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Wearing a smile, but it's just a show,
Loneliness whispers, won't let go.
In the crowd's noise, a silent plea,
Heartache murmurs, longing to be free.
Behind laughter's mask, a tale untold,
Loneliness unfolds, a story unfolds.
They feed on tears, a bitter taste,
In solitude's grasp, emotions embraced.
Moving with shadows, the soul steps back,
Monday 15th January 2024 4:58 pm
I turned the volume down so I could hear you.
Everything is still too loud.
Too many voices, and not the one I needed to hear.
I want to hear.
Mourning that lasted for nine hundred sixty four days.
Salty tears soaked waterlogged greenery.
Droopy head. Droopy leaves.
Pruning a root bound plant
Acclamation felt like dormancy
Dormancy was intense
Wednesday 22nd November 2023 2:31 am
Cry me a river
so I know you can feel
the heartache which splits me apart
in hopes you will come
with a stick of glue
get me that violin
and sing me a song
for I’d play,
until my fingers fell off
just to hear you sing along
or come kiss me goodnight
bless me with your gentle touch
and look at me with those glittering stars
so I may fall asleep...
Tuesday 29th August 2023 6:51 am
I found my bliss
Heading south on the A23
She’s a rollerskate
He’s a magnet
Like the easy way
Water slides down your throat.
Me, a pearl of existence
Gently cooking in this black car
Heat. From July. Discomfort
In the way my baths
Are always stifling.
A glissando of tyres
Droning down to the coast
Under a weatherless sheet
Of baby blue...
Tuesday 23rd August 2022 7:50 am
I let loneliness devour my thoughts whole,
As it ravenously waits to ingest my heart and take complete control,
It feasts upon my joy leaving emptiness to consume my soul.
Thursday 5th August 2021 5:37 pm
Broken sensations flood the brain,
attempting analysis would be in vain,
a relentless emotional maelstrom,
wreaking havoc in the mind’s kingdom.
The weather has settled,
a calm both before and after a storm,
stuck in a time loop,
ashen nimbi gather around with scorn.
A shattered refraction pierces the veil,
unveiling islands in various shades of gray,
Saturday 5th June 2021 8:31 pm
Living beneath the wind,
How easy it is not to reach for the stars.
But sleeping beneath the moon,
How can we not yearn?
Touched by infinity,
Where do we place the next step?
Conscious of eternity,
We must ever go on.
In all of this grandeur, I should feel so small.
Soaking it into every pore,
In all this variety, I must seem so dull.
Watching the intricacy,
Tuesday 8th December 2020 10:25 am
in acute distress is where I was
firing flares or else lighting fires
engraving SOS on the sandy beach
for want of any telegraph wires
I watched for sails on the horizon
every day I searched the skies
I kept a careful log of my every day,
alone, its amazing how time flies
I quickly got sick of coconuts
fish all began to taste the same
goats and chickens are ...
Wednesday 26th August 2020 10:58 am
I embellish my arms with bangles
As thick as two strands of hair.
Their raucous cackles
Suffuse the tepid air.
Air that's fragrant with spices
I add to my copper pots.
Air whose redolence
Reminds me of what I've lost.
The dough that I mould
Sans a scintilla of strain,
Boasts imprints of my knuckles manifold,
Knuckles on which those kisses still linger, ...
Monday 15th June 2020 9:43 am
world is hushed
but inside we are all screaming
waiting for the tomorrows
when our meetings will be filled with embraces,
with reading a silent stare
and we will know what they mean
not just from a frozen screen
but for a reflection of all time
We are all waiting for the tomorrows
we will no longer meet in solitude
but a meetin...
Friday 1st May 2020 5:11 pm
Waiting for a friend
sipping tea, sunglasses on
passers-by double and disappear
as reflections in shop windows
everything lit golden
then dimmed behind my lenses
I stir the drink some more
Waiting for a friend
they’re half an hour late now
I barely notice
just watch the people
let my mind wander
the liquid turning in the cup
And it hits me, squarely, there
on the corner by the cr...
Wednesday 26th June 2019 4:07 pm
You & Me
Together we may see the Devil Dance
& together we may see God cry in vain
How Our typical eyes
So often only notice the typical guise
Like so many on this sphere I know
Lost like a sailor in the vast ocean blue
Come along with me
Let me make you feel new
I’ll caress every ...
Monday 20th May 2019 11:59 pm
Sunday 24th March 2019 2:12 am
It has been so many years
since that moment of truth
when finally you were truly alone
It has been so many years
since you flew with the flames
as the organ played
and I looked out at the distant horizon
seeing you there drifting away
It has been so many years
since I made you a promise
I could not keep
Monday 19th November 2018 11:46 am
Just five minutes more.
Just five more minutes alone, in the quiet
Before I walk through that door
Return to the noise
And heed the voices.
Just five more minutes
Before I resume my duties
The chores that are never done
The battles that will never be won.
Just five minutes more to call my own
Before I become once more the exclusive property of cha...
Wednesday 22nd August 2018 11:50 pm
When I wonder what's wrong
When I think whats going on
A Voice said 'this is what you did
Not much love exists to feed.
Tides will not change the future
Might just believe it, forever
Believed that the eyes I see
Truth in them will set me free.
Taking a huge dose of the drug
Never know what's beneath the rug
Chemical changes inside me
They will not let me be.
Let me be the free bird fl...
Sunday 15th July 2018 6:18 pm
This poem carries faint echoes of winter in a Mediterranean climate, in this case the South West of Western Australia; limpid skies, stormclouds threatening, people in overcoats walking hastily. Rather like an English summer, I would have thought!
And Now I'm Old
And now I'm old as softening apples
left forgotten on a sideboard
after a windy day,
the murmur of the evening room...
Thursday 19th October 2017 11:09 am
Never have I not ponder over you, but seeing you everyday is like a fresh air.Never have I seen the the innermost part of that deep sea which you always carry but I have hope.
Never have I not wished for us but fate is like a game between two players seking a goal. Everyday I feel these monsters with me but my thoughts keep on searching for a new light.
Never have you wished for me again, n...
Tuesday 12th September 2017 4:01 pm
Solitude is mysterious
Solitude is strange
It can feel bliss'd, but it can render
Every time, it can always range.
It's when time smites me wrong
Or I'm feeling depressed
I'd join a lonely room for company
And tell it how I was stressed.
But what if you can't stand it,
What if you're pining for just anyone?
Keep seeking; in a world founded on those who care,...
Monday 24th July 2017 4:53 am
Solace in loneliness achieved only post-turmoil.
Mind-spin thought-paths create anxiety, confusion.
Smash-render peace elusive illusion.
Prevent slow succour-drift.
Heart-ache loneliness from gut-yearn apprehension resists calm.
Peace in tranquility hideous-mind forbidden.
Persistent thought-loops cover unpalatable memories, memes, paradi...
Saturday 11th March 2017 1:33 am
WORK DAY ENDS
The work day leaves around me.
I do not share the rush to cars or beers or childcare pickup.
I do not need to slice the everyday’s hot cord
that doesn’t fuel my energy, my need
to prove I can - mostly to myself.
I let the walker-talkers move
somewhat shy of stampede down halls
too long for anything but gale-strong drafts,
up hills too steep for anything but...
Friday 21st November 2014 1:07 am
No need to respond
Purity found in clear blue air
Sunshine on freckles and wind in my hair
Breathing in deep
Clinging to emptiness
Found on the brink
To talk is to torture
You butcher my peace
Thursday 6th October 2011 11:30 am
Monday 30th November 2009 9:28 pm