Mac the dog

Bury me deep my friend
Down where the core
of the earth can warm my bones
To forget that the twilight years
made me cold
Where the strength of the elements
will shore me up
As I sail beyond to that ever golden plain
And my heart will beat
for ever more
In the place where our friendship dawned
And I left my heart
in yours

– on the death of the family dog (Dec 2015)

Petone

There is love in this place
It is woven into the fabric of the air, by a young couple
There is love in this place
It tears the quiet of the room, with this new babies cry
There is love in this place
It looks up with a child’s eyes, to see it’s mother
There is love in this place
It’s a refuge from a busy world
There is love in this place
It is shaped by the memories that have gone before
May there be many more

– leaving our small Petone home of eight years (Oct 2013)