In celebration of World Poetry Day…

Outrunning the Rain Outrunning the rain. Outgunning the pain. Fighting back the tears. Even though it’s been years. Like drops from the sky, They multiply. Each glistening and clear. Each a perfect tear. Outrunning the rain. On board the train. Swept away on the tracks. As emotion racks. Biting my lip. So my cover won’t slip. Keeping…

Bah Humbug!

Fed up of the excitement, false as it is, of companies and people “celebrating” Christmas way too early (some are advertising it and “looking forward to it” as far back as August!), I wrote the following poem which will feature in the second anthology of short stories and poetry coming in 2018. Bah Humbug! Christmas…

Festival for Poetry publishes my poem, “Vape Away”!

Festival for Poetry promoted my poem on their social networks and will make sure it’s read right away by 100s of people. “Terrific poem.” They said. You can read it here. A selection of poetry, short-stories, scripts and other works is available in First Words by David E. Gates. It’s available in all eBook formats from…

Another poem selected for The Poetry Festival!

Another of my poems, called “Outrunning The Rain” has been selected for The Poetry Festival. The organisers said “Terrific poem. We just promoted your poem on our social networks and will make sure it’s read right away by 100s of people.” Outrunning The Rain is a very personal acknowledgement of the feelings I have felt when…