Poetry Blogs (2019)
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 |
Headlamp illuminates glass, fear has passed like summer showers
Hours and hours of waiting for you, dandelions grew in pace
A face, name forgotten, incubating heartfelt goodbyes
Forever cries to the moment, forward movement, unconscious atonement
Blowing it, down and destroyed and dead, call it a solution
Solvents fluid, plastic, pollution, unscrewing the lid to the genie jar
Listed over to ...
Thursday 19th September 2019 2:19 am
Also by Patrick Kennon:Room for creamer | Spoken | TinSqr | Waterboard |
hiding in plain sight
will you tell them or should I?
best it comes from you
© Graham Sherwood 09/2019
Thursday 19th September 2019 12:05 am
Also by Graham Sherwood:Identity Crisis 2 Haiku | Identity Crisis Haiku | Are you okay? |
I am a saboteur,
I sabotage my hopes;
for fortune is a fickle friend,
she smiles when you don't need her,
leaves you like a falling leaf,
a mimicking procedure.
Such measly moments of the past,
do not last:
Kicking through leaves
of a stormy-day;
before Dawn found me
gathering windfalls in my night clothes,
tumbling into heaps, red, golden brown–
Wednesday 18th September 2019 11:34 pm
Also by John E Marks: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 |
Ah, Cruel Chance, know that if you picked "today" at random,
I would go down smiling bright and treading a light, hearty pace!
If knowing that "today" you do chose...alas...why I'll never fathom.
Just take me quick, before the moon in me decides to show its other face.
Wednesday 18th September 2019 11:11 pm
Also by Mae Foreman:My Faith and Inspiration Found | The Wait | I Refuse | Wedding Wish |
Your gates are open – Emelie,
your towers are unmanned;
across the gleaming moat I see
you wave with welcome hand.
No arrows, javelins or shields
for victory I need;
while bloodless stays the streets and fields -
across the bridge I lead.
But just one sound of your soft voice -
and I'm in shackles bound;
a happy slave that know no choice,
who jails of gol...
Wednesday 18th September 2019 10:47 pm
Also by Chris Laverty:Thoughts on England while abroad | In Despondency |
Down Memory Lane
Trams trundled along the centre of the road
as whistling kettles sounded a cup of tea
People queued outside cinemas as human snakes
with a policeman directing a swarm of black cars
Streets pockmarked with the shrapnel of war
vacant spaces between buildings where buildings once stood
Cobbled streets of Victorian days to rumble over
buses, trams and trol...
Wednesday 18th September 2019 9:37 pm
Also by keith jeffries: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 |
You left us...
But before you left, you broke me into pieces,
And as you left, you left them scattered on the floor:
The fading memory of the existence of innocence,
Ghosts that remind me that I once dared to dream,
And the shards of a heart that’s been broken too many times.
All I could do was try to mend myself,
And as I put my pieces back together, attempt to bu...
Wednesday 18th September 2019 9:29 pm
Also by Adriana de los Angeles Diaz Rizo:Thunderstorm | Expectations | Sanctuary | Ours |
I apply a light to the bowl of my pipe
draw flame through the tobacco;
its secrets of pleasure are soon revealed
chasing the air in a pact.
We smoke together,
nothing can come between us
except time, never lasting forever.
On lonely days
I take to manicuring the briar
buffing it like an apple ripe
filling her bowl with new delight
then, once again I complete t...
Wednesday 18th September 2019 8:41 pm
Also by ray pool:PAST CONTENDERS | HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVE | THE CURSE OF A NON DRINKER |
Just for a moment
On a cliff, on the north Somerset coast
We’re overlooking the Bristol Channel to South Wales
We eat, drink and talk
We try to work out where Cardiff, Swansea and Barry Island are
We wonder if those in Wales are doing the same
It’s easier at night, when their lights shine bright
The Sun is blazing down
Welcome but untypical for an English bank holiday
Kids are c...
Wednesday 18th September 2019 7:52 pm
After the party and lots of rollicking
I felt uneasy .
And some droplets of cold perspiration came
on my forehead.
I felt someone following me.
I turned back hastily.
I found nothing except my frail shadow.
Suddenly it grew larger and larger.
I could not move.
I cried for help to drag me out.
I just heard a cackle and felt a suffocation.
I woke up and found my body...
Wednesday 18th September 2019 5:33 pm
Also by AVISHEK GHOSH:What more ? | Indelible | Some Scars,Some Joys | Seeking Help |
In trying to find myself again
I have come to realize
What I have known
From the very beginning:
I don't identify with being human.
It seems this could present a problem.
Wednesday 18th September 2019 5:32 pm
Also by Emma Cordova:Finders Keepers | Stickers | Confessions | Richard and Dolly | These Hands - Part III | Still counting | Que Sera Sera | Fixed Me |
Little boy going home crying
What is home?
The house of tortue
Tools use to break down the little boy
The smell reeks of depression
The fear of not having true salvation
Letting the spirits of the bottle run your whole nation
Using your hands more than your brain
Letting the little boy suffer all your pain
What truly do you have to gain?
Now you let the boy turn ins...
Wednesday 18th September 2019 5:25 pm
Also by Ever Cruz:Joker Smile | Hope | Number 2 |
Wednesday,18th September 2019
Pain and pleasure
for all human beings
and try to bring some compromise
it can't be separated
and differently related
they have their own role
to coincide with the role
may cause you strain
go by what you have
sensibly for the t...
Wednesday 18th September 2019 4:14 pm
Also by Hasmukh Mehta: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 |
She looks in the mirror;
What does she see?
Hair stained grey by the cruel hands of time;
A face lined with age, worn past its prime.
He looks at her;
What does he see?
A crown of silver upon the head of a queen;
The face of the loveliest girl he's ever seen...
Wednesday 18th September 2019 2:48 pm
Also by Chrystel Roberts: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 |
A winter's evening, thick with fog,
My wife went out to walk the dog.
Ten minutes, maybe more went by,
And then arose a monstrous cry.
It split the still and silent air,
It raged and echoed everywhere,
It sounded like the sound of doom,
It made me start and pace the room,
A greater dread I've never known...
And then the dog came home alone.
Wednesday 18th September 2019 1:19 pm
Also by branwell kent:This Wouldn't Happen On The NHS | Lost Love | A Cautionary Tale | Hedgehogs On A Plane | Chacun A Son Gout | Ambition |
JUNGLE BLUES. A POEM BY M.STEWART.
What a war, what a sham.
GI Joe big and strong.
Could not beat the Vietcong.
Rain and mud, mud and rain.
Take the strain, take the pain.
Leaches stick, Leaches suck.
Carry that prick, carry that ruck.
Soaking feet, soaking boots.
Tripping over, wet tree roots.
Coming under heavy fire.
Look out for tha...
Wednesday 18th September 2019 12:43 pm
" not sure " he said.
It was his birthday
hoping he would not have forgotten
had put him to the test
another one he had failed.
He is beginning to see nothing
that hide his;
and ( my ) christening day past
those that Mum has in photograph albums
of their two of a ki...
Wednesday 18th September 2019 12:38 pm
Also by Rose Casserley: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 |
The silence of the muffled night is shattered by the scraping call of storm crows,
The "Plinking" heavy heat of sunlight plays a tune upon the fences of the park,
The violence of the storm in flight that clatters over gaping fields of corn rows,
Leaves the thinking man to ponder what is levied by the dragon in the dark,
For from its jaws it spews forth fire to split and crack the...
Wednesday 18th September 2019 12:11 pm
Also by Jason Bayliss:An Ideal World | The Cutter | Lead Me Not | I Bought A Kayak | A Stone For The Miller (Collaboration Feat Mae Foreman) | The Key Fumbled |
Manchester City Council ,please listen to me !Put no cycling signs up on Market street for all to see!
Market street ,one of the busiest shopping streets in the land,
Pedestrianised,all cyclists racing down should be banned.
Silent cyclists rampaging down Market street,
Dangerously dodging bag laden shoppers out for a treat.
Britain's cyclists are keen,green and keep themselves fit,
But shoppers down Market street are frightened of being hit.
Food deliverers with targets to m...
Wednesday 18th September 2019 12:05 pm
Also by hugh: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 |
Of the glass
Wednesday 18th September 2019 11:36 am
Also by Ruth O'Reilly: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 |
has replaced the typewriter
but it's not the same
with the typewriter it was a war
pounding away at keys
the noise of the carriage
wrestling with the ribbon
it was a battle of man vs. machine
ultimately the man won
but he paid the price
with sore fingers
and exasperation caused by
the wrinkled product
White Out smu...
Wednesday 18th September 2019 11:30 am
Also by d.knape: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 |
In my dreams you're always there
So far away and yet so near
I see your face smiling bright
All day long I wish for night
When I can dream of you once more
And wake in the morning
Happy and sure
Wednesday 18th September 2019 11:19 am
Also by Lisa C Bassignani:I Missed the Bus | No More Hellos | Paying it Forward | Him | The Moors |
Tears at night
I heard a child crying in the night
Why are you crying son, my father said?
I feel so sad, why are you weeping?
I long for the old days when livening near
The forest where my dog and I walked.
I wish to return.
You are too old now, my father said, think
Of your struggle carry firewood and water
The hills are steep.
I had dreams back then of being ...
Wednesday 18th September 2019 10:05 am
Also by jan oskar hansen: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 |
It's dark here and cold
but that's ok because i'm not hurting anyone anymore
I miss my family
but it's better to be here so I won't cause problems
i'm constantly messing up
i'm constantly causing problems
I miss my dog
there's nothing here
it's just me
sometimes I get sad
I wish I had someone to talk to
or something to...
Wednesday 18th September 2019 9:08 am
Also by temper:desent |
The television ratings were
In trouble, they were falling
The CEO not happy
Said this is so appalling
Investors were not happy
Hip pockets it was mauling
We want our money, do something
We find this quite appalling
The boss approached the back-room boys
Give us ideas he's calling
The boys said no, we can't have this
State of affairs, appalling
Wednesday 18th September 2019 7:56 am
Also by Don Matthews: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 |
Writing makes me so silly happy
I can't help it
It just releases the right things
Making my brain
I know this is stupid
But I couldn't help it
I just wrote a poem
And it just made me feel so much better
There's a smile on my face
My arms are tingling
And my feet are relaxed
Something about the words
Coming out and edited
Wednesday 18th September 2019 7:09 am
You can find volumes of information
On how to die, but the materials are
All prepared by interns and trainees.
The true masters on the art of dying
Have all lost interest in our struggles
With mortality and how to be shed of it.
Still, we want as much information as
Possible, so we can be prepared when
The time comes. We hang eagerly on
The words of those who nearly died,
Just so maybe...
Wednesday 18th September 2019 5:05 am
Also by Randy Horton:Very Reasonable People Write The Apocalypse | Twisting the Hermenuetic Turn |
I see a man who has nothing
He wears a mask
I watch as he walks into an ocean of
Everyone he knows
Watching from afar
As I watch
That man is me
Wednesday 18th September 2019 2:57 am
Also by Daniel Amici:Do I tell her |
She says that she needs a daddy
But I'm more of a baller
She's calling for an SS emergency
But I've been calling for a SS Anne
I can't build no Castle
I'm just a lonely bastard
so cut me off a little faster
Tuesday 17th September 2019 11:06 pm
Through my life I’ve collected voices
maybe twice a decade a new singer comes to me
and I can’t let it pass by
without holding tight
Through the years certain songs seem magnetic, somehow
whole albums written in a style I know too well
for it to be coincidence
and I have to hold it close
When Joni sings of ‘skating away’
something jumped out of the speakers
and Leonard says a ‘highwa...
Tuesday 17th September 2019 9:07 pm
Also by Tom:Fingerprints | The Upside Down Girl | My Prescription | Shedding Skin |
When the birds take back their language,
when the trees unloose
their tenderly hands from around you,
when the air doesn't breathe
and the seas are tearing,
when the flowers whisper:
No, you own nothing,
honoring the hospitality.
Tuesday 17th September 2019 8:25 pm
Also by alexis karpouzos:AND ONE DAY - ALEXIS KARPOUZOS |
Beat, beat, beat
My heart and lungs
they already know
Waves know just when
The crest crashes
when it feels high enough
The seagull glides
by pulling on air
Sand crystals swirl
around half-buried twigs
Sea foam blows
down the body of the beach
to reveal the warmth of September
Tuesday 17th September 2019 6:33 pm
"..do you walk the walk?"*
Principles are easy to talk about but hard to live by.
*all credit to Animal Mother and FULL METAL JACKET for the title and line in quotes. If you think this applies only to men at war, heaven help us all for your duplicity.
Tuesday 17th September 2019 6:24 pm
Do you see a world shining,
A sun rising?
The gashes in the walls?
Crumbling besides this great horizon,
Crumbling in my ears,
Gathering by the sea.
Pebbles are small,
You are real,
Upsetting falters in facades.
Don’t you see the walls?
Next to the horizon?
Tuesday 17th September 2019 6:16 pm
Also by Adrian Metcalf:Lonely by definition | Life is cruel |
At end of day, man on his knees,
Cried out to God “Lord, help me please!
My sins are dark, that much is plain –
How can you pardon me again?”
And, like God’s kiss upon his face,
He heard “I am the God of grace”
Tuesday 17th September 2019 4:49 pm
The loudest silence I have ever heard,
and dark, so black I hardly see the night.
No moon, and just a smattering of stars
whose ghostly glimmer casts a shimmered shade
among the trees, where night-birds sound their cry.
A rustle in the ferns belies the breeze
that barely moves the leaves, and signals prey
that prey themselves, and so the chain endures.
For I, who spurn...
Tuesday 17th September 2019 3:59 pm
The weather is great
And the music is good
But I realy truly wish that I could
Hold it all in
But I need to pee
But those festival toilets are not for me
Because they smell so bad
And they look so grim
I feel like I'm going out on a limb.
It's too late I've breathed it in
The potty is filled up to the brim
Look at it it's overflowing
Maybe I should just get goin...
Tuesday 17th September 2019 1:23 pm
Also by Andrew Mark Bedell:Ordering drinks in a night club |
a sad rose
in the orphanage
waits to be adopted
for many lonely years
nobody wants her
flowers with no thorns...
Tuesday 17th September 2019 11:27 am
Also by Julia:Little Bird | Invitation |
The mighty pen
On the run
Ink is blue
The red one sure
Isn't too much fun
Tuesday 17th September 2019 11:15 am
Also by Do.RoThY: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!! |
The air was heavy with desire as his hand touched her naked breast
His mouth found her erect nipple and his tongue felt her areola
He sucked hard and a burst of emotion shot through her body
She held him close, encouraging him to continue
She loved him more than anybody or anything on earth
When it was over he fell into a deep satisfied sleep
She slept too, knowing that he would...
Tuesday 17th September 2019 10:11 am
Also by Brian Maryon:REMOVING STAINS | ALPHA MALE | Kemo Sabe | ...contains scenes of a sexual nature. | Girls Night Out |
Dancing and Twirling in the luminous lights..
Souls drifted to reach dizzying heights..
Not known are the naive ways of heart ..
Tugging, pulling the forbidden silken threads..
Fragile steps learn the beats of art..
Bold cruising, finally the inhibition sheds..
Eternity it takes to end the marvelous quest..
Dancing in unison, symphony at its soulful best..
Tuesday 17th September 2019 7:20 am
If I take my leave of the green green wood
Home to Herne the Hunter and Robin Hood
Sunlight finding its way through the branches…magical
A living breathing ecosystem starting with the botanical
The symphony of nature provided by operatic birdsong
Natural balance perfecting, every creature does belong
If I take my leave of the green green wood
Would it cease to exist? I wo...
Tuesday 17th September 2019 7:14 am
Also by Dean Fraser - The Quantum Poet:Labels | Art Of Being | Island of My Mind |
a sunflower smile
on this windy sunny day
with hope of some rain
Tuesday 17th September 2019 5:27 am
Also by Allyzone Spoken Word:Battlefield | Infinite beauty |
All my lights have been fixed
All the paths have been switched
I am here and still in a dream
or am I awake and fighting to scream
Now my eyes can see what's ahead
what I must believe and not destory myself again
I can't compell the shit I have lived ,all the tears that i have shed
alone in my bed and fighting to find a reason to not make this the end
I'm living now a...
Tuesday 17th September 2019 5:14 am
Also by Jaxx:How do we know. |
Thank you to all those who liked or commented my previous posting of 'I am Love'.
I found an old recording of the poem, so thought I would add it to the original page but it didn't work.
So I am posting it here. However, you may have to turn up the sound.
Tuesday 17th September 2019 4:35 am
what passes for
and you embrace the opposite
survival of the fittest
someone wins the other submits
you try these poses on
like underwear twisted
at the foot
of the bed
and you think about
all you’ve consumed
and what you’ve
Tuesday 17th September 2019 2:27 am
Also by Robert C Gaulke:Primitive | The Question Always Is | For everyone’s benefit | Tips | All in all | Flipping Switches |
He has heard it once,
we are primordial sound.
These intricacies of being.
The complexity of what's been woven,
never knowing as we sway.
as motion threatens to leave us.
Light is to dark, as dark is to light.
Such maddening scenes of sacrament,
that bellow from below.
Those souls lost,
whom plead for redemption;
this light does not g...
Tuesday 17th September 2019 1:59 am
Also by Chaz Allen:Courage | Climb | CHI | Celestial |
Day 2 day
A certain situation has been the same way
I try to act nonchalant as my mother would say
Hoping things will change as a Christian you know I prey.
Subconsiously knowing its inevitable cause that’s how he chooses to play and has my constituents in the matrix to put the icing on the cake.
She needs to fall back for her sake
crazy...if I was ther I’d never want to wake
Tuesday 17th September 2019 1:00 am
Also by northern_nay:UNDERESTIMATED | DESIRE | UNTITLED |
My listless life just drifts on by
Like the clouds that float up high
All is still. I see nothing move.
And of all things I disapprove.
And so turn thy wheel. Let life be good.
Then let us all be understood
Let the Sun now break through.
Let this golden globe echo my life's view.
Take me from this world of trouble
Prick and pop this secret bubble
And through the tears of heaven let m...
Monday 16th September 2019 7:20 pm
Also by Stuart Vanner:Waterfalls | Romance and Me | Life for Everyone | Shakespeare |