The Enemy

The nugget of something Is there But in the act of putting it on the page It disappears No flare of wit or will Nothing to separate Me From all the other people struggling to take bits of language and string them together in a way that is meaningful Wavering in the face of the […]

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Poem – No Ending

Wrote this a few weeks ago – think it nicely covers what’s been wearing me down so much! I think other teachers might understand this during the build up to exam season.   No Ending Exhaustion sucks you dry. Caffeine perks and jitters, Drugs race through the nervous system. Pink eyes gape, Masks of parched-mouthed […]

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Running

I’ve been running for many years now, and have completed an array of distances in events, including a marathon in Dublin. Nothing takes me away from myself quite like it. Here’s a poem I wrote to try to capture that feeling: Ephemeral Gallant swathes of sky, Searing, Lending majesty to the mundane. Breathless, glowing ache, […]

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