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200th Post celebrations

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Another milestone reached in my blogging ventures so I thought I would mark the occasion. When I reached my 100th post I decided to share my 10 favourite posts since I started blogging so I thought I would do something similar and share my 10 favourite posts since my 100th. Many of the posts have a lovely collection of photo’s to go with them.

  1. Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium I’m currently looking forward to the opening of this cafe which looks like it’s set for the beginning of next year. It is very exciting and I’m sure once I get to go I will let you all know what it’s like. I’ve got a feeling that it’s going to be very popular.
  2. Consuelo Parra – Digital Art An artist that I discovered this year. Check out some of the pictures that I have included in this post.
  3. Ronan Keating Live This seems like ages ago, I can’t believe it was at the beginning of the year. How time flies!
  4. The Struggle One of the few Poems that I wrote this year along with ‘Defeated’ and ‘Don’t Judge Me’ which I’ve also included in this list. I’m hoping to compile some more poems for 2014 because I’m not that bad at writing them.
  5. Egg-Citing Art Lots of giant egg designs in Covent garden. There are so many photos.
  6. Defeated
  7. Don’t Judge Me 
  8. A Damp Day in Camden Town This is the only time I visited Camden this year. I hope to go again next year. It’s so hard to find the time to fit everything in. There are lots of places that I had hoped to visit this year but didn’t.
  9. Carrie Hope Fletcher Photos of Carrie performing at this years ‘West End Live’. She has become one of my favourite YouTubers.
  10. Garden Wildlife It’s surprising what you can find in your own back garden. See what you can find.
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The Struggle

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Consuelo Parra digital art

Feeling isolated, and frustrated
by the distant glimmer of hope,
she grows tired of the constant struggle
to return to how she used to be
slowly losing the sanity she once had
with no way of getting out

craving freedom from the thoughts
that kept her captive
for what seemed like eternity
longing for someone to save her from herself
though fearful of rejection
but eager to gain control once more.

Digital art by Consuelo Parra entitled ‘Love me Again’. Check out her work HERE.

Getting to Know Prose

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After staring at a blank piece of paper for hours on end I finally produced ‘Defeated’. It didn’t come easy as I’m still trying to adapt to the style of prose but I was so much happier with the finished product in comparison to ‘Don’t Judge Me’. I think it flows with ease and captures the imagination leaving people to think about what happened to make her feel the way she feels. I have recently found inspiration in the poetry blogs of others who have made me understand prose a little better.

One of my first prose attempts  entitled ‘Garden of Decay’ now features in the February 2013 issue of the online magazine ‘Full of Crow’ which you can view HERE. Looking back on it, I don’t think I did it enough justice but it was a big confidence boost to have it accepted. It has led me to believe in myself a little more and have some faith in my creations.

I have been meaning to edit my ‘ABOUT’ page for quite a while now so that’s what I’m going to do by the end of today. I first wrote this page when I started my blog over a year ago, so it’s looking a little dated and not very insightful. Apart from that I shall be reading more poetry blogs and thinking about my next poem.

Defeated

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Consuelo Parra art

Haunted by the past
she tried to run from,
emotionally drained
and feeling defeated,
she fell to her knees
in mercy

Her head in her hands
she tries to catch her breath
in-between sobs
that make her body quake
uncontrollably

she searches for the strength
to get her through
the overwhelming sense of guilt,
left by the lies and deceit
and thinking about the day
she can learn to forgive herself.

Untitled  digital art by Consuelo Parra. Check out her work HERE.

Don’t Judge Me

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Consuelo Parra art

Don’t judge me
as I do not judge
to see is not to know,
though don’t despair

I care not for
your shallow thoughts
and naive comments,
I don’t need your pity
for I show no emotion
and shed no tears

I find comfort in silence
and loneliness is a friend,
for solitude is my savour
in the dim light of day

a stranger to myself
I sit here
in this cruel, cold world
accepting what it brings.

I’d be lying if I said I was completely happy with this piece. I found myself well out of my comfort zone attempting prose for the first time. I’m far more familiar with rhyming poetry but I’m desperate to try it. I want to be able to experiment with styles of poetry. I’d appreciate any feedback no matter how critical.

The artwork above is that of Consuelo Parra entitled ‘Secrets of Forest’. Check out her facebook page

Words of Inspiration

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As I was clearing out my bedroom, I came across a little framed poem that an ex work colleague gave me just before I started my animal management course a few years ago. I think the words are very true so I thought I would share it with those of you about to embark on any new ventures in 2013.

With a little bit of courage

and a little bit of strength

a little bit of hope

and you can go to any length

Remember to be positive

no matter what you do

just trust in your abilities

they’ll always see you through

Unknown poet

Busy in Blogsville

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I’ve been busy in the land of blogsville since I got back off holiday, mainly to compensate for the two weeks I’ve missed. I’ve posted a couple of reviews in my reviews blog (there’ll be many more to come) and I’ve posted a couple of photo’s in my creative blog. Due to receiving no response from the e-zine that I sent my poem into a few months back; I thought I might as well add that to my creative blog a little later. I’ve also been checking out some blogger’s photography posts on here, many quite impressive. I think the simplest things make the biggest impact.

Whilst on holiday I’ve been inspired to do something different with my life, I’m not too sure what yet but the thought of returning to normality after experiencing some amazing sights and interesting excursions depresses me. I need more stimulation in my life. Maybe I’ll start that free-lance journalism course a little earlier than planned. After all it’s what interests me.