The Feud


“Life is too short” you hear people say

Yet families and friends fall out every day

As time goes by and life moves on

You wonder how on Earth the whole thing began

With every argument there are always two sides

No matter how much you believe you were right

There is a relenting period that very often passes

Because you were too proud to ask for forgiveness

So the saga continues, blown out of proportion

You lead separate lives as you feel there’s no option

It is sad for those who have honestly tried

Only to have their efforts ignored and denied

But worse for those who just can’t be bothered

To put the past behind them and their best foot forward

Time is the best healer to resolve a fight

Love is the best medicine to make things all right

So if you’re in this predicament and have done your very best

Be patient, be strong and let time do the rest.

(C) Marcia J. Kenyon, 2015 – taken from The Butterfly Collection

Best Foot Forward



If your get up and go has got up and gone

Don’t dwell forever on whatever went on

Live for the moment, spend every minute

Enjoying your life and everything in it

Count every blessing for time will not wait

Until you’re feeling better – it might be too late

Get help if you need it, acknowledge your pain

It’s time to get back on your feet once again

Let your light shine, show your face to the world

You have every reason to smile and be proud

Dust yourself down, blow the cobwebs away

Put your best foot forward and embrace this new day.

© Marcia J. Kenyon, 2015 – taken from Shades of Light and Dark




I’m sorry for my part in the row

Which looking back seems silly now

A point was made, and yes, I heard

It minced between those hurtful words

I want to put things right again

My heart has never known such pain

Surely you are hurting too

Wondering what we both should do?

I love you and I want you back

We need to get together and chat

To clear the air, air our views

Heal the wounds and kiss the bruise

You know the place where I can be found

I anticipate that you will come round

As day turns to night and night renews

I hope it mends our broken fuse.

© Marcia J. Kenyon, 2015 – taken from The Butterfly Collection

Lead or be Led


How do you view your place in the world

Are you the director or are you controlled

Do you let things happen or steer the car

Are you happy to be the person you are?

Do you feel you have grown as each year goes by

Have you realised your dreams or watched them subside

Are you passionate about the things that you do

Does enthusiasm ooze from you?

When was the last time you set a goal

Then went in search of your pot of gold

How did it feel along the way

To strive for ambition day by day?

We are what we think, so think yourself great

Be the best person that you can create

What is the legacy you’d like to leave

What is the purpose that you must achieve?

We all have a choice to lead or be led

Dictated by what’s going on in our head

When we decide what we want from life

New doors will open, look for the signs

The people, the places, the tools are at hand

To carve the life that we demand

So chisel away at whatever it is

Life is a present, unwrap your gift.

© Marcia J. Kenyon, 2015 – taken from The Butterfly Collection

Thanks to Life


Thankyou life for all you give, though often I don’t see

All those daily miracles you put in front of me

So blinded am I in my ways, I walk with blinkers on

Take for granted many things, then the moment is gone

I dwell too much on problems. no time for gratitude

Consumed by negativity, I must seem really rude

Ignorant to the blessings that surround me every day

Only notice some things when you take them away

I must raise my awareness so I’m in tune with you

And learn to shift my focus, change my point of view

I’ll see the tiny details life breathes through many things

Observe from your perspective the wonder that you bring

I’ll learn to be less selfish, for life is valuable

Priceless are your many gifts, you are unconditional

Sorry that it took so long to appreciate your worth

And really notice everything you show me here on Earth.

© Marcia J. Kenyon, 2015 – taken from Shades of Light and Dark

A Single Step

A Single Step

When life seems to give you nothing to do

Utilise the life in you

Don’t sit around and waste the day

Or wish your very life away

Life is something that we create

We are the masters of our own fate

Each day a canvas clean and fresh

To start again, do what we wish

Everything in life connects

Don’t sit indoors and break the thread

Find your purpose, feed your soul

Chase your dreams and reach your goals

We can change our life with a single step

As long as we focus and never look back

To change our mind is to change our world

Believe in yourself, let a new life unfold

© Marcia J. Kenyon, 2015 – taken from The Butterfly Collection