I was swimming until I wasn’t. The open waters began to close. My feathers, they were ruffled. The grey swan left to sink. They move in rings, but they’re empty. Their razors disguised as feathers. Effortlessly, they slice my hopes, My hopes of finding home. My rings, they spiral downwards And they don’t… Continue reading A Sinking Swan
I haven’t done this for a while I’ve been hiding behind a smile Hollywood teeth turn to red As they bite upon my tongue Am I a sinner? Maybe somewhat Am I a winner? It feels as not Are my friends here to applaud Are you listening, God?
There’s an angel in the sky There’s an angel passing by There’s an angel in the sky There’s an angel, watch her cry See the tears drip drop, fall down See the tear stains on her gown It’s a white dress, faded grey Her sleeve hides sorrows in her face An audience can… Continue reading Angel in the Sky
“Mother, I’m tired of hiding” I said to her as she sat stone faced at her dining table. As usual, she was cold in her response. It always did entertain me, the way she had the public fooled. She was born Pamela Harper. A south London girl with dreams that outweighed her family’s earnest… Continue reading It’s Been A Privilege
Let’s make up a story, And we can play all the parts. It can be our saviour, our glory. Let’s explore all of the scary parts. That is what art’s all about, Putting it all on the line. And whether we whisper or shout, We’ll bleed onto each of the lines. It’ll take… Continue reading Story Tellers
I know I’m far from perfect, But I never said I was. I’m a rebel and a reject Getting by on the outside. All alone, I’m just a stranger, A storm in this fragile tea cup. But you see traces of hope in me, Perhaps you’ll stitch me up. Your patience is super… Continue reading Stitch
I can’t quite believe it, but in 2018 I managed to write 365 poems, a poem a day! It’s been a challenge and a lot of fun, I’ve pushed myself creatively and produced some pieces that I’m really proud of! I’d like to say a huge thank you to anyone and everyone that’s followed my… Continue reading That’s A Wrap!
There’s fireworks outside, So we all go out and watch them. Bells ringing in the new year on the street. We hug each other tight, as the sky sets alight with colours. A beautiful bang to send off the year we’ve had. With family and friends That’s how the new year should be… Continue reading From the Outside
Before you go my baby I’ve got this mistletoe, and maybe You could stay a while longer, underneath. I’ve been needing you so lately, Left here wondering and waiting For your lace up boots and spotted handkerchief. I say I’m alright on my own, But you and I, we must both… Continue reading Mistletoe
Let’s get away for just a little while. No one makes me smile quite like you. I’d love to take a day or two For me and you, forget the rest. That is the note I’d like best To end this year upon. Let’s drive into the distance, looking forward. There really aren’t… Continue reading Melt Away