How are you?

Welcome to my poetry blog, here you will find all my poetry in one place, it is all raw, it is good, bad and ugly, it is mostly rhyming but above all else it is relatable!

I am a 37 year old man, I have problems with depression, suicidal thoughts (still occasionally) I overthink everything. Poetry is my go to. I never quite realised how much you can get from pouring your heart out for others to read and to tell you that they feel the same.

For me I just feel better when I can out my feelings and expose them. Do I like writing? Maybe… I like to communicate, I need social interaction, I actually admit to craving it. If you like a piece or if you just want to say hi. Say hi!

I had a tough time as a kid at school and I found it extremely hard. I was bullied at school, a lot. I moved between my parents a few times and in secondary school moved about quite a bit. After leaving school I just started working and having relationships that failed. I moved out of home at 17 years old, got into money problems and went on a downward spiral. I had a difficult time understanding things. So I wrote poetry. It was in 2003 that I wrote 9 pieces of poetry, I then hid them poems away and didn’t continue writing until 2017.

I suffered with my own problems, relationships, gambling addiction, debt, depression, bereavement, everyone has… There are people that have got it worse off than me!

I live in France now, I speak fluent French, I work, not my ideal job but to me family is the most important, my first born went before my career in moving to France, my new partner and I have a child together. My kids are the best thing that has happened to me.

We all have regrets, we cannot change them, we have to move on. Life won’t stop cause we feel sorry for ourselves. Take what you can positive and go with it.

Stay positive!

Searching for you by Philip Lister

Freshly written

The ink has only just dried

Let’s talk about love

And look in each other’s eyes.

Searching for you is a collection of poetry about love, heartbreak and happiness. A raw journey looking at our search in life to find ourselves and that special someone.

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Rhyming poetry to change your day by Philip Lister


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Dare to defy

A full throttle journey about life and embracing it, rest defiant and positive even when faced with its hardest challenges. Pure emotion in each heartfelt poem. Celebrate life and behold its joy, protest, be rigid and fragile at every moment, powerful emotions. Value all friendship and family above all else.

Live love life

Live for the moment never forget, to love yourself with no regrets. Life is too short to paper the cracks, today is the day you take it all back

Ella’s first day at school

Ella wakes up worried about going to school for the first time
After her parents reassurance and listening to her favourite music with mum in the car, she is ready to meet her teacher, seeing all the fun that the other children are having will she join them in the classroom?

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Phil Lister