Lesley Young – Selected Poems #9

Comfort Eating

“I’m leaving!”

He declared

“Life isn’t always a bowl of cherries living with you, Florentine!”

“You’re so selfish”

He added

As he headed for the door                                                              

“You always want to have your cake

And eat it too”


She watched him go

Through the corner of her eye

Out of the avenue

And out of her life

Then settled herself down

With a satisfied sigh,

And, because she was all out of humble pie

Ate cherry cake.

Lesley Young Poet and WriterLesley Young – Writer and Poet

Lesley specialises in helping senior managers in the NHS and not for profit sectors to cope with the challenges they face in bringing about sustainable change.  She has also run her own organisational consultancy business since 2010, and is an accredited and experienced life and business coach.

But Lesley is first and foremost a writer and poet and has been writing for more than 30 years.  She likes her writing to be of the moment and immediate, which means that she leans mostly towards poetry and short stories.  She has been a member of the Scarborough Writers’ Circle for 8 years, where she currently holds the committee role of publicity and website officer.

Lesley is passionate about making a difference.  The healing powers of poetry, and the written and spoken word, underpin and feature in Lesley’s work always.  She has a growing interest in storytelling and memoir, and has several projects in the pipeline – one of which is to develop her interest in running writing retreats, and the other to publish some of her own writing.

To find out more about Lesley visit: integracoaching.uk.com


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