Poetry Blogs (Poem)
Why do I now prefer writing in my bedroom?
when I have a perfectly good study
- a space cleared for thought?
I feel inspired to dream while I’m awake in here
- not there. Is it because I’ve just coated
the room and everything in it, a lilac pink?
Is that the colour of my inspiration? ...
Tuesday 23rd April 2019 2:49 am
Clouds growl as
red spiders walk
into the lion's mouth.
Frances Macaulay Forde © 2004
Monday 15th April 2019 5:10 pm
My house was loud
full of exciting colour,
noise of entertaining
voices gathered frequently.
Fancy dress partners
danced in yellow & purple
creative spaces where words
poured like leaking taps.
Suddenly it needs a facelift,
a new skin – beige blandness
to allow for another, writing
their personality on a clean slate.
No distracting touches of bril...
Saturday 13th April 2019 4:25 am
No need to go to Theater
Today is the end of the show
I wrote you final letter
Actor decided to go
No need to read my poem
Nothing else in the mail
To save you of bad clime
My heart, began to fail
I hope you get my point
I wish you can get me
I'm sure the Nancy Theater
Closed. Do you agree?
Wednesday 3rd April 2019 11:06 am
I want to speak one more Language
That everybody can easily speak
Same as our food or as beverage
If not, it means, we are weak
I wish I could deal with people
In everywhere, whatever they are
I hope I can once be able
To become a friend to those are aware
Serious or peaceful situations
Should not affect our hearts
The poverty or lux...
Tuesday 19th March 2019 9:41 am
I wanted to do a poem today to provoke a thought or thinking about the insanity of taking drugs. I have known many people succumb to Heroin and painkillers, alcohol and it all seems so futile I myself suffered with addiction through mental illness. Its a terrible thing and very dark. So here is my attempt at describing this disease.
Bereft of feeling
Stare into the abyss
Monday 18th March 2019 9:20 am
Off Old Cork road, as you turn into Midleton, rest
stacks of life-saving re-treads. They wait, un-like us
who have ‘Buckley’s Chance’ of reliving their youth.
The largest lay prepared, size neatly stacked,
image-ready, resigned, proudly age un-marked
claiming their fair share of the dumping ground.
Smaller circles know their corporate place, are th...
Saturday 16th March 2019 1:34 am
I was having a dark day feeling very negative I gazed out of the window and looked to the sky then Cadence came to me. I hope you share in my thoughts when you realise how beautiful things can truly be at a base level.
can you hear it? that natural cadence?
that bird song disturbing the silence
so busy so dizzy a thousand trills
gazing up to the blue sky
whirling and divin...
Friday 15th March 2019 5:56 pm
I could write
a thousand poems
inspired by your dimples
and the shadows they create
Poems that you
Tuesday 12th March 2019 8:17 pm
Breakfast at Garfunkle’s
(Written at Heathrow Airport, 2002, while waiting for a flight to Cork.)
blond body-perfect She
casually draped label scarf
tortoiseshell teeth caught
erect bangs to flick
every second pause
pouted poised use
office eyes and m...
Saturday 9th March 2019 11:53 am
Lesson No 65
(Written in response to a poem by Prof Glen Phillips.)
See, diamonds are hard
as everyone knows,
a girl must have metal
for this century’s woes.
Getting her rocks off
whether blond, red or brunette
no faking, no waiting – Helen,
woman hasn’t peaked yet.
While gentlemen play with image
cream blondes, brunettes achieve.
Red wears stain...
Thursday 7th March 2019 3:53 am
International Women’s Week
Every year without fail
I receive a postcard
Although it’s thoughtful
and timely I don’t
need the reminder.
My mother raised a daughter
to believe in herself
treasure her value.
And I do. I don’t judge
by gender. My priority
Is always kindness.
How honest can you be
adjudicating on what’s...
Sunday 3rd March 2019 2:05 am
Does a lie has feet or walk
Only liars have more than two
Don't listen to a lie as a joke
Then will help lies to grow
God will ask; why do you lie?
So get ready for God's punishment.
Me, you, them, surely will die
Should keep ready for last statement
Get back soon to the early pureness
And stop cheating creatures
Just in case you look for happiness
Wednesday 27th February 2019 1:03 pm
Be happy with what you have
Then you will have what you hope
Firmly, work and save
Simply, you reach the top
It depends on you more
Than a reason or a cause
Not because rich and poor
Your brain, how much knows
Do believe in God's Judging
And gain your thought results
God never asks a jumbling
But to be aware of the facts
Wednesday 27th February 2019 11:16 am
Glad to hear your voice
Happy to be with you
Always, you're very nice
Whatever you say or do
Lucky, to be your friend
To share you fact and fun
Forever together no end
Shining heart as the sun
Among thousand fans
We're the mates in reality
Sharing act and talks
Hearts believe in Honesty
Wednesday 27th February 2019 11:08 am
When you start to see the bottom
Of those leering orange bottles
Threats of existance are especially bleak
Vertigo next to prostration
Electric synapse undulations
All the retching is leaving me weak
Ceaseless verge of trickling tears
Insignificance from past 6 years
Squatting rent free inside the mind
Over social reservations
Dependence on ties that we bi...
Friday 22nd February 2019 8:33 pm
I hear my world better
when there are no words
closed library eyes see
eddying images churn
before being controlled
writing a new narrative
it’s kind of safer than
letting reality intrude
altered to glimmer
requiring the world to
turn on my direction
Friday 22nd February 2019 12:05 am
Invest always your time
Time is life, why to lose?
Read and enjoy your hobby
To be happy, you should choose
Put your plan to save money
Money gives you happiness to live
Never plan to ask a loan
But should be able, too, to give
Actively, go for good change
World never stop at all
Give everything time to deal
Surely, you'll achieve the goal
Monday 18th February 2019 12:31 pm
Some writers use poetry
To propound great thoughts
Through deeply intoned vowels,
But poetry is only language,
And you can use it as if
Chatting with a friend
About passing days
You can pull them in,
Get a laugh or two,
And make them
The knife deep
Into the abdomen,
Drawing it up
Toward the eyes,
As you let...
Monday 18th February 2019 9:52 am
Leaves drift caught in sun
shafts shimmer gold as silver
gifts splash outstretched hand
water spheres hurled from
nebulous grey clouds above
swirling winds tease memories
Frances Macaulay Forde © 2010
(Written to artwork in Raincheck Exhibition by Jessica McCallum in 2010.)
Sunday 17th February 2019 3:16 am
I have never been a buttoned up blouse
I do not know how it would feel
To tie up the knots of your life
Around outdated morality
About the boundless nature of human pleasure
Lest ye be bound
For all your tales are wrathful woes written by irascible facists
Who cannot stand to see those who they believe are beneath them crawl towards the light
Enlighten me -
As to why I must always du...
Monday 11th February 2019 4:10 pm
Wardrobe Mistress - '85
I stood in front
of the wardrobe
I had just seen her
with overalls down
below her knees,
only previously seen
in awkward twisting
Your shirts and tees
pink and lime,
purple & olives,
Sunday 10th February 2019 9:50 am
(Submitted for Marsden Poetry for Schools project.)
“We’ll meet in the eucalypts down by the lake.
Discussion is needed - you have to partake!”
Black clouds flew from the oval, park and golf club
to raucously weigh down trees out in the scrub.
“Juicy larvae and insects prove h...
Wednesday 6th February 2019 3:32 am
To win my heart, cross my roads
To get my love, you knock my doors
Let's to start, to earn cruise
To build a nest within love rose
Adore you much, looking forward
To keep in touch, even one word
Eager to fly, to reach sward
Where your face, shines on board
You're the star, you're my sun
You're in heart, the only one
Grow love seed, before ge...
Tuesday 5th February 2019 2:41 pm
my lips crave
the taste of
to spend forever
as your piano.
Frances Macaulay Forde © 2003
(Published in 'Love', Perth WA, 2012.)
Monday 4th February 2019 3:26 pm
At the end of everything
Some results come to gain
Thus, you can get experience
How to deal with same again
Don't think, it was so difficult
Just use your own brain
Be ready for every possible
Don't tell me "but in vain"
If you can say "I decide it"
The desert turns green
Then you'll exert success
Surely will forget the pain
Monday 4th February 2019 1:53 pm
Driving through Toodyay
in late August before
Spring arrives officially
yellow makes me smile.
Broome just opening
dotted with hives
flavouring the honey
and signs: ‘Beware Bees’.
Field undulating through
hills, no straight lines sewn
to follow dips, valleys,
creeks and around trees.
Canola makes me smile.
In fields waiting ...
Monday 4th February 2019 4:50 am
Two waves in the sea
Two branches of the tree
Two wings of the bee
These are you and me
In everywhere I go
I keep your love to grow
All over my heart's show
Your eyelashes and brow
Certainly, I can see
One heart not a three
Follow me, or feel free
I got your heart's Key
Sunday 3rd February 2019 7:25 pm
“To do or not to do”, her daily instruction
I should always obey, to avoid reaction
She believes I'll remain in a weak construction
Wants to be retained in her falling section
Eyes, ears and tongue, three sources to act
Depending on brain, to judge it in the heart
She is herself leader, no love in her chart
“Practical in reality”, She said. This is a fact
Saturday 2nd February 2019 2:29 pm
Either .. or, Neither .. nor.
Your answer, is one of four
Always "NO" or "I don't know"
But in general "I'm not sure"
Keeping silent is an answer
Complicates the issues more
Gaps grow in hearts faster
To close mainly our main door
Hiding always simple things
That I'm really pleased to know
Same as birds lost the wings
How to f...
Saturday 2nd February 2019 12:55 pm
I think we can be something special,
So let's just take it slow,
And wait until we're ready,
To decide where this goes.
There's no need to rush,
Because I'll always be here,
For the next million years.
Saturday 26th January 2019 9:22 pm
lollipops & candy
striped pant stilts
tall feathers on
dancing tutu dogs
distant lion’s roar
grey wrinkled skin
Friday 25th January 2019 1:01 am
An explosion beyond comprehension sent all
The ingredients of the cosmos careening through the void.
Light, matter, and energy diffused chaotically,
Taking billions of years (as we now know them)
To fall into some kind of order, to establish
Some vaguely predictable interactions of
Cosmic proportion. Somehow, trillions of
Particles began to cooperate to form
Molecules of ca...
Thursday 17th January 2019 11:13 am
What if the hyperreal really isn’t real,
And the news never happened?
Our perceptions are just pixels, photons,
Bits and bytes scattered on a screen.
Gods and monsters both just
Misapprehensions of a troubled mind.
But whose mind is responsible for
The anxiety provoking representation?
Surely some eternal consciousness
Has not conspired to create in y...
Tuesday 15th January 2019 11:15 am
I find myself yawning again and again,
But I can't sleep, which is a real pain.
I lie on my left side, then on my right,
But, for me, there is no sleep in sight.
Next, I turn and lie flat on my back,
But, of any sleep, there is still a lack.
I lie there, looking up at the ceiling:
Pretty drained, is how I am feeling.
I wish my system would just slow down,
But, through my mind, th...
Tuesday 15th January 2019 8:24 am
The last two weeks
The subway tracks
Below my feet
Have looked like a pretty face the first time you see
Friday 11th January 2019 1:20 am
I want to hop on a bus
At the closest stop
And trust me,
I know how boring it must seem
To ride aimlessly
But I have had a day
And I want nothing more
Than an aimless circle
As that's all
Really are, anyway
Friday 11th January 2019 1:18 am
The words that come out of my mouth
Sometimes they just fall out
And I can't tell if they really belong to me
Sometimes I hear my voice
Because my mind gives me no choice
But to say all these things I don't really believe
The baggage claim has my name
Written all over it
What a shame I lost the game
Before I had the chance to blow it
He never felt the need
To check for monsters b...
Friday 11th January 2019 1:15 am
We sat on the edge of the bridge
Throwing our cigarettes off of it
We always said that we should quit
Before they kill us
But god knows we'd kill eachother first
We've always been so good with loaded words
You threw your last smoke off the bridge
And with the fireball whisky you spit
It ignited with flames that you lit
But I fed your fire
And the devil knows the mistakes you made
Friday 11th January 2019 1:05 am
The dead heat of summer
My bones are still cold
Walk through a crowded room
Cliche, but feel alone
Let him kiss my neck
But won't let him hold my hand
Let him watch me take off
Won't let him see where I land
Watch the lights going out
But never let them back on
And with the light of the morning I'm gone
Maybe blurry kisses
But not with "just friends"
Maybe outgoing calls
But not ...
Friday 11th January 2019 12:57 am
Raised on parking lot promises
And "trust me I'm honest"'s
And smoke on our tongues while we kissed
On "I would never lie to you"'s
And "I swear I'd die for you"'s
Coming out of sixteen year old lips
Raised on hand-holding dashboard songs
If it feels right it can't be wrong
Go all the way or don't go at all
Fingers touch thighs and hips
Cat eyes and red lipstick
Grown from the time th...
Friday 11th January 2019 12:52 am
Aching to reach the skies
Tries and tries
Spits ash into the air that's always blown away
Full of fire
The heat of a thousand suns stirs within
But no one could ever see through the smoke he creates -
How every magician disappears
Smoke & mirrors
But when he explodes
He will burn you to the ground
Twists and turns
The world upsid...
Friday 11th January 2019 12:42 am
her eyes are storms
her arms are sleeves
her heartbeat can be heard through her chest as it beats
her tongue is a knife
but the softness is beneath
under the lipstick she hides behind and the rouge on her cheeks
but she feels the rain drops from her storms
the needles that drew on those sleeves
the heart when it skips a beat
the lipstick on her teeth
and not even she ...
Friday 11th January 2019 12:21 am
He is the blue earth
But with oceans too deep to explore
I am his sun
But he needs the warmth of my core to survive
- To thrive
I chase him right round infinitely
For he will only let my light shine
Half of the time
Friday 11th January 2019 12:15 am
A shot of water cannot quench the thirst
Of the vast Sahara
A drizzle cannot cease the heat
Of a family home gone up in flames
And 1000 pages of penned out "I'm sorry"
Cannot change the way your eyes look right through me
Friday 11th January 2019 12:07 am
She didn't use you
But you did have a use
You didn't lose her
But you tightened her noose
Too cowardly to step off your stool;
Not a lion,
She is but a cub
It's your call
behind that curtain,
Friday 11th January 2019 12:05 am
I do not resemble a garden rose:
But I resemble every thorn
And the crimson I drag out of you when you try to pick me
Rivals the crimson I've spilled onto the petals
I do not resemble a white flag;
For I am not the peace you seek
I am a pistol you put to your temple willingly
But I'll be the one to pull your trigger
I do not resemble a castle;
But I do share the same grey walls
Thursday 10th January 2019 11:19 pm
I would rather like
To end my time
In an ivory, crawfoot tub
Roses with their petal ashes
change the calm of surface glass
Such a stark contrast
between the swirls and waves
beneath the black;
Thursday 10th January 2019 10:58 pm
if the medium truly is the message
what is this message
of medium importance
we're all trying so desperately to produce,
it makes us all think we matter
when in reality,
the reciprocity of this condition leaves us so nothing matters at all
Thursday 10th January 2019 10:54 pm