swollen

my heart is swelled
fat full and brimming
a surfeit cornucopia
each beat a pulse of love
for you, for all of you
my family, my people
my precious, precious ones
and to my heart
I hold you tight
and tender

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light

if the end seems far out of sight
angle your face towards the light
the shadows it will chase away
and brighten up the darkest day

though your pain can be hard to bear
you will surely find comfort there
and if your heart is sore and sad
know that this light will make you glad

but each new day brings wind and rain
it seems the sun won’t shine again
where is it that I’ll find this light?
the chance of sunny spells is slight

the light is in your children’s eyes
it glows there in your partner’s guise
it shines out in your cat’s loud purr
it softly lies in pet’s soft fur

so see the light and let it in
remember there is joy within
there is much more to life than pain
and you have everything to gain

so stop and feel the light of love
this light’s not just from sky above
let all your darkness melt away
now in love’s arms you gently lay

 

This is an attempt at a Cyhydedd Fer, which is a form of Welsh poetry. To be honest I’m not entirely sure about rhyming … I wonder if it makes a poem seem less real, and more like a Nursery Rhyme, but I like the traditions and sometimes like to give them a go. I hope you feel the positive message of this poem, whether or not you enjoy a rhyme!

to you

in this life that I live
   with its ups and its downs
      with its tears and its frowns

when I’m often in pain
   and feeling so weary
      so tired and dreary

in this wild head of mine
   where the worries swirl round
      anxieties abound

where golden honey’d glow
   can swiftly change its hue
      to deepest darkest blue

in this life that I live …

      there’s YOU

and no matter what
   brings me down
      you always
            lift me UP
               ’til I’m flying
                  above all the clouds
                     and I’m happy inside
                        where it matters the most

I can’t tell you
   enough
how you changed me
   for good
and how precious
   you are
how I love you
   so much

so much more than too

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