Let Me Be There For You


We rarely see each other,
But you are in my thoughts,
Each and every day.
***
When life has been rocky,
You have always been there for me,
Even when you are miles away.
***
Let me repay the gift,
You constantly give selflessly,
By being there for you.
***
When you feel overwhelmed,
Just pick up the phone and give me a bell,
Let me listen like you did for me.
***
The world seems dark just now,
But I’ll shine the brightest light I can find,
Like you would do for me.

The Witch of Endor


Is it wrong for a man to seek,
The solace of the people deep,
The ones who’ve left this mortal space,
To find their final resting place,
As Saul once did with the witch,
Who showed him those from the ditch.
***
We all long for another conversation,
With those who can only be summoned,
Those who no longer move among us,
But seem to be always with us,
As Saul once did with Samuel,
When he spoke to the witch of Endor.

You Are Wonderful


Hey you there,
Yes you,
With eyes on this page.
You are special,
Don’t forget,
That you are loved today.
You are wonderful,
You are,
And don’t listen to naysayers.
You are amazing,
It’s true,
My work lives through you.
There is only,
One you,
Live as the true you.
I am blessed,
With love,
That you read my work.

Thank you. Xxx

You Make The World Simple


The world is full of pain,
Fear, hate and war,
But with you here,
You make me forget it all.
***
Few things are impossible,
When we are together,
The world is forgotten,
And life is never better.
***
Every time I see you,
My heart turns to jelly,
And my every whim is,
Waiting for your command.
***
When the world gets busy,
And life gets confusing,
You sit with me and smile,
And everything is simple again.

Will Boys Just Be Boys


Will boys just be boys,
Or girls just be girls,
Or can’t people be people,
In our small little world.
***
Why do genders have to be genders,
And not girls be like boys,
Or boys be like girls,
Or just let people be people.
***
Can’t we look beyond the gender,
And see the person,
Who likes pink and Buffy,
But is still a straight man.
***
Care not for the sex,
And ignore the gender,
Stand shoulder to shoulder,
And never surrender.
***
We are all human,
The same under the skin,
Red blood flowing through,
The veins in all of you.
***
We are born the same,
Have the same needs,
Expel the same waste,
And leave the same way.
***
Love people as people,
That’s all we need,
Don’t act out of hate,
Respect, love and be great.

With Friends


(c) Friends, The Caterpillar Shivered, 2019

There are days we walk alone,
Quiet with no-one to speak to,
They seem to go on-and-on,
Like an never ending issue.
***
Those days are few,
Thanks to you,
We walk together,
Whatever the weather.
***
There are days we feel lonely,
No-one here but our thoughts,
And we doubt ourselves loudly,
And judge ourselves lots.
***
But you come along,
And we sing a song,
I’m not alone,
When you are home.
***
There are days we are sad,
The world keeps us blue,
Everything seems so dark,
And all we need is a spark.
***
That spark is you,
A friend who shines through,
With you my sadness ends,
Everything is better with friends.

Do The Caterpillar


(c) Practicing With Shadows, The Caterpillar Shivered, 2019

Shuffle to the left,
Shuffle to the right,
Ruffle the cabbage,
And take a big bite.
***
Curl up from the cold,
And hide away for the night,
Avoid the birds,
And the bats that bite.
***
And when you grow up,
Wrap yourself up high,
Dangle from a twig,
And wait to take flight.