And now for something completely different…

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Hey there πŸ™‚ Another week almost over, and here in Ireland summer has officially begun! This week has seen only minor developments in Mr. Art Badger, but a minor development is still a development, right?! Today I was inspired to take a trip back to my past, my younger self, and as a result I have decided to take a leap of faith and post a poem that I wrote roughly 8 years ago! It was the first poem I ever wrote and seen as this week has been one of endings and beginnings for me I thought it a good choice. I don’t consider myself a poet, I just love to open a blank page and write whatever comes into my mind (although I regretfully haven’t done this for some years now, but I would like to start again). This poem was inspired by a relationship between a man and a woman, the woman holding back and never completely giving herself to the relationship, the man being called to war and never returning and the woman living with the regret of never telling him how she truly felt. It would appear my thoughts were a lot darker in my younger days! A big departure from crochet & amigurumi, but what is life without variety?!

 

Down by the river and the willow treeImage

she weeps and cries and thinks of him.

For what is now and is to beΒ 

is bleak and twisted as the willow tree.

For he is gone and will not return

but still she waits and waits forlorn.

To hear his voice, to see his face

still images of him she cannot erase.

She loved too much but never said.

Her soul was his but now it’s dead.

Down by the river and the willow tree

she weeps and cries and thinks of him.

For what is now and is to be

is bleak and twisted as the willow tree.

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