Secrets are Monsters

Secrets hidden deep inside
Throw them into a fortress
Under lock and key they hide
Seeming to be forceless

Secrets are like monsters
Skulking in the dark
Transforming into creatures
Ready to leave their mark

The fortress may be strong
And hold those monsters in

Keep them right where they belong
Hidden deep within

But something unexpected
Your fortress walls are broken
The moment that you dreaded
Your fears now awoken

Monsters free and roaming
Pain and hurt will follow
Insides out and scars are showing
Feeling spent and hollow

But soon you’ll see a distant light
The hole inside is healing
Monsters gone and no more fright
You’re entering the clearing

Sun is shining, breathe the air
Monsters are no more
Revealing secrets is good I swear
Helps to heal the core

A ruined castle

Prose for Thought

The Inner Fort

Ever since I can remember I've been taught, in more ways than one, that showing emotions is a bad thing. Unfortunately when I was a child I was unable to control my emotions and would often end up in tears over something silly. This lead to me being tagged as the weaker sibling and I got picked on and bullied by family and so-called friends.

What does your inner fort look like?

I'm not sure how or why I was this way, it just happened. I was empathetic and I would always try to help someone in trouble. I would cry at movies and even the slightest sign of a fight and I would back away. I have never been the type of person who likes confrontations.

All of these things contributed to my weaker persona.


If only we could've strolled along Daytona Beach!
When you're a parent it is so easy to forget about your partner. Whether it be a husband, wife, fiancee or boy/girlfriend we often concentrate on the children and think that the other adult in the family doesn't really need attention. The constant slog of keeping a home functional and making sure the kids are ready for their after-school clubs or activities mean that we tend to ignore other things. 

Being a parent we often find ourselves making time for the children. We find crafts for them to enjoy while at home, we invite their friends over for dinner and we spend time reading books or listening to them tell us their made up stories. Having children is a 24/7 job and even when they're at school you're thinking about what they'll get up to at the end of the day. This job has almost no days off even, as I've said previously, when you're ill.

So when my sister called me at the end of last week and invited my boys to go and stay with her this weekend I was over the moon. It was such a surprise and at that moment I don't think anything else could've made me happier. Don't get me wrong, I love my boys, but sometimes... well, if you're a parent you know the feeling!