Sunday, February 22, 2009

She stands alone
Sunday 22 February, 2009 - 13:48

she stands alone

before the gateway

to the aged care facility

gathering the tatters

of her motherhood

to face them down

these adult children

who have grown beyond

her parenting authority

(c) Merlene Fawdry

Saturday 21 February, 2009 - 18:53

My mother waits

my mother now has

that peace she sought

when we were young

where she waits patiently;

faded sepia

in an old photo album

pages unturned

(c) Merlene Fawdry

Friday 20 February, 2009 - 18:45


she sat waiting

for that first meeting

after the ceasefire

of the mud slinging

blinking her eyes open

mouth caked shut


how to cleanse

the filth of angry words

and if the stain

would remain forever

to mar their relationship

(c) Merlene Fawdry

Fragile Minds
Thursday 19 February, 2009 - 18:36

Fragile minds


with the winds of life

seeking respite

in gentle breezes

a haven from

the cyclonic forces

that threaten frail resolve

(c) Merlene Fawdry

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