A light at the end

Welcome to another blog post looking at mental health and poetry! If you've read some of my more recent posts, you'll know that I (not unlike a lot of people out there) have been struggling and battling my own inner demons and my own mental health issues. It is a monumental up-hill battle most days, …

Toxic Masculinity

I'm sure we've all heard the term "toxic masculinity" now in 2019, but what does it mean and why are there differing opinions on it? In this post, I'll be sharing my views on the term, my experience with it and a poem I've written to help people's awareness and challenge their expectations of men. …

Acrostic Poetry

Ever since I first discovered my passion for language and writing, poetry had always been my favourite form of written expression. At school, when we were taught poetry, the first form we studied had been Acrostic, and I adored it! Largely due to how minimalistic and simple, yet elegant these poems can appear when they …

Zen Poetry

A few months ago, I came across a style of poetry called "Zen Poetry". There a few different variations of Zen Poetry, including poems written by Buddhist monks, poetry that deliberately uses calming, soothing, zen-like words, that do not sound harsh or upset the flow of the poem; and lastly, poetry that makes the reader …

Just Human

Throughout school, I did not seem to enjoy subjects such as Maths and Science. They were too rigid for me, finding theĀ one correct answer was not my style. I much preferred English, being able to explain my answers or being credited on my own personal style of writing. It's bizarre because, now I'm older I …