Poems by Mavis Jackson

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04/01/2017 April Fool 561 Lyric
03/24/2017 Moving On To The Light 565 Lyric
03/23/2017 Terror Will Never Win 254 Rhyme
03/23/2017 Terrorism Failed 900 Rhyme
03/23/2017 Shadows In The Mist 619 Rhyme
03/22/2017 A Bird's Eye View 280 Rhyme
03/22/2017 As Long As I Can See The Light 149 Rhyme
03/19/2017 Visions Of Hope 464 Lyric
03/19/2017 Eagle Eyed 241 Rhyme
03/17/2017 The Nurse's Day 254 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Sometimes It Hurts Too Much 337 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Solitude 218 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Somewhere In Between 389 Free verse
03/17/2017 Belief 238 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Beneath Friendly Hills 180 Rhyme
03/17/2017 A Morning's Greeting 131 Free verse
03/17/2017 Pathways 194 Rhyme
03/16/2017 Confusion 202 Rhyme
03/16/2017 Give Words Time 195 Rhyme
03/16/2017 The Greatest Treasure 608 Ballad
03/16/2017 For The First Time For A Long Time 234 Lyric
03/16/2017 There's So Many Things In Ireland To Make You Smile 198 Lyric
03/16/2017 Irish Roots 481 Rhyme
03/12/2017 A Mother's Love 292 Rhyme
03/12/2017 Beauty In The Garden 443 Rhyme
03/12/2017 A Beautiful Day 463 Rhyme
03/12/2017 Heard By The Lord 244 Lyric
03/12/2017 Nothing Ever Seems To Come Easy 165 Rhyme
03/11/2017 Poverty And Power 1219 Rhyme
03/08/2017 Clouds Of Hope 338 Rhyme
03/08/2017 Mind Dance 253 Rhyme
03/08/2017 No Boundaries 251 Acrostic
03/04/2017 Holding Hands 381 Rhyme
03/04/2017 How Did I Get To Here 202 Rhyme
03/04/2017 The Mountain Goat 516 Rhyme
03/04/2017 A Morning Gift 365 Rhyme
03/04/2017 Memory Is A Fickle Friend 217 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Where Is My Voice 244 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Touched By An Elephant 1064 Rhyme
03/03/2017 The Crystal Tear 336 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Taking It Easy In Retirement 2222 Rhyme
03/03/2017 So No Go 311 Shape
03/03/2017 Introspective Moment 193 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Dreaming Of The Dreamers 191 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Awaiting Collection 205 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Always 245 Rhyme
03/03/2017 To Be A Sonnet Or Not To Be 215 Sonnet
03/02/2017 With My Very Last Breath 428 Rhyme
03/02/2017 The Magical Moment 392 Rhyme
03/02/2017 To Me This Matters 269 Rhyme



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I find it quite hard to write about myself in a way that will give a stranger any kind of clarity and/or understanding of what it is that drives me to write what I do write, in the way that I write, because I do not really understand it myself. I do feel that I am driven to express what affects me and the people and issues that I care deeply about but as for how that happens I honestly don't know.

Often a single thought is in my head and I put pen to paper, because I still like to use pen and paper prior to the computer and sometimes I honestly do not know what I've written until I stop writing.

I wrote my first real poem at the age of 58 on the night that my sister died and that seemed to release the floodgates. Why I think that others will be interested in what I write I can't say. There is one thing that concerns me a little for as I write I am aware that I reveal a little too much about myself. I hope to be able to take the time to read what is posted on this site and join in some of the commenting although I am very much an amateur.

By the way, I generally think in rhyme but do like to challenge myself now and again with something I haven't done before. I also write and co-write songs. This also has been a late discovery but I write 3 -10 a week. That's enough about me. I hope you are interested enough to comment on the things I post and that we can all enjoy constructive feedback. I also hope that I can find friendly, like minded people.