Light Amongst the Shadows

Following the terror of last week, some words came to me during a morning walk. Warm sun cloaks my shoulders, through the trees a soft breeze whispers and birdsong cheers my heavy heart. In between dark shadows a brightness shines.   Miles away twenty-two roses cut, their beauty still and silent mourning. Balloons stand tall [...]

Poem for *Samer

Recently I read The Raqqa Diaries: Escape from 'Islamic State' by *Samer.  Horrified and often driven to tears as I read, I felt inspired to write a poem, which is not something I do very often.  In fact, not something I have done since obliged to do for my MA in Creative Writing at Hull [...]