Happy Easter dear readers. For Christians today is the most important day of the year, being the day we recall Jesus’ resurrection. For both Christians and non-Christians here in Australia, it’s also a day we tend to spend time with family and exchange Easter eggs. Typically Easter eggs are egg-shaped chocolate. Sometimes they’re rabbit-shaped or…… Continue reading Happy Easter
Held Up In Transit
Poem by Iris Carden My world came crashing down, the day my coffee maker died. I spent a day in shock, and periodically, I cried. Then the answer came to me, just before the day was done. I couldn’t live without good coffee, so I’d buy another one. I didn’t have the cash. I did…… Continue reading Held Up In Transit
History Poem by Iris Carden How will history remember our times? How will our story be told? Will it recall how people lost their minds and hoarded toilet paper like a dragon’s gold? Will tomorrow’s people understand the fear of those who were vulnerable, who were weak or sick or old, when life seemed so…… Continue reading History
She is Me
She is Me Poem by Iris Carden She is five, a seemingly innocent child dressed up like a little princess. She lives in an adult world, The person closest to her age that she knows is the bogeyman who lives in her home and uses her body as a plaything. She has constant nightmares, both…… Continue reading She is Me
Thoughts in an Old Cemetery
Thoughts in an Old Cemetery Poem by Iris Carden I walk between neglected plots the soil now housing the dead, As I note the names, the stories and dates, Odd thoughts appear in my head. A metre by two and another two down, Is their final, their permanent, home, Whatever in life they thought they…… Continue reading Thoughts in an Old Cemetery
The Stranger in the Mirror
The Stranger in the Mirror Poem by Iris Carden I don’t know this woman’s face. but she’s in my mirror again the swelling, rashes and scars tell the story of her long-term pain. These hands that are stiff with joints that won’t bend, are clumsy and swollen as they grasp at the pen. Hips and…… Continue reading The Stranger in the Mirror
New In The Podcast
Four short stories and a poem have been added to the podcast today.
Love in Every Stitch
Hands and yarn and needles in a ballet of creation.
Why it Matters
There’s a post that’s going around which purports to explain why it really matters to protect Ukraine.
Teach Your Daughter
Teach your daughter all she can achieve. The world will teacher all that she can’t. Help her to know, and to believe, What she can do when she follows her heart.