#Poem When I am old

When I am old,

Dont shut me away.

Take me outdoors.

It doesn’t matter if the snow bites my lips,

The rain soaks my hair,

Or the wind chaps my skin, 

Only take me outdoors.

If there is no money for entertainment,

Or time for excursions,

I don’t mind.

Only don’t shut me away,

Take me outdoors.

#GoodFriday a #poem

I have died
A thousand tiny deaths
Only to find myself
Rising up
Back where I started,
A little older
Perhaps a little wiser.

But now my soul
Grows old with weariness,
Life grinding to a halt.

Bury me with You.
Kill off once and for all
Every thing which chains me
Ankle to old earth.

Change me in this fertile soil
Cause my life to germinate
Raise me up with You
To grow and flourish
As I should do:
Shelter for the lost
And food for the pilgrim.

All my life an offering
For your Glory.


100 Themes Challenge Writing Prompts

Life is very busy at the moment, certainly as far as head space goes anyway, so sadly I wont be attempting nanowrimo this year.

But I still want to write.

So I am setting myself a little challenge of my own, to write creatively each day through November. This list of prompts seems like a good place to prepare…

Scribbling on the Computer

A list of prompts has been floating around on the internet – I was told it originated on DeviantART – and after having successfully used the prompts, I share them with you.  You pick a list (I have two right here) and write something for each theme.  Poems, drabbles, short stories, journal entries, anything. A group of us from Holy Worlds are using the list to outline an entire novel to be written for NaNoWriMo. I just finished my outline today. 😀 You would be shocked to find how easy it is to create an entire, round, detailed plot just by using each theme to create a scene.

The Original List
1. Introduction
2. Complicated
3. Making History
4. Rivalry
5. Unbreakable
6. Obsession
7. Eternity
8. Gateway
9. Death
10. Opportunities
11. 33%
12. Dead Wrong
13. Running Away
14. Judgment
15. Seeking Solace
16. Excuses
17. Vengeance

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#Poetry – my first #sonnet – A Sonnet of Dark and Light

I have been inspired by Radio 4’s recent day of poetry to have a go at writing sonnets… this is my first attempt:

A Sonnet of Dark and Light

How slow these dark and trouble filled nights can go.
The clouds swirling in oppressive plumes and drown
Any thought of starlight or gentle moon glow,
The one comfort is duvet wrapped around.

Here morning light comes in grey and mellow
Cocooning bed warmth slowly receding
And hot steaming tea a welcome fellow
It washes the last tangles of mourning.

Now the greatest choice lies ahead, bright day
Or sapping night, the way forward is mine
A choice to take or waste fretting away
The power here to take up is divine.

A bright future of soft gentle moonlight
and a heart filled with given love so bright.