Friday, 28 June 2013

In Memory of Henry Skellett

by Chris, Lois, Lucy and Jessica Skellett


On 15 May, Henry Skellett unexpectedly passed away in his sleep, aged just 21 years. Henry lived happily for all of his life in Warrington.

Thank you all so much for your love and support during these very difficult days. At times like this, it is wonderful to be part of such an amazing community as Blueskin Bay. We would not want to live anywhere else in the world. Thank you all.


MORNING

by Jenny Powell

Ring the alarm bells, stop the trains,

Call for the life savers, unhook the chains

Of coastguards, fire fighters, doctors on the beat,

Breath has stopped in his deep dream sleep.

Night washes out through the open door,

Dark day dawns on the sharp shell shore,

Prepare the road for a stream of grief

As the town wakes dazed in disbelief.

The sea weeps wild on a king size tide,

Shore birds keen for a young man died,

Mourning calls in the wail of a dog,

Blueskin Bay wears a shroud of fog.

Silence the poets, turn away the choir,

Platitudes inflame death's line of fire.

Time takes charge and changes the pace,

Carries him young in love's embrace.

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