I haven’t posted for a while, you know how it is, life takes over sometimes and there’s never enough time left for the things we enjoy. It’s been great to see Hollie McNish in the news this week being awarded the prestigious Ted Hughes award with her amazing poem on Motherhood. She is thoroughly engaging and I could listen to her for hours! Her spoken word in particular is so inspiring especially to the younger generation.
I thought it time to post one of my own poems. I like to use imagery and sometimes it takes on a whole new idea, as you will see from this poem and photo!
She sits amongst flowers on a deckchair
of red and blue stripes in her utopian garden
make up perfect hair done
nails painted the most awful shade of plum
people arrive say their goodbyes
sniffle sob have a good look
use day rider tickets to wipe away tears
as crocodiles snap at her naked veined heels
I offer refreshments from bone china cups
with sweet fondant fancies smiles erupt
and when she has passed with a bunch of sweet peas
they tell me she loved drinking plum tea