I've always loved writing. Ever since I was a young child, I'm told by my family that I was always writing down stories or ideas… this then turned into a more broad range of writing forms, for example- Poetry.

I'd write spooky poems about ghosts or space ships taking off into the sky to then mimicking Wordsworth and writing about the beauty of nature (I still have lots of these poems hidden away in memory boxes).

I've never enjoyed the more pretentious poetry out there (we all know what I'm talking about) the poems that seem impossible to understand because of the complicated over usage of the type of grammar only found in an 18th Century dictionary.
I don't mean to discriminate against peoples work, however, for the average person, we like to read something we can relate to on a personal level.

As Thomas Carlyle (a famous philosopher) once said 'The genuine essence of truth never dies."

And the truth told in poetry is something that I believe will certainly never die.

(Just throwing a disclaimer out there that even though I've just rambled about the importance of truth in poetry, that's not to say that I don't enjoy writing silly/ fictional poetry. After all, Dr Seuss' work is what I believe to be some of the truest concepts we have in writing today.)

Just one more small disclaimer, this next poem is very important to me, as my grandma suffers with Alzheimer's disease.
I actually wrote this poem because I challenged myself to write the most pretentious poem I could, with posh, over the top and what I assumed would be 'intellectual' words.

However, once I'd finished, I realised… I actually really liked it.

It is how I imagine someone (my gran) would think if they were aware that they had Alzheimers, if they were aware that their memory was fading and their whole mind/appearance was deteriorating, but they couldn't communicate their thoughts to anyone. 


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