Seasonal Haikus

Summer’s warming wind,
Blows gently through green leaf trees.
Rain is often thanked.

Crisp golden leaves fall.
Autumn comes as Summer fails,
And the air grows cool.

Snow covers the path,
Inches of cold frozen ice.
Will the Earth survive?

Flowers dig through frost,
Nature comes back from near death.
The birds fly back North.

The Cloudy Shallot

A cloud wanders slowly through the sky,

Sometimes it’s lonely,

But sometimes its friends float by.

 

Years and years ago,

It saw a beautiful land of leaf and sea,

But now all it sees is you and me.

 

Grinding, digging, and choking the land,

A cloud in agony,

To see the dirt turn to sand.

 

Warmer and warmer,

The Earth grows hot,

The cloud may as well reside on a cooking Shallot.

Another World

Rich and poor,

Businessmen don’t sleep on the floor,

Like the children,

Like the elderly.

 

Gold and mud,

They’d be happy for a flood,

Leave the children

Leave the elderly.

 

Brick and straw,

The rich always want more,

Exploit the children,

Exploit the elderly.

 

Medicine and blood,

No one helps but they should,

Help the children,

Help the elderly.

 

Help them all.

My First Haikus

Poetry today,

So I wrote some short Haikus.

I posted them here.

 

The Cherry Blossom.

Pink petals fall to the ground,

Dancing in the wind.

 

The Quarter Pounder,

Unnecessary gherkin.

Arteries thicken.

 

Said the Queen to Ned:

When you play the game of thrones,

You win or you die.

 

Please like or comment,

I hope you liked my Haikus.

Come back tomorrow.

H2O – A Poem Of Love

You’re stuck to my window,

Never far from sight,

You’re in my heart, body, and mind,

Without you, I’d be dead and blind.

 

If I couldn’t touch you with my lips,

Kiss you softly and drink you in,

My throat would cry out for you,

Cry for your deep pools of blue.

 

I’m sorry I ignored you,

And placed my hood above my head,

I’m here for you now,

I know we had a row,

But you did mess up my bathroom floor…

Why You Should Write On The Internet

Over the past few weeks I’ve gained an insight into the world of creative writing on the internet. It’s been fairly rewarding so far; it has given me the opportunity to write so much more than I ever have before. I used to write once a week at most, but my new blog has encouraged me to write almost every day, and it has allowed me to experiment.

Before joining the blogging community I thought of myself as a prose writer who would write poetry if I had to, but now I think my skills in the two areas are pretty well matched. In fact, I would go as far as to say that I prefer my poetry to my prose in most cases. Now that is a strange feeling; it’s as if my whole world has shifted a little – I know, I know, it sounds dramatic, but really, it’s a massive change.

But enough about me, this post is about you! So here are five reasons you should publish your writing on the internet…

1 – You have to start somewhere

Everyone has to start somewhere; most plumbers start as an apprentice, every teacher starts as a student, and a lot of writers start on the internet. Don’t think that by starting a blog you’ll become a famous writer some day, it’s still going to be hard work, but a blog might just be the push you need to make a start on your first novel; it was for me, I’m hoping to have my first draft done by the end of summer.

2 – It gives you a sense of satisfaction

There’s nothing like posting on the internet, especially if you post frequently. I post every day, and although it can get stressful at times, I love it. But there’s one thing that’s more satisfying than completing and uploading a post. It’s completing a post, uploading it, waiting, checking your blog, and finding tons of notifications. Now that’s satisfaction.

3 – You’ll gain your first readers

They may not number in the millions, but I have developed a (very) slight following which means that whenever I post a new piece of writing, at least fifty people are guaranteed to receive an email about it. Out of those fifty, twenty may take the time to read it, and maybe only two will like it, but those two likes mean a lot. If no one ever liked any of my posts, I would probably shut down my blog, but I think I’ll hang on just a little while longer; it’s great knowing people read and like what I have to say.

4 – It builds your confidence

I know when I first started out writing, I was nervous about showing any of it to my parents. In fact when my Granddad dies a few years ago I wrote a poem about him which I immediately hid and now cannot find because I didn’t want anyone to read it. Today, my confidence has grown massively, I mean just look at me, I’m posting my writing for the whole world to see, and I’m loving every moment of it.

5 – You’ll improve!

Finally, and probably most importantly, you’ll improve. No one wants to post bad writing where hundreds of people can see it, it’s embarrassing, so you’ll end up pushing yourself to do better every time. If you’re like me, working under stress will make your writing ten times better, so try setting yourself a challenge. Gradually you’ll see improvement in your style, grammar, dialogue, diction, and overall, you’ll feel a lot better about your chances of ‘making it’ in the world of writing.

Teddy Bear

A stuffed bear sits on a toy shop shelf,
A little girl wants it for herself,
Her mother buys,
Because the bear lights up the girl’s eyes.

Dragged on the floor at home, school, and play,
The bear is the girls best friend today,
Through thick and thin,
It never once got chucked in the bin.

Years later it’s on a bedroom shelf,
It’s been replaced by a green wooly elf,
The girl learns to bake pies,
She gets older in her mother’s eyes.

Even later still a little girl plays hide and seek,
And in the attic she has a little peek,
Her mother’s teddy bear,
Placed on a dusty old rocking chair.

Dragged on the floor at home, school, and play,
The bear is the girls best friend today,
Through thick and thin,
It never once got chucked in the bin.