Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Three Word Wednesday- A Debt Unpaid

Prompts: Compromise; noun: An agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions; a middle state between conflicting opinions or actions reached by mutual concession or modification; verb: [no obj.] settle a dispute by mutual concession; [with obj.] weaken (a reputation or principle) by accepting standards that are lower than is desirable.
Decision; noun: A conclusion or resolution reached after consideration; the action or process of deciding something or of resolving a question; the ability or tendency to make decisions quickly.
Forward; adverb: Toward the front; in the direction that one is facing or traveling; onward so as to make progress; toward a successful conclusion; toward the future; ahead in time; adjective: directed or facing toward the front or the direction that one is facing or traveling; noun: An attacking player in basketball, hockey, or other sports; verb: Send (a letter or e-mail) on to a further destination.

A Debt Unpaid

Your eyes bright, shiny and new
You heard the cry, the battle song
The proud, the brave, the few
The trip was quick, the journey long
As the battle raged on, and on
You endured much and became wan
You suffered weather, land, friend, and foe
Still you moved forward, a tough battle to hoe
Your decisions made by faceless men
No compromise did they send
You did your duty and sought to win the war
As all around you the casualties began to soar
Many soldiers paid, a considerable sum
That we might breathe the air of freedom
You laid down your young lives
So we could have no battle and strife
We honour you because you fought
For the peace we sought
Your country owes you greatly
We should honour you most stately
Your sacrifice we can never repay
So we honour you this and everyday
We remember, let the memory never fade
That we owe a debt, never ever repaid.
©Sheilagh Lee November 7, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Missing you

I remember the day,
Not wanting to say,
Goodbye, it was too quick,
The illness that made you sick,
And stole your breath away,
Took time away,
Time to laugh and say,
We are sisters, bound by blood,
And remembrances of childhood,
I cried for the relationship we could have had,
All of this makes me so sad,
That you were taken away,
You should have many other days.

But today I remember joys,
Days of love and toys,
Birthdays long ago like today,
Were we’d run and play,
When we spent time together.
My sister, like birds of a feather.
We had time on our side.
Before you died.

Happy Birthday Sis! Love you  still missing you.
©Sheilagh Lee August 29,2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


A poem for those who need hope.

Struggling to see the light
Struggling to see anything but night
Lost in fear and pain
Lost with nothing to gain
Two steps forward and one step back
As the body struggles to make what it lacks
Work the way it used to do
Before when all was new
Yearning to pretend I haven’t changed
Learning to find I have other range
Mad, sad and glad, that I’m still here,
But still with a tiny ticking fear
That the body will betray
The progress today
And still struggling on
Beating my prey
The disease that lingers on
But conquer it I will.
©Sheilagh Lee July 24,2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Goodbye is Not A word I want to Say

My heart is bursting with pride
Yet still I die a little inside
May daughter grown
The seeds are sown
My baby girl is leaving me
She will be too far to see
Each and everyday
Too far to do more than say
Hello by Skype and how are you
My heart feels empty
My eyes do too
As silent tears I cry
As have to say goodbye
So she can live her dreams
But still it seems
It’s not fair why can’t  a job be found?
So she can move across town?
 ©Sheilagh Lee July 18,2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Three Word Wednesday

Sorry this is a little sad because I was sad when I wrote this.

Cling; verb: (Of a person or animal) hold on tightly to; adhere or stick firmly or closely to; remain very close to; remain persistently or stubbornly faithful to something; be overly dependent on someone emotionally.
Murmur; noun: A soft, indistinct sound made by a person or group of people speaking quietly or at a distance; a softly spoken or almost inaudible utterance; The quiet or subdued expression of a particular feeling by a group of people; a rumor; verb: Say something in a low, soft, or indistinct voice; make a low continuous sound.
Taken; verb: Occupy (a place or position); (of a person) already be married or in an emotional relationship; suddenly strike or afflict; be attracted or charmed by.

It first it starts as a murmur
It can’t possibly be true
For no God would have taken
One as young as you

I cling to the belief
That it isn’t a fact
Until I see your obituary
Your face in a picture
In front of me
No doubt, no protestations
For it is obviously true.
Like a thief in the night
Something crept in
To whisk you away

My birthday was last week,
And you gave me wishes,
I’ll treasure every day,
For now you’ve gone away,
Dear friend I’ll always remember you
Your warm heart and your winning smile
Will dwell forever in my memories
And in my heart, empty space
Without you in my life.

RIP Rose July29,1959- May30,2012 

©Sheilagh Lee June 13, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

For My Best Friend Rose

If it rained in heaven you'd feel my tears
I wish you hadn't gone so soon, I fear
We are supposed to be the same age
Yet you won't turn the page
And have your birthday again
And I don't know when
I'll see you again.

I heard from you on my birthday last week
And thought I take a peek
On what you were doing today
To find you were gone away
Stolen by some unknown thing
Oh the pain, that did bring.

I thought we'd get together
We were birds of a feather 
I'd visit you someday
And we laugh and say
That though time had passed
We were still friends together at last

I remember times together singing 
All the time the joy it was bringing
Of laughter shared and friends we made
In the blink of the eye
We had strong ties
Because of you dear Rose

You were kind and sweet
Inclusiveness was your feat
You made everyone feel content
To be themselves, you were heaven sent
Not loaned to us long enough
We wanted more of that same stuff

Your leaving us leaves a hole a crater wide
All my insides feel tumbled up inside
My heart feels betrayed by forces unknown
My eyes leak with tears underflow
As I try hard not to cry
And just remember and sigh
And hear your gentle voice one last time

"Be strong my friends and mourn me not
Remember my gentle heart and the peace I sought"

I'm trying it's a battle to not feel robbed
When such an angel leaves you sob
And mourn the loss of time and words
Not said, one's not heard

So thank you my friend for being there
Through thick and thin, for being so fair
For being a loving friend
No one could forget
Thank you Rose 
Always my beloved Friend.✿♡✿
Forever more

RIP Rose July 27,1959 - May 30,2012

©Sheilagh Lee June 6, 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Prayer for a friend who is ill

Give her strength
And her family power

So hope can fight and win

This illness that came suddenly

And made her fight

So she can defeat this silent disease.

God hear our prayer

People really care about her
It is safe to say
She makes a difference every day
She such an inspiration
To all who know her and all who will
Please send her back to us
Make her well today
God hear our prayer.

God hear our prayer
For someone very dear
A friend to all
Someone who is always there
When someone needs a call
A loving hand , a smile, a word
She's there for us, she's always heard

Please heed our plea

Grant her strength and fight
She needs your loving heart
To mend her broken body
For now we see she's
Ravaged with an illness
She wrestling so hard to win
But she could use your loving hand
To heal and renew
Mind and spirit

(If you need to use this prayer go ahead and use it and please say a prayer for my writer friend Karen.)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Three Word Wednesday -Betrayal

(This is written about a friendship that was betrayed long ago when I was young, trusting and foolish.)

 Prompts:Error; noun: A mistake; the state or condition of being wrong in conduct or judgment.
Jingle; noun: A light ringing sound such as made by metal objects being shaken together; a short slogan, verse, or tune designed to be easily remembered, esp. as used in advertising; verb: Make or cause to make a light metallic ringing sound; (of writing) be full of alliteration or rhymes.
Vindicate; verb: Clear (someone) of blame or suspicion; show or prove to be right, reasonable, or justified.

An error, a mistake, to take our friendship back?
To give you one last time to stab me in the back?
To let you walk all over me again,
To let me worship you as you send,
Me on errands, most futile as you rant,
To let you lord, how much more important,
You are then me, why did I let you treat me,
This way, it was so destructive, why didn’t I see,
You were using me for your own selfish ends,
Why did I allow myself to think we were friends?

I wised up and saw what you were about,
But my soft heart heard your pleas and had doubt,
It gave me no pleasure when I was vindicated,
When I saw you as you truly were, I hated

A worthless emotion suffocating me,
So I put it aside forgetting you and your plea,
So your words, the jingle of your ringtone,
Picked specially for you on my cellphone,
Holds nothing for me,
But empty memories,
Of how foolish was I,
To trust my heart and not my eyes
We were never friends, I have surmised,
But it took too long to find that out,
Now with others I’ll always doubt,
Are you truly my friend?

 ©Sheilagh Lee May 30,2012                      

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tell them you love them

Life is too short
You think tomorrow
Will always come
Sudden death rocks your foundation
Makes you question why?
Why youth dies?
Death comes knocking at the door,
To bring you sorrow
And pain that puts you on the floor
Hug your loved ones
Tell them you love them every day
Have good times and fun
Before time slips away.
©Sheilagh Lee April 24, 2012

RIP Darcy Lee 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Missing Debbie

Nineteen years ago I cried,
Twisted, heart and soul inside,
A little piece of me had died,
Cancer, the fiend came and took you away,
Leukemia the monster had won the day,
I thought of when we were so young,
When our voices rose and we sung,
Together in harmony and play,
Sisters we would always stay,
Even death couldn’t take that away.

The sky was dark the wind was cold,
My dress blue flowers for you to behold,
You said you hated black for wakes,
And I thought wear red for Pete's sakes,
But no red could be found so your favourite blue,
I wore in a dress flowered and new.

I couldn’t get warm the chilly breath,
Touched me deep inside of death,
My heart felt broken in tiny pieces,
That my children your nieces,
Wouldn’t know you as I did,well,
And still I wailed at the new hell,
I found myself in missing you,
Wanting to call, talk to you.
Just once more to say I loved you sis,
That you would always be missed,
There’s always a missing part.
A whole left in our hearts.

Nineteen years later hasn’t eased the pain,
Though people our family has gained.
We still feel the empty spot.
Where you will always remain,
Missing Debbie in our hearts and minds,
Only in her children and grandchildren do we find,
A little piece of her we can retrieve,
Remembrances of her can we weave,
So they can know her too,
And she can live on it in what we do.

© Sheilagh Lee   March 29, 2012  

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Angels Amongst Us

Angels amongst us shining bright
Blocking out the darkness’ light
Bringing hope and goodness near
Give us just a little cheer
When darkness threatens to block out
All hope a lifeline is thrown
A single seed is planted and sown
To pull us back from life’s precipice
And lead us from that black abyss
The sinking hole of depression
That lets positivity win

© Sheilagh Lee   February 7, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012


Betrayal of body,
Betrayal of mind,
Shut down,
Reboot and continue,
I go on,
Immune system betrayal,
Alone and tired,
Of fighting a battle,
No one understands,
The body wins,
Lost in pity,
I reboot my feelings,
Immune system gone haywire,
Be damned, I will win,
And go on forgetting to be different,
Forgetting the pain, 
Forgetting that others, 
Live free of pain,smile and forget,
I will feel well again if only for a moment,
Lost in joy and interactions with people,
Positive, as I live free in denial,
It works all the same,
I'm happy to be me.

© Sheilagh Lee January 23,2012