Creative Writing

Over the years I have used poetry and creative writing for both pleasure and therapy. Now, with a good deal of encouragement, I have decided maybe it’s time for some of my poems and creative writing to see the light of day.

These poems and creative pieces are what they are. I have no formal training and write just as I speak, with my heart on my sleeve, simply for my own pleasure or occasionally as a gift for family and friends.

So, pour yourself a cuppa or a glass of whatever, sit back and I hope you’ll find something you can relate to or simply enjoy! 📜

His Mistress and I

Creative Writing – Short Story

Her voice blows across the winds throughout the seasons, whispering his name, drawing him closer to herself as the heat of the hot dry summer settles in for its time. She is his mistress, the memories of her pervasive allure from one summer to the next quietly captivating him during our time together, he and I … Summer dawning, I have no option but to allow him to embrace his love for her one more time, all of her seductions simmering beneath the surface during the seasons that are ours alone.

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Embracing Me

Poem – Embracing Me

With more than 15 years of hindsight since I wrote this poem about weight loss, along with many more cycles of gaining and shedding in between, I have more than a few thoughts reflecting on this poem about self acceptance, disbelief and insecurity … For now I’m going to let this poem stand on its own and follow up with some thoughts at a later time.

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Poem – Masks

It is such a shame so many of us feel the need to hide and discard what we are told has little to no value. Sadly, what lay hidden behind so many masks are the most valuable talents and traits of all.

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Gym Days

Poem – Gym Days

The air is cold with mist outside while I sit here this morning writing out this poem, its a mist left behind by the early morning rain that still drips from the gutters and trees, the first signs of winter just beginning … These were my favourite gym days, still I take time to reminisce on mornings just like this one.

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Artist’s View

Poem – Artist’s View

During 2002 I was invited to join a group of artists for an evening. The philosophy was that every form of artist was welcome to become involved no matter their medium, be it drawing, painting, sculpting, needle work and so on … This poem was written during that evening as I watched the artists work … More that ten years on, this poem holds a different point of view, far beyond that evening spent with a group of artists.

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Nobody Knows

Poem – Nobody Knows

I think the loneliness that comes from a sense of inadequacy and misfittedness is something that everyone has experienced in one way or another throughout their lives, in many ways during many times … Often we view the vulnerability that comes with expressing those feelings of self-doubt, misfittedness and the quirks that make us uniquely ourselves as weaknesses and shortcomings … But I wonder….

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