I will continue to get older

We were supposed to grow old and grey together That was the plan That was the dream. You’d be greyer than me, We’d have retired early and gone on a big cruise You’d get grumpier, of course you would You’d find more to moan about You’d reach the age you thought was acceptable to wear […]

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Driving Home was the Hardest Part

Driving home was the hardest part. That was the time I’d usually give you a quick call Trying to get through the traffic of a city centre To say hello. Because those few minutes not getting anywhere are pretty boring. I’d ask about your day What you’d been up to How you were feeling If […]

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Missing the Laughter

I miss it. The laughter The silliness That my life was once full of. The jokes, usually at my expense The quick one liners The looks and eye-rolls at something I’d said Something someone else had said, or something we’d seen or heard The stories of daft things he’d done The mutual teasing of each […]

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Then, I wore his ring

I dropped it in the snow It fell off without me even realising it had gone. I was on a snow scooter and fell off. I don’t know what I was doing on a snow scooter either I’m trying to be braver. Usually I wouldn’t have gone near the bloody thing I’m trying not to […]

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About the Man

Sometimes in death we sugar coat We lay accolade the person who has passed Only remembering the good bits. With Chris it’s different I felt it straight away. I knew there was no sugar-coating. We remember the good bits Rightfully laying praise to his name. There were so many good bits He was such a […]

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