Archive of ‘Grief’ category

Success poem

What is Success? To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, […] Read more…

Robbie’s song

Bell singing Robbie's song

This is a hauntingly beautiful heartfelt song written by Bel Enks, a close friend of Robbie, 2 days after he died. It was sung at his funeral. This was also Bel’s first song she wrote. She now plays regular gigs as a singer-songwriter with acoustic guitar as well as graduating in April 2016 with a […] Read more…

Funeral Blues

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come. Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead, Put crepe bows round the white necks of the […] Read more…

Something for You for Robbie’s Day

Extension ABC with Robby D cover

“Are you planning something for Robbie’s day?”  A friend private messaged me this question on Facebook a week ago. Planning something? My mind went into freefall. Planning something sounded grand, elaborate and meaningful; an event. Planning something sounded like an expectation to engage with the moment, the day, the past two years of finding a […] Read more…

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