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nana

Nana died with an egg in her mouth

Grandad said it was her first bite

Mum screamedMam!at the funeral

It gave us all a fright

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We went to Aunty Jeans in the afternoon –

Aunty Jean had a pool

I remember thinking how good it was

To get the day off school

.

I remember Nana smelled of talc

And told us off saying Thatll do!

I remember Grandad smelled of smoke

And kept himself aloof

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They lived in a house like a million others

Had a greenhouse filled with tomatoes

They watched the snooker all day long

They drove a dark brown Lada

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I tried to cry when Nana died

But I think I was putting it on

Mum screamedMam!at the funeral

And had to be helped along

.

Nana died with an egg in her mouth

Grandad took it out with a spoon

I remember thinking how good it was

To get the day off school.

Thornaby-on-Tees cemetery where my nana is buried.

The cemetery where my nana is buried.


move toward the love each day

Move toward the love each day

In each altercation

Never try to hide your pain

Be true to your nature

Listen with heart and mind

Cry sometimes, it’s human

No need to be always asking why

Some things can’t be proven

Be the change you want to see

Don’t give in to hatred

Else you’ll see faults in all you see

And life will ever be tainted

Move toward the love each day

And each day will grow brighter

Even when the sky is grey

Everything will feel lighter.

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A sunny day on the beach @ Seaton Carew, Northeast England


father

You are rational

I am less

You are wrought iron

I am glass.

 

You saved pennies

For a rainy day

I make pennies

Go a long way.

 

You made bridges

You’ll never cross

You are rational

And then you’re not.

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Dad and I watching a gecko in Lake Arenal, Costa Rica. March 2015