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· Liberation or bondage

· A few thoughts on Christmas

· Elderly Surfers

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· Something is 'not quite right'

· Why are our children and teenagers not protected

· Freedom from Facebook?

· The value of motherhood

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· Favourite foods

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· Gradual goodbye

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· A poem for many

· Haunting - glimpses of diverse children's lives

· A Mistake?

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  Facing the fuure
by Audrey Coatesworth
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Life can be difficult,inner resources may be stretched to the limit, but.....

Facing the future

( from 'Twilight Years' by Audrey Coatesworth)


I talked to Patience

In my head, of course

She was unusually abrupt

'I'm neither donkey nor a horse

I have always tried my best

But, it never is enough

I can help no more

I'm really not so tough'


So, I looked for Courage

I decided to have a word

'I have been stretched to my limit

To try more would be absurd

Something must be wrong

I really do declare

As I feel quite defeated

And, what's more, I do not care'


Humour, my dear friend

What help can you now give

I have suffered far too much

But still I want to live

'Fear not, there is still a lot

That makes me want to smile

Hold my hand, and together

Let's go the final mile'


Patience go to your bed

Until you find more strength

'I'll recover', said Courage

'My string has still some length'

Then, I was given a message

Though not on my mobile phone

Just a different kind of thought

'Fear not, you will not walk alone'




Twilight Years

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Reviewed by Jeff Mason 2/3/2015
Loving your wordplay!
Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 1/24/2015
Love it! Getting older, we do get wiser and also tired of the daily challenges. Love your last line, because as long as you are writing and posting, it's true. "you will not walk alone." Eileen
Reviewed by Edward Phillips 1/22/2015
Beautifully conceived, brilliantly stated. It flows with grace and
is wrapped in wisdom.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 1/21/2015
You are certainly not alone. You go softly with your thoughts as companions.

Reviewed by Melanie Bradley (Reader) 1/21/2015
Absolutely not - you never will! Beautiful, inspiring poem; thank you. Melanie
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 1/21/2015
Interesting play on words here, Aubrey. I liked the defeatism of Patience and Courage. Leave it to humour to set the record straight, and in so doing Patience and Courage took a deep breath and began to strengthen. But what really made the poem special was the last line. You backed up and did not scream your faith, you allowed it to gently remind you lest you had forgotten. Very effective.

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