Revenge, Foiled.

by Paul Raworth Bennett 🙂 click here to listen along 🙂 Today, I almost did a terrible thing. My dog Bingo and I were taking our usual morning stroll, walking briskly west along an eastbound one-way lane.  As we passed in front of a daycare centre and playground, a row of angled parking spots was on … Continue reading Revenge, Foiled.

The Words

by Paul Raworth Bennett 🙂 click here to listen along 🙂 In my mind live flocks of colourful words The offspring of thoughts and feelings and dreams The spawn of pleasure and pain In kaleidoscopic swirls they hover and dart Captivating my awareness, lifting my spirits, Derailing the train called my sensible thoughts Dissolving my … Continue reading The Words

Word Powerless

by Paul Raworth Bennett 🙂 click here to listen along 🙂 Within our common heart We once savored joy’s nectars But then we tore apart A gaping hole rent my bleeding soul And my heart scarred over with Blown chances, squandered gifts, and broken dreams “She misses you!” cooed a veiled, coal-dusted canary Leading me … Continue reading Word Powerless

Happy Birthday, Roshanak!

by Paul Raworth Bennett 🙂 click here to listen along 🙂 ~~ Star of Magnificence ~~ The beauty of the zodiac God brought to earth in Roshanak Who brightened up in many ways The darkness of my winter days She can be crazy, loud and wild She can be tender, like a child But most … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Roshanak!

My New Friend Heather!

by Paul Raworth Bennett 🙂 click here to listen along 🙂 He loved to ride his bike, did Paul Across the land, or to the mall And normally would sunny skies Delight his nose and ears and eyes So greatly was his patience tried On yet another rain-soaked ride But 'cuz he braved the awful … Continue reading My New Friend Heather!

A Slow Morning

by Paul Raworth Bennett 🙂 click here to listen along 🙂 Still in bed, half past seven, I've been sleepless since four Peering through the darkness at my watch With its pale, glowing face and black, blurry hands Tunneling beneath the sunrise and taunting me Soft grey light seeps through the blinds Slowly lifting the … Continue reading A Slow Morning

The Award Ceremony

by Paul Raworth Bennett 🙂 click here to listen along 🙂 Thinking briefly that he was dreaming - that he wasn't in that packed theatre after all - Remy leaned forwards in his seat, grasped the sides of his walker, and rose unsteadily. Softly taking her husband's forearm, Anaïs began to stand as well. "I'm … Continue reading The Award Ceremony

Floppy Puppy Play

by Paul Raworth Bennett 🙂 click here to listen along 🙂 Okay!  Come on, let's play! Let's play, Bingo.  C'mon!! Kisses!  C'mon… kisses! That's a boy!  That's a boy!... Huggie time!… hrrr..rrr… hrrr… hrrr… C'mon, c'mon, let's play!... Floppy, floppy, puppy kisses! rrrr…!  rrrr…!  arrr..rrr!... Hug time!  Come on! hrrr…!  RUFF!! Oh, oh, oh…  okay... … Continue reading Floppy Puppy Play

You!

by Paul Raworth Bennett ~~~ for my son... Happy 23rd Birthday!  ~~~ My hand glided over your mother's beautiful, swollen belly Feeling your kicks and taps We sang you lullabies and read you stories while You explored your warm, liquid cocoon Nine months of excitement, anticipation Ah, the miracle! You filled her womb with Life while … Continue reading You!