Venture – Jan McGeachie

Love and affection grows in every way

Born in North London, lived in Suffolk, Scotland and Yorkshire, I have always loved writing and was first told about Maggies by my husband’s Uncle when the first one opened in Scotland, thinking how I would have welcomed it when I lost both parents within weeks of each other. I submit articles to magazines hoping they will be published but aim one day see my vast array of poetry in print and move closer to volunteer at Newark Air Museum.

Dedicated to my sister Sarah Jane Dalton 8.6.1959 – 11.8.2019


Credit to Maggie’s, that defence we seek

Engaging solace to assist the weak

Consolation awaiting the all clear

There for the very person we hold dear

Shock, anger, lets battle, all in the mind

Resenting invasion of the mean kind

That encounter, all having to endure

Mutually live through, waiting for the cure

Love and affection grows in every way

Respect, watching endurance every day

Calm, warmth and comfort by showing the light

Supporting those needy, keeping it bright

All here united can walk tall with pride

In the knowledge, Maggie’s is on their side

Each journey alone, somehow together

Successful conclusion the endeavour.

(18th September 2019)

Jan McGeachie

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