Is the high worth the pain?
Or for the sunshine is the rain?
Stuck between this world and yours,
Both of my feet in different doors.
Quiet and desolate desert night,
My soul thirsts for your love's light
Restless and weary as I lay, Far away, Far away.
The whistling wind and blowing breeze,
The moon, it sets my mind at ease
The sun radiates through my soul,
Tuesday 26th July 2016 4:01 pm
Tags: deployment, poetry, soldier, soldiers, soldiers in war, war
Poem 71 of 230: ME AT 33
Gandhi-glasses with twelve-years of wear,
Clubfoot, slight scoliosis, thin hair;
I have a goatee, am built quite lean,
And in golfing-clothes I’m mostly seen.
Single/once divorced, with no children -
Except one sponsored with World Vision.
Back in Manchester, my place of birth -
On that World Cup day, for what it’s worth.
Sound at exams, moulding,...
Saturday 23rd July 2016 9:33 pm
Tags: poem, poetry, verse
love the sound of crackle
I adore the sound of hiss
People thought it was a dying trend
But its a sound I'll never miss
The sound of a new vinyl
Is a sound I love to hear
So pull yourself up real close
And lend me your ear
Now some people like jazz
And others like rock
But the only time I get sad
Is when my records are outta stock
So if you see me playing records
Don't look at ...
Thursday 21st July 2016 5:09 pm
Tags: passions, poetry, Vinyl
I remember the late nights I lay awake thinking about you.
The way you looked at me when I was heavily intoxicated.
You were laughing.
Not the “I’m sorry for you laughing”
But the genuine laughing.
(With a smile that could light up the world)
The memory makes me think we dated
But that’s a silly thought.
So many of my thoughts surrounded you.
Wednesday 20th July 2016 9:44 pm
Tags: free verse, indie farrough, love, poem, poetry, thoughts, thoughts that keep you awake
The sad little man with the bulging face,
his sense of victory is Britain’s disgrace.
Voting out tolerance, electing hatred in its place,
by reducing complex issues into ones of race.
“The war is over, and we have won,”
says the phoney, slimy, suited hooligan,
knowing full well the conflict has just begun –
all hail our unelected pound-shop Napoleon.
As he soaks u...
Monday 4th July 2016 7:04 pm
Logs lost in a stream.
but they were destined to bring,
and the American Dream.
But wild horses buck when they see the reigns.
Logs lost in a stream.
to make a route,
towards the newest scene.
Build a house with memories,
a heavenly theme.
Build a set so you can act out
Tuesday 14th June 2016 11:23 pm
Tags: Art, Desire, Philosophy, Poetry, Thoughts
There was a monk
well, a former monk
and he was handing out free cups of tea
As he did he spoke of
and letting go of material possessions.
I took him up on his offer and we conversed
but then he asked me about my job
and I ashamedly admitted that I felt down
I work for a corporation
but he held me in a s...
Sunday 12th June 2016 9:45 pm
Tags: black humour, comedy, humour, leeds, poem, poetry, punk, punk poetry
A Loan Man stands
Awkwardly in a conference room
Through corrugated glass slats
Cracks reveal stacks
of printer paper, standard size
Promising- so bright and white
Taller than he
Behind which he hides.
Closes his eyes.
Hand to forehead
Elbow to stack
A prayer recited: "Is it five o'clock yet?"
"Somewhere", he thinks
Thursday 9th June 2016 9:56 pm
Tags: american culture, american work, chandra mossine, corporate culture, cubicle, cubicle life, cultural criticism, cultural critique, poem, poetry, work life
From the front of the conference room
He wraps us in a voice born of the pulpit
Buttery and gravelly and low
He floats down from the makeshift stage
Tells of the flying fish
Gives us magic sunglasses
So we can see through water
He's here to talk about new eyes
To see what under(lies)
He's selling a new language
In it, we write our morality on the wall...
Thursday 9th June 2016 9:52 pm
Tags: chandra mossine, cultural criticism, cultural critique, donald trump, poem, poetry, political
She'll take them back
The stones cut carefully and stacked against her
Her winds find ways through the cracks
She'll take them back
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*This original poem was published by the Columbia Art League in their 2014 Interpretations collection
Thursday 9th June 2016 9:45 pm
Tags: chandra mossine, entropy, nature, poem, poetry, prose, short form, short poem
A sharp stick
In rough hands
To make bodies temples
Over wood fires
Quietly smokes rise
(and thanking, we ate)
Today struggle becomes clammy fingertips
The slick touch
Of some ancient bones
That time had turned to sludge
Always making new temples...
Thursday 9th June 2016 9:42 pm
Tags: chandra heartland, chandra mossine, cultural critique, modernity, poetry
Anything and everything is what I want
Life and love is just for us
Like Kings and queens jealousy is unjust
suspicious trust patience has no rush
Like the talented and Gifted
On a impossible mission
To find someone with the purest of intentions
Thursday 9th June 2016 3:25 am
Do not be subjected to the selfish objectives
of single serving soulmates out to leave you rejected.
Left wondering why you elected to stay this connected,
instead of using your head, choosing to prove,
you knew we would lose this connection
So stay strong and focused, it won't take too long to notice,
that your modus for selection, can be bogus so focus your weapon
Monday 6th June 2016 1:10 am
Tags: Beauty, Desire, Lyrics, Pleasure, Poetry
"Dear Bob Dylan is a collection of letters written over a ten year span. The letters encompass a literary endeavor by the author as a means to hone her voice without boundaries, to express all that is insoluble and alive in her life and like any philosophy, lend to a new perspective for friends, fans and critics alike."
I am thrilled to announce the publication of Dear Bob Dylan. Currently ava...
Sunday 5th June 2016 1:59 am
Tags: Bob Dylan, books, letters, Lisa Zaran, philosophy, poetry
Nothing compares to the treasure that is Treva
No underestimating fate when it comes to Pleasure.
I might be talking forever, I find this girl super clever
Not a soul does it better, the time is now or never.
Her style is leather and feathers and if she changes direction
She’s a proper showstopper winning Prom Queen elections
Her sense of humor’s infectious so I establish a ...
Saturday 4th June 2016 7:03 pm
Tags: Desire, Lyrics, Poetry, Treva
Sunrise lover from
Soft, warm darkness.
Light filters in at sunrise and
Rises from the floor and spreads to the ceiling.
As the room brightens, his form slowing comes into being,
Emerging from the rumpled pile of bedclothes.
Smooth, soft, dark and lovely.
I lie with him, my face resting against his.
In the half light I can just make out
His eyelashes, resting on h...
Saturday 4th June 2016 3:50 pm
Tags: love poetry, Poetry
The pallor of the parquet floor
Brings recollections of
School, its classrooms, its corridors
Somehow the pattern pulls
Me into a journey through
Time; conjuring images
Of art and assemblies,
Of laughter and lateness,
Of parents and pupils and plans:
For a future unknown;
For escaping the lessons
And the chill of those changing rooms.
A mishmash of memories,
Monday 30th May 2016 1:18 pm
Tags: Memory, Poetry, Regret, Sadness, School
LEARNING TO DANCE.
When I was young I learned to dance.
Early on I took the chance to swerve,
To have the nerve to move my hips,
Have the balls to move my lips and shout.
There never was a moment of doubt
I would be the one to blame.
I would have a claim to fame.
I would be the one who’s always brash.
I would be just Northern trash, with attitude.
The one who’s r...
Sunday 29th May 2016 2:11 pm
This is the way the world ends.
Not with a bang, but with a whimper.
Do not fear the light of the dying star for it will yield no pain.
It is mortal, it is ended.
Fading out like the dimming of the candle, then extinguished, forever.
No light shall ever again grace these barren lands
As dust forever billows across its scarred surface
And drinks its voluptuous seas.
Like a standing ovation,
Thursday 26th May 2016 8:44 pm
Tags: Death, Earth, End, Poetry, Prose, Universe
Thursday 26th May 2016 6:03 am
Tags: broken, broken hearted poem, california, experience, los angeles, love, love lost, poem, poetry, real life, sad
I believe it’s the truth; when I listen to your story,
Because what kind of fool would let someone else destroy,
The preconceived notion of what it means to feel joy and
Give someone the power to make you scour the void
For a moment of smiles, for some semblance of hope,
Someone in this world that will, remember your jokes
And those resembling friends, they’ll assemble your ...
Thursday 26th May 2016 12:53 am
Tags: Companionship, Desire, Love, lyrics, Poetry
My Hands cover my face because I’m ashamed,
And the pain too much for me to sustain
The game didn’t change us, we’re all still the same
I blame myself, I couldn’t handle the fortune and fame
All the kisses exist on other lover’s lips
In my mind I remember the list when I reminisce
Finding out the best of this was yet to come
Today could be a different day, if I’d only suc...
Wednesday 25th May 2016 7:43 pm
Tags: Lyrics, Passion, Poetry, Protecting Yourself, Separation
Two of a kind, a perfect match,
an excellent pair, why couldn’t it last?
Too many theories and silly conspiracies.
Seriously, who cares if she happened to be,
somebody meaner no deeper no cleaner
than you would’ve thought she’d hoped she’d be.
She misrepresented an unpleasant version
of sexy in the streets and freak in the sheets
by freaking with ev-ery geek that ...
Monday 23rd May 2016 11:29 pm
Tags: Beauty, Desire, Disaster, Love, Lyrics, Poetry
I cut myself with your pictures, when I feel alone,
Scarring part of my heart, with your cellular phone
You’re the backdrop for heartache this week and the next
Your contact was cathartic ‘til I started failing tests
The one where I’m strong for the longest haul
And I don’t get jealous when your exes call.
I’m imperfect, yet I’ve proven my potential for hope
My moods not ...
Monday 23rd May 2016 9:09 pm
Tags: Desire, Love, Lyrics, Poetry, Transitional Art
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My interview with the artist Melanie Manchot for Brighton's Radio Reverb. You can hear me talking about the back story to Zones of Avoidance which won the 2013 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry
Sunday 22nd May 2016 2:23 pm
Tags: addiction, adoption, live literature, poetry, Zones of Avoidance
Sunday 22nd May 2016 9:23 am
Tags: Frogs, Ireland, Nature, Poetry, Spring, Wildlife
Bindweed Magazine: https://bindweedmagazine.wordpress.com
Charles Rammelkamp - https://bindweedmagazine.wordpress.com/2016/05/13/charles-rammelkamp-5-poems/
Sunday 15th May 2016 7:02 am
Tags: Bindweed Magazine, Charles Rammelkamp, poetry
Rebuilding sanity starts with destroying memories.
Regret on your shoulders, don’t let it crush you for centuries.
The pressure someone else has forced upon you is gone
Your shackles are broken, time for you to sing your own song
You’ll find truth realizing potential within yourself
Like surviving a painful experience with little help,
will allow you to channel creativity fr...
Friday 13th May 2016 1:08 am
Tags: Heartache, Love, Lyrics, Passion, Poetry, Recovery, Regret
Life between us moved a little too fast,
I'm wishing that these aching moments without you, would pass
and hope they don't last for more than we need,
because I'm wildly wondering and quietly mumbling
stumbling and tumbling, my words always fumbling
it’s humbling to be headed toward our destiny
while the rest of me needs to succeed with my team.
You're the reason I’m sleeping ...
Thursday 12th May 2016 8:07 pm
Tags: Desire, Longing, Lyrics, Poetry
There is a time to please, to appease, to apologise
For the tease, for existence
To apologise for the breasts, and the audacity
To want ownership, to be landed gentry of the manger
To pray less than politely for a lack of invitation from
The testosterone laden entitlement
When you trust him, the deceit still sits
In that firm space between gender specifications and stereot...
Monday 2nd May 2016 10:40 pm
Tags: anger, confessional poetry, feminism, love, parenting, poetry
I have been trying to challenge myself to write in a variety of poetic styles. Most of Sunday has been spent playing around with Haiku; somehting I have always previously avoided as I found the format far too restrictive.
As a result of todays efforts I have decided to combine my Haiku writing attempts with my love for TV and Film. I have since created a blog of TV and film Haiku Reviews which yo...
Sunday 1st May 2016 9:19 pm
Tags: blog, film, haiku, poetry, reviews, tv
You're my peach, juicy and delicious,
Slur my speech, make my knees weak with kisses
It feels fictitious but it's factual, see
I've got stitches from Mrs. Love, actually
The scars are more like beauty marks after dark when you start
tweeting feelings like meadowlarks my heart Roars like a muscle car
Torn apart, put back together, it weathered being severely severed
Saturday 30th April 2016 8:03 pm
Tags: Couples, Desire, Love, Poetry, Relationships
This riot doesn’t subside, just because you wish it
Sometimes we need a medium just to take the trip with.
You think that you’re equipped with all the right equipment?
I’m thinking that you’re tripping, and this is all a figment
Of your imagination, try to stick with being grounded
Founded in this new creation, you and I are quite astounding
Please re-main calm, intense plea...
Saturday 30th April 2016 7:00 pm
Tags: Aphrodite, Love, Lyrics, Poetry, Sex
A woman, no mere mortal,
sent by lady fate
Her eyes are but a portal
where ideas lie in wait.
Her ambience is a hurricane,
it occurs to me she’s novacane
and it certainly ain’t hard to see
why this addiction is inside of me.
Lidice, you’re a waking dream,
You’re amazing me with your crazy schemes
I’m trying out, I hope I make the team
I hope by now, I’m n...
Saturday 30th April 2016 12:25 am
Tags: Admiration, Adoration, Birthday, Desire, Poetry
Love isn't tethered to a standard model
The universe operates on massive throttle
Engage this new Enterprise to warp speed,
Because our love transcends all the warnings
No one warned me about infinite possibilities
Make the challenge seem more than torn at the seams
Bored with the schemes, reporting that scenes
seem more than just an ordinary score for the team.
Friday 29th April 2016 11:26 pm
Tags: Intellectual Postulations, Laws of Nature, lyrics, Poetry
I'm the neuroscientist, working on your tiredness
She's inspired and defies the liars despite the lack of confidence
Recklessly they beg and breed, they see the need for love and peace
They pieced together these policies that aren't for you or me.
Leave us in our anarchy, we'll make the best of what we need,
Survivalists in spite of greed, we wipe our sins by smoking weed.
Friday 29th April 2016 9:29 pm
Tags: Love, Poetry, Science, Society
She opens her palm and his hand, he hands her
Time for a spin, some sin on the dance floor
I’ve got plans for us just how much can you handle?
Passion’s the mantle,
I’ll make you my Scandal.
Beautiful body, mental combatant
Amazing Agent of style and fashion
Miss passion with the most passionate
habits that are old fashioned
like manuscripts written by candlest...
Friday 29th April 2016 1:19 am
Tags: Beauty, Lyrics, Poetry, Scandal, trust, Women
I'll always write you more, my nighttime beauty,
I'd see it as a privilege, if it is my lifetime duty.
I wish you could truly, feel a bit of what you do to me.
It's new to me, I love our psychological nudity.
No descent into mutiny, 'cause our lives are intertwined.
Got a fire in my life, it's light is keeping me alive.
You’re a beacon in the night, a guide to protect and su...
Thursday 28th April 2016 11:07 pm
Tags: Life, Lyrics, Poetry, Psychology, Song
If you were on recovery from an Adjective Addiction
then "Good" would stand as an accurate description.
And since I'm coasting on this west coast slippery slope
Using the “totally dopest” ways of boasting
I'm hoping you don't mind I list additional features
that lift asses of enthusiastic masses off the bleachers.
Make literature teachers opine that my lines are finely laid...
Wednesday 27th April 2016 9:01 pm
Tags: Desire, Destiny, Love, Lyrics, Poetry, Relationships
When life tries to test ya, create a light just like Tesla
Cremate the fate of your future, try losin the truth, it’ll catch ya
So loosen the noose of attention, and form a slew of intentions
And use your noodle to doodle your message on the edge of invention
Be the new innovation, that renews situations
face them head on. It’s onwards towards a new generation
Then face them...
Wednesday 27th April 2016 7:23 pm
Tags: Lyrics, Poetry, Society, Technology
Lady in red, baby I'm head over heels
Maybe I'm deaf dumb and blinded by the way that I feel
Maybe I'll scratch claw and climb my way into your good graces
but face it, Complacent can't explain why I'm so jaded, it's basic
I taste the nectar of life when I get struck by your light
I breathe a sigh of relief feeling for the signs that you like me
see the white's of your eyes, you'...
Tuesday 26th April 2016 6:55 pm
Tags: Life, Love, Lyrics, Poetry
Gorgeous and Mysterious,
I'm completely serious,
A girl that has my heart and from the start there was no fearing this.
Finally, I feel so free,
there’s no more locks and chains for me
No more anarchy or strings, or clinging to my wishful thinking
everything I want and more, Everything that I adore,
all the gifts that life provides, pale when com-pared to her eyes.
To her h...
Tuesday 26th April 2016 6:36 pm
Tags: Destiny, Love, Lyrics, Poetry
I need to remember It’s ok, being comfortable and content
With the impact that you make, 'cause even the smallest dent
Can resonate the eternal energy you project
It gets displayed and makes all these people connect.
Think on a deeper level, where we accept there’s a devil
We’ve seen imperfections, and left them on another level
Of acceptance, where feeding kids an untested ...
Monday 25th April 2016 12:03 am
Tags: Lyrics, Poetry, Seven Ages of Man, Shakespeare
Your friends all wanna get with me, and I’m not really interested,
So I’m just gonna sit here with, my mind infatuated with you.
You’re the reason that I sleep so well, I’m sorry I can’t stop myself
I’m lost without the proper help trapped inside this hell missing you
Breathing was so easy when the dudes you met were sleezy
Now the quality is higher and you end up shining brigh...
Sunday 24th April 2016 11:50 pm
Tags: Abstract, Desire, HipHop, Love, Lyrics, Marriage, Poetry, Trust
With so many different ways, to display my affection
I’m checking Pintrest and Instagram to find a selection
Of adorable gestures, unique approaches that mention
How you’re incredibly tempting, your presence has my attention
And you're the perfect receptacle for my mental imagery.
Listen Missy you're my muse, like Mona Lisa to Leo D.
It’s easy to see, I’m infatuated with the...
Sunday 24th April 2016 8:39 pm
Tags: Appreciation, Desire, Destiny, Heartache, HipHop, Love Song, Lyrics, music lyrics, Poetry, Rap
I fly the birds around this place
We chat amongst the trees
The wildlife up in this place
Contains a rainbow breeze.
The truth rises to the top
A quiet frozen mountain
I fly my birds up to the top
To chat and to surround it.
Discussing the monopoly,
Folks with greed in mind--
I'm the messenger of truth
Sending my birds to fly.
The Greed-ridden dictators
Thursday 14th April 2016 5:18 am
Tags: Birds, Mother Nature, Nature, Poetry, Spiritual
To the death, we say,
Breath licked with flame, spits to my face;
Racing temples pump furious blood
Through ferrous veins,
Manes rise, eyes blister with relentless rage;
Then, clenched fists draw clotted blood
Through plum knuckles.
My neck buckles,
Cracking bone like tinder,
The interweave of puffed ribs and scarlet skin
Glisten with fetid sweat;
Monday 11th April 2016 12:02 pm
Tags: battle, demons, depression, mental health, poem, poetry, turmoil
The moth, she knows the flame will burn
But back again, again she comes,
Her velvet collisions dress the air,
Sparkling against these tempting embers
Where she throws herself over and over
Upon the most flickering of fascinations,
Such senseless self-immolation
Strips her to a carapace,
Leaving her scorched, naked, undressed, undone,
Beneath the tragic unravelling of her world.
Friday 8th April 2016 10:10 am
Tags: addiction, death, love, Moth, nature, poem, poetry, punishment
And she will always reflect
the hidden traits
in which you already possess
~ nicoline ~
Thursday 31st March 2016 6:29 pm
Tags: poem, poet, poetry, reflections
Monday 28th March 2016 1:45 am
Tags: Books, lisacmiller, poetry
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