‘A Hand Across The Shoulder’, ‘If I could run’ & ‘Carpenter’ from Volume 19

A short sweet poem about my daughter, written when she was about a year and a half – ‘a hand across the shoulder’. And one of my favourite poems ‘carpenter’. Volume 19 available here to read in full.

A Hand Across The Shoulder

A hand across the shoulder,
Holding on for support,
Reaching out for love,
The picture tells more,
Than love spoken ever can,
She relies upon me,
To care, feed and guide her,
I rely upon her to fill my heart,
With joy and a sense of pride,
And a whole lot more,
A hand across the shoulder,
Is more than just support,
A beautiful bond from one to another,
One that will never be broken.


If I could run

If I could run,
I would run next to you,
Hand over help,
When required,
Run I would,
Just to be,
Close to you,

If I could run,
I would run,
A little harder,
Each day,
Just so I could,
Run next to you,
To be a little help,
When you need it,

If I could run,
I wouldn’t stop,
If it meant,
I could be a closer,
To you,
Just a little bit more.


Carpenter (Pt 1)

To be a carpenter,
I literally,
Would have made,
Something with my life.

Carpenter (Pt 2)

Carving life,
From life,
Into a new life.

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