Charlie F. Kane
Biography of Charlie F. Kane
Charlie F. Kane (born Charles Foster Kane) is a 19 year-old student from Birmingham, U.K and currently attends De Montfort Univeristy in Leicester where he studies Creative Writing and Drama Studies. Charlie previously attened Solihull Sixth Form College. There he studied English Literature, Philosophy, and Theatre Studies. In his first year at college he studied Classical Civilization but choose to dropp it at the beginning of the second-year. A descion which he partially regrets as he still has a great love for Greek mythology.
Charlie was insipred to start writing poetry and lyrics for several reasons. At the beginning of college he was becoming a huge fan of rock band Pink Floyd and was amazed by the lyrics of Roger Waters. Then in his English Literature classes Charlie felt like the poems that were been taught were some of the best he had ever read, and due to having a fantastic teacher whose passion for these poems got Charlie very inspired to start writing. Charlie started writing poetry last year when a friend asked him to write songs for his band. Charlie submitted several songs to them, but all were rejected on the grounds that they were more poetry than lyrics. Thus Charlie not wanting to waste what he had done rewrote the lyrics to become even more like poetry. I accidentally stumbled upon this website one day, and as Charlie's friend and editor of his work, decided to submit the poetry he had given me to read.
The poems Charlie prefers to read himself are those of the Romantic poets, Edgar Allen Poe, Dylan Thomas and William Shakespeare.
Charlie professes that when writing poetry he is more influenced by songs than anything else. His main influences are the songs of Pink Floyd and John Lennon.
Charlie F. Kane Poems
30 Years Too Late
I’ve always said, I was born 30 years too late. I never fitted in to this decade. I should have seen the 70’s,
Young At Heart
I hope that time treats you well, I hope that your dream will come true, I hope that Fate looks after you And I hope you remain young at heart.
It’s My Destiny
If you had one chance, Would you take it? If you were given a taste of your dreams, Would you take it?
For My Sister On Her 16th Birthday
I can no longer tell people that I have a little sister, Now I must say that I have a younger sister, Because you’re old enough to no longer be a ‘little sister’, Though to be honest, that’s what you’ll always be to me.
Is There Anybody Out There?
Hello, Is that you over there? Can you see me? Don't walk away, I'm here!
I Wish I Was…
I wish I were William Shakespeare I’d be very happy writing plays, Seeing them on the stage, Making my audience laugh and cry.
All My Life…
All my life I have waited to see the sun too rise. I sat and I watched as the golden globe Entered the skies and faded the night away. The darkness crept around,
I will try not to cry. I will do my best to Make sure my eyes Remain dry.
Everybody Dance (The Dance Of The Dead)
As the sun sinks upon the horizon, As the dark night creeps in, The dead dance. On the streets they roam,
Stuck behind, Only watching, She moves fleetingly, I’m only watching.
Only The Good Die Young
And your race is run And I am the one who is left behind, To pick up the pieces of what’s left behind, Only the good die young.
Green-Eyed Monster (Or, Iago's Song)
I hate him, As I hate Hell and all it’s devils. I hate him for being better than me, I hate him for being better than everyone I know,
A View From The Park Bench
From this seat, I see love in so many different ways, There is a couple on a bench, Silently enjoying each other’s company.
Acrostic For Somebody Else
You asked, “Why don’t you write me a sonnet? ”
To be honest I’m not very good at rhyme,
Ten syllables sounds like a big struggle,
I wouldn’t stick to fourteen lines in it.
So I’m not going to do any of that.
I thought about stealing lines
From some other poems,
But I thought you’d realize what they were.