Thursday, April 29, 2010

Poetry I Write

A lot of the poetry I write is either based on personal experiences, emotions or how I feel about a particular topic or what a friend may be going through. Sometimes these poems have helped those, who I've written them about to overcome problems or put things into perspective to move past a difficult time.
I write from the heart and draw on my own feelings on the subject matter. Poetry doesn't have to rhyme it can be about the core feelings you are experiencing at the time, which is probably the easiest way to write. Poetry can be as descriptive as you want it to be, but the more you write the more the reader is drawn into the story of what your poem is about. Writing poetry is an expressive outlet to which I can let go of things worrying me, or get past or help someone else through experiences in their life.
It is refreshing and relaxing, and can draw out negativity and push it away.
I love writing poetry and have done so since I was 14 - 15 years old.
Never give up on your writing of poetry it may start off small but it will grow as you do.

Poem - Rivalry of Dreams

While the sun shines brightly,
dark clouds rain in my heart.
The profound guilt I hold,
created by your harsh spoken words - cut me.
The ties that once held us together,
now flap clarelessly in the wind.

My threat to you is unjustified,
and I bare you no ill will.
I only wanted us to succeed together,
not start a war of decay.
Family means so much to me,
and so I hope it does for you.

Your dreams are still intact,
they have not been stolen or taken away.
Your ultimate day will come,
and although your journey towards them,
seems like all eternity.
It will all be worth it in the end.

So now leaves the question,
of where I stand with you.
Will you take my hand
and chase away the rain?
Or will you be content on
creating thunder to destroy
whatever we had left?

I hope some day that you will come around
and perhaps we could share a moment
Of the friendship we once had as sisters,
and bask in the glory,
of success together
I love you, and miss you...

Poetry - Guilty Heart

I grieve for the life I'm leaving
and frustrated at the thought I let myself get here.
Tears gently tricle down my face
with guilt heavily weighing in my heart.
I'm scared - and fear failure,
for my new expanding family.

It is not your fault, but mine,
I should've been more careful.
But now I worry I will not love you enough,
due to the shock of discovering you.
I feel so ashamed and selfish,
of the numb feelings I have.

I feel your growth changing me,
through the general symptoms pregnany brings.
Nausea and insomnia rule me,
and mimic the ocean crashing into the shore.
I feel helpless against the waves,
like I'm caught in a rip.

I know I have a guilty heart,
and I'm trying to contain my emotions.
I should love you,
but instead I feel nothing.
I feel like a bad Mum,
harbouring unwelcome wishes.

You are precious,
and there's a reason God sent you to me.
For this I'm unsure of
But no matter what
I'll be here to protect you,
from the harsh ways of the world.

You're still so tiny,
and don't quite understand just yet.
But give me some time,
and my love will turn to you.
Please forgive me
and the guilty ways of my heart.

Copyright April 21, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Poem - Empowering Birth

You grip my insides,
and I embrace the pain
It's time to go
and head for the nearest exit.
Squirming and turning,
Trying to make your way out.

With each push
my body gives way,
as you etch towards the light
I block out the pain
and tune in to you
As we work together.

From deep within
my focus is you
And our natural instincts
of sheer determination
explodes as you enter my world
And in to my outstretched arms.

I am deeply moved
By your powers
and your all knowing senses
as you turn in to me
Your search for my breast
until you reach your satisfaction.

You are so tiny
and such a miracle
I count your fingers and toes
and watch you in complete ore
You know who I am
as you reach from my hand.

I kiss your fingers
and stroke your face
as the happy tears
Drift down my cheeks
How proud I am of us
and the empowering birth we shared.

I love you, little one
with all my heart
and all my soul
I will guide you
and protect you
All the days of my life.

By Lea
22nd April, 2010

A journey of a mother and their child through birth.

Been Away

Sorry I've been away for awhile. I've been busy working on Forever Young as well as doing some freelance work. I have lots of news of what has been going on with me. Other than the general work, I was approached a few weeks ago to write a story that will be apart of a compilation of short stories in the genre of sci-fi based on aliens. The story will be published electronically and I will let you all know when it will be available online. It's very exciting.

The other good news is that we are expecting a new addition to our family later in the year which is exciting.

I'm planning on interviewing an author here later in the year at present they are quite busy working on the finishing touches to their new book.

I have also been accepted into a International Diploma Certificate Course based in the UK which I'm thrilled about so lots going on.

There will be more info coming up in the next few weeks.


Monday, January 4, 2010

Welcome Back

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your families and New Year celebrations. As the new year has just begun and winds up again for those heading back to work, some kids overseas are heading back to school where as Aussie kids still have a few weeks till they return to school.
I'm still writing and moving along with 'Forever Young' it's coming together quite well and I hope to finish it this year as one of my New Years resolutions. How have you gone with your New Years resolutions? Have you started yet? Its not too late to start now.
March will be exciting as I looking into interviewing a few other known and unknown writers / authors about what makes them tick and how they got into writing. So stay tuned.
Lea xx

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Writing

What better time of year to start writing.
December comes alive with festive decorations, kids laughing, Santa visits, Snow in some parts of the world where here in Australia some parts are actually quite hot and its perfect for those beach and pool parties to cool off during this time.

Write about your thoughts on Christmas, what it means to you and perhaps what traditions you partake in. Write a short story about how excited the kids are when they see their presents. Write notes about preparing for Christmas and what you do before everyone arrives. Or perhaps write a recollection of the day and keep it as a wonderful memory of how you celebrated Christmas this year.

Whatever you write about this festive season, jot some notes down to work on later, but most of all write from the heart this Christmas, you'll be amazed how much pours out onto the page.

To All my Followers,
I'd like to wish you a very Merry Christmas
and a Safe & Happy New Year.
I look forward to continuing my updates,
tips and little inspirations for you in the New Year.
From Friday I'll be on leave and will return to this blog early in the New Year.
But feel free explore my blog and leave comments if you wish.
I do enjoy feedback and little notes.
Take Care


Lea Bristow


New Years Resolution

Do you have any thoughts about your New Years Resolution yet?
It's something I've been thinking about for a few days now and since I've picked up some work along the way in the form of paid article writing, I would like to get published but I think if I can finish my book next year that is my resolution. Then I'll think about looking for an agent to go over some of my work, tighten it up so it flows a lot better.
I'm looking into writting a ghost book or ebook too next year for someone. It's a very short one, just going through the final details of what is required etc... Should be fun.
In 2010, one of my goals is to get some of my work published in a few magazines. I'll go through the process on my blog in how to submit particular articles and the process the editor of a magazine goes through when looking for articles to publish. So stay tuned!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

New Avenues

Sorry I've been away for so long. I've trying out other avenues while still writing my novel on Forever Young. I've been working for a few people writing articles for them as a ghost writer to which they put up my work on various websites. It's been great and it gets a few dollars back into my hip pocket. You might have seen the little oDesk button on the side panel. It's a great website for freelance writers. Even if you are just starting out or perhaps you're an experienced writer. Whichever you may be, you can get paying jobs on this website. I've been there for almost 2 months and I'm my 5th job. I love it. I work during the week on oDesk and work weekends on my story. So I'm getting the best of both worlds.
A little news is that my little baby is turning 1yr old on Saturday. The time has just raced away but I've enjoyed every minute of it.
I'll leave it there for now and hope to add a few more interesting things next week.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Believe In Yourself

Limitations can either define us or give us a challenge to outwit. When you look at your abilities, do you see boundaries and limits, or do you see possibilities and potential? Obsessing about weaknesses can blind us to the untapped abilities we already have. You have talent. Everyone does. The secret to success is to find that talent, develop it and push it as far as you can. Grandma Moses might have been a lousy bowler, Einstein probably couldn't sing a lick, Michelangelo could've been unable to speak well in public. So what? They knew what they were good at and rode that pony. Your talent might be right in front of you: where do you get the most compliments? What seems to come easily to you? What do people ask your advice for? Live there. Don't let the rest get in the way.
How true is this?
It's something that I've been thinking about lately and have recently opened up my options. I just hope that some day those around me can respect me for who I am and that I can be a writer too.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Writing while on holidays

School holidays are in full swing in Adelaide, so we decided to go interstate for our holidays. Crossing the border into Victoria our family went to the Grampians - Halls Gap. Our family loves camping and I find being outdoors rather calming when I write. So while the two older kids went hiking with their Dad to the Pinnacles and back I stayed back with our youngest hoping he'd have some sleep; so I sat listening to birds around us and saw a few kangaroos hopping by.

To me writing while away was still important to keep the flow going and motivation up. Even just writing 100 words a day. Over the five days I squeezed out 1000 words. I wrote about our time away just to keep words pouring out.

Also I've been working on a few articles through Hubpages and oDesk to add to the family income while working on my novel and being a stay at home mum. Anyone interested in writing and being paid have a look at oDesk its FREE to join if looking for work.