Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Single Flower

Single Flower

'Cause when you're in your darkest hour
And all of the light just fades away
When you're like a single flower whose colours have turned to shades of gray
Well hang on and be strong


Half awake and half in dreams
Seeing long forgotten scenes
So the present runs into the past
Now and then become entwined, playing games within my mind
Like the embers as they die
Love was one prolonged good-bye
And it all comes back to me tonight
In the gloom
Like an angel passing through my room

Monday, 22 December 2008

The Christmas Tree

Prompt today from HSMSHS is Tree
A perennial plant with a single stem or trunk and closely associated with Christmas. Show 'Tree' in your space

Lyrics from Rocking Around The Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee

Rocking around the Christmas tree
At the Christmas party hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see
Every couple tries to stop
Rocking around the Christmas tree,
Let the Christmas spirit ring
Later we'll have some pumpkin pie
And we'll do some caroling

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

No Gold Pavements

Prompt from HSMSHS is Gold

A yellow precious metal and one of the gifts of the 3 kings at Christmas. Show us some gold in your space today

Lyrics from White Room by Eric Clapton

In the white room with black curtains near the station.
Blackroof country, no gold pavements, tired starlings.
Silver horses ran down moonbeams in your dark eyes.
Dawnlight smiles on you leaving, my contentment.

Monday, 15 December 2008


Prompt from HSMSHS is Bauble

A small trinket for christmas tree decoration. Show us a bauble in your space today.

They All Come Out

They All Come Out
Lyrics from Itchycoo Park by the Small Faces

I feel inclined to blow my mind
Get hung up feed the ducks with a bun
They all come out to groove about
Be nice and have fun in the sun

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Mother Arrested After Death OF ME Sufferer

A mother has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the alleged mercy killing of her daughter, who had been seriously ill with ME for 17 years.
At the age of 14 years Lynn Gilderdale 31 , was struck down by ME - an illness greatly misunderstood .
Since her diagnosis with ME (myalgic encephalopathy) she had required looking after around the clock, and her mother Kay, 54, was her full-time carer.
An inquest into her death was opened and adjourned at Hastings Corners Court.
Once Sussex police have completed their enquiries, the case file will be passed to the Crime Prosecution Service (CPS) to decide if there is enough evidence to bring charges of murder or manslaughter.

I did not know Lynn, but I do know her face The 25% ME Group and I do know her illness.
My thoughts are with her family, especially her mother.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

A Ant's Perspective Part 1

A Ant's Perspective Part 1

Don't tread on an ant you'll end up black and blue
You cut off his head
Legs come looking for you

A Ant's Perspective Part 2

A Ant's Perspective Part 2

Don't tread on an ant he's done nothing to you
There might come a day
When he's treading on you

The Coldest Winter

Prompt from HSMSHS is Winter
The final season of the year, show us Winter in your space

Lyrics from Mandolin Wind by Rod Stewart

Oh the snow fell without a break
Buffalo died in the frozen fields you know
Through the coldest winter in almost fourteen years
I couldnt believe you kept a smile
Now I can rest assured knowing that we've seen the worst
And I know I love ya

Friday, 5 December 2008

Special Gift

Finally, I have managed to do a HSMSHS prompt.
Something given willingly to someone without payment. Show us a gift from your space today

The Gift
Lyrics from Dear Landlord by Janis Joplin

Each of us has his own special gift
Don't you know that it's got to be true
And if you don't underestimate me,
I'll tell you one thing
I won't underestimate you