Thursday, December 21, 2017


It's no ordinary feeling
Inexplicable even
That kinda knot-tying,
tingling sensation-kinda feeling
No infatuation here
Simply a feeling
Like a splash of water
A touch of rain
A caress of the wind
blowing on one's face
That's what I mean

We've  all experienced it
We've all felt it
and longed for it to last

If we could bottle up these butterflies
that flutter
If we could freeze all these melting hearts and
capture all the priceless moments -
The feeling no camera can hold
That would be something

If you could visualize it
What a beautiful picture it would be

Maybe we've caught a glimpse in twinkling eyes
and never-ending smiles that warm hearts and
touch souls for days...
It's that glow, the It-Factor kinda feeling

Think about it
It's Like That.

Written by: Rachael N. Collymore
© 2017 Registered & Protected


Through the shadows
in the corridors of hidden thoughts
and dreams where few find rest

Sleepless nights, many
Intoxicated by nocturnal's drug
arrests the mind to create

to touch the tip of its nib to
paperless scrolls of
ideas and dreams come to life

These musings gather
like fallen leaves
Burst free when eyelids shut
to open wide again.

Sing me a lullaby
Drift me to that happy place

Stay with me if only for a while
Stay with me...

Written by: Rachael N. Collymore
© 2017 Registered & Protected

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

In The Castle of My Skin

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

For Manchester

Time is fleeting
Last moments remembered
What we shared 
Seems so distant and forgone
Who were we then?
Screams of joy
Now screams of pain
Where were the signs
That this moment
Would be our last
Were prayers to God heard
Were souls saved                              
Was love found
In the dust and rubble
Did you hold your breath            
Did you exhale
The clock has spun 
Around and Around
Who can tell the time now
Such a fleeting thing
Who knows when?

For the fallen ones

Written by: Rachael N. Collymore
23.05.2017 Registered & Protected

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Dance of the palm tree

Graceful with a gentle sway
The wind caresses - a light breeze blows

Elongated, stretching towards the sky
She dances

Poised in perfect form
The gathering of one, two, three
Down the lane, join in

Up and down, side to side
To and fro they go
Like ballet dancers twirl
On tippy tippy toes
All in a row.

Demi-pointe to pliƩ
Swan-like perfection,
Palm after palm
Raise in salutation

The envy among the trees.

Written by: Rachael N. Collymore
 ©2017 Registered & Protected

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

My thoughts of You

Your ability is more than the labels we conjure or the definitions we ascribe

Your ability embodies your heart and soul, that spirit that awakens with new purpose with every feat achieved. 

These words were coined for you, 'Yes I can' and for every human whose uniqueness surpassed our limited understanding... This is for you!

To experience a world through your eyes
To laugh freely without inhibition
To defy all odds 

To dare the day
To step forward unafraid
To challenge all norms
To say one must be this way or the other, yet still 
You learn,
You grow,

You motivate,
You inspire

To be more than the sum of our parts
To be in the now
To be better

Happy Down Syndrome Day & World Poetry Day!

Written by:
Rachael N. Collymore
©2017 Registered & Protected

Thursday, March 16, 2017



I saw her dancing
And like a smooth roller skater
He slid across to meet her in one swift move
To embrace her

And with each drop, notes splashed
Toes began to twitch and shoes began to click

As hips swayed to a beat that began to take form
A song, only they knew too well
Here it comes…
Spellbound to the music that evokes all emotions
The rhythm is in the dancing: Swoosh!
Here it comes…

[Randy Crawford croons, ‘Purple Rain’]
And she smiles as drops turn to showers
Her neck arches back in greeting, in surrender
Effortlessly, he spins her as the music takes over
Drawn to the vibration… a need…

To become fluid, to become one 
One note
One song
One dance
Written by: Rachael N. Collymore


- Circle of Poets' challenge: An ekphrastic poem - Registered & Protected