Since I started writing poetry I have had
a lot of mail from people asking how long
I have been writing and how I started.
I am also often asked about my life.
Well I could write a book about that *S*
but here is a brief outline.
My name is Marian and I live in the
North West of England with my
husband, Noel. We have no children
but our little Sheltie, 'Jazzy', is our babe!!
Noel has been a paraplegic since the
age of 22 but led a fulfilled life until
3 years ago when he suffered severe
health problems and became partially
housebound. Our social activities had
to be curtailed and it was then that
Noel bought me a computer just to
I did not envisage the change this
would make in my life!
Several years back I wrote short
stories for local radio, but never poetry.
Two years ago an idea for a poem came
to me followed by others - the result was
quite a number of poems were placed on
various websites. I am so grateful to
the many people who thought them
worthy of acceptance.
A year ago a dear friend, Christine,
offered to create a website where
my efforts could be put together.
When I look back over the past two
years, it is as if I was guided to write
poetry for some reason.
Life is full of twists and turns and events
occur in all our lives, to which we have
to adapt and I think the secret of being
happy is having the ability to accept our
changing circumstances whether good or
bad. I truly believe that all we experience
in our lives is for a purpose.
Noel has always been my inspiration
for in spite of his disability, he has a
philosophical attitude to what happened
to him and has great inner strength.
I have met some wonderful friends on
the net and chatted to people around
the world. I dedicate this poem to all
of them and thank them for their friendship.
Our friendship has developed
In a way that is unique.
To think we crossed an ocean
Yet no words we had to speak.
Just a screen and keyboard
To get a message through
And from the whole wide world,
I'm so glad that I met you.
We've shared so many secrets
Carried each others loads,
You are always there to turn to
When I travel a bumpy road.
Sometimes when I'm feeling blue
It's as if you link to my mind
For going into my mail box
An e-mail from you I'll find.
Sometimes a card of friendship
Maybe a joke or two,
Whatever arrived is special
Because it was sent by you.
So though we're an ocean apart
Our hearts are together as one,
And hope our friendship lasts
Through all the years to come. .
Copyright Marian Jones 2002