Dedicted to the couple having a row outside our hotel rooom because he lost the key and the kid needs a poo. Seriously, just break up now. You’re doomed.

When bloom has failed and frangrance passed

and thorns now all that does remain

that into soft flesh dig and draw

tears scarlet which run down pale cheeks.

These nightimes fall without sunset

and lifeless love lies tossed aside

and joy once wild and filled with hope

sits silent, strangled, without voice.

Yet onwards, duty, oath’s fulfilled

and aching smiles speak not of pain

through days they shuffle, numb to loss

and into night , not to emerge



Author: Michael

Husband, dad,(ex)programmer, comic collector and proud Yorkshireman. I have no idea why im here or why im writing but i rather enjoy it. no great fan of punctuation;

8 thoughts on “Thorns”

  1. I mean to comment the other day how much I liked this and got distracted and did not. I’m convinced a book of these posts would be a big seller. I liked the October pictures and since I couldn’t comment on them there, did you grow the beard back; I seem to remember you shaved it off accidentally?

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  2. Do it – show what a versatile writer you are – will you use a pen name? I thought I remembered a post where it was shaved off accidentally. That hot this time of year in Spain – a fluke? I spent three weeks in Spain with friends in August 1974. She was born there, and spoke the language, so it was great. We travelled up the coast and went into little towns and with no language barrier could take in the historical places and get the small town flavor as well. I know what next month’s pics will feature. Safe travels Michael.

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  3. I savored each walk in pleasant weather – we had 7 inches (17 cms) of snow in 24 hours and today it is a “real fee” of 6 (-14 C) and icy … so glad I work from home but have to go shovel it.


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