Trust the Universe

I wrote this poem in 15 minutes during an Arvon Zoom Masterclass with Roger Robinson. The title came from a conversation with a friend earlier in the week; she reminded me of advice that was gifted to me on a trip Key West at a turning point in my life.  Participating...
The crying tree

The crying tree

The crying tree I was little when I asked granddad why the blossoms fall. He rubbed one petal with his fingers and thumb. They are tears. She’s crying. You see? Why is she crying? He said she watches me every day. She knows her time with us is coming to an end. I...

At the kitchen sink

Peeling spuds with his back turned. Hunched. Head lowered. Hands shaking, unsteady, the peeler slips. Water splashes across his knitted jumper which hangs off him like a weeping silver birch. He curses at the potato peeler, he curses at his son sat behind. Finally, he...
You Only Have Them For Such A Short Time

You Only Have Them For Such A Short Time

You Only Have Them For Such A Short Time By Ross Young @WritingRocks_17 They run into the classroom and come to me with sheer delight. They hold it up and say ‘here you go’. A beautifully intricate daisy chain made just for me. I take them carefully in my hands and...

A Puppy Poem

Looking into the eyes of a puppy It makes me feel so happy Knowing it’s mine Filled with enough love for my whole lifetime   The dogs who survived the Titanic They could survive all things oceanic Two Pomeranians and a Pekingese I bet they survived with great...
Cating

Cating

My Cat Poem   My cat is Viggo He is ginger He is mine He is cute You can not have him I won’t let you steal him He is mine He is cute He is fluffy He thinks my bed is his He is my...