'Dear Blank Page, Today, I concede. You win. I have no words to sully your surface, no tales to fill up your gaps. You shall remain blank for the foreseeable future. You see life keeps getting in the way. The world intrudes on my thoughts and stories leaving me empty, unable to string a sentence … Continue reading Ode to a Blank Page
If I dye my hair what does it matter to you? Does the colour offend? Did you even have to look? Would you remember this in two days’ time? If I read this book, what does it matter to you? Did you hate it as a child? Does the message scare you? Will you … Continue reading What does it matter to you?
So, it seems like it's high time for a writing update! And what is the content of this blog post about 'writerly' topics. Umm. Dunno. I guess that's it. I've had a lot more time on my hands lately and in the lead up to this I, and others around me, thought woo more writing … Continue reading Distractions – musings of a writer
They all talk, I look on and open my mouth It shuts again quickly, I listen instead Try as I might I cannot join in Despite the words that shout in my head No time like the present, you’ve a right to be heard My stomach twists as I gear up to speak Then … Continue reading Voiceless – prompt poem
She sits playing with her bracelet, twisting it and tying it up in knots. Her eyes never lingering in one place for too long - don't want anyone to think she is staring, or not listening, or listening too hard. Under the table her hands whirr. She can sense them watching, studying her although never … Continue reading Panicky and peculiar
There was a tag thread going round a couple of weeks ago on asking people why they write. I got tagged a couple of times and realised there is not one reason for me. So I decided to do what any writer would: write them down!! Not just in any old way but in various … Continue reading Why do I write?
I tweeted this poem (if it truly fits that category) on World Mental Health Day. It talks about daily struggles with anxiety and fight to try and fight the thought patterns.