Tuesday, October 23, 2018


- a lighthearted trip down memory lane babbling about age joints (a different kind) that ache in rain

babbling about age

joints (a different kind)
that ache in rain
sounds of oohs and aaahs
stiff bones - (sat too long)
bending with a sock

wrinkles (don't get me started)
tired arches - heels too high
energy zapped
end of the day (do I have to cook)
tablets - herbs- vitamins
body rattles walking pharmacy

one could ask (no I do ask)
how much to they alleviate
placebos of the mind
thinking of ahead
walking sticks (possibly frames)
be gone with you

for ageing brings memories
smack bang - the hippocampus
of daisy chains
Hendrix - Joplin
laughter sitting cross legged
gunji - beer

music deafening
rattling walls - parents
banging loud on doors
escaping through the
flywire screens -
just a sleep over at my

riding bareback
flirting with the boys
hikes in forests
watching the sunrise
all night movie marathons
popcorn - hugs in the

age - best not to think
of what is left - how to
mark our days
think of
who we were
what we did
we may be older
but inside (where we live)
nothing's really changed


About the Writer

I am the Author of The Empty Nest- A Mother's Hidden Grief. (EPub) This is available through Lulu and Amazon. The memoir is the story of my life as a mother, with an emphasis on the unspoken grief, which accompanies the process of letting go of one’s children as they grow up. As much as a mother loves her children, she must endure, at many stages of their growth, the pain of losing them. The inevitable “cutting of the ties” culminates when the day arrives for her children to leave home. For many women, this time coincides with profound personal changes of menopause and fiftieth birthdays. My own recent experience of this process prompted me to revisit my life as a mother, and to delve into the journals which I had kept since I was pregnant with my two daughters, some twenty years ago. The journals reveal the learning curves of motherhood and I was able to use this material to form both the chronological backbone of the memoir, and to expose the “heart” of the story in the touching and personal moments that I had recorded. Here are the links if you are interested.
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