I am a lover of questions, hope rebel and a safe place to land.

Writing poetry has given me a way to touch other’s lives, become more self aware and create connections across the globe. Through this blog, I give to you my words and my compassionate guidance as a facilitator of writing circles that help us see ourselves and each other with the light of love.

When depression, anxiety, grief or fear have a hold on your heart it is comforting to visit a place that reminds you that you are not alone.  Like a blackout, circumstances can be disorienting and this can add to the struggle. Flashlight Batteries is place that offers hope and a mirror for tough times. It is dedicated to all who struggle and don’t believe that anyone else could possibly feel the same way.

No material on this blog is to be used without permission.  All rights reserved.

© flashlight batteries (Ali Grimshaw) 2015-2020.  Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.  Excerpts and links may be used, poems may also be reblogged, provided that full and clear credit is given to flashlight batteries (Ali Grimshaw) with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


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  1. You have a wonderful place here, Ali. Thank you for visiting my place. Poetry is an important part of life. Nowadays I make poetry through my lens instead of in words. I hope you will continue writing. ♥

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  2. I once was ashamed about me having depression and social anxiety but writing helped me a lot. Though I’m in love with writing when I was still in elementary days but didn’t have the guts to share them in public. I tried creating my own blog and thankful that I did. It’s of a great help to me, especially during my breakdowns and being suicidal. I’d visit here often. ❤

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  3. Well,Poet, it seems your voice speaks to a lot of people. We all have a sadness , or pain deeper than sad, but to turn that, reach into that pit of blackeness, to encourage someone else is very great thing that I bet brings healing back to you. A pleasure to meet your soul. I smile now, knowing not all lights in the dark, are stars far away . Stay in your smile. I look forward to reading more from you.

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  4. Loved your about statement! Especially – “Writing poetry has given me a way to touch other’s lives and make connections I never dreamed could happen.” I feel exactly the same and it is wonderful, isn’t? I love questions too! They raise discussion and ideas!

    You might love this question post of mine!

    Don’t know if you have seen Inside The Mind Of Davy D or not. If not, I think you will love some of his great question posts also!

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  5. What a lovely concept for a blog, Ali. Thank you for your gift of yourself, your words and your photos. I give you the gift of my respect and my company on your journey. 🙂
    Kindness – Robert.

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  6. I love your blog, Ali!

    Thanks for all the posts I love what you done with this place!

    I hope you check out my site, and follow my blog as well! I hope to follow yours in the next few weeks!

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  7. Hi Ali, lovely to find you here (via Brigid at Watching the Daisies). You have a beautiful thought provoking blog. Look forward to reading more of your poetry. Warmest wishes from down under. xo


  8. I stood to applaud as soon as I read your tagline–wow, how great!!! Truly, poetry is like emergency lighting. I’ve had numerous blogs since I joined WordPress in Aug 2011–since they’re free, I can start a new one whenever I need “something new”. And I’ve been writing for 5 decades, so I know good work when I see it–I’m following you today. God bless you!

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    1. Thank you Musette. Your comments mean so much to me. I truly hope to give others hope and a feeling of connection through my words. Bless you.


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