“A stumbling block to a pessimist is a stepping stone to an optimist.”  -Eleanor Roosevelt


Reliable and stable, literally ‘a rock’,

Influencing our lives yet treated as dust.

Vulnerable and tired,



The great pillar of civilization,

Responsible for our survival,

Reason for the human nations.

Yet stone is a product of desecration.



An un-regarded wonder,

Formed and chipped,

Showing beauty in its wise old age.


Mature as the centuries gone by,

The greatest survivors of conflict,

Reborn after death it may lie,

Resilient fragments of its former self.


There is a new creative writing competition on the theme of haiku:

It may be follow the normal syllable pattern 5 7 5 or traditional Japanese style. For assistance with this click here.

The competition will run up to the 10th of December and may follow any theme. The winner’s work will be published on my blog and I will link to them in all posts for a week.
To enter, either message me your entry using the contacts section or alternatively, email me:


Thank you for taking part!