Poem: Climate Change

  My limbs gnarl, sap suffocates my lungs as I gasp for another breath of the smog. I’m losing my fight for life. For centuries I have supplied oxygen to your veins, now you remove it from mine? In times before you uprooted me, and spoiled the very soil I laid upon. Now you turn... Continue Reading →

Why Is Poetry So Enchanting?

From ‘Tyger Tyger, burning bright….’ to ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud……’ somehow words have the power to capture the emotion of the poet and freeze it in time. To evoke an emotion in the reader that may last a lifetime. Why is this so? Why doesn’t it happen when we’re reading the bus timetable... Continue Reading →

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 →

The Psychology of Value – Culture

Carrying on from yesterday’s post, I noted how this concept of value stems from our childhoods. How we internally form an attachment to particular items we deem as ‘ours’  from a young age. Yet when comparing this globally, there are certain cultures where regardless of age, this trend does not appear. For example in a... Continue Reading →

The Psychology of Value

What do you think is more valuable, the price of these rings in the picture, or, the relationship symbolised by them? No rush to answer! How about the question below instead, as a continuation from yesterday's post:   If I gifted you a Swiss chocolate bar to begin with then a few moments later asked... 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 →

Quantity Over Quality

I wouldn’t blame you for thinking I’d somehow dropped off the face of the Earth in the last month or so. Eating copious amounts of junk food while watching documentaries on how paintbrushes and heavy-duty bin bags are made has that effect on you. You just drift away from life’s priorities like a plank of... 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.

Poem: Brixton

Street stalls stand tall, As the merchants make convo with strangers. Fresh flowers flush the air, Their sweet notes still linger.   Food - of all shapes and sizes, A feast for my very eyes. Offering food for thought as to what Else comes from such places of mystery and surprise.   The faces are... Continue Reading →

Poem – My Red Mustang

Counting the pennies, I just helped rescue from the jar. It won't be too long, Till they're exchanged for a car.   A red shiny mustang, With matching interior. With a waxwork shine so dazzling. Making all other dull cars look inferior.   Counting the pennies in the jar. I won't have to count for... Continue Reading →

Poem: A December Day

December Day The air is crisp, cold and clean. My breath sparkles in its grasp like fairydust. I feel like a fairytale’s dragon.   The darkness cloaks the clouds, Choking out any lasting glimmers of light, As the sun sets low in the Winter sky.   The trees look fragile. Their vulnerability exposed, By the... Continue Reading →

Poem: Winter

Crimson embers of fire crackle, Beneath the pale moon light. The stars they twinkle like tiny freckles, Upon the face of the night.   The sun awakens, from its slumbers, Naked vegetation shivers with delight. For they are scarce, they're few in number, Desperate for the light.   The season sets a spell of slumber,... Continue Reading →

Poem: A Job Is A Job

Knees buckled beneath me. Feet gnarled, toes curled. The whole world's up against me. Yet still I spin, I twirl.   Counting pennies until it defeats me. I'm sedated by my lost dreams. It seems the past always repeats me, A path of unraveling seams.   Whispered regrets always greet me. My childhood career was... Continue Reading →

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