There is Always… (Poem)

There is always light in the darkest of places
There is always hope when you fall to pieces
There is always a gentle hand to keep you safe
and pick you up when you fall down.

There is always a shadow that you can follow,
that will help you turn your world around.
There is always a path that will give you strength
and show you the courage that you have gained.
There is always gratitude to be felt each day
even if it’s not your brightest day.

There is always time for you to mend
and you’ll keep battling until the end.
You’ve been so brave and you should be proud
your life has been a battle ground.
Keep moving forward and don’t look back,
there’s only ghosts that will set you back.

Each and every step you take,
will get you closer to the life you’ll make.
And one of these days you will win the war
and freedom and peace will be yours once more.

Nicola Louise Blair, 2019 ©


The Beauty of Nature – Poem

Leaves dance a ballet in the billowing winds,
Snowflakes glisten as they float to our skin.
Rain drops sparkle as they fall from the sky
and the sunshine that beats down, brings everyone alive.

The true beauty of nature is brightened by a rainbow
and the magic of its colours are, truly, delightful.
Rainbows represent hope, love and compassion;
and smiles, awe and joy are formed by its creation.
The wonder of the rainbow fills us with gratitude – 
a gratitude for the world, the world that we live in.

Night time is brought to a beautiful end
when the sun fades away
and a sunset ascends.
Sunsets promise a new beginning,
a beginning that brings: peace, harmony and belonging.
Sunsets allow us to connect to ourselves
and helps us to cherish these moments
with others, as well.
Sunsets fade away the emotions of the day
and fill us with warmth and gratitude, for getting through today.

The picturesque sunrise soon emerges
and brings about strength, courage and excitement:
What will today bring and what adventures will arise?
That’s what a new day is for – to bring about surprise.
Breath-taking colours illuminate the horizon
and break through the darkness, that’s in the past now.
Birds are now awake and singing their enchanting songs
and brighten our awareness of the world that we belong.
A fresh page is created for us to explore today
and hopefully by the end, we will value what we have each day.

Nicola Louise Blair, 2019 ©