Rudyard Kooistra on
5 hours ago
How many people have it all and want more?
Just one more toffee from the box
Or one more lady to make love to
Or a car 10 miles per hour faster
Is the grass always greener?
Step over the fence to see
There’s no way back over tho
Make a choice and away you go
Cross your fingers it’s better
Are all people like this?
May I look inside their heads?
Sunday 10th January 2021 10:12 pm
do you ever wonder about another life
you live it in your dreams
you keep drawing it in your mind
could the grass be greener there
the sky always blue
could this other life
be made for you
Saturday 10th October 2020 3:01 pm
Here is a bowl of marbles
I take a marble from the bowl
The same marble I have selected
For the last seventy-two days
I roll it between fingers
Marvelling at its smoothness
The swirl of green and blue
That cuts through its mass
Reminding me of planet earth
It sooths my soul
To contemplate its beauty
Its simplicity and structure
Wednesday 1st April 2020 12:08 pm
Each and every day involves decisions,
And in much wondering what to do,
You may see the consequences,
Whether it be on me or upon you?
We may consider what job to have,
And think: Which should I select?
Shall I go for this or go for that?
And: What shall then be the effect?
We may just mull over what to eat,
Or what we feel like drinking.
Or it may be an important matter,
Sunday 22nd December 2019 7:36 pm
Which is not.
What should be,
What should not be.
How to be,
How not to be.
Who will be,
Who will not be.
Where to be,
Where not to be.
What is not.
To choose not.
Thursday 28th March 2019 8:15 am
A woman cries for now she knows
Her love is unconditional
Weeping at the empty kitchen table
One, two, three in the morning
None are awake but her
Right hand reaches out to air
“There was no choice to make!”
Yet she always knew, in some way
Either too much to handle
Or not enough
But always cast aside
Anger will not manifest
Tuesday 21st November 2017 7:57 pm
Pieces of Freedom; A personal perspective on Freedom and the deeply intimate significance of the powerful influence it silently wields in my life.
What does "Freedom" mean to you? Personally I believe its not only enjoying basic human rights but celebrating actual freedom everyday. The downside being that it is an everyday thing for us that we tend to forget the significance of it and reduce it to "ordinary" when in fact its the most extraordinary,most divine God given sanctified gift we have. Our free will so precious that our Creator Almig...
Friday 11th August 2017 9:01 am
Sat here thinking
with chaos all around…
In this together,
family and friends,
by the outcome.
Sat here thinking
with chaos all around…
Europe needs us.
Allies need us
to face this thing
together and united
for our futures
and our children’s futures.
Sat here ...
Friday 1st July 2016 4:15 pm
Along the long and winding road
You’ll reach a spot where paths will cross
There you know not where to go
For either leads to unfamiliar ground
You’ll never know where they may lead
Unless you choose to follow it
But know that you may never know
Where the other could have taken you.
Saturday 29th August 2015 1:01 pm
She's snapped all her needles and sits cold and alone
Rocking and sweating, her eyes fixed on the phone
A decision to make; which person to call?
Knowing either way, this'll be the end of it all.
Should she ring home to her mam and dad
And return to the life that she once had?
Be drawn back into the family's loving embrace
Standing at their door with no shoes or suitcase...
Tuesday 7th October 2014 2:44 pm
Three poems written about coping with living from the perspective of my 24 year old son who has Down syndromeTRAPPED
I am trapped inside a message
Inside a message inside my head
I don't know how this happened
But it did because it has
People who don't understand
Just look the other way
My friends who are like me
Just accept me for who...
Sunday 13th October 2013 2:16 pm
Saturday 12th January 2013 1:54 pm
Your wish is great,
but don't be late!
No one denies
that time flies.
Do not relate
that it's a tale!
Yes, you can fail
and make mistakes
in this or other case.
But do be strong!
Your life is long.
But don't be wrong!
Do not complain!
But try again!
Tuesday 3rd August 2010 9:09 pm
you won’t be good for me
but I don’t care.
I know the connotations
of the colour of your hair.
red screams danger,
warning, stay away.
maybe I should try
a little danger fix
you won’t be nice to me
and I don’t mind.
nice girls normally don’t
I often find.
and who needs nice
to rollercoaster thrills?
when nice can suffocate
and boredom slowly kills.
you won’t be...
Wednesday 8th July 2009 3:43 pm