A Shackled Daydream

This poem came to life after a friend John Bentley of Bentley Portraits ( who is a Photographer) asked me to write a poem or a paragraph about the below image. So with the task at hand I made the decision to write a free verse poem. I met John through his charity Project 22. […]

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This story ‘A Tale of Two Dark Nights ‘ was created from a task as part of a writers group I am in. The task was to write a short story, but the twist was to do a gender reversal on an established character. I chose my character and went to work and came up with […]

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The Fallen I wade through the water Guiding the pyre to the current The water now matched the winter season If I slip or lose the line A warrior’s funeral I shall not get   I feel the current And the line tightens The rocks underfoot were unstable Make it hard for me to stand […]

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The world I have roamed Throughout the ages Crossing swords with others like me I have seen the horrors and wonders Cities rise and good men fall Stone and straw replaced with metal and glass Events that have changed the world under my feet   But through all of this I have hidden in plain […]

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Thank You

This is a poem I wrote last week. We give thanks To the ones that have stepped up When difficult times have come our way Truck drivers make their deliveries Going up and down the country daily As supermarket staff keep shelves stocked We can make sure our cupboards are full Teachers tutor students In […]

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      Here is a poem I wrote for a writers group on Facebook. We were given the theme of ‘Rebirth’. So I approached it from this angle. Hope you enjoy and as always looking forward to the feedback.  Thank you in advance for reading.   Cell 26 The decision was made… Cell doors […]

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This is a poem I wrote a couple of weeks ago. Life, what does it mean? What is it about? Is it dwelling on or the fondness of past events? the single parent upbringing the one-way street of love the endless conversation the beginning of the long-lasting dreams or is it the events of the […]

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I wrote this back in 2013 for a competition. It was tell a 50 word flash fiction story.  I ended up entering using another story.  But thought I would share this to see what people think.     Water ran underneath the door, as he pushed it open. He stepped onto the bathmat, but it […]

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X marks the spot

      An early morning sun beamed through the small window. Which blinded the young Nicholas and Noel as they climbed clumsily into the attic. But the noise did not break the Sandman’s spell over the rest of the house. They navigated the minefield of loose floorboards, through the items long forgotten by the […]

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