Villanelle – “I’m fine.”

New Poetry by Scottish Writer DS Coremans #FoDiByLi Tuesday 27 July 2021 Senryu - WordsI sometimes say thingswords I do not mean to saythese words expected.2021©DSCoremans Villanelle - “I’m fine.” Wearing a face which looks like mine; yet I do not recognise this as me. I hear my voice say the words: “I’m fine.” The... Continue Reading →

Villanelle – Lines on the Page

New Poetry by Scottish Writer DS Coremans #FoDiByLi Monday 26 July 2021 Senryu - Score the PageI score the pages,as though my pen is a blade;my bloody battle.2021©DSCoremans Villanelle - Lines On the Page There are lines upon the page from words and shapes I drew before; the deepest lines are filled with rage. Where I... Continue Reading →

Villanelle – Anxious

Senryu - AnticipationDo you feel anxiousDo you feel the tension climbAnticipation2020©DSCoremans Villanelle - Anxious Of course I am anxious. It’s only natural; anyone would feel like this. I felt the morning place a kiss, while sleep kept me still. So, of course, I am anxious. A task fulfilled is thankless if it is done against... Continue Reading →

Sonnet – Each To Their Own

Senryu - AloneWe are not alone;bemoan, we are still at home,we cannot atone.2021©DSCoremans Sonnet - Each To Their Own Each to their own. Alone. Dog with a bone. Never give in; a sin, where to begin. Draw lose or win. Too thin; take on the chin, watch your tone. A stone. The duke wears a... Continue Reading →

May Musings – Shout Into the Void

"The words you say often mean less than your silence. Silence. The only thing people want to hear, other than their own words."DS Coremans Written: Monday 10 May 2021 - 16:08 Shout. Shout loud. Shout loud into the Void. The echoes will return. To you if no one else. The pain in knowing, that your... Continue Reading →

May Musings – I Care Too Much

"The crux of being a full-time carer for a family member, of the family I was born into, is that I will never have a family of my own."DS Coremans Written: Monday 10 May 2021 - 13:42 I’ll likely never work in care again. I have accepted this. Grudgingly. What makes it difficult is that... Continue Reading →

May Musings – It’s Over

"The truth is there has been a wait for so many things ‘to be over’ for such a long time, that we have begun to wish our lives away."DS Coremans Written: Tuesday, 04 May 2021 - 18:16 I’m given to understand that “it’s over,” though what it is I can’t be sure. The truth is... Continue Reading →

Senryu – Question & Answer

My right to questionequal; never greater thanyour right to answer. 2020©DSCoremans This poem was written as a companion piece to the poem Sonnet - Veneration, which was used as inspiration for the 15 February 2021 - Creative Writing & Poetry Prompt. You can also see the Creative Writing Fiction Responses for this prompt by clicking... Continue Reading →

Sonnet – Veneration

It’s been a while since I wrote a sonnetIn truth my confidence took a hard knockAs I realised I could barely talkAbout work without giving up on it Not for want of working, far from it;But having run, I find I have to walk.Or I will risk my place within the flockAs I try to... Continue Reading →

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