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Poetry from within

A Fair wind is Blowing

Think back to those days not long ago

When happiness prevailed

And you rode on the wave of Lifeís ocean

On the ship of Love you sailed

The sky above was cloudless

The water a sparkling blue

And then the world was your oyster

Out there and waiting for you

But the path of life is not quite the same

With many a twist and a turn

And it is only as we grow older

There are frailties that we learn

Which are there it seems to taint the joys

That you and your Family once knew

Though itís hard at times to realize

The way to see the problems though

That the hand that youíve now been dealt

In this game of Life youíre playing

Can only be handled with love and compassion

And I know it goes without saying

That theyíre both there in abundance

And perhaps to set you free

From the sadness that is within you

About the Mum of your Family

So open wide the windows

Of this sad and lonely room

Which brings you this anxiety

Full of sorrow and gloom

Unlock these doors of misery

With arms wide and an open heart

And enjoy the Spring and the flowers in bloom

To welcome to your world a new start

Encourage some happiness back into your life

At the end of that tunnel is light

A solution to your problems is waiting for you

Not far away but out of sight

The decisions you made were hard ones

To bring to the end the pain

And now with your growing confidence

Mum will soon be walking again

So look boldly again to the future

Erase sadness and sorrow from your mind

And youíll sail again on Lifeís Ocean

And leave your troubles in the wake behind.

3rd April 2009

Dennis Shrubshall