I’m thrilled to be writing the first BritMums literary round-up and have thoroughly enjoyed reading all the literary posts I could find from our lovely BritMums members.
I started writing as an outlet when I was 14 years old, when quite accidentally my lovesick diary entry turned into a teenage angst poem. Up until recently I had never published any of my poetry. I broke my poetic silence on my blog last month on the anniversary of my dear friends’ death with a poem called Blue Jay.
A slightly alternative literary tribute I read recently comes in the form of a short story written by Let’s Dad. I won’t say any more in case I ruin the ending; but depending on the state of your hormones, you will either laugh or cry! Now the mood has been lightened, let’s move from grief, to love.
I’m sure all the BritMums (and dads) will agree there is no greater love than that of a parent to their children (even when they are a pain in backside), which is beautifully illustrated by Just a Normal Mummy in her poem Why? – Ode to WallyBubba. Another heartwrenching literary blog post is a cleverly written short story He slips his hand into mine by Samantha McGarry.
From changing nappies to holding our children’s hands, the day comes when we have to send them off to school; whether for the first time or returning from the holidays. Sonya Cisco has blogged a creative and catchy poem, which captures the contrasting emotions of the Holiday End Blues. Mama Owlalso blogs her back to school poem The Night before New Term, which if you read out loud, with a bit of rhythm, you can easily imagine it doing brilliantly well in a poetry slam!
The next literary round-up is in January so make sure you send me all your blogged poems, prose and short stories! If you are looking for some inspiration, why not get involved with WAHM Bam’s Halloween themed book week with scary book reviews, writing tips, spooky stories and petrifying poetry!
It seems way too soon to say this but… Happy Christmas bloggers!!!