Today is Time to Talk Day – 24-hours put aside to remind us all why mental health should be part of our conversations every day. I've written a personal poem that seems perfect for today. It's my way of talking.
I sat down to write an epic and hilarious love poem one Sunday afternoon...and came up with this, instead.
Here's my first poem of 2019; an ode to the New Year's resolution – the human app upgrade.
At the weekend, I attended a Christmas poetry workshop run by the brilliant Artfulscribe in Southampton. We were asked to create a piece reflecting on a childhood Christmas memory; this is what I came up with. Merry Christmas!
Did you know I was live on air last week? Listen to me talking about slam poetry and performing one of my own pieces on BBC Solent
I'm ever more aware of how my body is changing as I get older; and though I still have a lot of anxiety about how I look, I have found that I am more at ease with my imperfections than I was five years ago.
Today is my birthday! What better way to simultaneously celebrate and recognise my anxieties about ageing, than write an Honest Haiku?!
I wanted to write a little poem dedicated to this time of year. It's not witty, or clever – to be honest it's pretty basic – but it's full of my love for flame and spark.
I finally have the next installment, to my poetry series. This one was actually part of another poem, but I chopped it off so it had its own starring role.
We have been brought up seeing poetry as this thing to take very seriously; a high-culture something to think deeply about. And so many people don’t think it’s for them. I don’t think that’s the case at all. It’s time for this to change.