Poetry Blogs (2019)
Delicate. Intricate and beautiful.
Only a gentle breeze needed to disperse scent.
Limitless. Awe inspiring.
For love for hope.
In birth ....toward death.
A gesture of care.
To speak when there are no words.
A lovers hope that sorry is enough.
Colours that spin and twist.
On hazy, lazy summer days.
Perfection in completi...
Sunday 22nd September 2019 8:23 am
Also by Harvey202020:Mind bending | Horror | Frontiers | Sink | Fast Forward | New grass |
Do You Post Your Child's Photo on Social Media?
Parents who social media their child's photos
Could be infringing their child's human rights
Affecting their safety and ability
For job opportunities being bright
The UN is currently reviewing
It's Convention of Rights of the Child
Where does it lie in the digital age
(Australia's been a signatory for a while)
Sunday 22nd September 2019 7:25 am
Also by Don Matthews:Plastic Plastic | Yes Mr Trump | Shit! the Board are after me | Appalling | But Am I Crazy ? | Winston Where Have They Taken It ? | WOL Muse Bus Tour and Thalia (thankyou Philipos) | Banning Plastics | Where Are You My Publisher? | Our Master is a Slave Driver | Joni Mitchell 1969 | Mugabe's Dead | Wanna, Gonna, Sorta, Wot ? | If | Poet in Training 2017 | I Just Don't Get It? 1 & 2 | Americans Don't Understand English | WOL's Kiddie Kindergarten (today's lesson the letter J) | Maybe |
A pack a day, I hope way.
A stop sign a quarter of a mile away.
But still the rain doesn't come today.
So I can pray for her way here.
But that day will never come.
For a broken man is only shattered away.
For the day he lost her will always remain.
Sunday 22nd September 2019 6:52 am
Also by Damon Blackery:Karma |
When the sun goes down
He rises to sit on his throne
As the darkness engulfs the light
He devours the serenity and purity
Leaving behind stench and ugliness
He gains power through wickedness
All who follow stand in a row
Taking alms of filth and corruption
Spreading havoc and disdainful acts
Enjoying the drinks that loosens mind
Sniffing and puffing doses of insanity...
Sunday 22nd September 2019 1:56 am
Also by Do.RoThY:sticky I and a messy U | My one true love always!! | Creepy!! | Acceptance!!! | Pen!! | Desires (part II) | Happy birthday dear You!!! | Happy birthday!! | Exam fever!! | Frozen!! | Flight of fantasy!! | Castle of love!! | Memories for rest of my life!!! | Midnight!! | Crippled!! | Journey!! |
A butterfly I thought I saw -
that charming colours proudly wore;
across the smiling grass it flit -
its fragile beauty caught my eye;
soon I gave chase – with longing sigh -
I blinked then looked – but gone was it.
A spider in its place I found -
poised motionless; beneath – around -
was stretched your soft, alluring web,
which with a thousand charms was wrought,...
Sunday 22nd September 2019 12:01 am
Also by Chris Laverty:Emelie | Thoughts on England while abroad | In Despondency |
There was a young lady called Pat
who gave me a dose of the clap
Haven't got time to write any more. Too busy with clinic appointments and injecting antibiotics in my todger. And explaining to my missus.
Saturday 21st September 2019 11:56 pm
Also by Brian Maryon:Returning Home from a Bike Ride on Climate Day | Naked Unconditional Love | REMOVING STAINS | ALPHA MALE | Kemo Sabe | ...contains scenes of a sexual nature. | Girls Night Out |
You are engulfing me
like fire in a forest,
sweeping everything on its path.
And I keep running,
Headed in your direction,
Towards the blazing heat that's you.
even though our story is not over,
we will burn this book to the ground.
Saturday 21st September 2019 11:29 pm
Also by Adriana de los Angeles Diaz Rizo:Thunderstorm | Sanctuary | Ours |
Poem 105 of 230: GLOBAL REGULATIONISM
No income-scale would be unjust -
It’s a matter of degree;
And, to have less inequality,
Regulations are a must.
For, in Millennium’s status quo,
The pay-gaps for human work,
And what’s obtained simply as a perk,
Are wrong - inhumanely so.
(C) David Franks 2003 -
Saturday 21st September 2019 8:57 pm
One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. Frederick Nietzsche
…only the vestiges remain:
Conduct a forensic examination, scatter the remains:
Fragility of the body,
In the furtherance of the truth,
Note the devil’s-in-the-detail,
Condemned at the root.
A roof for his daughter,
Over a precipice-by-th...
Saturday 21st September 2019 8:34 pm
Also by John E Marks:The unregarded | The rags of time | Stormy Autumn Day | Time's fool | speech of angels | Who the hell can see forever? | Sister poem | An adamantine distress | For Al-Mu'tamid (Seville, 1040-95 Christian Era) | Lotus flower | Final solution | Victorian Gin Palace | Bobbins |
If one should get right up to death's very brink
This is the time to stop and think
'Shall I stay alive or shall I die?'
Though there is no one round to hear this cry.
We are not crazy, bad or weak.
Only to end our pains is what we seek.
Oft we keep these troubles to ourselves
For we feel that no one can be of help.
But whatever there might be ahead
We cannot m...
Saturday 21st September 2019 7:39 pm
Also by Stuart Vanner:Listless Life | Waterfalls | Romance and Me | Life for Everyone | Shakespeare |
Those who sought election into that famous place
Failed and still fail to see the positions that they embrace
In the rich repository of a nation's right and clear intent
To rule itself and not be deceived by what was never meant.
Temporary custodians of Parliament - nothing more or less,
They take their power from the people, but you'd never guess
From the way they presume ...
Saturday 21st September 2019 6:37 pm
Also by M.C. Newberry:OLD POETS | PASSING THROUGH | AUGEAN STABLES | WEEPERS |
New vision with
Saturday, September 21, 2019
The world had dried all its sources
there was the emergence of evil forces
it not only threatened the lives of people
but forced war and made mankind to struggle
some great souls descend on earth
bringing with them "ray of hope" to avoid innocent people's death
mitigate their sufferings
and project th...
Saturday 21st September 2019 5:50 pm
Also by Hasmukh Mehta:Smile at love | Wisdom is | Inseparable part | Poetess-Brilliant with a divinelook | Poetess-Brilliant with divine look | Not ruled out | Real world | Long live-Indian Prime Minister | Life may give in | Cough out | Generous behavior | Not a blade of grass | Keep hope alive | Poetical sentiments | Lovely princess | Be good individual | Great relief | Never starve | Meet with rough weather | Know and love | War-no option | Help me | Waves shall | Pray for mercy | Bitter memory | Peace stays | Less you focus | My book | My little flower | Poetry- an expression | Love as I take | Come back | Mass destruction | Self-elevation and | Show them door and | Life doesn't end | Three cheers |
1/9 “WE CAN WE WILL”.
To join the Air Cav, was every pilots dream.
The First of the Ninth, they weren’t so keen.
Life expectancy wasn’t very long.
Flying low, to flush out the Vietcong.
Loaches flying at tree top level.
Sold their souls, to the Devil.
Cobra swooping in for it’s kill.
Wiping out all the VC on that hill.
Charlie Troop, are the best of the best.
Saturday 21st September 2019 4:30 pm
Also by Mick Stewart:A Hunting We Will Go. | Vietnam's Forgotten Army. | The Shooter | Jungle Blues |
(Inspired by the findings that dogs have evolved some human facial expressions:
Researchers have found that dogs have evolved muscles around their eyes, which allow them to make expressions that particularly appeal to humans. A small facial muscle allows dog eyes to mimic an "infant-like" expression which prompts a "nurturing response".)
Strange, that we should have such an ...
Saturday 21st September 2019 12:59 pm
Also by Jason Bayliss:A Hairs Breadth | Storm Crows | An Ideal World | The Cutter | Lead Me Not | I Bought A Kayak | A Stone For The Miller (Collaboration Feat Mae Foreman) | The Key Fumbled |
Why is the creation
not a story of tears
birth is pain
the made is always unmade
the end waits
baleful and patient
There are two eternities of darkness...
Before conquerors enwombed their seeds
shaped like the tears of women
and un-entombed lay the gray
detritus of the fallen
before ancestors were driven
from hearth stu...
Saturday 21st September 2019 12:38 pm
Also by Adam Rabinowitz:Grapes | No Comparison | The Swallows |
Those whose business
is all about fracking
else but a damn
Spoiling our shoreline
Don’t give them
To ruin and endanger
Like an evil stranger
In the name of money
For just profits sake
Causing minor earth quakes
So don’t laugh at us or scoff
Just pack up your drills and
The Urban Poet 2019
Saturday 21st September 2019 12:33 pm
Also by Fred Varden:A Writers Life | Fanny Arlington |
freedom in the true sense of the word
is never truly free
if you want the real thing
then you may have to pay the highest prices you have ever paid
it is a wild child without a care in the world of its own
a stitched to the skin all in one suit of original liberty
a key to the universe of everyone's ultimate desire
an endless ride on the wind
eel slippery, un...
Saturday 21st September 2019 12:27 pm
Also by Rose Casserley:of a dad who never was | birth of memory's death | figure of fun | an ideal deal | is this the hope-ward road? | with hAvOc as a memory | inexplicable entities | unforgettable underdogs aka real human beings ( a just HAS TO BE for all on WOL ) | weak days | withdrawal |
Along the roaring street
in the midst of construction
stand the stolid men of orange
an army of them
standing in rows
holding their hands up
to alert passing cars
apply the brakes
they stand in place
aligned like soldiers
to warn you off the hazard
some will get knocked down
some will blow over
but we must give respect to traffic cones
Saturday 21st September 2019 12:19 pm
Also by d.knape:Love Is... | Put Some Clothes On | Goodbye Typewriter | Meatballs Tonight | Birds Of A Feather | IN fIELDS | Paying The Bills | BBQ | Unfriendly Skies | Hay | Bad Example | Buzz | Funny Face | No Comment | On A Roll | Busybodies | All These Aging Hippies | I Hear Freedom Singing | Our Fathers |
The place where we landed seemed good.
There was water, and food, and air,
but others were there before us,
and they told us we couldn’t stay.
There’s no room here, they said.
We can’t help you.
the last humans,
went back to our ship
and continued our search
for a home.
(From the pamphlet 'Kiling the Piano', published by Half Moon Books)
Saturday 21st September 2019 12:04 pm
Also by Joe Williams:Bloke Walks Into a Pub |
While climbing in the Himalayas,
To my very great surprise,
I saw a huge and ugly Bigfoot
Standing there before my eyes.
"Hold on," I cried, "Are not you Bigfeet
Native to the USA?"
"We are," the monster answered calmly,
"This is just a holiday."
Saturday 21st September 2019 11:37 am
Also by branwell kent:What Happened? | This Wouldn't Happen On The NHS | Lost Love | A Cautionary Tale | Hedgehogs On A Plane | Chacun A Son Gout | Ambition |
A wolf howls skywards
To tell the pale, waxing moon
Of the solar death
The raven squawks in flight
As it tells the morning star
Of the sun’s rebirth
A man cries alone
Unaware of dark or light
In his Brexit hell
Saturday 21st September 2019 11:27 am
This Equinox Season is the perfect time to tap into our intuition & assess where we're going next... The High Priestess is the personification of intuition
She sits quietly and waits
Contemplates her future
In this life and beyond
For a thin veil hangs behind
Separating her worlds
Today she sits on this side
Not because it is better
But to never experience both...
Saturday 21st September 2019 11:09 am
Also by Ruth O'Reilly:3 Little Pigs | Snakes & Ladders | Hourglass | Hope | Bumblebee | Friday 13th | Bridge Of Forgiveness | Older | Selfie Obsessed | The Magician | Climate Change | Her Dog's Voice | Mixed Messages | Bad Brexit Romance | Poetic Pianist | Woven song titles | Never serious, Never settled | Warrior of Spirit |
death lingers - perched
picking lives clean to the bone
peering over your shoulder
hungered for life to consume
Saturday 21st September 2019 10:30 am
Also by DESMOND CHILDS:autumn haiku | friction | new dawn | catcher of my shadows | narcotic |
Across the ocean called life
Sails a letter enclosed in a bottle
It carries a tale in its heart
And hopes one day will be found
Is there someone
Who will look beyond the glass
Discover the human beating heart
Read the story of dreams and despair
Someone who will understand the pain
The letter will continue its journey
A lonely odyssey in the ...
Saturday 21st September 2019 10:20 am
Also by Julia:Alcoholic’s Prayer | rose | Little Bird | Invitation |
Time is of the essence.
Running is bad for our knees and driving
bad for the planet but faster
and faster we have to go.
Once on the same jet plane
we'll converse above the clouds and laughing
skydive together in contact for more
than a glancing second.
To speak the truth, break the sound barrier,
see eye to eye at the speed of light,
contemplative hearts over and angain
read all ...
Saturday 21st September 2019 8:43 am
Also by Adam Whitworth:Wakey, Wakey | The Future Is Another Country | Power In The Eyes | Quiz On Greek Gods |
A euphemism preferred
When short on courage or will;
We sweeten up the word
Like a sugar-coated pill;
'Sorry, but I CAN'T help you...'
Sounds a little less uncouth;
'Can help but I DON'T WANT TO.'
- Much closer to the truth.
Saturday 21st September 2019 8:40 am
Also by Chrystel Roberts:Ageless | IRREPLACEABLE | Numero Uno | Tomorrow is far away | My bad! | BLUE | Out of my head! | Hope Springs Eternal | Call me Rhett! | Huh??? | why i like Poets |
I am oppressed and downtrodden
A woman Ignorant and neglected
The only thing I know is to cook and broom
O the world!!! Only if it would all be true
I have liberated myself and my soul
Unshackled from the social dogma
Liberated I am as any bird that fly
No eyes that stares and no stalker by
Hijab has liberated and empowered
The real strength of a woman within...
Saturday 21st September 2019 7:43 am
Also by Ghazala Lari:Directions and choices* | Sachcha moti💑 | i wish!! |
The Final Act
I do not want you to stand there as if dumb
required out of a conformist etiquette to be present
I have arranged my funeral as a theatre for all
for family, friends and bystanders alike
This time within these sacred portals will stain your eternal memory
as no other farewell has or ever will
My body will be borne on the shoulders of those who I love
Friday 20th September 2019 11:57 pm
Also by keith jeffries:An Autumnal Rhapsody | Down Memory Lane | An Ancient Language | A Moment in Time | The End | My Other.... | She Died Recently........ | Our Destiny | A Spiritual Home | Needless Burdens | The Final Blast | He Stepped Inside |
Louise was out with Jim having a meal,
The print was minute on the menu,unhappy she did feel.
"Waitress, a question about the menu please."
"The men I please are none of your business Louise! "
Friday 20th September 2019 11:52 pm
Also by hugh:Devour and Crunch | Manchester City Council ,please listen to me !Put no cycling signs up on Market street for all to see! | No chicks at the flicks ! | Palestine protesters demonstrating outside H.S.B.C. | A political plea.ORDER! ORDER! ORDER! | Friday the 13th,a sad day for Sammy the skeleton | Friday the 13th,female integration | Breaking news,passenger flies plane from Manchester to Alicante | How old? | Homelessness | Souper wit | A rat's prayer | Aspirations of a Refugee | Vote Remain |
With tight Puppet Strings, it controls me,
It's iron fists strangle all breath from my lungs
Its ink black tendrils cover my heart and envelope my mind.
There is no escape.
I drown with no water about,
My tears come in rivers that stream down my face
and my screams, there in no more horrible a sound.
My heart bears the pain of a thousand knives
and my body, no...
Friday 20th September 2019 10:54 pm
Also by Kate Hubbard:Belonging |
your love takes my breath away.
I come up for air, and
your kisses breathe life,
and love, into my being.
You clinch me in your embrace:
your love takes my breath away,
smothers me with kisses,
I come up for air, yet again.
Entangled, we cling to one another,
floating on a raft of love.
We are one,
Friday 20th September 2019 9:57 pm
Also by Jill Ashforth:Inverleith Avenue | It is a Gift... |
Here where the light shows itself off
a canal turns its back on the buildings
sniffs and moves on,
draws itself into dead ends
doubles back to check bridges
its reflection, its meanderings,
spreads out to tease banks
garlanded, with tresses that tumble,
is pleased with its imperceptible flow
lays on its back in pools of sun
blends into night as dark dreams begin.
Friday 20th September 2019 9:49 pm
Also by ray pool:PIPE DREAMS | PAST CONTENDERS | HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVE | THE CURSE OF A NON DRINKER |
The stones will speak of it
through phones that unclog
static sounds – and yet for
now the images of hungry
lions leashed upon the open
cells where wait inside the
half-starved men and woman
claiming Christ the only King.
I searched the sky to see if I
could find the answer there of
mortals doomed to die in what
they saw as valiant ways to lift
their souls to prophets of their
Friday 20th September 2019 7:03 pm
Also by Philipos:GOLDEN BOG ROBBERY | (untitled) | (untitled) | BEASTLINESS | (untitled) | MILITARY LINES | SPOT THAT TUNE | DONNER UND BLITZEN | ASCENSION | SANTIAGO DE CUBA |
Yes it was pleasant and amazing!
How i was so careless and naive,
And just enjoying my age, my precious times.
My innocence that i dont have to defend.
I go where i want to, I eat and play all day long;
I climbed the mountains, play in the rain;
Build a house in the bush;
Watch my favorite noontime cartoon series at four.
Listen to my grandfather's folk stories on...
Friday 20th September 2019 5:02 pm
Also by meya:Fantasy |
drawn but not defeated by routine.
So much colour,
so much future in one place
cannot be discreet.
Quarts trapped in pint-pots!
Spirits simply too big
to fit still-growing bodies.
So much lifeforce
temper tantrums -
excess leaking from
Later, on the tram
Friday 20th September 2019 3:35 pm
I hold my crystal
my left hand it lights up
I pass it to you
your whole body lights up
every muscle it touches it relaxes
and heals you
I know you feel it
because my heart it feels you
your body lit up with
a silver outline
the light it turns red at the base
of your spine
eliminates pain and energy
every tiny molecule
every last hair
orange from red
your pelvis sacral
Friday 20th September 2019 12:46 pm
Also by Sarah Louise mcnee:Finlay Milo | VERA VEE | SEBASTIAN |
Soft swathes of September wind
stroke my welcoming skin,
its warm touch offers solace
to my stationary form.
A slow slight cadence
and a flighty rhythm,
this wind it soothes me.
Eyes closed shut so tightly
that sleep begins its
slow inward stroll
to silently steal my waking world,
and deliver me to the dream domain
where the calming wind
continues to hold me ...
Friday 20th September 2019 11:34 am
Also by Jon Stainsby:Morning sunrise | Thorn in her side | Turning my back | Confess |
No matter how far
To the other side of the moon
if you like
Sadness follows an exile.
Never at ease
Thinking of what is forsaken
Finding it impossible
To find the way back home.
Friday 20th September 2019 8:59 am
Also by jan oskar hansen:home from the cinema | tears at night | the outdoors | several haiku | suicede | looking for serenity | sleepless | flowers | a notion | Jacob's ladder | blowing in the wind | as the wind blows | future | reality check | consensous | the collapse |
(From "Pieces of Me")
You can be anything you want, they said
Throwing falsehoods at her
Freedoms of youth
With a path yet unlived
Not even written yet
But when she tried to follow her dreams
They said slow down
Time is on your side
And knowledge only comes with age
And she did learn
That time is against us all
Friday 20th September 2019 6:56 am
You wake me early, with a kiss-scapade and your eyes bright like the morning light that snuck through onto my pillowcase.
You open my car door with a knowing grin, and I make ridiculous guesses, but you refuse to reveal your plans.
First, across the bridges of Jacksonville, to historic Avondale, where old-Florida gardens and old-money mansions show us their frills.
My first time at the Fox, a v...
Friday 20th September 2019 4:34 am
Also by Candice Reineke:Sea Oats Already Know |
With the power you claim,
you must know the peril
of our divided bloodline.
You spoke with a whisper
and tore me in two.
One’s wisdom only
extends, until they realize
they have none.
How shall a descendant
march toward the light?
Should he follow bulb or candle?
has left us here to ponder.
To bare the weight
of bickering childre...
Thursday 19th September 2019 8:34 pm
Also by Chaz Allen:Day 3 | Dark Matter | Courage | Climb | CHI | Celestial |
I share with you
that many have compared
my poetry to Dylan’s.
I feel the need however
to qualify that they were referring
to the former England rugby captain
Thursday 19th September 2019 6:23 pm
Also by John Coopey:I JUST LOVE MONDAYS |
I stare at these
I no longer cry
But instead stifle
Not because you are gone
But because I am beginning
What it felt like
To have you
Thursday 19th September 2019 5:54 pm
Also by Emma Cordova:Tied | Human | Finders Keepers | Stickers | Confessions | Richard and Dolly | These Hands - Part III | Still counting | Que Sera Sera | Fixed Me |
This speil was an instant response to member Jason Bliss's poem 'Lead Me Not'
Look it up 👍
Learning to Fly
My 'DragonFlyDark' was at top speed,
her wings spread out wide and full
rarely given the chance to fly,
and rarely to ever so Low!
But I caught her sharp, up on the edge,
and pulled upon her reins...
"Woah there my great black beauty"
Thursday 19th September 2019 5:46 pm
Also by Tui Dragonfly:Comatose Kitty |
It’s Independence Day and I have something to say,
We are proud of our history and proud of this special day!
Liamuiga (which means fertile land) was the original name,
From the Amerindians that were here before Columbus came.
“This land is called Saint Christopher,” he soon proclaimed,
“I claim this land for the Queen of Spain.”
Then the English came Led by Sir Thomas Warner,...
Thursday 19th September 2019 5:09 pm
Οn the sleek surface of the pupil of this marble eye which pulls us down
heavy is the water trapped inside the mist
heavy the living and heavy the deceased
Heavy like Persephone's black, leaden veil and wedding gown.
This life isn't for the faint-hearted; for death isn't only for the brave.
heavy is the joy and the bliss,so fickle
heavy is the jingling silver bending sickle...
Thursday 19th September 2019 4:25 pm
Also by Mae Foreman:The Moon in Me- An Epigram | My Faith and Inspiration Found | The Wait | I Refuse | Wedding Wish |
Wrinkled clothes and wrinkled face
Sagging limbs and sagging mind
Sick friends bowled over
Time pushes through the open door
The cosmic land of forgetfulness
Forgot the names
Forgot the dates
Forgot the words
Losing all the wars
Gravitas to gravity
Wisdom to stupor
Elegance to deadpan
All dead end...
Thursday 19th September 2019 4:13 pm
It’s a sad state of affairs, when only memories remain.
When the future looks bleak and the present brings pain.
When the ‘seven year itch’ makes your skin crawl.
When I look at what we've got now and it’s nothing at all.
It’s a sad state of affairs but our story is nothing new.
When relationship’s break down and words are few.
Looking back it and doesn’t seem that many years ago...
Thursday 19th September 2019 12:18 pm
Also by Mike Bartram:The Attic Night | The Death of Meredith Hunter |
What have you done with the daylight?
What have you done
with all you’d waited for, so patiently
those long days of nothing
those long days of stumbling lost
between the armchair and the fridge
What have you done with the daylight?
What have you done with the daylight?
Since it came to you completely
painted so beautifully
smiling down and sunny
licking the edges of your everything
Thursday 19th September 2019 10:07 am
Also by Tom:Songs From The Womb | Fingerprints | The Upside Down Girl | My Prescription | Shedding Skin |
If I lied
or made you cry
or didn’t try
would you still love me just the same
if you were alone
and never known
pick up the phone
and there you’ll see my name
who knows what’s next?
every day is a new game
we’re made to break
there’s no escape
I say I’ll take the blame
of you I scream
Thursday 19th September 2019 2:55 am
Also by CharaOfNothing:Cordelia | Haikus | Rose | After The Life |