A Tribute to Julia McClay

Posted: September 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

A friend of mine lost her battle with cancer, a week today. It was a huge shock. She was only on her second round of chemo and the doctors had said it was going so well she no longer needed a bone marrow transplant so everything was going smoothly but then she got an infection in her second course of chemo and sadly passed away. She leaves behind her loving husband David and 6 children. Her first grandchild is due in November and she will never get to meet them. She was a good friend and a talented writer and will be sorely missed 💔💔💔 she was only 41. #GoneTooSoon #CancerSucks

Julia

She was the brightest of sparks,

With her strong Scottish tang.

She would brighten any day,

With laughter and joy.

She was the belle of the ball,

When she announced the haggis.

Her personality wasn’t small.

Her humour was electric.

Her poetry was epic.

A story she would tell.

As she shared with us all,

Her stories so well.

Her smile was contagious.

Her laughter, a beautiful sound.

She was a beautiful unique person.

No one like her will ever be found.

By Katie Haigh

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Dogs Eye View

Posted: August 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

Dedicated to Max, our pet, one of the family ❤️

Dogs Eye View

Sitting by the door

I wait for your return

I hear cars drive by

People chatting

I smell cats exploring

I smell dogs

Leaving their mark

I listen

My ears perk up

My tail wags

I know you’ll be here soon

I’m excited

So excited I could burst

I cant wait to greet you

Because you are my world

My everything

I love our cuddles

I love my belly rubs

I love nicking your leftovers

I love you so much

So I’m sitting by the door

Waiting for you to return

Because you’re my best friend

By Katie Haigh

copyright@K.Haigh 17/08/17

Here Comes Summer

Posted: August 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

Here Comes Summer

Summer is a deep warmth,

Sinking through my back.

Licking a dripping ice cream cone,

After a burnt bbq tea.

Summer is pollen.

Tickling all my senses,

Achoo!, Achoo!, Achoo!

It’s red raw sun burn,

On fair freckled skin.

Its children’s laughter.

Water fights,

Picnics, fun and games.

It’s taking two showers,

On a hot sticky day.

Summer is a rainbow,

Bright blossoms bloom.

While shades of green scatter,

Across hill side views.

Summer is summer dresses,

Bright beautiful clothes.

Summer can be uplifting,

Happy family days.

Yet summer can be exhausting,

Heat wearing us out.

Dehydration, sun burnt,

And heat stroke.

Can be fatal if ignored.

So sit in the shade,

Slap on some factor 50.

Drink plenty of fluids,

Enjoy some summer sun.

Be safe while you have fun.

By Katie Haigh

copyright@K.Haigh 15/06/17

Mutterings of a Troubled Mind

Posted: August 15, 2017 in Uncategorized

Mutterings of Troubled Mind

Unravel my mind carefully
Caress the frayed edges softly
Between finger tips
Examine them without judgement
See them with out sight
Can you see my inner self
The darkest corners of hidden thought
The scattered memories meant to be treasured
Don't examine my faults
Instead see my spark
The truth that is me

By Katie Haigh
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Chronically Challenged 

Posted: June 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

Chronically Challenged

 
I hate my lumpy bumpy bits.

I hate my curvy spine.

I hate my not so white teeth,

That aren’t straight in a line.

I hate my hunch back shoulders.

My pelvis tilted up,

It makes my fat stomach,

Stick out just too much.

I hate my wobbly clicky knees.

My jaw that tries to pop.

I hate that I feel a hundred,

When I’m only thirty five.

I hate that I have to struggle.

That I suffer when I push through.

I hate that I have to plan with precision,

Every little thing I do.

I hate that I lie awake,

When all around me sleep.

I hate that I cannot fulfil,

All my families needs.

I hate that I get very low,

Sometimes I’m really sad.

But most of all I hate,

that I have had to grieve,

For the life I should’ve had.

 
By Katie Haigh

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Posted: June 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

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The Night the Concert Ended

Posted: May 24, 2017 in poetry
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The Night the Concert Ended

 
Yesterday I woke to news

Morning t.v and social media

Was flooded with shock,

Dissolution and terror

As the story unfolds

My heart feels heavy

I am overwhelmed by emotions

Sadness, fear, shock

These things had happened before

And I had felt those emotions then too

But this time

It was more personal

So close to home

A place many I know have been

Where I myself have been

And being the mother of teens

A fear that they could’ve been there

It so easily could’ve been them

But then comes the missing

The lost, the wounded

Where are they?

Learning of the death toll

Shook us

It was a concert

That appealed to young people

Some teens had gone alone with friends

Their first concert without mum and dad

It shouldn’t have ended this way

Now we wait for news

News of who we’ve lost

News of whose survived

And our hearts ache for those families

In mourning, in terror, in loss

But with this news

Comes the heroes

The kind hearts, the community

Pulling together

Rebuilding faith in humanity

The effects of this will stay with us

We will always remember

The night the concert ended

 
By Katie Haigh

copyright@K.Haigh 24/05/17