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Welcome to my website, a happy place full of my poems about life, love, loss and womanity (I made that up). If you like reading my content you can grab one of my best-selling books by clicking on either of the pictures left and right.

Thank you and Happy reading! Donna x

IN REST THEY REMEMBER IT ALL

Some people are slowly taken,to the other realm.Not physically, but mentally. Memory by memory,they are moved from us,like a painstakingly slow house-flit. Boxes full of …

Landscape line drawing

WHERE YOU LEFT ME

Don’t expect me to be where you left me,I can’t promise to wait for you there.I may not see the flowers you gave me,or the …

CHRISTMAS IS A FEELING…

Money is a worry this year. So please don’t fall into the trap of believing December must be all matching pyjamas, expensive soirées, perfect festive …

Black and white photo of mum and daughter from behind

CHRISTMAS WITHOUT YOUR MUM…

Means you are now ‘she’.You are the one who creates Christmas.You are the one who honours the traditions, and ensures that the joy is passed …

Drawing of a home

YOU ALWAYS HAVE A HOME

To My Babies, Whatever choices you make in this life, wherever you go, whomever who you choose to share it with…I want you to keep …

Line drawing of figure walking away towards sunset

WHEN I GO

When I go,
don’t learn to live without me,
just learn to live with my love,
in a different way.

Read more…

Little girl releasing balloon

Tu me manques…‘you are missing from me’

The french don’t say, ‘I miss you’, they say… Tu me manques…‘You are missing from me’. You are. Missing. I feel your absence as though …

Hilda, poem, self love, poem body confidence, poem ageing, poem for body acceptance

There’s A Woman In My Mirror

There’s a woman in my mirrorAnd she looks a lot like me,Though there’s lines around her eyes,And her hair is wild and free.She is plumper …

History will remember when teh world stopped

History Will Remember When The World Stopped

History will remember when the world stopped, by Donna Ashworth

Don’t Miss Me More Than Once A Day

Don’t miss me more than once a day, For life is moving fast. Don’t wish all of your time away, Dreaming of the past. Don’t …

BY 40, OUR MIDDLE FINGER IS AT HALF-MAST…

By 50, it’s full on UP.By 60, both of those fingers are hoisted in a V…and not a single care is given any more.I mean, …

TO THE WOMAN WHO IS SLOWLY FADING AWAY…

To the woman who has lost her spark. To the woman whose get up and go, has well and truly gone. This is for you. …

Woman asleep on moon illustration

You’re Not Imagining It…

You’re not imagining it, nobody seems to want to talk right now.Messages are brief and replies late.Talk of catch ups on zoom are perpetually put …

CHARLES MACKESY DRAWING

ONE DAY

Today, I dared to let myself dream,That the world will one day open again.That the locks will loosen, the walls will fall,The doors will fly …

One Day, An Army Of Furious Older Women Will Take Over The World…

One Day… An army of furious older women will take over the world. And I want to be there at the front. Because one day, …

BE THAT WOMAN

Be the kind of woman you want to call when things go wrong. Be the motivator, the encourager of dreams. Be the kind of fierce …

YOU DID YOUR BEST TODAY

YOU DID YOUR BEST TODAY You did what you could. You could have done more – possibly. You could have done things differently – sure. …

TO OUR DAUGHTERS

TO OUR DAUGHTERS 🌟 You were born made of softness, sweetness and love, but with a will so strong it could bend iron – despite …