Wars between nationsLeave behind gravesAnd traumatised patients,Who suffer cycles of abuseThat go on for generations.The powers that be never seeOr feel, the jack bootKick,Or the crushing heel,Or the torture conductedBehind bars of steel,As mothers and their children payThe price,In blood and grief,With every slice of the knivesThat carve their nationsAnd their lives,While they prayAnd theyContinue reading “WAR AND PEACE”
It was my 11 year old nephew’s birthday recently and as a special birthday treat he asked to spend it with us, which was such an honour, such a pleasure and such a treat for us too. He and his little sister were duly brought over after his birthday lunch and by request his birthdayContinue reading “A Birthday Present”
This is my first blog post for 2021. It is dedicated to Our Crinkle, the cutest little dog, with the the biggest heart and the strongest of wills, who knew exactly what she wanted and kept going until she got it: our hearts. On Wednesday 13th January I woke to find her dead and primalContinue reading “Eulogy to, and the Story of, ‘Our Crinkle’”
There is a story of a man who has enormous Faith in God. One day a terrible storm is predicted with huge floods and his hometown has to be evacuated. He refuses to leave, saying he knows his God will protect and save him. As predicted, the storm comes and the flood waters begin toContinue reading “A story for and of our times”
Today is celebrated as Teachers’ Day in India. It is one of the many ‘Teachers’ Days’ celebrated on various days, all over the world, all of them in celebration, acknowledgement and deep appreciation of the many Teachers in our lives. Seeing as one of my earliest informal and unknowing teachers was from India, I thoughtContinue reading “Happy Teachers’ Day – my 1st ever blog is dedicated to the world’s Teachers and Educators”
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