Mrs. Gibbs

Archive for the ‘Girl’s Room’ Category

The Dancing Room ( especially for Caitlin)

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Elegant space of limb and grace

Rhythmic poise and promise

with tunes so timeless ever flowingIMG_1360

the dances begin their warm up -

stretching, bending, twirling,

muscles moving like a shimmering moon

movement fast ; a spectacle of swaying and emotion

mysterious, joyful and surrendered.

The music. The dancers, the music

the ache and echo of one dancer

communicating her love.


Thursday, May 26th, 2016

You scared me when you were sick
So pale and tired in your bed
your cheeks without sunshine
your smile without beauty
Don’t leave me yet
Life seems too unfair without you
You are my mum
the one who knows me
the one I need
Thank you for being there most
when I needed you

Colours I love

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Pink is so sweet the colour of my slippers
Golden honey hair on my Barbie
Milky white and perfect skin
Red the richness of a gem
Azure blue the depth of ocean deep
Lush green strands of knitted wool
Chocolate the flavour of ice cream
Black the darkest cave within

Daughter Dear

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

This is my wish for you daughter dear
a life of happiness but not without a tear
Courage to face the hard road ahead
A chance to find love and maybe wed
a special friend who shares your joy
and one day perhaps a baby boy
times may be rough along the way
Hold fast to your dreams every day

Love You daughter dear!

The Hope Tree

Monday, April 13th, 2009


A seed

Timely washed and renewed with rain
Soon a green shoot grows
Bursting through the air like a mighty warrior
Proud, fierce, strong

Where there was death
A chance of life

Across the burnt and stricken land
Of black trees and scarred hills
Cracked earth and sweaty rocks
Blistering Sky
Grows a tree that has won the battle

The hope tree lives on (more…)