When I was very young, I was always afraid of the water. At the beach, I’d cling to my father – fearing the waves would wash me away into the endless ocean, never to be found again…even though we’d only stand in shallow waters. Then came my school days, where swimming was a regular activity for our Physical Education (PE) class. I’d be terrified – always getting special concession to hold the side of the pool, using that wall as my crutch to go a little at a time…never confident that I could make it by myself. The safety net was always nearby. Continue reading →
*Updated with link to a Google form, as I received a report that the email link wasn’t working* Almost a year ago, I released the electronic edition of Let it Flow – a ‘best-of’ anthology collecting what I considered my most meaningful poetry and reflections from the previous fourteen years of writing. This November, I’m giving it away for free – if you’d care to answer a few questions. Continue reading →
Once upon a time,
there was a boy who lived all alone.
Up on the 3rd floor,
where the space and time was his own.
But despite his freedom,
the boy lived in a prison:
a set of routines, habits, and permanent preferences
– things he held himself to –
walls of the invisible cage
that had sprung up around him over the years. Continue reading →
Before I move on,
let me remember the feeling
of being submerged in the biggest part of my planet;
Wave after wave,
gentle and rough,
smoothly-contoured and wildly spread;
facing head on,
and turning my back;
Being moved by the never-ending forces of push and pull,
so vastly spread in oceans off every land mass in existence. Continue reading →
Can we really change the world?
Or are we waiting for our new heroes?
Our new revolutionaries?
Malcolm, Dr King, Ali, Mandela…all historical figures to us now.
But have their struggles really come to an end? Continue reading →
In celebration of World Poetry Day (21st March), and in light of the isolation many people find themselves in at this moment, the electronic version of my book – Let it Flow – will be available for just 99c* on Amazon Kindle for one week, starting Tuesday 24th March 2020. (It may even be free!) Continue reading →