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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 […]

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Poems and Squids

It feels difficult to get back into blogging, partly because that strange time between Christmas and New Year is over and I’ve forgotten what routine is. Also because in the past few days I’ve been submitting more writing to online journals, etc., so blogging hasn’t been my priority. As I wrote in this post, this […]

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Nanna / Poem

My Nanna died last week, and I don’t know if that’s a strange thing to put online or not, but here we are. I wrote a poem (at one in the morning when I couldn’t sleep) about her which will be read at her funeral. She hands me the plate Even though I have already […]

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Writing in the New Year

While NaNoWriMo has me excited for writing my novel, I’ve also been getting back into poetry. I do write small poems frequently but lately I’ve been more motivated to write ones that are longer, more thought out, and not only consisting of simple rhymes. I want to write rhythms that aren’t necessarily expected or easy […]