Reviews

‘Wild’ Film Review

A inspirational montage of hallucinations, beauty and heart. Wild captures the struggle of addiction, grief and loneliness and still manages to uplift, reminding you that no matter what happens, you have to keep moving forward, one foot at a time. Based on Cheryl Strayed's best selling memoir Wild: A Journey From Lost To Found, Wild… Continue reading ‘Wild’ Film Review

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Poems

Foreign Words

My eyes are derelict. Infant and fresh. Absorbing foreign words, foreign faces. My mother tongue, tangled, twisted, amongst vowels of confusion. Their faces shine with welcoming eyes. A barrier present, cold and strange. Muttering, handshakes, kisses – swapped and selected. Twist of culture, language and value. Holland. 60 minutes by plane. 60 differences from home.… Continue reading Foreign Words

Poems

Forgive

Turning the corner alone, you left behind. A daughter whose words were wise and kind. Ripping apart all that is known. Now all that is left is skin and bone. The heart will heal, but respect is lost. Change can have an unforgivable cost. Desires of the future will never be the same. The flickering light dims on the family flame. The tie was love,… Continue reading Forgive

Stories

Learning To Move On

The frosty air is icy cold against my skin; it must be time for winter once again. I walk down a familiar street. I have my scarf wrapped around my neck and earmuffs protecting my ears from the howling wind. I try and look ahead but the pressure of the wind is gushing against my… Continue reading Learning To Move On

Poems

Stay Strong

Masking the desolation you face every day, Your happiness eclipsed with the ease of just a smile. Strong enough to hold back your silver tears, Unfair, the path that leads you is painted with black most days. Light will shine for you one day, I promise you this, stay strong. Be faithful. Stay beautiful, mother.