A Watcher’s Plea

I didn’t care where I was
But you found your way to me
And I’m glad
You were there
To save me from me

Life leads us along strange paths sometimes
Here you are in my life again
Sharing your hopes, your dreams and fears
As if I’m your closest friend

And you beg me for the comfort
Of the lovers we used to be
Then become so cold and push me away
Risk strangers and act recklessly

You tell me the past is past
And yet, here you are at my door
Demanding my reassurance
That nobody else means more

I know I was sent here to save you
In that you need to trust
There is a reason for everything
I’m sure it’s the reason for us

I can see that sometimes it scares you
Just how much you care for me
But you need to let go of your fear now
And trust your soul to me

I know where you are
But I worry what you do
And I wonder
If I could be there
Could I save you from you?

~ kei
18 June 2015

Broken Wing Angel

Tweaked from the original post: A Watcher’s Sorrow

The Watchers are angels sent to Earth, tasked to watch over certain humans and one of my favourite things to write about.


I love this man so much. He is part of the wallpaper of my life. A favourite of my Aunt Dolwyn, his music plays in many of my best memories. His album “Teaser And The Firecat” is one of the first that I bought with my babysitting money, Nazareth’s Greatest Hits being the other… but that’s a different post!

I thought he was the epitome of male perfection, drawing him in art class, learning every lyric – including the Greek “Ruby Love” – and copying snippets of many of those in amongst my journal writing. This is one of my favourite videos of him live and singing one of my favourite of his songs, “Bitter Blue”. I was too young to see him before he renounced the limelight but this video has captured a perfect moment and I love how he’s so very human (and adorable!) while on stage.

Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) will be playing Massey Hall in Toronto this coming December and if anyone has a ticket they won’t be using… I have a left kidney that is totally superfluous!