There’s Always Two Sides: a proposition

A few days ago I read an interesting and informative article from a fellow blogger in which she described different types of prose writing. She introduced me to a term I’d never come across: a ‘drabble’. This is a very short story of exactly 100 words. I love the short story genre but I’ve never…

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No ifs, ands, or buts: a poem on Faith

Faith’s not hard when your ten quid’s riding the odds-on favourite and not some sixteen-to-one outsider, unknown, unseen – a name with no form. But when faith’s to be pinned to some one-in-dozens messiah – a vagrant who performed magic in exchange for a bed a healer who had little time for the sick who…

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Spectrum Future: a poem about diversity

I treated myself to a Guided Poetry Journal that purports to guide you towards finding – rediscovering – your poetic voice. I had expected to go straight in to creating poetry but it took the route through free writing prose and making word and image collages. Despite this seemingly roundabout way it has already led…

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The End is Just the Beginning: a poem on birth

On my birthday I thought I’d share my poem about the wonder of birth. nine months of waiting is complete, of aching back and pushing feet, of awkward sleep and food to crave, examinations, smiles brave; quick shave, warm shower, all is done – the time has come – the term has run: it’s nature’s…

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After the Visit: my poem about Social Overload

Note about the poem: • it was written when I was an in-patient on an Acute Ward at the local Mental Hospital; I can’t recall now whether it was written after an actual visit – I suspect it was – nor who had visited • the dichotomy I had – always have – is that…

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