Poetry Blogs (danger)
Nicola Beckett on Hypocrite Society (2 hours ago)
Nicola Beckett on These empty streets (2 hours ago)
Nicola Beckett on To My Daughters About Dreams (2 hours ago)
Nicola Beckett on My Very Own Abyss (2 hours ago)
Britannia Waives The Rules
Britannia waives the rules
Encourages returning to the pubs
Puts students back in schools
One rule for the inebriated
One to avoid uneducated fools
The slavering wolf of commerce
Rolls its bloodshot eyes and drools
Britain’s never, never, never
Shall be slaves?
Burying its vulnerable
In Covid-shallow graves...
Friday 11th September 2020 2:56 pm
The day was hot
Hot and humid
Into a dog day afternoon
The boy was young
Young and stupid
Beneath the furnace sun
The tarn was cold
Cold and ruthless
Along the sunny banks
The swim was exhilarating
Exhilarating and cooling
And heading for the shore
Wednesday 12th August 2020 12:36 pm
barbeques and beaches
your own little playground
complaining about others
who sit in your space
that schools are reopening
while little Johnny plays
with his mates in the park
lighting a fire
to cremate your pork chops
on the grass and heathlands
where sparks are bullets
with a six foot mirror
Monday 1st June 2020 2:11 pm
The news told of a distant menace headed our way,
that might overwhelm our world,
like the Spanish flu a century ago
or the plagues of the Middle Ages.
They said it was implacable, sure to wreak havoc soon.
It was like a monstrous hurricane far in the distance,
threatening everything in its path.
It was a virus called Corona, a crown of thorns.
They say that, like a zombie, it i...
Tuesday 24th March 2020 3:22 pm
eating off the floor momma aint got no plates
she shield me from the world full of crime and full of hate
all of the world going on outside my window, i got a little curious
fell in love with the danger and it made my momma furious
she stopped paying attention
told me her warning was already mentioned
i went on because i no longer felt the love
the streets gave me more affecti...
Wednesday 15th January 2020 10:40 am
When I was 7 years old, I went with my mother to visit her friend. I heard a dog bark when we knocked on the door. I love doggies! "Where's your doggie?" I asked. "I put him out back. He's an old police dog and isn't used to kids."
"Stay away from him," my mother warned.
Despite her warning, I went in search of the doggie and found him chained to a stake in the ground, head down, dark eyes...
Friday 12th April 2019 4:37 am
Every moment to fear,
Forever holding back internal tears.
Life- so complicated,
The world too big, too scary,
my mind so full of queries.
Never certain, never happy,
each decision could be deadly.
An escapes impossible,
every outcomes implausible.
Sinking under water,
Always being taken for a martyr.
The pain runs so deep,
Barely able to ...
Sunday 17th June 2018 11:34 pm
A poem for Manchester Art Gallery
Lily of the water, Nymph thou art
Perfect buds rising from cold dark depths
Flower faeries with alabaster skin emerging
Waxen ivory clothing a golden heart
Show love! Watch over this foolish boy
Who would risk all amongst your beauty,
Careless haste for pleasure clouding wisdom
Your ancient roots may yet ensnare his joy
Friday 16th February 2018 2:31 pm
I can’t tell you.
But last night, you entered my chest
for play, some kind of game, like ‘Operation’
and then I couldn’t sleep
I jolted – shivered – jerked – quirked,
now my eyes don’t close
and my body is a pulse,
you tiptoed across my ribcage,
leaving foot prints enlaced by landmines,
you slept on my lungs,
short wired my arteries,
you clipped the circuits of my ...
Wednesday 27th September 2017 2:10 am
Baby, oh cry "red red" baby!
Red stare, double dare me, baby.
You look angry maybe,
that frown like a red cloak across your gaze
with your silver tongue
words like shining bullets
cutting me down with your mad arms.
What mad, bad arms you have!
What a mad, bad glare you have!
All the better to come swinging at me
with those meaty limbs like axes.
Oh, please baby I'...
Sunday 12th June 2016 2:17 pm
Into the Wilderness
Into the wilderness we went. Edhweirft and Hwyrflung swirled above us, blowing and bustling through the treetops. Watching. Threatening. But maintaining a safe distance as the trees protected us
... we went, as the gloam drew in. Druuuuuin!! Closer. Druuuuuuuuiiiiinnnn!!!!! Closer. It hugs, this gloa...
Sunday 27th March 2016 4:25 pm
SUPERSONIC GROUND RACE
Countdown has begun as a crazy driver gets ready to go.
It’s a race over the desert to reach Mach 1.
As he sets off g-force increases and a silver dot shoots
over the ground trailing dust. In a second
he has gone a mile reaching 600mph.
With a bang he careers through the sound barrier
ending up a dot on the horizon.
Yes, he has done it, the faste...
Saturday 30th November 2013 4:06 pm