'Sex' by Hallielle Rose Dawson is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week

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‘Sex’ by Hallielle Rose Dawson is the new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week. In her answers to our questions Hallielle, who is a paramedic, said that she started writing poetry seriously about three years ago, after producing poems "sporadically" in her teenage years. She added that poetry acted as a release valve for emotions encountered when she is carrying out her job: “Poetry is my way of releasing back into the atmosphere the great amount of tragedy and emotion that I store in my soul.”

 

What got you into writing poetry?

I wrote occasionally as a child/adolescent, but truly began writing poetry three years ago as a way of coping with the situations and events that I see on a daily basis at work. I am a paramedic by trade and poetry is my way of releasing back into the atmosphere the great amount of tragedy and emotion that I store in my soul while on the job.

 

How long have you been writing?

I started writing when I was in third grade and wrote sporadically throughout my teenage years. However, I trashed nearly everything I had written and did not begin to save my writings until 2016.

 

Do you go to any open-mic nights?

Only once. I was asked to read a poem that was selected (against my knowledge) to be entered into a small, relatively insignificant contest. I won and was asked to read my work publicly. I read and write solely as a coping mechanism.

 

What’s your favourite poet/poem?

Tyler Knott Gregson is by far my favourite poet. Our thoughts and ideas regarding life are seemingly parallel and I draw a great deal of inspiration from his style of writing. My favourite work of his is the Chasers of the Light book from The Typewriter Series.

 

You're cast away on a desert island. What's your luxury?

My luxury would be a relatively large collection of vintage dresses. I consider myself an old soul and I would appreciate the opportunity to finally dress the part.   

 

 

SEX

by Hallielle Rose Dawson 

 

She is
Supposed
To kiss him now
But
She thinks about
  Cleaning her house
    She thinks about
      Anything else
        She thinks about
          Why she can't just
            Embrace this and
Kiss him
  She thinks about
    Being out of milk
      She thinks about
        The weather
          She had better
            Wear a dress
              But not too short
               Or it will lead to
This
  She thinks about
Kiss him
  She thinks about
    Why she must
      Wander
        Why she must
          Wonder
            Why she can't just
Kiss him
  She thinks about
     Herself
       Introspection
         It is her fault
          Anyway
           She thinks about
             That day
               She thinks about
Kiss him
Now
  She thinks about
     Trying
       She thinks about
         Dying
           She thinks about
             Anything else
She thinks about

 

 

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Tim Ellis

Sat 18th Aug 2018 10:19

Good poem Hallielle. I like how you've used repetition to build up a rhythm and give emphasis.

AppLe ALen

Sat 18th Aug 2018 04:51

AppLe ALen

Sat 18th Aug 2018 04:50

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Hallie Elle

Fri 17th Aug 2018 13:27

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who read and commented. I appreciate all of your kind words ❤

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John Marks

Thu 16th Aug 2018 23:01

Now
She thinks about
Trying
She thinks about
Dying

Sex and death
And nothing left
Or right.

Great poem Halli. Enjoyed it on many levels. Left me thinking.

John

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Matt Tyldesley

Thu 16th Aug 2018 08:25

Great POTW. Well done.

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elPintor

Thu 16th Aug 2018 01:00

I've been reading your posts for quite some time now and am so glad to see you featured here. You've been a soft still voice among the many, but no less valuable--a true standout.

Rachel

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Taylor Crowshaw

Wed 15th Aug 2018 23:26

Congratulations 😃

Big Sal

Tue 14th Aug 2018 18:12

Nice one.

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Christine Renshaw

Tue 14th Aug 2018 11:38

Congratulations on being poem of the week x

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Andrew Aston

Mon 13th Aug 2018 16:24

Congratulations. Deep and thought provoking. Well done 😊

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Stu Buck

Mon 13th Aug 2018 11:45

clever and enjoyable.

Kate G

Mon 13th Aug 2018 11:33

Awesome work and well deserved. 😁

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Brian Maryon

Mon 13th Aug 2018 10:57

Congrats Halli

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Darren J Beaney

Mon 13th Aug 2018 09:51

👍 Great poem and great choice for POTW!

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Mon 13th Aug 2018 09:29

Congratulations Hallielle - I really liked this poem when you posted it so am pleased to see it and you making the WoL headlines. All the best, Colin.

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Martin Elder

Mon 13th Aug 2018 09:04

A well deserved POTW congratulations Hallielle. I look forward to reading more of your work.

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