofing around
I walk right past but there is the frown
Into class and sit at the desk
Look at my hair, it’s such a mess
Teacher comes in wearing a black type of gown
Talks about history but there is the frown
Lunch time comes my tummy is glad
It’s rumbling with hunger and rumbling quite bad
Afternoon lessons, here comes the class clown
Disrupting the class but there is the frown
Home for some dinner and watch t. V
Millions of people like you and me
Millions too and some in my town
Of people in need and there is the frown
The helpless the homeless the ones with special needs
All surrounded by indulgence, hatred and greed
What of the children no bed, books or food?
Entitled they are to be in a mood.
What of the children running from bombs?
Fighting for life but we carry on,
Doing this daily routine that we know
And still the frown continues to grow
The latest gadget, or tiniest chore
Is not enough and it’s such a bore.
Look up and around then look inside
Deep in your soul and stop trying to hide
Behind the mask, the facade or the sham
And grow to be the best that you can.
There’s beauty in giving and trying to help
That is the true measure of wealth
Not what you have or what car you drive
But helping those just trying to survive
Some they are sinking and surely will drown
Reach out and remember what’s worth your frown ?

There is beauty in giving, there is joy in living. Lets make it count !

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Shout

Whisper to the wind your hearts desire
Look to the person you most admire
Hear the sound of the silent words
Feel the flavour of the most absurd
Dream of the beauty the thoughts can bring
Happy contentment the nightingale sing
Whisper to the wind your wishes of hope
Look for the answers needed to cope
Hear the beat of life’s gentle drum
Feel the anger that makes you numb
Dream of the faces that bring you joy
Reach out to the ocean for the lifesaving buoy
Whisper to the wind to be by your side
Look within and don’t try to hide
Hear all the tears that fall on the faces
Feel the walls of untamed places
Dream of the light that pulls you out
Don’t Whisper to the wind now you must shout !

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Love at first sight !

the beauty of love!

So, today is the day of LOVE.  That magical feeling of being loved and giving love.  New love, old love, any sort of love…. today is the day you can show it.   St. Valentines day – a celebration of romance and romantic love.  Let me tell you how I spent my day.  I woke up early to the sound of the alarm, no sorry to the sound of my husband snoring his head off and the wind howling outside as it was a very blustery and wet morning.    I showered,  dressed and slapped on a bit of make up as I had an important meeting to attend in Dublin.  Hubby got up at the last minute, as usual, and we set off on our journey, stopping mid way for diesel, coffee and a danish  pastry to have on the go.

It was only at this point, did we both realised it was indeed Valentines day.  ‘Oh Happy Valentines’ I proceeded to say to my fella ‘and the same to you, my love’ he replied and we threw each other an air kiss across the compartment of the car, well we didn’t want to crash and miss the meeting!

It got me thinking about all the people, young and (maybe) old, hoping upon hope, that someone would remember them today and send them a valentine.  A secret admirer would be fabulous and ever so mysterious.  I always felt it would be much better to have a secret admirer than to spoil the surprise by knowing whom the card was from – there would be no mystery in that.  But what when the expected card from the expected person doesn’t arrive.  Does it really mean that they don’t love you, that you are not, in fact, their valentine?   I don’t think so.  Why do so many pin their hopes and dreams on this day?  I am sure there are other days, throughout the year that they are made to feel special and loved and ‘valentined’, but this day, the 14th February, states, you must declare it TODAY!

How many disappointed, broken hearted, irritated, fuming, deal breaking relationships will falter now, if no such Valentine arrived.  No red roses, boxes of chocolate, candle lit dinners, diamonds, lingerie,  perfume, aftershave,  shirts, ties, socks…… SOCKS??? well, what do most women get men?  There does seem to be a disparity between the sexes here when it comes to present buying though, no? How many rows will there be tonight and will it be comparable to a romantic, sexy night I wonder?

How many people will feel let down,  just because someone says its Valentines day, and they don’t get a thing!  My advise, go to the shop, buy yourself a gift, chocolate, ice cream,  your favourite tipple, fresh flowers, comfy knickers, put on fresh clean pyjamas, light the fire (if you live in Ireland as its freezing)! put your feet up and watch a movie, with or without your other half (if you have one) if you don’t enjoy the peace and love yourself.  Go on you owe it to yourself.

When we came home from Dublin, after having a rather nice lunch after the meeting, there it was.  My special envelope laying on the mat.  My reminder of the day of love.  Love at first sight, sitting there on the ground peeping up at me……. my reminder letter from Specsavers telling me to make an appointment to get my eyes tested!

To all you guys and gals, Happy Valentines day and don’t worry, you have another chance, actually two in July , 6th and 30th if you missed this one……. it’s the Eastern Orthodox Church celebration of St. Valentines Day!

Cheers x