A Story by Numbers

A poem about perspective For video version (5 min long) please visit my YouTube channel, click here Which number are you? This poem, in the form of classical storytelling, was created in a response to the political climate, especially the UK, where discourse involving different perspectives has been overthrown in favour of zero-sum warring sides ofContinue reading “A Story by Numbers”

Your beauty radiates.

For the Youtube version please click here. My latest poem, below, which follows on from my most recent post, is a reflection on the messages we receive every day about who we should be and what we should value – money, fame, power, success. All of these messages, and the constant bombardment of such, canContinue reading “Your beauty radiates.”

Cancerian Retrospective

(The wheel turns. The dancer must rest) Be still now   What is life without loss? What is joy without love ? What is Earth with Spirit?   Remember.  Hear the rush of the Great Sea – The Sea that flows in your veins, through your heart. As you sit on the shore, embrace theContinue reading “Cancerian Retrospective”

I see with Love

I see with my heart I see your love, your pain The time you won that award The time you scored that goal I see how you struggled, to love, again I see your care, consideration, your sense of fair play I see how you wanted to be something different but found another path, thatContinue reading “I see with Love”

Shouting into the tornado

The following poem was inspired by the growing mass of voices on Twitter.  I asked myself, what is the essence of the message behind the words.  What is it we want people to hear. Included in this, is my own voice. This is what I saw… Can you see me? Can you help me? CanContinue reading “Shouting into the tornado”

The seeking of balance

Out of chaos, out of form, comes balance. It reveals itself, not to those who crave order but to those who walk through the mire. It holds those undesired in its arms, its cradle soothing their dissonance. It looks into our world of spinning thoughts and yearning, and speaks: “Find me in your middle, drawContinue reading “The seeking of balance”

Two friends catching up over coffee 

Hello my dear, it’s been too long What have you been up to? Well, this year I fell apart. A breakdown. How about you? I felt like I couldn’t go on The kids, work, that neighbour from hell I know what you mean hon, I’ve had it tough as well It’s exam year this yearContinue reading “Two friends catching up over coffee “

Composure

Yesterday I had that moment all aspiring writers have.  “Why I am doing this?  Am I even any good?  Am I just indulging myself? Should I even bother sharing my work?” I allowed myself some time to reflect on this, to ask the question without a furious search for the right answer.  Instead I rememberedContinue reading “Composure”

Sadness is the colour blue

Sadness is the colour blue. That shade of midnight. When the Sun has gone as deep as it can go and the faintest stars blaze like the strongest suns. Happiness is Yellow. Bright buttercup yellow. Like the swimming costume I wore when I was five playing in our paddling pool keeping cool in the heatwaveContinue reading “Sadness is the colour blue”

Social Re-Construction

I have decided to have a social media cleanse. One morning this week I found myself scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed and in a moment of clarity realised that I had no conscious clue how I had got there. I stopped, closed the app and went about my chores for the day seemingly productively distracted.Continue reading “Social Re-Construction”