Author Archives: Helen

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.

Darkness Castle

The tour guide promised a visit to an historic site ‘steeped in blood and mystery.’ They called it the ‘Darkness Castle’. It was abandoned now, and ruined by centuries of weather and the indifferent cruelty of time. Still, that seemed … Continue reading

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Last Thing They’ll See

Remember little one I told you As I hung above your crib Those many years ago That angels come in many forms So many you might know Not only kindness, sweetness We are warriors We are kings We are many, … Continue reading

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Can You See It?

Can you see it in my eyes? In my smile? I see you, behind the mirror, my other self, my best self. You are smiling back at me. You are pleased. Did the blood on my hands soothe you? Did … Continue reading

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Do Not Call Them

Listen children as I tell you a story. The one story you must be told and must believe, and with the one moral you must always follow. And the moral is so important I will say it at the beginning … Continue reading

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Pack Them Away

Pack them away At the end of day As the shadows crawl Over the bay As the depth of darkness Wanders through these halls Pack away the secrets Make sure to hide them all Pack them away Pack them inside … Continue reading

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Emergence

Out of smoke and fire they came. At first just as strange and unthreatening as seeing a face in the clouds, the creatures born of smoke and fire came. Friendly at first, their faces smiling, their words sweet, the terrible … Continue reading

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Play With Me

Come play with me the young girls say The night is young, come play, come play! We’ll travel oh so far away Till night everlasting vanquishes day Come dance with us upon the lawn Don’t be so timid, so lost, … Continue reading

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Cold Castle

He will invite you to his cold castle, so elegant, and so refined. You will be charmed by his words and his intense attention. You will feel for a time like you are adored, so warm in his gaze you … Continue reading

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They Come Back

If they come back They cannot be denied You be the bridegroom She’ll be the bride You make your vows They’ll never go Tell you such things You’d never know If they come back They take you in their arms … Continue reading

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The Happiest Tree

They call it the Happiest Tree. They say on some nights, around twilight, before the sun has completely dipped below the horizon, it glows there, up on the hill, and seems to smile down at you. I always thought that … Continue reading

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