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'The only thing that is constant is change' was quoted by Heraclitus a Greek philosopher. He was referring to universal flux. My universe has been in a state of flux for several years. So much has changed in my life that I feel as if at the age of 70 I am starting all over again. I have to acknowledge that although I have taken a break from WDC for quite a while it is responsible for the start of my journey into a very different way of life. The support and encouragement that I received at a time when I was struggling with inner turmoil helped me to change direction and I hope in time I can share my journey. I have found me. I am back!
The phrase 'joy and sorrow share the water' in a book by Mitch Albom prompted this song.
Rated: E
~320 Words
*Dollar* 75 GPs per review
Other, Parenting, Philosophy
Type: Lyrics
Updated about a month ago
    Rated: E · Personal · #2036553
    April Fool is a song I co-wrote for April 1st. Included is a short explanation of the day.
    Rated: E · Other · #2035840
    An English factual historical event now the fascinating story is in my song.
    Rated: ASR · Emotional · #1992071
    I wrote this for a golden wedding. Alzheimer's meant Don no longer knew Hilary, his wife.
    Rated: E · Personal · #1992052
    I'm not going to start at the beginning - I'm going to start at the end!
    Rated: E · Personal · #1243386
    Photographs used in either my book or items.
    Rated: ASR · Emotional · #1243363
    Songs uploaded without the words.
    Rated: ASR · Emotional · #1244867
    My very good friend Gerry Coates recorded 5 of my songs in a recording studio.
    Rated: E · Personal · #1735123
    A song that expresses exactly how I feel about Christmas.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #1616666
    I wrote this on Remembrance Sunday after watching the service on television
    Rated: E · Emotional · #1598768
    Written as a tribute to all who were lost on 9/11/2001 and also to all who survived.
    Rated: E · Tribute · #1579063
    A tribute to those who died and those who survived the 07/07/2005 London bombings
    Rated: E · Personal · #1576639
    This song's now been recorded by Sara Spade for my husband's 65th birthday,10th July.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #1560022
    Sung before written on a beach in Ireland.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #1559977
    I wrote this song sitting in the mountains in the fantastic 'Ring of Kerry' Eire
    Rated: E · Relationship · #1556652
    This song I wrote while visiting Australia last year. Sara Spade recorded it today.
    Rated: E · Personal · #1551864
    I wrote these lyrics for St. George's Day.
    Rated: E · Other · #1525466
    This has been written for a contest entry.
    Rated: E · Contest · #1525280
    This is an entry for a contest.
    Rated: E · Personal · #1525222
    A song I wrote as snow was falling today and also remembering 1961/1962's snowfall
    Rated: E · Emotional · #1524897
    I walked in the heaviest snowfall for eighteen years here in the UK and found....
    Rated: E · Experience · #1516822
    One step forward and three backwards describes my year so far. So I wrote this song.
    Rated: 13+ · Emotional · #1493411
    I want to honour all those who have sacrificed their lives to enable others to live.
    Rated: E · Personal · #1485096
    A song in praise of autumn. Season and life.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #1479255
    Dedicated to my dearest friend, my husband Rod, on our 41st wedding anniversary 30/09/2008
    Rated: E · Other · #1464258
    Written after one of those late night conversations with old friends.....
    Rated: E · Personal · #1459085
    A discussion on the TV asked viewers what they thought was their Heaven and Earth...
    Rated: 13+ · Emotional · #1447828
    Brave people caught up in the London terrorist bombs (7/7) 3 years ago today.
    Rated: 13+ · Emotional · #1403825
    I'm in Australia on holiday, a concert in Sydney when Marlene Cummins sang the blues..
    Rated: 13+ · Emotional · #1403803
    There are many kinds and causes of bruises
    Rated: 13+ · Death · #1389041
    Death appears to be stalking the innocent! To kill seems to be in fashion!
    Rated: E · Environment · #1381962
    My new apartment has a sloping fanlight. The sun's rays reflect through crystal ornaments
    Rated: E · Entertainment · #1381945
    I wanted to try a new pattern of rythm and rhyme and I liked the idea of mind dancing.
    Rated: E · Personal · #1360078
    After an emotional upheaval I have moved to a place with no sense of past.
    Rated: 18+ · Thriller/Suspense · #1341304
    I've edited and I hope improved my first ever short story. It used to end with Melanie.
    Rated: E · Personal · #1332935
    Twenty-one years ago Mum died, my bittersweet memories today just would not let me be.
    Rated: E · Tribute · #1287421
    This poem is dedicated to all those affected by the London bombings 07/07/2005
    Rated: E · Personal · #1242764
    A song I've written, based on a phrase I've always used to give me courage.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #1234131
    Happy St Patrick's Day. My Irish Song written in the Ring of Kerry July 2006.
    Rated: 13+ · Romance/Love · #1217852
    To Rod, my darling husband, my valentine. Our love story.
    Rated: 13+ · Tragedy · #1213514
    Abuse of vulnerable elderly. This song is to raise awareness of a hidden growing problem
    Rated: 13+ · Community · #1212471
    For carers, organisations and you. In the UK 500,000 cases of vulnerable adult abuse
    Rated: 13+ · Community · #1212468
    The shocking fact is that abuse of elderly and vulnerable people is increasing.
    Rated: E · Personal · #1200091
    The poem speaks for itself, darkness edged by light, despair tinged with hope.
    Rated: E · Personal · #1200079
    I've always wished to write with a feather plumed pen and dip the nib in an ink-well.
    Rated: E · Personal · #1200058
    I don't want to be cold and unfeeling but I need an anaesthetic to dull the pain.
    Rated: E · Personal · #1200035
    Written when I 've never felt so unsure of my future, in nursing, in writing or in health.
    Rated: 13+ · Tribute · #1177687
    Written on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 88 years on, Armistice Day.
    Rated: 13+ · Emotional · #1172727
    Yet again I've written on a beach, this time on holiday in Crete.
    Rated: E · Romance/Love · #1163013
    Dedicated to a very special man, Rod, on our 39th wedding anniversary 30/09/06
    Rated: ASR · Emotional · #1154626
    An ordinary day, my only day off that week, in the UK.
    Rated: ASR · Emotional · #1154464
    9/11 The day a nation, and I, will never forget.
    Rated: E · Personal · #1149228
    Sad, times in the NHS, I pray I win this fight, for it is for honour, morality and right
    Rated: 13+ · Philosophy · #1143408
    This song is really important to me. The tune is haunting. It must be sung!
    Rated: 13+ · Emotional · #1143398
    Amidst the peace of mountains and sea,, Even on holiday the news is disturbing.
    Rated: 13+ · Emotional · #1128471
    In memory of all those affected by the bombings in London July 7th 2005
    Rated: 13+ · Personal · #1124814
    I failed to save someone, although I had tried. I stood by the sea to find peace...
    Rated: 13+ · Emotional · #1124772
    A Tribute To Tim.
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #1097747
    Light after dark, calm after turmoil, hope after despair. It is Spring a time for renewal.
    Rated: 13+ · Inspirational · #1097287
    Not just an acrosstic poem but a story using rhyme. Happy St George's Day 23rd April
    Rated: E · Emotional · #1092268
    Imagine someone so in love that they clutch at straws and take all that time allows.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #1088625
    I was present as an elderly man held the hand of his wife as she died aged 87.
    Rated: E · Romance/Love · #1071027
    Dedicated to the love of my life, my husband Rod. Met 1962, married 1967, still in love.
    Rated: E · Friendship · #1040780
    There is rhythm and a beat to Christmas time. It starts slowly then swells to a crescendo
    Rated: 13+ · Emotional · #1040469
    My recent health problems faded into insignificance two weeks ago....Please pray with me.
    Rated: E · Personal · #1032295
    Trying to give myself and others inspiration. Dedicated to all nurses & those recovering.
    Rated: E · Experience · #1032285
    I lost my way for a little while....
    Rated: E · Romance/Love · #1016655
    After my heart attack I feel so thankful to have reached my 38th wedding anniversary.
    Rated: ASR · Emotional · #988714
    Dedicated to all the victims of the London atrocities July 7th 2005.
    Rated: ASR · Emotional · #984494
    Make poverty history. IT IS POSSIBLE!
    Rated: E · Relationship · #977126
    This is for a couple, close to me, nervous of committing, perhaps they are too close?
    Rated: E · Personal · #977047
    I do not live near the sea but it is in my blood, and I feel its seductive pull.
    Rated: E · Nature · #977036
    Setting: Murky November day, me rushing into the bedroom for washing, looked out.....
    Rated: E · Personal · #975581
    Wild Flowers, childhood and memories, past present and I hope future wanderings.
    Rated: E · Romance/Love · #956339
    Married 37 years last September 30th.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #956301
    I started this last September in Athens. One of my favourite places on earth.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #956264
    I thought that it was time for some tongue-in-cheek humour.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #952225
    A loved one who is far away, or a lost loved one, or even God? Make of it what you will.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #951513
    I need this sung to me today but originally it was intended for a musical.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #950174
    A poem for all Irish people away from Ireland on St. Patrick's Day
    Rated: E · Nature · #949452
    As Spring returns thoughts turn to birth, renewal, and a stirring of hibernating emotions.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #946991
    This is dedicated to Hilary my sister-in-law whose husband Don has Alzheimers.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #946430
    Often a person has a relationship that failed but there are memories and special dates....
    Rated: E · Relationship · #944849
    Sometimes the greatest loneliness comes when you are with someone.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #944103
    Now a paranoid schizaphrenic & very dangerous. My thoughts when my foster daughter was 9
    Rated: E · Emotional · #944030
    Dedicated to all couples who are experiencing a breakdown in communication.
    Rated: E · Experience · #943586
    I turned away a door to door salesman and then I got to thinking......
    Rated: 18+ · Death · #943216
    Just thoughts.
    Rated: E · Nature · #943188
    A flower growing on a rough piece of ground in Malta.
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #943175
    I wrote this for Katybear Ronnie on the sad loss of his sister Gaye.
    Rated: 13+ · Emotional · #943164
    This is written for a close friend of mine who is divorcing after 23 years of marriage.
    Rated: E · Personal · #942715
    Experiences of a Creative Writing Course.
    Rated: E · Romance/Love · #940126
    A St. Valentine's Day Poem
    Rated: 13+ · Horror/Scary · #939696
    My first attempt at a slightly scary poem. I wanted to try an abba quatrain poem.
    Rated: E · Personal · #939683
    A journey of discovery, to find out if I could write. A creative writing course.
    Rated: E · Personal · #937454
    Thinking is open to anybody, rich or poor. I do hope that my thinking makes you think.
    Rated: E · Personal · #937412
    May and George sat down on a bench overlooking the river.
    Rated: 18+ · Contest · #937276
    Love comes in all forms, something I read gave me this idea.
    Rated: E · Personal · #936482
    My feelings about writing my poetry on the internet.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #936321
    This is a song that a girl sings to her partner who is treating her badly.
    Rated: E · Personal · #935818
    Just a few thoughts I had about the open and shut options for living....
    Rated: E · Romance/Love · #934983
    This poem is dedicated to my husband
    Rated: E · Personal · #934969
    Not everyone likes poetry.....
    Rated: 13+ · Experience · #934965
    This is a common trait where I work. Betrayal is hard to forgive.
    Rated: E · Other · #934892
    These are the feelings that swamped me as I waited with my foster son and daughter.
    Rated: E · Tragedy · #932395
    The first bodies of the Swedish Tsunami victims came home this week.
    Rated: E · Death · #932364
    The story of an Indonesian fisherman on the day of the disaster and after...
    Rated: E · Emotional · #932348
    A True story, everyone ran away from the sea but one woman ran towards the deadly wave.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #931979
    1st anniversary of Betty's death. Anger and I'm hurting still. (see Holding Hands)
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #931961
    I am just a small insignificant person but together we could.....
    Rated: E · Emotional · #925285
    Just a routine day for a staff nurse and HCA (Health Care Assistant).
    Rated: E · Romance/Love · #925216
    A passionate, special, first love is over but just as a new year begins...
    Rated: E · Death · #922777
    This is for all readers. I know others share with me the shock of the recent tragedy.
    Rated: E · Family · #920187
    So many people are apart and at special family times we think of, and remember them
    Rated: E · Personal · #917743
    To wish every reader a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #917715
    When our loved ones are far away there are no boundaries, to our hearts, thoughts, minds..
    Rated: E · Personal · #915605
    In a paradise setting, in Greece recently, the clouds were gathering and inspired this...
    Rated: E · Personal · #915588
    This is dedicated to Joan and all others who like myself are terrified of flying.
    Rated: E · Personal · #915567
    I wrote this 29th November 2004 for my daughter Amber's 22nd birthday.
    Rated: E · Entertainment · #914671
    An acrostic poem, not for any reason other than the fun of writing it.
    Rated: E · Nature · #914622
    The contrasts of winter, nature and Christmas. My acrostic poem for a contest.
    Rated: E · Contest · #912365
    A poem written for an Acrostic Poem Contest
    Rated: E · Opinion · #911935
    When opportunity knocks on your door, do you accept or reject the chance to change?
    Rated: E · Horror/Scary · #911931
    People react to terror in different ways.
    Rated: E · Personal · #911390
    This is my entry into the 'Touch My Heart' contest
    Rated: E · Personal · #910639
    This was me from the age of 5. When I was 8 there was a murder in my lane...
    Rated: E · Personal · #910631
    Every day a variety of faces are worn like masks.
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #910536
    Arrow verses pointing the way...
    Rated: E · Nature · #910335
    I have a love hate relationship with winter. I hate the cold but...
    Rated: E · Personal · #910325
    A great country in so many ways.
    Rated: 18+ · Adult · #909374
    Written as a result of the contrasts, old and young, I observed in Miami July 2004.
    Rated: E · Experience · #909308
    On holiday in Florida this July I came across... This patriotic poem is the result.
    Rated: E · Experience · #909008
    I visited Soweto in 1997 and some impressions have never left me....
    Rated: E · Death · #908536
    This is written for all those whose mothers have died whether recently or long ago.
    Rated: E · Personal · #908530
    Dedicated to my friend Val who had emergency surgery last Monday on her eye.
    Rated: E · Personal · #908060
    In response to a challenge set by a reviewer of:- 'So! No! Go'!