Daily Archives: April 17, 2013

NaPoWriMo Day 17# 17/30 – Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled –


‘Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled’

Mixed feelings

A nation divided.

Red and Blue,

North and South,

Lives enhanced

Lives destroyed.

Headstrong and

high achieving.

I was 12 when

ambition grew,

it faded three years later.

I remember water in

yoghurt pots,

grateful for a biscuit break.

My mum provided milk

The state didn’t have to.

‘We wrestle not against

flesh and blood’

In that box

there lies a woman.

A mother,

A grandmother,

A body of a soul

That did what she did

Because she believed it

to be right at the time.

Judge not,

Her family are losing

a branch of their tree.

The roots of which

will always be with


It is passed.

It is in the past.

Leave it there,

Dis-spell your bitter hearts

and pour out love

instead into your own families,

Find me a man who hasn’t been

scarred or slain by another’s actions,

It is not in the moment we can


It is in the action we take afterwards.

Let yours be in love.


Gratitude in the Waters


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I woke up to find a little Trophy where usually there is a star, 1000 likes on AWF, I just wanted to leave a message to all followers of my blog.

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At the beginning of April we had 100 followers, now we have 135. Thanks for all the likes and comments, especially comments – I love hearing what you think and feel.

Please keep following, this morning I thought about how the blog is currently very NaNo centric, I hope it helps motivate those of you in camp, I look forward to more varied posts next month. I don’t regret joining in the camps though, I have created a body of 17 poems and written over 22,000 of my non-fiction manuscript in 17 days!

I love the fact that people are reading my blog and I’m not typing away in a black hole, thanks once again from the bottom of the fountain.

Happy Writing x