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of the jigsaw puzzle, but in modern times, most scholars argue that rhyming couplets, commonplace in Hip-Hop, are an outdated form of poetry.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

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

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

reading a dictionary with glasses for words

When I try and describe the function of language, I’m reminded, by the younger me who dreamt of attending Hogwarts, by the words of the late great Albus Dumbledore. ‘Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.’ I intend to causeContinue Reading

I tried to sell my soul last night, But the devil, he didn’t want it He said, it’s too black and tarnished But the light inside you I can’t abolish   I reached out to God, last night And told him I can’t find my way home He told me,Continue Reading

Wildebeest roam free in peace As cheetahs feel dust beneath their feet Buffalo stampede, leopards sleep in trees Lions seek the breeze more than they eat   Zebras dance together with giraffes Roads carved out as elephants advance The silence of crickets whistling in grass It’s music to your earsContinue Reading