are wethe same? pieced togetherlike a quilt. different clans,different names. and yet,we share dreams still. tell me,would we shine betteras separate lightsofnightandday? always passingnever meetingbut forever joined by change. but truly,’tis surely trueI see me betterbecause of you. and I hopethat the same is true,that yousee youbetter too. Continue reading
gather me up
gather me up,hold me near,remind me of goodness,of things not to fear. light all the candles,fill all the plates,make room at the table,for kings and the greats. you tell me I’m lovely,you say that she’s sweet,we talk growing babies,while growing, we eat. the evening is quiet,but how should it be?if not for the giftsshared between… Continue reading
let me be a woman
go and work,go off and play,don’t waste your days to stay …the world is at your feetso “go and take it” they will say. yet I will stand,and as I waitfor the tears to touch my face,they’ll think I’m weak,fall to my knees to speak,“let me be a woman”. be vivacious,make a scene,nothing’s worth more… Continue reading
faithful, all the same
I do not know your story,I barely know your name,yet I can say with certaintyyou were faithful all the same. you loved someone who left youonly a penny to your name,yet you found hope through darkness,you were faithful all the same. you fought the blows of strangers,they called you out by name,yet you spoke words… Continue reading
An English diarist and naval administrator. I served as administrator of the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament. I had no maritime experience, but I rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and my talent for administration.