Posts tagged ‘comfort’

September 27, 2019

My Chair

by Jem Croucher

There’s a place in my house where I sit
and, if I chose to lose myself I can
Be it with reading or writing
or music or game
Sometimes Obi joins me
as it is for him safe haven
when there is something loud downstairs
My little brown comfort blanket
snuggled up and sleeping
in my chair beside me

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April 13, 2019

At one with the sea

by Jem Croucher

Came to the sea
at its beckon and call
Embraced by its welcoming arms
Knew solace and comfort
The promise it gave
that here I would come to no harm

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March 26, 2019

Comforter

by Jem Croucher

Music as comforter
enters my soul
Enlightens my mind
keeping me whole

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December 13, 2018

Familiarity (haiku)

by Jem Croucher

Familiar this
my solace and my comfort
Warming like sunshine

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December 12, 2018

Home (haiku)

by Jem Croucher

Home, where my heart is
Comfort at the end of day
in my safe haven

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August 12, 2018

Music III

by Jem Croucher

Music as comforter
enters my soul
Enlightens my mind
making me whole

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August 6, 2018

Our Prisons, Created by Us

by pranabaxom

The poem below was first published on my blog, http://www.fleetingmuse.wordpress.com, on July 31, 2018.

In our comfort zone,
We build our fortresses.
Keep out, we shout.
None that are
Not us,

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May 9, 2018

Castle by the Sea

by Nick Anthony

The sun was shining on the bay that day,
And in its radiance I thought I saw the way
To my salvation from this, damn lonely, place.
“Liberation” was written on your face.

You left the beach before I learned your name,
And the memory of your face began to fade
Until that day I found you in the Kyoto snow.
When you gave me your hand, I knew I’d never let go.

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August 18, 2017

Now I Lay Me Down

by Abigail Gronway

Now I lay me down to weep.

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July 7, 2017

I Look Up and Rejoice

by Angela Umphers Rueger

I have put my trust in God; I look up and rejoice.
To tell of all His praise, I gladly lift my voice.
For He is my Defense, my Comforter, my Guide,
My Shelter from the enemy; in Him I shall abide.

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March 27, 2017

Comfort in Sound

by Jem Croucher

I’m plagiarising something
today, but never mind
‘Cos there’s every best intention
and it’s not meant to be unkind
For I have (as to be honest)
done a thing I often do
Been listening to music
and the sounds I loved and knew

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May 5, 2016

Gold

by Jem Croucher

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Awaking to gold
spreading in from the east
like a comfort blanket;
It is my solace, this sunshine.
In its absence I pine like the loss of the sea
But together we live and are as one

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April 10, 2016

Simplicity

by Jem Croucher

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A walk on the beach
with time to unwind
is good for the soul
and good for the mind
The air here is clear
and the smell of the sea
is always a solace
and a comfort to me

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March 6, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day

by Jem Croucher

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An early rose on Mother’s Day
appropriately there
exuding beauty in its form
combined with love to share
Fragrance subtle, petals frail
A heart concealed, yet strong
with influence and calming
for an early springtime song

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December 30, 2015

One Day’s Grace

by 50djohnson

One Day’s Grace

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photo by Debbie

After three very difficult years, people ask me all the time, how on earth did you make it through all that physically and mentally?  My answer was always grace for only one day at a time because that’s all you ever need anyway, no guarantees of another. All I know is God gives us grace when we need it, comfort when we hurt, joy to last the ages, and peace when there is fear.  Just ask for One Day’s Grace and step back and be amazed at how you’ll make through one day at a time at the foot of the cross.

When mountains loom in front of you so high

Crossing raging rivers trying to swim or die.

Raise your voice to Jesus, ask for One Day’s Grace.

That’s really all you need for what you have to face.

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December 14, 2015

We dream of yellow

by Jem Croucher

 

In the gun-metal grey of midwinter
When cold grips vice-like
and, huddled in blankets
we stay cocooned in the warmth
of a fruitcake and hot tea afternoon
and dream of yellow

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December 11, 2015

Constant

by Jem Croucher

 

Life has its moments
Some happy, some sad
But I have my one constant
Of which I am glad
For no matter what
Life can throw at me
One thing never changes
My constant, the sea

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November 18, 2015

The circle

by Jem Croucher

 

I turned a full circle
looking out to the sea
safe in the knowledge
that it’s where I should be

The grey green of the ocean
and me on the shore
I have all that I need here
and could not ask for more

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October 23, 2015

Just Walking

by Jem Croucher

 

Comfort of the ever moving sea
Always waiting there for me
Removes the cobwebs, keeps me free
Just walking on the beach

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September 19, 2015

Always there

by Jem Croucher

 

I’m pleased the sea is always there
because whenever I’m in need
I can take a wander by its shore
and feel instantly relieved
For no matter what life throws at me
as it does from time to tine
The sea acts as a comforter
and makes me feel just fine

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August 1, 2015

Coming Home

by Jem Croucher

 

Returning home from travel
never fails to warm my heart
For it always aches a little bit
whenever we’re apart
It a lot about the ocean’s smell
and the freshness of the air
Something that I always miss
whenever I’m not there

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May 3, 2015

Silent Blessings

by Dorinda Duclos

Hidden under, Down below

While Gently running Waters stow

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April 24, 2015

Melodies Linger

by Dorinda Duclos

With my lantern lit
So warm and bright
I will play my fiddle
For your delight

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March 15, 2015

Mother’s Day

by Jem Croucher

Ruth & baby C - 12 Grace Road

Comfort as a reassuring smile
Soft hand upon my brow
Your smile, my calming influence
Remains still with me now

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February 6, 2015

Music

by Jem Croucher

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It lifts and refreshes
It adds spring to steps
It soothes and it mellows
The louder it gets

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February 3, 2015

Need You…

by Apurva

I need you

like the little blue

pullover

I dig out of

my closet

every once

in a while,

only to

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January 10, 2015

Three Gulls

by Jem Croucher

 

Looking south to the sea
As three gulls hover
high over Sussex
It is golden with a calling
And I remember the days

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January 6, 2015

Conversation – haiku

by Jem Croucher

 

Conversing unheard
Yet the sound is a comfort
Warming like coffee

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