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You sit alone and talk
of nothing but the past
Is there anything that
will urge you to think
of things to come
or is your life
already at an end?
Defeated and distorted
your sole source of hope
your only child
She is not who you are
or should ever be.
Be the person you had hoped
when in youthful years.
He lies there dormant
deep inside you
Thursday 13th September 2018 8:05 pm
I live six hours in the future,
Relative to family and other loved ones.
I wake each morning to news of the world
As the Atlantic Ocean shields them
From dreadful awareness a bit longer.
I know the missiles are airborne,
The tsunami approaches,
The revolution has kicked off,
Or just that the avocado yield was low.
I’m fighting the urge to scream,
To call, to...
Wednesday 6th June 2018 4:28 pm
My love, I need you.
Here I am falling in love with the beauty of the world.
Waiting for you, as if it were the end of the world.
I do not mind the wait,
I have the time.
But I have to be honest,
I need you.
I've felt you before,
and that's fine
Someday I'll see you,
and I'll know.
And even if you do not know, it's fine.
I have love to give and loves will ...
Sunday 3rd June 2018 3:56 am
I had been feeling sad and lonely. I decided to go back into the past and visit my childhood home. When I arrived, my sister, mother, and brother were sitting at the kitchen table having a meal. I walked in and said, “Hello.” They welcomed me warmly and asked, “How have you been?”
In a short while my Father joined us and demanded to know, “Why are you here?” I was taken aback and said, “I’m lon...
Thursday 12th April 2018 4:30 pm
Haunted by ghosts from a distant past of mine
that remain hidden from my memory
but lie embedded somewhere in that cerebral mass.
Thinking of a present fraught with dilemma
residing at the forefront of my brain
Fermenting both fear and worry, and causing distress.
Dreaming of a future full of brightness
Floating above my corporeal form
Building and creating a beau...
Monday 9th April 2018 7:57 pm
I represent the entirety of my peers.
I represent my profession, my passions, humanity, the man on the street.
I represent the homeless, the loveless, those with respect and those I respect.
I represent you, I represent me, I represent what "they say".
I represent facts, I represent theories, I represent questions, ideals and ideas.
I represent dreams, I represent fears,
Saturday 10th March 2018 8:26 pm
¿Le gusta este jardín, que es suyo? ¡Evite que sus hijos lo destruyan!
Malcolm Lowry 1
It had been a good party...
As more arrived, we decided we had to go -
Too quickly; or perhaps too slow
For some, who said it would be best
For most if not the rest
Uncaring of the past
Or the gloom we cast
Bickering with old friends
About the future trends
Saturday 3rd March 2018 5:33 pm
The sand was always hot
beside the white dunes and the coarse grass
The sea was always blue
between the black rocks and the horizon haze
The beach was always ours
between the seagull shout and the distant crowd
We were always alone
between the far world and our near union
Monday 29th January 2018 11:59 am
So I guess that they've imprisoned us into this predetermined preposition
When the truth is there so blatantly but we can't help but not to listen
Because ignorance is bliss so we'll stay blissfully unaware
As to the GMO's in all our food and the geo engineering in the air
I suppose we'll go organic and refuse the water from the tap
What about the metals likened to a subtle che...
Saturday 11th November 2017 9:35 am
i want to marry you.
maybe we'll both wear dresses
maybe Skyler will be our best man
maybe my family won't be invited
maybe Steve will walk me down the isle
maybe our color will be black
or dark red
or a deep purple
maybe you'll have half your head shaved
and I'll have an arm covered in tattoos
maybe our first dance will be to an Incubus song
maybe to an Ed Sheeran song
Saturday 11th November 2017 3:33 am
Who can identify the town that is the primary focus of this lament?
The Sky Reflects Our Labours
Her calloused hands and tired eyes,
are grey and wet and green and steely;
her gaze is stoic, and often flinty
at the JobCentre counter, as her future dies.
The grey-blue smoking ramparts march,
graven beyond the terracotta houses;
their Wellsian vision of War arou...
Tuesday 24th October 2017 3:22 am
It became the moon above the ashes,
I winded sight of the streams that gushed through the glaciers,
And I wander about their blanket of flowers.
Did the sky become bleak for a reason?
To wander about the broken path within the rotting forest of the mind,
To feel sadness down and witness the flames rise from the oceans,
To sit beneath the stars for the comfort of the dis...
Monday 24th July 2017 5:29 am
I'm tired of being second best
I'm tired of being the one the world rejects
The husband wanted more so he went with the bridesmaid
& even back in primary I never got picked for the school play
Second best is a journey of progression
Always so close to the prize but then comes life's hard lessons
It seems no matter how much you want it and no matter how hard you try
Monday 17th July 2017 1:14 am
Next Years Model
She smiled a permanent beguiling smile
And welcomed me with open arms
I kissed her cold red lips
And stared deep into her black eyes
Ran my fingers over perfect curves
Licked her and prayed she wouldn’t rust
I felt the steady pulse of her beat
Charged to the max
Until her age
Caused her to drain away
More quickly than I wanted
And she ...
Saturday 15th July 2017 1:32 pm
Yesterday, the sun shone black upon my soul
Depth's depth deep beneath my heart.
Lumined ne'er by hope
Thoughts sank weighted low
Today, dawn'd, in heaven's mantle rais'd,
Glims golden future in my mind.
Light lightened all by future faith
Heart, mind and soul exalting up
Her voice love levered up, returned it from the depths
Dark voids where happiness was stra...
Monday 24th April 2017 4:54 pm
The best role played on screen aint on screen
And life aint as pretty as it seems a beautiful dream of a ghetto where the grass aint that green
But the life of a few young me with a pistol that they want to bang
And they still think a black man hangs.. in the balance no it hangs in what if's and what of's
What if he picked up that book instead of that gun that teach bullets to fly an...
Sunday 20th November 2016 3:22 am
And now I must recover myself
Left, after centuries of fearful neglect
Washed up to dry on a sunless beach.
And now I must plait my hair
Dull, after nights of washing in grease
The guilty searches for lost affection.
And now I must return home,
Home, where I’ve never been
And sit a while and say sorry, I’m sorry, to me.
Wednesday 16th March 2016 3:27 pm
Cackling cows, but the milk is sour.
Poison meat that we devour.
Broken hearts left to cower.
Thursday 10th December 2015 9:12 pm
Today my heart felt a blow,
By a view so divine.
I let my emotions flow,
Like a 30 year old wine.
There it was in that tiny box,
With pulses of energy shooting through,
That blurry image came across,
Like the inside of a Great Gray Kangaroo.
I felt her hand touching mine,
Held her hand - fingers entwined,
Watching my angel wriggle and shine,
With the life of Us combined.
Tuesday 17th November 2015 12:31 pm
At one degree the western plains
of the US will be starved of rain,
Bankrupted farmers will pack up and flee
as desert restakes its claim.
There'll be no ice cap on the Arctic,
we'll lose the rivers of Kilimanjaro,
and frost that keeps the Alps secure
won't do it any more.
The Barrier Reef will bleach and die,
mountain animals will reach the sky
chasing the cool, and those that can't f...
Saturday 17th October 2015 1:30 pm
How about the beach? Sandy feet, fresh breeze. Seize the sunlight, beam just as bright
How about flying a kite? Light, the campfire, just right. Tent settled, just behind that tree you see?
How perfect could this be? Gazing beside one another; amongst grass and stars We huggled as if it ...
Friday 16th October 2015 1:05 am
I miss the little things.
My schoolyard friends,
The summer's end,
My childish dreams.
And fear this too
Of tomorrow's day.
When I will say,
Today was full.
If Hope lies ahead
And happiness back,
It can only track
That now is dead.
The present is skiewed,
By what was then,
The future's when,
And how they're viewed.
Thursday 20th August 2015 11:57 am
The mirror does not hold your reflection
Commanding instead the need for subjection
Vanity is the rule by which we live
Ruthless without the need to forgive
How long do you take looking for perfection
Beauty is real and also a distraction
Preparing ourselves for the talk of the eyes
Some words are true and others are lies
What point do we stop hiding that which we...
Tuesday 14th July 2015 5:06 pm
I am the change that I want to see
I am the answer to what I think should be
I am the result before the question
I am the future put in motion
Take time to see what is real
Take time to know how you feel
Take time to rebuild broken dreams
Take time no matter how bad it seems
I am today as one person
I am always looking with a new vision
I am my own direction...
Tuesday 14th July 2015 4:54 pm
Cold as ice or as hot as fire
Words to hurt or to inspire
Loneliness fades into nothingness
Beauty that leaves us helpless
Seeing the possibilities
Planning the journeys
Believing life will not expire
As love does not retire
A solo can be beautifully strong
Duets are also a wonderful song
Choosing who you will be
Not a choice to take lightly
Tuesday 14th July 2015 4:42 pm
The touching of skin can be intense
Left me hanging in suspense
Eyes sparkling with a fiery delight
Within me the desire does ignite
Thoughts of passion and romance
Skin tingling with the possible chance
Bodies together like scones and cream
Let it all lead to a living dream
With those magnetic lips of sapphire
Contact would feel like wildfire
Burning deep w...
Tuesday 14th July 2015 4:29 pm
Do I still have it, I know I do, Just gotta find the right release, Or is it the right beat, I keep making excuses to questions no one asks, but me, Feeling like I need to set myself free, I believe I can get myself there, Yet where do I start, Smoking weed and drinking ain't helped shit, Almost makes it harder, All I write is poems no rhymes yet, So much ambition lost down the ...
Sunday 15th March 2015 9:04 pm
The time has came.
Today is the day.
It is here upon us
and there's no going back.
Today we'll celebrate
the class of 2014-2015
as we leave our nest
and as we say goodbye.
And as we walk down that stage
in our green cap and gowns
classmates, friends, families,
and teachers will all be there watching
with joy and tears in their eyes.
And now that this time is here
it is time to ...
Friday 24th October 2014 10:17 pm
The past is the past.
So, learn and build from it.
The present is here, right now.
So, live to the fullest and don't hold back.
The future is ahead of us waiting.
So, whenever that time comes
take ahold of it and don't look back.
Friday 24th October 2014 4:44 am
Deep inside my swollen body, she kicks
.A tiny survivor, a fighter, a warrior queen,
So small yet she's ready to take on the universe...
...yet I feel guilt at bringing her into a world so unclean.
She knows not yet that she faces a future
So shaky, so insecure and unknown.
I'll love and protect her with a tigress ferocity,
But I can only do so much, one day she'll be gro...
Tuesday 7th October 2014 2:36 pm
Time rolls round too fast for me these days,
it feels like a hurricane though once just a breeze
there are days when that is a blessing to be sure,
when pain dominates and I just want to slam close the door
but then another comes when the sky returns to bright blue
and I get to thinking there is still so much yet to do…
That's when I get busy and the urgency starts to r...
Wednesday 18th June 2014 10:00 pm
Poem for Bob Crow (cheers W.H. Auden)
Stop all the docks, cut off the trains,
Start the mariners striking, be still the cranes,
Silence the busses and with muffled bullhorn
Bring out the coffin, let the workers come.
Let politicians circle, moaning overhead
confessing on the airwaves, He Is RED,
Put nooses round the white necks of the bosses,
Let the riot policemen carry their own crosses.
Saturday 22nd March 2014 7:35 pm
They found a mint condition MX Peacekeepr missile.
Fover two decades the peace had been kept.
They fired the damn thing at th...
Friday 5th July 2013 10:53 pm
Before She Came (The Girl From Kansas)
before she came
I stood here
for what seemed
with a blood red sun
setting behind me
my head full
of nothing more
a hole in my chest
come rain or shine
my only fear
that crows might see
Saturday 22nd June 2013 2:02 pm
A Step Towards Summer
I look into the mirror’s depthless space,
at what is standing in the shadows cast
by light dimming swift with each day amassed
and passing by me, at a startling pace.
I sprint to catch the future in a chase
that takes me on a journey to the past
and makes me wish each moment used will last
until the day they put me in my case.
Sunday 26th May 2013 1:22 pm
Another year about to end. Maybe the Mayans that made up that calendar had it better. As the year closes one is pressed to look back and gauge how it went. It's just another year, perhaps. Many things have transpired, and many more in the offing.
Just a few hours more
about half a day for the rest
for each timezone on the globe
we tear off the last sheet ...
Monday 31st December 2012 11:36 pm
Into a new dark age
we go, marching,
[of soapbox poetry
there is no want
for many a voice
loudly rail and rant]
the terrain of our
condition and that
of our experience
has changed over
year upon year of
progress that has brought
us closer to the edge
of a generation that
lives on the horizon
peering further on
to challenges invis...
Thursday 20th December 2012 1:18 pm
My dying day is noted somewhere
On the calendar of fate
There’s a little tick on the calendar
To make sure I won’t be late
Some unearthly soul awaits me
As the years tick away
There’s a little tick on that calendar
But I don’t even know the date
My Life has not always been easy
But that’s the way of life
I don’t bother checking my calendar
Saturday 27th October 2012 7:57 pm
By three knowing souls
Left a vision of what could have been.
A momentary relapse,
Like Lady Macbeth, blinded
Misguided, bitter raged
Baby beaten on her breast.
Innocent youth taken
Shaken by protector.
No milk of human kindness,
To be sweetened, swallowed
Just a poisoned evil that is given at first breath.
An undone deat...
Tuesday 5th June 2012 4:43 pm
In less than an hour it will be 1997.
In this short time do you remember?
Do you shrug off the past to make way for the future
or do you hold on to the dying year
seeing every minute disappear before your eyes?
On this, the last day we have been covered by snow
and frozen by the cold as the old God Cronus turns
his hour glass over for ano...
Friday 10th February 2012 7:38 pm
If we could look at the earth in a few thousand years from now,
we would see a nightmare vision. A planet ravaged by massive ice flows,
poisonous radiation storms and acidic oceans.
A naive mankind has done this. Now man has gone underground, far below
the poison and the cold.
It will be ten thousand years before he ventures forth again. Now he l...
Wednesday 28th December 2011 1:46 pm
Monday 26th December 2011 10:18 pm
Friday 9th December 2011 5:05 am
Such delicate Gryphons once formed a mighty fleet,
a fleet of fragile and deadly craft, half alive and half
machine ready to do their masters work.
Now there is only a dozen, all of the others fell to
earth like blazing comets in one war or another since the
Each craft is alive in its own little world.
The last of a long line o...
Thursday 8th September 2011 9:20 pm
Invisible but not voiceless,
This fire within me burning;
Fueled by things long since done;
Uncertain it would continue
And most certainly would one day end.
Resounding vermillion trains,
Travelling across frontier lands;
That began by fits and starts.
But this is just the beginning,
And most certainly is not the end.
Smearing the silence with my thoughts:
Wednesday 2nd March 2011 12:54 pm
the old crow
that blotted out the sun
perched upon a fencepost
and made faces
I have only ever seen
with nose pressed
against the pane
as I spied
fallen leaves taken
onto the saddle
of a chilling breeze
to where tomorrow
could not yet be
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Monday 28th February 2011 12:56 pm
Monday 20th September 2010 9:39 pm
I feared I was the burning bush,
Yet I was not consumed,
I cried for a season, all of winter,
But now I am approved.
Pour the wine, and we shall feast,
Landlocked, in the land of east,
Once I ever saw the sea,
The waves are calling me.
I dwell on top, of a middle-class hill,
The pre-adult grand old duke of present,
I live here, not against my will,...
Thursday 3rd June 2010 10:53 pm
The smite of real life
Crashing from the skies.
I became paralyzed,
Unable to progress.
I begged for the heaven sent,
One linguistic instrument.
The vibrant mind
Will not find time
To absorb line after line.
Exams are just observing me,
Seventeen and in nursery!
Unwelcome at university.
Judgement day arrives.
And then b...
Sunday 16th May 2010 12:42 am
When did my troubled heart last open it's door
Easing your entry to it's welcoming glow
So many years past since such invasion
Crept stealthily in 'ere I could sense it show
The blend was changing so deep within
Taking such time to let me feel cheeks aglow
When your fair visage came once more into view
Take heed poor heart your defence did never know
Quietly healing from scars hidden thr...
Thursday 23rd July 2009 12:54 am