Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Close Your Eyes


I can't be with you today
but if you close your eyes and think;
I'll be beside you in the kitchen
wearing your shirt - standing by the sink.

I'll be with you in the bedroom
waiting quietly on your bed;
Just close your eyes and think of me,
relive those memories in your head.

I'll stand by you in the bathroom,
an unlikely place to meet;
I'll smile at you so playfully
as I let you brush my teeth.

I'll be your light in the darkness,
shining steady through and through;
You only have to watch it glow
to know I think of you.

I'll be the music that you listen to,
I'll be there in every song:
I'll laugh with you and sing with you,
and comfort you when your day's gone wrong.

I'll be the wind that ruffles your hair,
I'll be that warm embrace;
I'll be the hand on your shoulder,
I'll be the tender touch on your face.

I'll be the clock gently ticking,
reminding you of the times;
We've shut the rest of the world outside
we're in our own world - yours and mine.

I'll be the moon as it dances
on the water cold and still;
For I have loved you always
and I know I always will.

Though you may not see me physically
as you live your life today;
Just close your eyes and think of me
I will not be far away.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Poetry: The Promise

A rough draft of a few quick random words and thoughts...


An arm is all I ever wanted,
So in those loving arms, embrace me,
With breathy whispers in my ear, 
Softly caressing my neck,
Your rhythmic heart touches my soul,
Let me feel its tender beat,
While my fragile soul sheds a lonely tear,
Keep your warm embrace entwined,
Around my feeble body, tortured mind,
An arm is all I wanted,
To sooth away my fears, my tears,
Stay beside me as I rest,
Grant me peaceful slumber,
Comfort me from insecurity.
I will hold you in my arms,
And softly, gently say, 
You are mine,
And I am yours. 
I will give you all you need,
And offer you more than you ask,
Together we will share a life devine,
Open up the path to you,
Let hope and love come in,
Be ever mindful of the love,
That came from deep within,
My heart and soul I give to you,
Nothing will be held back,
Abundantly the love will flow,
There is nothing you will lack,
Hold me in your loving arms,
As I hold you in mine,
Truer devotion could not be found,
When a love like this will bind. 

© 2013, Ryan Price

Penarth and Cardiff Bay Circular Walk

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Circular route including the Cardiff Bay barrage and the Pont Y Werin footbridge to Penarth Marina. Includes maps and Points of Interest walk notes, courtesy of Derek Brockway's 'Weatherman Walking' Series on BBC One Wales. 

Saturday, 12 January 2013


Once, my tortured tangled heart,
Ached alone, hurt and weeping,
Yearning for the company I was seeking,
Pushed away by the one I was keeping. 

He walked out on me without a clue,
And summer lost its brightest hue,
No explanation, just desperation,
To return to a life he once knew. 

Autumns day was short and fast,
His pseudo-love for me would not last,
Yet still I kept and provided for him,
Even when winters evening grew so dim.

For him the grass was always greener,
His desire for a greater life now keener,
I fought too hard and bore the scars,
To keep a man already lost, in eternal spring.

I feel no pity for this man,
No longer do I love or hate him,
Indifference is now my only feeling,
My beating heart no longer reeling.

The light of a clear blue morning beckons,
In this life I've learned many lessons,
The sun again has shown to me its face,
And now no longer will I fall from grace. 

He is gone but I am still here,
Yet no care nor anything do I now feel,
All he left was a comma, on a blotted page,
In a fairytale chapter of a long ago age. 

~ Ryan Price

© 2013 Ryan J. A. Price (11/01/2013)
all rights reserved. No copying or reproduction in whole or part without the express written permission of the author. 

Contra Omnia Discrimina 

Thursday, 10 January 2013

A Mothers Logic


My mother & grandmothers taught me many things, among them were their innate sense of logic...

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.
“If you‘re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.”

2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
“You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
“If you don’t behave yourself, I’m going to knock you into the middle of
next week!”

4. My mother taught me LOGIC
"Because I said so, that's why.”

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.
“If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you‘re not going
to the shops with me.”

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
“Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you‘re in an accident.”

7. My mother taught me IRONY
“Keep crying and I’ll give you something to cry about.”

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper.”

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
“Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck?”

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA.
“You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone.”

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
“This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.”

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
“If I told you once, I’ve told you a million times. Don’t exaggerate!”

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
“I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION.
” Stop acting like your father!”

15. My mother taught me about ENVY.
“There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t
have wonderful parents like you do.”

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home.”

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
“You are going to get it when you get home!”

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
“If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way.”

19. My mother taught me E.S.P.
“Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you are cold?”

20. My mother taught me HUMOUR.
“When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
“If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.”

22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
“You‘re just like your father.”

23. My mother taught me about my FAMILY HISTORY .
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?”

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
“When you get to be my age, you’ll understand.”

25. And my favorite: My mother taught me about JUSTICE.
“One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!”