2 Poems That Changed My Life

Poetry has the power to change how you see life, a finely crafted piece of prose digs deep into your psyche, stirring up emotions as you compose your thoughts and meaning to words scribbled down on a page.  I wanted to share two poems from Charles Bukowski, which are special to me due to how … Continue reading 2 Poems That Changed My Life

Slight return

It took nearly seven months before I decided to publish on the Manifesto of Perfection again, the place I recorded my thoughts and opinions of all things self-improvement. Last week I marked my return, where for the first time ever I featured work that wasn't my own - a beautiful poem by Charles Bukowski 'So you want … Continue reading Slight return

So you want to be a writer?

So you want to be a writer by Charles Bukowski if it doesn't come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don't do it. unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don't do it. if you have to sit for hours staring at your … Continue reading So you want to be a writer?

My Worst Year

At some point in my early adult life things were stagnant.  I went to work everyday, lived with my parents at home and every once in a while I would go out with friends - usually for a trip to the cinema. There was no relationship, no ambition, nothing except a savings account that got … Continue reading My Worst Year

They say to follow your passion…

But when I was 3, I wanted to be a cat. When I turned 5, I was more realistic in my career aspirations and wanted to be a fireman. When I was 11, I wanted to save all the animals. When I was 12, I wanted to save the world. When I was 13, I … Continue reading They say to follow your passion…