Distraction

My mind fizzes and pops, I’m scrolling on my phone and I just can’t stop, Stop. What? Sorry I didn’t hear you, A bird flew by, just there, near you. Its 1am and I can’t sleep, Tomorrow morning, there’s an appointment to keep. Weep. That thing that happened ten years ago, It’s important – my […]

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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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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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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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