Poetry Blogs (2019)
What is meant to be
Never comes easy
What is never meant to be
Never crosses me
What my heart speaks
Is God given truth
What the enemy spoke
Is from the devils cloak
Fate is but an excuse
For half hearted labour
What you love from heart
You can never get over
God gives us what we want
Then leaves it on us to achieve
The greater the need
Thursday 20th June 2019 8:30 am
Also by Do.RoThY:Focus on life!!! | (untitled) | Coming back to you again!!!! | Thank you!!! | Build me!!! | The shadows!!! | Replacement!! | destination love!! | You are invited!! | Belongs to you!!! | Lips of phi!! | Life's Experiences !!! | Inevitable reality!!! | jealously suicidal!!! | The flood!! | After you left!! | Trust your love!!! | Untitled for love!! | The story so far!! | Can do anything!!! | Dreams unchained!!!! | In times to come!!!! | Could you try once more!! |
A poem about the importance of offering asylum......to mark refugee week
She walks in Beauty
I know a girl whose smile
Is as warm as August sunshine
A girl whose eyes shine
Like the pole star.
A girl whose heart is so powerful
She will share her only food
With people living on wild winter streets.
Behind her smile she hides
The feel of a rifle in her mouth as sh...
Thursday 20th June 2019 8:20 am
Also by eve nortley:Sparklers in the dark | Sea Woman | A Life On The Ocean Wave | Come down to the beach... | Driftwords | Awful Androgens | Dear Mr Burne Jones | Birmingham's Bhangra Babes | 21st Century Love | Curry and Kulfi | Gambling with grandad | Money | Sir Frances Drake |
The queen bee is the light of my eye, the spark of spark divine.
Her frequency speaks to me, peacefully, decency well balanced in her machinery
I drone out the static, feel the hum of her words
I strive to be part of the hive, so what's mine is hers
I step out to amass my bouqet prize
by her side, in line we all move in unison but i see her eyes meet mine, and they drag my min...
Thursday 20th June 2019 12:01 am
Also by Shawn Garcia:Atypical ascension |
It was always too late for us, my love,
Cold winds blew our dreams away
Before we could even say, 'I love you so'.
Along these empty streets wind once scattered
Snow in the icy air, screaming at me: she's not there;
I took you into my dreams before I even knew
You existed and all the twists of life abound
Up with you. But who can see the end of life?
Wednesday 19th June 2019 11:26 pm
Also by John E Marks:SUFI | No man ever steps in the same river twice | The rags of time | A tangle in mind | An incidental haunting | The end of the world | The forgotten lore | The Christian East | Dark Star | Trilobite | Flesh is weak | Txt Msg | saying goodbye | Small town boy | Easter Sunday in Nineveh, Iraq | Written near water | The defeat at Seville November 1248 | SUTTEE | OTTO'S LAMENT | The golden, fairy goddess | D-DAY | El Tiempo | Lemons on sale again | Stoic suicide | Liminal |
Grope eyeless in clover for pulse and white grubs.
Slam fists into roses for they will bud over,
red stripe and scab for your wresting.
Wade shoeless in the muck of your hardening.
Pound clay into cloud until arms fall
grotesque in your shaping.
Ram full into the brick of naught,
the stained jagged brow of thousands
who thought to topple the unbuilt.
Wednesday 19th June 2019 10:01 pm
Also by Devon Brock:Life and Hard Candy | Some thoughts on the definitions of "Smudge" as per Merriam-Webster | Shoeshine - Recalling the Lessons of My Father - In Memoriam | Migration On A Bad Day | Rendering Dream Upon Waking #1 | In The Valley of Your Bones | The Insolence of Poisoned Ivy | The Monkey Trap of Suicide Hill | She Calls It Sorrow | Walking Hopper - a prose poem | The Sewage Comes From Within |
How I long to sleep tonight
forget these thoughts
Ease my body free
of anxiety and worry
but the more I try
the more I fail
I fidget fast, roll in frustration
cursing my debt
and conversations that won't end
Where are those waves of darkness
when will they wash my brain
Where is that tide of sleep
Six hours now
Wednesday 19th June 2019 9:23 pm
Also by Tom:Return To America | To Be Adored | Don't Look Into Their Eyes | Your Light, Our Youth |
The more I see
The more I know
Just like a game of tic-tac-toe
Three X's in a row
Wednesday 19th June 2019 8:45 pm
Also by Lisa C Bassignani:Yikes! | Eric Was a Werewolf | Ethereal Wisps | Bored in Study Hall. The Nonsensical Ramblings of a Teenage Mind | What Do You Know? |
Funny, funny! How funny, so very funny that it makes me sick!
that the sheep's death-rattle should go down in history as "vicious roar"
that the Mame that's to blame keeps mum while her blood is being sucked by The Tick
that the wrongdoer has a carte blanche to laugh and jump and skip and soar!
Isn't it funny? How funny, so funny, very funny, funny; don't you find? Oh, the deceit!
Wednesday 19th June 2019 6:47 pm
Also by Mae Foreman:Beast in Pain | Starchild's Spell | Thank You Mother | Father Thank You | Meaning Lost | Us and Them |
I(T)'s a simulation. In nervous systems, seemingly. My I(T) in mine, yours in yours, theirs in theirs. We assume that for each other, so an I can talk to a you and a they as an us.
There may be no nervous systems and no being or nothingness beyond I(T). You may be entirely in I. Vice versa. Or maybe there’s a turtle’s shell or a Greek dude’s shadowy cave or a cosmic bubble bath of bubble baths ...
Wednesday 19th June 2019 6:29 pm
Shoot the drugs
Jerk and twitch
Itch and scratch
Moan and bitch
Lice eggs hatch
Rob and steal
For a fix
Go to jail
Wednesday 19th June 2019 4:42 pm
Also by Jason Zane:GUARDIAN DEVIL (A Haiku) | MAN FROM SEATTLE (A Limerick) | LAWN MAINTENANCE | OLD BARN (A Haiku) | DIVIDED | SNOB CITY | FUTURE SUNRISE |
when the end begins
we all know that
it could be worse
it could be better
it makes me despair for the worst
it makes me hope for the better
these opposites are interlaced with sorrow
interlaced with peace
why I don't know
I must find out
before the end begins
Wednesday 19th June 2019 3:22 pm
Also by Mr LEON STOLGARD:such as ethnic cleansing's | what would we do without dads | who un-cares wins? | luck pusher | Doctor Grease Monkey | Trump card | Arousal's | Country boy down the 'smoke' |
(I seem to recollect he posted a couple of things on WOL a few years ago but I couldn't find them)
I knew Andrew. But not well.
I’d not seen him for six or more years, since he’d moved away from the York area to deepest West Yorkshire. But we kept in touch through Facebook.
Those who knew him will recall a character warm with wit and charm. He came from Essex, the son of a clergyma...
Wednesday 19th June 2019 3:22 pm
Also by John Coopey:CAMAY | LEADER OF THE PACK | IT WAIN'T WESH | I MISS THE MAN THAT I USED TO BE |
buzzing drowsily at eye level in the oven-like haze
of a summers day
somehow knowingly choosing particular flowers
that, more nectar promising
fragrantly stand out from
the multi-coloured floral crowd he hovers above.
He is making the very best,
of, being ( no pun intended ) in the right place at the right time.
This winged collector, this stripey fur j...
Wednesday 19th June 2019 2:18 pm
Also by Rose Casserley:3 ridiculous retorts! | straying into a wildlife reserve | midnight midwinter |
We entered life together,
Seperated at conception,
He born directly into the world,
Waiting for me to follow,
Hiding in the tall branches and low fields,
In the speeding traffic and deep rivers,
In the aeroplanes engines and the sharks jaws,
In the dark chasms and the freak streak of lightning,
In the storms head and hopefully, one day, in the comfortable bed.
I know of ...
Wednesday 19th June 2019 1:56 pm
Also by Jason Bayliss:Crimson | Haiku X 10 | Hiding In The Silence |
What is the scale of reality?
We all have our own truths
Our own views
How do you quantify actuality?
“A fantasy is a vision
It is solely in your vision
It is envisioned by you
A vision is a fantasy”
But saints had visions!
Politicians have visions!
Some people have double vision
Anyone that has sight has vision
Whether they have a sixth sense
Wednesday 19th June 2019 1:28 pm
Also by Alexandra Parapadakis:My Point is Circular |
What vistas from my window call
their beauty leaves one so in awe
but missed are vistas unrecalled
when fast asleep I tend to fall
for in the car the motion sways
as on a boat upon the waves
I fall to sleep and drift away
keep vistas for another day.
Wednesday 19th June 2019 1:15 pm
Also by d.knape:Slow Walking | Expansion Announcement | Father's Day Poem | Diminishing Returns | Manly Thoughts | Wink | Devices | Mommy Mommy | Wireless World | Ordering A Mouse | Letting Things Go | Cat Nap | White Stripe | Reunion | School Photos | Last Laugh | Saving Grace |
what is life without a fight
do we live to fight for our rights
when is it right to fight
to write about fighting for rights in this life
this short life
before you know it it's over
your day has gone
the only rights you got now are your last
they're flashing before you
visions of all that you seen and who saw you
your brothers your siste...
Wednesday 19th June 2019 12:49 pm
Also by Sarah Louise mcnee:2019 New moon 17th june | Transformation | 11.11 | Heartburn no more |
tears of a
in dim light
Wednesday 19th June 2019 11:43 am
Also by cindylee loucks:VAMPIRE'S KISS | IN THE MOURNING | SPACE LEFT BEHIND | BAIL PAID | BOUNTY | ACE OF SPADES | WORDS | GHOST |
The death of love
I knew of a couple
They were in love and happy
Saving money to buy a house.
She became pregnant and
Thought it was best to have an abortion
Without consulted her spouse she went and had one
And since a woman’s body is her temple
She didn’t think of telling him.
When he knew he felt resentful he had hoped
They one day would have a baby....
Wednesday 19th June 2019 9:52 am
Also by jan oskar hansen:forest dog | the blue | the apprentice | deafeat | a very rich woman | the piano | the Greek-Orthodox church | romance | war memories | the theft | the experiment |
This Ain't No Aussie Launchpad Don
I'd like to see more humour on the site. To me it needs a re-balance.
Things seem so unbalanced
I'm drowning in despair
I need come up for humour
I need come up for air
But Don this ain't no launchpad
For Aussies seeking fun
We're British, Queen-like, serious
When all is said and done
I hear some of you say...
Wednesday 19th June 2019 7:34 am
Also by Don Matthews:Infected | Bridget Everett - On the Edge | Snaffling Brexit Discontents | Wavemaker. But... | How Much Does One Reveal to Strangers? | Maryon Wants Me To Write Edgy | Outside the Rink. Unfettered | Monty Python's Bavarian Restaurant | Do You Remember Anya, Kate? | Models on Catwalks | Haiku – College of | The Poet's Grave | Nothing Deep and Thoughtful Here | Why Can't I Be Spiderman? | Why Has Our Aussie Stopped Posting? |
Happy for someone
Heartbroken for yourself
Gasping for breath
Tears stuck to your eyes.
How do you move on?
It comes in waves,
Crashing one minute
Peaceful the next
Keep trying to forget
Wednesday 19th June 2019 12:37 am
Also by Rye:Secret Feelings |
It was soon after your beloved dog had passed away
that I saw you at the animal sanctuary
looking in each kennel.
I could all too easily imagine
you having your heart and soul
benevolently wide open
like two angels showing you the way to redemption
showing you how to light the new way
back to your old canine loving happinesses.
Tuesday 18th June 2019 11:36 pm
Also by Jemima Jones:Returning to the embrace of echoes | Winters uncontested Minstrel | From Fly to fertilizer | Necessity of repetitions |
The stress the strain and endless pain
Is normal in a world where sun is rain
Where white is black
and you daren’t look back
or answer when they say “hey what’s up?”
When was it that for all this I signed up?
Don’t get me wrong I do the caring
not for money or gifts but for love and sharing,
and promises I made on that special day
but hey! When did I sign up for th...
Tuesday 18th June 2019 10:35 pm
Also by Fred Varden:Insomnia | Who is this please? |
I wish I could walk a mile on my twisted wasted legs,
but they are on a cratered path
somewhere else instead.
I wish I could speak a truth with my mangled severed tongue,
but it festers in a blood soaked pit
where silence was begun.
I wish I could show you vision through my blinded plucked out eyes,
but they were stamped on with deri...
Tuesday 18th June 2019 10:16 pm
Also by Wolfgar:On hearing news of murder | Ravi Shankar stopped me wanking | The management of savagery | Gently in the forest | Beyond the mirror |
I'm simple this way
this way leaning
Watching your want
this way fading.
You're always his way
his way gleaning.
I'm holding this loss
this way leaving.
When you leave
before you've left
when I've left
your busy thoughts
after I've left
with your touch
Tuesday 18th June 2019 8:45 pm
Also by Tommy Carroll:testing... 1 2 3 | The Complainer |
Gazing from my window
In the tenderness of Spring
I feel like a seed in soil
Gathering vitality from the dark Earth
Pulsing upward for Sunlight.
And I know I am blessed with re-growth
My whole self open to new vistas.
And then a 'vista' surges up – unwanted.
An intrusion on the lyric moment.
But my thought has triggered it
And I must consider it.
And then, I '...
Tuesday 18th June 2019 8:03 pm
Also by Cynthia Buell Thomas:Math Test | I Hope There Is A Heaven For That Pretty Pink Dress |
Some days I look at the mantelpiece
Where the dust gets thicker and the cobwebs grow
I’m not sure what to do about it, you know.
Every day seems like the same day
And even though it’s sunny outside
Sometimes the clouds get in the way.
I watch the TV but I don’t always take it in
And the flickering colours and sounds
Are something I don’t want around.
Tuesday 18th June 2019 7:31 pm
You shine in the moonlight
Like a sparkling beacon of promise
Worth every drop of sweat and tears
A reward for years of miserable life
A well-deserved meal after a famine
The most divine taste of glory
It’s been so long
I watch you glittering in the dark
Listen to your enchanting song
Dream of you, day and night
Tuesday 18th June 2019 6:28 pm
Also by Julia G:Love me | Room |
"You aren't good enough"
"You're going to fail"
"You are useless"
"You are nothing"
"You're all alone"
Can't stand the murmurs
Inside my head
Twisting the words of others into cruilty
Only the hurtful messages make their way through
Struggling to find the light
Hands only grasp at emptiness
Darkness creaps in
My voice is fading
Only their wo...
Tuesday 18th June 2019 6:27 pm
Also by ByteSize:Doubt | I Need You | Just resting my eyes | Matryoshka | Unable to live without Love | Broken | Beauty is in the eye | Demons Never Leave | Hidden | Struggle Not to Fall Again | Her | Fading | Happy Birthday My Dearest Sister | A Stranger | I long to surrender my heart | Long for Silence | The Sweetest Lies | Shadow Person | Lost | Returned | More than a smile |
Long ago and far away
Are the worlds of yesterday.
We stand upon the brink of time
Where shadows rule and blind leads blind.
Nations quake, the seas they rage,
What help now our yesterdays.
Cosy dreams and pageant's show
Since far away and long ago
Have brought us to the brink of time
Where clown and prince play pantomime.
We cheer, we boo, we clap our hands,
Tuesday 18th June 2019 5:41 pm
Also by afishamongmany:Blurred | Meeting Greeting | Three Times | Startingblocks | Stairways |
New to heart
Tuesday,18 th June 2019
It is a beautiful way
full of romantic feeling and says
something new to heart
in the form of human art
you remember or not
I am not caught
between dilemma and the real feel
it is no deal
I am out to find
the love of any kind
that has a love for an individual
with true heart and feel
feel pride and h...
Tuesday 18th June 2019 5:09 pm
Also by Hasmukh Mehta:present failure | With colorful flowers | New to heart | Lines are drawn | He delivers | Find yourself | Not beauty alone | Personality at home | Love bridge | With the child | Mountain and arivers | Only one creature | Common feeling | Real talent | Limited role | Cimplete strangers | Chatterer | Remain alive | Eyes speak pain | :Love-not a dream | No need | New trend | Change the fate | No pretension | Noa pathoven | Busy personality | I cry alone | Love is not | As if in cage | Love the way | Love the way | Eid-real worship day | Walk aimlessly | With a frown face | As if the cage | My answer | Less dangerous | No chance | Our folly | The painter | Allow me free entry | Dominate the scene | Omnipresent God |
I shall write crap
about tickle and slap,
no detail spared
Bad taste no longer embarrassing
a close second to online harassing
the obvious answer
to pull the punters.
That's the way to go
to stimulate the poetry flow
and fuck inspiration up the arse
using the simple device of a cock
such endless pleasure to unlock.
It's no ...
Tuesday 18th June 2019 4:36 pm
Also by ray pool:ON FATHERS DAY | GLASS MARBLES | SEARCHING AND FINDING | LATE INDULGENCE |
My wings are brown, not black and shiny.
I'm always peeping out through leaves.
I try and keep above the fear trilling below,
I know they are ingesting bitter roots.
And yet I swallow their song all the same.
The empty smoke of hope that arises,
as I am the Blackbird mother sitting,
gathering material and protecting you,
refined in pointless expectation.
I am a gust of failure that ruins,
Tuesday 18th June 2019 4:00 pm
Smoking is glamourous ,sexy and mature,
Advertisers create this perception to lure,
Teens to smoke and feel cool,
To fit in with their friends at school.
Smoking creates rebellion in the family hive,
Best to quit this mistake and stay alive.
Ask your teen what made him start,
To damage the lungs,circulation and heart.
Smoking and vaping are not allowed,
Tuesday 18th June 2019 1:00 pm
This poem started off as "Yorkshire Rules" based on a Yorkshire tee shirt design, it was later adapted, incorporating Garrowby Hill, both generating much amusement, then I decided Pen-y-gent would be better plus a few more amendments.
To answer God’s call Moses went, reyt to t’top o' Pen-y-Ghent
Not filled wi’ dread when he heard God spake an he said
“Moses, Yorkshire is my beloved ...
Tuesday 18th June 2019 12:40 pm
I watched my death party
Because I knew what nobody can expect
When they leave into the darkness
Between the layers of time itself.
Some people shed tears of lost
While others smiled with no cost,
Many cry on their own
While I felt death
Like a wound
From a black rose.
I await to greet others
Not years –
Like time spent growing up with my ...
Tuesday 18th June 2019 10:44 am
A phrase which suggests to me an outcome,
Born of reason; not the season for legal treatise but could
Call time on each resting pair of marching boots plus owner,
Dulled, still, at dawn following deadly all day military drill, the
Excess dust now gone and marcher done – he forever
Full of phrases, though no And Because, each one more
Grouchy, generally, than the on...
Tuesday 18th June 2019 10:35 am
Also by Peter Taylor:HANGING GARDENS, HASLEMERE | SILENT GREETINGS | SHARING THE SUN |
Who else, save that one person
in need of relaxation
would stoop to taking a bath?
From the very first instant
said bather isn't cleaner
but more and more wallowing
in their own scum-laden filth.
Tuesday 18th June 2019 10:15 am
Also by Richie Muster:The Whole Hog | Leave Or Remain, It's All The Same | If Poems Were Paintings (A Scabrous Fantasy, Written After Watching J. Koons at Work On BBC4) |
Finding it impossible to get a doctor's appointment
I began the practise of self-diagnosis
which revealed that I was actually more ill than I thought
I had athlete's foot, housemaid's knee and tennis elbow
My prostate was enlarged and pressed against my bladder
causing me to pee more...could it get any badder? (groan)
Yes it could. I had cancer of everything
and both type...
Tuesday 18th June 2019 10:07 am
Also by Brian Maryon:NOT ANY MORE | Changing Colour | No Relation to Eleanor | The State Visit |
I walked along the path at dusk unknowing of my danger
She called to me a solemn note, a witch of dark design
She bears me to her home aloft, a temptress feigning light
I enter into the arched halls, a façade of poisoned love
I am a false jewel, a bringer of craved madness
I will entangle you in webs of fear, a sinuous oily darkness
I will bathe you i...
Tuesday 18th June 2019 5:08 am
I woke from another nice nightmare,
the same one as last night:
calling in a midnight green garden,
sickening spilling envy over
the flower beds
and screaming through locked doors;
the keyhole beyond where
in some old silent film.
Let me bring the colour to this
I've brought it in fruitbowls,
and bouquets, and I...
Monday 17th June 2019 11:40 pm
I remember taking my mum to visit my dad in the local hospice before he sadly passed away after several months of ill health and memories of the visits prompted this poem:
I visit you daily in your nursing home
you're physically with me yet I feel so alone
I reach for your hand and you pull it away
a bit of you dies with each passing day
Our love over years never did ...
Monday 17th June 2019 11:24 pm
Also by Wayne McLellan:You Cheating Bitch! | The Silent Scream | Coco the Clown | The Lighthouse | Boy what a Lady! | The Princess and the Frog |
Overhanging your tiredness
Ah 60’s! Too young, let’s do it again.
60’s women, short skirts, knickers
Don’t look now in Blackpool
The man selling sand is here again
What comes before?
Silent silver surfing by the sea
Falling into the past
Looking back, we see clearly.
Footprints in the sand of disbelief
Nowhere to fly across...
Monday 17th June 2019 11:00 pm
Strongholds of war threaten our life supply,
for death awaits those who seek and speak truth.
Battles are waged within our safe havens,
as kin and friend shed their masks of deceit.
Doorsteps of homes alter into altars
Refuge is taken spiritually now,
for the church has fallen religiously.
Satan worshippers disguised as righteous
Believers, spitting the Word better than
us because False...
Monday 17th June 2019 8:25 pm
Gales are gathering around your walls and columns crumbling -
bolted doors seemed poised, the stained-glass windows restless rattle -
yet to revelry they're lost - deaf to the distant rumbling -
children of the serpent – born of warriors once formed for battle.
Leafless trees – whose boughs with dew are frozen – how you upwards reach -
as in supplication; sapped is every buddin...
Monday 17th June 2019 7:25 pm
Also by Chris Laverty:Poem | Poem |
My soul travels back and forth
Between feeling like I'm holding my breath,
And feeling like all the breath has been taken out of me.
In either case, it has been a long time
Since I have felt like I could breathe.
My world has been chaos,
Misfortune after tragedy after misfortune
Most days I wonder when I will catch a break
Then there are times I believe
I finally have my head above...
Monday 17th June 2019 4:47 pm
Also by Hallielle Rose Dawson:Half a Life | The Abyss | All of May |
On the floor in the dark room,
The occasional lightbulb flicker
Brings some hope back into my blue-glazed eyes,
But it's a mere distraction.
I imagine that the lightbulb can see;
Awake when it's shining,
In the light I seem free,
My body moves. My voice, it speaks.
Speaks like the one it once belonged to,
Before the l...
Monday 17th June 2019 4:44 pm
Also by Astrid Thomas:Beautiful Tree |
the first pitch of summer
spring training is over
time to make tracks
to wrigley fenway kauffman
or wherever batters balls crack
the bull pen is waiting
the mound’s been prepared
the roster is ready
nostrils are flared
the star spangled banner
brings tears to your eye
a rocket ascending
up high in the sky
a proud crowd in the stadium
the first pitch is thr...
Monday 17th June 2019 8:48 am
Also by thephantomscribbler:Bless The Weather |
and I wonder if there's someone else that you wish was giving you the attention that I am
and I wonder if you are giving someone else the attention that I wish you would give me
and I wonder why this imbalance follows me
always always nipping at my heels
and yet somehow manages to also remain
two steps ahead of me
this imbalance of desire
Monday 17th June 2019 12:11 am
Also by Eiren Water:addicts lie | outside | maybe mayhem |
I don't care to hear what you have to say
I won't let it affect me anyway.
What you did ain't right
What you did made me tight.
I can't begin to understand your reason,
But what you said had a meaning.
We fought and
tonight I toss and toss.
Who would of thought your words
Could hurt this mockingbird.
That the blood that will spill
Would break my remaining will.
I don't care, you made y...
Monday 17th June 2019 12:10 am