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Tiger

In 2001, on a research trip to Nepal, me and my girlfriend found ourselves with some spare time and decided to visit Chitwan National Park. Chitwan is one of the few...

A Good Dad

The other day I read a tweet from a good friend of mine asking for a one line summary of what makes a good dad. Everyone who responded had their own ideas – from...

Eyes Opened

This poem is about the first time I visited my girlfriend after she’d started university in Liverpool. I was very much a boy from Devon. I hadn’t spent much...

3AM

When I get stressed I wake up at 3AM. Always 3AM. At that time all is black and I remember what it is to be scared like I was when I was small. I wrote this poem to try...

Monsters

Jurassic Park was one of those movies that really hit the mark for me. At ten years old I was completely thrilled by it and I still love it now. It makes me think about...

The King

There was no greater thrill when I was growing up than the feeling of arriving at Old Trafford after 6 hours on a coach from South Devon. Football was (and is) a huge...

Snoopy Nighty

Here’s a cheerful story to take your mind off Omicron (and hopefully all the other Transformers). When I was younger, I was a lot more concerned about what other...

I Write

This is the first poem that I wrote for Life’s Little Dramas. I needed a rallying call. Something to change my own way of thinking and galvanise me to actually...

Atoms

We’re all made of the same stuff in the end. I find that reassuring. Every atom that makes up our bodies has been in existence for longer than anyone can imagine...

Comfort Food

Fear of the unknown always tends to strike me when hospitals are involved. Sometimes really simple stuff like your dad buying you chicken can pull you out of yourself...

Fergie Time

I’ve always loved sport, particularly football. I wanted to write a poem about this moment because for me it captured everything that is magical about sport. It...