It has been a while since I’ve posted any of my poems from the archive. I’ve recently been doing some literary spring cleaning on my blog, and noticed that many of the magazines on my publications page are sadly now defunct. To ensure that my work is available to read, I’ll be republishing old poems and stories for you to enjoy. So, let’s get started with my poem, Rose Tinted, which was first published in Nostrovia Magazine (2013):

Rose tinted Nostrovia

Rose Tinted



I composed this poem for you

in my head,

in another lifetime,

when we were hatchlings.

We saw the world then

through our rose tinted glasses.


But when we took them off,

the world was askew.

We saw the citadel

for what it was.

I held your hand

as the facade crumbled.


The remnants of a world long lost

will fade behind that fake fortress.


Together we’ll bury the pieces

in the dust

and wait for the half life to pass.

But we’ll survive

because we’re strong

and most of all

because we’re smart.

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her writing centres around protagonists who are on a journey of self-discovery and who explore their identity by overcoming adversity. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry. In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing ezine, with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from literary pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary tot, a voracious reader of construction vehicle books. CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

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  1. […] in either ezines or print. My poem, ‘Rose Tinted’ appears on the Guest Blog of Nostrovia Poetry. Nostrovia showcases a new poet every few days – and as I like my poems short, but not sweet […]

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