On a morning like this

On such a morning, when the sun promises relaxing heat,

and a friend is coming over to stay, the room is ready,

the menu planned, and thoughts of conversation and wine

keeps me going through the last few tasks. When the garden

is nodding with flowers and greenery, and birds are busy,

when everything sparkles, and the beech leaves are silver

with light, coffee is brewing, breakfast celebrates waking up

on this new day.

It’s hard to remember the people who won’t see

another promising day, because lives have been stolen from them,

by bombs and fire, the uncaring world. When crowdfunding

comes too late for sprinkler systems and donations are locked away.

When they can no longer walk to shops to pick up milk, their clothes

moving in summer breeze, nor take exams, plan a future.

On a morning like this, it’s hard to believe in such things

but the news tells us different.



Angela Topping

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2 Responses to On a morning like this

    1. Fills my eyes with tears, so thankful for this day.

      Comment by susan houghton on 26 June, 2017 at 6:52 am
    2. Fabulously written, so real and from the hearts of all of us….or should be….but like so many bad things that happen soon in our past….let’s learn to look around and be grateful for what we have and treasure it….Thank you Angela, thank you IT

      Comment by Keith Clements on 26 June, 2017 at 10:49 am

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