Monday, December 13, 2010


The lights are up,
Twinkling in the street.
There's so much excitement
In the kids that you meet.

They're wrapped up warm;
Gloves, coats and hats,
'Tis the season to be jolly
And to eat and get fat!

The family are at the table,
With turkey and mince pies.
All the presents have been opened.
Soon time to rest the eyes

And the belly too,
For we have eaten too much.
No food tomorrow,
No turkey sandwiches for lunch!

Christmas speech and movie
All send me to sleep.
I shall wake in the evening,
When all the family creep in

As they bring in the cake,
All covered in flames -
I'm still too full!
Let's move onto the games.

A day filled with fun
And happy times we share.
We love Christmas,
For we have no cares.

Merry Christmas to you and one and all
As we clink our glasses and watch the snow fall.

© Leonora Sophie

Stepping outside...

There's mystery and wonder all around me.
There's a magic of life that astounds me.
But in this room,
I only feel gloom,
As the walls cave in all around me.

My space is suddenly so limited.
All my actions, so restricted.
I used to have so much time,
But now, not even a second is mine,
I want to live in a world less inhibited.

I can but wait,
As I decide my fate,
But what of the world outside me?
What will I not see?
What if I'm too late?

Let's take a deep breath, one, two.
Look around, is there anything new?
Time shall tell
What we know so well:
That there's change and it's coming to you.

© Leonora Sophie

this stabbing pain

a stab in the heart,
a stab in the brain,
are you really going to put me through this again?

the knife cuts the wound;
a blade so sharp,
tearing the skin,
tears up my heart.

why do you do it?
why do you kill?
there was a love there for someone to share.

But you sliced it right open
and seem to do it so often
with no remorse,
nor any thought

put the blade down,
take away your frown,
and lose the anger inside,

perhaps you can start again?
but this time with no pain,
but first you must look back

look at what you've done,
look at what you can see
simply take a good look.

© Leonora Sophie

tick tock

Watching the clock
Watching the seconds

But barely watching time go by

© Leonora Sophie


love is mad
love is blind
love can be brutally unkind

love can break
love can mend
true love will never end

love will see you through the day
love will show you there is a way

love is you
love is me
love is true

© Leonora Sophie