Janet Budd

Rookie (September 1950 / Oldham, UK)

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Family, Faith (Wiccan) and Friends in that order, are my priorities. I write poetry and short stories.

Retired from work a couple of years' ago. Now studying for an MA in Script-writing. more »

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Demeter Mourning


The dust I breathe is anger from earth’s shell
It fights and bites inside my heaving chest.
I kick up clouds of acrid stinging grief.
Of pain and ire, I am the authoress.

Into the wind I wail, In fury scream
‘you have abandoned me’, you have escaped my dream
You leave no pyre to burn, no grave to mourn.
My gown of youth is ragged, soiled by tears.

My skin, smooth, fresh and fair when you were born
Is lined. My hands, once soft, are gnarled and worn.
I soothed your cries, kissed joy into your eyes
Then treacherously you leave. ...

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