I may not be a Book Thief
As I watch the bloodied sands
Of time connecting destiny
To the evil of man,
A Girl On A Train may be the last face
I see this mournful night.
As we bid farewell to the children,
Their future now in hindsight,
A wishful dream of peace lays derelict
As I count the grains and cry.
Playlist for My Little Bird
Today is the second week anniversary of the flight of my little bird. I am caught in an emotional trap. I am nervous as I set about putting together the playlist for her wake. In my hand I nurse a brandy and coke, my father’s drink. In my head I spin the songs that I will play for my little bird.
My Saturday night confession: I hate crying. I don’t do crying unless someone opens that ridiculous door and allows the little crybaby inside me to escape. In the deepest, darkest catacombs of my mind there are very few opportunities to escape, but once in a blue moon a little bugger of a crybaby escapes.
Tonight my mind is on high alert. One of those little crybabies has escaped. So, to distract the escapee those little people who live in my head have decided to make a playlist. It isn’t possible to be sad when you’re listening to a good playlist. I’d like to share the torment with the little people who live inside in your head.
Who said I wasn’t a caring, sharing, giving person?!
So here goes. Get ready to sing along, and to dance when the moment takes you.
Tonight, I present to you, for your pleasure and mine, my playlist for my mum, my little bird, who escaped her cage and flew away. She is happy now, I know, but please share my songs and my tears.
- Leo Sayer – When I need love
- Bread – Make it with you
- The Eagles – Take it to the limit
- The Platters – Only you
- Eva Cassidy – Songbird
- Leo Sayer – One man band
- Andrew Gold – Never let her slip away
- Chicago – You’re the inspiration
- Air Supply – Without you
- Tina Charles – Dance little lady dance
- Bread – Everything I own
- Brotherhood of Man – Save your kisses for me
- Eagles – Hotel California
- Randy van Warmer – Just when I needed you most
- Deep Purple – Child in time
I will close this playlist with yet another Deep Purple song, which just seems right for the moment,
Deep Purple – Bird has flown
I could go on adding more superb songs right through the night, but I am going to leave it there for now. What one song would you add to my playlist for my little bird?
The crisp rustle of folded paper
Ink stains dancing in vain
Words walking in sequence
Sending a message of pain.
Tear stained cheeks flushed with anger
Each word set in stone
On rippled waves of paper
Leaving me all alone.
Copyright held by Eloise De Sousa (2015)
I usually have my coffee date with you on a Monday, but I missed you so much I thought it would be okay to meet a day earlier. My hot chocolate is pretty weak today and something stronger is required. It’s Easter and I haven’t even wished you yet,so Happy Easter!! How was your weekend so far? Did you get a break? Continue reading →
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