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Posted on November 22, 2016 | Prints
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Combining my poems and art into beautiful prints, greeting cards and mouse pads 🙂
You can see the full range here.

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Posted on October 11, 2016 | Prints
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A selection of my poetry prints 🙂  To see the full range visit my print store.

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Posted on September 11, 2011 | Inspirational
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This video expresses exactly how I feel about what is happening to our beautiful planet!
It rips my heart out to see it being slowly destroyed along with all the beautiful creatures who inhabit it… and the saddest thing is that it doesn’t have to be this way… we can change it! If enough of us raise our voices against it and take whatever action we can to stop it happening I know we can turn it around and make earth the world so many of us dream of living in. Please do whatever you can to stop what is happening to our world… together we can do anything!!!

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Posted on December 9, 2010 | Personal
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I want to thank my sweet friend Morgana for making this beautiful video tribute to my darling Jessie for me! It was such a lovely thing to do and it really means so much to me to have it… it is something I will keep and treasure forever!

Morgana also makes beautiful art, you must visit her gallery at deviantART and take a look!

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Posted on November 29, 2010 | Personal
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My Sweet Angel
January 10th 1996 – November 19th 2010

My beautiful girl, Jessie, passed away on friday the 19th of November, and I feel like my heart has torn out and gone with her 🙁 She was the sweetest, most patient, loyal and loving friend I could ever have hoped to have and I am very grateful for the almost fifteen years we had together but I also want to scream it’s not enough… I want more 🙁

She was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in August 2009 and since then I’d been doing everything I could to slow the deterioration of her kidneys but they were failing, and she was suffering, so I got a travelling vet to come out and she said that there was nothing else that could be done and that kidney failure is a horrible death and it could go on for days with her suffering just getting worse, so I patted her head and talked to her while she was put to sleep 🙁

I miss her so much and I have been haunted ever since by the suffering in her eyes and also by the moment in which the light went out of those beautiful eyes but a couple of days ago I received a sympathy card from the vet, who was so very kind and caring, and in it she enclosed the poem below which has really given me a great deal of comfort.

If it be I grow frail and weak
And pain should wake me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done
For this last battle can’t be won.

You will be sad – I understand
Don’t let your grief then stay your hand
For this day, more than all the rest,
Your love and friendship stand the test.

We’ve had so many happy years,
What is to come will hold no fears.
You’d not want me to suffer… so,
When the time comes, please let me go.

Take me where all my needs they’ll tend,
But stay with me until the end,
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you too will see,
It is a kindness you do for me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From this pain and suffering I’ve been saved.

Do not grieve that it should be you
Who must decide this thing to do.
We’ve been so close, we two, these years,
Don’t let your heart hold any tears.

~Author unknown

 
Jess at three months old and so full of energy
and curiousity


Nine months old in October 1996 and utterly
irresistable


With her frisbee and her football in 1997. She
loved having things thrown for her to fetch
and had a big collection of balls that she was
always excited to add a new one to


Me and my girl in 1999


Nine years old in 2005


She loved to swim, especially if she could
combine it with her love of having something
thrown for her to fetch


The face of an angel
July 2010


Eyes shining with her wonderful intelligence
Taken just 5 weeks ago
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Goodbye my darling, may your spirit fly as free as the wind…

And when I join you by and by
Together shall our spirits fly
In heavenly realms so sublime
Forever spring will be our time
For only will our bodies lie
In yonder field

~ Andrea Da Costa

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Posted on July 10, 2010 | Inspirational
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I am unwritten, can’t read my mind, I’m undefined
I’m just beginning, the pen’s in my hand, ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines
We’ve been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can’t live that way

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten

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Posted on May 24, 2010 | Quizzes
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Posted on March 12, 2010 | Inspirational
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I really love this! I watch it again every now and then to remind myself to keep the door open 🙂

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Posted on September 15, 2009 | Quizzes
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Your result for The Demon Test…

Phenex

Visionary muse

Phenex is a goetic demon marquis, commanding twenty legions of spirits. He inspires the poet and schools the musician, but the music he sings can drive one to madness. He appears with black wings that molt when he flies, or sometimes as an angel of light, especially when he steps inside the conjuror’s circle. He says that one day he hopes to return to heaven, but that is probably a lie. Here is one description of him:

“Phenex is a great marquesse, appearing like the bird Phoenix, having a child’s voice: but before he standeth still before the conjuror, he singeth manie sweet notes. Then the exorcist with his companions must beware he give no eare to the melodie, but must by and by bid him put on humane shape; then will he speake marvellouslie of all woonderfull sciences. He is an excellent poet, and obedient, he hopeth to returne to the seventh throne after a thousand two hundreth yeares, and governeth twentie legions.”

And here is a song just for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bjrt_6Ol5Q


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Posted on December 17, 2008 | Graphic Creations, Poem Graphics, Seasonal
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A graphic I made with my Christmas poem on it. You are welcome to use it if you would like to, but no modifications or alterations are to be made to it.

It’s shown much smaller than the actual size but clicking on it will take you to a page where you can download it full size or get the HTML code so you can just paste it into the page where you want to use it.

Merry Christmas

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