Art and Poetry

Life Drawing


Inspiration comes

And lines are drawn

With fresh perspective

To look at life

Beholding all 

That's pleasing to the eye


Colours put together

In a mixed media

Creating perfect harmony

A unique style

A brush with Truth

Capturing a moment

With bold strikes

Or smudged certainty


Sometimes a special message

With light and depth

To bring it all to life

Awakening the senses

Filling us with delight

A view of life

Interpreting our world

To a sense of wonder



Coastal Currents


I drift about in a sea

                      of unexpected yearning

Caught by a tide of emotion

Bobbing about weightless

Adrift in breaking waves of passion


Sometimes I dive deeper

Still waters holding me in balance

Graceful movements made easy

Until I surface for a fresh breath

No longer thrashing about

But certain in direction


With powerful strokes

I swim through currents

To frolic by the shore

And finally come to land





Looking Back


I review my past

Looking through old photos

The same me but different

Adjusting my expressions

To suit the day

As yet I barely know myself

And all memories seem unreliable

So who am I?

With all my hopes and dreams

Some fulfilled

Whilst others are held dear

Tender moments, sacred promises

Wild passions

Some desires still running deep

It's all a passing show

And I still don't know

Who I am


Maybe i can go within

And learn to be silent

Let the true me

Show the way

Listening carefully 

So my heart sings

And lets me know

If there's anything to do

So I could get to know myself

By asking the question

And then just letting go

Of all that outer burden

Peeling back the layers

Of everything held in

Until I'm ready

To be exposed

Naked in the light

And I can see myself

Mirrored in the world.





The Solution


I'm feeling scared, lonely, frightened

Angry at myself

For lost opportunities

Seeing no way forward

Triggered by memories

Too painful to share

How could I let this go?


But I'm told there's a way

A tapping solution

That all this is a zzzt in the system

And tapping would release the cause

It's tried and tested

The perfect way to let go

Of annoying habits

Long held beliefs and trauma

That do no favours

Just trapped energy leading to despair

Which could be unblocked

So the past is forgiven

It's worth a try


I'm given a bridge to my awakening

Heartened that this could work

Guided by an expert

An artist that keeps focus

Uncovering all the stories

Listening carefully

Setting up a sequence

Teaching me the points

Checking my intensity

So I begin to tap myself free

With the aim of coming back

To the real me


All movies are investigated

The technique in slow motion

Detailed so no part is left uncovered

I'm kept safe

Guaging all emotions

Buried in unconsciousness

Until it's true

That nothing's left

To make me feel uncomfortable


Along the journey

To discovery

All aspects come to light

Then core issues

That have run the show

Can finally lose their grip

Upon the psyche

Making a world of difference

Chasing the pain

Until its down to zero


So then I choose

To be present

With a new way forward

Making my affirmations

Each time gathering momentum

Building up belief

So I can live my best version

Free at last to be the real me