Scribblings Vol I

Far-flung fun in the sun –
Those golden coasts where we once played
are now but memories,
All frozen like ghosts inside of me where
they can never be washed away.
(Inspired by #storysaturday prompt ‘Summer Holidays’)

We submerge our thoughts;
Our minds like icebergs, topped with
ever-floating hope,
But beneath the surface lurks
the threat of mortality
(Inspired by #DarkLines prompt ‘Floating With Death’)

Let the sky
stretch her golden fingers wide
and lie, just out of reach
above a pale and tranquil beach –
Where lands lies beholden
cherished and enfolded in
the calm blue arms
of a barely moving but
gently soothing tide
of serenity.
(Inspired by #TastyPoem Prompt ‘Serene/Tranquil’)

There’s a lone voice pounding
up and down the street,
Propounding wobbly words
to an unheard beat,
It sounds like they’ve forgotten
some of the melody –
so maybe they’re just trying
to jog their memory

They say she’s wired up wrong –
her skin just reels of little
brittle broken bits of steel,
But inside, her mind is strong –
and knows what’s real from what’s just
petty, pretty illusions.
(Inspired by #WrittenRiver prompt 1102)

Like petals strewn upon a pyre,
Or butterflies thrown into a fire
Or teardrops lost in a quagmire,
Your spite devours all.
(Inspired by #lionsighs prompt ‘Strands of Petals’)

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Bunny Burns

I love words; both reading and writing them. I've started this site in order to have a depository for all the random ramblings which are continually swirling around my mind. Some of the aforementioned ramblings may be quite serious but the majority probably won't be. I'm a single mother living in Norwich. I'm also autistic. This isn't the defining component of my personality, although it is a significant one, and one which I think has a heavy influence on my writing, which is why I choose to highlight it. I also feel no shame over being autistic and refuse to perceive it as a disability. The way I see it, life is hard work whichever way your brain is wired up. Aside from all things wordy, I also love music. I find it to be an incredible mood enhancer, as well as a great enabler for the imagination. I love all kinds of music, though hard house in particular - as everything in life is better when it's hard... I hope you enjoy my musings and thank you for reading! I can also be found on