Photo of earth from space by NASA

We share

The same sun burns our backs The same waves bathe our feet The same clouds blow over our hopes The same love is made on sheets.   The…

Photo of a path by Chris Lu

23 excuses that stop you succeeding

I had a dream once. I wanted to retire at the age of forty. Well, that time has come and gone without much fanfare or any sign of…

Photo of a child being held by a woman

Who are we

Who are we, but the voice in our head. The echo inside, “I’m me.” you said. Who are we when we’re fast asleep? Dead to the world, we’re…

Photograph of Tysvaer in the snow by Lee Carnihan

Snow, come

Snow Come Sing your verse Lay your silence On the earth   Snow Fall Let me walk All over you Footprints dawn   Snow Stay Rest in peace…

Photo of a woman looking across a lake by Arkady Lifshits

It’s you again

Oh hello It’s you again Did you want To be my friend? Well you can’t You’ll make me sick And that’s not good I’m tired of being Sick So…

Just hold on

I can carry you down the mountainside I can swim with you on my shoulders I possess the strength to carry us on Through the darkest of places…

The Tube

Mind the gap

We mind the gap counting the time, cursing the minutes, tutting the line. A push too far, you’re over the line. A shove too far, you’re on the lines. The…

A couple walking underneath an umbrella

You are not alone

If, like me, you find out one day that someone special in your life has cancer, but you have no idea what to say to them, this poem may…

Snow falling on an empty train carriage

The memory of snow

With the snow comes soft white silence. To wash away the dark and the noise: the pressures of life that play on your mind.   It’s a moment of bliss….

Line drawing of leaves by SJ Griffey

The Pig in the Tree – Children’s Story

Out of all the things I’ve ever written, or tried writing, a children’s story has been one of the hardest. Because you’ve got to make each word work…