Posts Tagged ‘Family’



Happy Father’s Day

I know my limitations,

Your expectations.



© Paul Nichol.  2017



without malice

sympathetic shadow

acceptance of uniqueness



© Paul Nichol.  2016


It would be so easy to ease your pain

No medicine is required

Just modest a word

A word like


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



Banished you

Such a simple word

Am I beyond the salvation of words?

For the wounds inflicted

Are likely incurable

The denial of



Was pitiless

Yet if we were to speak

Would your old words pollute me still?


© Paul Nichol.  2016


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

Squeezing into family

They are far too tight.


© Paul Nichol.  2016


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

can never replenish life

to decaying stump.


© Paul Nichol. 2016



When we are alone,

arousing  adolescence.

Precious, snatched moments.



© 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