a dragging sensation
clutching my ankles

random voices calling
whispering my name

a dog barking
echoing through me

am I awake?
or dreaming still?


© Dawn Whitehand 2015

The End

imminent death
I know the hour
the exact minute

nervously anticipating
my heart pounds


the final gasp of breathe
the final glimpse of colour
the final touch of you

Dawn Whitehand conte on paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2015

The Silence of Domestic Violence

he may hear you
and use it against you

listen and learn
knowledge is your only weapon

watch and observe
learn his patterns and habits

pack up your things
and quietly tiptoe away


Conte on Handmade Paper

Conte on Handmade Paper


© Dawn Whitehand 2015

A Gray Day

the sky is gray
whilst you walk away
disappearing into the fray
with my feelings you play
moulding them like clay
on any other day
it would be okay
but please not while we’re gay

Computer Enhanced Conte Digital Drawing

© Dawn Whitehand 2015



a chill tingles upward
possessing my bones
lonely aching
missing bright sunny days
spent with you
gently laughing
warm squidgy sand tickling
a fading memory
echoing hollow

Pastels on Handmade paper

Pastels on Handmade paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2015

New Years Poem

and what resolution this new year
to instil myself with fear
so that others may not leer
at my failings and sneer
although I may be so near
the goal posts at the last minute veer
and I am left merely to peer
wishing I was a seer

Original Photograph taken New Years Eve by me :-)

Original Photograph taken New Years Eve by me :-)


© Dawn Whitehand 2015

A Christmas Poem

sparkling bright
blue green and white
bursting feast of light
wrapping the tree in delight
so that all that see it might
forget their everyday fright
for just a night
a happy plight

Happy Xmas to my fellow blog readers and likers and anybody else that may happen to stop by :-)
digital drawing ©Dawn Whitehand 2014