Poetry Blogs (2019)
The old man's head was like the blitz
no trees were left for walking sticks.
He strayed into a burning field where
crops were charred with scanty yield
and saw their space craft scuttle off as
fiercesome fires torched man and crop.
Some said the Martians had come back
but saw the ruins and cleared off but
unashamed the old man wept and silently
away he crept away across ...
Wednesday 16th October 2019 12:04 am
Also by Philipos:THE NUT HATCH | THE NUT HATCH | COMINGS AND GOINGS | BOGGLE EYED | FROM THE BOOK OF CHAUVIN | INNER SELVES |
ring A ring
peppered in blood like
holy water and the haze
our lost communion with n0w
coughs up blood and the earth
Sighs great Schumannic
the great COMS of nature
chant our ages
ring A ring
a torture chamber
conveyed by the five senses
as a Mandelbrot set of suffering
Tuesday 15th October 2019 10:49 pm
A piece of land if cleared
will provide a suitable setting:
a pig's or sheep's bladder leather bound
secured with stitches
can be fashioned into a facsmilie of the globe
made to fly above the ground
or propelled along it
by the agency of human intervention
that will be the intention.
There will soon arise a system of attack
and defence whereby the bladder...
Tuesday 15th October 2019 10:10 pm
Also by ray pool:MASOCHIST | FOR A DEAD PET | TOWER RAVEN | IN MARYLAND | THE DEATH OF WORDS | HOMILLY |
In the sea of Life
Clinging to hope
Yet terror is rife
Can't the gods hear
My fervid cry?
Tuesday 15th October 2019 9:34 pm
Also by Chrystel Roberts:SCHADENFREUDE |
I do not pretend
This complicated construct I
By the cynical miracle of birth
But I suppose
I surmise almost
There is even more to question
With what lies outside the frame
As with all good paintings
I hear you
Loud and clear
This incessant reconsideration
Of social precepts
Is nothing but self...
Tuesday 15th October 2019 9:18 pm
Also by Jeannot:No replay | Simple song |
With the illusion
Sunday,13th October 2019
Never feel afraid
and get laid
with the illusion
that life is nothing but full of confusions
life may show you toughness
and force you to pass-through
the great ordeal
but feel not it real and permanent
the path is open and straight
think it right
to move in the direction
that shall show the real perfe...
Tuesday 15th October 2019 4:40 pm
Also by Hasmukh Mehta: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 |
Cold is the air - still are the trees -
the clouds are streaked with red;
hushed are the birds as dusk descends -
as here you find your bed.
A whirling bird above is shrieking -
the bird of destiny;
of midnight born, with plume as black -
unearthly thing to see.
A pawn you were in unseen quarrels
of vying deities;
this bird tells of what has been spoken -...
Tuesday 15th October 2019 4:34 pm
Also by Chris Laverty:Modern Bards | On Visiting North Devon In October |
I am a battering ram
Undulating forward with a willful lack of grace
Constantly pushing, pulsing
Headlong into an uncertain oblivion
Taking pleasure in the pain
Destroying what once was beautiful
Tuesday 15th October 2019 4:25 pm
As i sit to inscribe my emotions
I wonder where to find the words of perfection
Relating every thought that perturbed and caused turbulence
Inviting the long lost friend to embark the sea of love
Waiting is like a walk along the puzzling maze of forest on fire
Wherefrom the path towards unison is oblivious and diversified
Sniffing the soot and the heat of blazing words
Tuesday 15th October 2019 4:18 pm
Also by Do.RoThY: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 evening was so hot I left the curtains apart
To allow the slightest whisper of air into the bedroom.
As I laid my head upon my pillow
I could clearly see the slender branches
Of two, huge trees on the street,
Creating from my bedside view
An almost perfect circle
Sculpted by their different leaves.
It was lovely.
The clear, grey-blue summer sky
Looked like a ...
Tuesday 15th October 2019 4:08 pm
Also by Cynthia Buell Thomas:Where Do Birds Go When They Die? | An Irish Prayer (author unknown) |
I bought a pair of denims back in ‘63
You couldn’t help but notice they were tight
Better known as drainpipes to you and me
To get ‘em on they put up quite a fight;
They called them “Shrink-to-Fit”s and so us men
Wore them in the bath these proto-types
They cut me near in half around the abdomen
I confess I looked a twat in my pipes.
Salvation was at hand though w...
Tuesday 15th October 2019 3:53 pm
Also by John Coopey:4 * 100 metres | GRETA | SQUEEZING THIGHS | GREAT SHITS I HAVE HAD - CHAPTER ONE | MOVING UP THE QUEUE | ADULTS ONLY |
Small town girl with your voice so low
and your hopes even lower,
you keep on singing just the wrong verse.
Why is it that you never care?
You keep on counting only on false friends.
Why is it that your heart 's so bare?
Small town girl with your history so long
and a record even longer,
huddled in your hoodie.
What is it that you won't see?
With your right arm s...
Tuesday 15th October 2019 2:24 pm
Multiply their suspicions
It all sums up
Tuesday 15th October 2019 2:09 pm
Also by Ruth O'Reilly: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 |
silly and fun
I love you so much
you play with me
I drew you
like you like
it was fun
when you squirted us
with the hose
you scare us at night
with that scary sound
you always tickle us
we run away
made by hand
in a special file
Tuesday 15th October 2019 12:29 pm
Also by d.knape: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 |
At least 80
If I see tomorrow
I shall see the sunrise
The settlements were fragile,
Yet at the same time, strong
A descent into madness –
Resurfacing at Thursday Club
I’m always happy to stop for a hitchhiker
Over the years I’ve had
Elvis Presley and Lord Lucan as passengers
But everyone thinks I’m lying
Slender Man, Enderman, carrying things,...
Tuesday 15th October 2019 10:41 am
Postcards seemed a clumsy way to connect
Big pictures dominating our conversations
Your messages visible to the world
But strangely veiled to me
You wrote vanilla words
Limited by space and the chance that others might read them
Never one for convention
You would number your postcards and send a bunch at once
You scrawled the story of your travels in serial
Unable to hide that your mind s...
Tuesday 15th October 2019 10:40 am
Also by Kate G:Beyond the horizon | One of those days |
And back to the cell
In this strellie stenched community
There's a sense that all is not well
Chemically coshed with citalopram, 20ml
Black mamber, spice or shit faced
Either way there's a dip in the serontine
That needs to be upped and replaced
There's a foreboding sense of mence
Being housed on this cat C dorm
Eighteen months of crime and punishmen...
Tuesday 15th October 2019 9:24 am
Also by Philip Stevens:Staying in | Shouting ! |
Climate Activists – Don't Disrupt Us
(True story. We have shut down our coal-fired power station)
Climate activists here in my city
Are causing disruptions all round
We've already reduced our emissions
We've closed our efficient power supply down
We're paying for the cost of this closure
With outages of power cut at will
Disrupting daily life when this happe...
Tuesday 15th October 2019 8:34 am
Also by Don Matthews: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 met a female
would I say
Tuesday 15th October 2019 2:10 am
Also by Fred Nicholson:Crunches | You hear me? | Some times | Treasure Hunt | Color Matters | make believe love |
I wish she knew from the very start
Which mountain the sun came from
For your eyes can be deceiving in rain
Fountains are rain corralled and I'm tempted
Into sleeping on your neck. A servitude of roses.
In which green bay and the rolling sea spy on me
That's deep, but it aint at all clear. Like seawater,
Lagoons on tropical Islands are lost on me.
Kind of like a fantasy.
I wish you a...
Monday 14th October 2019 11:47 pm
Also by John E Marks: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 |
Does anyone else but me wonder
when they look on Facebook
and see birthday celebrations
for dead aunts, uncles
that no, this cannot be
Because the dead cannot age
take that slap on the back
notch up years or candles on a cake
They're snuffed out, like we will one day be
They're gone forever
Just memories - hopefully good ...
Monday 14th October 2019 8:27 pm
He swallowed the matter
Now the matter’s screaming
Bent over double
His insides cry
Like any other
Louder at times
With the stench of sulfur
To get the full picture
We go to private places
What goes in what comes out
Says more about our existence
Than what we believe
What we preach
What we do how does it
Connect to what we think
Doubled over fac...
Monday 14th October 2019 8:09 pm
Also by Robert C Gaulke:warning: poetry spam | bathroom pass |
Who creates and who destroys?
The sun in the day,
The weeds in the garden,
The wind breezing between the flowers,
The friend and the foe,
For these are heaven and hell,
How I hold these in my bosom,
How I desire to be free from my sins,
How I desire to hold anger towards my foe,
How I wish to blame others for my faults.
Then the sweet voice whispers,
Monday 14th October 2019 7:34 pm
Desert Poem #1
Where are you now son?
Lost Horse Canyon
With the poets-an odd bunch
They try to wrangle the desert's beauty with their lassos
made of words
It always eludes them
Desert Poem #2
Sister Silver Cholla
Sleeping through the hard times
The desert kisses her every morning
But she only wakes up
When his breath smells like rai...
Monday 14th October 2019 7:31 pm
Also by Michael Triandafils:Sharpei Skin | Dear Fundamentalist Friend | Song Production | Bottle | The Ballad of Pablos Juan | To The Subject of Every Photo Taken Before 1900 |
For fucks sake
I think I'm brilliant.
Or else I think
I'm a nasty piece of work.
Like an uncouth
That isn't worth a cent.
Monday 14th October 2019 6:47 pm
Also by Andromeda Bloom:Incomprehensible | In a world full of people |
That day you said you couldn't stay
You told me love would make me pay
Now I remember every day
With love slip-slidin' away
I did my best - the best I could
Without much rest - you knew I would
But nothing worked - nothing came good
And love went slip-slidin' away
Together I thought we had it made
But day turns to night and all things fade
Just like the sun ...
Monday 14th October 2019 3:03 pm
Also by M.C. Newberry:POOR OLD LONDON | IF YOU MUST | MIND THE GENERATION GAP | VISION | NATIONAL POETRY DAY | NO OTHER WAY |
Here doctor, here we all are,
the lonely hearts of Blighty.
Hunched up in your waiting rooms.
Confused, broken and flighty.
We all scream
Big Pharma they are all shouting,
that we haven’t got enough.
They’ll dishing out chemical kisses,
and these tablets are the love.
We all scream...
Monday 14th October 2019 3:00 pm
Also by Ralph Dartford:December 26th (after Vasko Popa) |
Bind me with your chains,
You control the beast tonight,
You are all there is,
All that now remains,
And I'll let you feast tonight,
I am here to please,
Tight against my skin,
Pull your bindings oh so tight,
Don't let me get free,
Guide our pleasure in,
You are in control tonight,
That's how it should be,
Slap my guilty skin,
Bound by col...
Monday 14th October 2019 2:37 pm
Also by Jason Bayliss:The Lionsheart | Start With An Apology | Mondays Demon | A Dark Seed | Hallows Harbinger | Broken |
We used to laugh, during faraway conversations, about travelling commonly-named streets, if only to feel closer to one another. From my Olive to your Olive, my Ridge to your Ridge, as if traversing one road is all it takes to close distances.
But in the margins of my life, I watch San Francisco sunsets become shrouded by shadows of thick Summer fog, blanketing the sky in an endless gray. Often ...
Monday 14th October 2019 1:41 pm
Also by Emilia Callahan:Untitled (variations on coffee series) |
a day of dreams and hopes
a day of losing and finding
I overslept. I missed the coach.
This was one match I had to watch,
it was long odds that Leyton Orient
would ever grace Maine Road again.
Maybe we’d scrape a miracle win -
I bought a Manchester...
Monday 14th October 2019 10:26 am
Also by Rick:Five Walls at the Hatton with Kate (significantly revised) |
Democracy as we understand it is right the business in a well-regulated society and high taxation, which Gives the state income to finance roads and Help the poor. A free for all capitalism is bad for all, It ruins a country and there as endemic corruption. A well paid organized and trained workforce is a must because without it, we face strife and revolution.
Many business peop...
Monday 14th October 2019 7:07 am
Also by jan oskar hansen: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 |
We are biting the hand that feeds
our own unmedicated self
all is lost
tamed with little shots
haldol on the rocks
you snore in locked padded rooms
staring at the ceiling like sunspot patterns
Okinawa paper lanterns
all the pretty colors come back
acid flashback backcrack anti aircraft point blank execution
Monday 14th October 2019 3:59 am
Also by Patrick Kennon:Sleeping in the rain |
Boris was looking for a new place to work
Long term unemployment was beginning to lurk.
But an opportunity arose in the town he did live,
Two good references to the council he did give.
He secured the job of litter warden at the park.
It was an early start,Boris was up with the lark.
"What training do I get,I don't want to do anything wrong?"
"None,"said his new boss"You'...
Sunday 13th October 2019 10:36 pm
Also by hugh: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 |
The idea – to float quietly down the Danube, to
tip into the Black Sea and back again – was on its face
a good one, although quiet contemplation proved not to be
the dominant mood for the whole shebang, what with
so much out there, back there, over there, so many
holes hammering into the softer spots of my skull to produce
a yet more porous pot that just cannot serve...
Sunday 13th October 2019 8:15 pm
Who will be there,
Asks the elderly lady,
The one with crevices in her skin
And the sad haunted eyes.
Who will be there when all these antique people have died ?
When age and time has taken every witness.
The Princes who visit,
They're heady on the atmosphere,
Standing by a grave,
In the fullness of the solemn gales,
Treading on the ground where it all happened, for ...
Sunday 13th October 2019 6:49 pm
And so it begins. Or ends
The seasons change and as
September dies lies forgotten
Like Summer, Autumn October
Rears. Not misty mellow fruitfullness
With rusty leaf colour bright splashing
Hedgerow and tree russet yellow brown,
Mists that turn to rain and wind and heavy
Rain splashing in the track ruts and puddles
Around the farm; every field soggy with all the...
Sunday 13th October 2019 3:08 pm
Also by Chris Armstrong:Dark Lullaby | The Sterling Castle, 1703 |
it is with a morose gratitude
that I am to dispense justice
like a drug
at the hurlish demands
of screeching bicuspids
unaware of the lurch :
the shuffle of their own cloven hooves
at the trough of the damned
eager to eat the softened bones
of your own impunity
a toast raised as a scythe falls
and another trauma is passed
like blood thru...
Sunday 13th October 2019 2:12 pm
A drive away there's various places
full of fat people filling their faces
with things they don't need
not because of greed
but just because it's there
and they've nothing else to do
so they eat cake and drink tea
at least it's better than daytime TV
Sunday 13th October 2019 12:50 pm
Also by Brian Maryon:Death of a Drummer | I Love Her |
the barrage flew
viperous words striking
straight from the point -
expected words lie stricken
choking back all retort
Sunday 13th October 2019 12:44 pm
Also by DESMOND CHILDS:hues | crucible | sun and moon | incessant |
Sunday 13th October 2019 11:45 am
In the distance,
I see you with blinding hope,
Not knowing if you are a mirage,
Or if I will ever reach you.
Amongst the darkness,
I keep walking towards you,
A flickering light calling my name,
The promise of a silver lining.
Sunday 13th October 2019 8:52 am
Like cats and dogs
In the rain.
The storm outside
Seems to end
and the storm
Sunday 13th October 2019 2:21 am
I had a dream.
A dream of
what death would be.
— the scariest thing.
Then I realized,
that would be the moment;
the most beautiful moment.
Given unto you,
what you’ve always
— His voice.
that your cries will be deafening
as you re-enter the world.
Reduced to what you once were,
Sunday 13th October 2019 1:19 am
Also by Chaz Allen:Emotion | Discovery | Deus | Destiny |
The worst thing I can say
Is I hate walking by your house
I have to go by there to go anywhere
So ripped my heart out
You're the reason I'll never find love
I'm so sorry for blaming you
I clearly still love you
So it has to be you
So tell me to go fuck off
Like every word isn't already stuck in my head
I guess I'll let another person down
Realized I still wasn't over you
So Miss Ca...
Saturday 12th October 2019 8:21 pm
Long distance truck driver, a strange encounter - - - now he fights for his life
She stands motionless waiting
a lone hitch hiker
Observed nervous awkward manner
Where are you going?
Hospital bed, inquisitive nurse asks
Where were you going?
Falling into deep trance
body paralyzed, room lights up
Mystic fiqure looming above
unsettled spirit beckoni...
Saturday 12th October 2019 3:01 pm
Also by Nigel Astell:Halfway There |
hour by marching hour
time has all eventualities in its tread
a progression that brings down the walls of every life
linked, we are inescapable companions
our final destinations the same
an awaiting rewarding price
of nothing for the cost of having lived
the thoughts of such payments
sink into my mind like a stone
impossible to put aside consideration...
Saturday 12th October 2019 11:32 am
Also by Rose Casserley:all the reparations you will ever need | abandoned declination of a stately house and gardens | ' real ' out of mind experience | child's death in black and white | subterraneously shuffling | eviction | and it didn't get any better | of a snuffing out | Fox and THEY | prima in waiting |
Leaves from the fall,
Drifting to the side of my heart.
The rocking motion sends shivers,
Open up the world.
Hearts of gallor,
Crunching in the water,
A blue stream that moves toward winter.
To feel open and vulnerable,
To feel free,
The air breaths nicely in the brisk of morning.
I sit leisurely on a chair,
Rocking against the grain,
On this cold autumn night.
Saturday 12th October 2019 8:48 am
Also by Adrian Metcalf:Criss cross patches | Is it real? |
its tail around my neck
its name is
Saturday 12th October 2019 8:16 am
Also by Marina T:Sinner |
Willpower and discipline,
have long been two of the
most despised words in the
english language to me.
What character flaw prevents
the willpower and discipline
necessary to be the person
I imagine myself capable of being?
A half-lived life is heartbreaking.
There is no acceptable excuse,
not age or disability.
Even people with no limbs
live empowered lives
built on willp...
Saturday 12th October 2019 3:29 am
Also by Vautaw:Abandoned | Betrayed | Moments |
I've spent days and weeks angry at the world
Cross that people are carrying on
While I am trapped in this never ending cycle of grief
I have been in a bubble
All consuming, encompassing
Hard to escape
Until one blog post made me realise
Other people have problems too
Other families are having to deal with grief too
Some more devastating then I can even imagine
Friday 11th October 2019 10:12 pm
Also by Ashleigh Davies:Your House | Memory Box | Funeral | Emotions | Chair |