The old gang

  • Gem
    8 months ago

    Hey guys! Not sure who is still here but popped on today out of nostalgia. Ten years and so much has changed! I'm still with Marcus, (teenage love ftw) we're married and had a daughter last year.
    Reading back on some of my old pieces is so cringey. 17 year old me was a hopeless romantic who 'knew everything' haha. However she must have done something right ;)
    Miss the old days. This site helped me through so much and I can't remember the last time I wrote a poem. It's quite sad.
    Maybe one day..

  • Hellon replied to Gem
    7 months ago

    Gem!!! How good to hear from you after so many years! Glad to know that you and Marcus are still together :) A baby??? that's GREAT news for you both...hope you stick around for a while.

  • Gem replied to Hellon
    7 months ago

    I need to dig out all my old folders with my work in. They are hidden away somewhere! Haha. How have you been?? Can't believe how long it's been!

  • Hellon replied to Gem
    7 months ago, updated 7 months ago

    You now have a daughter and I have SIX grand kids...can you believe it??? Yeah, it's been a long time for sure. You also appear to have red hair, WTF????

  • Gem replied to Hellon
    7 months ago

    Oh yeah! That started out as an experiment by my step mum and then just stuck! Haha. Six?? That's absolutely amazing!! The joy of seeing them grow and play but giving them back when they act like terrors! Hahaha. Am i right in thinking you're in Australia or is my memory shot?

  • Hellon replied to Gem
    7 months ago

    No...you're memory is still fine sweety...I'm in Ozz....

    So what's your daughter's name???

  • Gem replied to Hellon
    7 months ago

    Lily Michelle :) but we call her Lilypad haha. Do you still speak to any of the old faces? O have Krzysztof, Bob, Luanne, Goran and a few others on Facebook but there were so many awesome people on this site! Do you still write?

  • Nicko replied to Gem
    7 months ago

    Hey Gem

    how time flies ive been here 10 years as well, congrats on marriage and you daughter.... get your pen and paper out girl and get writing ha

    Nicko

  • Gem replied to Nicko
    7 months ago

    It's insane isn't it! Writing was so much easier with all that teen angst! ????

  • Nicko
    7 months ago

    yep your right, wrote my first poem in 4 years a couple of weeks ago

    Just need some turmoil in your life to kick things along haha

  • Gem replied to Nicko
    7 months ago

    Hahaha. Now how do you actively look for that :p

  • Nicko replied to Gem
    7 months ago

    Haha yeah, kinda happens when you least expect

  • Gem replied to Nicko
    7 months ago

    You are so right. I'm not up to my usual standards but penned something today that kind of works!

  • Barbara Jean replied to Gem
    5 months ago

    wow

  • Barbara Jean
    5 months ago

    i was 20 when i tarted this site. now im 33. wow

  • Italian Stallion
    3 months ago

    Yep, time sure does fly. I've been here for 12 years. wow can't believe that...

  • Em
    3 months ago, updated 3 months ago

    Hey Gem I'm rubbish with names so don't remember man from years ago here though it's nice that you're back and are with your high school sweetheart and a baby too wow that's wonderful news :)

    I signed up here in 2005 when I had just before I turned 16 (I remember as I was having a real tough time) on another account and looking back there and here at my older work I think "cringe how could I have written that" but we have to start somewhere right? Anyway I left for 2-3 years then like you had a nostalgic moment early last year and haven't looked back. Some people as I say I recognised and others not so much but there are also so wonderful lovely new members too.

    All the best
    Em x