Category: poetry

  • I tried to keep myself warm and the whole world went up in flames

    I’ve been unintentionally writing a lot of stream of consciousness style poetry that; although different to how I would usually write, is really growing on me. This one’s a real debby downer. A lot of the time I don’t feel like anything is real. I didn’t like what was happening outside so I locked myself […]

  • Boys and Girls

    I’m not sure if this is a poem, or a short story or whatever but I wanted to write so I did. Enjoy. 1. The first time should have been special but it was trivial. It wasn’t horrific. It was a catalyst. The start of something I had no idea about but it was something […]

  • Motivation

    I’ve pretty much been bed bound for the past few days, suffering with horrific menstrual cramps which doctors suspect to be endometriosis. This amongst other stresses are putting me in a place that I don’t want to and refuse to be in. So I’ve taken to writing a blog post to see if I can […]

  • Poetry saved my life

    Literature is so important to me; I wouldn’t be able to explain how many times I’ve felt thankful for my ability to read and to have the time to relax, soaking in line after line of poetic tales. I think having any sort of creative outlet is crucial for survival. I regularly see a counsellor […]

  • Giving Something Back

    For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Emily Tisshaw and I was born with one hand. My left limb is missing just below the elbow although I don’t usually like to say it’s missing because that implies I’m not whole or that something is supposed to be there. It’s not. This […]