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When Grenfell Fell
by Sharon Morgan

Can you remember the day before the morning after?
When the clock kept ticking, the hours went by;
When your tasks were planned for the day;
Children getting ready for school
Parents getting ready for work
Families getting ready for holidays
Bills to pay, friends to meet, places to visit
Flats to clean when you have a flat.
Is it now a distant memory?


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Dad, I Long to drink Tea with you
by Sharon Morgan

Dad, I long to sit and drink tea with you
And laugh about memories of years gone by
To hear about the time when you and mum met
To hear about those days when you worked so hard and was paid so little,
but you coped.

Dad, I long to sit and drink tea with you
To hear the constant stirring of your cup, as your excitement stirs
Like a whirlpool when talking about my humorous days as a baby
With temper tantrums and chuckles

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To An Orphan Child
by Thomas Hardy

A Whimsey

AH, child, thou art but half thy darling mother's;
Hers couldst thou wholly be,
My light in thee would outglow all in others;
She would relive to me.
But niggard Nature's trick of birth
Bars, lest she overjoy,
Renewal of the loved on earth
Save with alloy.

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If only I had known
by Raina Hutchins

If only I had known I’d never hear your voice again
Or hear you whisper sweetly in my ear
I’d memorise each word of love you ever said to me
So when I'm all alone, your voice I’ll hear

If only I had known it was the last time I would see
The man I love with all my heart and soul
I would have held on tighter and kept you close to me
And never would have ever let you go


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I Shall Live Sad Without You
by Sharon Morgan

Tomorrow I will wake with the sun’s rising
While I harness the dawn of a day, new
With a wistful heart that will not dare to browse
The distant memories, vivid and lucid in their wake
And I shall live sad without you

Painted smiles with cracks
Affected by the coldness ascribed to my pain of heart
Which beats reluctantly but relentless
Lest it ceases to bear the burden

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Recent Loss Poems
When Grenfell Fell
by Sharon Morgan

Can you remember the day before the morning after?
When the clock kept ticking, the hours went by;
When your tasks were planned for the day;
Children getting ready for school
Parents getting ready for work
Families getting ready for holidays
Bills to pay, friends to meet, places to visit
Flats to clean when you have a flat.
Is it now a distant memory?


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Aaina and the Flight of the Migrants Part 1
by Sharon Morgan

Hush, little baby, do not cry
Mummy is going to give you a better life
Across the border, she will sail
Across the waters, through treacherous waters
She will persist
Through the blackness of the night
Through the relentless wind and rain
To give you a better life
Through sacrifice and pain
Huddled as sardines, clenching onto hope

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But For Me… It Was Magic
by Vania Lara

Everybody scuttled around in panic,
All alarm clocks go off as if possessed by some sort of magic.
I wake up to the noise and the brawl
For me, it was just another crazy day in the wormhole.
A family trip to a tourist site,
Ethereal feelings of pleasure, bring it might.
But for me, it would be just another crazy night.
A museum to revive the glory of the past.
I see walls decked with emotions that ever last.
Yet for me, they were just an unruly mix of colours splashed.

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I Shall Live Sad Without You
by Sharon Morgan

Tomorrow I will wake with the sun’s rising
While I harness the dawn of a day, new
With a wistful heart that will not dare to browse
The distant memories, vivid and lucid in their wake
And I shall live sad without you

Painted smiles with cracks
Affected by the coldness ascribed to my pain of heart
Which beats reluctantly but relentless
Lest it ceases to bear the burden

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John
by Ceyx Kingfisher

Running while I best abdicate,
Can’t let you dictate the rest.
Family familiar, failing foundling.
Wills and wells, halls and hells.
Walls and falls.
All’s well when whiles’ done.
My son, my son, Babylon.

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