Poetry Blogs (life)
After the pandemic,
I hope we remove our masks,
find more reasons to smile,
have more patience,
keep the faith,
help each other however we can.
remember what we're here for,
live, laugh, love.
I hope you find strength
to move your mountains,
courage to carry on,
seize every opportunity
to live the After now.
Sunday 20th September 2020 4:26 pm
The fading embers of her mind
Drift away to a long-ago time
To shrouded visions of some young girl
A time of wonder, a world to unfurl
Through fields she would dance humming a tune
Losing herself amidst the sweet scent of bloom
A fragrant-filled-feast for her lungs to consume
Within the wonderful freedom of nature's playroom
And as the shimmering Sun went down
She would dance throug...
Thursday 17th September 2020 12:17 pm
Our ignorance makes colour just an illusion
We latch onto black and white for vision
Purifying our naivety, protecting our fears
Whether it be blood, sweat, or tears; no trace can be found
Recognition is the key to unearth beyond our judgemental lines.
We deny ourselves the truth, yet believe in immortality.
Observing a bag soar through the wind
Can you feel its freedom?...
Sunday 13th September 2020 10:39 pm
Life is the reason for living
Even when society has a knife at your throat
Life is the reason for giving
Even when communities are divided by a moat
Life is the reason for loving
Even when you're not worthy to vote
Life is more than flesh and bones
Even when many are left out in the cold
Life is more than a valuable stone
Even when many have to leave their home
Thursday 10th September 2020 5:58 pm
How are you?
A question worth a thousand answers
A thousand possibilities summed into one
Somewhere in between the good and the bad
Between the lines
Of the lies
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Monday 7th September 2020 2:55 pm
Silently I weep
What one sows
Isn't that what they're supposed to reap?
Why do I remain good
Continue to be kind
Try ever so hard to preserve my mind
Karma seems to lack purpose
Or simply ignores the concept of time.
Doesn't my pain matter
My life unrecognizable and tattered
Am I that good at pretendi...
Saturday 5th September 2020 6:21 pm
A bow to The Poetry King,
who thinks he doesn't
mean a thing
in the grand scheme.
Wears his heart
on stained sleeve,
makes paupers feel
Waxes poetic about
life, love, and history
that would otherwise remain
More than just a dream,
The Poetry King
in you and me.
Saturday 5th September 2020 2:21 am
When crowds disappear and the sun never sets
When shadows fall further behind you
When Christmas lights shine like my heart in my chest
Bathed in the splendour, I will find you
As each day breaks and when night shines black
And the stars dance brightly before you
As each touch shivers, the souls of the lost
In the eyes of an angel, I will see you
From the depths ...
Friday 4th September 2020 3:06 pm
Am I making an impression...
Do I leave you bewildered with every expression...
Do you look forward like I do to our weekly sessions...
Or are my scribbled musings akin to aggression...
An unbecoming, pathetic vie for attention...
I find you delightful and have a genuine fascination...
I am curiously eager, feelings bordering on intoxication.
But, apparently in therapy t...
Friday 4th September 2020 4:14 am
When shadows go into hiding
And dreams run wild
I imagine you all stripped down and bare
All facades shed
Thoughts of me invade your head...
Or so I wish, a girl can dream
I miss you, I want you
If only I could scream
These words out loud
Remove the shroud
Say them loud
Say them proud...
But I mustn't disturb the peace
What is unknown must remain ...
Thursday 3rd September 2020 10:20 am
Do you look around?
The great ones did, and they wrote about it.
(the mediocre ones did too)
They looked, no they SAW,
And they wrote......
They did not choose to see, they just SAW,
And they did not want to write, they had to,
Because people who see would explode, vaporize, disappear, or something,
If they didn't write.
The world has no oth...
Saturday 29th August 2020 6:58 pm
In the corner of my room there is a window,
The frame is rotted, the glass is dirty,
But it is there,
In the morning, it catches the first light and brightens the bare walls,
By noon, it has become a portrait,
A beautiful decoration, seeming a bit out of place,
When the sun starts to set, the portrait changes,
Ominous, as long shadows stretch off into the horizon,
At night, it is empty...
Saturday 29th August 2020 6:49 pm
As I watch the waters flow
It calms my soul
As I watch the light ripples
My heart mirrors its beat
As they move to the wind of God
Going only where the Father blows.
Lord, let your living waters flow.
Friday 28th August 2020 4:44 pm
She has a beauty that shines from within
A light that never grows dim
Her candle goes not out by night
And the radiance inside her, ever bright
When the wind blows,
Her flame - it holds
She thrives, she sparks
She glows, she grows.
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Thursday 27th August 2020 5:04 pm
I’ve weathered storms that I thought would drown me
I’ve learnt to soar in winds I thought would consume me
Out of the ashes must rise a new Phoenix
Being refined by fire
Through it, I’ll rise higher
The flames provide the fuel
As I soar to my strength
Refined by fire
A faith that stands.
Tuesday 25th August 2020 9:47 am
Sunday 23rd August 2020 12:40 am
Friday 21st August 2020 1:19 pm
Cancer you came into our lives once before when you took my grandfather to his final resting place,
We only had a short time to spend with him, and it was hard to look him in his face,
My mama used to cry a lot; regrets, fears, and meaningful words, how hard it was for her to comprehend,
All she wanted was a few more years, without the hurt, pain, and overflow of tears,
The family ...
Tuesday 18th August 2020 10:48 pm
Ujjal Mandal, India
In despair, only pen can understand the distressful heart
Like a singing bird in the winter.
Tuesday 18th August 2020 9:21 am
For the feelings, the flowers, the fantasies.
For you, for us, for all that we were.
Innocently thinking that was all love could be.
I confused the falling for the force.
Falling was all about me.
Loving is all about you.
Baby, I'm no longer falling
But to you I promise,
I'll always be loving.
Monday 17th August 2020 10:54 am
Blessed be the silver spoons
Which feed us till we’re replete.
Blessed be the dream-filled moons
Which oversee us with glee.
Ambitious, aren’t we?
The moons illume
A thousand seas
And take us to
Places and people unseen.
Vagabonds, aren’t we?
We hold the power to love and seduce,
To ensnare and release
These people and places till insanity ensues,
Till blooming roses fuse into debr...
Saturday 15th August 2020 8:55 am
Life is not a fairy tale,
And often has no happy ending.
It may be a long, forlorn story,
And no moral is it sending.
Life is not a fairy tale,
And it may all be quite disjointed,
And when we see a hopeful glimmer
We end up disappointed.
Life is not a fairy tale,
And we must accept that it is real,
So when come across a painful time
It is what we truly feel.
Life is not a fairy t...
Wednesday 12th August 2020 8:20 am
Jain sat under a tree
A bird dropped a feather
It touched a baby mushroom
All lives matter
Monday 10th August 2020 11:29 pm
Decades have passed.
The world has changed,
along with its people.
It no longer brings joy to my heart,
as it did in my time.
All because of them.
What happened to the days,
when the only thing one could do during a lovely day
was to step out the front door and pamper one's self
with the five senses that Mother Nature had provided?
Sunday 9th August 2020 12:57 pm
O Sons! I Hope You Will Sing About Me
Ujjal Mandal, Ganguria, India
Poetry is the song of my heart
As it is born with the pen
In my hand.
When I am gone form
This beautiful world,
I hope O dear sons!
You will sing me.
Because my verse
Contains emotion for learning,
Compassion for the victims,
And jolly moments for pleasure.
Tuesday 28th July 2020 3:03 pm
Can we be brave and kind,
Strong enough to speak our mind?
Can we be mindful of the words we say,
As we go about our busy day?
I challenge you to try this week,
to reflect on every word you speak.
Will you be kind and gentle with yourself and others?
Friends, strangers, sisters and brothers.
Sunday 26th July 2020 9:55 pm
Thank you for playing the game called life,
Quite shaming that nothing has turned out right. Even from the beginning things played out bad. With wrong choices and people, everyone knew you weren't going to last.
Love and loyalty failed you, friendships turned, family was no longer real. I guess we could call you an experiment; putting you through the wringer and then setting you free.
Tuesday 21st July 2020 7:50 am
Saturday 18th July 2020 2:22 am
The price of life,
The price of love,
The price of peace,
The price of success,
The price of fame
The price of freedom,
The price of discipline
The price of faith,
Everything has a price.
What is the cost,
of the life you seek?
Are you willing ...
Sunday 12th July 2020 4:00 pm
For me, life is neither a day
nor a fearful night:
It's marching ahead
between the horizons,
sometimes, swaying the swing
towards the golden rays,
and the other times,
pushing it deep into the dark
to make me smother.
Perhaps It's more a dusk
travelling towards the night,
and abruptly receiving a call
of the mischievous dawn,
playing hide and seek...
Sunday 12th July 2020 12:47 pm
In a dusky morning, the sun was setting,
Wanted to scream in a silent mic.
No more of this frustration, no more of this hatred,
Death was the only freedom came to his mind.
Listening to the people, listening to himself he realised,
Many a things don't matter, So does his life.
Losing his hobby, his like, his ego, his pride.
Losing his humanity, was what it was like.
'Try to stay po...
Wednesday 8th July 2020 3:10 pm
Once I saw a dream
Of living in an open air
Full of freedom with colorful layer.
Having a sight to achieve a height
There comes a lover of a face with smile.
Never said, never asked a question
Simple sight made all the decisions.
Believing the person, giving up everything,
My life was trapped like anything.
Tuesday 7th July 2020 8:14 pm
When I walked through the path,
Alone in the moonlight stars.
I found a stranger wearing smile,
Didn't know the feelings behind
Walked with her and saw a different world
'There I got a new family' - I loved
Didn't know we could get so close
That my life could be disastrous if we broke.
Hiding the feelings behind and faking the smile they left.
Hope of meeting again is the only thing they ...
Tuesday 7th July 2020 8:04 pm
Far above us
The sky bursts into colours-
Blue, purple, grey, orange,
With red and all the hues in its range.
Miles beneath our feet
Are secrets buried,
Arcane and deep.
Their ampoules once known to everybody.
What goes overhead
Suffuses stars and their milky shells.
The departure from earth melancholic but serene,
Leaves behind shimmering trails that spe...
Sunday 5th July 2020 2:45 pm
If the flames
do not turn your bones into ash
your bones will rot
deep in the ground
but only for Them
for You’ll come around
and as They’re carving into stone
You may walk again
through countless fields
and endless roads
They will remember you
for only a blink
of the Universe’s Eye
but the fields and roads
shall know You
for all Eternity
Wednesday 1st July 2020 10:49 am
Based on the opening scene of Stardust Memories.
The clock ticks in desperation to move us along, to where we belong.
Our eyes remain forward, no longer looking back.
The man in seat 2B sobs with tears streaming down his face. He’s left his life in his old place.
I soak in the faces of passengers around me, stern looks all around.
All longing for company, for answers that c...
Saturday 27th June 2020 6:26 pm
Thursday 25th June 2020 4:34 am
The greatest things in life cannot be seen,
Like happiness, love and serenity,
Anger, malice, wrath and rage,
I'm sick of these feelings as I grow with age,
There's more to life than being locked up,
Slamming dope and running amuck,
Looking over my shoulders the paranoia doesn't stop,
The fun is all gone and the streets are too hot,
Life on the run has turn into a drag,
Wednesday 24th June 2020 11:09 am
The warm soothing feeling
Of whisky laden blood
A numb fuzzy sentiment
Who bothers about the flood?
He drowned, you know
It was his fate
No saviour around
No-one at his gate
Waiting to wave a friendly hello
No-one as his cornerstone
Just the taste of vomit from below.
The warm soothing feeling
Of a laden missil...
Tuesday 23rd June 2020 9:13 am
Crimson ultraviolet lust
And I could fill my head with sand
to sink to the bottom of the ocean
And wait for it land
Then soak me up
Like nothing more than soapy water splashed against a car
Over and over
Until we sparkle with diamonds in our eyes
And love in our hearts
Because maybe just then
We can finally realize that all good things come to an end
Tuesday 23rd June 2020 2:35 am
Jealousy pokes at me
like a schoolyard bully,
as I scroll social media greetings
professing undying love,
to fathers here and above.
I can’t help but feel cheated
to not have a father’s love.
I cringe at the dissonance
between my children
and their father.
How can fate be so cruel,
to curse multiple generations
with dysfunctional fathers....
Monday 22nd June 2020 1:36 am
my chair continued to turn
even though I had left it
outside the window
new shoots appearing, what was
the point of notes on my desk
he showed me a corner creased photo of his daughter
I could see it in his eyes
the sun caught his crisis
he was going to steal the moon
Saturday 20th June 2020 8:49 am
If you were God
You would create a back story
On how you came to be
Something about a mother
And a father coming together
You would gradually create
The world around you
And the history of what went before
In order to keep you sane
You would form existence
to fit your needs
And each thing learned new
Would be to satisfy the r...
Friday 19th June 2020 2:07 pm
this death will be the life of me
patches in the sky
we used to call them clouds
before the bombs went off
and canopied us in a toxic shell;
the artist swapped his brush
for a brick
and threw it in tantrum
from a distance
at some cheesy idyllic canvas
and despite our decaying teeth falling out
with clumps of hair and skin
you slipped out of your negligee
Friday 19th June 2020 8:33 am
there’s a man
on a train
with his head
in his hands
I’m three seats behind
on the train
with my head
in my hands
Thursday 18th June 2020 8:35 am
Hurdling moral barriers,
past caution flags of life,
towards red lights,
to feel alive,
in your second brain,
through collapsed veins,
lost in the now,
while consequences growl,
like a tornado.
Tuesday 16th June 2020 10:51 pm
a lady of swollen years
sat knitting with glorious colours
she said her name was
saint something or other
I didn’t quite catch it
must have been the gum she was chewing
her lipstick was smeared
anyway I asked what she was making
she said stain glass windows
for the cathedral being built behind her
I wasn’t going to believe her
but I couldn’t help it
she rolled ...
Tuesday 16th June 2020 3:19 pm
Comment supprimer ce verrou
Qui emprisonne mes pensées?
Qui empêche aussi bien
Mes sensations que mes sentiments
Une tempête se prépare!
N'entendez-vous pas le tonnerre gronder?
La pluie battre les carreaux et les éclaires déchirer le ciel?
Cette tempête pourrait éclater à tout moment, tout emporter, tout détruire.
Mais peut-être est-ce ce que j’att...
Monday 15th June 2020 5:18 pm
How many times do I have to kill you
as you run across the floor, damn you,
trying to frighten me with your creepy
crawly legs all working a magic and
carrying my pounding heart on your
little body suspended above the ground
taunting me, well my friend, I won’t
play your game anymore, I will not
kill you this time but let you run free
for you are free to run forever. Now...
Monday 15th June 2020 12:42 pm
I often visit the place
where we fell to our deaths
a cathedral now stands
on the site we shattered skulls
and protruded bones
while passionate stone columns
and blushing glass windows
tower over our pooling blood
which was always so you
Sunday 14th June 2020 9:02 am