Something a little different this week, I wrote this as a reply to another bloggers question, ‘What’s in your writing space?’ What else could I do but write a poem/song. With apologies to The Sound of Music, sing along to the tune of ‘My Favourite Things.’
My Writing Room.
Stuff on the top shelf that threatens to topple,
a toy Roman soldier whose head does a bobble,
covers of books that I’ve written on Death,
and I’ll keep writing until my last breath.
Revolvers and pistols, bayonets and knives
the stuff that you need, when taking those lives.
Badges and buttons, toy cars and rings,
these are a few of my favourite things.
Books that I’m reading and books that I’ve read,
manuals and maps, if they fell I’d be dead.
Toy tanks and soldiers, a medieval knight
and a bendy – old metal – retro desk light.
When the muse hits.
When the storm breaks
and I’m ready to write.
I’ll grab a coffee and handful of cakes
and then plug away – all night.
Laurie Smith© 2013