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I made it!
(#NaPoWriMo 2021 - #Haiku of Life (2021)
Becoming Forty Nine
I enter another year
smiling at the past.
(Concluding this sequence, I turn 50 next year and will face it like
I have done with the rest of my life with a smile and a
drink to friends still in my life and those who have moved on)
(Full archive - onewriterandhispc.blogspot.com - a ...
Friday 30th April 2021 8:48 am
* Nearly there *
Sparks flying upwards
Was afraid to step on stage
for fear of my life.
(Me and Amanda read our poetry at a out-door festival
which got hit by a brief storm and caused havoc with the P.A. system)
Sent home from my job
Thought I would be back shortly.
This did not happen.
(Owning to my Diabetes I was sent home from
work when lockdown started ...
Thursday 29th April 2021 10:10 pm
Slipping on the stage
my 1st poetry performance
was almost my last.
(Although I had done a few minor readings beforehand, my first major poetry readings was at Turton Towers
near Blackburn where I missed my step getting onto stage and was so embarrassed I nearly didn’t do it again)
Twisted my ankle
helping to co-run my first
first open mic night.
(I broke into my t...
Friday 23rd April 2021 11:20 pm
My dad wouldn't believe
it for years when I told him
I was dyspraxic.
(My first year and a bit at university I really struggled and several of my tutors spotted it
and referred me for extra assistance. I ended up getting all kinds of equipment from the local
council but unfortunately my dad didn’t believe a word of it for years when I was told I was dyspraxic)
Monday 19th April 2021 5:42 pm
We still don’t want you
your class team to said after
scoring twice for them.
(A early memory of playing in my class football team.
It was not the best of times as I never really fitted in that class)
Waking me early
I knew my nana had died
before mother said.
(My mum’s mum, my nana died in hospital 10 years or so after
the death of her husband, my granddad all o...
Saturday 10th April 2021 6:52 pm
Watching you struggle
your mum didn't know how to say
you were colourblind.
(I was around 5 when I had to do a test which proved
me colourblind and it took my mother days to explain to
me I was different)
Step in my footsteps
your father barked walking us
to school in the snow.
(Another early memory – 1978 was a terrible winter with my dad unable to get to wo...
Sunday 4th April 2021 6:35 pm
In a incubator
you spent your first six weeks
struggling to breath.
(When I was born in 1972, it was touch and go for the 3 months
I was going to live)
Crying you didn’t stop
when you saw an Elephant
that very first time.
(Growing up I always had a love of going to the Zoo,
although the first time nearly put that to bed)
The full archive of this will be found a...
Thursday 1st April 2021 8:48 pm
Was it that third or fourth night, Sarah
during that month we lived in Hove
when my agent paid for us both
to move there temporary,
that second summer we were together
and we stumbled onto that singer
playing alone beside the coastline
at the start of dusk.
Do you remember him asking, Sarah
pausing inbetween songs
can either of us play an autoharp
or a mandolin
at the edge of ...
Sunday 21st March 2021 11:34 am
You couldn't understand why the door wouldn't shut until you looked up to where the door met the frame and saw the army of zom-bears begin to start rushing through from the other side. Yes, part zombie, part bear hybrids, but you wouldn't believe what happened next.
Thankfully before they all got to the living room, I woke up but promised myself I will never take the brown acid again. As I left...
Thursday 11th March 2021 9:11 pm
The sound of laughter
is carried in the soft breeze
a footprint in time.
Friday 5th March 2021 10:27 pm
I don't believe in Zombies he said misunderstanding what she said completely
Oh, it was a misunderstanding. You said Zumba. You're here for the Zumba class?
No, sorry, I wanted to exchange my Roomba, Is this Currys?
Change your Rhubarb? I think you want the place next door mate. We don't stock those here.
Rhubarb? no I said leotard isn't this the leotardis, the incredibly niche lyrca and doc...
Thursday 25th February 2021 9:31 pm
There was silence in the woods right until the car broke down in the middle of it.
Suddenly a spaceship rose from behind the trees lifted in mid air the front door opened and a figure could be seen.
Andy and Mike looked at each other and thought where's the open mic night? I thought we were going tonight, but then Andy remembered that Mike was never on time, so they had at least another hour...
Thursday 11th February 2021 9:19 pm
It was 4:30 pm, everyone was still in the building, they could hear the crowd chanting outside. Suddenly, windows were broken and doors began to swing open, the mob entered the main chamber, and to Mike’s surprise, the gathered crowd were all ancient, as in, easily over 80, and loud, so loud and surprisingly aggressive, with their arms raised and their voices loud and their balls swinging. Ha...
Thursday 14th January 2021 9:48 pm