Poetry Blogs (Poetry)
David Franks on WEEKLY WALKABOUTSVERSE, E.G., 222 of 230: FROM THE MINORITY (23 hours ago)
Who is he?
This man I only know up close?
Does he know me? And if so,
who is this woman, this me he knows?
We have an odd situation, he and I, like a fantasy played out on a stage,
a performance, a curtain call and
I know the up-close, the heat, the physical
yet when I see him from a cool distance,
I don't know him.
He becomes someone else with someone el...
Saturday 12th June 2021 2:21 pm
They sit in piles on my bureau,
stacks on end tables and desktops.
They stand in rows on shelves and are silent.
Each holding its own unique secrets.
I can hear their silent words, and
feel their thoughs pushing against their covers.
They wait and are patient.
A wealth of knowledge standing by
always steady in their thoughts, never changing their minds,
dependable and st...
Friday 11th June 2021 1:36 pm
Poetry is a funny thing
It can cause debate
Or make hearts sing
It can take you to
A wondrous place
And brighten up
A moody face
It can make you smile
Or make you fume!
And sometimes even
Make you swoon
It can make you cry
And make you shout
Or, sometimes, be
About absolutely nowt!
It can make you think
And make you ponder
What lies beyond...
Friday 11th June 2021 11:10 am
we were an unsinkable ship,
built to sustain any injury
thrown our way, or so we said.
cast into the dark,
yet illuminated with infinite possibilities.
suddenly slipping through our fingers
the bitter cold quickly rushed in,
and the music played on.
while the chaos surrounded us
and the children were tucked safely in their bed,
the music played on.
while prayers were whispered,
Tuesday 25th May 2021 4:34 pm
The World in Lockdown People's Poem is now part of the RLB 360 Capsule of Culture, which remembers the year 2020 and its defining moments.
The project was chosen by a judging panel of local and Liverpool-born celebrities.
Thanks to everybody who shared their words last year.
The time capsule will be stored in the Royal Liver Building permanently from today.
A big thanks to my co-creato...
Monday 24th May 2021 12:38 am
Every now and again
She gets this feeling
OMG, it’s hoeing season
She’ll be a hoe for a season
Hoping to be teasin’, pleasin’ you
Ho Ho Ho, Hoe!
Ain’t nothin’ wrong about it
Ever met a hoe trilla than thee?
I doubt it
She’ll be your hoe if only for a season
Hope to be pleasin’, just teasin (wink)….you
She don’t drink, but she do keep that green
Oh, oh but does t...
Friday 21st May 2021 5:57 pm
You see, as I’ve been waiting on the love of my life
Waiting so we can walk off into paradise
Thinking I was in love
Once, maybe twice before
Now I know betta
So Imma do betta
But not before I hit up not bae
Told ‘em let me put this thang on ya
One last time
Before the love of my life comes
Knocking on my door
One last time, before we have to say goodbye
Let me ...
Friday 21st May 2021 5:54 pm
Gathering in empty space
A bunch of flowers for my soul
The spring is nowhere to be seen
So I am hiding my face
Until I find the happy scene
In the movie I watch
All night and day
In my long way
To find inner peace
Gathering in the darkness
A piece of hope
The sun is nowhere to be seen
So I am talking with the night
To make myself breathe again
And find th...
Saturday 15th May 2021 6:49 pm
A book all of my own
Where ideas have a place to play
Weary thoughts a place to rest
And ideas a place to ponder.
Pages bound by glue and press
Waiting for a friend to give them meaning
A purpose oh so simple
Yet so profoundly special to me
Thursday 13th May 2021 9:53 am
Living a life of fantasy is such fun.
Once you give your life control to your heart,
you begin to enjoy its every part.
At times listening to heart gives memories,
and you can spend your life with its stories.
I lived my 10th grade in the fantasy world of reality
when I gave my life control to my feelings impatiently.
Something I'll never regret,
not even in the days o...
Tuesday 11th May 2021 2:15 pm
EQUAL IN GREATNESS
(For Michael Collins – Astronaut 1930-2021)
The fourth person to spacewalk
And the second
To orbit the moon alone
While fellow crew members
Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong
Walked on the lunar surface
Sometimes glory is shared unevenly
But greatness often depends
On those backstage
Silently pulling levers
And watching instruments
Thursday 6th May 2021 11:36 am
The Sun’s Litany
Proud and true
Would surely know
If he was untrue?
His words a balm to
My body only
What he holds dear?
Oh heart, emotions be
Craving sweet shore
Safe arms to pull me close
Cherish my heart
My essence close
Play and laugh
With carefree joy
Dance our hearth
Thursday 29th April 2021 4:49 am
As a writer (I still shy away from the title poet at times) I often find myself in a dilemma, one to which the vagaries of my mind tutor the torment. The unravelling of meaning of poems – is it meant to be a test that makes you feel inadequate at the best of times?
I have often sat and read something and then wondered “what the hell have I just read? It makes no sense at all. Why must poets do ...
Friday 23rd April 2021 11:00 am
With spoon-fed views in blind eyes,
We're infants weeping in beds of lies.
Aren't we stringless puppets,
With wingless dreams?
We're born to measure,
A sadistic pleasure,
Of his/her character,
We claim our broken souls' unbroken,
Ugly hearts' pretty,
Empty minds' witty,
And then reach ...
Monday 19th April 2021 6:28 am
Entering into today’s day and age, we take turns turning the page.
Let us begin,
as were taken back to a time— lined with the new heights of always measuring up to ones expectations.
Ascendant signs are all "GO".
birthmarks placed on the face of the earth; add attachment to the earthly plane, and embody rebirth.
the fabric of the universe tucks us away—as our materialization is made—from a ...
Friday 16th April 2021 7:22 am
If your minds eye was open,
Would you consider an unabashed divulgance?
Your forthright nature checks my exubernace
Your beauty makes me timourous
I suppress my passion in fear of your answer
Do i dare wonder about consequence?
You make me feel alive, there is no other, there is no level i can gratify
I would be yours, if not for the latitude of convention.
You bring me joy
Tuesday 13th April 2021 11:09 pm
Can the difference in our souls be overcome?
The asterism of our fates cannot so opaque.
It is ironic that what we both seek can be defined in a chronograph of sand.
You have so far to travel and yet your peace is already found
I long to tell you of the falsehood of my pretences
To unlock the anacucis of your affections to me would more beautiful than a strand of your auburn locks...
Saturday 3rd April 2021 1:37 am
Tell me where you'll go with all your burns,
reserve smile whispering the truth,
vanishing without a trail every time as she turns,
old age burdain and transient youth.
Blue as neverending sea,
light and blue
all I ever needed,
all I've never proved,
all I ever needed,
light and blue,
blue as neverending sea.
Don't tell me why have you returned with all your burns,
visible frown as...
Friday 2nd April 2021 6:49 pm
The red dust of Mars settles on my heart,
only her will can stop the thrashing of cymbals that call me to her.
Every cascade of flaxen strength undermines the facade of purity
but the tilt of her smile will resound everpresent.
Ablazen are her cobalt eyes, I draw strength from their tranquility
she could not know the foundation she raises the pyre of my love,
the freckled shoulde...
Tuesday 30th March 2021 7:27 pm
a poem of longing
a poem of remembrance
a poem of rage
a poem of hope
a poem to slip into your mind
a poem to never forget the story
a poem to purge the feelings
a poem of healing
do you ever get the feeling
we’re drowning in poetry?
day by day
inundated by poetry.
everywhere you go,
another social network
Tuesday 16th March 2021 7:43 pm
Last signs of life:
Silence filled up the whole room and the only sound I could hear was her last breath.
No one spoke a word, we were silent and we just stared at each other.
After every second passed, I felt more attracted to her,
it wasn’t love, it was something stronger than love.
I fell in love with her not because of the soft personality
not because of her prec...
Sunday 28th February 2021 5:20 pm
Over the sands of time you’ve travelled.
Across the ocean of life you’ve sailed.
Through the fog of daily worries,
Your unfailing love’s prevailed.
Your light shines from within,
Brighter than the heavenly sky.
The fire in your soul’s unquenched,
The flames one can’t deny.
Don’t measure your life in years
Nor by the number of breaths you take,
For we’re blessed by your resounding wis...
Tuesday 16th February 2021 2:42 pm
Hello, how are you today: upper,middle,lower— class.
front, and center.
I’d like to think if a kid were to get up and say I can’t stand this, then the teacher would get behind them in an orderly fashion.
side by side, classroom C-3 parts in the middle of the day, to make their way back to their seat,
show and tells of mommy and me– are always well received.
A pinned-up faction icon that sta...
Monday 15th February 2021 12:20 am
Christian Faith Publishing is going to publish my third book of poetry this year.
Sunday 14th February 2021 2:04 am
In the lonesome backwoods behind our vintage house
We buried our souls deep just to have ghosts around.
But phantoms, they startle, howl, scream and weep
Way past their bedtimes because the night doesn’t seep
Into their cavities where they safeguard our souls,
Slick with the glossiest sweats; caskets of gold.
And that’s what they’ll ever be-
Friday 12th February 2021 11:12 am
At the time of no poetry,
The silence weighs heavily
And sinks to the bottom
Of the spring like a stone.
At the time of no poetry,
The wind has stopped blowing,
And the landscape looks lifeless,
Draped in darkness.
At the time of no poetry,
My steps leave no footprint,
My silhouette is a shadow
Shivering from the cold.
At the time of no poetry,
I am alone and...
Saturday 6th February 2021 10:10 pm
It's been so long in this boat
We've been rowing
I can imagine the feeling of my feet touching ground
Circling, edging the deepness of the water to shallow
We never know anymore if its just quicksand
How would we risk flipping the boat to stand
We know where the pieces fit
We put them all back as the boat
There have been so many stormy nights at sea
Where the best of us are just as murky
Thursday 4th February 2021 2:18 pm
I saw you clad in your colourless plaid dress,
Ambling about those three islands in a fantastical bay,
The ones you spoke about when poetry found its renascence
Through your hands, which fed elegiac suns
Their share of glint and gold dust.
I like to believe that the pigments of your dress escaped,
Only to seep into the roots of freedom a...
Tuesday 2nd February 2021 6:10 am
My mamma always told me
Don't think so much, do not to fret
She said you should give things time
And time would work, even if not yet
What people say, you cannot change
But remember her words, never forget
"You are the light in the darkness, you are hope
Just smile through it, do not mope."
Words might not change, people say what they say
Kill em with kindness, do as you may.
Monday 25th January 2021 8:12 pm
Little ladies with bouncy curls
We are brought to Mother earth with names of angels, princesses and fairies
But all too soon, the world we grow in turns unsafe, hideous, and scary
These flowers - as buds they never remain
For before 'tis the time to bloom, they learn to battle with the flames
Every day, every moment, a battle she fights
That little lady, that angel, with all he...
Monday 25th January 2021 8:08 pm
In search of love
Do travellers venture dangerous lands
Their hardships conveyed through the tender hands
Which caress and soothe the hearts of lovers left hurt
Which push and help these lovers out of the dirt
And carry them away from the pull of the sand
Their eyes seemingly sharp and bold
For with this courage have they only found it right
To laugh, to learn, to cherish, to fight
Monday 25th January 2021 8:06 pm
Growing up I didn't know
If I was immature or just a little slow
You see I always had intentions for the best
But I took to heart all these suggestions given by the rest
Suggestions that didn't make all that sense
Which made me think twice on my self-confidence
You see I always had intentions for the best
But maybe I was too naive,
too hung up, too tense.
In my quest to be better, I admit...
Monday 25th January 2021 8:05 pm
I thought gravity is the real gangster,
It's nothing Until I met you.
I fall to pieces when I'm with you,
Where I Cut into pieces.
Pieces to Crumble.
Crumble to melt.
Melt to garpes all of your shades.
Shades to chew your emotions.
Emotions are danger and glamorous that it can open all your needs.
needs are so dark, darker than your black lipstick.
And your lipsticks are pitch, Rosemarie...
Wednesday 20th January 2021 3:23 pm
I was one of your cold nights earlier. But today I am full eclipse.
I am raw sand for you. But if you come to me, you will slip into it like I am your worst mire.
But I am very calm like the sea.
And I can also drown you in my dark depths or I can give you an edge.
Even I am not a burnt skin for you, I am a fire.
And if you near to my body, you will become one of my ashes.
Today I'm not th...
Wednesday 20th January 2021 3:18 pm
Pick and choose it
It's so beautiful-
Isn't it beautiful?
I spin it and
Flip it upside down
This way is better
I like this much better
Hold it together and
I can make it
So much better
I watch it and
Over and over again
Monday 18th January 2021 2:56 am
today I saw the sun
for the first time in
a long time
a cheerful ray brushed itself
against my cheek and
under my chin
as if to lift my head for my eyes to see
the world lit up
and for the first time in a long time
it made me smile
Monday 18th January 2021 2:31 am
currently the new year rolls in
but had you gotten up high enough
you would have looked east, and
felt it, if not seen it
this cyclic existence is something to
but facing the wave
so many hear, “stay”
Friday 8th January 2021 2:57 am
Don't ever let anyone convince you
to not share your soul songs.
The weaponized words
they hurl towards you,
are formed from
their own insecurities.
You get one shot,
in this time and space,
crabs in a bucket,
and a host of other cliches,
determined to control
your creative mind.
Give in to dark energy,
and you become it.
Rise above it.
Tuesday 5th January 2021 2:22 pm