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08/01/2017

The Shallow End

Maybe I could cultivate a way
So I would only play
In the shallow end.
Being open only to the softest ripples.

Guaranteed a smoother ride.
Part dead inside.
Numbness colliding, 
Alongside.

Less wild.
Mild and flat.
The middle ground. 

No. I've already subscribed
To the higher ground.
Survived a tidal wave.
Braving it out.
Alive.

S. Camplin

28/12/2016

Relaxing into 
My own space, by letting the
Calm flood my heart/mind. 

21/12/2016

Touch

You touched a part of me
I had not been to before
Unleashed a well
A messy hell
Intense and wired
Electricity fired.

Still burns.

S. Camplin

08/11/2016

Whatever you need
To make you happy.  And I
Wish you well.  Always.

22/10/2016

Spinning a yarn, while
Sitting with my knitting. Yeah,
Keeps me warm inside.

😁

20/10/2016

New chapter dawning.
A new hope. A clarity.
Anxiety gone.

18/10/2016

Feelings with no place
To go. A wish to hold you
Close. A dream. A kiss.

04/10/2016

Gentle soul. My love. 
You're the wind beneath my wings.
I'll miss you. Like mad.

12/08/2016

You build your wall, and
I'll build mine.  But through the cracks
Is the place I miss.

24/06/2016

Trust is a struggle
Reassurance desired
For a damaged heart

20/05/2016

Stalagmite

You fascinate.
I vacillate.
Forever fixed
On the spiralling
Commotion.
A lesson in love.

Unwavering. 
Yet caving in.
Cracks appearing,
In the stalagmite
Covering
Of my heart.

Ruminated light,
Bursting
From a renewed
Understanding.
A clarity.
Reflected back.

S. Camplin

15/05/2016


One look. One smile from
you. Can turn the blue into
Vibrant Violet.

11/04/2016

The Cage

The cage is ephemeral.
Casts an illusory light.

The containment is nourishing.
An immutable force.

But the will to take flight,
Will leave it undone.

With unfettered singing.
Its bars fade from sight.

S. Camplin

18/03/2016

Shake

I want to explore
Your darkest spaces
Until you
Make sounds
That echo
And make you shake.

I want to listen
As you glisten
From the very tips
To your crevices
As you harden
And soften in waves.

S. Camplin


26/02/2016

Someday

Someday someone
Will make me feel
Like a somebody.

That day will be
Some day.
Maybe that someone is you.
Maybe that someone is me.


S. Camplin

19/02/2016

Othering Me

It bothers me when you other me
And you put me in a restricted space
And place your idea of how I should be
Above my head.

Don't bother to other me
To emphasise my second sex
And place me in a heart-shaped box
That can dry up my creative juices.

Othering me is bothering me
'Cos it's all about what you would like
A woman to be like to maintain
The status quo.


S. Camplin

15/02/2016

'Ineffable Me'

I'll take a cue from Kim.
Rock mother Gordon is a god.
Can I define me?
Can I find the real me?
Be the real me.
Just be.

Can I release the need
To be for you?
A woman who must do.

Yes, the ineffable me.
The indescribable me.
Free to be me.
All me.

S. Camplin

13/02/2016

Eye Love...

Confusing, your eyes.
Eyes that give rise
To a thousand fantasies. 

Love in those eyes.
The eyes I could love.
Eyes I'd get lost in.

For me to lock eyes
For too long,
Would surely expose me.

How I long for your eyes.
To show longing
For mine.

S. Camplin

07/02/2016

Worry Warrior

I'm waging a war.
A war on worry.
Anxiety the enemy.
Serenity my friend.

I'm pledging allegiance.
It makes total sense.
I'm now taking sides.

And as I gain traction
There'll be no retraction.
As the worries subside.

So I'm keeping my chin up.
Flying my flag.
And victory will be mine.


S. Camplin

01/02/2016

Solitaire

She's here to welcome me
When I return home.
Solid and silent.
Never reneges on our deal.

Many times I have craved
For what she provides.
And moments when I'd like to replace her.
Magnanimous I'm sure.
She'd be happy to share.

A confidant.
She's significant.
One I will fiercely protect.
Yes.
Solitude and I are the firmest of friends.

S. Camplin