|H O L D ON // L E T GO.

Hold on because we need you, Hold on because the tumours haven’t wrapped themselves around all of you, Hold on because there is so much we have left to do together, we could take a canoe and paddle out across a wide lake breathing in the fresh air admiring the trees along the way Hold…

Stoplights

This one is for my Daddy who picked me up after every shift and every social gathering if he could always, who moves me from house to house in Sheffield and always drives to see me. ❤ We approach the roundabout and the lights go red, you’ll be moaning about people only using one lane….

Shaped 

I owe pieces of myself to others, for the person I am has been heavily crafted by those that have spent time with me: From staying up late to watch Match of the Day with my dad taking an interest just to spend time with him to the first boy who took me to a…

Receipt no.9

View this post on Instagram #Receipt No.9 Call me by my full name because when you say it, it's somebody I want to be and I am reminded of all that I am. #poetry #handwritten #poetsofinstgram #writersofig #whatsinaname #name #love #family #me #work #scribbles #scrappy #barlife #bar #hotel #hospitalitylife A post shared by The Receipt…

Receipt #5

Your grip so tight, I could feel your nails but it was your tears that caused my heart to ache, drops began to fall from my own eyes, the tighter I held your hand the more I broke and it was as if the strength in our grasp was trying to match the pain in…

The world is not black and white

My Uncle Malcolm died yesterday morning and I wrote a poem similar to this which I shared with him. I’ve now written another version of it to share. We always shared the view that the world was not black and white and I wanted to reflect that here. He provided me with countless debates over…

Hearts are heavy

I never knew heartbreak was an actual thing. Not a physical thing anyway. I thought it was something people just said but over the past week, I have felt it. A pain in my chest. Real pain and a heavy heart. My uncle is dying. My uncle. My dad’s twin brother. My cousin’s dad. The…

Reflections on Easter and Faith

Easter has come and gone this week and I had a lovely Easter break spending quality time with my family and ate a lot of chocolate. Easter, to me, is this, time spent with my family when we can all come together and hopefully get a few precious days off work to spend together. Although…