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.

The Scarecrow

  Lilly always said the scarecrow was her friend.  The rest of us kids didn’t like it. We wouldn’t admit it, but we found the ugly monstrosity really scary. Kids never admit they’re afraid, but they usually are. Of thigs that … Continue reading

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Full Six Feet Deep

Full six feet deep we sleep The canopy of stars and clouds may weep Across the centuries we sweep Our secrets and our lies to keep Full six feet deep we sleep   Full six feet deep we lie Our … Continue reading

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Man In Shadows

Man in shadows in the rain Face is hidden from your sight You might wish he would remain Or on seeing him take flight He’s like death And on his breath A promise sparkles bright In the rain such shadows … Continue reading

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Purple Princess

Purple princess of the dawn From the flesh your beauty torn From the air your whirling mind You’re a creature of their kind Half like us and half insane Beauty saturates and stains Till nothing else remains Purple princess of … Continue reading

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The Hands

The last thing I saw was the hands. I’m the only witness, the only one left behind after the picnic. The one who wandered off, following butterflies into the forest in the other direction, only roused to return when I … Continue reading

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Re-Membering

Image Credit: Teodor Lazarev/Shutterstock.com They call it re-membering. The process makers have a kind of dry sense of humour. It’s actually the head that comes first, to bring back the seat of the soul, and the sensory apparatus, but that’s … Continue reading

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Crows Fly at Night

Crows fly at night Dawn wakens bright Red with blood and death As we lay the wreath Perfect in our sight Crows sing at dawn New world is born Red with death and blood Ushers in a god Heaven plundered, … Continue reading

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In Dolls

ImageCredit:Shchus/Shutterstock.com They hide in dolls she told us, but we didn’t listen. Just a little girl with her fantasies and games we thought. And while her fear of the toys we gave her did seem extreme, we simply put it … Continue reading

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Ghost in Chains

ImageCredit: kawephoto/Shutterstock.com Here I remain Here I reside Your ghost in chains Latched to your side Your victim still My rosy breath A bloodless kill Your perfect death As once in life I suffered pain Your dutiful wife In death … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Dentist

Open wide. The implants have taken nicely and I’m sure you’ll have found the multitude of incisors more efficient than the older model. Why yes, we worked this version for many months in the laboratory. There’s some talk around we’ll … Continue reading

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