Monday, October 19, 2009


A new poem looking for feedback. I just wrote it and I'd love to know what other people think about it.

My ordinary life

grows less and less

ordinary as I contemplate

the birds, the clouds, the stars.

My life merges

with everything else

and I realise

I am not ordinary,

I am special. As special

as the clouds, each one

different, as special

as the birds, chattering

in a tongue I cannot decipher,

as special as the stars

that look down on us

from a great distance

in time and space.

We are all special, we are,

none of us, ordinary.

Embrace all that is special

in yourself and in everything

around you. I am special,

you are special,

everything is special.

Don't be afraid to be critical about the poem or the subject, critical comment is what I seek. Giving useful critiques is a great skill to learn. Learning to critique the work of others helps you to critique your own work too.