Saturday, 29 November 2014


(c) unspecified


 When you and I are old and grey
There'll still be times for us to play
times to chat and times to sit
times to laugh, or cry a bit...
Still we'll be forever friends
for love and caring never ends...

(c) Crissouli 29 November, 2014

Thursday, 20 November 2014



(c) M. Catsoulis 1981

So many memories over so many years
yet there will never be enough
for you are my very being, my heart and soul
for it was your love that created me. 
You gave me life and love and purpose
you taught me about caring
about love of family and friends.
You believed in me and taught me to believe in myself
When I was hesitant, you encouraged me
When I was scared, you protected me
When I was sad, you comforted me.
I have that comfort always, within my heart
and in my very soul, for I will always love you.
I can say we will meet again
but I cannot say goodbye.

(c) Crissouli Nov. 20, 2014

Tuesday, 11 November 2014



Each night, she waits and watches
as the stars do light the sky
she cannot help but wonder
if he'll be home, 'bye and 'bye..
'tis morn and chores take over
as she dresses her small child
"Where's my Daddy, where's my Daddy?"
her daughter once again, had cried.

"Today we'll lay some flowers
right here by our front door
so that when your Daddy sees them
he'll know he's home once more."
They gathered all the daisies
and a bright red poppy too
and as they laid them on the step,
they heard a soft 'yoohoo'...

The child was so excited
as she ran to grab the mail.
She didn't see her mother's face
as she stumbled and turned pale.
For she'd never seen a telegram
and was completely unaware
that the news within was shattering
more than anyone should bear.

They found them in the morning
still sitting near the door
half covered in the daisies
as they wait for ever more.

 (c) Crissouli November 10, 2014

 In memory of all the daddies and mummies 
who never made it home. 

May they Rest in Eternal Peace.