Weds poetry prompt: ‘Scars and Stains’ (‘Stained’ poem prompt)


Today’s prompt was to write a ‘Stained’ poem. Kind of ended up being a ‘Scarred’ poem too, but meh! A short and sweet one, this one, but hope you enjoy…

Scars and Stains

Some stick with stubbornness
And shall always remain,
Any hope of cleanliness
From a filthy sin, sadly in vain.

These are the stains that mark
All of those messy mistakes.
Now standing out, sheer and stark
Cracking through skin, till it breaks.

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Weds poetry prompt: ‘The Face of Time’ (‘Persona’ poem prompt)


So today’s prompt was to write a ‘Persona’ poem – i.e. a first-person poem where the speaker is NOT the author – for example it could be a historical figure, fictional character, an animal or even an inanimate object. This is a type of poem I haven’t really dabbled in much so it was quite interesting to attempt – hopefully it should be obvious who/what the perspective of this poem is from ;-). Enjoy…

The Face of Time

I’ve silently observed all that occurs
Within a house where I am master
And dictator of each daily ritual.

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Weds poetry prompt: ‘Turn and Face the Strange’ (‘Unique’ poem prompt)


Catching up on yesterday’s prompt, which was to write a ‘Unique’ poem. Consider this a little tribute to our dearly departed Mr. Bowie. And enjoy…

Turn and Face the Strange

What the world calls strange
And casts aside as ‘odd’,
Are beautiful sights to behold.
Those who live in a straight line
May never experience them.

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The Awakening: Interview on BBC Essex Radio -listen now!


So the interview yesterday went pretty well 🙂 Was a bag of nerves beforehand, but it wasn’t as bad as all that once I was in there. The interview is avaliable to listen to via the BBC Essex website, I also read the first title poem of the collection 🙂 Click the link here and skip to about 3hrs22mins in:

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The Awakening: Interview on BBC Essex Radio 11/1/2016 with Tony Fisher


As I mentioned in a previous post, tomorrow afternoon at 3pm I will be being interviewed about my debut poetry collection ‘The Awakening’ (avaliable here as an ebook download) on BBC Essex radio by Tony Fisher during his show. Please be sure to tune if you can – the show should also be avaliable from the website afterwards, so I’ll post a link to it after the fact as well. And download the book today, only £2.99 🙂 First time on radio so nervous but excited!


Weds poetry prompt: ‘The Ten-Line Predicament’ (‘Ten lines or fewer’ poem prompt)


So I’m trying to get back into the swing of these Wednesday poetry prompts after not doing ’em for a while. Yes today is Thursday, so I’m technically catching up with yesterday’s, but shush 😛 This week’s prompt was to write a ‘Ten Lines or Fewer’ poem. To be honest, I can usually manage with this sort of restriction, but I thought I’d be a bit silly and tongue-in-cheek with this one by making it about the challenge itself. So I hope you enjoy, dear reader…

The Ten-Line Predicament

There is so much I wish to say
And deep thoughts to convey,
But alas, not nearly enough time
And only a limited number of lines.
In fact I may have wasted some
Simply by stating this obvious fact.
There is but one inevitable outcome
To me agreeing to a ten-line pact,
And that is a grand poetic gaffe
That still might be good for a laugh.

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