Wednesday, 28 December 2016

The Only Home I Know

Dusty doorways, hid from view.
Sheltering under starry skies.
Wrapped in thrown out blankets,
found in the trash.
Looking in dustbins, for scraps of food
This is far from the life I led.

Far from the opulent heady days
Those days, when a warm bed
 and being fed were over-rated and understated.
When mass media was my daily bread.
But here I am now destitute, past refute 
Rebutted and undone.

Nights of abuse, misused by lost youth
Frozen most nights, fearful thoughts
Longing for the great life I once led.

And I watch each passing stranger.
Hoping that one will be my saviour
Lifting me from daily danger.
Giving, me a chance to sleep
And return to the life I once led 
Happily sleeping in a nice warm bed.

Copyright © 2014 Deborah M. Hodgetts 

Friday, 16 December 2016

Christmas Greetings to all ...


To all you gorgeous people, followers and friends, old and new visiting my page.

Thank you! Thank You! Thank You!

Well, it has been sometime, since my last trip here to my page.

I have not been avoiding you, I have been merely lying waiting and watching the world.

In this time I have been crafting a fourth book, which I am still drawing in its breath.

In a few weeks time I will be releasing two poetry collections, and in early 2017 I will release the Young Adult novel and the biography, that I have also written this year.

Amidst writing all four books this year, I have had poetry published in Stray Branch, which is now available on Amazon.

It has been a busy year and some of the journey although bumpy at times, has been a transformative time for us all in the wider world.

I am now glad to announce that I will be returning to the love that is my poetry once more - as I feel that my muse has been left too long waiting.

So it is on that note, that I have added some new poetry.

I hope that you will enjoy these new offerings - please leave me a comment so I know you're really out there in the world and alive...

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and resplendent New Year!

Deborah X

No Reason

Speak to me, with eyes
wetted with tears.
Emotions hidden, amidst
tinder’s of a burnt out shell.

Devoid - of - reason.

Hope circles, like a coin spinning.
Dusty reminders, of happier
carefree days.
Silence draped on bones, once
strong and magnificent.
Now just a fragment
of yesterday.

Copyright ©2016 Deborah M. Hodgetts

My Country

This place I call home -
My country, and my pride.
Resplendent towers, of 
white once stood.
Now we are washed in
fragmented history,
a fraction of what we have been.

The thud of bombs, 
these once peaceful streets.
Dead lay buried.
Souls cry out in sleep,
so deep.
Breath taken - with no remorse.


We are people!
Our children's dreams,
white washed by the
power crazed.
Our hope is peace.
Just the simple - remnants of PEACE!

Copyright ©2016 Deborah M. Hodgetts

Saturday, 8 October 2016

A Cut Above the Rest - Your Image for style!

Written by Deborah M. Hodgetts

Local businesswoman and entrepreneur Emma Grey Williams, of 'Your Image' based in Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire, is stepping out to create style and elegance for all.
Emma Grey Williams of Your Image.

Having spent over a decade working in the corporate world Emma Grey Williams of 'Your Image', understands how important it is to look and feel great about yourself everyday. She is passionate about helping you build yourself confidence through the way you look and feel about yourself. As a personal image consultant Emma, is able to combine her love of shopping and has the drive and dedication to help people feel great about themselves every day.

Emma Grey Williams has completed her training through 'Colour Me Beautiful', Europe's leading image consultancy, and is now looking forward to sharing with you the skills she has learned so that you too can be confident about the way you look.

The services on offer at 'Your Image' have been tailored to suit the needs of both corporate and private customers. Emma Grey Williams has a studio in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire alternatively she is willing to travel to you.

At 'Your Image' they offer personalised colour consultations, styling sessions, wardrobe detox and shopping experiences that are designed to help you look and feel amazing every day.

Whether you want to update your wardrobe with the right colours and style for you or look your best for a special occasion. Emma Grey Williams will work with you to do this whilst saving you time and money!
'Your Image' experiences also make for a perfect gift or treat to yourself.

Emma Grey Williams states:
"My mission is to help people build their self confidence through being happy with the way they look and ensuring they achieve their goals.
If you're looking to make the most of yourself and your image, then I’d love to work with you. I can show you what looks great on you, whether it be the colours that suit you best, or the styles to suit and flatter your shape.
I offer a range of services:
Colour Consultation - understand the best colours for you.
Style Consultation - find clothes to suit your shape & personality.
Make-up Lesson – how to apply a great look for you.
Full Image Consultation - the full works! Available for both men and women
Wardrobe Detox – get your wardrobe working for you.
Personal Shopping – shopping made easy.
Image workshops – For groups - understand the power of your personal image and brand.
I am also happy to put together bespoke packages to suit individual needs - so please get in touch.
In my work, I draw on my experience as a marketing professional, working with a range of companies and sectors. Throughout my corporate career I have always applied the skills which I now want to share with others: The power of positivity, making first impressions count & developing personal and company image & brands!
 I love working with both corporate clients and private individuals alike to achieve their goals. I look forward to hearing for you soon."

Emma Grey Williams of Your Image

Here are some of Emma Grey Williams of 'Your Image's' client's views:

Emma's warmth and friendliness immediately put me at ease. I tend to play it safe when it comes to my work wardrobe but I have now had my eyes opened, to both colours and styles that I had previously overlooked. I left the session with an open mind, and lots of top tips ready to put into action!
Justine, 29, Marketing manager

I was so pleased that we found the perfect outfit, for my 60th birthday later in the summer. I am looking forward to enhancing my image ready for entering my next decade! Thank you for such a positive experience Emma.
 Sally, 59, Hospice volunteer & hands on Nana!

'Your Image', also aims to meet the needs of the discerning male too.
Full Image Consultations for men start at £200.00 per session.
'By showing you what is important about your natural colouring and build, and by taking your personality into account, this consultation will give you simple guidelines to help you make the correct choices, make shopping easier, and develop an image that compliments your life style for business and pleasure. '

To find out more please visit: or contact Emma direct on:

Copyright © 2016 Deborah M. Hodgetts