Tag Archives: friendship

The Little Bully

For the two months since her school report had arrived in the post, ten year old Efua McKie could speak of nothing else but about being a monitor when the new school year began at the St. Simon’s Prep School … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Missing Mangoes

It was summer and Hylton McKie had managed to persuade his son that his grandchildren: Efua, Alexander and Sylvester, would enjoy spending two weeks with him in the country.  Their grandfather lived in Hanover with Auntie Lorna – far away from Bridgeport … Continue reading

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Just stay the course

Just stay the course, we chant to ourselves, keeping pace on our journey begun so long ago. To walk the path to certain damnation, knowingly, for twenty-two, too short, long years, requires courage untold. To ignore the gratuitous din, the tempting promise … Continue reading

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I lied… (An open letter to a friend)

          At Home 1 April 2014 Dear Friend, I’m sorry to say that I lied to you.  I told you, about two or three days ago, that the Universe wasn’t a kind place.  This isn’t true. When … Continue reading

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I am grateful for…

I am grateful for my many blessings. However, I’m especially grateful for:  The fact that this year has been a good one at work.  We are celebrating our 20th Anniversary and, as at 30 May 2015, we have had five very … Continue reading

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Hvorfor græder du, min ven?

  Hvorfor græder du, min ven? Ved du ikke at alle grønne blade ville dø Var det ikke for den brændende sol, and den piskende regn? Ville sød musik overfalde dine ører hvis din violinstreng var slap, Eller hvis komponisten … Continue reading

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Letter to Sor

I suppose you’ve figured it out by now; today was a hard one for me. So, I’ve reached for these poems, and for you, for solace. I tried to write something about a girl on the train ride home tonight, … Continue reading

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Night Train to Aarhus

  *For my friend, Søren Schack Andersen. I’ve sent you a thought, my dear; a subliminal message to say that I need to thank you for the light left on in your carriage that night, as I travelled, no longer … Continue reading

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Dirty Kisses

Dirty kisses: sometimes they’re stolen, exchanged between lovers who do not really belong to each other. Then they’re hungry, angry, clinging, not knowing if the yearning lust that drives them will be sated. These bring out the claws: hers leave … Continue reading

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Empty Nest

* For my friend, Alex. The silken web, woven for protection, offers little against man’s caprice. Try as I might, I do nothing to soften my calluses. Shards of glass aimed at my heart, warn me of impending danger. Yet, … Continue reading

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