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Something I have made …
But I have not:
There was only stillness within me.
And from the stillness,
came more stillness.

Something I have made …
But I have not:
there was only pause;
a sense of ‘being’.
No sense of relationship with other than

Something I have made?
I am still …
… waiting.


This piece was written after learning that the word “poem” derives from the Ancient Greek poema, meaning “something that is made,” from the verb ποιεω (poieo) “to make”.

It was a fascinating concept to me because at that time, I was on a professional training course that I had spent three years working towards – only to discover that the role wasn’t for me.
To say that I was heartbroken, is an understatement! The course was the most damaging thing I have ever done to myself and during that time, I found myself unable to write.

This came as a shock because writing had always been so innate for me and then suddenly, here I was in a grievous situation that needed expression and my words wouldn’t come.

The definition made me look at the manufacturing process of writing and what it meant to me.

SO TELL ME: What do you think of this piece?

  • Did it engage you?
  • Does the meaning come across? Are there any images or lines you don’t understand or find unclear?
  • Are there obvious errors in spelling, punctuation or grammar?
  • Do you have any suggestions for revision?

Please be brutally honest in your assessments – good, bad or indifferent.
I don’t scare easily; and I really do want to hear what YOU have to say about my work.

Many thanks in advance for your time and your criticism.

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AUTHOR: I am might war. I have a love of music, the written word, travel, Anime, polar bears, people and “sticking and colouring”.

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