Libra – A Poem

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A cautious soul who weighs the pros and cons

Libra, you have a keen sense of right and wrong

Lover of diplomacy, grace and all things harmonic

You have little time for the crass and sardonic

Ruled by Venus, the Goddess of Love

You treat romance as a gift from above

It’s easy to be swept up in love’s embrace

But don’t let your own dreams go to waste

Charming and sociable, you make people smile

You find great friends to be worth your while

As the Scales slide, the leaves start falling

Bursts of colour send your soul soaring!

Written by Miss Wren

Flash – A Poem

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A lightning strike tore me asunder

A glimpse of nature’s violence

The calm pierced by a jagged light

It only lasted a moment

But the breath caught in my lungs

As if I thought it struck me

But no, it struck my favourite tree

The ancient oak sparked into flame

In one moment, things could never be the same

I stared in disbelief as the flames bloomed

Like a savage plant that winds its glowing tendrils

Around the host that sustains it, the tree chokes

I see my past go up in flames

The girl that once sat under it, disappearing in the smoke

She was me, and now she is no more.

Written by Miss Wren

Virgo

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You like the little things that most people ignore

You like organising your life and your mind

You do life with zest even when it’s a chore

Ruled by Mercury, you’re hard-working and kind

You have a lot of great qualities on your side,

Yet you worry about yourself and others

Concern is good, but take it in your stride

Don’t let your anxiety put you in the gutters

Virgo, you are a careful and diligent soul

And you have a tender and loving heart

You’re the one who keep things under control

Even when the world around you is falling apart

Written by Miss Wren

Leo

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Ruled by the Sun, your light touches all

Your optimism turns doubters to your side

Like the mighty lion of the savannah

You like to keep a close eye on your pride!

Your friends and family are everything to you

Your love and generosity keep them close

Don’t let your ego overshadow them

As they might not be there when you hit your lows

Leo, you are the sign that’s larger than life

And you are as radiant as the summer sun

Your shining charisma brings life to the party

You’re dazzling, confident and full of fun!

Written by Miss Wren

Nightfall

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The colours fall to the horizon

Intense shades of red, orange and purple

A mystic fire has drawn along the sky

The birds go to roost, and the people sigh

A hard day’s work is done,

Gone is the sun

A deep blue bleeds into the sky

The mystic fire smoulders,

Until the light is no more.

The world is rooted in comfort and solitude

Yet a weariness lingers in the dark

The urge to be curled up inside

Overtakes the urge to explore the world beyond one’s home

It is time to rest, nightfall has come.

Written by Miss Wren

Gemini

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Light, dazzling and full of fun

You’re the one dancing when everyone’s done!

Your childlike zeal is a feat to behold

Even when you’re grey and old.

But Gemini’s spirit is forever young

Your mind is bright like the morning sun

Witty, sharp and a keen learner too

An eternal student, intrigued by anything new!

You’re a keen observer of the human condition

Making connections with others is a noble mission

Mercury has bestowed you with a curious mind

You’re sociable, astute, funny and kind

Written by Miss Wren

Taurus – A Poem

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Taurus, you maybe sign number two

But that doesn’t mean you’re second best

Your will is strong, and your aim is true

You stand tall when you’re put to the test

No one can deny you’re tough as hell,

And you’ve got steadfast down to an art

But there’s a softie under the shell

Gentle Venus resides in your heart

Oh, Taurus, full of passion and grace!

Your soul shines brightly for all to see

You don’t care if you’re winning the race

Because you’ll get there eventually.

Written by Miss Wren

Aries – A Poem

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You blaze a trail across the stars

You have the fighting spirit of Mars

You’re passionate and have a zest for life

You see light where others see strife

Oh Aries! What a delight you are!

You are a fearless superstar!

You’re loyal and honest as the day is long

You protect the weak and challenge the strong

First across the line, the herald of spring

The trees blossom and the birds sing

You charge headfirst into the year

As we watch you run without fear!

Written by Miss Wren

My Life Was Not My Own


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My life is not my own

I’m not sure if I lost it

Or never had it to begin with

I’m falling apart, bit by bit

I live to serve your every whim

A vessel of compliance and sin

I did everything you wanted

But that’s a game I could never win

I was always bad in your eyes

Something broken never to be fixed

It took many years to realise

That you had made me weak and transfixed

By an icy stare, an insult, and lies

And the vaguest notion of admiration

Held up too high for me to reach

To remind me that I was your creation

It was like I owed you

My life, my very existence

Because I believed you to be true

And your love was my sustenance

I realised I didn’t need you

The way you needed to hurt another

I believe in myself; I know I’m true

But you, you’re no one – some other

Father

Written by Miss Wren

Chrysalis

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I hid myself away

In a covering of silk

So soft, so warm, so peaceful

I slip inside myself

Only to realise

I don’t know who I was

Or who I’m meant to be

It’s easy to lose myself

In the cocoon of familiarity

My body breaks down

And rearranges itself

In deep discomfort

Who am I becoming?

Why does it hurt?

Where is the light?

Do I have to break myself down?

Before I can be rebuilt anew?

My tangled limbs thrash against the walls

My body quivers like a new-born

I kick out and the light streams in

I’ve broken through, my leg dangling

I push again to pull myself out

Gasping for air as I shiver

I climb atop the chrysalis

Breath caught in my lungs

Overcome by the fresh air

I pause to see my body transformed

I had to be broken into a thousand pieces

Before I could put myself back together

I’ll never go back to who I was before

I hope I’ll stay this way forever

Written by Miss Wren