Poetry Blogs (Mar 2018)
Don Matthews on Autocorrect and predictive text ruined my chance of romance and sex (42 minutes ago)
I don’t want to be in your gang
I’m heartsick at the games you play
While I am busy building a life
You are busy taking them away.
I don’t want to be in your gang
I don’t want to maim or kill
Don’t want to sell women’s bodies
Don’t want to poison kids with pills.
I don’t want to be in your gang
So you’ve made my life a living hell
Driven me from the l...
Saturday 31st March 2018 11:51 pm
Also by eve nortley:Lush life, lost lives | Rock pools | Stella Maris | Francis Drake | the winter sky | Saturday crumpet | To my coy lover | Simple northern girl | ETERNITY | meeting of minds | Tesco express blues | Lovesick | curry hurry | the UK today |
Words flowing from my mind
Touching people I don't know
Facing the future
Saturday 31st March 2018 11:10 pm
Also by Shirley Smothers:Stormy Blue Eyes |
Jill was riding in the back of a taxi,but wanted a light.
She tapped the driver on the shoulder and gave him a fright.
The driver screamed ,lost control and hit a tree,
"Don't ever do that again,you scared the life out of me!"
Jill calmed him down and said she was a nurse.
It was his first day driving a cab after thirty years driving a hearse.
Saturday 31st March 2018 11:05 pm
Also by hugh:A Lady Distressed Inside | The nits are back | Snow White | Clever Heather | It wasn't my dog! | Two Wongs | Pill power! | Wayne's Pain | Fred's Dilemna | Medical mixup | Chilly and Cold | Picks nicked ! | Claire's despair | A flat joke | Reading the lids,keep away from the kids. | Women the stronger sex?No way! | Pothole misery |
Never a dull moment,
Till the next conquest
Saturday 31st March 2018 10:23 pm
Also by Nicola Byrnes:Nowhere 1..... | Winner | Row | Rest Tonight | Sentinel | Birthday | Love. | Angel | Faith. | My wish | Red 1 | Red Dress | Friend. | Calm. | Miss |
Death is a little like this,
the way it knocks out the lights
and sends you room to room
blindly searching wardrobes
and turning out draws for
a battery, a torch
or some utility
with which to respond
to this impossible new reality.
While the unthinking part of you
to flick a switch
and return this house
to some scene, years ago
when it ...
Saturday 31st March 2018 8:04 pm
Also by Tom Harding:Maundy Thursday | Spring Office Poem | John Clare Poem 1 | Courtyard In Snow | Morning Thought |
The Eagle and the Star
Where the Holy One of God once stood
amongst places with names well understood
Where He came to bring peace and love
to make here on earth as it is above
We see an incestuous land of hate
where it now seems all too late
Injustice flourishes like rampant nettles
fuelled by those from afar who have settled
A conspiracy borne out of pity and gree...
Saturday 31st March 2018 7:16 pm
Also by keith jeffries:The World Day of Poetry | There is more.... | Misplaced Compassion |
Put down your bow and arrow
Retract your claws
The prey don’t matter anymore
They give you no pause
Let them run around
I hear the pitter patter clacking sounds
But I have this fresh kill laying on the ground
It’s the tastiest piece of meat I’ve ever found
I’ll take it raw
I’ll take it now
Make me roar
Make me growl
I’m seduced by the sight
Saturday 31st March 2018 7:00 pm
Also by Lilly Love:Page turner | abundance | Panther | Future wifey | Melt | Hurricane | butterfly | Professional? | Programmer | Trapper | What I want | Also for J | J. | Volcano | S. | Wild fire | Swain | Viking | Nick | Ramen | Ryan my Muse | Missing you | New chef | It’s always you! | Ionic bond |
Little Crow Little Crow why are you following me?
Little Crow Little Crow why is your eyes made from buttons?
Little Crow Little Crow why are you so perfect?
Little Crow Little Crow what do you mean I have to remove my eyes?
Human oh human how wonderful I want you in my collection.
Human oh human for no one can have me, I see you there wanting my eyes.
Human oh human I am pe...
Saturday 31st March 2018 6:38 pm
Also by Damon Blackery:By Bring Me The Horizon - Follow You (Lyrics) | Hollow Bones (Lyrics) | Crooked Little Thoughts (Lyrics) | Fever | Words To A Firefly | Words of The Waiting Man 8 | Exclamation | Words of The Waiting Man 7 | Lovely Sounds | Birth Defect | A Shoulder To Lean On | The Proposal | To My Future Child | Words of The Waiting Man 6 | No One Ups | In A Parallel Universe | A Daily Reminder | Toronto, Canada | I Need A Proverb. | Worried | Idioms | Goodnight | The Gun | Writer's Block | Lover Boy | The Death of Our World (Lyrics) | Dreaming | Trust Issues | Start Over Again. (This is A Song.) | Second of Clarity | Intelligent Conversations | Grandfather | Robin Williams - Quote | Ether | Under The Street Lights/A Moment of Clarity | One True Love | Watercolors. | Just A Message Away | The Cycles | 1-800-273-TALK | Innocence | I miss her | Words of The Waiting Man 5 | Better Man | Flawless Nights | Memories | Empty Letters At The Sea Line (July 12, 2011) |
Saturday, March 31, 2018
I have seen no other figure
And felt as dear to ensure
That I was so close
And it was my real choice
Your absence has created a void
And I wanted to avoid
But you were committed to the family cause
So I saw in you divinity pose
Even small things were noticed
And you enticed me
For doing it corre...
Saturday 31st March 2018 5:21 pm
Also by Hasmukh Mehta:Never talk | Nobody can | God, I don't know | It is untruth | Has life any means? | You have told | why these members? | Unfortunate refugees | Love has no parallel | Love says it all | I love you | I fear shadow | You have told | Writer's love | Yes, dream and practice | Humanity may last | Forgive and forget | Good to be noble | Human choice | We are unaware | Let us not be | Leave no stones | Poverty knows | Several times no | Freedom of rights | Thoughts invade | Positive attitude | How do I define? | Happy birthday | The life is another name | My stupidity | Death not dreaded | Your decision today |
The hands have remained closed for so long
In the shape of fists
Pointing are stiff and tired
But there are no words
Of love or hate spelled on the whitened knuckles
Just the lines of age
And the tension of muscle and sinew pulled over bone
The veins that stand out on the back of hands
Yet the outstretched arms begin to shake
Saturday 31st March 2018 3:51 pm
Also by Martin Elder:she's the one | Standing on death |
Not the cross or the thorns
or the blood or the nails,
not the spear or the whip
or the rumble of stones
from the mouth of a tomb.
Not the hatred and bigotry,
the small minded hypocrisy
of this clan or that clan
whose father is biggest
or most feared or cherished.
Not the myth and the fable
espoused by blind acolytes
heaven bent on venge...
Saturday 31st March 2018 2:53 pm
Also by Ian Whiteley:A Memory Of Rhinoceroses | Elbow Yard | Unwanted |
at the socks
in his hand
She lay an arm
accross her face
He made to sit
upon the edge
of the bed
She moved her legs
He turned to
look at her
She sighed at
thoughts of what
He squeezed her foot
the heavy arm
that had hidden
her gaze of him
We will make it
through this day.
Saturday 31st March 2018 11:42 am
Also by Tommy Carroll:Shoes | Testament | Mum | Inebriation or where's the wall? | Portland bar |
The hero came
He always does
Kills the Dragon
Of dark history
We see the light
At tunnel's end
Forgiven we run
In gratitude and joy
While we can still remember
Saturday 31st March 2018 10:35 am
Also by Hazel ettridge:Smart App | Centenary | Foolishness |
I am coming back home...
To your hands
Your voice speaking so softly
So sweet and kind
To your eyes so wise and deep
Full of memories
The road is long
The lights are out
It’s dark outside
But I am not stopping,
Not looking back
I am, coming back
The journey left its mark on me
Bruised and tainted my heart
Left me lu...
Saturday 31st March 2018 10:18 am
Also by Anya:Cycle of Life | I want more | Shame | The Bluebird | Mirror | Stay | Tommy | Maternal Bond | Guilt | The Greatest Knight | Let’s talk | Judgement Day | A Museum of You | Wait a minute | Convertible way of life | Fairytale Prophecy (not so...) | Someone | We still have time | The Green Eyed Monster | Open it | Moments of life | The Gift | Perfect...? | Lost and found | Money | Growing up | How it started for me | Hesitation | Ha! | God | Addiction | Words |
Come stroll with me
in Endcliffe Woods,
A place for us
beyond the storm,
We'll warm our hearts,
wear muddy boots,
And tumble into
Please walk with me
for endless good
As I revisit
Let's laugh and smile
where nature's blood
Reveals a truth
that nothing daunts.
Saturday 31st March 2018 9:10 am
Also by Chris Bainbridge:Our Time | Above The Town | Fargate | Life | Furnace | The Bride Wore Blue | Surprised |
I can’t be what you want me to be
My appetite for you comes and goes
I try to be what you want
I try to be what you need
But sometimes you are just too much.
My knees go weak when I try to carry you on my shoulders
I let you down becomes a familiar tune to you
I just want you to get better
You need to get better,
Please just be better.
You come in many forms but better doesn’t happen to...
Saturday 31st March 2018 8:35 am
1/8 oz Penny
Lure into a dampen storm
late afternoon notes to explain
briefly play away no matter rain
here comes moment wandering here comes
my spare penny comes into the middle, so sweet
here comes, how you play
play the moment through, i'll explain
afternoon rain dampens lure
play the afternoon rain dampens lure
I'm aware, i wonder if i can a gentle move, silenced rain
Saturday 31st March 2018 3:40 am
Also by Wood:Gull's Words of a Song |
God knows that all men are born equal,
so that must be so, mustn't it?
God obviously could never be wrong.
In singing that particular song
from the same old hymn sheet
we are fine examples of that simple half truth
for why have equal opportunities
to give some a leg up,
bind us to a common goal to be more equal,
if we already are so.
God knows what HE...
Friday 30th March 2018 9:37 pm
Also by ray pool:LONERS | WE WILL A-DOGGING GO | JEMIMA | SEEING THINGS FROM THE OTHER SIDE | NOT NICE TO SEE YOU | DON'T TAKE OUR DOG AWAY | PSYCHO DRAMA | RITUAL | SUNDAY FAMILY MEAL IN THE PUB | THE APPLE MAN |
Theresa May may
but I wouldn't hold your breath
she probably won't
Friday 30th March 2018 8:28 pm
Image: As with all my radio programmes involving poets they are promoted in Facebook events with the logo of 5 Towns Radio and who the guest is. This year I recorded the 5 shows I would be away for and decided to use the logo with an image of Texas to depict where I was at the time of the show.
14.08.17 - 1) I thought the time was right to book next year’s flight
Before the prices got h...
Friday 30th March 2018 7:52 pm
David is looking forward to returning home
to see his friends and family, and just as much
to see the occupants of his bird box.
But I feel that David needs to steel himself
and prepare to face the worst
cos he's in for one or two nasty shocks.
Because whilst a nice family of robins initially moved in
it wasn't long before they saw a money-making opportunity
Friday 30th March 2018 7:37 pm
Also by Brian Maryon:Shadows | The Blazing Row | Yoghurt Pot : The Results | Intercity | Anti-semitism | El Tel | Wet Patch | Nederland 0 - 1 England | Beggars & Buskers | No Swimming | Passport Control | Sudan | Lacking Motivation | Two Only Going to Leiden | On The Estate | mini Beast-from-the-East | Change of Job | The Tabloid Journalist | Shitting in a Yoghurt Pot | Shared Admin Resource | Odd and Odder | No Regalo Para Mi Hijo | Australian Night | Seize The Day (or Carpe Diem if you're posh) | Ronnie's Big Finish | Breakfast at the Hotel Eureka | Pub Quiz | Mum's Exit | Too Bloody Cold |
A Good Friday Poem
by Fred Varden
Why did Jesus have to die?
Why do we feel like we have to cry
and wipe a tear from a guilty eye?
What did Jesus ever do
to deserve the punishment
that He only knew
would come His way
on a specific day
Why do we think we’re the wounded one
when all is said and all is done
How can our problems
with those of He...
Friday 30th March 2018 7:20 pm
Also by Fred Varden:DREAMCAST | Tolls and Goals | International Women’s Day Poem Extract | FLASHPOINT |
Died in a song
got pushed into the ocean
died in a song
sung while rope
kept me to an anchor
died in a song
nothing much before I slumbered
died in a song
all I knew
when I woke I felt much better
Friday 30th March 2018 6:41 pm
Also by Taricia Whitehurst:Puzzle Pieces (If You Think About It) | In Sync | Fantasy Love | Love | Hope and Fear | Keep Me Cold | The Blame | Of the Mind | Want You | Dark's Embrace | Don't Forget | (Tell Me)What I Want to Hear | Circus | Love's Just a Feeling | Let Us Dream, Let Us Reach | Through the Gate | Mixed Feelings | Fear of Dream of Love | Black and Blue |
Briefly or lengthily
Exposed to the ravages
Of natural disasters:
To the ravages of War
One man upon another
Upon women and children
Laying waste all shelter
Friday 30th March 2018 5:45 pm
Also by Cynthia Buell Thomas:Book on Charity Shelf | Rehearsal | The Doctor | Alpha male | Choking | The Dive | Tree | Poets and Poetry | My Mummy Can Do Anything |
Inch by inch,
piece by piece,
kicking down my walls,
you invade my sleep.
1 sheep, 2 sheep,
3 sheep, 4 sheep
hiding dark secrets,
did you forget to keep?
Long sumer nights
but has anything changed?
a sheep is a sheep,
all of you are the same.
pick your favorite part,
take a little more.
You devour what's accessible,...
Friday 30th March 2018 5:06 pm
Squirming your way into my heart
Took up a portion and filled it to the brim
Tears well up in my eyes at just the thought of farewell
The years we spent together
They flew by in a blur
Friday 30th March 2018 9:13 am
Also by ASHLEY ROGERS:BLACK HOLE |
Last winter the bird-box was fixed
a song-birds safe haven on my garden wall
a little bit of love from my hollow heart
that something might visit and call
Five seasons unsung I have waited
five seasons one month and a year
and now with the silence abated
the song-birds fine song I won’t hear
© Wolfgar 3/2018
Friday 30th March 2018 8:09 am
Also by Wolfgar:The Lazarus delusion | Reassuringly confused | Thoughts on hearing from a friend | Where has Mark Zuckerberg gone | The writer | Sun sets | Tourniquet | Please turn off the power | NBC | Haifa Bay | The garden in winter | I left before the end | In The Gardens of The Hebrew University | I come to you with nothing |
What can you say when a dear friend passes away?
That they were good and kind and loved my many?
That they were respected and stood by their beliefs
And are sadly mourned by the ones who weep?
Though we realise this must come to us all
inevitably ~ how hard to accept when death
is so final. When someone you’ve talked to and
done things for has suddenly sto...
Friday 30th March 2018 4:00 am
Also by Frances Macaulay Forde:Before you... |
Times are unfortunate; I come, I go, but when
I need you the most, I know not to hope. At what
point will I resolve this knot. I feel sorrow; I do not
know if you, at all, feel the same. Untidy mess.
Scared and silly. And nasty. What has happened here.
I never thought it would be us. Had I hoped to strongly for this, this time around.
I carry on, no one to know. No one to share, ...
Thursday 29th March 2018 11:04 pm
In a world where its always night
her smile became a sun shining bright
in a world in black and white
she created colors with delight
In a world where there's no reverie
she drew wings on every entity
In a world where there's no direction
she invented steps of happiness and elation
and in a world of nothingness
she made everything she needed and plus...
Thursday 29th March 2018 10:36 pm
Also by racha:tragedies | doors to oblivion | choices | my depression | III of swords | temperance | when i think | explosion |
There’s not a doubt in my mind that I can do the impossible
So if I do without trying it’s not even an obstacle
I break down what’s complex into the simplest patterns
So every step connects like the grid of Manhattan
I know exactly where I’m going and how to get there
I know exactly where I’m growing and where I’m not aware
Not to say I know it all but I’m better than worse...
Thursday 29th March 2018 8:51 pm
Also by Dwayne Dillard:EarthShake | A LIGHT in the dark |
He is the poem I want to write.
The pleasure pain of struggling for words at one am.
Emotions bubbling, White water rushing over pebbled beach
He is my muse
Wind whipped vision at the waters edge standing tall
Smooth sculpted satin.
Watching the retreating tide and soothing my fears-intangible yet real.
Hot on my heels, he is the Hound of Hell
Dream vision in my restless sl...
Thursday 29th March 2018 7:58 pm
Also by Colette Hutley:We Dared | My Words |
We Belong Here
Oh how we fly up away from the earth
A great nice happy feel good joyous rapture
Letting go of the ground's grip to ascend
Up into the blue blue blue where God lives
Along with Mother Nature and her elements
Nothing but beauty exists here in all ways
Ferocious to sublime to indifferent it's all here
Up where the angels live higher than cloud number nine
Thursday 29th March 2018 5:44 pm
Also by NICK ARMBRISTER:Unanswerable | Reasonsonal | iron | rations | plane haiku | Metro Cats |
She not really into me.
Though she wants to live with me.
She only has to sleep with me.
She’s so paranoid I’ll leave.
She still wants me for a toy that screams.
Though she’s not really into me.
She only likes me codependently.
I know she’s not really into me.
I’m just cost effectively adding to her variety.
She only drinks green herbal tea.
Goes after ...
Thursday 29th March 2018 4:42 pm
Also by 220August:Lost on the Tip of the Tongue | There is comfort in the creaking of the stairs | Three Witches Brew | I Run to Your Garden | Crush me with love | The Path of Life | Write me to Right me | Paper Mache’ | I am Fish | Ethereally Here/There | Fairy Tail Feathers | Cry on Moana we could use the rain | An Offering (Proposal) to My Teacher | Staring at the Concept of a Word |
Letter to you,
Words of wisdom,
If I may.
Don’t fall for the irony
That my reflection
Lacks a map of my life.
My beautiful child,
Let me remind you,
That every time you smile,
Every drop of laughter
That you place in this world,
That people do
Amazing things each day.
Now not to di...
Thursday 29th March 2018 3:25 pm
Also by Jara Giner:Imaginary Confrontation | Parts of You | Walls | Unloveable | Band-Aids |
I saw a miniscule black life form ascending my bathroom sink
And I refrained from turning on the tap as its progress made me think.
I even helped it on its way with a piece of handy tissue
To reach to top of its vertical climb since its survival was at issue.
Something about its determined deed seized my rapt attention
And persuaded me to intercede - but I'm sorry to have to mentio...
Thursday 29th March 2018 12:56 pm
Also by M.C. Newberry:IS IT YOU? | LESSONS NEED TO BE LEARNT | KEN DODD | THE AGE OF WORRY | A MEMORY IN SOLITARY | SOME WORDS |
What on Earth, are Words Worth?
Clouded. Lonely. A Wanderer.
Lost in Vast Wonder.
Infinite Love seems a fickle Host.
Dancing wild, wet and naked,
Universe, nuder under moonlight.
She Is. Constant. Change.
Sacred. Natural. Mother. Untainted.
Shimmering cosmic coils cascade spirals,
Encircle stones standing still, rough and fair,
Hewn, coarse, roughly pol...
Thursday 29th March 2018 11:21 am
Also by Jon:Progress Summit | Renaissance |
Through destiny you were made strong
So you could withstand
The perceived pains of transition
To not divide love
To be born in its new
Love holds our purpose
Love brings you from your knees
Love is seen in her eyes
Love resonates through her words
Love brushes the comb through the baby dolls hair
Love is in the picture she drew for ...
Thursday 29th March 2018 6:56 am
my thoughts havent been clean i apologize for my actions in my heads painted a dark blue color sheme in betweens a little bit of you and a lot of me
Thursday 29th March 2018 2:27 am
Also by Youthfullyxx:again and again they leave |
I remember being restrained
Though he never put his hands on me
His gaze froze me in my seat
And he may as well have tied me
Questions flew like spears, hardened and cold
Flew through the air, wild and directionless
Flew right through me
As if I weren’t even there
And catch my heart on their way out
Now I walk like the dead
With feet so heavy they drop to the ground l...
Thursday 29th March 2018 12:47 am
Also by Alexandra Rockwell Lorenz:I Came Here | Mislead Conqueror | Bone Dry Drowning |
Near nearer morning
Around the roses the buzzing
Among stars still twinkling
Time's jaws a lion's kiss-of-death
Tomorrow equal to yesterday
Unless dreamers cede to fog
Unless lovers would love less
Remember summer and winter
Replay their saintly favours
Etching into eternity
Each captive heart's sonnet
Wednesday 28th March 2018 10:32 pm
Also by Adam Whitworth:These Days | Snow In March | Don't Hesitate Til You Know | Kingdoms Without Letters | By The Impenetrable Jungle | Your Poem | Today's Small Beer | Demands On The Single Father | Minister | Crying |
I'm angry you left me.
You missed my graduation.
You weren't there for my biggest heartbreak.
You weren't here for my most agonizing days of high school.
You left me alone to take care of Dad
You're not here to see my years of college.
You never met the boy.
You won't be attending my wedding.
My children will never know you.
You told me you felt like a fa...
Wednesday 28th March 2018 8:33 pm
Also by K:untitled |
something soft fell to the earth that night
still warm from descent, chalk on slate
the sleep abandoned heard the faint hum
the damp leather crack as it hit the island
pulsing, the colour of ripe corn and battery yolks
the smell of june drop fruit and charcoal
from its bowels crawled a single, white fawn
all teeter and stumble, dripped with mucus
from the throat of a child,...
Wednesday 28th March 2018 6:37 pm
Also by Stuart Buck:he must be full by now | tabitha and the lawn |
Catch a cheating star who’s hiding in his pocket tape;
He thought he’d be OK;
He scratched a little scar on the ball you bowl in cricket
To help its flight to swing away.
But TV cameras caught his little con tricks,
To his surprise;
But if your ancestors descend from convicts
You just can’t help but cheat and tell lies.
Catch a cheating star who’s hiding in his pocket tape;...
Wednesday 28th March 2018 4:08 pm
Also by John Coopey:SAMMY SAMMY (SELBY CHARITY BIKE RIDE) | PLUM FACE | THE CARABINER BRACES | NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY | INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S WEEK | THE JIG SAW | TALE FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY |
I had a couple drinks last night, by a couple I mean 5,
But all of them were singles and I steered well clear of wine.
I kept myself hydrated and got to sleep by 12,
So why do I feel like this train is rolling into hell?
I’m sure that if I breathe too deeply the devil will know I’m here,
There’s no immediate or obvious threat but my bodies tense with fear.
Wednesday 28th March 2018 12:41 pm
Also by Sobski:My Best Friend Has Demons | I’ve Bean in Worse Predicaments |
It's not a day for the Diddy Men to weep.
Doddy's only in heaven having a sleep.
The squire's having a rest by Gods side.
Making the angels laugh until they cried.
But something does feel missing from L14
A light gone out, a blank stage and screen.
Now the Liverpool streets, thousands line.
As the 2 horses trot slowly in perfect time.
The early rain and the hail it couldn'...
Wednesday 28th March 2018 11:38 am
Also by Mike Bartram:The Squire of Knotty Ash |
*How I wish he can read this... cause I don't have the guts to tell him personally.
I SMILE every day I pass by your place
I WINK every day I turn my eyes on your direction
I SMACK my lips every day I walk by the road
I HUG every day I'm cold
Satisfying myself though It feels me empty
Reality slaps me every single day of this everyday
You weren't there to notice
Wednesday 28th March 2018 11:07 am
Also by MGS:Hypocrite | YOU | Ultimas Lagrimas |
Crowded, cozy bar
Accidentally on purpos
Just for the contact
The human contact
Wednesday 28th March 2018 2:39 am
They don't tell you that when you start to get older
How hard it will be to let go and try to get sober
That no matter what steps you take you'll never get closure
Guilt, I'm just buried in so much fucking guilt
Like I had something to do with the loss of what we built
6 weeks in and I'm already surrounded by the blood I somehow spilt
I can't move on and it's impossible to fucking let go
Wednesday 28th March 2018 2:05 am
Also by Nick:Myths and Wishful Thinking. | Today. | Momma, I Can't Knock Them Out. |
Crowds of student protesters
Were met with trucks of flowers
The president declared
A national sandwich discount
Your doctor recommends
Several weekends a day
Side effects include
An exhibit at the Tate Gallery
The rebels announced
Their allegiance to open space
The stock market soared
When all shares were given away
The weatherman cried
At the sight of spring
Tuesday 27th March 2018 11:28 pm
Also by Robert C Gaulke:Inappropriate | Thrive | come go nowhere with me | The Codes | Thursdays | Loss Department |