We’ve all got our firsts Our best and our worst We’ve all smiled before And we’ve all hit the floor   We’ve all loved and lost And with a stroke of luck, We won the lot, hit the jackpot And loved the love we got   That one ex thatContinue Reading

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A reader asked me how to start a good blog, but I honestly didn’t have an honest answer available because I’ve never thought about it. What does it mean to be a good blogger? That’s not a question anyone can answer, it varies from blogger to reader, and tastes changeContinue Reading

a good poem, and why your poetry probably sucks

The first time I brought a poetry collection by Charles Bukowski, the attendant smiled and informed me that she loved his work, but some people found his work underwhelming. It’s a strange thing to hear when discussing one of modern literature’s greatest writers. But that’s the problem with unique ideas.Continue Reading

mixing board in a studio. Recoridng hip-hop

It’s a question scholar’s have debated for centuries. At one point in history, the presence of rhyme was a necessity and essential piece of the jigsaw puzzle, but in modern times, most scholars argue that rhyming couplets, commonplace in Hip-Hop, are an outdated form of poetry. Poetry doesn’t have toContinue Reading

love fiction on these library sheleves

Since my late teens, I’ve read widely motivated by people who seemed to know everything. The list of people who inspired me and forced me to question everything I knew includes rappers and authors, but the most authoritative figure in my literary adventure is beyond doubt, the incredible Stephan Fry.Continue Reading

essentieal reading in great storytelling

Like any good writer, I was supposed to write something new but ended up binge-watching the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air on Netflix. When I’m not writing, I read a lot, and the professionals tell you a good writer must read, read, read and not squander there creative days in frontContinue Reading

An open letter to my mental health. Everyone thinks I’m reclusive and that’s in part due to the effect you’ve had on me. I never asked to hide away and bury myself in a notebook, but it’s the way everything seemed to fit together. The way I fought to dealContinue Reading

It’s hard to admit, but I lost the fight Tried to knock out the dints in my dented pride Chasing women, misbehaving and sinning Nobody taught me how to discuss my feelings So, I grunt out loud, expect you to understand And bow at the feet of what you callContinue Reading

I’ve learned, liars rarely tell the truth The only truth is the truth is usually loose Cheaters never play fair and break rules Heartbreakers, break hearts and make us fools   I’ve learned love is a beautiful concept A hateful reality and a vengeful consequence Infidelity is a state ofContinue Reading