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Topic Creative writing / art

A space to get creative with poems, prose or perhaps upload some artwork

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You deserve it

Started by Anonymous on 02 June 2014 at 12:44

I wrote this poem following a wonderful one-week ‘For Me, For Life’ retreat at Puyssentut ‘a source of well-being and inspiration for people with cancer’ in the south-east of France. This is an adapted version of the poem that I wrote for the website blog

To Luscious Ladies … and a male or two

One is challenged and changed by the

direction that life takes

whether it’s chosen or not

and on the route

we are singularly touched by the people we meet

who delight and enchant us

teach us and guide us

searching for solace

from the pressures of life

we found Puyssentut and its magic began

drawing us in

being together

supporting each other

we were nurtured and mellowed

soothed and held

we renewed our strength

and were uplifted

we were fulfilled and replenished

in heart and soul

fortified and cleansed in our physiques

we could move on

guests and hosts and therapists too

made for a whole

experience beyond what words can express

the ripples will endure

throughout our lives

in our worlds

far from Puyssentut

leaving a bit of ourselves there

but bringing back so much more


to soothe and remember forever



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