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.

Ritual

She offered herself for the ritual. It was to be her twin sister, but she loved her sister too much. She said take me, and so they did. She was a believer, she always spoke in mystical terms, and saw … Continue reading

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Carousel

This carousel makes you ride forever. It takes you somewhere else. It’s a portal, don’t you see? To a world of infinite games, infinite fun, infinite youth. That’s the sales pitch, anyway. Parents who don’t want their children bring them … Continue reading

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Secret

I’ve got a secret Shall I tell? You think you’re in heaven Welcome to hell See me winking Hear how I laugh? I am the lord here You’re the fatted calf You think you matter You think they might care … Continue reading

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Hallowed Grounds

They would come to worship in the depths of night, to these hallowed grounds. The forest marked the edges of humanity and the realm of the divine seemed but a heartbeat away, bleeding into their world through little candle lights. … Continue reading

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Entropy

I am living entropy dissolving Into the uncaring sky Surrounded by the cacophony of lives lived unseeing Floating dissolution, dislocation Piece by piece I am my father’s child Loveless and alone Barren and old now Fulfilling the genetic blueprint Set … Continue reading

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The Journeyman

Did you hear the story about the journeyman? They say he comes on the coldest of nights, walking only by the light of the moon, from the darkness into a small town, somewhere, in the heartland, always the same. He’s … Continue reading

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This Blood I Have Shed

This blood I have shed for you. To free you. To stop the pain. He will not hurt you, touch you, make you his, ever again, ever again. My sins overwhelm me constantly but I’m not alone. All of those … Continue reading

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Purgatory

I scream every day in purgatory. No-one hears. I think there are others, standing close to me, but I’m never sure. No-one reaches out, no-one dares touch. We do not understand the potential consequences. No-one explains the rules to us … Continue reading

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Light in the Dark

Just a little light In the deepest dark Just a little hope The merest spark It could be a ghost Shining in the hall It could be the end The end of it all It could be an angel Weeping … Continue reading

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Battery Hens

Back in the day I felt sorry for battery hens. Didn’t we all? Caged up, cooped up, there only to live then die then feed others. Feed us? Barely able to move, stuck in the seeming eternity of waiting until … Continue reading

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