6 Feb 1996 – A poem for my Mum
Beauty and Grace
none other can compare,
Four decades and some
and not a wrinkle does she bear;
Advice she give so freely
harmonising every situation,
Love enhancing day by day
it’s in her heart, no obligation;
She is the lady who gave me life,
She is my Mother, my Father’s wife.
20 Mar 1996 – A poem for my Dad
Father of us three
Husband with an unprecedented wife,
You are everything to Janine, Wayne and Me.
demanding, yet compassionate;
but sociable and contagious;
rigid yet concerned;
A man of distinguished talents
A man of admiration;
No one could be as loving as you,
No one could be as loved as you.
A dead calm ocean, a melting hot day,
to a thousand islands, sail me far away;
Though rough may be the seas,
tough times along the way,
out there between the blue,
is where my heart will stay.
29 March 1996
Cascases of fire, I burn with desire,
I am ice, melting in your image
I am a river, bursting it’s bank
I am an ocean smashing on the shore
I am a sleepless soul searching for an irredeemable angel.
With your powerful glance you enter me,
your breath, warm against my aching body,
your scent simmering in our heat,
your eloquent voice rhythems my pounding heart
consuming my soul and bleeding me of all apathy.
My mouth is dry
I await your moise kiss,
one sensual touch and I am an exploding volcano.
But then comes an ominous dawn
I am left a perplexed apparition
meandering a skeleton coast.
One moonless night
one numb emotion
one callous passion.
We are one turbulent sea apart.
The raven rain to obey.