Half The Story

Perhaps this is just a general thing most people are guilty of, or perhaps this is just me…but I think it’s very easy to see things from just one perspective and I almost always find myself writing from that vantage point. I find it much more difficult to be less selfish and consider the other half of a story so here is half a poem, you can fill in the blank lines yourselves. The other half is not mine to write, only imagine which is always dangerous because I could definitely dream up a whole load of crazy, beautiful, unrealistic and heartbreaking things to fill the gaps…


This half of the story, it starts with you.


You are its heart, its rudder and its sail.


Sometimes I find you, washed up on the shore


Of my dreams, temporary paradise


Where I need you to give yourself to me


Suspend the reality for a while


Let me just love you and be loved right back.







Between You and Me


Across the river
The bank rises dangerously steep.
Do you see me?

I’m standing on the other side,
Almost invisible,
A speck at the top of that precipice,
Watching as the distance between us seems to grow.

I see you.
Waiting, silent, loving,
Unsure, scared, sad, angry
Whilst the river rages below,
Dark currents of love
Beneath the surface
Threatening to pull you in
As you contemplate crossing.

I see your fear from where I am.
How it lies in the creases around your eyes
The twist of your hands
The tension that ripples
Across your shoulders.
But I can only watch,
Hope… that it doesn’t become so great
That you turn away
Like you do in my nightmares
And leave me standing out here alone
My heart calling out to you
On an empty wind
Across the divide
To come back
See me.


I was talking to a pretty close friend about how I don’t often re-read things I have written because I find it uncomfortable, like listening to a recording of your own voice that sounds both familiar and alien all at once…but today I took a rare glance backwards at some of the things I had written and quite liked the following poems to describe how I’m feeling. In  order of the way I have felt today, here goes…


I Love You. Sorry.

My Alphabet




I cannot hear your heart
I cannot see it beat
I cannot feel your love
Or wait ‘til we next meet.
I cannot kiss your lips
I cannot read your mind
I cannot stand the quiet
Of a voice I cannot find.
I cannot be without you
I cannot be apart
You cannot know my love for you
Or know what’s in my heart.

Sunshine Blogger Award


What a lovely bit of sunshine to be given this award by fellow and talented blogger Story Girl.

Thank you very much.


What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

This award is given by bloggers to fellow bloggers who inspire positivity and creativity in the blogging community.


Thank the person who nominated you for the Sunshine Award and link back to their blog
Answer the questions set by the person who nominated you
Nominate other blogs and give them questions to answer
Notify your nominees through social media or commenting on their blog
List the “rules” and display a Sunshine Award logo in your post


Why do you write?

Because I am a hopeless dreamer who loves the escapism writing gives you. You can be anyone, do anything, go anywhere, have anything – you are only limited by the extent of your imagination.

What’s the meaning behind your blog name?

Ooh, this is a hard one as my blog name is quite personal – let’s just say it reflects some of the themes in my poems about love that you can’t always have…

Why did you start your blog?

Because it was cheaper than therapy, ha ha!

Where is your favourite place to write?

Literally anywhere. If I have a sudden flash of inspiration, I’ll grab whatever’s to hand to write with/on and get writing.

Describe your favourite colour without saying what it is

It’s the colour of his eyes

The colour of my tears

The colour of summer skies

The colour of midnight fears

It’s the colour of sootless fire

The colour of me and you

The colour of my desire

In any type of hue.

How do you deal with negative comments?

It depends on where the comments came from, what they’re about and who made them but if I can I prefer to laugh about things rather than think about the negative.

What motivates you?

Loads of things…family, friendship, love, happiness, success – I could keep going!

What is your writing goal?

Writing things that other people like to read…and one day maybe to write a brilliant book of poetry or a novel.


My nominations:

Milly Schmidt  for loads of well written and really useful advice and articles on writing and blogging.

Constant Variable for brilliantly written, clever and heart-felt poetry.

My questions for nominees:

Why do you blog?

Who inspires you?

What is your favourite literary quote?

What is your favourite novel/poem and why?

Describe yourself in 3 words?

How would other people describe you in three words?

Your most fun day ever would be to…





Shadow Cat

There’s a shadow cat out there.
She slips unseen through silvery night air
To sleep silently at the foot of your bed
And bring beautiful dreams to fill your head.
She’ll be gone again before you wake
Those dreams of yours she’ll with her take.
She’ll carry them back to her shadow lair,
And those dreams of yours with me she’ll share.