Sunday, 30 December 2012

Moving towards 2013

another year, another end of year/beginning of next year blog!

Well I still didn't finish editing my novel I wrote in 2010, so that will be continued in 2013! I carried on writing a few pieces for websites, I did my first 'in person' interview this year with my favourite band Robots in Disguise! I also wrote a few book reviews. I wrote a few poems but not that many. I couldn't do NaNoWriMo this year due to moving house.

so in 2013, my writing goals are:
To finish that Novel at last!
To do more creative writing like poetry and stories
To write up any old writing I've got and finish anything I started but didn't finish
To write another zine as I didn't manage to write any this year.
To be a recognised name when it comes to writing.
To continue doing writing prompts once a week and to post the results.

Monday, 22 October 2012

A Rather Inspired weekend

3 poems written this weekend!

on friday...(19/10/12)
a small wish

I need the words back
the words I used to know
please bring them back to me
so holy and free
please help me to see
what's right in front of me
it's there all along
just learn the words to the song
beautiful words
where have you been
it's been so long
there's still more
it's hidden at the core
your base core
needs to identify
needs to verify
pen to paper
let it flow
let it go, let it out
you know it's in there
just set it free


on saturday 20/10/12
Goddess

Breathe in, Breathe out
Goddess in, Goddess out
within and without
round and about
the Goddess breathes as we do
In and out
inside out, upside down
it doesn't matter which way we look
you won't find her presence in a book
she's in you, she's around you
searching your soul
making you whole.

Breathe in, Breathe out
Goddess in, Goddess out
Let's not forget our connection
as we search for the answers
to our soul seeking questions
she is I, and she is you
she is the sky, she is the sea
she is the spirit inside of me

come, won't you see
this mystical union is free
Goddess in, Goddess out,
I have no doubt.


Sunday (21/10/12)- Inspiration
Standing at the pearly gates
but this isn't Heaven
this is the blank, blank sheet
staring at me, teasing me
waiting for me to fill it
with juicy words
perhaps even men with swords
fairies, angels, vampires or even just ordinary people
waiting for me to direct their narrative

But I'm struggling to open the gate
and the page remains white
no words seem quite right
the lines blur
as thoughts start to occur
letters begin to form
and a new life is born.

The gate has been unlocked
and all I had to do is knock
the words have returned
like a long lost friend
what was once broken, is now on the mend
welcome back
I promise this time, I won't give you the sack.


Sunday, 16 September 2012

Wake up and smell the coffee

Wake up and smell the coffee
you aren't as sweet as toffee
it's all in your head
what they said
you took it upon yourself to take it the wrong way
didn't listen to the words they say
never giving their opinions the light of day

isn't it time
you stopped this mime
realised that you've commited a moral crime?
smell the coffee
stop being so bossy
lighten up
and join the club

attempt at a writing prompt 9/9/12

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Stop and Stare

We have no time to stand and stare
Life is busy and hectic
No time to stop and care.

Eat, Work, Sleep
24 hours goes past in a blur
Leaving you in a shattered heap
then the cycle starts again
Eat, Work, Sleep.

No time to work on that tan
Money makes the world go round
or so some people say
Forever in that same old circle, bound.

But if we never stop
what do we miss?
Singing and dancing to Blitzkrieg Bop?
The lust and passion of that great kiss?

Break the cycle
Get on that bicycle
Stop and explore
Don't just ignore
Life is beautiful
so take the time to stop and stare.

2/9/12

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Dancing Barefoot Issue Three is now out!

I wrote issue 3 of my perzine Dancing Barefoot back in October but due to 'technical issues' have only just been able to release it.
This particular issue is pretty deep and personal, as I write about my pagan path, and my experiences of death and endings.
You can buy or swap a printed copy for £1- email me for details on how to pay moonlight.phoenix@gmail.com or you can get a free PDF version- just email me and let me know if you want this.
You can still get Issues 1 and 2 in the above ways also-
Issue 1 is about friendships and growing up
Issue 2 is about organising a Ladyfest and whether being a loner can be a positive thing!

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Latest reviews

quite a few up since I last posted!
two Bleech related reviews..
Nude album review
Adrenaline Junkie single review

and two over on The F Word
Gossip- A Joyful Noise
Gaggle- From The Mouth of the Cave

coming soon Gaggle's album launch show and review of book 'Growing Up With Girl Power'

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Ode to Patti Smith

Patti Smith
your songs touch my soul
the tortured poet
the heroine of lyrical content
your songs can make the moment seem more real
dancing barefoot to rock n roll nigger
you never fail to leave an impression
you're a goddess
and the godmother of punk
I dream of sharing your vision
and meeting your muse
in my own words
Patti, you are golden
like the sun
keep writing
and keep inspiring
as your words could never grow cold.

8/4/12

Monday, 19 March 2012

Sunday, 12 February 2012

note in a little box

you saved me
said the note in a little box
no more watching the clock
because of you I no longer feel blue
ever word is true
said the note in a little box
I'll keep it in my pocket
whenever I need a positive rocket
it doesn't matter who it's from
just knowing someone wrote it, makes me feel less glum
note in a little box
positive vibes encased
my heart embraced

12/2/12

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Rock N Roll Band

I want to be in your rock n roll band
I want to be part of your super cool brand
seeing you up on the stage
exuding confidence
you look so cool
when I know I'd look like a fool

I am entranced by your sound
you don't even know me
but by your songs we're bound
the sound really is the blood between me and you
just one song can make me stop feeling blue

when you fall in love with music
it's like candy for your ears
that eradicates your fears
if only just for a moment

Sunday, 29 January 2012

I am Pagan

At first everyone thought it was just a phase
that I'd soon grow out of it
I was just a teenager
fascinated by the promise of magic and spells

But as time wore on,
I didn't stop reading
every aspect of my life became affected

my choices became clearer
and now I had beliefs I held much dearer

I never even knew I had a faith
but when I discovered paganism
I knew I had been one all along

over the years
things have changed
sometimes I've neglected it, other times I've worked so hard on it,
but still the same
it always remains

the premise for me is so simple
"do what you will but harm none"
respecting the earth
and keeping in mind the power of three times three
all these years later I can't think of anything I'd rather be

my whole life this has been who I am
I am a pagan
and I am proud.

29/1/12

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Tired

I'm so tired
I've forgotten what it's like to be wired
it's not that I don't sleep
just that my emotions run deep
life recently has been hard
and I want to give it the red card

life is a funny thing
there's been times I want to sing
but then another day, another week, another year
all I can do is shed a tear

wishing things could be simple
like love and friendship would always run smoothly
like there would never be problems with work
and the house always would stay clean
and money would never be mean

but that wouldn't be life would it
you can't always make it fit

I am so tired
wake me up when the party's over...

22/1/12


Sunday, 15 January 2012

A Love Letter to the Library

There's one place that apart from the places I've lived
that has always been there for me
through thick and thin
when I've felt alone
when I've needed to get away
a place where I can learn
a place where I can fantasise
about forgotten lands and magic spells
a place of quiet
a place of tranquility
filled with words
and filled with pages
even music and dvds..
and it barely costs a thing
everytime I leave with a pile of new books to read
much more satisfying than a shopping mall
Libraries, you make the world a better place..

15/1//2012

Monday, 9 January 2012

January

Oh January
you and I have a turbulent relationship
you always make promises you can't keep
and I get so overexcited I can barely sleep
making plans in my head
if I did them all I'd probably fall dead

you always let me down
with a frown
you give me hope, you can give me dreams
then you rip them up at the seams
you pull the carpet from beneath my feet
and knock right off my self righteous seat

you make me ill, you give me stress
and I always end up in a mess
yet you know I'll be fooled again
and I'll feel like I'm stuck in the rain
but it takes sunshine AND rain to make a rainbow
so I'll see you through
and wait for the sun to emerge

9/1/12

Sunday, 1 January 2012

2012

Well last year I wrote a post about my writing goals for 2011, so may as well do it this year too!

Last year I said I would make a zine, well I wrote and published two, I have another one, I just need to get it printed. I had some success with it, my friends who read it gave positive feedback and I did two swaps with people for Issue Two. My friend Catherine even reviewed it

I started editing my NaNoWrimo from 2010, but thanks to having to reinstall the computer a few times, I lost a lot of my original editing so had to start again, as a result I'm still editing, I hate editing with a passion but I really hope that I can manage to finish it this year. I kind of did a novel in 2011 too, but I'm not sure yet if I want to do anything with the story part of what I did.

I did lots of writing for websites, I started off writing a few bits for Wears the Trousers, but found they edited my work more than I was happy with, and did some things for thegirlsare, who would sometimes edit slightly but not as much and they would normally talk me through the edit, so I would be aware and able to learn. I did some pieces for JoyZine who don't do any editing and don't have a particular style guideline and also some pieces I'm really proud of for my favourite blog The F Word.

so this year- I want to finish editing the 2010 novel
to write more pieces for websites, especially things like the riot grrrl piece I wrote for the f word.
hopefully to get a bit of a name for myself on the music writing/blogging circuit!