Poem #13 from A Shropshire Grad. Exploring the joys of May, as well as the anxiety that occurs as my favourite month of the year comes to an end.
Poem #12 from the illustrated playlist ‘A Shropshire Grad’. I wrote this poem at the beginning of lockdown and it began a journey into the poetry world that’s seen me learn and discover so much. Channelling my thoughts into poetry has been the only real highlight of the year and I would like to thank everyone who supported me in pursuing this creative venture. I hope 2021 is a better year for us all.
Poem 1️⃣1️⃣ from the illustrated playlist A Shropshire Grad. This poem explores the world of Twitter and how quickly it can become abrasive.
Poem #10 from my playlist ‘A Shropshire Grad’. This poem was originally supposed to show my disdain for UK politician Nigel Farage – who, I believe, has had the most influence in creating hatred in society. But when I came to write it, I found myself exploring whether he could really be called ‘the devil’.
Poem #9 from the illustrated playlist ‘A Shropshire Grad’.
Poem #8 from my playlist ‘A Shropshire Grad’. These are a few thoughts on my relationship with social media.
Poem #7 from my playlist ‘A Shropshire Grad’. This isn’t a pleasant one, admittedly, but it captures my fear pretty effectively.
Poem #6 from my collection ‘A Shropshire Grad’. This is about eccentrics and how they appear to be dying out, like Eric.
Poem #5 from my collection ‘A Shropshire Grad’. This is the first poem that covers mental health, an issue that has heavily impacted my life.
Poem #4 from my collection ‘A Shropshire Grad’. Originally written as a competition entry for Teacher Appreciation Week, I found the personal reflections included were too raw to throw away forever after being overlooked in the contest.