An Art teacher and illustrator - I began writing for myself. Initially my aim was a mixture of learning to write and perhaps needing an outlet/attention following a difficult personal period. Though these initial aims were not entirely from a love of poetry, I have come to love writing and listening to the words of others. It brings me a great sense of peace when I have written something that I am proud of. I hope to continue to learn and see where this journey takes me
Flowers on a lamppost Dying in the sun A seed A son He grows He flowers He blossoms He bears his fruit "See ya mum, dad! I'm off out for a drive!" "No drinking flower!" "Nah, just fruit juice!" The fruit has fallen It has ripened It has over ripened It has brewed and stewed as it matured His fruit is strong It's confidence intoxicating "Last one mate!" "Sneaky 3 and drive" "Get em in then!" More fruit The tree, beautiful, flowers everywhere Bountiful fruit But the fruit is un ripened not ready to fall Don't shake the tree Crash The tree shakes The fruit falls The petals fall from the flower No more fruit now, it is rotting Just flowers on a lamp post dying in the sun Bearing a note saying "We will always love you flower, Sleep well, Mum and Dad"
All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.
Matt... get up (05/06/2017)
Why Does School Make Me? (01/04/2017)
I love you isn't enough (13/02/2017)
Black out (09/01/2017)
Nothing's Left but it's Alright (19/08/2016)
Seeing Stars (17/08/2016)
The butchers decision (15/08/2016)
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