I only started writing poetry after a very traumatic experience. This is the opening poem in this collection. One of the most therapeutic activities I discovered after this event occurred was writing poetry. Each one of these poems was inspired by an event in my life. I have tried to collect my thoughts on a number of subjects. Most were written whilst on travels with the company that I worked for. There are also a number of birthday greetings to colleagues, and some sections that have nothing to do with my job at all. I don’t consider myself to be a particularly literary person, the poems I write are simple, but heartfelt. The poems come with a description of what was going on in my life at the time, which I hope adds context and additional meaning. I hope you enjoy this collection, and can draw something from it, depending on what’s going on in your life at the moment.