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
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.
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.
The City At Night
The city is very beautiful at night. To see the shimmering lights In the buildings around, Beacons to the minds eye.
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.
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,
Space- A Poem Cycle
1-Launch Goodbye, world. I’m on another voyage.
Happy Birthday (Wish You Were Here)
Happy birthday, my dear, Although I wish that you were here. We should be celebrating together, But instead I celebrate it alone.
I Dreamed A Dream
I dreamed a dream That we were together And it made me happy.
Angel In Pink Converse
She flew right past me one day, My eyes must have been blinded by her light, For seconds later she was gone. So she must have been an angel,
These green eyes are waiting for you, Waiting to see you again, Like waiting for a bus to arrive, Like waiting for my number to be called,
Can You Please Go Away (And Just Leave M...
Oh can you please go away and just leave me alone? You know that I was always nice to you, I always held the biting wit back for you And you seem to think that this is because I like you,
Money does not buy happiness, But if I won the lottery it would certainly Give me a helping hand.
Acrostic For Somebody Else
Stuck behind, Only watching, She moves fleetingly, I’m only watching.
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.
Writing about some dark lady
I think to be a Muse.
That’d be alright for me.
I wish I were John Lennon