Category: Poetry

Recovering from Burnout

Burnout is a funny thing It’s hard to quantify But giving the brain a mental break Is sure to rectify. 14 years a teacher In schools counted as “rather rough.” Allowed me to know my students And their lives – so different to mine.… Continue Reading “Recovering from Burnout”

Ancient Ships

Once sailed across the ancient seas Grand ships of iron flew Here and there These majestic ships blew Roll on the decades Roll on the years Ships of iron Felled Defeated by waves Defeated by fiery shores Now filled with granite Sunk down below… Continue Reading “Ancient Ships”

You have a daughter

Horrific Pain time stopped life unwanted now you lost can’t comprehend understand yet helpless your heart beats yet your son’s stopped frozen pain want to end it eating breathing It’s all irrelevant yet you have a daughter you have to live you have to… Continue Reading “You have a daughter”

Something familiar

Something familiar Speaks to my soul In a world that I am not used to. So many little things I struggle to learn To adjust and adapt each day Relief I walked into a public library I could have been back at home The… Continue Reading “Something familiar”


Dread fills my core I do not want to get out of bed I fight this feeling daily Unsure of the cause. Is it work? Is it homelife? Is it something I can’t quantify? I have felt this way for over a year When… Continue Reading “Dread”