Inspiring Poems, Writings & Prayers...


I Took Her Hand and Followed

Spring In Barrow Woods

 O Children of Men!

A Poem of Hope for Parents Receiving a Diagnosis for their Child 

I Took Her Hand and Followed

My dishes went unwashed today,

I didn't make my bed,

I took her hand and followed,

Where her eager footsteps led.

Oh yes, we went adventuring,

My little child and I

Exploring all the great outdoors

Beneath the sun and sky.

We watched a robin feed her young,

We climbed a sunlit hill

Saw cloud sheep scamper through the sky,

We Plucked a daffodil.

That my house was so negletected,

That I didn't brush the stairs,

In twenty years no-one on earth.

Will know or even care.

But that I've helped my little child to noble adulthood grow,

In twenty years the whole wide world,

May look and see and know.  

Author Unknown (Cited in, Mandolson: 'It Takes Two To Talk,' 3rd Revision, The Hanen Program, 1992).

I read this poem from the above book an seemed such important message to me, that I typed it up, printed and framed it and put it up in my hallway for all my visitors to read.


Reflections of Mother Earth - by Dave Pearse 

Spring in Barrow Woods

Dense blanket of green all around,

Fresh young shoots cover the ground,

Dotted with blooms of dark blue and gold,

Wild flowers sprouting up tall and bold,

Sweet Song of Birds filling the air,

Easing away stress and freeing from care,

Branches of trees again green with leaves,

Gently fluttering in light woodland breeze,

Insects are flying and bumble bees humming

All giving sign that summer is coming.

(Dave Pearse)

I met Dave Pearse at a meeting a few years ago and he was selling his blooklet of poems of which I bought one. I asked him if I could publish some on my website and he agreed. I have chosen this one today, as it is the spring equinox and it seems fitting. Thank you Dave for a beautiful poem Laughing.



Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust?

That no-one should exalt himself over the other.

Ponder at all times in your hearts how ye were created.

Since We have created you all from one same substance it is incumbent on you to be even as one soul, 

to walk with the same feet, eat with the same mouth and dwell in the same land,

that from your inmost being, by your deeds and actions, the signs of oneness and the essence of detachment may be made manifest.

(Baha'u'llah - Founder of the Baha'i Faith)