I can hear the traffic in the distance
And some far away clock
Swoosh goes the early cars out to work
Phone vibrations drown out tick tock tick tock
He is not here with me ..the sofa feels
Spacious and empty
Oh does his hard labour resent me
He would rather be laid here with me
I'd rather he stayed here with me
His face lights up when he sees me
Wednesday 4th August 2021 3:19 pm
I can point
at the problem,
and turn to face
It seems that I
am alwas in
Wednesday 4th August 2021 2:51 pm
Wednesday 4th August 2021 12:45 pm
Also by d.knape:Wet Noodle | WALKING | The Mask |
Is a wonderful idea where we can say what we like?
To act as we like without concern what others might think.
I believe in free speech voicing what life has thought me
and part of this is that freedom carries responsibility.
dare I say, compassion for others.
In Europe’s cities and the USS, people are demonstrating
they do not want their freedom curta...
Wednesday 4th August 2021 10:34 am
Also by jan oskar hansen:freedom | freedom | nre tyranny | the failed revolution | the transferable tourist | willful mausers |
the world mind a bright grey
brain blades of grass
synapses and us but
body plots on bleak plains
half-hearted among the tulps
quartered by chaos
every mind a 1
each defeat a 0
you fly between and fall
without containing in
fractal form the infinity between
1 and 1.1
Wednesday 4th August 2021 9:35 am
Also by Seth:The Grinding Day Starts With The Heart's Spark |
There is a limit to the size of Earth;
We have to learn to live within this sphere.
This air, this land, these seas are all we have;
We can’t make any more, no matter how
We play and toy with innovative fakes.
No annex on the Moon, no Mars estate;
We work with what is here, without complaint.
There’s progress, there is fantasy, and then
Wet dreams of schoolboys wasting...
Wednesday 4th August 2021 9:16 am
Also by Stephen Gospage:Data |
With a gentle touch
on the window
I leave you devotion.
I open the eyes of conscience
and no one will forbid me
to describe you perfectly.
I extend the century
on my old shoes
to move forward,
he asks me if I can stand it
to carry the load
of a heavy dedication.
Wednesday 4th August 2021 9:10 am
Also by Sanja Atanasovska:Me, you and she | One way |
Cycling back I suddenly remembered my banana so I stopped to eat it.
I heard a sort of whirring noise behind me before a bloke on an e-bike whizzed past very fast, not pedalling.
I thought to myself 'lazy sod!'.
Having finished my banana I put the skin in the bin.
Wednesday 4th August 2021 8:16 am
well I woke up this mornin’
with an ache in my head
when I called for the Doctor
got a Dalek instead
I got the blues
got them time travelling blues
Since my tardis left without me
I got them time travelling blues
feelin’ sick and tired
time to regenerate
but that mean ol’ Dalek
I got the blues
got them tim...
Wednesday 4th August 2021 7:37 am
Also by Neil West:Oblivia (a poem for children) | Neil's Glorious Meals (a poem for children) | When Brian Came to Grotsville (a poem for children) |
Stunning August morning
a jewel of a scene
The link chain fence surrounds
fields of deep emerald green
Sparkling like a diamond
set in a rose gold sky
The yellow topaz sun
melts the clouds drifting by
Photo Credit Dr Amir Khan
Wednesday 4th August 2021 7:17 am
Also by julie callaghan:The Muscovy Duck | Turkish Wild Fires | The Plight Of The Bumblebee | #Visibleandsafe | Yorkshire Day |
I saw every happiness in your eyes
I wonder what was in your eyes that I blossomed
I was feeling strange
There was a different glow on my face
Thought I'd tell someone
But I don't know what was that feeling
who were you could not forget
Couldn't sleep at night even after trying hard
Surrounded by questions, confusion could not solve the mind
was looking for your eyes
where I saw you befo...
Wednesday 4th August 2021 2:39 am
Wednesday 4th August 2021 12:46 am
Also by John E Marks:John Clare |
Forget those nonsense conspiracy theories about microchips in your vaccine, 5G masts, Hillary Clinton and the devil-worshipping paedophile ring; even David Icke as the Grand Lizard. The real conspiracy is headed by ES.
Ubiquitous, as in a crowd, invisible to sight,
Relentless rolling through the day, anonymous by night
Corporately liveried in red and green and white
Just who can s...
Tuesday 3rd August 2021 11:58 pm
This began with whispered words,
bites from shiny apples;
a desire to command, create;
a hunger to articulate intensity,
to mechanise a melody inside.
This commenced with prephonation;
tutoring of simple lips,
disconnected information circling itself,
pulling at phonetic cords of morphemes
and spitting ...
Tuesday 3rd August 2021 4:07 pm
Life fails to provide
a dress rehearsal, hence
the stage fright remains
all too real throughout
the play, never knowing
what act you're in,
which scene is coming up,
or whether the prompter
will be on duty to
save the day, as the
voice trembles beneath
the spotlights of truth,
while it searches for
the next line that
doesn't break character
Tuesday 3rd August 2021 1:45 pm
The book is opened though the end grows nearer as we turn the pages,
The narrative comparatively clearer as we walk the ages,
Broken hearts and vows now bind the words in tortured tension,
Spoken parts now read blind, too unkind and hurt to mention,
Bookmark the page, shelve the rage and save it for another play,
Let the players step down from the stage until another day,
There is the stor...
Tuesday 3rd August 2021 12:35 pm
Use your past as a step
To propel yourself upward
Raise the torch
Shed light onto the stairs above and below
It may be a flight or two
As the ground levels
Your legs ache
Looking down in the present
Reaping the significance of the ascent
Framing a picturesque view, of beauty of the climb
Tuesday 3rd August 2021 12:05 am
The route to happiness
Is to expect less of things,
so they say,
to leave alone the sorrow,
the slaughter and
put your feet up awhile
and marvel at whatever
small mercies materialise
the universe of dust
in afternoon light,
the steam spiralling
from the coffee cup
resting upon your chest,
Monday 2nd August 2021 10:39 pm
Ayo, bros, it's time.
It's time, bros (aight, bros, begin).
Straight out the loud dungeons of rap.
The light drops deep as does my singer.
I never sing, 'cause to sing is the captain of swinger.
Beyond the walls of singers, life is defined.
I think of...
Monday 2nd August 2021 1:46 pm
a cough as dead leaves drop
detached with soft faint sigh
last breath of lonely martyrs
murmur of breeze in the sky
gravity's heavier as we age
ancient oaks sad blue eyes
saplings thrust like a lance
a loving that knows no lies
do remember me, I'm here,
did you forget I found you?
like a lost fawn, dappled in
shadowed glades and dew
scoured every ...
Monday 2nd August 2021 10:18 am
If you’re reading this
I’ve so much more to say
We’ve only gotten started
Along this precious way.
Stumbling at times
Often falling short
Not knowing what’s in store.
Wishing that your fingers
Would reach out and pull mine in
Wishing that your lips
Would savour my sweet skin.
Next to you is where
My heart can take a rest...
Monday 2nd August 2021 7:37 am
Also by Donna R. Hedges:The Moon in Reply |
Welcome to the twenty-first century
Let’s make this poem into a good memory
I have plenty of motivation and energy
The narrow thinking needs to alter, come and follow me
Stop with the forced marriages
Sending your daughters in beautiful carriages
Without asking for their consent
Coercing them to smile throughout the event
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Queer
There is no need ...
Sunday 1st August 2021 11:48 pm
I am tough, but life is tougher
I’ve been through too much to doubt it
God must like to watch us suffer
Otherwise he’d do something about it
Sunday 1st August 2021 9:57 pm
To Ride Jock’s Bloody Bull
When you’re ten years old, and you’ve got a best mate
You’re a very lucky lad
And my best mate was Sando
The best mate a lad coulda had
We stuck together through thick and thin
Through hail and stormy weather
Through trials and tribulations
We’d faced the world together
And always it was just me and him
And I liked it…. Just h...
Sunday 1st August 2021 7:48 pm
So here’s the thing kid,
you gotta pay a bit more attention,
think what you’re doing.
A simple game of rugby in the garden,
you might scratch a leg on the shed.
It may not look too bad, but it could
go septic, turn out real nasty.
I mean, two or three weeks in bed
in summer holidays would be bad enough,
but doctor visits every day
to poke and prod’s no fun. ...
Sunday 1st August 2021 6:09 pm
On perfumed patios ragged men pick their teeth with twigs,
Rested they untie their trod-down boots.
Draped like opium-eaters they laze in hazy pools of shimmering heat,
Victory makes men believe the battle won.
In stinking ditches hollowed-out men peel off their bloody rags,
Unable to sleep their cratered eyes stare wildly nowhere.
Crouched like coiled corpses...
Sunday 1st August 2021 3:18 pm
Before the demolition
Turned my old Street
I went to steal some memories
Of our laughter & our struggle
I went to hopscotch down
The chalk lines of the past
Play tag with the echoes
Of ones who didn't last
Time had aged the street
Like a persons face too old
It wore the strain of many toils
From the ending of 'black gold'
Sunday 1st August 2021 10:36 am
The legend speaks of a healing reflection,
light that preserves inward perfection.
Luminous sap in moonshine elixir,
eternal womb sustainity in a tear.
Silent voice shape shifting flow,
water of mercy and compassion beau.
Providence sphere in radiant shape,
endurance not knowing to be afraid.
Beyond all withered conception,
drifting along virtues convictio...
Sunday 1st August 2021 8:44 am
5.30am until 7am
Monday to Friday before school,
up at 4am on Sundays
finished by lunchtime,
If you drop and break anything
clean it up and never lie to me,
such a scant induction as a
sixteen-year old village milk boy
in 1967, the Summer of Love,
the hippy anthem ‘ San Francisco’
scrolling through my head,
in the rain, I wore a floor-length cape
Sunday 1st August 2021 7:28 am
O life let me fall in love with you
Let me share the feelings true
I have so much within to give
Holding back is killing me
O life let me breathe anew
Fresh air of emotions
And things that lends happiness
Joy of living with people I love
O life let me hear your music true
Lyrics of songs romantic that gets me kicking too
Into the realms of Neverending lov...
Sunday 1st August 2021 7:14 am
Also by Ghazala lari:Breathing anew |
Teaming of cold angles,
Yellow in its breaming,
Dying early at night.
Which teals the ground,
Broken edges at the banquet.
Hollowing the precious thin,
A serpentine tincture of handy men,
Because a stream struck a chord between.
Beneath a creep,
The kingdom come,
Rotting hearts of deathly grace.
It streaks the blue,
A red in ...
Sunday 1st August 2021 6:55 am
Amidst the clouds of ego and selfdom,
Olly found a falcon out of the world,
who surprisingly was kind and humane,
making Olly hurled and swirled.
Falcon stopped his journey abruptly,
making nest on a banyan tree,
sudden wining and dining together,
gave Olly million reasons to glee.
Years passed in this gambol,
making them forget the truth,
the world works on some norm...
Sunday 1st August 2021 3:41 am
Wars gestate in the wombs of Mothers
who will cry at the folding of a flag,
whilst cheering the burning of another.
Sunday 1st August 2021 12:05 am
July goes out with a bang
walls collapse inward
port-a-loo effluence falls as rain
The sniper eats his breakfast
a fine dust of asbestos layers his tongue
his fingernails split by ricochet’d brick
Waking with his door like a coffin lid atop him
the room disappears into a falling sky
neighbours stagger blind like ghosts looking for shoes
And still the ...
Sunday 1st August 2021 12:01 am