I think you'll agree with me when I say that having Seasonal Affective Disorder is as if your mind turns grey at the same time as the sky. Everything becomes bleak and carrying on with your normal daily activities can be a real struggle. Every winter since I was in my third year at high school (sixteen... Continue Reading →
The beauty of poetry is that it can mean one thing to one person and something completely different to somebody else. Here is a poem which on the surface is about feeling fragile when you have a hangover ... but, as always with me, there is a double meaning. Let's see what you think it is...
He's a shambles of a mess trying to coast his way down a career path, which he chose one day when he was bored and thought "I know, I'll become a teacher". Little did he know that, students aren't mind readers nor are they afraid to test the boundaries of our patience, or do... Continue Reading →
A poem largely influenced by Sylvia Plath's metaphoric instances of depression.
A Shakespearean sonnet style poem, I originally wrote when I was in my second year of university. The idea came to me as I was sat on the train, looking through the window and I could see my reflection. In essence it is about the pressures and expectations we place on ourselves and captures a moment of realisation for the speaker.
A poem about being sensitive and over-thinking other people's actions and reactions.
Everyone knows a mood-hooover...
A seal coat A horse belt A caterpillar tie A rabbit hat. A three-goat jumper A pair of kangaroo Nike's A crocodile Hermes clutch A pair of Dent's deer gloves. The very fibers of their being become The very fabric of our lives.
Title - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Director and Writer - Martin McDonagh Cast - Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Caleb Landry Jones Plot - A bitter, grieving mother (McDormand) tries to provoke the Ebbing police force into carrying on the investigation into her daughter's murder, by placing some choice words on three billboards... Continue Reading →
Here is a poem I originally wrote in my second year of university in 2009. It is a tribute to the Beatles with one main voice, being Ringo Starr who is addressing the other absent voices - Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison. The structure of the poem mimics a song with verses and... Continue Reading →