Day 2: Face – Alliteration


I pace and trace your face into the spaces of the mind

Do you realise how hypnotised I am by your eyes?

Dark hair and in despair, we would’ve made such a great pair

But what a pity, it is to love somebody who is empty

So I pace and I trace your face into the spaces of my mind

Author Notes: Okay. That was rough. I know that this is an “Intro to Poetry” course but that was a…trainwreck.

Quick side story. In my first year of university I took up philosophy as a unit and I went into it thinking, ‘YES! I am going to own this’. Then the professor started talking about utilitarian, totalitarian and the trolley dilemma. She started to walk between aisles and asking for student participation. I panicked and wish to God that she wouldn’t pick me. At that moment I knew – I f***ed up! I was so freaked out that I dropped the unit the following week and never went back.

Reflecting on this experience now, I had unreal expectations of myself and the subject which got the better of me. Most of the time when you start something you will be crap at it; it will be a hit and miss. Over time through practice and learning, you will be able to do it but I didn’t give myself that opportunity when it came to philosophy. I ran. But I don’t want to do that with poetry, and no matter how trash this alliteration poem was I am not going to run away from this challenge. So alliteration is not my thing… yet! However, I’m hopeful that maybe ‘Day 3’ will be more my cup of tea?

Wish me luck and stay woke.


Day 1: Water- Haiku

1. I bathe in you, yet

you leave me so dry and dead

and dehydrated

2. There is something in

the nature of your beauty

the drowns everything

3. I am encompassed

by you, leave nothing untouched

like water you flood

Author’s notes:
I’m sorry. I didn’t realise how depressing I was until I wrote these. I didn’t take water literally, more like a metaphor for something else that I consume almost like water, that without it I feel barren and empty.

Let me know if you liked these or resonate with any of them, and as always Stay Woke!