Expressive Moments

by Pamela Griffiths

Each moment in time is a precious event
A colourful imprint of life that's been spent
As expressive moments in time go by
A deep inner feeling of not knowing why

Expression of feeling the need to take part
Someone to love that will capture the heart
A place to be that will take the breath away
Somewhere special where it's peaceful to stay

Moments in life when time just stands still
Elated when reaching the top of each hill
Love and hate have a fine line between them
Hate is destructive, while love is a gem

Each moment is like a snapshot in time
Things might be sad or they might be fine
A lifetime of expressions to always treasure
Moments in time are captured forever

Time goes by leaving trails like a snail
Each and every moment leaves it's own tale
Sorrow or happiness it doesn't come twice
Just like a cake when it's minus a slice

Sheffield, England

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I have lived in Sheffield all my life, I am widowed with two sons, a daughter and a stepson. They are married, some with children of their own. I also have nine grandchildren. I am gay and live with my partner Sandy., I won the local poem competition for 2011 with 'Home Sweet Home in Loxley Valley' and was included in the poets of the year book 2011. I will be appearing in the writers of the year book 2011., I was interviewed by the press and had a video recorded by the Sheffield Star newspaper to appear on their website. I read the winning poem and there is an interview afterwards. The presentation was held at the Sheffield Central Library, the photographer from the Sheffield Start and Sheffield Telegraph came to take pictures. The story appeared in both newspapers, the article in the Star took up a whole page., I have recently retired from my full time position for the NHS in Quality management. I will now be devoting more time to my writing. I studied with the Morris College of Journalism for my diploma in freelance journalism. I have a diploma in Quality management for ISO quality management systems. I have RSA qualifications and NVQ up to highest level 3 in Information Technology and have my ECDL European Computer Driving Licence., I was first published in an anthology in the late 1990's with 'Stormy Clouds' I picked up an entry form a local library and that's how it all started. Since then I went on to have many more of my poems published by United Press over the years. I have been included in a few poets of the year books and diaries along with CD's. I had my short story 'Whispering Shadow' published in a book of short stories called 'Living Proof' in 2011., I had my first own book of poems published in 2009 'Expression of Life' which is still a top ten book listed on the BookBuzz site. I have completed my second own poetry book 'Moments in Time' which is also listed as a top ten book on the BookBuzz site. I love writing so I am looking forward to devoting more time to it now that I have retired.

Last updated March 01, 2013