My First Lipogram

  lipogram noun: lipogram; plural noun: lipograms a composition from which the writer systematically omits a certain letter or certain letters of the alphabet. For my poetry class I had to write a Lipogram by using only one vowel throughout the whole poem. Not only that, but I had to ensure every word included this […]

A Secure Place

This is your home now, a place that’s secure A safe space for you with nurses who care Less of a worry, a relief for sure. No long nights alone for you to endure Someone to call on should you have a scare This is your home now, a place that’s secure You say you’re happy […]

The Old Red Dress

Dirty secrets hidden at the back Where thigh tingling hems skimmed brown flesh And sensual hands shifted silk over head A red dress crumpled on a bed Sensible knee length neighbours Await open doors to the usual places Jilted red dress remains in the dark Hoping for some reignited spark Escapes the inner confinements Clinging […]

Tinder Tower

It’s difficult for me to comprehend the suffering of those who were in Grenfell Tower when the fire struck. There are now many questions needing answered.  Reports are coming in describing what could have went wrong at Grenfell (the list is long).  There are stories of Government officials  ignoring safety advice in order to save money and cut corners. They wanted […]

I’m Alright Jack

Definition:  Alright Jack is a UK slang term used to indicate those who acts only in their own best interests even if assistance to others would necessitate minimal effort on their behalf. I Care much. I’m In touch.  I   Got mine. I’m Just fine. I   have job. I’m No yob. I   Vote […]

Saved by Men

Cinderella’s a role model – rich prince she did wed. So you must be a beauty to escape life of dread. Bookish Belle is a stunner – ugly Beast is not nice. So boys must be real handsome for girls to think twice. Snow White stays with men – who refuse to do chores. So to […]

Noisy Flatmate Limerick

Apologies for the dark ending, my imagination led me there.   He tried to undo her buckle with his hands – clumsy and muckle. So she undressed herself but fell into the shelf. It’s then they began to chuckle.   Her flatmate was rather perturbed; from her sleep  – she was now disturbed. She’d heard the […]

Scattered Hopes

She’s on her way on this fine day; whilst the sea advances – expecting dalliances.   Her final drive; she’ll soon arrive. Pick a spot, set her free – on her dancing spree.   A sudden gust; scattered stardust. Off she flies forever – unknown endeavour.   My mother-in-law’s ashes were scattered on the beach today, […]

None of Your Business

When you’ve had enough of people asking about your family planning.   Warning: There may be emotional triggers, related to fertility and loss Well Meaning Questions You don’t have a baby! How can that be? Surely you want one, you’re a woman, you see.   You can give birth and therefore you should. You’ll feel […]