Here is the second poem from ‘Autumn Haze’ — this is “Hearts at Half Mast”.

“Hearts at Half Mast” by Conrad Schwellnus Let’s bond as a family, with our smartphones in check, Eyes fixed on the television, in public we shall forget. The elders converse with their hearts at half mast, Exhausted from keeping the week afloat — now with some freedom at last. Sit by yourself sweet miss, your […]

This is the first piece of work from ‘Autumn Haze’ — here is “Yanked”.

“Yanked” by Conrad Schwellnus Yanked against my will, Towards a life I never wanted. You asked me to be still, Forget a childhood of enchantment. A distant memory lurks, but I’m with family now, You are what I wanted… we knew each other so well. Untainted by your words and passions somehow, Behind the shades, […]

I’m publishing my first anthology, ‘Autumn Haze’.

Earlier this week, I got some good news about “Roaming”, a poem I wrote about the life and career of the legendary Whitney Houston, which came in third place in the first writing competition I entered. The poem (quite surprisingly) was read by over 1,100 people on Instagram, which gave me the confidence to start […]