Words are flowing, like a river that’s full
They’re charming, enchanting, creative, descriptive
Thoughts start dancing like a ballerina on stage
Words like music with stories to tell
I reach for the paper, a pen in my hand
Feeling excited I start to write.
But, all of a sudden the river runs dry
The ballet has ended, the symphony over
Thoughts turn to practical jobs to be done
The cooking and cleaning, washing and ironing
An endless list of chores to accomplish
Jobs all completed, it’s now time to write
Dancers are poised, musicians start playing
Thoughts to delight with tales to tell
The curtain is rising, performance begins
But, now it’s time to turn off the light
GOODNIGHT ZZZZZZ …..
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
Last week my head was full of festive poetry. Feeling ready to write I reached for my pen and notebook and this is what I wrote instead – the festive words had all just disappeared.
In March 2018 aged 55 I wrote my first ever poem. I remember the day very clearly. I had recently had my 5 year post breast cancer treatment review, all had gone well and emotions were very powerful at that time. I found myself reflecting on the previous 5 years and words just seemed to flow naturally. Since then I have had several other poems published and in July 2021 I was absolutely thrilled when I was awarded Publication of the Month at Spillwords. Poetry and photography have both been very therapeutic and healing for me; I found a creativity within me that I didn't realise even existed. I now present some of my poetry alongside a series of non-clinical photographs called 'Focus on Emotions' to help people understand the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis. I am also an award winning complementary therapist, keen photographer and write as a guest blogger. I live in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England - home of the pottery industry and affectionately known as 'The Potteries'. I enjoy spending time with my husband and family and when possible we love to get away in our motorhome. My hobbies include writing poetry, photography, the theatre, orchestral concerts and cycling. My poetry is influenced by personal experience but written in a style that I hope others can connect with.