Proper Nouns Which Linger

I repeat their namesIn my head, spontaneouslyBecause it's triggeringAnd self-torturing If I do itI'll feel the need to repeat the last compulsionOut of feeling too abashed and indignantAnd so the cycle goes All it takes is a silent word to myselfTo set me backwards; What baleful, mortifying names torment me still?I am talking Proper NounsNames … Continue reading Proper Nouns Which Linger

Why You So Small!? πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί

Little MistyWhat are you doingBeing so small? I can't believe she was so smallWhenever I went to visit herShe was smaller than the last time I guess up-closeShe looked bigger whilst nosing herNosing her endlesslyOn her little black nose Why was she so small?Wagging her tail and flapping her earsSquealing in excitementTo see her "favourite" … Continue reading Why You So Small!? πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί

Transitory

He watched the moonPass across its faceExisting freely in space for a moment, far above the Earth's surfaceHe saw another shot at life; But you let those forces perturb youSapping your energyDisrupting the firmamentThe noise and the confusion were just too much! The world was never good enoughMaybe a privileged fabricationFor the rich detritus of … Continue reading Transitory

Arriving In California/Introduction to Beer Pong! βœˆοΈ

Tuesday 25th August, 2009 always sticks in my memory as the beginning of my 3-month North American trip. Arrived in the United States at Los Angeles airport after ten hour amazing Virgin Atlantic flight from London Heathrow!!!! So exciting to travel so far. We passed over the Nevada desert and the rugged terrain below looked … Continue reading Arriving In California/Introduction to Beer Pong! βœˆοΈ

The North American Adventure/Mini Life-Story! βœˆοΈ

Me and Ben on the plane I thought I'd relive some moments from a three-month grand adventure in North America, which I did in 2009 when I was 22, a few months after finishing my degree. I paid for it with a summer school job at my university and by sleeping in a tent in … Continue reading The North American Adventure/Mini Life-Story! βœˆοΈ

Why Schoolteachers Hate ‘im

"Erm, excuse me Miss?", "Yes, Robin?", "Err you've spelt 'woman' wrongβ€” it should have an 'A' instead of an 'E'", "…no, it looks correct…", "Wait, what? 'women' is the plural spelling of 'woman'", "No, this is the correct spelling for 'woman'", "It's 'one womAn', 'two womEn'!…How do you spell the plural of 'woman'?", "w. o. … Continue reading Why Schoolteachers Hate ‘im

Flying Free πŸ¦…

Final year,Of university,Army training,With OTC, Sergeant Major,Has an ideaβ€”Who wants to come parachuting?Definitely me! Salisbury plain,April 2009,Static-line solo jump,β€”That's the plan; A day of training,It begins...With a bit of teaching,Explaining theory; Next, harness training,Suspended by bungees,Hanging indignantly,To practice steering; Now listen up!Reserve-chute procedure,...Should you need it,If things are looking dire; Now, for landing,Let's practice flaring,At … Continue reading Flying Free πŸ¦…