No return Your prompt reminds me of two real-life stories, which do not directly connect to the song, but are about leaving and returning. STORY 1 We are holidaying with an aunt. A strange looking man appears in the courtyard with a piece of ginger in hand. He wants ginger tea. The family looks scared, but … Continue reading No return

Little Saint Nick

Jim's Music Prompt My take your boys keep tossing boxes of dreams Tell me what slipped out in between frozen wishes in drafts of cold breeze fell from the stars, caught in the trees What was not a piece of cake, not workable on a quick uptake let me catch all that is unspent … Continue reading Little Saint Nick


I just want to be myself, not mingleI'm not a replica of your dream girlI just want to live life my own wayno one is allowed to lead me astray I'm not a replica of your dream girlI won't give in to what don't make senseno one is allowed to lead me astrayI'll be delivered … Continue reading Single


At the end of the week, Aiden mustered up the courage to go into his father’s room. He immediately sensed he did not want to be there. This is not the person on whose shoulders he had grown up. This man is a stranger with sunken eyes and a blank look.  Then a light shone … Continue reading Impact

Backdrop The problem with a mask is that sometimes you forget how to take it off. It becomes a second skin and you get comfortable in it.  The bigger problem is when you look in the mirror and believe it’s your face. Not that having a face really matters….. It’s far more convenient to switch … Continue reading Backdrop

That’s not me

I surprise myself with my resilience I still breath in toxic ambience I wonder if brains alter with what I face jumping from manic to depressive phase I analyse what’s inaccessible see blindness, hear the inaudible Then I see shadows that follow me It’s so familiar, but that’s not me I die several deaths, but … Continue reading That’s not me

Look within Well, you’re right when you say I wanna be my own girl. But then what makes you say I’ll need someone to look after me? Check contradictions Clean those outdated mindsets Need no one, just me… Looking after me? Is that what makes one so claustrophobic, eager to break the cage, eager to fly … Continue reading Look within