I will always be grateful for you

I hope you can forgive me for this one, because I broke the rules of the Ballade it was supposed to be! It took on a life of its own, so I went with it. Still, it was supposed to be an exercise in improving my poetry skills so for you poets reading this…be patientContinue reading “I will always be grateful for you”

Silent Sentinels – Armed Forces Day Poem

  Like Atlas, who carried an incredible weight Or Titans who battle with strength and valour You protect us against violence and hate Fighting those who would take our power * As fierce and mighty as an ancient tree You form a barrier across the deepest divide With roots that encompass land, air or seaContinue reading “Silent Sentinels – Armed Forces Day Poem”

The Black Widow’s Tale – An Ode to Husband Killing

I was challenged by a writer friend of mine, Mark Morris, to write an ode to husband killing. So after spending much time online, being haunted by the greats and all things stressed and un-stressed, I decided to got with the traditional rhyming form of A B A B C D E C D EContinue reading “The Black Widow’s Tale – An Ode to Husband Killing”

Not your run-of-the-mill Superhero

Some of you might know that I don’t write poetry unless I’m either challenged or psych myself up for it! Since Paul Burgess gave me a friendly challenge to write a Limerick, I decided to take him up on it. Paul has some crazy mad skills when it comes to poetry, and he favours theContinue reading “Not your run-of-the-mill Superhero”

A Small Victory – Be Inspired Weekly Challenge #27

This week’s challenge calls for a Decuain. As described by Amreen at Paint the World with Words, here’s how to write a Decuain – The Decuain is a short poem made up of 10 lines, which can be written on any subject. There are 10 syllables per line and the rhyming scheme can be either:Continue reading “A Small Victory – Be Inspired Weekly Challenge #27”

There is no greater gift than friendship – Be Inspired Challenge #26

Before I get to my entry for this week’s Be Inspired Writing Challenge, I wanted to say a huge thank you to Amreen for her recognition, her support and her encouragement. She awarded me with a much sought after ‘Be Inspired badge’, and I will display it with pride. If you’d like to read theContinue reading “There is no greater gift than friendship – Be Inspired Challenge #26”

It’s all changed – Written for the Be Inspired Writing Challenge

This week’s poetry form for the Be Inspired Writing Challenge is a Triquain. For details on how to write a Triquain click here. I promised myself I would reduce the number of challenges I take part in during Camp NaNoWriMo, but it seems I like a challenge. To compromise, as I’ve done previously, I wroteContinue reading “It’s all changed – Written for the Be Inspired Writing Challenge”

Lighting the way – Be Inspired Weekly Writing Challenge – #24

Perhaps it’s not the best way to start a post, but I’m going to be honest and tell you I struggled with this week’s ‘Be Inspired’ poetry form – Quinzaine. The English word quinzaine came from the French word qunize, meaning fifteen. A quinzaine is an unrhymed verse of fifteen syllables. These syllables are distributedContinue reading “Lighting the way – Be Inspired Weekly Writing Challenge – #24”