A poem written between hastywords and myself. I am so pleased with what we have created together. You can bet there will be more to come from the two of us! 🙂

HASTYWORDS

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Written by BrandonBored and HastyWords

Please keep Brandon and his friend in your thoughts!

 
 

Can it really be true?

I see what he does to you

Yet you see things different

Though it’s happening to you

 

A gift to look forwards

To see what can happen

But insight comes from times

I think I could have saved you

Who knows…maybe next time I can

 

Signals, alarms…red warnings of danger

Like a runaway train, can’t you see

This man is no savior, he is hurting you

To act as he did, through no fault of your own

Don’t you see you’d be safer alone

 

You have my unwavering support

Through these impossible times

Unconditional love and concern for what’s right

Although it is hard to see you like this

When you deserve more than you allow for yourself

 

Should you return, since it is your…

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Facebook

This is just a quick one to say that I’m on Facebook, in case you haven’t already seen the link I added down the right-hand column of this blog.

There’s a page support this blog which you can ‘Like’ here.

And, if you want to add ‘me’ as a friend then, you can find me here (please note that it is not my real account and so, I don’t use it too often).

It’s just another way of staying connected with people and hopefully finding and interacting with even more. 🙂

For some reason, it accepts ‘Borred’ as my surname but not ‘Bored’, in case you were wondering.

Have a great weekend, all! 🙂

Poem: ‘Did You Know It?’

According to Bex, I need to keep writing and posting new poems and, as I did say that I’d written two more in the past week, I have another one to share with you this evening (it may be a different time of day for you, depending on where you are in the world). This would’ve been my original second choice to be read-out at college. Again, it lacks the emotion behind ‘Courage‘.

One point I think I forgot to mention last time was that, when asked about how we approach and create poems, I responded to say that my poems come from thought, where as short stories and born of experiences. Poems are more spontaneous, for me at least.

Before I start, I feel inclined to mention that I thought about sharing this on Facebook (under my real name) to see how people might respond. But, as it’s appearing here, I doubt I’ll do that, for the risk of drawing too much attention.

‘Did you Know It?’

If I told you I could write
Would you stay, without a fight?
To those who do not know
There is a world I’ve yet to show

Deep inside
All the time
In my mind
Yes, I can rhyme!

Assuming eyes
You’d like to know
Withhold your opinions
Perhaps I’ll show

To learn the truth
That’s all I have

 

‘As Water Falls’ (Poem)

This is one of several poems I’ve written in the last few days as we were asked to write a poem to share with the writing class this evening. What I’m about to share with you know is the one I had intended to share with the class… But, the greater news is that I didn’t share this one. Instead, I shared the one I posted last night (‘Courage’) and it went down very well.

My tutor commented that I ‘describe a lot with very few  words’, or something to that effect. I also heard a definite ‘I like it!‘ from one of the others in the class! 😎

It was great to hear everyone else’s work and how, again, everyone had created and shared something different. I was worried that people  might think of mine as being a bit dark or something but, no other comments were made and it wasn’t as if people began to inch further away from me with their seats! 😉

We’ve got two weeks before (along with the others) I’m expected to share the short story I haven’t even begun to write yet. We also have another homework assignment and I really need to sit down and put myself in a position to write freely and in good time. I have bad habits that lead me towards blogging and e-mailing others that distract me from my work. No disrespect to any of you and please do not feel as though you may have to change anything; I’m the one who needs to stop procrastinating and leaving things until the final evenings when I’m already tired from work.

I manage to pick up on a few points in the story we read through tonight, which is good, considering I have such difficulty concentrating and remembering what I have read, especially when someone else is reading aloud. I feel kind of guilty sometimes as others seem to pick up on some much more. I never grasp it first time. If there’s one disappointment though, it’s that I didn’t seize a potential opportunity to help someone who asked the group for a lift to her car. No-one else was going that way and, although it would’ve meant a minor diversion on my journey home, I would’ve been happy to help. I felt it would’ve been awkward though as we’ve not even said hello and, to be fair, she seemed to direct her question to the other end of the room.

Still, I shouldn’t dwell on things like this. Please continue reading to see the poem that I was going to share:

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Poem: ‘Courage’

Here’s something I started last night and have worked on (I wouldn’t like to say finished) a bit more this evening, along with a few others I aim to share in time. It’s a bit ‘sketchy’ in places as I’ve stopped and started in places and have even jumped back in to rearrange and insert before pre-written verses. You could say it’s my most-heavily-edited poem so far! 😀

In a moment of fear
You ran to hide
But the help of a friend
You knew you must find

Clocks ticking
Seconds slowly pass
Red mist ascends
From the crash of shattered glass

Hiding alone
Yet, so far from home
Friends are awaiting
You must pick up the phone

Opportunity arrives
With your chance to depart
No room for hesitation
Your better life must start

BEst-Friend

BEst-Friend (Photo credit: Untitled blue)

 

‘Just For’ – Nickelback

Something happened on Friday night that I’m not yet ready to share on this blog. I’m not even sure if I’ll ever share the fully story here as it doesn’t directly concern me, but someone I care so dearly about. My very best friend and so much more.

I recently rediscovered Nickelback‘s Silver Side Up album and there are certain lines in this track that reflect how I felt that night. She’s okay now, as far as I know. Although, I never stop thinking of her. I’ll never walk away and I’ll always be here when she’s ready to come out and talk. It’s likely that this track will sit somewhere near the top of my playlist for the immediate future. It resonated with me over a decade ago, but for no apparent reason back then. I only wish I could’ve found a decent live recording on YouTube.

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‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

I’ve only been running this blog since August but, to look at that another way, it will account for approximately one-third of 2012 by the time we reach New Year‘s Eve (if the world doesn’t end first…). To me, that pretty much says ‘half’ of the year! 😉

My biggest thanks go to The Depressed Moose for the nomination. As I said in the comments section on your post; you are deserving of more stars and so, if I’ve understood this one correctly, by nominating you in return, you should receive an additional star from me?

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

My Nominations:

The Depressed Moose

How Do You Eat An Elephant?

Forcing Myself Happy

MADD Suspiscions

Crazy in the Coconut

hastywords

I’ve selected six of the blogs (six stars so, it seemed apt) and writers that I first connected with once I started this blog of my own. There are many other pages I’ve discovered since who have also helped to encourage and inspire me but, from my own perspective, the half-dozen above have been here since the very beginning. I would like to have added Maxi’s blog to the list but, respectfully, she made the decision recently to discontinue her blog.

A big thank you to Mr.Moose for the nomination and also to everyone for reading this blog within the last eleven months, or even much less! 😉 If I ever get this blog on to Facebook, I’ll be sure to like their page. This time, I promise to notify my nominations!! 😳 At the end of this year, I aim to do a post on what I’ve learnt and have been grateful and thankful for in 2012.