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Thank you and Happy reading! Donna x

REMEMBER HER?

REMEMBER HER?   Somewhere inside of you, there’s a little firecracker with her arms folded and a frown on her face. She isn’t happy about …

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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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Illustration of woman hugging her body

LOVING YOURSELF IS A BIG ASK

LOVING YOURSELFis a big ask. To some it may as well be a mountain covered in treacherous ice.A journey too far, so overwhelming,that finding the …

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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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Cover image of the right words by donna ashowrth

MY NEW BOOK ‘THE RIGHT WORDS’

Dear Readers, My wonderful, wise, word-loving women… My third book, ‘The Right Words (when you need them most)’ is here.She is ready, she is available …

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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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Who is Donna Ashworth?

Donna Ashworth hails from Bonny Scotland, a 46 year old mum of two young boys and two dogs who loves to write. If you are …

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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 …

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Captain tom GQ cover

Goodnight Captain Tom

He wasn’t just a Captain, or a soldier or a man,He was a shining beacon sent to show us that we ‘can’.Our wartime covid hero, …

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Rest In Peace Captain Tom

Rest In Peace Captain Tom You showed us, in the darkest of times, how one act of determination can unite an entire nation.You showed us, …

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Dear February,

Dear February, I was a different person when we last saw each other.A person who thought I knew it all, who thought I had things …

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