My Whispering Willow

(in honour of my Guardian Angel)

As I light the bonfire
The wind brushes against my ear
I hear a whisper
Stand back from the flames…

How many times have you whispered to me?

I hear you in the mornings
When I’m desperately trying…
To lift my head off the pillow

There are days…
When I don’t feel like even…
But then you whisper
Get that coffee down
and face the day with a smile

And I do as you bid me to

I look in the mirror and though sometimes…
I don’t like the look of the person
Looking back at me…
You’re there, too…
Looking over my shoulder,

And I smile ‘caus’ you remind me…
That God commands you to watch over me
And I know I’m safe
And I’m grateful for another day
With my Whispering Willow

Shank’s Mare

I love to walk. Not only am I exercising but it’s free and I feel free!

Life’s shackles can be cumbersome so I relish throwing on my walking gear and heading down the open road.

Music accompanies me on my rambles, be it to the sides of hills, or to a leafy wood.

A Northface jacket is essential. Keen’s manufacture a great brand of sandal; they are both stylish and wearable even if a little pricey.

A Sony Walkman is now very competitively priced and because most of us have Smartphones, there is no excuse for not having your favourite downloads, podcasts and djs’ at the tap of a button.

I like my own company and because I’m a writer, I am mindful of my beautiful surroundings.

Swarms of starlings circumnavigate sycamore trees, while a black-eyed cocker spaniel pees against the wind. A graceful swan bows to the beauty of the band Elbow as I soak in the rhythms of A Day Like This.

A three mile walk gives me the stamina I require to take on the tasks my day requires.