The Dark Sea

You’re too close to me, Breathing my air, Bringing despair. For I long to flee, Into the sunlight, Out of your foresight. Away from your ropes, Keeping me drowned, And tied to the ground. For I can’t escape, Not from the darkness, And not from your harness. You’re pushing me – Into the debris, Into…

Tick-Tock

A slow realisation Like a desperate plunge In an icy river Then a sudden shiver And I glance at my wrist. It’s endless and boundless With a tick-tock ticking: A never-ending clicking Before our time runs out. Ticking, tocking, non-stopping Is that tick, tick-tocking!   Thanks so much for reading this little poem of mine;…

The Joy of the Game

Entombed in self-pity: A sentiment of war For no holy city, Where duelling sides abhor The white flag that they tore. They’re fighting the system, They’re fighting each other And no one can miss them When brother beats brother Against one another. Martyrs of history: Tumbling for a name, Falling for a mystery, And yet…

An Empty Bed

Heavy heartbeats Inside my chest; Across the sheets: A living unrest (I do detest). And gasping sighs Slip from my heart: Endless goodbyes That will never start (Not on your part). And fingertips Wanting to feel, Wanting those lips, Wanting their steel (You always conceal). And an aching head That can’t accept This empty bed:…

Icy Leaves

How merciless is Fortune to bind you, Keeping you hidden with her harsh techniques. She wounds me thus: forcing my heart in two, I see the stark-white pallor of your cheeks. Though nightfall’s gentle cradle shelters them From gluttonous Time’s fast-decaying grasp, I dream of muted breath, a stolen gem That scolds as it slides…

Splinters through the Earth

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve taken part in Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, but through a combination of having submitted all of my university assessments yesterday, and procrastinating from the large stack of reading that I still need to get through, I decided that I had enough time to give it a go this…

A Moment of Solitude

Here’s my interpretation of today’s Weekend Prompt Challenge, hosted by Sammi Cox. This is a varied challenge that I enjoy taking part in, which is why, this week, I have attempted both the prose and the poetry challenge. Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you enjoy my writing! Prose Challenge Task: Write…

Empty

Here’s my take on this week’s writing prompt from Sammi Cox. Our theme today was “emptiness”, a subject that inspired me to attempt both the prose and poetry challenge (the latter is my first ever haiku, so be nice!). Prose Challenge We’re met by static… not the kind of static with sound and colour, but a…

Storm Clouds

Here’s my take on this week’s photo prompt challenge from Creative Writing Ink. Today, I had another go at a poem, whilst trying to be pretty experimental with its form. Thank you for reading and enjoy. When storm clouds hide a gentle drip- Drop of the most distant water- Fall, and the raven silk of…