Author Archives: helenvalentina

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.

Be A Storm

Be a storm in my life she begged I have lived too long In quiet solitude My shutters drawn Against the weather All its forms And so now I grow weary Of my comfort And I yearn For the storm … Continue reading

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Judgement

Judgement is most harsh When it’s fair Capturing the truth Blind she holds the scales Cannot see Who bends at her feet If the balance tips Favours one Of the powerful Honesty will fall Bleed away Till we’ve lost it … Continue reading

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Sonnet

  Profundity of prose is not my goal I rarely think of speaking to the wise A poet’s words should ravage through your soul And wake from sleep the dullest care-worn eyes So if by chance some measured rhyme atones … Continue reading

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Precious

These precious things We tend Patient and strong Our seedlings small Will grow Before too long Our silent voices Yet will rise To perfect song And find our place Our precious home Where we belong (c ) Helen Valentina 2018

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Peaceful

I am peaceful I am flying Towards the horizon The rising sun I am grateful So content With bread I’ve baked And cloth I’ve spun I am ready I am willing To take the reins of What’s begun I am … Continue reading

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All Your Colours

I remember all your colours I don’t think you ever saw them Always searching for the more You were blind to all within And perhaps it was your mother’s words The balm of yesteryear That held you such a prisoner … Continue reading

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Diversity

Where would we be Without such rich diversity Without each unique identity So many colours In our sea? To strip such colour here away Become the bland, the drab and grey What price we’d pay for us to be So … Continue reading

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The Forest

I go to the forest at night If only in my mind To find a tranquility In darkened paths And moonlit creeks As if within the mystery I seek My own heart Deep in the forest at night I find … Continue reading

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Above it All

We float above it all This glorious shining city Of the free We sing across the spheres Triumphant glory songs For the free Adrift among the stars We cannot lose our way When we are free The universe is ours … Continue reading

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To Wear The Crown

Sweet thing so worthy To wear the crown And bear the sorrow That power brings You are here chosen From all around To witness tomorrows Where heaven sings And all your pains And all your pains Are offered up As … Continue reading

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