Snail's Pace

I want to run, far far away

Where the grass is green, and the children play

Where the sun is beaming and the skies are blue

Where the days are longer and my dreams come true

 

If I could fast forward to that happier place

Perhaps ill feeling would disappear without a trace

Though If I cheated time, I might cheat myself

Perhaps challenges and realisations are encapsilations ...

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Tags: Contemplation,Hope,Life,Snail's Pace,The Future

sleep the sleep that hate permits

I fail at sleeping

 

in a show of unconditional accusation, the reproachful slander of your hereafter,

amongst the placid hours,

I try to be the grand man, but I shake too much

unhinged by the overreach of my skeletal height

much to the delight of every unskilled whistler

 

tough love and rougher hate interprets the shuddering motions, as my left hand lingers

over a poss...

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Tags: confusion,hate,insomnia,life,relationships

When Darkness Falls

When darkness falls upon your dreams, be brave
Allow your inner light to stay aflame,
Do not relinquish hope to night time's grave.

Hold tight your heart and ride the shadow's wave
Don't be seduced by dusk's possessive game,
When darkness falls upon your dreams, be brave.

Surrendering will leave you but a slave
Your life exposed, a mark against your name,
Do not relinquish hope to night ti...

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Tags: depression,formal,life,villanelle

A Broken Mind, a Sound Body

My head hurts

My eyes are spinning

My heart lies on the floor
 
You really really hurt me
I still don't comprehend
Why you walked out the door
 
Sure I might have been too forward
But you didn't say a thing
All I asked from the very beginning
Was to let me show my wings
 
But now the joys are hidden
And you left me in a room
Where I've been crying over ...

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Tags: abandon,Deep,emotional,life,love,sad

DREAMING FOR ALL TO SEE

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You say that I'm a dreamer

and so I may well be

but the dreams I have

aren't just for me,

they're for you and all to see.

 

The dream is of love,

of life free from harm,

a dream of peace and

shelter from the storm.

 

The dream is the lifeblood

flowing deep in our veins,

the dream will always be

for all to see

and all that remains.

 

The dream is t...

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The Sands

I made sandcastles here as a lad.

I’ve walked and ran with the dogs,

Faced the rain and the blustering winds,

Dozed in the summer sun,

And beachcombed.

 

When I die, burn my body like a Viking God

And bring my ashes to the sands.

When the tide turns and the wind blows hard

Then empty my remains.

Let the wind take them across the waves;

And watch while the sea foams...

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Tags: life,Lytham St Annes

DARK PANACEA

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A crowded room

is such a lonely place,

wear a fragile mask

upon a weary face.

 

Everybody’s here

but there’s nobody there

and there’s nothing to do

except sit and stare.




The distant sounds

of joy and laughter

drifting like echoes

in dusty rafters.

 

As you slowly subside,

sinking way down low

and you're silently wondering

how far you can go...

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Tags: cold,darkness,death,dejection,depression,hopeless,life,loneliness,pain,sadness,soul,stress

CURTAIN CALL

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How do you say goodbye

to everyone you love,

your family and friends

who you hold high above.

 

How do you say goodbye

to the one in your heart;

your soul mate, from who

none could tear you apart.

 

Your night and your day

and in every sweet way,

no words could express

what you're needing to say.

 

How do you say goodbye

to the child in your hand

...

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Tags: death,dying,goodbye,leaving,letting go,life,love

BREATHE

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We take so much for granted

from this world on which we play,

the breath inside our lungs

drawn in from a cold and windy day.

 

Draining the life from a world already

so drawn and stretched to it's limits,

desperately trying to imbibe

the scarcities still deep within it.




To live; to breathe; to follow time

as down the wind it sails

against all odds and obsta...

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Tags: breathe,children,death,defiance,defiantly,life,protect,shelter,world

THE FEATHER ON THE TRIGGER

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It's just a way of life

said the man with the gun,

you win it or you lose it

and when all is said and done.

 

But the odds and the favour

can be tipped from over here

by a warm winning smile

from a boy with no fear.

 

They say that respect

is a game hard won

but they can't see the smile

down the barrel of the gun.

 

The feather on the trigger

tipping...

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Tags: barrel,bullets,children,death,gun,life,war

It's five to three and my mind won't quiet
A million different thoughts congregated
In a rioted debate
I wait on the clock to stop but the
Tick tick tick is keeping me awake
Time stopping time from stopping.
It's strange, the unconscious brain
Like tapping into the universe
In sleep. 
Body in a slumped heap
I lie awake with these thoughts
Ironically keeping me up
Simultaneously worryin...

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Tags: brain,dreams,life,mind,night,planet in space,sleep,space,the universe,thoughts,time

Sailor Song

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i am drawn to

    seas of clouds above in nothingness    

                    the seas of water

    the seas of open land and forests

    the cities with seas of

                        concrete and people

i was born to be a

                                sailor

 

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Tags: art,existence,forests,land,life,nothingness,people,poetry,sailor

Untitled

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oil swirling 

dancing and in hand

with dirty water

ripple down the street

 

a screeching tire

splashing and skids

on the empty, black road

disturbing dance

 

the engine pumped faster, the gray sky smiled in turn

the tire hopped a curb, then flew from the ground

 

the tire clashed with the earth

mud splattered the clean paint

the car rushes to gain an in...

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Tags: accident,car,crash,dead,death,life,storm

untitled

Anarchy runs through my bones, A sanctuary, a mind set in stone, No worth in a life without purpose, Enough people around me trying to surplus, Without reason or must. Society isn't run from home, We're fed a diet of lies and bad omens, A curfew on our personal time, Cursing those who brave past the line, Fucking with your mind. Sobriety is harshly overrated, When the priority is to...

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Tags: america,britain,deep,drugs,heart,high,humanity,lesson,life,modern day,people,politics,society,state of Western society

Sex and Cigarettes

The smell of sex and stale cigarettes, Two bodies connected in life and death, Chapped lips meet between the sheets, Lust in our bones, the Reaper in the air. How rare an oxymoron, neither with clothes on, We follow recreation with deadly inhalation, Skin touching skin, lips wrapped around uncertainty, Two separate entities leaned inwards somehow gently, Feeling so alive, ...

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Tags: cigarettes,death,life,love,lust,meaning,oxymoron,reflection,sex

Equinox

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Greet, share and care
One and all coming your way
Be it the dimmest night 
Hence in the normal ray

Often, billows will hunt 
through the cunning woods
Invite 'unmoved" to confront
Heavens test in swinging moods

Then spring will come in vanity
Rambling your perseverance 
Spectral its shades of sanctity
In whiff of your fragrance

Bloom may betray,as a muse
Hay will save t...

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Tags: emotions,happiness,life

Perspective Issues

I spill out the sorrow
Does not mean i'm hollow
The stories that you follow
Maybe the things i already let go

Suddenly it just flooding up my mind
Spreading like cancer that you used to find
I'm writing to catch you up that i am fine
Hidden messages, you will only see the signs

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Tags: Life

De-come-possed

stark organic matter

excreting tastes of life

tied to a cycle

destined to a path

seen by none

the rules of competition

forever consumed by the glory

light to light

de come possed

 

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Tags: death,familyloss,life,love,reality,reallife

F.U.C.K.

Forging of firmness in frail frigate

Unision is unlikely to happen

Cranky & cruel words spew at will

Kicking down walls of decency and etiquette

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Tags: happiness,humor,Life,poetry,spring

Soft Money

Deciding
To be kind
For those in need
I gave money off hand.

But soon
I turned cruel
When many took my giving
A for granted rule!

Savory,
Spoils many
Soft money.

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Tags: charity,dependency syndrome,Life,personal

Overcoming Fear

-Caught in vague phobias

of all future may present

 

Riddled with ambiguity

 it might never represent

 

A fear of ensuing failure

 logic gets to wear a veil

 

Inhibiting valid outcome

it otherwise would entail

 

Unless strange tried out

not known if be achieved

 

Nothing stays impossible

what’s earnestly believed

 

However much be darkest

...

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Tags: life

PAUSE

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Why do we worry so much about tomorrow;

When we can do so much today.

Why do we cry for those who are leaving;

Forgetting the ones who stay.

Why do we long for that which we cannot have;

Without appreciating what we already possess.

We live life in a rush and often miss out so much,

We dwell on dreams and mistakes;

And live the present in a haze.

Take a pause and feel th...

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Tags: life,motivation

The Winter Light

How is it so beautiful, winter?
When I look around outside,
I'm reminded how precious the light,
The smiling sun letting me know
The joy in the white of the snow,
And the blessing of time, and open eyes;
How precious the light in this time of year.

 

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Tags: life,poetry,winter

I don't know where I am I don't know what to do  All I know is I'm lost I'm simply lost in you Although there's nothing simple about you There's nothing simple with what I feel A current in my heart A shock through my veins The touch of you would be the end of things I feel the closeness descend Yet there's nothing we do I'm ready to give you my all But I'm scar...

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Tags: complicated,life,Love,poetry,unsure

The rose bush

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The fierce wind blows, yet the dew won't dry
On the petals of the lone rose blossom.
Sparse thorns stand raw, achy reminders
Of the wondrous lost dream of yesterday,
When the two golden birds sat on this branch
Staring into the infinite mirror of their eyes,
Rejoicing in the warmth of their evening song,
Delighting in each other's pure presence,
Basking in the divine light of Nature,
And looking up to the ...

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Tags: birds,life,rose

Alcoholic With Sick On His Shoes.

Alcoholic with sick on his shoes,
Sat on a brown wooden bench
In the middle of town
With his old dog,
Flea ridden,
Shaking, gray,
Lacking good vision
Waiting for a meal
A dropped pasty or pie
A sandwich, perhaps rye.

I, was never taught in school
To be such a man
It was always
You could become a lawyer,
You could become a teacher,
You could become a business man
Never, you could ...

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Tags: alcoholic,Everyday,Life,Poem,poetry,society alcohol