Its spine slithered, snake-like
around the corpse of my soul
Her withered tongue extracting
from life , what I had stole
For the beast must be seen!
For there is
no tomorrow !
Such a flaying shall occur
In the pits of our despair !
Rotting eyes weeping!
Friday 1st July 2022 7:27 pm
The winter sun, poor ghost of itself,
hung milky and wan behind layers of cloud
above the huddled roofs of the town.
Buildings war-burnt and scarred,
tall trees charred and buckled, grotesque
monuments to what once thrived here.
Where was wisdom? Where was hope?
Had they become collateral damage too?
The people crept silently and wept openly,
fearful that their ...
Wednesday 29th June 2022 12:52 am
I have no faith, yet
in this foreign church
I find solace,
I never expected
to need such a place,
but I sought it out.
A stranger to its ways,
I sit in silence, alone.
Its echoing ambience
City noise and bluster
muffled by centuries-old stone;
it welcomes and warms.
A refuge, I rest:
No more voices.
I can breathe here.
I can be here.
Sunday 26th June 2022 10:57 am
Today I sit here in my car, trying to hold back tears, trying to stay strong
Teach your students colors,shapes, letters, numbers, teach them about life, and now keep them safe from guns
Today I sit here in my car, trying to hold back tears, trying to stay strong, remember you are a teacher
Teach your students to not be afraid, yet in your heart you know the world is again...
Wednesday 25th May 2022 5:03 pm
The buds now open, sun dispels the dark
The nights of bat give way to morning lark.
And as we emerge, blinking, into the light,
Brim full with fright, and delight,
Apprehensive, yet pensive of all we have faced
And what may lie ahead, braced
Despite it all, against the odds
We hold hands aloft, with fingers crossed.
When threads seem thin which hold...
Sunday 3rd April 2022 6:50 pm
I think I need a jacket
It's getting very cold
I'll have a look online
It's very easy, so I'm told
I'm not sure that I like it
It feels like it's quite forced
As I swipe through all the options
But there's some I like of course
The first one was suitable,
The pockets just too shallow,
Number three felt like a winner,
Better suited to another fellow
I sometimes sit and...
Wednesday 16th February 2022 9:23 pm
Sometimes justice does not prevail,
And life becomes unfair.
Sometimes the hardest workers fail,
And hope turns to despair.
Sometimes we see the fat cats thrive,
And the little people do then suffer.
Sometimes the careless do survive,
While judicious lives do become tougher.
Sometimes punished are the good,
While the sinful are rewarded.
Sometimes the best are misunderstood
And the ...
Saturday 29th January 2022 8:00 am
To hold you in my arms one last time
To feel your touch even though I knew you weren’t really mine
To feel your lips touch mine and again feel your love
Hoping, dreaming, wishing I could bring you back
Hoping, dreaming, wishing to fix this shattered heart
But a touch, a kiss, my love wasn’t enough
You’re not coming back
And it’s clear now
Your love is ...
Thursday 6th January 2022 9:06 pm