Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Opera – #Haiku

We stare enchanted As they sing of love and death. Our hearts are captured.

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Floating Away

He watched in despair As the balloon floated away. A sphere of yellow In a sky of perfect blue. As it drifted higher, The tears rolled down his daughter’s cheeks. Big, fat, silent tears. For she was not one to … Continue reading

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What she saw

Everything she thought she knew, About the man she thought she loved, Disintegrated in a single moment. A moment that would last for many more, Burnt as it was into her memory. And yet the world continued to spin. The … Continue reading

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Magic Doors

Life feels like magic When you are four. If you want an adventure You walk through a door. Any old door will do, Black, green or white, But if you walk through a red one, Prepare for a fright. As … Continue reading

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Girls Like Pink and Boys Like Blue

Girls like pink and boys like blue, Except for little girls like you. You like blue and green and red, (Though sometimes you choose pink instead) You quite like frills, you like mud too… You list your favourite things to … Continue reading

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Blue Skies

Skies of blue and sounds of joy Erupt from every girl and boy. Kids are happy, adults too But sunny weekends leave me blue. As people play, and laugh and shout, I’m sat in prison, looking out. The gate’s not … Continue reading

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Accidental Hero

A hero in the eyes of many, His life was lived in the shadow of The Deed. A deed so good its doing proceeded him No matter where he travelled. You’d have done the same. He said, knowing they wouldn’t. … Continue reading

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Thank You Ulrike

[A poem for my PhD supervisor] Corrections passed And champagne drunk, The time has finally come, For me to give My warmest thanks, For all that you have done. It’s taken longer Than we thought, ‘Twas not a rapid ride. … Continue reading

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Mental Health Poetry Anthology – Available for Kindle

I’m very excited to announce the release of my very first poetry anthology. It is on the theme of mental health and aims to get people talking about their own mental health and wellbeing as well as that of friends and … Continue reading

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Thank You Teacher

The time’s flown by And now we’re here, The final day Of nursery year. We’ve watched our children Learn and grow They’ve got so many Things to show From fun times they’ve spent In your care, They write their names … Continue reading

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