Gone

While hosting a Writing Workshop for Man Met’s Poetry Society, I got participants to take a book from their childhood, and transform it into a poem. Though it was not an original activity (in fact, remaking texts into something new formed an entire module in my studies), I added a little flair to the exercise.Continue reading “Gone”

A Mask in The Road

Written during Poetry Health Service (PHS) Writing Workshop, this is but one of so many ideas that were inspired by it. The event was hosted by the amazing poet Hafsah Bashir, for Man Met Poetry Society members, and it was a very enjoyable experience. What do you think of this poem? Let me know inContinue reading “A Mask in The Road”

The rockies and home

An exploration of the meanings of home and nature, and what it means to be homeless, this poem is a ‘Stream of Consciousness’ that was written following a prompt that was given during a Poetry Health Service (PHS) Workshop that was hosted by the wonderful Hafsah Bashir, on behalf of Man Met Uni’s Poetry SocietyContinue reading “The rockies and home”

The Friendly Stranger

Dawn light dances through the cyan night, twinkling bright as if cradled in the olive branches, whose trunks warp as they are blown left-to-right, like they are dancing underneath the candlelight, they turn white, shaped like seams across the Mount of Olives— slowly, softly refracting the light that’s burning from a distant lantern’s relives. AContinue reading “The Friendly Stranger”

London Bridge

A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many—buckling until it cracked. ‘London Bridge is falling down, falling down, London Bridge is falling down, my fair lady.’ I had not thought death had undone so many. It collapsed with weighty sighs, exhaled. Down it went, from King William Street to Saint Mary Woolnoth, cracking a deadContinue reading “London Bridge”

An interview…with Satan: The finale!

In this week’s edition of The auld Yorker, our Alan managed to have catch up with Satan over tea and cream cakes at his secret getaway cottage. From his job to love life, here’s what the Lord Of The Underworld has got to share with us! Mm, what do I do on my free day?Continue reading “An interview…with Satan: The finale!”

An interview…with Satan: Part Three

In this week’s edition of The auld Yorker, our Alan managed to have catch up with Satan over tea and cream cakes at his secret getaway cottage. From his job to love life, here’s what the Lord Of The Underworld has got to share with us! Look, that’s by-the-by! There’s no need to cry, hisContinue reading “An interview…with Satan: Part Three”

Tea with the Hatter

“What happens when you combine horror with Alice and Wonderland?” I explored this rabbit hole, following each of its dark tunnels until, eventually, I re-emerged with the shadow of a horrific, hybrid idea; the above is what it grew up to be… What do you think of this poem? Let me know in the commentsContinue reading “Tea with the Hatter”