Friday, 15 April 2011

So it's been a month

I didn't give up on this blog.. More so.. life decided to kick me in the teeth. It's OK though. I've been through a lot in my 22 years and coping is something i have acquired along the way. I won't go into huge details but i will just say Breakups.. passing of loved ones, loss of work and strains of friendships have meant i had to take some time away from this. BUT.. in the time off i have secured new work, new ties and been presented huge opportunities in the music world. I will be spending this month doing a lot of writing and sharing with anyone who cares to read.

It's great to be back

Friday, 4 March 2011



If everything was as easy as it seemed
Then what would be the point in sleep and dreams
If everything we were was all just make believe
Then i choose to believe in fictional things

Allow me to share a memory or two
Of broken promises of things we said we'd do
When we were young, Dumb
but love would pull us through

And i don't want to cry
I know to you it is a past time
i don't want to say goodbye

If i had but one dream you would close your eyes and wish for me
and If i choose to believe i can not force how i want us to be
You are new we are new and these are new words to sing
Give me a chance and i will prove i am who i claim to be


So these are very fresh lyrics from my band Shoot The Moon. I felt like sharing something new. These lyrics are fairly different to my poetry which is part of the reason i wanted to post them. I will keep writing every day to improve my work.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

An oldie (Untitled)

Your eyes so sweet and gentle
Re-writing the book of love
Indulging in a kiss too many
Your body flows like liquid, honey

If anyone has a name to suggest i am open for suggestions. I'm really loving the shorter poems recently. This is an oldie i dug out of my 'stash'. I think i was 16 when i wrote this for an English class but i can't fully remember.

I thought I'd share some useful links too - If you are into rhyming and are stuck on a word this site can be very helpful. I do try and write from the heart but sometimes the words need a little help. - Simple word of the day tool. I am always trying to build my knowledge of the written word. Today's word: Masticate

1.To grind or crush with or as if with the teeth in preparation for swallowing and digestion; to chew; as, "to masticate food."
2.To crush or knead (rubber, for example) into a pulp.
intransitive verb:
1.To chew food. - free notepad replacement with many more features. I use it to write up my poems and lyrics.

I will share more links soon!

Monday, 28 February 2011

A Fluttering Thought

My lips cannot speak the words
The hands leave thoughts unwritten
My heart still screams
But my brain says do not listen
So this is nothing!

I had something longer planned today but instead i give you 'A Fluttering Thought'. It's about self preservation. It is very short indeed but these thoughts have to be, so i don't linger on them.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

She is the Rain

She falls and crashes in mighty splashes
Against my window panes
She trickles, she lands, through shattered glass
Run through my floor like veins

And When rain collides with tear drops cried
The past is washed away
Through stormy skies comes sweet surprise
Her name? she is the rain

I wanted to try something which was a bit easier on the mind. Something rhythmic. It's short again but its Saturday and i could use a chill out from a stressful week. Happy weekend all!

Friday, 25 February 2011

How it felt

I forgot how she looked,
How she cried,
All I remember is her hands,
Crawling into the clasp of mine

I know how soft her skin felt,
That, I can recall,
She always wanted more,
But what i gave...was my all

This poem is a few months old. It was written after my long term girlfriend and i parted ways. It's short. But i wanted to create a feeling of curiosity and felt by keeping it short i could leave space for the imagination of someone reading it to fill in their own details. I don't want to say much but what inspired me to write this particular poem was unconditional love.

Not all my posts will be poetry. It just seems to be my theme at the moment. Sadly no picture today!

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Loose Cuttings of the Great Oak

Every last tear drop has fallen
But more try to come
Dry eyes of mine gaze blankly
Looking for the ghosts to bring back the familiar

I long to hold you, my past in my arms
My beautiful memories of friendship
But time has no pity for the sad
The clock just ticks and tocks its way to the end of our time together

Time is cruel,
“Time flies when you having fun”
Time also flies when you know your going to cry by the end of the night
Unwilling to forget

My eyes are broken
Everyone is here; I’m delusional holding onto my dreams
“New friends you’ll make” HAHA!
Crowds of the unknown swallow me whole!

The white rose stands alone in the field
Each petal that falls –
Where are my friends to catch me?
I’m alone. I’m so alone

A disconsolate place of uncertainty unfolds
Revealing the vast plains of nothing
The new roots grow
To bare the fruitless search for certainty

Take me home
Take me to the ones I love
Take me to the familiar
Take me anywhere where I am known

“Weeping won’t solve anything”
For once you are right
But the weeping –
It will stop the explosion

This is the first poem I ever wrote. I was around 14-15 at the time and it was written at a very confusing period of moving on from school and a family breaking up. Which affected me to a degree i wouldn't realise until a few years later. I would just like to share it with you as a raw poem from the heart. Hopefully it isn't too cliché. One of my dreams is to someday have a poem published.