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Gordian Sins

Look to him,

Look to him

– the prophet.

Sweeping smiles.

Pained eyes.

 

Repentance is needed

to atone this false idolatry

Imposter.

Righteous corrupt.

 

Through blessed stigmata,

The casting of stones

from those who have

countless sins.

 

Come to me,

Dressed in white – messiah

beads of water on your head.

Baptised. New life.

But do the memories of your sins remain?

 

Thunder.

Your moan is thunder.

Lightning is your touch.

Angels can fall.

 

New sins. Old sins. Combine

And so, serpentine,

We thrive.

 

 

 

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Midgard’s Cry

Walk the land,

the compact earth beneath your feet.

The shade of the towering trees,

A forest – Life and Death.

 

And kneel.

 

Your knees comforted by the mother –

her breath is the breeze.

Can you feel their sorrows in the rain?

 

They are being forgotten.

 

Battles past. And blood-shed too.

All for the creation to forget.

Distant memory. The trees weep.

We are sacrilegious, wasteful.

 

Peace corrupted.

 

Lie in the moss,

contemplate the stars and the moon.

Your crystal core shines.

Sway with the firs,

flow with the stream

and be grounded with the mountains.

 

Life returning.

 

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Him

Polish the silver,

lay down your soul –

Eternal judgement be damned.

omni-benevolence an idea of the past.

 

Cleanse your body,

the blemished skin,

free from dirt and grime.

For him.

 

Through tentative eyes you watch

through musty walls  –

his entrance through the door.

His immediate assertion of dominance. He perceives himself as holy.

Righteous man.

They are the features he like the most.

 

The turbulent oceans those sockets hold. The tell-tale salt.

His are dead and black.

 

Predatory.

 

His hands are icy and foreign against

your body (his body)

your throat (his throat)

your face (his face).

 

The grimy hands shout

against the renewed cleanliness of your throat.

You choke on forgotten prayers.

The dirt under his fingers illustrates what he is.

 

filth.

 

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Me and You

It is your eyes that say ‘I love you’,

The way they sparkle when you talk.

 

It is your movements that say ‘I love you’,

The way you stand close to me; protective.

 

It is your smile that says ‘I love you’,

The bashful grin that greets me before you do.

 

But your mouth never forms the words –

it doesn’t seem to be able – so you say those words to

Someone else. And I hurt. But you don’t understand.

 

The dream is cut back to harsh reality

And I’ve come to realise

That ‘I love yous’ do not exist

Between me,

and

         you.

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International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, a day that should be celebrated worldwide. It is a day when we can appreciate and give thanks to all the strong and supportive women in our lives. However, it is also a day where we can reflect on our country’s (as well as the world’s) need to change.

Feminism is the fight for equality, and it is increasingly prevalent in our present society. In Parliament female MPs are still vastly outnumbered, the tampon tax still exists and women still fall victim to the pay gap. There are also many cases of sexual harassment in the work place. As a society we need to work towards change.

But how can we make women equal?

This is a question my year group (year 12) were trying to answer in a debate today. While there were opposing views to how equal women are now, there were clear ideas on how we can progress.

The education of people in our society is the main target. In order for genders to become equal we need to change the way we educate children, not assigning a gender to a toy or a particular profession. Furthermore, there is a vast amount of everyday sexism that occurs. This need to be directly challenged because it is a barrier to the progression of our society, if we let these remarks slip we are kept in a never-ending loop that our children will inherit. While we need to educate children, we also need to change the current population’s view as these people are who future children will learn from.

Women are not equal to men in our current society. It is a fact that is hoped will soon become the past, something that future generations will struggle to believe when they read history textbooks.

Now is the time for change. Millennials and Generation Z are the most vocal generation yet. We are standing up for change globally and will continue until an equal society is reached.

Happy International Women’s Day – thank the women who inspire you. It is a day of celebration, but also a reminder of all that is yet to come.

Spread love today and everyday, and empower yourself and those around you. ❤

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Snow Dancer

Watching snow is magic,

The way the flakes float and jitter down from the sky,

Like a procession of dancers, constantly changing partners.

 

How the drops seem to make a bee-line for your face

The moment you decide to brave the frost.

The soft tickles and caresses that they place on your face, causing laughter and delight.

 

Winter’s cloak smothers the flowers and grass

But there is something serene and calming about the swirls and blizzards.

It is silent. It is peaceful in the snow.

 

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Requiem for a Northern Girl

She beats her fists against the wall

And looks towards the beckoning fingers of the Northern Sky,

The slate-grey seems to call

But she doesn’t know who, what or why.

 

A year later and the feeling is the same.

The work cycle is unrelenting and cold

And she has the same repetitive feeling: pain.

Dreaming of losing herself – being able to fold

 

Up into herself

Without agenda or destination.

There is no set place, no shelf

Where she can exist without relation.

 

And it is there against the cold, bleak morn

That she questions the very notion of Heaven

And the unrelenting wave of people’s scorn.

 

She is found dead at a quarter to seven.

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Roots

Against the dull, grey skies

Black veins twist and writhe

The roots festering in the Earth

Harbouring moisture, concealing lies.

 

Lies that are hidden –

Except for the whispers in the breeze

That tell tales of nymphs, flowers and leaves

Those that are hidden from human eyes.

 

Listen to the breeze that caresses,

Faerie hands gentle and soft,

And dream of fairy-tale lands,

Alluring and free.

 

The trees are the guardians of the Earth,

Watching over us,

Protecting the realms.

They are life.

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Fenrir

In between the sky and the land ,

A wolf’s jaw gapes open ,

The teeth that took Tyr’s hand.

 

Mortals see rocks, several streams ,

But the Gods know the thoughts

That control Fenrir’s dreams.

 

One day he will swallow the moon

The sun as well; jeered on by the legions of Hel

Is Ragnarok soon?

 

Perhaps it has already occurred

And Fenris wolf is no more

Or perhaps it is still to come.

A dark looming war.

 

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Ballad for Odin

Through mist unfathomable

And fiery caves

We worship the All-father

Sing of his grace.

 

For Odin is wise

And has mighty advice

After completing his

Self sacrifice.

 

To hang from a tree

Nine days, nine nights

And to rise victorious –

He is magic.

 

Magic we might never know

Or see

But we know it’s there

For Grimnir has proclaimed it.

 

Ask Huginn and Muninn to convey your message

Joy for wisdom –

Yes, all things wise

And Odin will be rejoicing in Asgard skies.

 

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Depravity

I just wanted to make a little short post about some exciting news…I was published!

I entered a competition earlier this year and received news in July that my entry had been chosen to be published. I’m very thankful for the opportunity, and I hope to try and enter more competitions and become more confident in my writing. I’ve attached the link to the amazon page if any one wishes to check it out (there is a kindle version as well). Thank you! 🙂

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Depravity-Collection-Supernatural-Horror-Stories/dp/1975645715/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1511278224&sr=8-4-fkmr0&keywords=depravity+severance

 

 

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Bewitched

Beyond the haunting silence,

where the honey-suckle does not grow,

A girl dances –

she puts on a show.

 

And the skeletons applaud,

the ghosts all cheer

For they know her spirit,

They know they are genuine tears.

 

Her pale silhouette glides through the trees

caressing the ground with her gentle feet.

And the willows bow to her

As she hurries towards her faerie meet.

 

On translucent wings they fly,

revelling in malicious acts

Cautiously she agrees to sign

the binding faerie pact.

 

Her feet have stopped dancing

she is free at last –

and as she falls asleep on the moss,

she wishes she could return to her past.

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Berlin

If you are King I will come to Berlin

Your grace evaded me. How are you such a thing

Of sheer elegance. You erupt in glitter

And we begin to dance the jitter-

bug, baby. Tell me your changes.

 

And with you I can fly to the stars

Or settle down for a life on mars.

For you, the Duke, the Hero, the King,

Allowing me to manifest so many things.

Stay as you are Starman,

And leave me to conduct the band.

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Flowers

Through killing fields and mass graves grow,

Hoardes of flowers, row on row

So they can remember what they have done

To be blinded by the almighty sun.

And yet they feel no regret or remorse

The people remember and with great force

Overthrow the oppression, the years of lies

And lift their souls up to the skies.

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Cliché

She unceremoniously puts the scissors to her hair

And hacks off large chunks

This is the start of the revolution

The age to rebel.

She fights her way through the crowd

Giving herself a new identity.

 

For the old person was not really her,

There is now an air of anarchy, of anger and contempt.

All the things she used to have hope for

Now crumbled around her –

You had to make your own path in life.

 

This age was fun

You could be what you wanted

Do what you wished and evade the law.

This age was clothes, hair and music

And hairspray.

 

A way to express, explore and encapture

She loved the passion and craziness.

The old her no longer existed –

She loved being a cliché.

 

 

 

 

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Unique Blogger Award

Hello! I have been nominated by https://thethoughtscribblersblog.wordpress.com. I am very grateful to have been nominated. I like to strive for unique writing and it is a particular niche of writing that I am very fond of.

Thank you so much for nominating me, I will aim to write more and keep this blog interesting!

The rules are as follows:

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them 3 questions.

This is what I have been asked:

1) What was the best moment of your life?

ANS: For me, the best moment of my life was when I went to the Celebrating David Bowie Concert in Brixton. It was a year after Bowie had died, and when I got the tickets the month before I cried. I was so happy to be in a room and meet like minded people in a celebration of a magnificent artist’s career.

2) What inspire you the most, when you bounce back into the realm of sadness?

ANS: Thinking about my dreams and ambitions. When I am sad, looking into the future, my desire to be an author, really helps me. I also write as it takes me to a place where I don’t have to think about being sad as I am immersed in my characters. I try to move on and fill my life with things that enrich it and make me happy.

3) What compelled you to blog?

ANS: I was compelled to blog because I thought that I should get some of my work out into the world, and to get some criticism. I know that I can only make my work better if I am given feedback, so a blog seemed a perfect option for me and WordPress has such a lovely community of bloggers 🙂

I am going to nominate the following people. Please check out their blogs!

https://lampteacupoverthinking.wordpress.com/

https://poetry2473.wordpress.com/

https://thewonderfullifeofjane.com/

https://glamitupwithtc.wordpress.com/

https://milesofpagesblog.wordpress.com/

https://poemsinacoffer.wordpress.com/

https://eclipsebyrida.wordpress.com/

https://myvaliantsoulsblog.wordpress.com/

My questions to you are:

1) What is your favourite theme to write about?

2) What inspired you to start writing?

3) What are your hobbies?

 

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Creep

I like to people watch

It’s an interesting sport

I’ll sit in a public place

And simply sit and stare

People believe I’m glancing at the air.

 

It starts with a person

They are different, somehow

And then I’ll begin to follow,

Now on the prowl.

 

They do not notice me

How could they?  When I am as quiet as a mouse

I follow them cautiously

All the way to their house.

 

Once I’m there it’s a waiting game

A play of hide and seek

Everywhere it’s the same

Looking up from the street.

 

I’ll slip in slyly

You won’t even know I’m there

Until all at once

I’m following you up the stairs.

 

And there’s no where to run

You’re at a dead end

But I’m just starting my fun.

 

I like to people watch

Maybe you’ll be the next one.

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Your Painful Duty

You inject your patriotism into your vein,

After tightening a belt around your arm

And gritting your teeth against the pain.

But all too soon it escapes;

Blood, sweat and tears export it from your body.

 

You try again. You smoke it, snort it

and take tabs.

But it always manages to evade you,

A shadow of what it once was.

 

And you are left in the dark,

What was once dear is now

meaningless. Honour, King and Country

are values from a

life-time ago.

 

Men go to war never to return and

innocent blood is spilt.

And you question why you are a dying breed of

Patriotic people.

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And then I saw you…

And then I saw you,

Floating on the wind

Accompanied by a cascade of your brothers.

I reach out and

You are gone, too excited to see

The world unravel for you.

 

The next year you return,

More sullen and subdued than before

But it is still you. I watch as everything

Decays. You kill everything you touch.

But it does not alarm me;

For I love you and always will.

 

And the next year is more cold and bleak than before.

The wind is cutting and cruel

And you remain hostile.

But I still love you.

All your hurt can never cut me,

You remain a constant throughout life,

a cycle of emotion.

 

And every year you come.

And every year you change.

Yet I will wait for you each time

Just to see your graceful ways.

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Late to Bloom

Exchanges between you and me

Are like childhood games.

Cops and robbers. Name it.

There’s always me to blame.

 

And no matter the fight

I can’t claw my way back

It’s futile. Impossible.

My smile will always crack

 

Because there is no feeling in your heart,

It’s cold; a lump of lead

And no matter the tenderness,

You can never take back what you said.

 

And in the Autumn

I am the dying leaves.

All your threats to go

But I find you hard to grieve.

 

Because Spring is coming –

When you are dead and gone

And it’s among the baby’s breath

That I truly belong.

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Silver Tear

The the moon appeared through the inky blackness,

a pale ghost of the sun, faded.

The man began to writhe in pain,

pain as sharp as a thousand needles piercing his skin

The man yelped,

His face twisting into a snout.

 

Hair was sprouting over his body, and his eyes –

his eyes became luminous, like a cat’s.

heart thudding,

he stumbled outside, the air whispering

the snout processing the sweet, woody aroma of wolfsbane,

and the metallic hint of blood.

 

The wolf in him fully emerged

the man lost in the mist

he bounded towards the scent

and leapt upon the assemble of limbs.

And the boy yelped in pain,

the man in the wolf remembered,

three full moons again when the wolf pounded on him.

Beware the silver tear.

 

That night he had started the vicious cycle,

of man to wolf and back again.

 

The wolf was still ripping the mess of limbs

but the man in him was conscious,

conscious that another man had come.

Held aloft a silver gun.

 

And the silver year erupted,

tearing through the lycanthrope’s heart.

 

The bitter sweet feeling of death

Relief flooded the man in him,

and with one last howl left this world,

 

Man again.

 

– Georgia Carr, 2015

 

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Cherry Blossom

One day you are here

Bright and beautiful and full of life.

 

The next –

Departed.

You cover the ground. Withered.

 

Vibrancy drained.

That delicate pink now

Trodden – mud stained.

 

That short life cycle

Repeated each year.

Beauty a short, fragile thing.

 

A re-awakening each year

Our beauty blossoming, dormant,

Blossoming.