Poetry Blogs (2019)
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 |
An Ancient Language
It is not Latin or Ancient Greek
that we find a language so rich and deep
It is not borne of a vocabulary or tongue
but from the heart, soul and mind of man
Found in the mists of time it comes to us
rich and varied are its sounds and cadences
For it can speak across all boundaries
reaching beyond impassable frontiers
Its sounds are an orchestra r...
Tuesday 17th September 2019 6:08 pm
Also by keith jeffries:A Moment in Time | The End | My Other.... | She Died Recently........ | Our Destiny | A Spiritual Home | Needless Burdens | The Final Blast | He Stepped Inside |
Tuesday,17th September 2019
What we see through eyes is really not real!
what we think or dream of is unreal!
what is likely to happen is real
so compromise with the mind and make the deal
people are also the same
so claim your self
like a hidden treasure in the shelf
to dream and do really nothing
it is condemnable sort of the ...
Tuesday 17th September 2019 5:00 pm
Also by Hasmukh Mehta: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 |
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
Oh what a sight
mounds of delight
not wrong just right
Red meat so bright
tongue loves each bite
done seen the light
Taken to new heights
Got the green light
seconds we might
Hunger our plight
now no more gripes
our lips we swipe
Tuesday 17th September 2019 1:43 pm
Also by d.knape: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 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 |
you left me in a pool of tears feeling like Pagliacci
you left me crucified by your betrayal feeling like Jesus
while your sinfulness is free to go on wherever you are
your handsomeness flag flying high
for other women to pay their sexual allegiances to
I'm just another lamb for the love slaughter
brooding on thoughts of your arms around another
traitorously dishonouring ...
Tuesday 17th September 2019 12:42 pm
Also by Rose Casserley: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 |
Dawn and Marge were at the flicks watching The Golden Compass.
In the foyer a farmer was causing quite a rumpus.
He'd bought two tickets one for him and one for his chicken Nance.
"No chicks allowed !"So secretly he stuffed Nance down his pants,
Sneaked her in and sat next to Dawn and Marge.
The movie started and the chicken's head from the farmer's trousers did discharge.
Tuesday 17th September 2019 11:51 am
Also by hugh: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 |
Driving home Sunday,
Oxfordshire evening sunshine
burnishing spires and flaming
rape fields too bright to look at.
Mulling over the day and
you asking me if I’m okay
more than once
due to the uncharacteristic silence,
my brief absent-minded answers
It’s like coming up for air whilst swimming
only to dive straight back beneath
the reminiscing waves, to
warm end-of-summer ...
Tuesday 17th September 2019 11:50 am
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!! |
Some thoughts on not being fearful to share your creative side with others....
Why are we here?
But for the sake
Expressing a prism
Never seen before
When you let
From the rain
Tuesday 17th September 2019 10:56 am
Also by Ruth O'Reilly: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 |
A modern phenomenon;
Millions being raised
In a one-parent home;
-a causative factor;
Adults should know that
Young lives matter!
Kids need assurance
During formative years;
Two loving parents
To calm their fears;
A devoted father
I was blessed to have had;
Nothing can replace
The love, of a dad.
Tuesday 17th September 2019 10:34 am
Also by Chrystel Roberts:Numero Uno | Tomorrow is far away | My bad! | BLUE | Out of my head! | Hope Springs Eternal | Call me Rhett! | Huh??? | why i like Poets |
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 |
Once, I walked on newly fallen snow
It was sobering,
but then it got cold, and feet froze
enough of sobering.
Thick, woollen socks and boots
I’m not an outdoor man
Traversing the North Pole is not
For me, I’m not a penguin.
I like to stay by the window when
it snows look romantic, festive too
thinking of yuletide of yore.
Tuesday 17th September 2019 9:48 am
Also by jan oskar hansen: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 |
But Am I Crazy ?
I've built this world of fantasy
And placed it in my mind
Filled with all my characters
And others (when I find)
But am I crazy ?
I have nice conversations
(Cups of tea not yet)
I'm 'fraid they're nothing special
Don't mix with no jet set
But am I crazy ?
There's Thalia my Muse of Mirth
Met when the Muses toured
Tuesday 17th September 2019 8:33 am
Also by Don Matthews: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 |
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 |
My life is a work-in-progress
my writing and poetry too
the advice is still, unfortunately,
to take another route through.
A love-struck Romeo too.
Some writing is not about something
some writing is of itself;
some writing is something to lean on,
a floating melody of swans; a yelp of pain.
When first we feel, we fall,
under the shadow of the shelter of t...
Tuesday 17th September 2019 2:15 am
Also by John E Marks: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 |
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 |
Where is my Muse
I missed the bus
Will there be another
Oh, what a fuss
I was hoping, at best
To go for a ride
On that magical tour
With my mind open wide
To find inspiration
And maybe a friend
As Don did with Thalia
Oh, who am I to pretend...
So I wait on the corner
With my pen and my pad
Thinking that, maybe,
This Muse thing's a fad
There's a bus ...
Monday 16th September 2019 11:48 pm
Also by Lisa C Bassignani:No More Hellos | Paying it Forward | Him | The Moors |
Let me even at the expense of my evolution remain
a sharpened blade tucked inside a dusty sheath.
Let me never taste the sweet liquors and fruit of fame
For I would rather share a glass of tepid water with
the hands that clean up after the ruthless beasts of war
Gladly I'll put the pen aside and grab a hod and shovel
and never write another word; keep silent forevermore.
Monday 16th September 2019 10:35 pm
Also by Mae Foreman:The Wait | I Refuse | Wedding Wish |
England – I never thought I'd feel
so wishful for your autumn days;
abroad I roam yet wish to steal
from tiring rays.
Empty these southern climes now seem;
empty the sun, the sea, the leisure,
the passing souls. This former dream
gives now no pleasure.
These shedding leaves announce September -
the birds depart - I wish to part.
Monday 16th September 2019 9:41 pm
Also by Chris Laverty:In Despondency |
There was a funny incident in surgery today,
I chopped a patient's penis off in protest over pay.
I told him if he coughed up I would put it back of course,
He said, "If I pay double can I have one from a horse?"
Monday 16th September 2019 9:21 pm
Also by branwell kent:Lost Love | A Cautionary Tale | Hedgehogs On A Plane | Chacun A Son Gout | Ambition |
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 |
A dark side.
From forbidden realms.
A strangled cry.
No mercy no mercy.
Blood moon dripping.
An entity searching.
Creeping on this night.
Smother, smother, smother.
Running in panic.
Blindly in circles.
Desperate and isolated.
Monday 16th September 2019 7:08 pm
Also by Harvey202020:Frontiers | Sink | Fast Forward | New grass |
The petals unfold
the breaking bloom of
hairline cracks in fragile glass
the ringing tones - singing
of friction pressed upon the lip
speechless words unspoken
moving eyes - stare back
a multitude of gazes
fractured - the crisp sound crack
of shattered glass
Monday 16th September 2019 5:57 pm
Also by DESMOND CHILDS:new dawn | catcher of my shadows | narcotic |
Inside the grounds of a Children's Home in Liverpool a young boy plays - - -
imagination adventure - - -
Monday 16th September 2019 4:21 pm
Also by Nigel Astell:Moody Blue |
Fascination gone into an admiration,
The new display is just an exaltation.
Like a fairy the new style,
Red lips and a pretty smile…
The image subjugates and conquers,
Hallucinates and confers,
The beholder’s thought with joy & tears.
A fairy’s descent with an advantage,
She places the world on a rampage.
With a revelation of her appearance
She adds more efferves...
Monday 16th September 2019 3:57 pm
NOW OR NEVER?
How often do I hear that the years are just flying by,
assertions made, in the main, by those who have seen
many already and are startled by the sudden onset
of things that simply slow you down so less gets done,
yet not less than you would confide to anyone.
I think about my own struggles with the spoken word,
for example, those painful moments when, say,...
Monday 16th September 2019 3:50 pm
Also by Peter Taylor:A THOUSAND DAYS |
Well now let me ask you is it right to not highlight the plight of those hidden from sight,
Denied the bright light as they stumble through night and they get uptight cuz their fight might be right,
And let me ask you would you agree that it's not up to me or you or we what the world should see,
Or proud pomposity, or loud verbosity, to even possibly, censor what should be free,
Monday 16th September 2019 3:26 pm
Also by Jason Bayliss:The Cutter | Lead Me Not | I Bought A Kayak | A Stone For The Miller (Collaboration Feat Mae Foreman) | The Key Fumbled |
Monday 16th September 2019 3:05 pm
Also by cindylee loucks:WON"T LOOK BACK | STICKS & STONES | SCULPTOR | SHOE FITS | GO FISH | SNAKE'S EGG |
I am appalled that Advertising thinks:
SEX SELLS ANYTHING.
In the early evening
Watching some casual programme,
The face of a young woman fills the screen in my lounge.
And I think: 'A pantomime mask!
But still, a pretty girl.'
Her eyes are focussed on the camera
And therefore straight into mine.
And then -
She begins mouth movements
With her brightly pas...
Monday 16th September 2019 12:31 pm
Also by Cynthia Buell Thomas:Depressive Moment |
We had to return
a final time to catch the
calls of black head gulls
and watch for otters bobbing
in the rain-splash of the loch.
Circling the shallows;
a nuisance of grey-lag geese.
We turned our gaze to
the Ring of Brodgar, Stenness,
and the hills of Hoy beyond.
Harray was calmness...
As clouds scudded from the west
and the wind grew strong
Monday 16th September 2019 9:44 am
Also by Rick:I looked up (final version (for now) ) | I looked up | broken home |
My balance is very finite
I felt it coming
I dreamed of my past life
I felt the love we held as I gazed into her eyes
I awoke and felt the pain in my heart
tried to ignore it, but it grew
the ugly couldn't mask it forever
it found me in deep stillness, and whispered the forgotten lore
the scabs were ripped off
I couldn't stop the bleeding
no matter the pres...
Monday 16th September 2019 7:01 am
আমরা এমনিই হাঁটতেছিলাম
চা খাইতে বের হইছিলাম
বড় রাস্তার উপর আইসা দেখি একটা নায়ক নাঁচতেছে
রাস্তার ওইপাড়ে তার প্রেমিকার বাসা
আমরা আগায় গিয়া একটু উৎসুক হইলাম
অবস্থা থাকতে থাকতেই নায়কের সাথে যে ছিল
তাকে গিয়া জিজ্ঞাসা করলাম এইটা ইউটিউব না সিনেমা?
নাকি টিকটক, ছবির পরিচালক কই
কোন হেল্প লাগবে কি না,
আমরাও পেছন দিয়া একটু নাঁইচা দিব কিনা
সে আমাদের ভাগায় দিল। আমরা রাস্তা পাড় হয়ে ...
Monday 16th September 2019 6:57 am
The jagged turreted skyline
emits its own kind
of dull fabricated ugliness,
hard smoked-filled tubes,
funneling the excesses
of materialistic output,
contrasting with the subtle
smooth outline of
the faraway forest
a rolling tide of greenery
an invisible outpouring
of breathable atoms
our stifled lungs.
Monday 16th September 2019 6:56 am
Also by Jon Stainsby:Thorn in her side | Turning my back | Confess |