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Priceless

My walk today was priceless, my senses fed in full
Blue sky, dusted in white clouds, the sea a clear green hue

I strolled on grass green carpets that led to rocky shore
Saw colours in the landscape that eluded me before

The blossom smelled so sweetly when caught by gentle breeze
It scattered like confetti on the path and round the trees

Prickly yellow gorse was in full bloom on craggy hills
And peaking from behind a rock were golden daffodils

The cackled cry of gulls ahead of me on cliff and wing
And on the beach a colony of seals began to sing

In grunts and barks and snorts, they called and shouted, squealed and wailed
While lounging in clear water and basking on warm shale

A grey head broke the surface and bobbed above the waves
It dived and glided into surf towards the cliffs’ dark caves

I sat alone upon the hill and out to sea I gazed
In awe of my surroundings captivated and amazed

My heart was filled with gratitude I’d found a treasure trove
Of nature’s true magnificence along that rocky cove

 

© Jacky Leonard 2020

Author’s notes
I’m lucky to have access to stunning scenery and beautiful walks.  This is about one such place and was penned following a walk on the Little Orme with my dog Tess.

A Precious Thing

We have a rare and precious thing, you and I

A strong physical attraction

An alignment of values

A meeting of minds

An uncanny connection that transcends the obvious

Exactly when, where or how this happened, is a mystery to me

Maybe it was in a dream

Or maybe, this is a dream

And I’ll wake up and find you gone.

 

© Jacky Leonard

 

Author’s notes
Thoughts about connecting on every level with someone special

Life in Colour

The world became a different place the day that I met you,

The sun shines much more warmly, the sky’s a brighter blue.

The shades of grey I saw before, have somehow been replaced

My life is glorious technicolour, the darkness now erased.

My thoughts are soaring higher, there’s nothing I can’t do

My senses working overtime and all because of you

And yet I feel afflicted, and have a heavy heart,

My world reverts to shades of grey, whenever we’re apart

 

© Jacky Leonard

Author’s notes
Life can seem very different when you fall in love.

All of Me

My mind, my body,

heart and soul

Have found their match

achieved their goal

My search now over,

needs now few

All my desires

met by you

 

© Jacky Leonard 2019

 

 

 

Dreams of You

Have we met before, were we once a pair?

Did we share a kiss, have a brief affair?

Have we stood together in a warm embrace,

Did I hold your hand, gently touch your face?

Did we make love slowly beneath cool white sheets,

Then embrace each other ’til we fell asleep?

I ask because, as strange as it seems,

We’ve been together, if only in dreams.

 

© Jacky Leonard 2019

Author’s notes
When you meet someone special and click so well it seems as if you’ve known them forever.

Before

Somewhere we connected
Subconsciously in part,
Enjoying time together
More than the time apart.
I’m not sure how it happened
All I really know,
Is the time before I met you
Now seems so long ago.
I now want to be with you
As often as I can,
To share my thoughts and feelings
Experiences, plans.
It’s easy being with you,
It’s time that I adore
You’ve added something special
Made life better than before.

Jacky Leonard – © 2013

 

 

 

Without You

I miss your kiss, your scent, your touch
And wonder how I feel this much
For you in such a short timeframe
My life will never be the same
Without you

I long to hold you through the night
Being with you feels so right
I miss you more than I can say
Don’t want to be another day
Without you

© Jacky Leonard

Author’s notes
Yearning to be with someone can be painful.  This is my homage to those feelings.

Through the eyes of a child

How did we end up so cynical?
When did we get so blasé?
Where did the wonder in everything go?
Who chased the excitement away?

The years pass by us so quickly
And with them our sense of surprise
A shame we lose the perspective of
The world through a little ones eyes

They have no pretence or conditioning
They’re Innocent, trusting and free
There’s no failure only feedback
Just the way it really should be

If we stop taking our lives for granted
And fearing what we can’t control
We could reconnect with our inner child
And rejuvenate body and soul

Jacky Leonard © March 2013

Authors notes

Thanks to baby Jacob Carey Mills, my inspiration for this one.

Blue…

Sunlight shone through tattered curtains
The old house took on a new perspective
A woman rocked in her large chair
Weary, worn and a so reflective
She spied a busy Bumblebee
Just outside the window pane
It buzzed and hummed its life away
Not ever having to explain
Blue was the colour of the sky
The day she chose to pass away
Her friends and family all gone
No point to live another day

Jacky Leonard © 2010

 

Author’s notes
Written during a Montpellier’s writers group.  We were tasked with writing something after just being given the colour blue.