Poem: Disability

  Disability It's all about perspective. To you, I'm Dissed. Disadvantaged. Dismissed, before I even get a chance to.   Whether I'm 'weak' in the mind, Or 'weak' at the knees. Your mind's made up, Before I even get a chance to plead.   You judge me on appearances. Refuse to look beyond my disability.... Continue Reading →

Stress: The Real SERIAL Killer

According to the American Psychological Association, chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide.   The link between mind and body is far deeper than we may have realised. You only have to listen to Ted’s Radio Hour episode entitled... Continue Reading →

Poem: I Didn’t Believe

They say the aim is to make others believe in you. But if I couldn't believe in myself, Then there was no way of making either true.  For years I would beg, I would plead, To just let out my potential and abilities. To let them free to grow and to weave, Into something that... Continue Reading →

Poem: Trust

Trust is like trying to catch a spawning salmon in a freshly flowing river. You catch it! Then all too soon it slips from your tiny grasp. Whether it's trusting others or trusting yourself. Trust never seems to want to last.   Are we blinded by bullsh*t or beauty? All we need is for someone... Continue Reading →

Haiku Time!

How do you feel now? That I am no longer here. Do you feel....freedom? I close my eyes tight. Yet I still can't erase you. From my dreams at night.   Sugar - sickly sticks Sweet sensory sensations May it never end.

Developing & Losing Fears

I never use to be afraid of flying but as I prepare to fly home to Northern Ireland for Christmas, suddenly the meat sweats start materializing all over my body and I gulp that little bit harder. To me, it's just something about being trapped in a tiny little tube 30,000ft up in the clouds... Continue Reading →

Bullying In The Workplace

Being bullied is never an easy thing to deal with, and compounding the matter is dealing with bullying from someone at your place of employment. In this situation you really are stuck between a rock and a hard place, for alot of us, we can't just get up and move jobs or tell the bully... Continue Reading →

Poem – Shy

I'm Shy. Is that ok? I know I should meet your eyes more than sometimes. But I don't. Should I be ashamed?   I get nervous when around strangers. Find I become a stranger in myself. I feel paranoid of the dangers, That lurk just behind the shelf.   I'm angry for being this way.... Continue Reading →

5 Concentration Boosting Tips

As humans, I think it's fair to say procrastinating is in our blood, some of us just do it less than others. If you want to be one of 'those' productive people  then give these 5 concentration-boosting methods a go: 1. Eating Tasty Food Yes, that's right munching on blueberries, dark chocolate, avocados, seafood and... Continue Reading →

Alternative London #1

Leake Street, Waterloo/ Lambeth This quirky creepy tunnel encloses all kinds of goodies under it's archways. From the hard to miss graffiti to the more tucked away eateries offering all kind of delicacies. Such as Banh Bao Brothers , Rat Bar and Draughts. And let's not forget to mention The Vaults! If you don't know of... Continue Reading →

The Poetry of War

Below are two poems I have written which I may enter into an upcoming competition The competition challenges the writer to explore the concept of national identity, by responding to how it is portrayed in the works of WWII Poets. I chose Timothy Corsellis' poem - News Reel of Embarkation  The antagonism between fighting for... Continue Reading →

Poem – Lost

Lost I feel lost sometimes. Like I don't fit in. And yet I don't want to stand out. I just bear and  grin. A broken doll. Is an appearance I feel from within.   But I shouldn't always play the victim, life is kind to me at times. I only wish I wasn't just as... Continue Reading →

Sigmund Freud – Pioneer or Provocateur?

The name 'Sigmund Freud' brings with it antagonistic thoughts in my mind, was he a sexist pig or pioneering psychoanalyst? I was going to enter a poetry competition recently about his findings on 'civilisation and it discontents'. But something stopped me in my tracks. It was the opinions of others around me when I told... Continue Reading →

Poem: Fight

It doesn't matter what's wrong or what's right. If you go left, I'll go right. I don't want anyone to know I cry at night, So that's why I always put up a fight. I'll fight on a Monday, I'll fight on a Tuesday. I'll fight when you choose-a-day, Cuz for me, it's never a... Continue Reading →

Poem – Lost

Below is a poem I wrote in a state of confusion one evening. I was at a loss with what my purpose in life should be. Frustrated that I had so many thoughts in my mind  yet took so little action: Lost I feel lost, There's a voice in my head that can never be... Continue Reading →

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