Why I Adore You

(for Woman Unknown) your steadfast heart is a sturdy easel supporting my spirit as I unleash myself upon life's canvas slather the colours, spill the paint mix ugly tones with vibrant hues, and then throw up my hands, hurl the canvas and start once again your nimble mind is a brilliant candle lighting my brief passage through life with … Continue reading Why I Adore You

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

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!

How Many… ?

by Paul Raworth Bennett 🙂 click here to listen along 🙂 (for a long-gone girlfriend who tried so hard to set me free) How many? How many ways can I ruin the eggs while you're Warming under the duvet? How many ways can I mangle the notes while I'm Singing your song out of key? How … Continue reading How Many… ?

The Birds of Aleppo

by Paul Raworth Bennett ~~~ a tale of hope, for the people of Aleppo ~~~ The four-year war had become especially violent during the Fall.  Now the Army was closing in, choking much of eastern Aleppo.  Intermittent radio broadcasts featured Alawite songs, propaganda, and Assad’s reviled voice reassuring them that soon the rebel menace would … Continue reading The Birds of Aleppo

Remy, the Unwitting Electrified Jedi Army

by Paul Raworth Bennett 🙂 click here to listen along 🙂 After decades of fruitless, frantic searching Remy finally found Heart-Kettle's electric cord, and Into a gentle current of warmth and love He finally plugged it, feeling rather chuffed that At long last, he'd conquered himself, And now it was time for tea! But then Electric … Continue reading Remy, the Unwitting Electrified Jedi Army

What, Exactly, is Love?

by Paul Raworth Bennett As Valentine's Day approaches, many of us think about love - but what exactly is it? Ask someone and they'll quite likely utter "hmm… well… uh… gee…"… The essence of love is rather tough to capture, because we experience it in so many ways! There's the love shared by men and women... by pets and their owners... … Continue reading What, Exactly, is Love?