Monday, May 1, 2023





Beautifully shaped

Older than appearance

Neatly pruned


And styled




Brick Walls


Coming up against a brick wall

Blending in like a chameleon for a while

Contemplating, reflecting, healing

Preserving and building strength

Before smashing through, brick by brick

To find all the good things, that lay behind it

That were there waiting, all along...




Stitching together the fragments

Of this broken heart of mine

Sick of getting it broken

Time after time

Sought out the toughest needle

And the most enduring of thread

Now double stitching over all the edges

That nearly left me dead

Now this heart is mended

Sure, it's got scars galore

But it's stronger, more resilient

As it knows more than it did before.


Musical Maelstrom


Music washes over me

Like waves upon the sand

Moving, stirring and churning up

All sorts of untold, forgotten

And repressed emotions

A cacophony of bad

A euphony of sweet

A sentimental in between

Melancholy musical memories

All therapeutic in the end.


On Reading...


Looking for knowledge

Wanting to soak it all in

Universal, spiritual,

Everything that's akin

Needing to know things

The deeper meaning of it all

Yet time is the enemy

I can never forestall

So I'll never know everything

This is for sure

But the pleasure of reading

I know has many a cure.


Paper Heart...


Yes, this heart has been crumpled

Crumpled up many a time

Used, abused and thrown about

But you know what

It's still beautiful

Even with its myriad of crooked lines

It has become a mosaic of scars

Gained knowledge and wisdom

A work of art in its own right

This paper heart has weathered many a fight.





DONNA MCCABE is an established poet with over twenty years’ experience. Her work has gained her multiple accolades within her field of literature. From being published in journals, magazines and anthologies she is also a respected admin on social media pages as well as having her own


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