Through the layers

I am rising to the surface

moving slowly, carefully

through the layers.


I can see the sunlight

from down here

it urges me on.


When I break through

I will breath in the air

and be alive.

January prompt-a-day with write alm…today’s prompt is – surface.

Damp and gloomy here but I know somewhere the sun is shining…hope it is where you are.

Jane xx


Dark unopened rooms

Dark unopened rooms

places where no-one dares to go.


Written in letters unsent

trapped in minds; never uttered.


Brushed under carpets

whispered; sometimes through decades.


Life shattering, unsayable things

heartbreaking and unacknowledged.


Painfully suspended in time; never shared

burnt embers of a life half lived.


The healing wings of truth

forever clipped by shame.


Secrets that should have been spoken

lay in graves forever silent.

January prompt-a-day with write alm today’s prompt is – family secret(s)

Just a writer of words

I am no muse,

just a writer of words

that spring from my head

and my heart.


Some come from a dark place

even I didn’t know existed

rising from the depths

in search of air to breath.


Some dance out of my head

light like a feather

floating down onto the page

making me smile.


Some shoot out so fast

I cannot catch them

firing into the ether

never to be penned.


But all these words

are a part of me

born into this world

like a beloved child.

January prompt-a-day with write alm today’s prompt is – muse.

Happy Friday!

Jane xx


…that’s what today’s ‘windy’ walk was all about.

I knew we needed some fresh air but boy has it been windy today! We left it until later, as I thought it would die down a little, but it didn’t, so despite the wind we ventured out into the park nearby and I took some photos of the trees there.

I don’t know what it is about trees, they are just there I suppose and maybe people don’t really think about them, but they are amazing aren’t they? So big and so part of the earth. Trees make me feel safe, like they will always be there, even when I am not anymore. Do you know what I mean? I am sounding like an old hippy aren’t I?

Anyway, I hope you had a lovely weekend and are looking forward to your week ahead, whatever it may hold.

Much love

Jane x

A little poem…

author unknown.

Today I smiled, and all at once things didn’t look so bad. Today I shared with someone else, a bit of hope I had. Today I sang a little song, and felt my heart grow light, and walked a happy little mile, with not a cloud in sight.

Today I worked with what I had and longed for nothing more. And what had seemed like only weeds, were flowers at my door. Today I loved a little more and complained a little less. And in the giving of myself, I forgot my weariness.

Hope you enjoy reading this, it just has such a lovely sentiment, don’t you think?

All part of my 2012 positive thinking regime folks!

Have a happy rest of your week.

Jane xx