Some of my words...

I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I love writing them.

Donna x

Painting of woman by Jennifer yoswa

WHEN I’M NO LONGER HERE

When I’m no longer here,say my name to call me near.I will calm your disarray,move the mountains from your way.I will dry your falling tears,whisper

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Painting by Tangled Muses artist

You are youier…

Imagine if the sun refused to shine,because the moon was shinier. if streams ceased to flow,because rivers were flowier. if snow didn’t dare to fall,because

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Canva line drawing woman with flowers and holding herself

ON THOSE DAYS

On those days, when you miss someone the most, as though your memories, are sharp enough, to slice through skin and bone, remember how they

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Art by Tangled Muses

WINTERING

You may think yourself lazy, or flawed. Yet your body is made of almost exactly the same elements as the stars. Your bone composition matches

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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IMAGE OF HELENA NOROWICZ

SO OLD

You’re so old
they say
and I laugh
with a deep roar
rising up from my very soul
because how could that phrase
ever be anything
but magnificent?
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Feathers by Pearl Ida Chen, art of feathers from above

FEATHERS

I left you a little white featherI placed it right there in your wayI wrapped it in love with a messageto let you know you’ll

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Helen yousaf painting of woman walking away

I WALKED

I walked with you today, I took the longer way.I made some time to tell you all the things I didn’t say.I spoke to you

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Image of Sarah Jessica Parker looking to the side

AGE HOWEVER YOU LIKE

AGE HOWEVER YOU LIKEI mean, you do you.If you want to pull and tweak and tighten and brighten.Go for it.Why not?Is it making you happy?Good,

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PAINTING BY CLAUDIA TREMBLy mother and daughter facing sunset

A GIRL NEEDS A MOTHER

Somewhere inside of you, is a little girl who needs a mother. Whether you have a mother or not, the need will always be there.

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Best friends photo of feet

I LOVE YOUR SHOES

I said your hair looked amazing but what I really wanted to say was…“Your energy sparks a little bit of something in mine, your smile

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PAINTING OF WOMAN SMILING WITH BIRD

WOMEN WHO LIKE THEMSELVES

WOMEN WHO LIKE THEMSELVES,give out a totally different light. It’s like pure unfiltered sunshine mixed with that headygolden-hour glow you only seem to find on

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PAINTING OF WOMAN DANCING

DON’T MISS YOUR OWN PARTY

You know that feeling, when you have daily cleaned, cooked and prepared for a big family get-together or party?You bustle around doing everything and making

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Woman with lights edited photograph

ACCEPT NO SHADE

Not everyone will like you.Not everyone will agree with the things you say, or do.Not everyone will understand why you are who you are,which trials

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Teenager starting into distance/ poem about teenagers by Donna ashworth

WHEN YOU LOOK BACK

WHEN YOU LOOK BACK When you look back,  may you never see the blaze of a life in ashes because you let your fear become

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PAINTING OF INNER CHILD BY GIOIO ALBANO

SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY

Somewhere along the way, the world split you in two.And you keep one half tucked away from eyes that may judge.The other half is presented

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Painting by Julia Watkins of woman swathed in light

THE PERFECT PEOPLE

When I see the perfect people,perfect is no longer what I see…I see pressure,I see stress,I see strict regimes and unforgiving schedules.I see fear of

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PAINTING OF MOTHER AND DAUGHTER BY RAINBOW

IN TWENTY YEARS TIME…

In twenty years time…People will not ask the children of 2020 if they caught up with their studies.They will not ask them what grades they

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Women laughing in a circle/ friendship

I’m A Big Fan Of Women…

I’m a big fan of women who snort when they laugh.Women who overshare awkward truths when the conversation stalls.I’m a big believer in singing loudly

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