Poetry Blogs (2019)
The pressure pushes down
On the children
They respond by
Creating a future
We’ll never understand
And whether we help them
Or hurt them it’ll make no difference
As it won’t be a world
We’ll be welcome in
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 2:40 am
Also by Robert C Gaulke:monday, what happened? | Needless To Say | Me(me) | get away from the mess | The art of flim | #2 | Your cheatin’ heart | It stinks | warning: poetry spam | bathroom pass |
Opportunities to the left and right
Not a single talent or desire in sight
Sitting inside lettin out a sigh
Running out of time
What's the meaning of this life
Who was I meant to be?
Who do I yearn to be?
Not a single answer in my mind
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 1:57 am
What's in it for me?
me me me
If I don't care for me
me me me
me me me
others make a difference
feel the difference in a word
me us me me me us
When you feel it
you now know the power.
What's in it for us?
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 1:10 am
Also by Fred Nicholson:Spirit BackPack | the Visitor | "Hey Woman" | Crunches | You hear me? | Some times | Treasure Hunt | Color Matters | make believe love |
Today is not a good day
Today affirmations do not affirm me
Meditation is not mindful
Breath is not counted
Thoughts are not observed and gently let go
Today I am holding on to pain though
Misery is not strength and
I am not strong
Today doubt is king
Insights are blind
Today is not a good day
There is blood on the window
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 12:32 am
Also by Adam Rabinowitz:The Sound of Dreams | The Visit | Small Change | Fall |
Dripping into what passes for daylight
In these northern climes
The moon fades, wind and rain shower,
Trees sway, on this formless holiday
Light, such as it is, tucks away dream,
Children - washed, tired, pale -
Know it's halloween
I know it well:
Tired ghosts forget to rise again,
Witches stagger into work
As all their magic fades away.
Clogged motors roar
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 10:07 pm
Also by John E Marks:Enmeshed | Janissary | Mem û Zîn: brothers-in-arms | Fire fly | In the silence of the Kurds | Translating the rain | Season of mists | Yezedi - 2014-2019 | What have you done? | Slash and Burn - extinction rebellion | A grain of sand | David | Love in a police state | Whining poetry | Fossil sonnet | Tuesday 4th August 1914 | A turbulence of dalliance |
Statuesque, on a pedestal, the one goddess Beauty
released your heart -like a leaf from a tree-
to voodoo dolls dancing in the foreground.
Released your heart -and your dream was a nightmare-
to pieces of silver you will have to eat,
and the lonely miles and miles, combusting.
How the eons speed for the one goddess Beauty.
It is that your heart may return.
Gaudy plates loaded and...
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 8:52 pm
Also by Adam Whitworth:Bus Stop Buddha | Crow and I | Make The Blues News | These Islanders | In The Mansions Of Memory | The Millionth Existentialist Pome | Yours Sincerely | A Poem |
the eyes seek
the strong dark coffee
gathering lights reflection
a world into a world
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 8:37 pm
Also by DESMOND CHILDS:litany | barrage | hues | crucible | sun and moon | incessant |
We cannot end the nightmare
only explain it.
Cruelty permeates benath the societal fabric,
As it rises to the top like curdled cream.
It oozezs through
and overtakes the unsuspecting.
Spreading from host to host like a cruel fungus.
Twisting and morphing.
Until we succumb to the sweet vitriol.
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 7:58 pm
Also by David Karban:Scars | Anarcho-Haiku | Cleveland Cold | We Had a Big Argument Because of Continuing Problems Related to My Mental Illness and I Did Not Have Time to Take a Shower, I Love You and I am Sorry | Capricorn |
Troubled times indeed.
Polluted skies.... contaminated seas.
A revolutionary people cry aloud.
Desperate for change.... always passionate.
Begging for some resistance to corporate greed.
Unfortunately, big business is burning the last seed.
A world full of corruption
Struggling to act with any kind of morality.
Consuming everything everywhere in sight.
Nature dies under the cover of t...
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 6:47 pm
Also by Robert holyland:Not meant to be ? | Redemption | In a City. | Seventeen steps | Goodbyes. | Disease pleas |
On hearing a story about 'Auto-Brewery Syndrome ( ABS) I was inspired to write my first Limerick!
There once lived
An incontinent monk
He never drinks
He gets drunk
To squeeze out
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 5:11 pm
Also by Ruth O'Reilly:Winter knows | Cold calling | Dumb and dumber | Do it anyway | Astral Travelling | Horses For Courses | Blank Canvas | First Impressions | Calculations | Thinking | In short supply | Model Words | Be Yourself | A Taste Of Romance | Gaming Addiction | Birthday Flowers | Gloomy Monday | Halloween Hiring | Armchair Travels | Brexit psychosis | Let's do this thing ( what is it again?) | What will we talk about after Brexit? | Invincible |
Each invitation specifies
a ghostly tale
must be read
Spiritual present felt
unnatural room temperature
candle light flickers
Eyes continuously blink
silence cuts deep
before I speak - - -
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 3:22 pm
Also by Nigel Astell:The Betting Slip | Nothing is what it seems | Halfway There |
I'm walking down a Manchester street,
A man with a blanket and a bucket I do meet.
The bucket is full of loose change,
He lifts up the bucket outside the Range.
He shouts out ,"Spare change ,"in front of me,
I grabbed a handful and went to Greggs for my tea.
To return the favour I bought him an alsatian,
Much more money in his bucket ,quite a sensation.
His base was to...
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 3:17 pm
Also by hugh:Once upon a time there were three nuns | Honest house sale and maybe hope for a community. | House purchase a risky step | A rubbish job for Boris | We love Manchester | World mental health day,10th October | Blackpool insemination plan | A hair raising question | One! Two! Three! Four ! | Domestic abuse | Skinny dipping | A tree branches out | The Smellyphant |
Ironic perhaps that this world unravels
In line with humanity's extended travels.
Better perhaps to stay at home
And resist the urge to "up and roam".
The television - now twenty four hours global
Brings the world to us and it seems ignoble...
Ungrateful even to pack up and go
To places our TV screens will show;
Why add a carbon footprint to all the rest
For distant plac...
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 2:40 pm
Also by M.C. Newberry:LOVE SLIP-SLIDIN' AWAY = theme for a song lyric | POOR OLD LONDON | IF YOU MUST | MIND THE GENERATION GAP | VISION | NATIONAL POETRY DAY | NO OTHER WAY |
For my friend, Don Matthews. Thank you for the challenge of transforming "gobbledygook" into meaningful poetry.
mai mai dah nyuh nyah ah eh
gee doh ooh ooh noo may
dah dah yoo may roy danh
my little one -
still learning to speak,
articulate rhythmic poetry
from your tiny voice,
soft yet profound.
I hear you -
consonants and v...
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 1:46 pm
Also by Emilia Callahan:Untitled (cold water) | Olive | Untitled (variations on coffee series) |
MEN DON'T READ INSTRUCTIONS
in fact men
barely read at all
why deal with all those complications
it's easier to wing it
and hope for the best
that's why you have unicycles
they were supposed to be bicycles but
a man didn't read the instructions
when it comes to medication
men seldom read the directions
they just swallow hard
they figure if it says one pill...
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 1:28 pm
Also by d.knape:Do Not Go Gentle If You Dislike | Hard Saddle, Hard Life | Unassisted Living | Mexico Moon | Homemade Cards | Blue Sky | The Commission For Less Education | Sad Returns | Encouragement | A Lighthearted Poem | Lettter To A Cousin | Dishplay | Sage Advice | Hate On Trial | Sent From Typewriter | Last Car | Intelligence Briefing | Big Toe | Cold Front |
Time when you convince yourself
that you are in a blissful ignorance
Only deepens the unconscious
The desire to be someone better
To be somewhere else
The mediocrity of a given situation
Leaves you in a bind
Where the only solitude
You can find is desolation
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 12:36 pm
Subtly hacking its social fabric
To dismantle ancient Ethiopia
Its enemies and opportunists
Come up with this and that trick
That aims at dislodging
Time goes on tick,tick,tick
The problem reaches on its peak
Many harbor fear
They may lose
Their country Ethiopia
They hold dear
When it is left with
A declared last chance
Displays Ethiopia resilience.
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 11:55 am
Also by Alem Hailu G/Kristos:Poli(trik)ians |
Waking to see autumn's lustre
lit on my beech
rust leaves gilt glowing
red gold bathed by
a rising sun's first grasp
Turning to see gold amber cirrus
low light the east -
beneath a darker grey purple
that golden gleam of
So my sad grey purple dreams
their dark ghosts disconnect ...
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 11:54 am
Also by Chris Armstrong:Autumn Rain | Dark Lullaby | The Sterling Castle, 1703 |
The foreign bird
I knew him well trying to blend in
Speaking the language too flawlessly
So, the embarrassment when he
On occasions, got it wrong.
It was not his mother tongue so
His speech was too slow and learned.
Made the language into disharmony
In a country where people speak
The tongue with a certain insouciance.
He, although people are polite, hasn’t
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 11:01 am
Also by jan oskar hansen:the bloddy brexit | the war | unwanted guests | consensus | what happened | waiting for surgery | the acceptance | aq tired day | sic transit gloria | FORTITUDE | I remember | when old sailors go | auttumnal reflection | the Obama precidency | ghosts |
One lone leaf on a tree
An our ago there were three
A strong Autumn wind flew by
Carrying one of the leaves into the sky
Soon after that another breeze blew
And carried another leaf away too
Now there's one and only one
Quite soon now it's time will come
To be carried away with a cool fall breeze
And be burried in snow in a frosty freeze
As it sits it's time grows sh...
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 10:50 am
Also by Lisa C Bassignani:I Fell Today | TRUTH |
My Second Adventure Into New-Age Poetry
(I have posed important questions we all need to ponder in this day of hither-thither rush.
Read and be blessed)
You and I are travellers of the multiverse.
The goal of sub-atomic particles is to plant the seeds of passion rather than greed. Today, science tells us that the essence of nature is energy.
The cosmos is calling to you v...
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 6:40 am
Also by Don Matthews:I am a SORTA Poet | Why Is He Posting So Early? | A Bold Red | Intention | I Miss My Corner Grocery Shop | Edna (Stavely Makepeace 1970) | Climate Activists – Don't Disrupt Us | Thalia and I | You Must Believe the Bible Son | Moonwalk Oops | Sitting Reading Paper (not another Brexit poem Don? Surely?) | Willy-Nilly : Words of Wisdom | Floccipaucinihilipilification | Climate Hysteria is Spreading – Helped Along by Eco-Messiah Greta Thunberg | Idle Chit Chat from a Walkabout Mind | Announcement to Parents by Chairman WOL Kiddie Kindergarten | Haiku – White Screen | Headachey Makey | The Poet and The Politician | Waymo, Skippy and Driverless Car Week | Explains My Person |
I don't drink much
Buy when I do
I find honesty is easy to do
I realize people
Don't think much of me
Because I've chosen
To live my life fiddle dee dee
I'm no achiever
I'm just rot on a log
And I'm okay
Cuz I'm happy mostly
But when I'm not
It's cuz the eyes have bored
Into my skin
Usually thick with stones
So what can I say
Right now my blood sat...
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 6:21 am
Also by Collin Pulmano:Self Discovery With What the Dolphins Lost - Reject Entry | Everything Will Be Alright | October |
Nasaktan ka kasi ganon ka niya pinasaya.Nasaktan ka kasi umaasa ka na babalikan kapa niya.Nasaktan ka kasi minahal mo siya nang subra.Na aalala mo paba nung sinabi mo na ako lang sapat na.Na aalala mo paba nung panahon na ako pang ang nang jan para pasayahin ka.Umaasa ako kasi akala ko na nang jan kapa.Pangalawang sakit nang puso ko ay yung napaka daming tao sa mundo hito parin ako naiiwang mag is...
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 3:37 am
You fell out the kicked window
What did that look like?
You jumped out the pushed window
What did that feel like?
You leapt from the punched window
Killing the monkeys in the lab must have upset you huh?
Didn't you learn that first you have to kill your feelings?
You big sissy.
Wait, you sailed out the manhandled window?
Can we take this step by step please?...
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 3:16 am
Also by Michael Triandafils:Two Desert Poems | Sharpei Skin | Dear Fundamentalist Friend | Song Production | Bottle | The Ballad of Pablos Juan | To The Subject of Every Photo Taken Before 1900 |
I am myself in how I act and react yet...
I'm too cold
I'm too much
I'm too direct
I'm too aloof
I'm too needy
Which is it?
Whatever it may be, it's not important how you see me any more.
If I was important to you, you would take me whatever I may be.
I am just being myself
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 12:42 am
2am is haunting
It’s terrible and frightening and daunting
I lay here wondering, pleading, begging crying hoping and eventually ... defeating
Backwards and forwards about where our love is
It used to be so bright I could barley see anything else
It used to light up cities and sky’s
Now I’m desperately running my hand across the bare floorboards, sobbing and praying to find ...
Monday 21st October 2019 10:12 pm
Also by Charlotte Bergman:Gave enough |
When I join in you become serious.
Why aren’t you laughing anymore?
How can you see lust
in my eyes when it’s your clothes on the floor?
Dude youre delirious: it is just,
of your abyss and your obsession.
Why are those words suddenly dirty?
It’s not a joke coming from me?
Being polite is an open invite.
It’s a verbal contract;
by being flirty
Monday 21st October 2019 8:32 pm
A Collage of Autumn
A silent thunder of darkened clouds approach
light is diminished into a perpetual shadow of gloom
Sinister cohorts of ghosts dart about in macabre dance
the drums of the damned fill the air with stark foreboding
The obscure memories of past years appear from the sepulchres of time
a barely noticed cenotaph assumes a different identity
War is never...
Monday 21st October 2019 5:27 pm
Also by keith jeffries:A Reason | One of Many | You´re Living in the Past | Nan´s Kitchen | Loathing | Bigger and Better Bombs | In Love | No Frontiers | History in Denial |
I will begin by pointing out that this is not intended to be a partisan political statement, to offend or attack anyone in particular. I write and express what I feel and observe, as a simple citizen. I intend to declare my pain and astonishment seeing that my country is being systematically destroyed and its people humiliated and decimated. In the last 2 years nearly 4 million have emigrated, not...
Monday 21st October 2019 5:19 pm
Also by Noris Roberts:My tears | I felt like a woman | Only 10% |
It means praiseworthy his name
here to change things
Hes changing the game
Walks round clueless but alive and awake
So very awake
So awake so he wakes up the cockerel
Alarm clock to a wake up call
I see it all
Stronger by the day..no day wasted
Not now is he wasted
Like was back then
But even then God controlled it
He gave him a story
and Anthony told it
The jealous ones so...
Monday 21st October 2019 4:08 pm
The mind unpredictable
Thoughts generated instantly
Never the same
crosses the brain
Over the bridges of emotions
Soaring high to success,
falling down to failures
Each thought has its own value
When repeated words echos on
Decisions and actions bang on
Gravity of situation
Dealing with perfection
Each brings with it,
it's own reflec...
Monday 21st October 2019 12:40 pm
Also by Do.RoThY:I ain't me! | (untitled) | Goodbye!!!! | Thousand dreams!! | Day dreaming!! | Waiting still!!! | Wayward thoughts!! | Tears!! | Doctors' on call?? | 📻⌚⏳ | Either-OR!!!!!!!!! | My loving pain!! | Smiling and happy always!! | I ain't a poet!!!! | A tale of tide!!!! | I 💖 U | 😮💭💭💭 | I would!! |
The silence stuns the sound,
points its finger at the hand
that feeds and drips
the poison into the breast
of the woman tightly
clasping the new-born baby
that no-one wants to own.
Turning our heads away
from the frightful and unsightly,
afraid to cross the threshold
into the fresh bold life
that could change our vision,
open our minds,
lead us into genesis.
Monday 21st October 2019 10:55 am
Also by Jon Stainsby:A wind blowing through a life | Nude descending a staircase |
I didn't know how to live
Stuck in a continuous cycle
Being my own worst captive
The devil had a hold, i couldn't break free
The devil was in control
And that's when you decided to leave me
I sat and shot and shot some more
I didn't know what to do, didnt know how to stop
Then i woke up and realized it wasn't a dream
I had lost the man who ever meant something to me
Monday 21st October 2019 1:17 am
Also by Stacy Eskin:Let go | Lost |
I just met the most perfect girl
So I'm going to push her away
Before I can ruin her life
Please hate me at the end
The alcohol speaks louder than you
Scream at me and tell me I need help
I'm fine choking on the alcohol now
So dose this acid rain hurt?
I'm acid tripping.
Please don't come around
If I'm on the ground
Cutting at the skin until it bleed
I know this isn't what I nee...
Monday 21st October 2019 12:01 am
Also by Damon Blackery:Depression | Everything | Miss Castle |
The evening sun scorches the shade.
The trees, in their glade, are forced to choose;
Stand tall and brave - or turn to crave
the cool safety of the dusk.
Like soldiers from another age, they are proud and tall,
Defenders of nature with their all.
Their bark tells the story, of seasons full of change.
Frost. Ice. Mud. Heat. Few, then a lot... of peoples feet.
Sunday 20th October 2019 9:57 pm
and upon the touching
smiled a wanton look
dressing your skin
she pressed against your
skin in a gentle grip
her shaping my thoughts
and pressing tales
of soft request
tasted the very liquor
of her response;
of that same wet skin
while adorning its
Words and foto T Carroll
Sunday 20th October 2019 9:34 pm
Also by Tommy Carroll:Ki |
Though they vow to be pure
and refrain from temptations
The nuns of St Joan's
know the sins of the flesh;
Their friendships with men
are much more than flirtations
And that's why their nunnery
has its own crèche.
Sunday 20th October 2019 9:25 pm
Also by branwell kent:Another Daydream | Madam, My Card |
(A re-post from some years ago and one which owes a debt to Dave Bradley who referenced something like this in a Discussion thread. I have chopped it into little lines for the purists among you. Personally, I see it as prose).
The Dream-Spinner held aloft his prize.
The vanquished fled from the yurt.
Cheku growled his disdain.
Three times Cheku had held aloft
The sacred ...
Sunday 20th October 2019 9:16 pm
Also by John Coopey:I DREAMT YOU WERE LITTLE AGAIN | I LOOKED A TWAT | 4 * 100 metres | GRETA | SQUEEZING THIGHS | GREAT SHITS I HAVE HAD - CHAPTER ONE | MOVING UP THE QUEUE | ADULTS ONLY |
a final version - my comments regarding this pome are in the 'comments' below
Newcastle, Ice Cream, Coffee, Culture and Katie
Sitting in the ‘Shoe Tree’ cafe,
enjoying a cappuccino.
At my table, not beautiful,
but oozing style and character
sat a striking woman, reading.
I grinned at her soya moustache.
She took out a tissue, wiped clean,
Sunday 20th October 2019 7:31 pm
Also by Rick:Miller's Dale (after Adelstrop) | Five Walls at the Hatton with Kate (significantly revised) |
A fiery clown has come down
Over forests, lanes and towns.
No trumpets blown, no drums rolled,
Out of the morning mists he strolled.
Yello! Yello! It's party-time!,
He smiled. His reds and golds he sprayed around.
And God's whole house was swathed with hues untold.
All about the orange glowed, crimson leaves displayed.
The ceiling now was light with blue....
Sunday 20th October 2019 7:15 pm
and lazy days
Of azure blue
the beat of wings
and the flutter of a dream,
Take a breath
and remember this moment
To warm you in the coldest of days
Return to this moment
Again and again
Sunday 20th October 2019 6:30 pm
Should the barque of us go adrift
Let us berth to the harbor of us, my dear
Though the times and tides may shift
the miles marked together-a bridge to pier.
And if you’re too weary to climb ashore
I myself shall come and meet you at sea-
-be an island for you…Be a buoy for me!
Thus now and always and forevermore.
And if the flax ties that bind us come undone and loose
Sunday 20th October 2019 4:39 pm
Also by Mae Foreman:Player |
The gray clouds moved in
All colours fainted away
Everything now black and white, no just black
I can’t breathe can’t think
Somehow can still grasp
The true meaning of misery
I can’t smell can’t feel
Somehow can still sense
The wind of despair
A man’s cold
Sunday 20th October 2019 3:49 pm
Also by Jeannot:Park bench contemplation | War and peace | Reaching out | Deconstruction | No replay | Simple song |
A special somebody
To illume your days
And embellish your life
In a myriad of ways.
In a throng universal
Someone chose YOU
To stand with, on summits
And in valleys too.
In times solitary
Never truly alone
For their heart synchronizes
The beat of your own.
With cosmic narcissism
Indeed, it is rare
To love and be loved:
What can compare?...
Sunday 20th October 2019 3:43 pm
Also by Chrystel Roberts:A Wilted Lily | Note to self | Stormy Weather | SCHADENFREUDE |
What rhymes with bucket
is my thought for the day,
no prizes i'm afraid
but don't go away,
There may be other challenges
who can say.
fuck it, i've said it anyway.
Sunday 20th October 2019 3:25 pm
Also by ray pool:ROUNDELAY | A SOOTHSAYER PREDICTS BALL GAMES | MASOCHIST | FOR A DEAD PET | TOWER RAVEN | IN MARYLAND | THE DEATH OF WORDS | HOMILLY |
Each of us is born magician,
but we should know how to
use our magic wand-------- Sania Zakir
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Never under-estimate human brings
they are committed to bring
the miracles on the earth
for all of us to know the secrets and take easy breath
Human beings were never helpless
but kept t...
Sunday 20th October 2019 1:58 pm
Also by Hasmukh Mehta:Wedded to non-violence | Joy of life | Seek My Shelter | Passage of time | Free passage | With innocence | Make no secret | Make no secret | Lot more to feel | I am the ... | With the illusion | Let us thank God | Love & deception | Hidden mother | Pink flower | Fame & Glory | Any religion here | Combination of three | My brave man | Let love flow | Fall out of democracy | Love may become | Deserted act | No fun | Receive when it comes | Our footprints | Honest approach | Cherish the memory | In the china world poetry festival | Nature is for us here | Poem-real thought | Sanctity of love | Real inspirator | Life is strength | Befitting an occasion | BEYOND THE VISION | Life in all ages | What else here ! | Never feel | Read between lines | Human brethren |
There's testosterone in the air tonight
My teenage son is spoiling for a fight
He relentlessly practices with his fists
Goading me and poking me, he never quits
In socks or trainers he measures up
The endless tale of the old dog and the young pup
With youth and vigour, optimism and cheek
He probes my guard telling me I'm fat and weak
And when we struggle and grip
When my back aches and my...
Sunday 20th October 2019 10:15 am
Also by Peter Ridgway:Stiletto | The beast | Hide | Communication |
Finally it comes
In waves of pill wrecked anxiety
I try to see another path
An alterior motive
So we've tried to dig deep
But the water is draining from the lake
And the fire is burning on her surface
Sunday 20th October 2019 6:58 am
Also by Patrick Kennon:Acirema Tales | Sleeping in the rain |
We’ve a chemical romance, we’ve got chemistry
We have covalent bonds that attract you and me
Our shared electron pairs formed a lasting attraction
We’re drawn to each other, a combination reaction
Our chemical elements were destined to bind
My yin and your yang complete and defined
When I’m in your embrace its Oxytocin heaven
You’re sweeter than Carbon12, H...
Sunday 20th October 2019 1:30 am
Also by John McDonough:Love Me Tinder Love Me Do ... Looking For Love In The Modern Age |
Born of the devil’s kiss, an aching in her soul
her skin not clear but exquisitely marked
For the devil liked her very much – did he
Showering her, blanketing her from head to toe with hot, desiring kisses
The kiss of life, the kiss of death
Leaving small, charcoal evidences behind wherever he touched
Like tiny bruises that went deeper than they appeared
for they looked...
Sunday 20th October 2019 12:57 am