Poetry Prompt – Charles Bukowski The Post Office

“ Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be? ”

I saw this quote on Tumblr and felt inspired to write something using this line from Charles Bukowski’s book – The Post Office (which I have not yet read).

Let me know if you’ve read it and what you think.

And this is the quote that inspired my poem:

Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?

No title

I was a girl that was shy

Too shy to look up in the street

Too shy to look up at all

Never knowing my worth

I continued to live a life

Feeling very undervalued

Today, I am still

That shy little girl

That sometimes stands tall

And looks a person in the eye

But sometimes I feel the pain

Of that undervalued person

That felt they had nothing

To be proud of

Sometimes, who we are

Is something we cannot hide

Sometimes, who we are

Really is that person in the mirror

Looking back at you in awe

Because you are still here

Despite all the pain,

You are still here

And that is who you truly are

 

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Stay safe out there!

Website Update Part Two

Hello all!

I have shifted all movie-related content to my pop culture blog NowShowingNZ. It’s now all up and running, and we have our very first podcast available on iTunes and Spotify.

So I am moving onto new and exciting things with my writing, and I’ve spent a lot of time over the last two weeks writing and editing content for the site and creating graphics and GIFs, etc. I am extremely dedicated to this pursuit and keen to get our website off the ground.

Doing the editing role again has really brought me home to the realisation that this is really my true hearts’ desire. Movies are in my blood.

I’ll be keeping this blog purely for writing-related pursuits and as an online hub for all of my writing projects.

If you’d like to keep in touch with me, you can follow me here on NowShowingNZ, here on Twitter or here on Letterboxd. If you’re into star wars and creativity, you might enjoy my content here on my Star Wars and creativity blog.

And finally, I’d like to say thank you for your continued support!

Until my next post, stay safe, keep writing, and I’ll catch you later

 

Website Update

Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well and keeping safe

Just a quick update on things – I’m busy designing the new movie blog where I’ll be podcasting with my partner in crime, Jeremy. I’ll be shifting all of my movie-related content to the new blog and this one will remain my writing hub focused on that.

I’ve decided that I’m not getting the interest I need on this blog for film-related content and my stats support this. But people do enjoy my writing-related content so that’s what I’ll stick to here.

I’ll catch you in the next post and hopefully, I’ll be able to reveal more details about my film blog for anyone who wants to follow me there.

30 Day Film Challenge #FilmTwitter – Day Three

The third task in the 30 Day Film Challenge taken from #FilmTwitter is:

3. A film that has more than five words

I’m assuming this means more than five words in the title, so I’m going to go with that for this task. My film is Interview With the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles.

Interview with the Vampire

This movie was controversial for a few reasons that come to mind, but most infamously for being that “gay vampire movie” with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt portraying two vampires who experience the ages with a younger female vampire they’ve “adopted” as their child. Many who have seen the film get hung up on that without looking beyond it. And therefore not giving the film the merit it deserves.

It’s one of the most beautifully shot films I’ve seen, and with Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise at the helm, I would seriously doubt it would be a bad film, even if it was a little campy. Sometimes the cast makes all the difference. And this casting was terrific, period.

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Quote of the Day – Famous Writers

A daily quote from a very famous person – usually famous writers or actors

Usually, the very first part of the first stanza of this poem is quoted.

“A thing of beauty is a joy for ever”

But I prefer the last part of the poem;

We have imagined for the mighty dead;
All lovely tales that we have heard or read:
An endless fountain of immortal drink,
Pouring unto us from the heaven’s brink.[5]

John Keats
Via Goodreads

John Keats

Born in Moorgate, London, England
October 31, 1795
Died
February 23, 1821
Genre Poetry