What I’m writing…

I’m excited and scared to show you guys what I’ve been working on in the last few months. I’m currently writing my next book, which is a novel in verse. So, I figured what best way to poetry month then giving a taste of what to out for next from me.

When it all started


To learn my ABC’s

mum got out

all the school books and

with a ruler and a pen,

she made me some lines

so, I could write on them

She told me to sit

“You need to copy the words clear and neat

or you’ll have to start all over again.”

I looked at the page

and words started flying on the page

I blinked

and the words looked normal again.





At Dinner Time


After mum help me

with my homework

mum tried to come up with dinner

but all we had

were two slices of stale bread

and some expired jam.

Mum made me a sandwich

with the two

slices of bread

and went without food

for tonight.

“Eat girl, you still

need to grow and see the world.”




Dad Came Home


Smelling of alcohol

told us we were to pack and move

house the next day


He started laughing and yelling at the top of his lungs

throwing anything that comes

in his hands

mum told me to go

to the other room

With my hands on my ears

praying that the yelling would stop

my eyes closed

and tears falling down

I put


to sleep.




Monday Blues


On my walk to school

my mind

went into this world

where I have a kind dad

and all the food that my heart desires

I hear my name

Paige, Paige

I blink and focus

I see my friend Beth

waving her hand in front of my face.

Are you okay?


the school bell rings

Beth holds my hand

and my heart starts

to beat a little bit






In Class

We all stand up

when Ms Shakespeare enters

the door to tell her

Good Morning

she tells us that

we will turn

our sentences

into little books

then hang them

on a piece of rope

the class ceiling

to decorate

the class

with our



Aunt Liz

Came to pick me up from school

told me that mum called her

and told her

to take me

to her house

for a few days

at Aunt Liz’s home

I can eat anything I want

because she always has all

my favourite foods

in her fridge

and I get to

play with her dog




22 thoughts on “What I’m writing…

  1. Oh my Goodness. This makes me want to weep. Such raw emotion. The pov is amazing and to real. I’m so glad she has Auntie and that mom asked for help. Great job

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    1. That’s a novel, I’m writing, We’ll see Paige grow and later on, a non binary person Stella. Your support means the world to me 🙂

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      1. Yea, but I need an editor and they are too expensive for me. I can send you a copy if you want though I’m telling you it has mistakes.

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      2. I completely understand the editing thing. I am self published, and was my own editor, hence I ended up publshing a book with quite a few typos! My advice would be to just read whatever you wrote several times, take your time and not read too much at one time.

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