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Helen Eccles
Helen Eccles

Helen is a retired librarian. She has one husband, two children and a Dachshund dog. Retirement has given Helen more time to walk her dog, which shows no more enthusiasm for this activity than she does. Helen also has more time for reading, writing, and visiting gardens. She enjoys being a member of a writing group and reading her work to various clubs and societies. She was runner-up in the Spring artsextra short story competition with her story The Man Who Looked Like Dylan Thomas.

Discombobulated by Helen Eccles

My dear,
You do not need
To fear
A fate
Which leaves you
Feeling
Quite berated.
You say,
you feel
Discombobulated.
I think you’ll find
your discomposure
Quickly ends
With this disclosure.
Life will bring
That comprehension
Which will end
Your apprehension.
Fear Turns
Into excitation
And so - no longer,
Discombobulated,
You’ll finally find
You’re quite elated.


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