Scribbles from me to you

My poetry & prose



always there

Self doubt, self worry Self inflicted, adopted Unjustified, unwanted But everpresent and growing At the back of every thought, every breath is I'm just not good enough I'm paranoid, I'm afraid I'm a coward, I'm not strong enough The litany... Continue Reading →

OctPoWriMo2021 prequel

A year unparalleled in our lives beyond all our imagining I've sung daily and gardened Read and cooked and zoomed listened to vinyl and walked for miles but I've also been depressed and had days I did nothing but worry... Continue Reading →

#OctPoWriMo 2019 #1 The darkness will not keep me down

When the night is black like pitch, With darkness creeping close; Staining everything it touches, Draining your joy and life Until emptiness is all that remains Remember always A tiny spark a forest fire will alight Its warmth and light... Continue Reading →

#NaPoWriMo2017 #8

My Refrain My brain won't shut up Just let me sleep Images keep churning They just pop up Spitting bile and regret My brain won't shut up Just let me sleep My brain won't shut up Just let me sleep... Continue Reading →

#NaPoWriMo2017 #3 – The List

THE LIST Tears and fears and panic attacks Asthma inhalers and ambulance backs Anxiety, worry, pain and stress My work is not good for my health! Mortgage and bills and food and pets Clothes, shoes and roof to keep out... Continue Reading →

Haiku #7

Anger needs release Rage and death need sealing in Pain needs excising

Haiku #6

Guilt drips. Eats my soul. Acid burns into bitter thoughts. End it all now. Do!

Haiku #5

Black dog bites fiercely Downward dark spiralling fall Glimmer of hope gleams

Haiku #4

Yellow buttercup path Leads to the gnarled corner tree Where branch is too low

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