Aging

Beauty is a moment an inch a day A glimpse A flash It’s cliche Beauty waits And whispers It’s selfish and demands It tricks and conjures But does not withstand Beauty is not loyal It’s jealous and cruel It takes and leaves It breaks with rule It’s a mask An illusion Until it fades And…

In here

In here my cries are silent Down here no where to fall. My fear has a place to be And stay behind these walls My body heaves with muffled cries But no one hears a thing My closet floor behind the door Just me and my PD. Margaret Morton April 22, 2019 9:00 am

Because you said you love me

Because you said you love me my heart raced to the truth flashes of a life fulfilled old after our youth visions of passionate laughter and private moments shared small things made momentous secrets and tears overwhelmed in the presence of your love and that mine is right behind sparks not only in my heart…

Excerpt (Ruth buys flowers)

I’m working on a story. I’m not sure how long it will be or how I will share it or even if I will share the whole thing. But I thought I’d share this portion of it here and see what people thought. I’ll keep writing and you, take two minutes to read this. Thank…

10 minutes to …

One of my favourite sayings is “how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time“. I would never eat an elephant or promote others to do so. But some times I feel the need to tackle the big things that come my way by breaking down to manageable bites. In January I have…

Forced poet

My eldest son Eugi, now 14 1/2 years old, has been forced to become a poet due to being in grade 9 English class. Fortunately for him he has a mother who loves poetry. I love reading it I love writing it I love reading it I love writing it. I love poetry. I took…

Side hustle

If you read my bio here at Focussed Friends you’ll see that I am really into furniture refreshing. I’ve been doing it for a couple of years now. Mostly I’ve done it for my own home but I find the odd piece here and there that I love and work on and then sell to…

Estate sale makeover

These wall units and their similar China cabinet versions found their way into family homes for many many years. But they are very dated and no one seems to want them. Most of the time they are made of beautiful solid wood and you can pick them up for a screaming deal. I found this…

Tradition review

Tradition revival and review Sitting here a few days after Christmas I’m doing my annual assessment of the good great and groan. Every year during the holidays I learn a little something new. I am a person who enjoys tradition. Repeat the great things we all look forward to. Ditch what didn’t work. Add new…

Before you go

For my boys, Eugi and Richard Morton Before you go out in the world There’s a few things you should know. Your safe place is always here No matter how old you grow Troubled lost Or Confused in your path I’m am here to get you past You’ll make some bad choices I guarantee you…