This has been a long month for most. Companies had paid their employees mid December (to avoid the Christmas rush) and "month end" usually falls on the 25th (today) - in SA, at any rate.
It has been LONG month. My poem, The Wolf at the Door, was inspired by this cash strapped time, but I have made a tasty stew of "him". My poetry is not always literal. Like most poets, our observation skills are sharper than most and we can relate and transfer to poetry the very essence of mankind. Well, that is my objective anyway, as in the poem LONELY. It is a scene which I had witnessed countless times and which will play itself out in bars around the world for a long time to come. My sense of being lonely (at that time in my life) was brought home by that scene, hence the concluding verse.
It was exactly six years ago that I had returned from the UK (22 January 2007), broke but not broken in spirit. For a FREE download of the short story, The Flight, you may visit my website. It is a very personal experience which I share with my readers.
However, no sooner have we recovered from the shock of the bills which we had run up in the flush of the Christmas and New Year spree, then the next "must have" expenditure is looming, namely:
Instead of spending money (which is in short supply at this time of year), why don't you write a poem for that special person in your life? I have written one for my husband, Ben, and plan to have it printed soon. I am sure that this is a gift which will keep on giving and will be treasured long after the soap on the rope has been thrown out....
There are only 5 more places open in the MY VALENTINE contest. Please keep them rolling in, folks! As soon as the number (35) has been reached, I will finalize the contest.
Wishing you a splendid weekend and hope your inkwell is full, the quill sharpened and your inspiration limitless.