The Secrets Water Holds – Poetry

I’m often inspired by the weather. The tropical heat we’ve been having in the UK is quite unusual, so naturally we’ve all been talking about it – a lot. I hope you enjoy this poem that I wrote during one of the many storms this week. White water is dripping at the window, A spiral […]

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Umbrella Heart

The rain often caught me, Ice water etched rivulets into my bones, The cold soaked so deep, I couldn’t catch my breath to breathe. I only knew I couldn’t fight, Fear wrapped me up and held me. And cosy comforts became puppets strings, Wrenching me from my door. I wanted to scream at it to […]

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The Desert

I thought I was alone in this desert, In fact, I’ve never felt so lonely. The sky is beautiful, unbroken and blue, But not as blue as me. The scorpion at my feet walks by, oblivious. I’m not alone because you are over there, I wave at you frantically, The sand swirls around me, Into […]

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Speak – a poem about my silence

Talking is hard when you are silent. In a room of crowded voices, Words ricochet around the room. Too fast for your mind to consume. A jumble of sentences, Flow from one person to another, And end abruptly at your ears, Stoking the fire of your fears. It’s an easy song to sing they say, […]

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I Lost Myself

A few months ago a song called She Used To Be Mine by Sara Bareilles made me stop in my tracks. It’s about life not turning out in the way you wanted and feeling like you’ve lost a part of yourself. I can’t think of a song that has ever hit me like that before […]

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You are important to me. Poem for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020.

You are important to me. Though you might not feel it, When time ticks by without you, And you spend your days alone. But still, I want you to know. You are important to me. When tears fall onto your pillow, And your soul feels scared inside, Others share your struggles, So there’s no need […]

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We are together.

Mental illness is a difficult thing to live with. The little things like going to visit a friend or popping to your local coffee shop can be what help you stay well. So losing that freedom can feel hard to bear. I tried to remind myself of how important it is to protect others by […]

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