gratitude, katharine griffiths, Poetry

A moment

flowers-meadow-wood-forest.jpgWhat is wrong?

My past, my future. Head spinning. Panic surfacing.

Breathe.

The sun is shining, traffic is humming, a dog is barking, mosquitos are buzzing, birds are chirping, a chipmunk is scurrying, the river is flowing, spring buds are flowering,

and children are playing.

My lungs fill with air.

Nothing is wrong.

drabble, katharine griffiths, katharinegriffiths, Poetry, storytelling, women

A woman in love

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The story unfolded slowly. Her hands shook with fear. The words burned her mouth. She paused to catch her breath and wet her lips; a single teardrop caressing her cheek. Making sense of the chaotic thoughts in her mind felt futile, but she had to tell him. Her luscious red lips made it impossible for him to concentrate. He gazed adoringly into her eyes and waited patiently for her to finish. She took one slow, deep breath and spoke the words that would change him forever, ‘I couldn’t stand being apart from you. I killed her. I killed your wife.’.

intuition, katharine griffiths, katharinegriffiths, Poetry, women

Woman

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Do you feel it?

The gentle pull of intuition and inspiration.

Like a birdsong in the distance. Melodic and joyful.

Never forceful.

Never demanding to be heard.

Never vying for attention.

Just there.

Available for all those ready to listen.

A memory.

A sign.

A guidepost.

Are you listening for the whispering coo?

It’s ready to draw you into your future…

children's book, gratitude, katharine griffiths, katharinegriffiths, Poetry

Thankful

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My feet and my toes
My fingers and nose

A fluffy white bed
Creative thoughts in my head

The warmth of the sun
A steaming, butter-soaked bun

A great big bear hug
A kiss from a pug

Music inspired wiggles
Followed by late night giggles

From snow angels on our backs
To the scent of spring lilacs

A pause and a breath
A chance to reflect

A gift in each moment anew
Blessed to have more than a few