I have been poeting off and on for the
best part of my life. Poems sent are as follows:
Hope : "Hope" I love the bush and this
poem was originally written from
a Tui in the hope of saving its natural
habitat and life, the West Coast
Forests. The poem has a double meaning
and is also written for people
who are living in a black depression,
giving them hope that will again
get better again.
Poem2 : "The Thorny Rose" is a tale of
pain, of two similar people & of a friendship that should have been,
but wasn't allowed to be.
Poem14 : is dedicated to people with
manic depression (bipolar disorder). Was written Xmas 1999 to a friend
who is in trouble with family life and with constant depression.
Poemroger : is about my brother who committed
suicide August 1999.
Now, for something about myself: I'm
a 40 year old, living in Paekakariki, originally born in Taumarunui. You
can tell that I have Irish ancestry, as I am chaotic and out of the chaos
comes creativity and order!
At present I am a third year university
student (geology) on a twelve-month break. I actually have very low education
standards, 2nd form for english only, although, this subject has always
come very naturally to me. In 1991 I was one of only 8 females in the world
to write a book on a railway subject, having had it successfully published.
I would like to have some of my poetry published, but I wouldn't even know
where to begin to accomplish this.
I am a very sensitive person who suffers
from a mood disorder. Because of this, I can see things in a much deeper
vein compared to most other people. I have a deep love of people and all
of their incumbent emotions, that's me to a tee!
I also love things to do with the senses,
hence my having a love and deep involvement with the local steam group.
Sounds a strange thing to do for a female, but to me a steam engine invokes
all of the senses, sound, touch, smell, sight, hearing ...etc. I am also
a dab hand with a paintbrush and in my down time you will catch me either
writing poetry or starting a painting.