I've been reading poetry ever since a book of limericks was gifted to me as a child. I enjoyed the cleverness of the rhymes and the odd turns of phrase that I understood even if I'd never heard them before. In A-level English I was introduced to War Poetry from assorted poets including Wilfred Owen (reading Dulce et decorum est was pivotal for me). I realised that creative writing wasn't confined to fiction, to fantastical stories and could be all the more gripping when it was about the real world. All very good fiction makes use of the real world no matter how outlandish its settings and characters.
Many years after I started writing poetry for fun, I started rimple.shymes and challenged myself to writing a very short poem each and every day. I try to keep the poems light, uplifting and positive but some times serious topics need to be addressed and I do not shy away from tackling them as well as I can. I still have a love for rhyme although I'm aware rhyming is considered (at best) an entry point into poetry and should not be a continuous stylistic choice a piece always feels incomplete when I can't put a little rhyme in there. The limericks it would appear, have left a mark.
I've worked fairly hard to promote rimple.shymes, keeping consistent updates at consistent times. In an effort to get the poems in front of many people as possible I maintain three social media accounts for my posts and update them every day. If you want to keep up to date with the posts on for rimple.shymes the links are below -