Poetry Blogs (2019)
I met a female
would I say
Tuesday 15th October 2019 2:10 am
Also by Fred Nicholson:Crunches | You hear me? | Some times | Treasure Hunt | Mother's work is WOW! | Color Matters | make believe love |
I wish she knew from the very start
Which mountain the sun came from
For your eyes can be deceiving in rain
Fountains are rain corralled and I'm tempted
Into sleeping on your neck. A servitude of roses.
In which green bay and the rolling sea spy on me
That's deep, but it aint at all clear. Like seawater,
Lagoons on tropical Islands are lost on me.
Kind of like a fantasy.
I wish you a...
Monday 14th October 2019 11:47 pm
Also by John E Marks:Season of mists | 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 |
"Masochistic lonely widow
seeks rip off merchant
for sex and violation.
Anything goes, leading to
deprivation of funds.
Has previous experience of con men
unlimited private income,
can spot a liar a mile away.
Enjoys the charade of brief courtships
the sharing of company.
I always carry a weapon. "
Monday 14th October 2019 8:43 pm
Also by ray pool:FOR A DEAD PET | TOWER RAVEN | IN MARYLAND | THE DEATH OF WORDS | HOMILLY |
Does anyone else but me wonder
when they look on Facebook
and see birthday celebrations
for dead aunts, uncles
that no, this cannot be
Because the dead cannot age
take that slap on the back
notch up years or candles on a cake
They're snuffed out, like we will one day be
They're gone forever
Just memories - hopefully good ...
Monday 14th October 2019 8:27 pm
He swallowed the matter
Now the matter’s screaming
Bent over double
His insides cry
Like any other
Louder at times
With the stench of sulfur
To get the full picture
We go to private places
What goes in what comes out
Says more about our existence
Than what we believe
What we preach
What we do how does it
Connect to what we think
Doubled over fac...
Monday 14th October 2019 8:09 pm
Also by Robert C Gaulke:warning: poetry spam | bathroom pass |
Who creates and who destroys?
The sun in the day,
The weeds in the garden,
The wind breezing between the flowers,
The friend and the foe,
For these are heaven and hell,
How I hold these in my bosom,
How I desire to be free from my sins,
How I desire to hold anger towards my foe,
How I wish to blame others for my faults.
Then the sweet voice whispers,
Monday 14th October 2019 7:34 pm
Desert Poem #1
Where are you now son?
Lost Horse Canyon
With the poets-an odd bunch
You know they try to wrangle the desert's beauty with their lassos
made of words
It always eludes them
Desert Poem #2
Sister Silver Cholla
Sleeping through the hard times
You know the desert kisses her every morning
But she only wakes up
When his brea...
Monday 14th October 2019 7:31 pm
Also by Michael Triandafils:Sharpei Skin | Dear Fundamentalist Friend | Song Production | Bottle | The Ballad of Pablos Juan | To The Subject of Every Photo Taken Before 1900 |
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 humankind grew produce on
the former nursery site unless...
Monday 14th October 2019 6:58 pm
Also by Philipos:THE NUT HATCH | COMINGS AND GOINGS | BOGGLE EYED | FROM THE BOOK OF CHAUVIN | INNER SELVES |
For fucks sake
I think I'm brilliant.
Or else I think
I'm a nasty piece of work.
Like an uncouth
That isn't worth a cent.
Monday 14th October 2019 6:47 pm
Also by Andromeda Bloom:Incomprehensible | In a world full of people |
That day you said you couldn't stay
You told me love would make me pay
Now I remember every day
With love slip-slidin' away
I did my best - the best I could
Without much rest - you knew I would
But nothing worked - nothing came good
And love went slip-slidin' away
Together I thought we had it made
But day turns to night and all things fade
Just like the sun ...
Monday 14th October 2019 3:03 pm
Also by M.C. Newberry:POOR OLD LONDON | IF YOU MUST | MIND THE GENERATION GAP | VISION | NATIONAL POETRY DAY | NO OTHER WAY |
Here doctor, here we all are,
the lonely hearts of Blighty.
Hunched up in your waiting rooms.
Confused, broken and flighty.
We all scream
Big Pharma they are all shouting,
that we haven’t got enough.
They’ll dishing out chemical kisses,
and these tablets are the love.
We all scream...
Monday 14th October 2019 3:00 pm
Also by Ralph Dartford:December 26th (after Vasko Popa) |
Bind me with your chains,
You control the beast tonight,
You are all there is,
All that now remains,
And I'll let you feast tonight,
I am here to please,
Tight against my skin,
Pull your bindings oh so tight,
Don't let me get free,
Guide our pleasure in,
You are in control tonight,
That's how it should be,
Slap my guilty skin,
Bound by col...
Monday 14th October 2019 2:37 pm
Also by Jason Bayliss:The Lionsheart | Start With An Apology | Mondays Demon | A Dark Seed | Hallows Harbinger | Broken |
We used to laugh, during faraway conversations, about travelling commonly-named streets, if only to feel closer to one another. From my Olive to your Olive, my Ridge to your Ridge, as if traversing one road is all it takes to close distances.
But in the margins of my life, I watch San Francisco sunsets become shrouded by shadows of thick Summer fog, blanketing the sky in an endless gray. Often ...
Monday 14th October 2019 1:41 pm
Also by Emilia Callahan:Untitled (variations on coffee series) |
Looking up at
the Blue Sky outside
the blue sky
says the obvious
you picked the perfect day
to be outside
a sky this blue
is a promise
for the future
and I am so glad
at my age
you can never have enough
Monday 14th October 2019 11:52 am
Also by d.knape:The Commission For Less Education | 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 |
Lost in deep thought
Not an astronaut
Yet walking in space
Monday 14th October 2019 10:45 am
Also by Ruth O'Reilly:In short supply | 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 |
A day of dreams and hopes
A day of losing and finding
The fans’ coach left without me – my fault.
I could not miss the match so bought
a Manchester ticket - day return.
A win for us would enter folklore -
and it was odds on that Orient
would never grace Mai...
Monday 14th October 2019 10:26 am
Also by Rick:Five Walls at the Hatton with Kate (significantly revised) |
Ex teacher shot dead in McDonald’s.
Every tragedy has a back story......
Billy (not his real name) was a loner.
At school he was bullied.... called a fool.
His father beat his mother, little peace at home.
No friends to confide in. He felt like a freak.
Mr teacher singled Billy out.
Predatory instincts without a doubt.
Befriending Billy with a shoulder to cry on.
Mr teacher very soon...
Monday 14th October 2019 10:26 am
Also by Harvey202020:In faith | 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 |
Thalia and I
Thalia's my Muse of Mirth
We met when she toured WOL
Looking for a matching mate
Someone she could control
(It might rhyme Don
but you know that's not true.....)
I want to please the lady
I need her oh so much
We're sorting out our differences
A give and take of such
Like any new relationship
Things do go up and down
But if yo...
Monday 14th October 2019 7:12 am
Also by Don Matthews:You Must Believe the Bible Son | 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 |
Democracy as we understand it is right the business in a well-regulated society and high taxation, which Gives the state income to finance roads and Help the poor. A free for all capitalism is bad for all, It ruins a country and there as endemic corruption. A well paid organized and trained workforce is a must because without it, we face strife and revolution.
Many business peop...
Monday 14th October 2019 7:07 am
Also by jan oskar hansen:what happened | waiting for surgery | the acceptance | aq tired day | sic transit gloria | FORTITUDE | I remember | when old sailors go | auttumnal reflection | the Obama precidency | ghosts |
We are biting the hand that feeds
our own unmedicated self
all is lost
tamed with little shots
haldol on the rocks
you snore in locked padded rooms
staring at the ceiling like sunspot patterns
Okinawa paper lanterns
all the pretty colors come back
acid flashback backcrack anti aircraft point blank execution
Monday 14th October 2019 3:59 am
Also by Patrick Kennon:Sleeping in the rain |
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 |
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 |
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
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 |
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 |
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 |
Sunday 13th October 2019 11:45 am
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
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 ! |
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!! |
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 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