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Poetry

Rain – poem

If anyone can give me a better title for this poem please let me know.  It was written in a record marathon when I wrote 4 poems in about an hour. RAIN To live is to stand In a storm Arms outstretched Feel the sting of awareness Face upturned to meet the tears Of clouds without linings Forced to release ... Read More »

Freedom – Poem

This poem could also use a better title, another from the 4 in quick succession session FREEDOM When I stopped being Who they wanted me to be Who I thought I ought to be Who you would be more comfortable around I lost my way a little Then found that There needed be a path To the place Where I ... Read More »

Parenting – Poem

PARENTING Freedom is not an eagle gliding It is not release from bars, or chains It has nothing to do with space or confinement The key To unlock my liberty Is your forgiveness For the times I was not who you needed me to be For the choices I made Or failed to make Which altered your course From a ... Read More »

Claustrophobia – Poem

View this post on Instagram #poetry #claustrophobia A post shared by Sula (@sulaskimmingstones) on Jan 4, 2019 at 5:12am PST I love people, enjoy company and delight in stimulating conversation.  None the less family time over the festive season, no matter who with tends to rattle me.  It’s really hard being in other peoples homes, not wanting to feel underfoot ... Read More »

If I could write words – Poem

This time the poetry prompt of a title of another poem to work from, came from Joanne, and I didn’t click that she’d chosen Spike MIlligan.  The man who inspired me to write poetry. IF I COULD WRITE WORDS If I could write words Unspoken those shapeless thoughts which move like mist in the space beyond joy and pain If ... Read More »

Night – poem

I’m not managing a poem a day but continuing with picking a poem title and writing somthing with the same title. NIGHT Shadows fall gently Rough edges blur The blanket of darkness covers all Embracing Uniting Soul moon rises Summoning tides Casting silver path over black waters Whispering There is always a way   The title of this poem came ... Read More »

Judas a poem about Jacob Zuma

I have not written enough poetry of late.  I spent some time this morning looking for a group or page offering daily poetry prompts, then decided on a better idea.  I have chosen to go through poetry books, pick a title and use that as a prompt.  Since reading a full poem first may affect my take on the title ... Read More »

Don’t wake me now – poem relating to grief

My 2nd submission to the Avbob poetry competition has also been rejected.  Speech Bubbles was my first submission.  Still after many hours of work I felt that it succeeded in expressing the aspect of grief after a death which I was working toward.  A very important aspect of creativity is always  to remain true to yourself and not write what ... Read More »

Speech Bubbles – poem

Avbob (the funeral business) are currently running a poetry competition with the theme I Wish I’d said.  I’ve entered 2 poems so far and am busy working on a third.  I can publish the one below here on my blog now because it was unsuccessful, I’m still puzzling over what they mean by “Unfortunately, your poem did not meet the ... Read More »