Archive | December, 2010

25 December 2010 ~ 12 Comments

Rising Like a Phoenix from the Fires of Burnout

To quote an excellent article by Licenced Clinical Social Worker Mark Gorkin: “Burnout is the gradual process by which a person, in response to prolonged stress and physical, mental and emotional strain, detaches from work and other meaningful relationships. The result is lowered productivity, cynicism, a feeling of being drained, having nothing more to give”. […]






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20 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

The Trenches

One of the projects I enjoyed most at school (at about age 16) was writing about World War I. I always did have a passion for history and still do. A soldier’s private hell Of mud and damp and rot Corpses – oh, the smell! It’s sticky and humid and hot The mud is drowning […]






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20 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Shooting Star

Life passes like a shooting star A journey on which one has travelled far Destiny deals a varied hand It’s often hard to understand Some get a joker Some get a king Some are just waiting for the death bell to ring It’s hard to appreciate what you’ve got When it seems like you ain’t […]






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20 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

A Witch

A witch, a witch has a broom and a wand And of her cat she is fond! She does magic everyday And everything she does is the witch’s way Every night she flies by the moon Cleverly balancing on her broom Right behind her sits her cat With yellow eyes and fur so black A […]






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20 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

The Air Raids

I suspect I wrote this some time during my school years, possibly when we were learning about World War II. The air raid guns are shooting The bombs are coming near Little children are so scared And adults are full of fear You must get into a shelter In time if you are able If […]






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