I started writing my first novel a few years ago. As I developed a love for writing, without rhyme I began experimenting with different forms of prose poetry. Poetry doesn’t have to rhyme, but that’s the way I liked it. Writing always felt like something I couldn’t do, and I had to adhere to the strict rules of my chosen art form. After all, what did I know about prose? All But One was one of the first pieces I wrote without a rhyme scheme that I felt happy to share.  

Mental health is an important topic for me. It features in my poetry a lot and it’s something we as a community need to talk about more openly. We’re all human and we’ve all faced battles, but none of us should have to feel alone. Together, there is nothing we can’t overcome. We are one. 

Every promise, broken.
Every lie, hidden
Every moment, lost
Every memory, once ripe,
Now rotten.
When every step forward
Glares at history
Every lesson, never learnt
Every mistake, repeated
Every addiction
Every girl
Every friend
Every girlfriend
All lost to the fog that blinds
The path.
Direction. Lovers.
But one. 


I hope you enjoyed reading. Let me know your thoughts in the comments, or if you need someone to talk to or help to deal with personal issues, but don’t feel as though you have anyone in your life to talk to, you can contact me privately. I can’t offer anything, but free advice, but it’s always confidential and sometimes talking about our problems is all it takes. If you don’t feel like talking, that’s fine too. A lot of the time I close myself off and retire alone with a book or a pen. My advice for those who don’t want to talk. Write it down. I find it always helps. Stay strong. 


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