Kneel before the rich black mud
the minty plants smell when bruised
she sees the double backed burden
spouting eggs into the brown tea water
shame gathers with the loaches at the bottom
as the dragonfly larvae pounce
and eat those who have just been born
the shadows hold no magic to her yet
Hands fly, she captures a creature
pulling its leg to keep it safe
Monday 15th March 2021 9:28 pm
Life in the shade was good
Your fame left me aglow
Finding you loved another
Dealt my ego a heavy blow
I thought love was exclusive
Deceit turned me to a saddo
No more your sole princess
Shade darkening to shadow
Now shade enfolds my rival
She enjoys your reputation
Seeking not the limelight
Knowing what is her station
Maybe I wanted too much
Saturday 24th October 2020 11:16 am
For he is so bright
His eyes twinkle like stars at night
For he with light of phenomenal force
Even his shadow is shining of course
Quiet the night when the moon is so high
Dark shadow duo my soulmate and I
Embracing eachother white wall if you let
Still moving picture ..our silhouette
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 9:39 am
Oh, then we were inseparable
Nothing could keep us apart
Nights and days we revelled
We shared one loving heart
She's gone now, taken so quick
I watch in vain for some trace
But her spirit refuses to emerge
Only the shadow of her face
Its like her soul never existed
A mirage from the day we met
Did I dream the words of love
That entrapped me in her net?...
Saturday 19th September 2020 10:50 am
Shadows of a face I see
Pain oozing beyond every pore
mocking empty arms
Worthless words that shatter my core
Shadows reflect in the mirror for me
Dust resting in places not seen
Caress faded floors
Memories blurring from what could have been
Shadows saturate the world that I see
Dying embers of defeated hope
Thursday 20th August 2020 8:55 am
I could write
a thousand poems
inspired by your dimples
and the shadows they create
Poems that you
Tuesday 12th March 2019 8:17 pm
Old wounds have begun to heal.
This new life feels unreal.
The shadow hanging above my soul.
I was once trapped within a role.
The wounded one full of anger
Dragging his worthless anchor.
Behold look into the mirror.
Now gaze upon your own error.
You thought you couldn't stumble
But it's the season to be humble.
No time for embracing illusion.
The former has reach...
Wednesday 17th October 2018 3:35 pm
Sometimes this fellow follows,
sometimes he leads my way.
At times my closest companion
can still seem quite far away.
I don't doubt he's a dapper dresser,
he's oft spotted sporting a hat,
'though his figure frequently fluctuates
from tall and wiry, down to small and fat.
He is easily seen by moonlight
'though his profile is lower at noon,
and I've known him to get completely lo...
Monday 17th July 2017 8:21 am
The shadows of smudges showing through
Poised over the earth to correct the simplest of mistakes
Balanced perfectly above a tiny peak
Frantically Orbiting all of existence
Waiting to smear words without resistance
Blank, it waits to pull restraints
Exhaling the tides
Ridding the lies the sea portrays
Constantly drifting away
Longing to erase what I ...
Monday 19th December 2016 8:03 am
She runs down the
Catching grasping at her
While her shadow
Words By Dad + Roisin
Foto Tommy Carroll
Saturday 29th October 2016 9:05 pm
shadowed on the grass
sound of the leaves
in a pass of breath
as it begins
Friday 12th December 2014 7:19 pm
A black pen, a worm chewing through
wood, waiting for flesh.
Crunching its way through shadow.
Candle wax on skin
setting hard in its way.
A flick of the wrist
and the ink scratch stains.
Trying to find a way
to communicate with vision.
Spew out, eat up, digest, reset.
Calculating the way with mind
set to epip...
Friday 1st March 2013 12:31 am