Daring to begin

I turned the last leaf over and I was willingly greeted by the crisp virgin white page staring up at me. However in contrast lying beside, blankly gazing out was the back cover of my latest notebook. Staggered mountains of loose paper vulnerably wait for my scribbles to be removed from their precarious perch. The whole task looms large over me; ironically the writing was what originally freed me from the claws of an overburdened mind. Through it all my voice has remained silent, my opinions self censored and the world deaf to my ideas. Facing the prospect of clouded frustrations and silence I have decided to share myself with you.

I will share poetry, lyrics and other creative writing pieces with you. I welcome any comments on my writing, but please keep criticism constructive.

I thought I would share a little more about myself with you all. Now that I have garnered some followers and  “likes”, what better time than to open up. Well as you may have figured from some of my posts I come from Australia (a small city called Bunbury in Western Australia to be precise), where I moved to in 2004 upon completely my university degree in Forestry. I am happily married (my wife inspires me for a lot of my poetry) with beautiful (although at times trying) three children (for some reason I find it hard to write about or for them).

My interests include reading poetry, books, sports, outdoors, family and music. I play football (soccer), although getting older each year and playing with kids half my age just makes me feel even older (but when I last longer than then in a game I feel better). I love my music, but have no musical talents … so just a passive listener, occasionally dancer and unconscious head banger. Oh my avatar is me, well when I was 6 months old!

Please enjoy reading my posts, leave comments (the more the merrier) and participate in posts that are call for actions of your behalf. Thank you.

Please remember all my work is Copyrighted by Peter Jones, 2012. Unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without my express and written permission are strictly prohibited. If you wish to use excerpts or links ensure you provide full and clear credits to Peter Jones and, with appropriate and specific directions to the original content.


4 responses to “Daring to begin

  1. soumyav

    Wednesday 27th February, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Thank you so much for being on my blog ..and this section of “about you” speaks in volumes of the thoughts that you have experienced!

    • withheldindarkness

      Wednesday 27th February, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      Thanks for visiting, and reading about me … I probably need to re-read this page again, and share a little more. Thanks for the comment.

  2. lscotthoughts

    Thursday 28th February, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Hi Peter,

    Thanks so much for your visits and for following me…I enjoyed reading about you and if you’d like to read a little about me, here is the link: I’ve had my blog for about a year and a half now and felt the same way you did in the very beginning (about sharing your work). I’m an amateur poet, who writes from the heart and am very fortunate to have a following of friends that enjoy my writing…anyway, I look forward to reading more of your work, too, and your gravatar is adorable!

    Take care, Lauren

    • withheldindarkness

      Friday 1st March, 2013 at 7:08 am

      Thanks Lauren for provided your thoughts and comments. Pete 🙂


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