Welcome to my blog!
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and I hope that you enjoy it. Just to tell you a little about myself: Briefly …
I was born in the West Indies where I spent the first four years of my life and came to London aged 4 and three-quarters! I was schooled in south London and I have worked in local government and also in the civil service where I used to be a secretary, but for the last few years I have become a “lady of leisure” which has allowed me relax and take life a bit easier.
I like dancing (mostly when no one is watching!), gazing at the moon and stars, anchovies on my pizza, reading in bed when it’s raining, pretending I’m out when I’m in, belly-laughs, giggling, pampering my inner child and walking in the park on a sunny day with my thoughts for company!
I’m an emotional pacifist who wants to raise awareness through my writing that violence can never be the answer. Having experienced life in a violent home makes me very sensitive. I have a great deal of empathy for those who have suffered in some way. I’m not a qualified therapist by any means but I hope that by sharing my thoughts with others, I am able to empathise with and inspire them. I know I can’t eradicate violence, but I hope that by speaking up about it, I will help to show how damaging this can be on a person’s life and maybe make a difference.
I enjoy writing and get a lot of pleasure from writing poetry. In the words of Jessie J “I am perfectly incomplete: still working on my masterpiece!” I feel it helps me to put my thoughts into perspective by talking about my experiences through poetry. My way of putting the world to rights, I guess!
Flights of Fancy:
~I imagine that I will one day have a published book of poems
~My pen name will be Elaine Orange (my middle name and my favourite colour)
~Oprah Winfrey will interview me!!
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