Posts Tagged ‘Family’

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Happy Father’s Day

I know my limitations,

Your expectations.

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© Paul Nichol.  2017

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Brother

without malice

sympathetic shadow

acceptance of uniqueness

helper.

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© Paul Nichol.  2016

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It would be so easy to ease your pain

No medicine is required

Just modest a word

A word like

Hi

Would do

Yet I fear this word

For it is a stopper that stopped

The expression of your outrage flowing

As it did once before upon me

The diversion of you

By this word

Bye

Brutally

Banished you

Such a simple word

Am I beyond the salvation of words?

For the wounds inflicted

Are likely incurable

The denial of

You

Brother

Was pitiless

Yet if we were to speak

Would your old words pollute me still?

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© Paul Nichol.  2016

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Posted: December 18, 2016 in 2016, Haiku, My Journey, Poetry
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Uncomfortable fit

Squeezing into family

They are far too tight.

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© Paul Nichol.  2016

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Posted: December 18, 2016 in 2016, Haiku, My Journey, Poetry
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Severed tribal roots

can never replenish life

to decaying stump.

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© Paul Nichol. 2016

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When we are alone,

arousing  adolescence.

Precious, snatched moments.

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© Paul Nichol.  2016

 

20:15      A 260 mile round trip to take my son back to university.

00:00    Arrive home.

01:30     Go to bed.

06: 00   Throw the alarm clock out of the window.

06:30     Another 30 mile round trip to take second on to catch a coach.

08:30     Go to work.

16:30     Come home.

17:15      Go for a walk.

18:30     Start phone calls and office work.

 

wrote is 00.42.    bed time