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Growing and Changing

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I’m like Dr. Who… I tend to regenerate every few years. Last time it happened must have been about six years ago when I decided on a career change and gave up pretty much everything to study animal management full-time. I had time by myself to think and I know at that time in my life I made the right decision even though I didn’t end up pursuing an animal care career. It was great personal development and opened up a whole lot of new opportunities for me. I saw a change in myself during that time, I was more determined and care free and I proved to myself that I could work harder than I had ever worked before. I was happy.

Recently… I would say 3 or 4 months ago, I have been showing signs of growing up. This is something that I had refused point-blank to do in the past, but at the age of 33 I seemed to have given in and accepted that there are some things I need to face. My thoughts have mainly been leaning towards planning for my future, something that I wouldn’t have considered at all earlier on in the year.

I suppose there comes a time when you haven’t got a choice and that then aggravating voice of one of your parents telling you to ‘grow up’ actually starts to make sense. With my new sensible head on my shoulders we shall see what 2014 brings. After all, it’s not very far away now is it!

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There’s no Rush!

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I’ve decided to take a break from the poetry this week and rest my brain. That’s why I’ve been quiet. But I have also been suffering from a terrible case of mental block and the more I worry about it the worse it gets. I’m so busy during the day I tend to find it difficult to shut off and concentrate so I may work on poetry on the weekends that I have free. There’s no rush, after all I don’t want to produce rubbish. So I have only one thing left to say to you on this cold evening:

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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.

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