Poetry Blogs (Aging)
I wrote this poem for my wife's birthday.
Salutations for Sally
The years don’t pass slowly anymore,
But there’s still time for an eternity
In your eyes, in your arms, your love.
Each moment a step to infinity,
But time doesn’t march, it ascends,
And we rise on the years,
Sadder, yes, but wiser and
More loving, more understanding.
And you lift everything around you...
Monday 10th December 2018 11:51 am
Dig a trench for the days gone by, a wet window to the poppy fields,
God has no hamlet here –
A hammer forged from a long life,
Nefertiti knows the way to a softer rest,
The summon sensed the solar seals,
A droplet of dew upon an ear,
Held to tablets and tepid stone,
A precarious knife.
Summer seared its soaring stamp on the grass this day,
Gator maws could not crus...
Monday 26th November 2018 11:57 pm
My mind is dishevelled, disorderly.
As unreliable as the damp cardboard
That contained a childhood treasure.
I unearthed it in my web-strewn attic –
The box, not my mind.
An old railway set, long remembered, but lost.
Its strength gone, the contents scattered.
Track and train departed, uncoupled
And bound for darker destinations.
A journey into the unknown...
Sunday 16th September 2018 11:54 pm
Minds mould cannot always bend to the will - Look!
A blur of surreal reality:
it’s vivid, a memory, a means
but travel through years
and maybe it’s a dream,
or the worst fear:
(for the youth with infantile stretch marks to hear)
For the youths with flat ironed flesh and barely dogmarked ears,
what we all fear
is to forget.
Tell the boy with the newly ...
Thursday 7th June 2018 3:52 pm
a week ago
a professor asked me
what i wanted to do with my life,
the quesiton caught me wrong-footed;
two decades ago
learning to walk,
a decade ago
learning my body,
5 years ago
3 years ago,
accepting my body
a month ago,
accepting who i am
thrust into the unknown,
an oblivion that teases me;
infinite doors t...
Tuesday 6th March 2018 11:13 pm
Autumn changes me
I grow stiff as a tree
The falling memories
Are piling all around me
And my color changes
Emptying into grey
I feel broken and cold
As the November rain
Turns into December Snow
Wednesday 3rd January 2018 2:23 pm
fallen from his
flock now flown,
one wing seemed
for flight no good,
the other useless
in aimless wander,
fallen from their
path well planned,
his stick seemed
where once was stronger,
held by a firmer
Tuesday 12th April 2016 8:22 am
I remember him now and then
When I’m feeling brave enough to recall my childhood
He was a welcome break from the ceaseless banality of the suburbs
I’d see him every Saturday morning on my way to work
Damp panatela clamped between his gums
Stained string vest and pyjama bottoms
Smirking like he’d just told a racist joke that no one had heard
‘Morning sport’ h...
Monday 22nd June 2015 5:31 pm
did I ever say I was “good people”?
some days I miss the hasty shouting
the crack of fist on salted cheekbones
better that than the nauseous choice
of considered upholstery or designer phones
never weather appropriate, rather, accident
ripped and bleeding, waiting for some other
and days my head will fill with men of war
always in shock yet mostly in awe
Sunday 22nd December 2013 5:02 pm
as the dew dropped tulip two-steps over my tongue
so a pubic slaughter of moonbeams and drag queens
leaves so little space in-between the longing
hung, low slung, below the eaves of this curious abode
where pregnant questions await the gaunt relief
of a crucified thief who has chosen his flavour
so sure the house has fallen on the queen of the east
love thy nei...
Thursday 27th December 2012 7:12 pm
When you reach the forgotten age
like 45, between 40 & 50
you realise that you need someone
by your side to remind you
that it isn't who you're with
but what you feel in your heart
they say life begins at 40
they also say that it's the mid life crisis
for sure you're no longer young
and for sure have not attained seniority either
Sunday 8th January 2012 8:41 am