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The Poet who dared

The Poet who dared.


I am a man ahead of my time...

A poem for my old friend, ‘Do’!


When the internet has gone, and electricity is scarce

It is then I will truly come into my own…

You know, my poetry is fierce.


The apocalypse is fast approaching

“Cometh the hour, cometh the man”

And I am the poet, who trust me…

Truly can!


Fore, I will be well hunker...

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The Halloween Masquerade Ball

The Halloween Masquerade Ball


The way the silk hugs your every curve

the contours of your body, sublime, every swerve

I could not help but notice as you walked in the grand hall

Dressed to impress at the Count’s Halloween ball


I watched you slowly saunter

down the marble grand symmetrical stairs

Every eye in the place, upon you a fixed steer

But as you stood by th...

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Halloween poem iiPoWhat a Ball.




I ask, nay pray

    Let me make something

of this world, this life.


I stand alone and wonder

     If this life be mine

can I not divine

    What is or is not divine


What ails my soul

    that acheth so

What wisdom

    that I do not know


Taking time to reflect… repose

    To ease this mind

and thoughts so closed.


Like so...

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PoSound of silenceYamaha Grand & Harmonica cover

Ying & Yang

Ying and Yang


Message received

               and understood

From both sides

               of the road


The balance must

               be maintained

Else everything




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BalancePoYing & Yang

The best poem never written

The following is in reply to a private message to a fellow poet this morning who ending by saying...


..."I don't even know what poetry is! I just write the words in my head as I reflect on a life spent/misspent"...



######  I do exactly that.

In fact, I have written a few poems here that do say just that... Life is poetry mate.

Some of it is hard and challenging. WOL ...

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AbuseAll of usDeathMental illnessPoReligion

No laughing matter

No laughing matter


This is the tale of a dirty old geezer
Who tried so ‘hard’ but never pleased her


Well, he caught a cold one day,
And almost sneezed his dick away.


He sneezed on poor old Daffney Goff
Who almost cut his dick right off.


She gripped the sheets hard for awhile

Which made the old man grin and smile


Until his sneeze took its toll
Which ke...

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CovidHumourNothing to be sneezed atPo

Chariots Of Fife

Inspired by 'After the Storm' by Julie Callaghan


Chariots Of Fife


Charioteers equestrian came on storms of thunder

Accompanying lightning bolts to dash asunder

Flashing radiantly across darkly skies portending doom from disdainful heights they’d fly

A quadruplet of black and white wild horses, flowing manes, with thundering hoofs and eyes aflame.

Incessant like crashing...

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On the threshold of a dreamPo

The Chameleon Poet

5th Jul 2020 09:12

Hello, Good morning Moon.girl
The sun has come out!

Today the third Eclipse I foretold you about,

This morning cast a shadow over our world.


I have complied with your wish…



The Chameleon Poet

I jostle and joke play around with words
Sometimes as a villain, a lord or a bard
Sometimes I am old sometimes I am young
Sometimes a curveball, often I’v...

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As I see itGodLife & DeathPoReligionTruth




God and the Devil went out for a drink


I  know this sounds like the beginning of a joke

But I sware on a stack of bibles its true

It’s happening in a pub tonight near you!


I’m glad lockdown is easing Dad

said the Devil

What do you think?


God sat for a while having a think


I’ll give it some thought

while you buy me a drink


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bit of funhe! he!HeShePoSheheSorry if offended




Death how close

I sense you draw near

Feel the warmth of your breath

on my neck…  I’ve no fear


Lost to my lover

at the hilt of his knife

Its point pierces my heart

at the end of my life


Severed… like my aorta

His cross to bear

The true love of my life

so far... yet so near.


So tightly embraced

in his arms…

I’m slipping away


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Major ArcanaPoThe Tarot Death CardXiii

Yesterday’s tomorrow

Yesterday’s tomorrow


I took my thoughts and stopped to rest awhile

Beside the sea of red. The fields ablaze with poppy red

Akin to the fields of Flanders bled

The lifeforce seeped from kith and kin

What poetry, justice, longings bring


For written down seem just empty words

Voices that the past disturbed

Here I find reflection

Deep beneath heavenly skies


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For the fallenPo

Star Child

Star Child

You watched on, the day we bombed the Moon

Assured we’d sealed you there entombed

Here, at last, you’rd met your doom

Yet even then, we spoke too soon


Sorry often the hardest word

I am so sorry you never heard

Not until our symbiotic links still felt

Did we understand and our hearts melt…



Misled, deceived.

               We watched on, as you...

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PoThe day we bombed the Moon

The Asgard

The Asgard

Some people think the Asgard

are just a work of fiction

How little do they know

their part to cease our extinction.


I have watched them in the heavens as stargates opened wide

Heard the screams and cries of lost worlds, watched them as they died.

Removed from existence, gone without trace


From far off distant galaxies through wormholes Asgard come


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PoThe Asgard

For Moon.girl's guidance

Lets look at the chart of circular art


Where libra is placed your off to a great start.

Moon.girl, today is pivotal as your horoscope spins
Because the Total Eclipse for you means win win.

As ancient as this esoteric art surly is
The moon casting it's shadow
will show you things before hid.

Po, the mystical astrological enigma

Remember this is only the second... Another is impend...

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PoTotal eclipse... of the heart

Who knows?

Who knows?


History it has been said

Spans back a long, long time.

Looking back we can see that time has changed us

sometimes without reason, sometimes without rhyme


That being said, nature always evolves

Whereas mankind it seems has often devolved

Einstein looked forward relatively speaking

From a huge big bang and Darwin theorized

The origins of man



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E=MC whateverPo

Gaze averted (Grenfell debacles)

Following on from this... Reposted from three years ago... {You may need to right click the link and open in a new tab if you don't have any sound.}



... Three years have past

since lives were changed

A night most has forgotten

Who perished in those flames


The inferno raged leaping high in the...

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Grenfell Tower three years onInjustice.Po

Chips with everything!

Chips with everything!


What to do, what to do?

We are being misled… Yes, people are dead.

But how many died from COVID 19

What am I saying? What do I mean?


Stay six feet apart

You will be ok

That’s what the experts

continue to say


But what if we deliberately

are being misled

about what is killing

those that are dead.


Playing devil’s advoca...

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Pothe dystopian harbinger of doom




WE become judge, jury and executioner

We are so certain this is just.

Someone has to pay the cost

We are certain, it is not us.


We just fit the punishment

To the alleged crime

Caring not for justice

It fits our paradigm


Banding all together

‘Strength in numbers’... So we think

We can’t all be wrong, can we?

Tell me, what do you all think...

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AcquiesceBlack Lives MatterDonald TrumpGeorge FloydPoVengeance

WOL and a coffee

WOL and a coffee


This morning reading poetry

Like I often like to do

To start my day off gently

I could be reading you


If you post on WOL

Where often I begin

To see whose posted stuff

I often just drop in


It might something funny

It might something sad

It might be something great

It might be something bad


It might be something current


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Morning coffeePoStart of the dayWOL

Clouded Judgement

Clouded Judgement


I wandered lonely as a cloud

In sky’s so clear and blue

I wonder what people see, me, or is it you.

Wonderful azure serene and blue

stretching on forevermore...

Or a tiny cloud that’s Oh! so small

and gone within the hour.



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clouded judgementcloudy thoughtsmetaphoricalMoments of ClarityPo

Let me out!

Let me out!

Since I’ve been in ‘lockdown’

it’s been sixteen weeks so far

I invented an imaginary friend

I collected her from the station

in my imaginary car.


We chatted on our journey

back to her new home

She asked where I lived

I told her it was Rome.


I live in Norwich really.

Rome sounded much more posh



"Oh! do you know the Pope"?

see en...

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Covid lockdownFAB 1Pozany humour

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

This poem was inspired by a previous one...


The Mad Hatter

I wonder if the Reaper likes a cup of tea

He could join us at my tea party

I’ll invite him along to see

He could sample my tasty layer cake

and my posh conserves

maybe he’ll be nice to me

And I'd give him his just deserts


If I need a kni...

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Add a commentAn ongoing sagaFunny poemGrim ReaperMad HatterPo

‘Without so much as a by your leave’

‘Without so much as a by your leave’


I called for death, but death just passed me by

and as he did he looked me in the eye

“I don’t have time to stop and chat”

with that, he waived his scythe, and that was that.


No interest in me he had, just left me feeling alone and sad

to ponder on my fate and plight as he drifted off into the night

Come back, come back I earnestl...

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Grim ReaperPo

Oh! Death where is your sting?

Oh! Death where is your sting?


I have no fear of death

It’s death who doth fear me

For I am invincible

The Reaper can foresee


The day he comes to rip my soul

from this mortal coil

His efforts will all fall in vain

then again he will recall


Oh! dear death you have no hold

no fear in me resides,

you’ll return again, alone,

I’ll be not by your side


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Signum crucis

‘Signum crucis’  Sign of the Cross times.


The pews are all empty, cassock hanging back of the door

The bible covers closed, no congregation to read it for

No hymns being sung, the cloisters deathly quite

Yet my minds in turmoil, my Soul’s running riot


The bells are all silent, no sermons proclaimed

No prayers being prayed, no candles aflame

Standing at the graves...

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funeral ritesPoSignum crucisthe last goodbye

‘Signum crucis’

‘Signum crucis’  Sign of the Cross times.


The pews are all empty, cassock hanging back of the door

The bible covers closed, no congregation to read it for

No hymns being sung, the cloisters deathly quite

Yet my minds in turmoil, my Soul’s running riot


The bells are all silent, no sermons proclaimed

No prayers being prayed, no candles aflame

Standing at the graves...

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funeral ritesPoSignum crucisthe last goodbye

Unmarked grave.

Unmarked grave

I will write to you on another side of death that is waiting for many
Laying in a box with eyes covered by pennies
For to pay the ferryman as she transverses’ the Styx
She lies now prostrate' our benevolent testatrix

Charon bends his blades with sweat on his brow
No more tomorrows, gone is her now.
Only her past, to dissolve assuredly through time
Only bones now remain.....

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PotestatrixUnmarked grave



So in time-honored tradition, the poet writes his lines of verse

The rhymes seem to elude him the more he seeks the further from the rhythm he falls

deeper, deeper into an abyss that consumes all light, and the darkness envelopes him.

Hope dissipates with each beat of his slowing heart. The air is thick with a dank all-pervasive stench.

His lungs constrict and contract unable ...

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Decent in to Hades'HellPo

May the forth be with you. by Poda

May the forth be with you.

By Poda


Today is May 4th

Some call this day ‘Starwars’ day.

It does not need much imagination to see why this is... If, that is you have ever seen any of the ‘Starwars’ films.  Of which by now there are many.

If so, you will have heard the phrase “May the force be with you” said many a time to many a character in many situations in every single one o...

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GodGood Vs EvilKi.ChiPoReikiStarwarsThe Force

A poem for Jon

Once again I have written a PM to an old friend here at WOL

my reply to him sums up I feel what so many must be feeling at this time.

I know he will not mind me posting this on my Blog.

He has been and still is a constant support to myself and many others here.


So a poem to my friend Jon...



Jon, Jon my old friend I made you cry!


Tears of laughter... that's the...

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Distant friendsinspirationPosupport

Tracks of my tears

Tracks of my tears


Upon the window

once so clear

I awoke to find

translucence there


With the sinking moon

on natures scale

the fulcrum pivots

a sun so pale


To melt my random

patterned vale

the frost had crafted

with such detail


Till dissolving

almost out of sight

a drying tear track

now marks its plight


This no metaphor


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Jack frostPorandom thoughtswinters tail

The old man in the doorway

The following poem was inspired by my friend Abdul's wonderful recent poem...

"Prayer for the safety of the old man"


The Old Man in the doorway 


I was that old man who stood at the door

When people passed by they would look at the floor

Or maybe the ceiling to avert their gaze

Less to make eye contact would cause them malaise  


As if like a leper, contagious was...

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BlindsidedCovid- 19HomelessInspired by AbdulPo

New Dawn

New Dawn

I pray here on my own all alone

I’m praying for peace for us all

I’m praying for guidance please lend a hand

but as I listen in meditation deep

my thoughts are drowning the words that I seek

Help me to hear with Samuel's ear

I sense you draw near as we speak

a tear starts to fall I know you're hearing my call

and can see all my pain as I weep


The tears t...

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Six pack

My bottoms sadly sagging
my belly's almost flat
without my daily pinta
drawn from the vat.
I've got withdrawal symptoms
like I've never had before
Because Corona virus
has got me locked down here indoors.

                                                                                                                       Po... Not my normal six pack!                   

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lock downno beerPoSix pack

See told you d.

She is so light-footed
she is so swift of mind
as a dancing partner
She is fabulous I find

I have two feet
both of them are left
they never do what I want them to
at dancing I'm bereft

I don't have the rhythm
Like my poetry never rhymes
I am useless at that as well
at wit, I’m also blind

I can’t see the point
in writing stuff in rhymes
I can’t even think of a word
to write at the en...

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answer to d.knapenone-sensePo

More tea vicar?

More tea vicar?


I am as mad as a Hatter like that character of ‘Lewis Carroll’

I’m having a party, dressed in his apparel

I’m inviting some friends, to come and join in

We’ll be drinking tea, and there are songs we can sing


There will be yummy cakes to eat of all different kinds

and tales to tell to entertain our mind’s

There’ll be joy and laughter, and Oh! so much f...

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funjoylaughtermad hatterPosurreal

Times of yore

Inspired by 'Jason's wonderful poem  "Birdsong".

Which I was reading whilst the news was on the background reporting on 'domestic abuse' cases rising., as a result of COVID 19 quarantine’s rules.


Times Of Yore


Unison sings in this birdsong poem

to remind us of 'times of yore'

when the only chatter coming down the line

was the repetition of that old jackdaw.


Or t...

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Dawn corusincestInspired by Jasonlockdownmental sexual and physical abusePo

A poem for Moon.girl

Walking towards the light

What a waste. What a shame.
Lost and gone before you came.
The spot light dims no shadow cast
behind illumed face or darkened arse.

The curtain falls, the audience leave
disappointed and deceived
Your name in lights bulbs all blown
Dark forever. Not a fate condoned  

Your loss because another rises
fame assured, because of your tantalizes
Walking casts a ...

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PoSelf depreciation

Ramping it up


Ramp it up ramp it up, the UK’s ramping up

Now it’s all about the Covid checkout

Come on, ramp it up!

It’s the latest Buzz-word used so extensively

at every opportune moment, daily on TV.

Ramping it up, that’s what we're doing...


If you can believe, half of what the PM’s saying

Who could disagree?


A sterling job we all commend

Our fabulous Nation Health


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Covid- 19PoRamping it up

Cue the manic laughter!

Cue the manic laughter


Following on from my previous blog*  there is more I'd like to say

when it comes to Global culls there must be a better way.

Many theorize that ‘Covid virus’ is part of a deadly plan

reducing the population, killing women, children, man.

Well there is a flaw in this plan if you think this through

whilst we’re locked in quarantine, we know what many wil...

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Covid 19Dark HumourGlobal puppetGreta ThunburgPo

Baby Boom

The latest scientific research seems to point to the fact that if your parents did not have any children you are 99% likely to not have any either.


In nine months time a baby boom ( I know its a tautology )

will be resounding across the world

During all of this captivity, much sexual action will unfurl

Boys and girls will be popping up like there is no tomorrow

Bringing lots of...

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baby boomPosatire

bleat bleat bleat

bleat bleat bleat


i have to say I find it strange

when folk get angry, become estranged

it’s not as if its a big surprise

to see the death toil daily rise


if now you can not find a bed

or medical care and end up dead

it's not as if you were not warned

this pandemic virus spawned.


flatten the curve being chanted

politicians platitudinously daily chanted


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Covid -19DeathNHSPo

Another Victim

Another victim


Tearing though the sinues in my skull

sucking all the air from my lungs

Gasping for breath.

I could feel my very soul departing with each exhalation

Drowning in a vacuum of hopeless turbulence and despair.


As I stepped out upon heavens stair.


Nothing...  Nothing now of me remained


Except, engraved upon felsic intrusive igneous granet


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Covid -19Death by VirusHeadstonePo

Ovid on the Covid

Ovid on the Covid


In Augustus times Ovid wrote

many a poem about sore throats

He was truly inspirationally to a lad like me

I searched the library for this cononical poet

For yes he was one, if you did’nt know it.


I feel like Ovid myself now... banished in exhile

because of my ‘carmen et error’.


How I enjoy his elegiac meter and erotic themes.


I am re...

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Covid -19humorous poemPoYeats

Two Steps Away

As some of you are aware I work in a ‘key field’

If any of you watched ‘Murder 24/7’ on the television earlier this month you will have seen how we can track people very accurately via several different methods...  very accurately to within a few feet, and within seconds, in real-time!

‘Hypothetically’ potentially if you are having a BBQ and there are more than two of you we could add your n...

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Big BrotherCovid 19PoTwo steps to eternity or death

Far Cough


People must not cough near you

they must cough far away

If you hear someone coming

Tell them to...







           Po.   24/03/2020



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Corona viruscoughcovid-19HumourPo

Closed minds

Closed minds


My hands reach out to touch you

To break a binding spell

That grips you oh! So tightly

How far my friend you've fell


So insidious and commanding, compelling you to obey

Implanting words inside your mind, the things you're meant to say.  

Thinking these thoughts are yours… because this is how you think

Your eyes opened wide., and yet so easily hoodwink...

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AnarchyCovid-19PoV for Vision

Masking the problem!

Good morning Doctor, I have a nasty cough

Can you sign this chit, so I don’t get laid off.

How long have you it had it, I’m duty-bound to ask

and, since you are here, take off that silly mask.


I am just being responsible as we all should do

Unlike you, you silly arse, you haven't got a clue

Where is your face mask to protect you from the goo

I can’t f’n get one, because o...

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Corona virusface masksPosatire

Dying for your touch

Dying for your touch


The music saddens her heart, her eyes well tears of sorrow

that leave indelible tracks upon her cheeks so pure

Her red lips tremble as her body quivers.


Last night, last night she dreamed once more

About that man upon that distant shore

Never again will she feel his tender embrace

Or the warmth of his breath as he kisses her face


Their tw...

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dyinglost lovePo




So home from work another day over

switching on my laptop

First stop, WOL... It looks like a hostile take-over


Every comment on the right

my name is there to see

I spent a while commenting,

‘Poemagraphic’... that is me


I read a lot of other’s poems

some are rather good

so I leave a comment,

Cos. I think I should


If you find I’ve wr...

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