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Fiona Dunn poem 

A poem to share with you all. I hope you enjoy reading it!


Shadows bleed out
As the heavy figure tramps on,
Sheep huddle into the browning hedge,
The single oak shakes,
But this is all lost
To the quiet man.

Move closer –
And you’ll see
A face washed by dirt and tears,
A step echoing with memories and grief,
A back bent by sorrow.

A crow’s call shrieks across the puddle sky,
A brief falter,
An incline of head,
But the eyes are unseeing
Filled with images of a kinder place
Drenched with light, smiles and time.

Pain scatters and rustles,
The whirling, ceaseless whisper of thought,

Stop –

A voice cracks through the air,
Lightning hope halts his heart,
But the cadence is unknown.
That voice is invisible to him,
Burrowed in an unforgiving place.

Night tinges the sky,
Mist curls over his skin,
A cold, gold eye watches from the wood...
But his steady step is the only sound he feels.

Meet The Author...
Fiona Dunn
Author: Fiona Dunn
Who Am I?

My husband calls me his "mad, bonkers, beautiful Scottish wife". Well, I firmly believe that beauty is in 'the eye of the beholder' but he's probably right about the rest. I was born in the Highlands of Scotland and moved to London when I was sixteen. I utterly fell in love with London and spent most of my teenage years in clubs and pubs in Soho.

English at university beckoned and my love of the English language and literature were finely tuned by excellent tutors and I was a completely willing student. Afterwards, I taught for thirty years and it was a tremendous ball. I met inspiring teachers and students and felt privileged to give something to these kids' lives. I currently tutor excluded and fostered children.

Writing poetry is where my mind opens and the ideas and words play and gambol and take on their own life. I just pick up a pen or type on the lap-top. Becoming a newbie oap at fifty-five a couple of weeks ago has encouraged me to realise that those words need more of my time.

That's me.

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