Love the skin you’re in

This’ll is my interpretation of the Sudanese model who was advised to bleach her skin to make it in the world of modellingIMG_6183

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Travels with Grandad

The challenge from my writers’ group this week was to do a piece on travel. This is what I did.

I’m sitting at the railway station
Waiting for my train
Going to see my grandad
Who’s twenty one again
He’ll sit me on his knee and smile
And talk about his life
Of all the things he saw and did
Before he met his wife
I’ll close my eyes and rest my head
Upon his big strong chest
He’ll tell me of his travels
He knows I like that best
My grandad has been everywhere
He’s travelled far and wide
But home is where he’s happy now
With his family by his side
Sometimes when he’s talking
His smile will disappear
And I know he’s thinking of a place
That’s full of pain and fear
A place in Poland long ago
He didn’t choose to be
It’s where he met my grandma
And they dreamed of being free
I sit and watch my train arrive
Rumbling down the track
And wonder why my grandad
Didn’t bring my grandma back
Some journeys only go one way
Is what he’ll say to me
And then he’ll go all quiet
And lift me off his knee
Maybe when I’m older
I’ll start to understand
Why travelling can be frightening
When the journey isn’t planned