Archive for April, 2013

Home and Homeless

Posted: April 30, 2013 in poetry
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imageDay 30 of NaPoWriMo!! Last day, I made it! Today’s prompt was to find a poem and then write the opposite of each word to create a new piece. I’ve used my Poem “Home” which is now “Homeless”, both are below:

Home isn’t bricks and mortar
Or expensive price tags
It’s not mountains of possessions
Or the amount of cash you have
Home is with family
Where we gather to relax
To share sadness and happiness
Or memories to look back
Home is comfort
Chilling on the couch
Cuddles with my children
Romance with my husband
Home is where ever you make it
Create it as your own
Home is family
Belonging is home

Homeless is soft and hard
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It’s mole hills of non processions
the lack of cash you have
Homeless is without family
Where we are alone to stress
To hide happiness and sadness
Or lost thoughts, you cant look back
Homeless is discomfort
Alert on the street
No cuddles with my children
Romance all gone
Homeless isn’t where you make it
Destroy it for everyone
Homeless isn’t family
Loneliness is homeless

By Katie Haigh
(C)katiehaigh April2013


I take a Pill

Posted: April 29, 2013 in poetry
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imageDay 29 of NaPoWriMo, I’ve decided to let the flow take me today and followed my own creative juices.

My eyes are heavy
Stones of black bags
Dragging them down
Pulling at the sockets
Like they could pop out

My temples are tight
Wound extra firm
And between my eyes
A hot needle burns
Pinching tight

My skull is cracking
Deep chasm’s within
A pain that keeps aching
Squashing my thoughts
It’s like I’m drowning
Lost in the wars

A hand grasps my neck
Squeezing it tight
Making my head heavy
Too much to hold up
Yet too stiff to move
I wish I could fight

But it an invisible foe
Some think a myth
Because they can’t see it
It simply doesn’t exist

So I pop the pills
Turn off all the lights
Close my eyes
Willing it to go
To end my plight

But the end never comes
I awake to it still
So I try to live with it
Get on with life
I take a pill

By Katie Haigh
(C)Katie Haigh April 2013

photo by Katie Haigh

Passionate Red

Posted: April 28, 2013 in poetry
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Day 28 of NaPoWriMo. Prompt today to use a colour to inspire my flow. I choose red.

Blood thick flow
Deadly kiss
Scarlet lipstick
Strawberry blush
Passion burns
Heated anger
Nails dug into pitched skin
Crimson sunset
While sipping rose wine
The night is fine
Ah the love of red

By Katie Haigh
(C)KatieHaigh April2013

Photo by Katie Haigh

imageDay 27 of NaPoWriMo ,today’s prompt, Was to use the wondrous powers of the Internet to help you write, and I have a particular method in mind. Think of a common proverb or phrase — something like “All that glitters is not gold,” or “If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.” Then plug the first three words of the phrase into a search engine. Use what comes from the words to create a piece. I used ” Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. The words I collected were:

Beauty : Professional beauty, Fake it, Advice , Make up

Eye: Evolution, Optic nerve, Dark eyes

Beholder: Fictional monster

There is a sense of perfection
When the optic nerve revives
A visual injection
When Professional beauty arrives

A pleasure of attraction
Some seek advice
The power of evolution
But inside as cold as ice

Cruel eyes under make up
A mask of disguise
Trying to achieve the manufactured look
Faking it for lies

Like a fictional beast
No one sees what lies beneath
Victims don’t know until they’ve been fleeced
Because where inner beauty was, now hangs a wreath

By Katie Haigh
(C)KatieHaigh April2013

Photo by Katie Haigh


Posted: April 26, 2013 in poetry
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Day 26 of NaPoWriMo. Today’s challenge is to perform an erasure of your own. I’ve used my Poem Fragile Paths from day 25 and left spaces as suggested in the full prompt on NaPoWriMo.I’m quite happy with the results.

walk a different path
journey untold
against wrath
first foot bold

choices were wrong
Determination knew
survive, very strong
journey through

danced a crowded room
all alone
didn’t want her
money her goal

her way to college
nay says words
her knowledge
rises the birds

a difficult choice
years of pain
she’d rejoice
desire she’d gain

By Katie Haigh
(C)KatieHaigh April 2013

Photo by Katie Haigh

Fragile Paths

Posted: April 25, 2013 in poetry
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imageDay 25 of NaPoWriMo, the prompt today was to write a ballad. So I’ve gave it my best go.

She chose to walk a different path
Her journey was untold
She fought against her parents wrath
She stepped out first foot bold

Many felt her choices were wrong
Determination knew
She could survive, she was very strong
To see this journey through

She danced within a crowded room
But felt so all alone
Men who sought her didn’t want her
But money was her goal

She would earn her way to college
Rise above naysay words
Her big break would be her knowledge
She rises with the birds

So she made a difficult choice
She lived with years of pain
But she knew one day she’d rejoice
Her hearts desire she’d gain

By Katie Haigh
(C)KatieHaigh April2013

Drawing by my brother Steven Scott

My Name, me…

Posted: April 24, 2013 in poetry
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Day 24 of NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt was to use anagrams from your name to write a poem. When I put in Katie Haigh a lot of very unexplainable Sentences came up. So I used my first name to write the first bit and my second name for the second bit. The last line is an anagram of my first and second name. It’s made a very unusual piece.

I am free like a kite
I take my world seriously
Yet can be a mischievous tike
When the mood I take

It’s a high path I climb
People say Hi hag
Well only in my mind
I take a high

By Katie Haigh
(C)KatieHaigh April 2013

Photo by Katie Haigh