Poetry Blogs (2016, peace)
In fifteen eighty eight the Spanish navy came to fight
To claim the crown King Philip thought was his god-given right
Now millions of us fly to Spanish islands in the sun
The wars are long forgotten, the Armada is long gone
So sing for Europe, sing for peace, and sing to make amends
Let’s raise a glass of sangria to all our Spanish friends
The French are nearer neighbou...
Monday 28th November 2016 3:16 pm
To live free
Not on dirty streets
Full of bigotry
Where you're spit upon
With worst of insults
Where the spoiled brat's vomit
Hits face and smarts weary eyes
Where the filthy rich's neatly groomed French poodle
Pisses and shits upon your humanity
To live free
Not in a shelter for the homeless
Where urine-perfumed air stings the nostrils
And freshly released vomit smells like stale ju...
Monday 14th November 2016 12:57 am
When I awaken
From drunken stupor
And see morning light
Whispering new sight
When in morning's slumber
I struggle in wander
No longer in thunder
And yet I still blunder
When in afternoon delight
My popsicle now melting
My sole fear surmounting
My love life now cradling
When in the grasp
Of the blue moon
The cocaine's high
Becomes a lie
When in the depths
Of profound sleep
Monday 14th November 2016 12:51 am
Peace is a road leading to the place
where the green of winter is holding fast
against the browns of summer’s advance..
Peace is stepping on wood old as life
on a path damp and wet
and filled with colour, reflections and
the smell of nature in cycles
Peace is listening to the lapping water that
edges and amplifies the sounds
of birds settling all a-rustling on the banks...
Monday 24th October 2016 2:31 pm
A Message of Hope
This is a message of hope, of peace, of justice
Of the pieces of me that are not taken
Not trapped, Not tapped of sourceful energy.
And the resources of friendship and kindness and love
Of the part of me that is alive and breathing and being.
With Nature and trees and sun
With butterflies and hummingbirds and eyes open
Watching the glow of...
Tuesday 11th October 2016 6:14 am
They are going to bend minds-
they’ve thought of all kinds of things that we have never seen,
they will sustain environments and grow fruit in arid deserts
they will go to great and unseen efforts to save the planet,
they’ll shape this world into the word FRIEND.
Starvation will end and they will study the moon
and its correlation to the womb and will study women from cradle...
Tuesday 16th August 2016 10:31 am
On two summer days
were casualties of Hell itself embodied on Earth
the pride of a foreign power
raised cities to ashes
scorched shadows into the soil
Between October 1962
and November 1983
the World faced exinction
day to day
minute to minute
all for the sake of
the pride of two foreign powers
On July 18th 2016
Tuesday 19th July 2016 11:12 am
The calm that I seek,
Still blue sea,
Anxious waves that crash over me,
Making me hardy to future attack,
The peace that I seek is setting me back
Maybe it doesn't exist?
Maybe that is where my peace lies?
In accepting that it can't be sought?
Is it already here?
Wednesday 1st June 2016 11:35 pm
Switch off the TV’s
Cover their ears
Wrap them in cotton wool
Drink all their tears
Drown them in fairy tales
Sing them sweet songs
Take them to places
The bad don’t belong
Bathe them in sunshine
Shower them with love
Serve them their childhood
Wearing kid gloves.
Thursday 24th March 2016 3:07 pm
I will not be defined by ancient Gods,
or the archaic teachings in their books.
I will tread warily around their words
and avoid the hidden traps and snaring hooks.
I will not stand behind a coloured flag
and spout my blunt imperialistic views
or drape it on a coffin when I die
or burn it on the early evening news.
I will not make a choice that’s...
Thursday 24th March 2016 1:58 pm