Entangled – Jacinta Noel

The path crossed with thorns among bushes

My name is Jacinta Noel, a student originally from West London but currently studying Law at the University of Exeter. My story is not unlike many others you may have heard in relation to their poetry journey, but I started to write down and express my feelings and thoughts as a way of self-expression, and as a reaction to things occurring around me, to not only deal with that but also to be able to reflect and look back on my journey and be able to develop as a young individual.


Wrapped up in wires, 

The source? (untraceable). 

She searched for the beginning,

Longed to see where it started –

Where it begun.

But still nothing but a hint;

A mere nudge in the direction. 

The path crossed with thorns among bushes.

She gives in –


The prize not worth the pain,

But stuck confused with a longing for purpose (acceptance). 

Wrapped up in self-gratification. 


Jacinta Noel, University of Exeter

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