I’ve tried, (in the piece below), to put into words how I’ve been feeling this last month or so… why I’ve not been writing, posting & keeping up with all my friends on here, social media & the many groups & web sites that I am proudly a part of, as much as I could, (should?).

It is pretty raw in form and content as I didn’t want to over-work it, doing so can often dampen-down the original feelings and mood.

Thank you all for your kindness, patience & support.



I’ve been quiet of late,
the creaking hinges on the gate
of my old rusting life
are slowly stiffening
and I’d be seriously surprised
if anybody was still listening.

The flickering flame
on the candle my life
once burning so bright,
now disturbed by the breath
of dreaded darkness
creeping closer in the night.

The ghosts of time;
of long dead dreams
and walks down memory lanes,
like the waxing flame
marking lost time,
overcome by lifes aches and pains.

And the pills that I pop
from the bottle and box
are now growing more pointless
in their passionate performance.

The Pen And The Page
growing greyer by the day
and like the fluffy white clouds
ever more fleeting,
floating away……

Written by Darren Scanlon, 3rd July 2016.
© 2016 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.

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Darren Scanlon

Darren Scanlon was born in 1965 and still lives in the English Northwest.

His sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek humour and writing style has earned him 5 Star Ratings on Amazon for both his novels and his poetry. He has been writing poetry since the age of 16 and is published on many websites including 'High On Poems', where he has received great reviews:

"We at High On Poems are blessed to have found such a treasure as you amongst our midst. Your poetry is thought provoking and shakes one up. You obviously are a powerful wielder of words!"

His work to date includes:

"Hey Up, Matron!", a laugh-out-loud, roller-coaster ride through a day in the life of a NHS hospital ward from the point of view of the long-suffering patients.

Two books into the gritty crime/gangster thriller, the 'Danny Roberts Series' – "Broken Angel" & "Broken Wings".

"Positively Poetic Vol 1, 2, 3 & 4", four volumes of poetry exploring many and various moods and subjects.

"A Mouse’s Tale", an illustrated children’s novel, (based on one of his own poems).

"Alphabet Zoo", an illustrated children’s ABC book.

"The Book Of Loops And Laughter", an illustrated collection of funny poems for children and adults of all ages.

Future projects include:

"Way Back When", a comical look at childhood now and back in the 1970’s and how life has changed.

"Book 3 of the 'Danny Roberts' series.

For full details of all my work, please visit my website, http://darrenscanlon.wordpress.com

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