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Last Night My Country Clapped Their Hands

Last night my country clapped their hands They stood out in the street Or opened a window up high To show the heroes We are here. …. Last night my country clapped their hands They came out from their houses And joined each other Together even though We are apart. … I cried when people

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Angels On Earth

Angels On Earth ….. And so the earth angels came together, to answer the call of humanity in crisis. They stepped forward without hesitation, to stand between us and the danger.  They have done so many times before.  But never quite like this. ….. The earth angels kissed their loved ones, one last time, before

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In The Quiet

In The Quiet…. I heard a little voice in the quiet It sounded like somebody said my name It sounded like your voice in the quiet As though you’re trying to help me rise again. ….. I told the little voice in the quiet I said that I was very scared indeed I felt your

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Before The Virus Came Along

Before the virus came along Life was fast and ruthless And the world spun like a wheel Going round. Before the virus came along People were busy and breathless Their lives lacked simple things Like time. When the virus came along The wheel was forced to brake Momentum lost its power And stopped. And people

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Heal the world poem/ pandemic poem

Whilst The World Is Locking Down

Whilst the world is locking down… Take the time to pause. To reset. To switch off and on again. Whilst the world is locking down. Take some time to reflect. To connect. In other ways. Whilst the world is locking down. Take the chance to look around. Inside your mind. Find what you need, in

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Don’t Fall In Love With A Body

Don’t fall in love with a body Bodies change. Fall in love with a laugh, or a twinkle in the eye. That way, should those blessings ever wane, you will do your best to bring them back. And we all need someone who wants to bring back our twinkle, someone who lives to make us laugh.

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What’s It Like To Be A Woman….

‘What’s it like to be a woman?” A little bird whispered in my ear. ‘Is it just like being human?’ Oh it is so much more, my dear. ——————————— We are the holders, we are the keepers, Of the secrets and the truth. We are the safe place in a storm, The creator of all

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Be Kind…

If you’re worried you’re not kind enough, Then you’re probably already so. Because kindness is within you, You just have to let it flow. It’s the wishing good on strangers, Even though your day is grey. It’s the smiling at the lady who Is getting in your way. It’s the little spoon of sugar, That

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And Still I Rise….

Still I Rise BY MAYA ANGELOU You may write me down in historyWith your bitter, twisted lies,You may trod me in the very dirtBut still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you?Why are you beset with gloom?’Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wellsPumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns,With

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Donna Ashworth Poem/ poem about women/ Ladies Pass It On Poem/ empowering women poem

Strong Women Break

Strong women break Strong women fall Strong women rise again. Strong women bend Strong women yield Strong women grow through pain.  Strong women fear Strong women falter Strong women do it anyway. Strong women doubt Strong women hurt Strong women make it look easy. Strong women make Strong women build Strong women, sister, friend, mother.

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Grief/loss

When I Am Gone

When I am gone, you can love me best By giving the parts of me away to whose who wait to die Or those who wait to see Or those who wait to live. And if you need me Put your arms around someone else  Someone who is worthy of your need And feel with

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Put Down Your Phone My Friend…

Put down your phone Look around There is life all around you Colours, sounds. There are people you love Sitting silent and lonely There are words to be said If you would only… Put down your phone. Put down your phone When breaking bread When lying in bed Your love by your head. You are

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I Hope You Live More Loudly

I hope you love more deeply. I hope you laugh hard. Every single day. I hope you learn to love yourself for just who you are, right now. I hope someone loves you the way you deserve to be loved. Completely. I hope your dreams make it into reality. I hope you feel the sun

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Let’s All Be A Little More ‘Hilda‘

Let’s all be a little more ‘Hilda’, I say Let’s squeeze so much joy into every day Let’s tackle new things with no fear of falling Let’s live for today and quit with the stalling Let’s show our true selves, in all of our glory Let’s remember each day, we are writing our story Let’s

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Better Days Are Coming

Better Days Are Coming Keep going, my friend. Keep your eyes to the sky. Keep letting in light. The morning is nigh. — Keep going, my darling. Keep hope in your soul. Each minute’s a victory. Each new day, a goal. — Keep going, my angel. You’re doing just fine. Today is your hell. Tomorrow

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Beneath The Sweater And The Skin

Beneath The Sweater And The Skin How many years of beauty do I have left? she asks me. How many more do you want? Here. Here is 34. Here is 50. When you are 80 years old and your beauty rises in ways your cells cannot even imagine now and your wild bones grow luminous

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I Hope You Find Someone…

I hope you find someone, who won’t let you face the darkness alone I hope you find someone, who listens; to your words and your silence I hope you find someone, who loves to make you laugh I hope you find someone, who sees you ∼ I hope you find someone, who wants to know

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HAVE THE COURAGE….

Have the courage To live as a whole To listen to your heart To talk to your soul To know who you are When others do not To look for the vibes To listen to thoughts Have the heart To shoulder the world To see that we’re one Whether man, boy or girl To understand

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When I Am Older…

When I am older, I will be louder And tell people just what I think. I will wear what I like and none of it will match I will live life right to the brink. When I am older, I will love every moment And forget all the nonsense of life. I’ll go straight for

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Silence Isn’t Golden

Silence Isn’t Golden I feel ‘Fine’, ‘OK’ , even ‘good’, the overused lies, Said on repeat, so the truth can still hide. Then out of nowhere a confidence to open that door, Just a small step, a shuffle, a mere slide on life’s floor. To you though it’s huge, you have achieved, Yet your subtlety’s

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WHEN I SAY I LOVE YOU MORE

I don’t mean that I love you more than you love me. I mean, that I love you… More than all the obstacles life will put in front of us. More than the distance between us. More than the sum of the hardships we will bear. More than the lure of any other life. More

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THE WISE OLD WOMAN

THE WISE OLD WOMAN I once met a wise old woman, whose face spoke of many hard years She was eager to part me her wisdom and her words surely moved me to tears. ‘Put it down’ she said with great passion ‘That load which you’re carrying there It was only supposed to be fleeting

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JUST SLOW DOWN

Slow down… slow down everything. your breathing your thinking your emotions your movements your words your listening slow it all down and you will feel life seeping in through the gaps. ideas seeping in, joy seeping in, solutions seeping in, peace seeping in, love seeping in. if you will only just slow down.  

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HE

He …is the ying to my yang, the sane to my mad and the mad to my sane. He …is the moon to my sun; we each have our turn to shine. He …is the spark to my match some days, the water to my fire on others. He …is often both the rock and

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AFTER A WHILE

AFTER A WHILE You learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul And you learn love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t always mean security. And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t always promises and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and

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DEAR WOMAN,

  Dear Woman, Sometimes You’ll just be too much woman. Too smart, Too beautiful, Too strong. Too much of something That makes a man feel like less of a man, Which will start making you feel like you have to be less of a woman. The biggest mistake you can make Is removing jewels from

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I’VE LEARNED…

I’ve learned…. That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person. I’ve learned…. That when you’re in love, it shows. I’ve learned …. That just one person saying to me, ‘You’ve made my day!’ makes my day. I’ve learned…. That having a child fall asleep in your arms is

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WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?

WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF Sugar & Spice and all things nice? Hell no… Little girls are made of smarts, intuition, empathy and determination. And that’s just for starters. As they grow into women it becomes very clear that little girls are made of something very strong indeed. Strong with the softest centre and

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DO NOT GO GENTLY INTO THE NIGHT

We are here for but a short time but if you are fighting against the wind of change, it can feel like a life-sentence. Instead of an adventure. It should feel like a wonderful adventure. You have been growing and changing since the day you were born, nothing new there. Embrace the changes, embrace the

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You Won’t Find Me In There…

Don’t define me by my size You won’t find me in there See no measure in my thighs Or the colour of my hair Don’t judge me on possessions Or holidays I take Don’t take note of my jewellery Or the money I may make I’m a mixture of emotions All rolled into a form

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NOVEMBER

Hello November… Darker days, cosy nights. Everywhere, twinkly lights. Time to think about your year, A calm before the festive cheer. Grab your loved ones. Hold them tight. Enjoy the peace. Keep shining bright.

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HEY YOU…OUT THERE

Hey you…out there You think you’re on your own You think you are the only one Who’s gazing at their phone. You think the world is turning and you’re just stuck in time That everyone is laughing, dancing, drinking wine. You think that everyone has someone holding them so tight You think that everyone is

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MIRROR MIRROR

Mirror Mirror On The Wall, I do not care if I’m big or small. You see, I found out long ago, That looking at you brings such woe. And so, instead, I looked within, And decided then that I’d begin, To see myself clear in my head, And take away the mirror dread. So now

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THE SNAP

THE SNAP There is only so much a girl can take, only so much weight she will bear in silence. If you push and push, and pick and pick, and prod and poke me. There will come a day when I will stop bending and I will snap. When I snap, no matter how much

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LOSE

DOWNLOAD PRINT ABOVE   LOSE Lose your cares, lose your fears but never lose your wonder. Never lose the way you’re so excited by the thunder. Lose your shame, lose your chains but never lose your spark. The burning, churning essence that’s shining from your heart. Lose your worries, lose your way but never lose

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SHE’S COMING HOME

SHE’S COMING HOME She changed her face, she changed her hair She changed the way she talked She changed her clothes, she changed her nose She changed the way she walked She lived the dream, she saw the world She made it on her own She bought the things, she wore the rings She did

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HEAVEN

HEAVEN “Follow me”, she said, “I’m going somewhere new. It’s not a place on any map, it’s deep inside of you. You can’t get there by car, or boat or any train, You get there just by feeling, by switching off your brain. It’s far beyond the madness, far beneath your fear. Under all the

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BURN BRIGHTLY

Burn Brightly Make Waves Live loudly Sparkle Fiercely Love Wildly Care Deeply Speak Truthfully Listen Carefully Touch Tenderly Eat Deliciously Smile Randomly Dream Imaginatively Laugh Contagiously Dance Freely Forgive Faultlessy Give Endlessly Wake Excitedly Sleep Peacefully See Vividly Burn Brightly Make Waves Live loudly Sparkle Fiercely      

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FINE

FINE I’m balanced on a knife edge, running out of time. My heart’s exploding in my ears but still I say ‘I’m fine’. I’m hoping you won’t notice, yet praying that you care My world is turning inside out, no one can reach me there. I’m swimming for the surface, I’m using all I’ve left

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SPINNING PLATES

Sometimes, you have to drop a few plates Watch them smash on the ground And shout, ‘this is my circus, I’m tired of being a clown… I am the ringmaster now – and I decide who stays, I decide who sits to watch, I decide who pays. This tightrope – it’s far too high and

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SWEET CHILD OF MINE

  You’ve closed your bright eyes now my darling, You’ve given your all to this day. And now that you’re sleeping so soundly, There’s so much that I want to say I’m sorry I didn’t play longer, You begged me for just one more game. I regret all the times I ignored you I’m truly

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