Poetry Blogs (2019)
David Franks on WEEKLY WALKABOUTSVERSE, E.G., 99 OF 230: ONE RUGBY (1 hour ago)
Desirable properties now
built on the former asylum
grounds where banged on
doors those patients then,
the men and girls whose world
view was a step or two away
from those who roamed the
streets they called normality.
Sometimes I sense their
presence hereabouts their
ghosts that mingled in the mist
and grew the produce on the
former nursery site unless they
Monday 14th October 2019 12:24 am
Also by Philipos:COMINGS AND GOINGS | BOGGLE EYED | FROM THE BOOK OF CHAUVIN | INNER SELVES |
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 |
Life is short
A one shot
Love is life
No love is lost
But life is loss
Life is an angle
With love intertwined
Life and love mangled
Life experience is of no use
A one time fuse
To amuse or to abuse
Life is forced upon
A unique happenstance
A mysterious circumstance
An amazing maze
Sunday 13th October 2019 10:12 pm
Also by Jeannot:Simple song |
It is incomprehensible
that you should lick the side of a teaspoon
with your eyes shut
in a public cafe .
More incomprehensible still
that you should disregard
commenting on conversations had
in said cafe .
how their words stink
or sink into the crevices
between sips .
I will order my preference
in peace ....
Sunday 13th October 2019 9:25 pm
Also by Andromeda Bloom:In a world full of people |
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
(But not this time. A rare success. A piece I wrote a few years ago)
Not that it’s a recognised event, of course, but I’m contemplating entering our Tuesday Pub Quiz Team for the 2020 Olympics.
Bear with me while I digress a little but at the 2012 London Olympics the Men’s 4 x 100m Relay Team was disqualified for dropping the baton, handing it over outside the transition area, running ...
Sunday 13th October 2019 7:40 pm
Also by John Coopey:GRETA | SQUEEZING THIGHS | GREAT SHITS I HAVE HAD - CHAPTER ONE | MOVING UP THE QUEUE | ADULTS ONLY |
Sometimes you just have to give yourself a break from feeling bitter and give yourself a chance to love something. This isn't just about romantic love.
The best kind of love
Is without conditions
No doubtful suspicions
Or painful omissions
There is no one reason
For the feeling
It just is
With No Ending
Sunday 13th October 2019 7:25 pm
Also by Ruth O'Reilly: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 |
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
On thin ice
Over Arctic water.
Sunday 13th October 2019 6:39 pm
Also by Fred Nicholson:You hear me? | Some times | Treasure Hunt | Mother's work is WOW! | Color Matters | make believe love |
Sunday, October 13, 2019
My best companion
on this earthly heaven
i remain happily driven
with her company even
on no one else
I can smile with tears
it is only her
that keeps me happy or bother
I have seen her struggle
to bring us up with the smile
she shall never let us know
how difficult was it to grow children!
Sunday 13th October 2019 5:04 pm
Also by Hasmukh Mehta: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 |
On hands and knees.......
In hope in awe.........
Another world revealed.
The flow of elements.
A disease to be healed.
Amazing, it’s awesome!!!!
Miracles to behold.
Seeing is believing.
History to be retold.
Every sacred book claims the truth.
Proof of a higher being?
Sunday 13th October 2019 3:42 pm
Also by Harvey202020:Happiness of love. | Soaring high. | Is too little too late? | Autumn Dreams.... | Nephilim rising | The private war | Tommy stone's bones | Self Hurt | Death of a Pornstar | Stupid to think | A coming Stranger | Unstoppable Flood |
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 |
The cold autumn rain falls full in my face,
wet westerlies come with a trace of winter;
as I walk, I take account of my losses.
My mind drifts into the past:
a phantasmagoria of well-remembered faces
tumble into the valley of the shadow of death.
Phantoms afloat, all around me, looking quizzically
at the remains of a life long left or soonest parted.
The trees of this woodl...
Sunday 13th October 2019 2:31 pm
Also by John E Marks: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 |
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 |
The Commission for Less Education
is holding a conference this week
and is requesting all join together
to help us stamp out
the most alarming development
in the history of mankind
the spread of Education
there has been a steady rise
in higher education over the past 100 years
as people have invested millions
in education and teacher's retirement plans
Sunday 13th October 2019 12:20 pm
Also by d.knape: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 |
Sunday 13th October 2019 11:45 am
“Yes, I was very ill again, I am becoming
thinner and thinner, but my spirit cannot be crushed.
I work every minute that I’m able to.
My Merz Barn is better and more consistent
than anything I have done before.” (Kurt Schwitters, 1947)
Lichtenstein at the Hatton, Newcastle;
I suppose we were meant to be grateful
that the oeuvre of such an eminence
should be displ...
Sunday 13th October 2019 11:36 am
The woman from the Philippines
She and her husband a European man of middle years
Had a clearing in the jungle.
Built their own bamboo cabin raised pigs and chicken
Also, vegetables which the sold at the local market.
She sent many photos of their daily life
Then came the long silence I heard nothing more
What had happened?
Now my imagination spea...
Sunday 13th October 2019 9:58 am
Also by jan oskar hansen:waiting for surgery | the acceptance | aq tired day | sic transit gloria | FORTITUDE | I remember | when old sailors go | auttumnal reflection | the Obama precidency | ghosts |
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
You Must Believe the Bible Son
(Being Sunday I thought this appropriate. A true story about me)
When I was just a little boy
My daddy said to me
You must believe the Bible son
Yes daddy, I see
When I was just a teenager
I went to 'varsity
They taught me how to question things
Question you and me
My father was a preacher
You see where this is headed?...
Sunday 13th October 2019 6:10 am
Also by Don Matthews: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 |
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 |
Anxious and tried
Head lowered in shame
I can't face my face
Again and again
Brooding dark doubt
Sapped energy am tired
Confidence is ebbing
No company desired
Sunday 13th October 2019 12:07 am
Also by Philip Stevens:Shouting ! |
They come home
pleading with wild eyes;
and every time you lose them
you miss them even more,
with each haunting welcome them back
as though they would always be there
reliving your despair.
Saturday 12th October 2019 9:57 pm
Also by ray pool:TOWER RAVEN | IN MARYLAND | THE DEATH OF WORDS | HOMILLY |
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 |
In all my years of bird watching
From field and woodland walking,
From pavement pressing,
I have never seen the body of a bird.
Where do they go – to die?
Thousands of birds?
I understand decomposition, of course!
Rapid rotting of little bodies.
But feathers, and feet?
How do they simply 'disappear'?
Is it really just a matter of scale?
And human ina...
Saturday 12th October 2019 2:25 pm
Also by Cynthia Buell Thomas:An Irish Prayer (author unknown) |
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 |
Problems after problems
Troubled layers ahead
Patience lost to express
Running a tearful race
Mind going numb
Saturday 12th October 2019 7:54 am
Also by Do.RoThY: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!! |
Suki is a Sharpei
It takes lifetimes of breeding to turn a wolf into a Sharpei.
"More skin,' cries the breeder wife.
Beauty is only skin deep...functional too.
I've seen other dogs grab rolls and rolls of Suki's beauty and shake,
while she easily manuevers around to return the favor.
I should be so lucky.
My skin comes down from lines of carp...
Saturday 12th October 2019 3:35 am
Also by Michael Triandafils:Dear Fundamentalist Friend | Song Production | Bottle | The Ballad of Pablos Juan | To The Subject of Every Photo Taken Before 1900 |
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 |
Varied as any flock, these islanders
are yet never far from one view.
On the horizon
it may be dragons they look out for
and the dull clunk of bells they hear
from where the sun has other business.
Looking out on these changeful waves
always the same, the same
fascinates the islander
just as the ever evolving curls
of the beloved's shining
And looking out, to t...
Friday 11th October 2019 9:55 pm
Also by Adam Whitworth:In The Mansions Of Memory | The Millionth Existentialist Pome | Yours Sincerely | A Poem |
A ponderous existence is our enigma in life
to experience the fullness of all is perplexity
Highly subjective we are intensely observant
the world is seen as a cinema screen
A performance in which we all take part
a drama of strange participation
Do I serve a purpose through my being here
is my individuality purposefully made
Am I a cog in a wheel of p...
Friday 11th October 2019 8:16 pm
Also by keith jeffries:One of Many | You´re Living in the Past | Nan´s Kitchen | Loathing | Bigger and Better Bombs | In Love | No Frontiers | History in Denial |
Beautiful how you're glistening
Beautiful my mahogany
I love the way you sound to me
I love the way you make me free
Smooth on top I start to groove
Smooth on top your maple wood
Sounds that always make me move
Sounds just like my childhood
Smells like amps and old gear
Smell the old speakers where I am near
Tastes like sex and cheap old beer
Tastes like celebrating on New Year
Ode to ...
Friday 11th October 2019 6:30 pm
Also by Allison Wonder:Prince of Darkness | Grandma 1 | Wolf | Manipulation | Illusion | Passion | Confusion | Doubt | 5:00 AM | Hassle Time | Silent Symptom | Onus (TRIGGER WARNING) | Captive | Shame (R) | Desolation | Grief | Enervation | Sitting on a Shelf | Truth | Intruder | Unhinged | Name of the Game | Restoration | Collapse (TRIGGER WARNING) | Almighty | Spiraling | Day -1 | What I'm Feeling | Forsaken | Go | Dust to Dust | Harm Reduction | Whitehead | Red Door (TRIGGER WARNING) | Mr. Fix It | Derangement | Naivete | Clamorous | Anthony | Debate | Untitled | Sober | Rat Tale | New Sheets (TRIGGER WARNING) | Untitled | Coastal | Hypocrite | Bath Bomb (TRIGGER WARNING) | Me and My Shadow | Drifting | You | Migraine | Writers Block | Abandoned | Replica | Promises (TRIGGER WARNING) | Chamomile | Untitled | Untitled | Ambushed | Untitled | Untitled |
Nature uses her horizon to obscure the full expanse of her majesty, as a beautiful woman might angle her face to the floor to avoid attention.
She has no need for flashy steeples or tolling bells to make one sit up and take notice.
Like the peewee enraptured by his reflected image in my window,
her many faces captivate me, her power and complexity is jaw dropping, inspirational.
The earth and...
Friday 11th October 2019 2:59 pm
Also by Kate G:One of those days |
I'll start with an apology, solemnly, to make up for the one you never gave to me
Properly, probably, you didn't even know that it was necessary,
Honestly, this disunity, that has come to be between you and me,
Bothers me, so deeply, because it questions our compatibility,
The quality, of amity, is strained to limits of insanity,
Our policy, of clarity, was crushed under the heels...
Friday 11th October 2019 12:41 pm
Also by Jason Bayliss:Mondays Demon | A Dark Seed | Hallows Harbinger | Broken |
I had one of those dreams again, the ones where we were just friends. You had no idea you were my every heartbeat.
We were on a trip somewhere, back in high school or something. You had a crush on the foreign exchange student I was rooming with. I was barely tolerating her. You invited us to hang out though, and I couldn't deny any second spent near you. We stayed late in your room listening...
Friday 11th October 2019 11:30 am
Also by Marantha Greyson:Five Dollar Words |
A slave to my feelings,
Shackles trapping my mind.
Trying to break through and begin healing,
But hit with the cruel reality of man-kind.
Friday 11th October 2019 10:27 am
I used to think the red juice
at the bottom of this tupperware
from her hands
pressing down on the cabbage late at night.
her body hunched over the kitchen sink
must have had
the full weight of
just and only everything
pressing down on the cabbage.
The red rising;
The red resting;
The red fermenting
just above the knuckl...
Friday 11th October 2019 9:55 am
Also by Alex J.J:Last letter to a heartbroken girl | "I'll find someone else" |
You say flatulence I say fart
that is why I can not give you my heart
You are symphony I am country
we dance to a different beat
You are perfect in my eyes
one who never tells lies
If we became real
it could ruin my dream
Become the nightmare
I've too often see
Better to be flirting friends
so our relationship never ends
Go to our g...
Friday 11th October 2019 6:36 am
Can we get on a little faster
Said the leavers to remain
This whole thing is a disaster
And it’s driving us insane
The Germans and the Belgians
And that other lot in France
Are incensed at our rebellion
And pathetic Brexit dance
Can we, can’t we, can we
Can’t we end this Euromance
Will we, won’t we, will we
Won’t we do the Brexit dance
It could have been so...
Friday 11th October 2019 12:57 am
Also by Trevor Alexander:Grammar-Nazi |
Poor old London...sad old place
Condemned to suffer a soiled face
From environmental egos come to visit,
Hardly a cause for welcome, is it?
Like infants squealing for attention,
Desperate for a media mention,
Never mind if it's hardly unknown news...
Any excuse to virtuously abuse
The hopes of those in dire need
Of getting to hospital to be freed
Of pain an...
Thursday 10th October 2019 9:57 pm
Also by M.C. Newberry:IF YOU MUST | MIND THE GENERATION GAP | VISION | NATIONAL POETRY DAY | NO OTHER WAY |
The doors are open
Come in feel free to rip things apart
Your spot in the centre is waiting
I’d like to sabotage myself now
Come like an earthquake
Don’t waste more time
I can take ten on the Richter Scale
Hit me now
Give me all you’ve got
Don’t worry I will tidy up
Until I am out
Thursday 10th October 2019 8:45 pm
It's a dark room when it's formed by your actions
Just never knew where to stand
My mother always told me my mouth would get me in trouble
And so here I am, using my hands
My words have no leash
They probably should have a harness
It's just way too early for me to have sentience
I'm just mumbling around throwing apples at the wounds
I could keep going over
And then swi...
Thursday 10th October 2019 7:58 pm
Also by Collin Pulmano:October |
I need you
Like Dracula needs a neck to suck
Like Hannibal lector needs victims to cook
Like Jason needs the 13th day
Like Micheal Myers needs teens to slay
I need you
like werewolves need to howl
I need you
forever in my medusa scowl
I need you
Like Vincent Price needs bats to keep
Or like Willard with his rats that creep
I need you
Like Freddy Krueger
(I see you when I'm sl...
Thursday 10th October 2019 11:37 am