Last week I saw Leona Lewis live and at the end of her show, she left this thought up for the audience: Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen. The show was a journey through love and heartbreak (matching the theme of her album Glassheart) and this ending to me said that just… Continue reading When belief slips
I can see the shimmering fairy lights reflected in your eyes All the mistakes from the past year gone in a gold glow The fire crackles turning cold hearts warm Anger, fear and regrets can wait until the snow melts This is my favourite time of the year. Christmas wishes whispered to the fairy on… Continue reading This time of year
Today is National Poetry Day in the UK and I dutifully shared one of my favourite poems on Facebook and Twitter: In what might be called a very modern way, I discovered this poem through a film. It is recited in Charlie St Cloud and I love how inspiring it is. A modern film using… Continue reading Is poetry still relevant?
The temperature cools spreading a chill through the air The leaves sway in the breeze Transforming our world from green to red, orange and yellow Our cheeks pink and glowing Scarves wrapped tightly around our necks and jackets pulled across our chest Pumpkins carved, fireworks lit and chestnuts toasted Kicking the leaves from the… Continue reading Autumn arrives
Possibilities float on the horizon Fear holds back the journey forward Leaps of faith put off again and again Insecurity turns you in another direction But the path is waiting for your shoes to tread Open arms that secure the brave and propel them onwards Light dances on the mountains for those willing to climb… Continue reading When the road forks
The window offers endless possibilities Stretching out across a bright blue sky Following the birds towards the horizon Don’t know what we will find there Outside of me lies the chance to be free Lying on the spongy grass daydreaming Tracks laid by planes flying far away Following their journey to the stars I… Continue reading Lost in a daydream
Battling hope versus doubt Facing ups then downs Loneliness taps the shoulder of freedom Passion locks itself on my heart Drumming my fingers on the table My heart hammers in my chest Fighting with myself Pressure to reach success Self belief versus expecting failure Pushing on up the hill It's a long climb to reach… Continue reading Hope vs Doubt
April is national poetry month so I thought I'd seize the opportunity to post about my favourite poems. I occasionally write poetry but it always feels too personal to share. Plus I don't think they're actually very good. And I really can't claim to be a poetry expert. I probably couldn't tell you why a poem is good compared to on that isn't but, much like… Continue reading My favourite poems