Intro to Poetry Day 1

Beach Trip Let’s pack up a picnic and drive to the sea Let’s go a great distance, away and we’re free Let’s open the windows, blast music up high Let’s run on the beaches, admire the sky Let’s hold old ladies as they walk on the sand Let’s help fallen children by giving a hand […]

Am I Enough?

This is my first attempt at a Reversal poem. I did look at a template and changed it around to make my own poem.  It is a poem that you read in the normal way, and then afterwards you read it up the way to reverse the meaning. It was fun to write. AM I […]

Dear New Mum

  Dear New Mum (me a few years ago), This new mum thing has come as a shock to the system. I’m sorry nobody told you how hard it would be. You expected to feel “overwhelming love and pride” for the new bundle. All of your friends told you about the pure joy and bliss […]

Back to School Blues

  Sharpening his pencils; ironing his clothes. Wishing it would slow down – how fast the time all goes. Packing up his schoolbag; new shoes up a size. Seeing that he’s growing – mammy wipes her eyes. Every year he’s moving, another step away. Feels his hands in hers now – he’s still a child […]

The Love Affair

Wants a mate – thinks she’s found one that’s great. Get him round, offer bait – common ground. Make a date. Gaining ground – Eyes dilate. Words profound. Fast heart rate – they’re spell bound. Gain some weight. Tightly wound. Much debate. Heads will pound. Must berate. Fights compound Irritate. Fool around. Feeling hate. Come […]

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 […]