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Tsunami / Poem

The tsunami came with a warning, The waning of the sea. Pulled back, The ocean bed bared like my scars. How to outrun such a magnetising beast, Not strong enough to look from its eyes. Water giving and taking away, Hold your breath, Save it for a rainy day. Heart fell onto the sandy floor, […]

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Before / Poem

When I was young I climbed up a tree and Sat on the highest branch The tree was small My feet brushed the ground and I couldn’t see over the hills I grew older But never left the boughs The leaves became my home The landscape changed But the tree kept growing I couldn’t reach […]

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Land, Wasted

When I was in year 11 and striving to meet the requirements of a good English student, I signed up for the extension English class. I was really excited about it; I considered myself to be a word person, and even though I only received average grades in English, I knew I could do it. […]

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Change / Poem

I wrote this poem during a recent quiet time with God. Usually when I write creatively about Jesus I won’t post it on my blog because it’s not neat, it’s just words that aren’t edited or properly ordered. But today I thought I may as well. We’re all human, and things get a little messy […]

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a perfect life.

I want to write something really good. I want to write all the words that mean something important. I want to publish all the words that mean something important. I want to write about everything that means something to me. I want to write about everything that means something to God. I want a room […]

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Lost / Poem

Seedlings planted in soil, Bees prepared for pollen. The promise of a rainy season. Hope comes with each beginning, This no exception. Growing requires dedication. But they bloomed too early, Thinking it was spring. Left yearning for sunlight, a drink. You tried to make things right, But nothing seemed to stick. Is there a love […]

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Apology / Poem

A poem about apologies: recycled words sit in my mouth / grate like sandpaper against my tongue / I’m sorry / only they are not my words / but what everyone else is whispering / I pick up apologies and carry them home / they marinate in the kitchen / but they do not hold […]

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On Instagram Poetry and ‘Real’ Writers

A few days ago I posted a photo on Instagram of some poetry I was working on. It was only a few lines, didn’t give away much, and didn’t serve any ulterior motive. By this I mean I didn’t post it to become ‘Insta-famous’. I didn’t post it to show off in some way, if […]