Author Archives: Helen

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.

Build

We will build this city on ideas On stories from our childhood On inspiration’s glorious wings Until our hearts arise And sing This library of wonder For us and us alone Our truest home We will make our home on … Continue reading

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I Yearn

I yearn for something I cannot name I sometimes see it out of the corner of my eye Or dancing in the fire’s flame An ethereal understanding Or a test or ritual that if I pass through I’ll never be … Continue reading

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Fallen

I come for the fallen At the break of day Tears and lamenting I carry away The souls of the finest The brave and the true Lost to their families Lost to you I come for the fallen I wish … Continue reading

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The Lights

The glorious lights Awakened my soul Quenched a thirst I did not even know I had Until the colour Opened my eyes To the testament of the All So small I fell Before beauty immemorial I cannot hope To touch … Continue reading

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We Burn

We seek the tree Axis mundi Centrepiece of all reality We seek On dried land it dwells Parched of life force As souls that fell Dwindle down Into private hells We make our pledges All we can learn From sacrifice … Continue reading

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Sacrifice

Centuries deep This sacrifice sleeps Beneath our hearts Words whispered Heads bowed Unaware We cannot know The pain that was felt The blood that flowed Stories still told Centuries old Where faith starts When we weep On our knees By … Continue reading

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Bubbles

You blew your bubbles into the air The sweetest love heart Shimmering there That morning was perfect Beyond compare Just seeing you Hovering there Your wondrous bubbles floating so high The songs that you sang Just like a sigh Our … Continue reading

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Piece by Piece

Piece by piece The lines of regret Take their place Soft and slow The patience of time On my face In my limbs These strange aches and pains Haunt my sleep Failing flesh All of the secrets I can keep … Continue reading

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Schoolyard

In dreams I return to the schoolyard Call them nightmares perhaps That is more fitting For I never dream of gentler times Of childhood friends Indeed my mind wanders To the fights and schemes and broken dreams That formed me … Continue reading

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Metropolis

This vast city shimmers Along the shoreline Mirroring icy glittering beauty Of a thousand lights So beautiful tonight I could almost believe In a heaven somewhere Far away And yet like this Metropolis But underneath the beauty Lurks the truths … Continue reading

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