Poetry Blogs (Jan 2019)
Trump to the left of me
Brexit to the right
Eire I am, stuck in the middle with Eu...
Sunday 20th January 2019 8:57 pm
Also by Lysa d:Guilty pleasures | Midnight madness | R. kelly | BREATHLESS | Little boys bum | Just for fun | Poor me ' poor you ' poor us | Lotto | Devils domain | Twin flame | My group | Waiting | Lucid dreams | Rat race | Flowing effortlessly | Together we make a difference |
Yesterday a policeman shit on my head
when I went to complain to a pigeon
about my gypsy being stolen by two cars.
Sunday 20th January 2019 8:30 pm
Also by David Gabriel Caplan:My neighbour had a fluffy cat. | Disorientated (1) | Banged Up | Haiku X 2 | Pubbing & Clubbing (late 60s / early 70s) | Morning Glory | The Protectors | Waiting for peace |
Take me through your mind,
through all the things we need to face,
broken trails hard to find,
full of strangers
following their paths,
protecting their days.
Take me through your land
through the eyes of different people
scattered in the dark,
with no reason for a blame,
we are here just for a while,
our fears are all the same.
Take me through your beauty
carneval lights falling...
Sunday 20th January 2019 8:09 pm
Also by Dragan Bozilov:Dream About Absolute Freedom | Trace | Raining In The South | Blue | Tattoos, Bricks & Bridges |
They have padded in various places
from shady joints to tropical beaches
Across countless pages they have trodden
in shoes, sandals, boots and in naked sedition
They have carried burdens and suffered corns
roamed the countryside and endured brittle thorns
I clip the nails and moisturise their soles
for God alone knows these extreme toes
My feet are a divine ...
Sunday 20th January 2019 7:55 pm
Also by keith jeffries:The Last Moments | Brexit | Wisdom | The Lantern | Winter´s Doldrums | Unseated | Expressions | The Cloud of Fear |
A poet will pick up his pen
At the whim of his muse now and then
So he writes it all out
Then in tortured self-doubt
Rips it up and starts over again
Sunday 20th January 2019 5:21 pm
Also by Trevor Alexander:Ice Cream | Time To Diet | Winter’s The Pits | Cold |
A second in the stream of eternity
A gentle touch of God’s fingers
Don’t try to measure me
Don’t trap me in a box
I live in freedom
I am Someone
Or no one
I come and I go
I am under, above
If you want to know me
Close your eyes and listen…
Sunday 20th January 2019 5:10 pm
beyond the grave.
helps me understand,
our encounter was
never about us.
It was about our muses
intertwined in the
world of words.
We were denied
the lasting passion
we searched for
so we could write
our soul songs
Sunday 20th January 2019 4:35 pm
Also by Vautaw:Enoughness | I'm Sorry | Forever | True Love | Write Anyway | Amused | My Dopamine | Soul Scars | Writer's Block | The Bleeding Edge | Naked Souls | New Year Addiction |
A disrobed choir of discordant voices
with silver spoons rammed down their gullets
An elite of frumpy frocks
apeing one another in full length mirrors
Polished and posh, priggish and fake
a privileged grooming from a redundant stable
Manes dyed yellow and painted faces
a ship with no compass but a fools rudder
They sail, glide with impunity to rid...
Sunday 20th January 2019 4:33 pm
Also by Temple of Indomitable Poetry:Shadow behind the curtain | Perchance To Dream. | Ghost | Out of his reach | Harlequin | Parliament | The battle within | "The White Trees" by Big Sal | ASPIRING POETS WANTED! |
To all you UK readers under fifty five; come... take a trip with me
Back to Christmas 1962 - and the New Year of '63.
On Boxing Day the first flakes fell but few folk were concerned,
But wiser minds stocked grates with logs - not to be "twice burned".
There was a lull and smug smiles came - and just as quickly went,
As Mother Nature took a breath and then gave it full vent!
Sunday 20th January 2019 4:09 pm
Also by M.C. Newberry:WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE | THE BEST AND THE WORST - a re-post from a while ago | TREASURE HUNT | CONCORDE- Wordsworth would understand! | HOLIDAYS | PLACES IN THE MIND |
Remember the A's
you got in school
how proud you were
to have them
and how proud to share
your report card
with parents who would
brag on you and
embarrass you with praise
and tell all the relatives
about your success
but then came graduation
and real life happened
and suddenly the A's
and you became just
Sunday 20th January 2019 1:46 pm
Also by d.knape:Cat Purrs | No Lingering Death | Brexit---Members Only | I Cannot Imagine | Inner Space | Tomorrow Never Comes | Somebody | The Critic | Going Bald | Pavement | Identity Problem | Red Light Cameras | Divorce | Please Come See Me | Feeling The Heat | Don't Bother | Hold Your Tongue | The Leaving |
England is Britain's last colony
But we English are an awkward lot
We like to make our own decisions
And not delegate to Westminster
Or to the EU. When we watch our
Politicians prevaricate when we've
Told them exactly what to do:
Leave the EU! Then our long fuse
Starts to burn ever-so slowly
And our long memories surface too.
The first country in Europe
To execute ...
Sunday 20th January 2019 12:58 pm
Also by John E Marks:All that love can do | If Revisited | Pseudobulbar affect. | The swan's last waltz | Right to remain Silent | Prayer Flags | A ladder to the stars | A nightmare in three acts. | Only the rivers run free | Death of a Gambler | Your brother's keeper | Synaesthesia | In search of.... | Vignette | Our revels now are ended | Feed your head | scene of crime | propaganda | consequences | H.M.M | Come back and haunt me | A walk by the river | Early morning walk | Mensch | Body on a beach |
I just wonder how it would be
When after months many
We are going to eachother see
Will i cry on seeing you
Will i run right into your arms
Will i laugh and dance
The moment of our divine unite
Should be the best ever lived
A precious hour permanently fixed
I don't wish to feel shy like before
And miss on the moments of love
So this time it's gonna b...
Sunday 20th January 2019 10:52 am
Also by Dolly L.:O Dear life!! | Feelings!! | I Love You!! | Please!! | Missing you!! | O my lovely friend!! | Hold me in your arms!! | Kiss my pain away!! |
The past came calling,
Oh! What a pity.
For love that once intoxicated,
Was left behind to die.
The heart bled and the lips quivered,
Lost were you in the midst of time,
The night had your name on love's lips,
And the day your face to see.
The gentle hold and palm's softness,
A baritone voice and soothing words,
The loving eyes that says it all,
Were all lost in the midst of ti...
Sunday 20th January 2019 10:45 am
To be the best
My husband is Europe`s best salesman
she said proudly.
What does he sell? Things, she said.
What things? Well, many different things.
Putin is a good seller of hopes, I said.
Who is Putin? A man who sell dreams
and other things, I have never heard of
him does he sell houses too.
Reflecting upon “things” Brexit came
to mine, people didn`t want to bu...
Sunday 20th January 2019 10:42 am
Also by jan oskar hansen:yesterday is tomorrow | titleless | Brexit 2 | the cow | how it is so insane | happy for some | thoughts | thoughts | loving thought | beware of colours | wakeful | the love | the poverty of self loathing | odd is the poet | the vagabond | useless wars | long for the sea | a time called noel | India | wordsmith | 2019 | religion versus culture | reflection on wednesday |
I am empowered by the wisdom divine
To handle troubles and shattering pain
In all circumstances I stand to defend
Heart, soul and mind from fatal attacks
My power has increased over the years
I feel stronger and have no fears
The demons have no power over me
They have been banished and forbidden
The world seems new and so do I
Born anew with a new heart and sou...
Sunday 20th January 2019 10:24 am
Also by Ghazala Lari:Reality of life. | Goodbye**** | Darling Death***** | Sad reality!!! (Old age) | The gentle toes (hip hop style) | The art of relationship**** | Love showers# | Back with a bang***** | Happy!!! | the red eyed monster | Divine healing | Winter rain!! | Untitled | Forgive | AnDeHu | Que Sera!! | Why? | Now is the time!!! | Sometimes you need a little push!! | Time!!! | Just a little more!!! | Deadlock |
A lot guys hit on you. You post of a lot of pictures. you like attention. Who’s that. where are you. I don’t like that. You’re making me mad. I’m sorry, it won’t happen again. I only did it because you made me upset. It’s only because I love you.
Sunday 20th January 2019 9:52 am
Also by Dana Lee:Acid rain |
Perchance to Dream.
You think the world is solid, then watch it simply melt
Down a drain in the gutter, that’s just how it felt
So I followed diving in, though in a slot in the grid
There saw a woman standing, from my gaze she simply slid
Looking up, looking down, looking this way, looking that
I saw a cat with green whiskers, sitting on a mat
It’s edges quickly...
Sunday 20th January 2019 9:11 am
Also by poemagraphic:Ashes in a jar | Another day on the job | Costa Lot | To late she cried | The Up Side | In a Flap | Out of his reach | Lost and Found Pt 2 | Lost and Found Pt 1 (Graphic content) | FREEZING TIME | The Ballard of Jack and Jill | Slamming | Cocooned | Unplugged | Truth |
I don't think you understand the the severity of my depression.
If you did you'd know it justifies my smoking sessions.
I don't do it to get "lit" or to have a good fucking time,
I do it cause I can't sleep unless I'm really fucking high.
My brain it eats at me and won't let me breathe.
The destruction and misery that's inside of me.
It keeps me awake and when they ask I just fake
a smile u...
Sunday 20th January 2019 6:02 am
Also by Nick:harakiri. | Baby. | New Year, New Demons. |
At times I get befuddled
Spinning round and round
C'mon can you blame me?
I'm living upside down
I'ts OK you UK'ers
And you in gay Francee
I don't have your northern clime
To keep me fuddle free
I'm rhyming in this fuddled state
With glass of white in hand
Purpose? Just to send a smile
From my upside-down land
So what will happen...
Sunday 20th January 2019 5:53 am
Also by Don Matthews:UK's Best Days | Losing Personal Interaction | Skittish not British | Wretch-ed and Fetch-ed | Our Sheep Are Clever. We Teach Them the ABC | I Just Don't Give a Fuck | Please Pass the Truffles | Rhymer Club's Collapsed, Kaputt | We're in for a Stinker | Has Anyone Seen My Brother? | Venturing Into Controversial Poetry | Over-Eating. Brian Wins the Challenge | Sudden. Unexpected (2) | Sudden. Unexpectd | Tomorrow Will Be 41 | In Time For Your Brekkie |
A song won’t save my daddy
yet I hold his hand and sing
A prayer isn’t saving my daddy
Though we pray endlessly in our hearts
My dad composed his life around us
A silent song of love
Dad conducted a sweet melody
For my mum my sisters and brother too
We danced merrily to his tune
Too happy to care that the bliss may end soon
Now we gather around dad like a vo...
Sunday 20th January 2019 5:13 am
Also by Matt Townsend:Our David | Let her be |
I imagine that you are as beautiful as
the smile of the goddess of the moon
staring at the sweet face full of miss
here I am, friends with stunned dew
I hope you enjoy graceful sleep
I wish you dream about our beauty
and hope to meet in our real desire
I ask that I don't get bored we knit
fused eternal romance to greet
latitude of dawn greeted me kindly
understand me who is broken do...
Sunday 20th January 2019 4:30 am
Also by Suko Waspodo:Frame Two Hearts | Kept in Silence | To Be Meaningful | Lonely Without You | Longing for Blue Morning | Run Aground | Morning Greetings | The Beauty of The Past | Miss Peace | Our Longing Poetry | Regret | My Wish | Living in Harmony | Your Will Can Happen | Should I Write A Love Poem? | Morning Romantic Hope | If Only |
Snow blind to cowards and a dead canary as tomes time the
towers at the end of everything like real coffin lids,
Stones grind the flowers in an ossuary as gnomes find the
hours aren’t necessary to appeal to the goddesses,
Banging to the autotune as you
hump a slut a week huh?
Breaking through the monotone like we’re
crumbling up the weed bruh,
Sunday 20th January 2019 12:08 am
Also by Big Sal:Alone in Wander | Fight for the Night | The Bog - feat. Poemagraphic | Happy Thoughts | Controversy Courts Opinion | The Dandy and the Grindstone | Keloid Scars | The Color of a Wing | Mrs. Slocum, Would You Be Mine? |
When it's all about to go sideways,
Theres a moment, for those in the know,
A moment that those in the know can see,
That sideways is how it's gonna go.
Like suddenly holding your breath,
And everything starts moving slow,
Then everyone hangs on that moment,
Afraid of letting it go.
There's a peace in those solitarily seconds,
You can feel the ebb and the flow,...
Saturday 19th January 2019 10:42 pm
Also by Jason Bayliss:My Best Girl | The Dachshund That Loved Christmas | Walking Through The Fog | The Raging Fire | Why I Voted Leave | Come In, Come Home | I Know My Killers Name | The Fading Day | The Best Of Us | The Shot | The River | Little Lies | Butterfly | The Warmth Of The Sun | You Are My Stars | What Fires They Are That Burn So Bright | That First Day | There Is a Box | A Summers Day | Don't Try To Be Happy | The Garden | The Border Of The Years | The Officers Prayer | A Breeze On My Cheek | The Dying Light of The Sun | Debate Me | I Stand | Folded Notes | The Beach |
Poem 93 of 230: ONE-POT COOKING
While living as a bachelor,
I’ve cooked in just one pot -
Cast-iron with a wooden handle,
It can hold quite a lot:
In a locally-grown rapeseed oil,
Sweat onions a while;
Adding a powdered-veggie-soup stock,
Plus greens, to the pile;
Then, with this vegan-mix nearly done,
Add canned lentils or beans.
Served with some toast plus tomato sauce,
To an end, i...
Saturday 19th January 2019 9:18 pm
I’ve learnt to draw you deftly
With no subject before me;
The day you left as lightning,
I drained down my eye sockets
Of empty remainders; still retained
Mild wet blinks at every flash and a blip,
Pieces of you restore bit by bit.
Now it’s mildewed with a screen of you
On front, long stored.
Saturday 19th January 2019 3:42 pm
Also by Ruby:5:00 am | Half-hearted | Growing Up | In The Melting Hours | Ode To The Aurora | Insignia | Transition |
All heartbeats together under just one sound…
Their prayer's voices in unison became every woman’s cry…
While abandoned footsteps on wet sand
awaited the arrival of the evening tide
to emancipate themselves from the strings of man…
A lotus flower rose from the dirt, exterminated man’s decay…
And softly whispered to the wind of an approaching day…
A new dawn has just beg...
Saturday 19th January 2019 3:19 pm
Also by Xoanxo:Isolation |
No longer will I say
You did this to me.
For the rest of the world,
I will be strong.
I will be kind.
I will be present.
I will be compassionate.
I will be understanding.
I will be empathetic.
I will be courageous.
I will be intuitive.
I will be brave.
I will be everything
That you couldn't be
For me -
You did NOT
For the rest of the w...
Saturday 19th January 2019 2:29 pm
Also by Hallielle Rose Dawson:Until | Blue | January 42nd | Six | Lima Charlie | First Aid | This Time Around | Wasn't It | Conversations with Myself |
Elliot likes to show
In French, Latin
And with references
There's work in his words
so to speak
Words and foto Tommy Carroll
Saturday 19th January 2019 2:06 pm
Also by Tommy Carroll:Robbie Burns warned - | Everything is in context or not | Higg's Boson | Come and see | Expressive Allowence |
All through January
I searched through the house
For something to fit me
But couldn't find a blouse
As I got dressed
I went all numb
Couldn't find anything
To cover my bum
A pair of stretch leggins
My husbands' shirt
Was all I could find
To cover my girth
The wine and chocolates
Went down with ease
I never refused
Just said yes please
Saturday 19th January 2019 2:06 pm
Have you ever put a gun to your head?
Just to countdown for the bullets not to go through
It got lodged into the gun
I had a moment of bliss yesterday
Now the depression is back
I hate these deadly chemicals that can kill
Drowning my brain they are
Saturday 19th January 2019 2:00 pm
Also by Damon Blackery:Two Spoons Bitter Truth | Lighthouse | I | I'm content With This | Words of The Waiting Man 26 | Just Another Terrible Day In The Government Shutdown | I'm Scaring Myself Again | Cafe of Blues Coffee Bean Love | A Tub of Ice Cream And A Lifetime of Tears | The Iron Giant | Hold Hands (Firefly Poem) | Technically Off The Beaded Path |
it was an accident
you hit me
with your words
it's my home I say
but you don’t care
you have come in
soon you will leave
but not me, her
I find my bedroom
solace and silence
the smallness of me
you have come again
I do not want you
you are not mine, hers
you smother me,
press me into bedsheets
you smell of bull swe...
Saturday 19th January 2019 12:18 pm
Lost in a Durham Landscape
I kicked my heels in the living room
while Aoife was in the kitchen
a painting above the mantelpiece
(where a mirror ought to be)
drew my eye
a watchman is walking through a gate
pushing a rusted bike
behind him tumble-down allotments
ahead a row of cottages
the sky has darkled
Saturday 19th January 2019 11:27 am
Also by Rick:Ugly Until | Boot Hill |
Each word separated from the other
removed from the greater part which gave it meaning,
the vowels waterboarded,
The CAPITALS made to sit in corners
while comma's had their toe-nails pulled.
Question marks eradicated,
full stops turned informer.
Phonic's disembodied to a hum
their transitions obliterated.
All died in lonesome sile...
Saturday 19th January 2019 10:14 am
Also by Wolfgar:Reflections on the reading of a will | Récit | Healed | In the gentle fold of petals | On New Year Morning |
How many times must we be Abused . We will never become a third world Country . They will never defeat our will. The Will of the people will never let you . Our Forefathers fought for our Freedom . And we would never betray them . We should betray all cruelty to Children because they are our future . And not let other Countries abuse our trust . By saying we are not worthy . The Working Class are...
Saturday 19th January 2019 5:24 am
Also by Wendy Higson:Secrecy | Against Each Other | Be Noticed |
You must free your body,
In order to free your mind.
Make time to explore yourself,
And you might be shocked at what you find.
Free your mind.
Saturday 19th January 2019 12:23 am
Also by Tyler Lozano:CONFIDENCE | UNTITLED | AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME | CLARITY | VALUES | THE WARRIOR & THE POET | LITTLE THINGS | SOCIAL FEEDIA | AS A KID | EAST COAST SOUTHERNERS | FAITH | RELEASE | APATHEIA | ALONE TIME | A LOVE | SELF DESTRUCTION | SOMETIMES | SAD FACE EMOJI | (WARNING EXPLICIT) SEXY, YET SWEET | QUESTIONS? | (WARNING EXPLICIT) INTIMACY | WHERE I COME FROM | LEADERSHIP | CHERISH | TODAY | BREAKING THE NORM | ANXIETY | WEATHER | FALLING | NO MORE | TRAPPED | WARMTH | MISSING YOU | FAMILY OVER EVERYTHING | PERCEPTION | PERSPECTIVE | I AM |
He's not in the first flush of youth,
there's too much snow on the roof,
in fact most people are saying
he's far too long in the tooth
to still be behind the wheel.
Time to use your bus pass Phil.
Friday 18th January 2019 11:33 pm
Also by Brian Maryon:Last Night's Brexit Vote | This Way Up | Dogshit Hypocrite | In The Book | This Fling I'm Having | The Primary School Teacher | First of the New Year |
I started in heaven but then I saw him and started to fall. I just kept falling for him. Deeper and deeper. He was my addiction. He changed me for which I though was the better but then left me. It was only then that I realised his bitter departure left me broken, battered and falling apart.
Fire burned all around me but the one in my heart had died. In its place lay the ash from my charred he...
Friday 18th January 2019 11:30 pm
I lose Myself almost as much as I lose my keys.
Sometimes, I think I have a grasp on her,
And then she slips through my fingers, and dances away again.
I try and shove her into my body-
Into my heart, my soul, my mind-
But she melts through my feet, and slithers away.
She follows other people around, too.
As if she wants to be a part of anyone but me.
She tries to filter into other...
Friday 18th January 2019 9:55 pm
Also by Claire Ivie:Lighter than Air | The Only Sunshine I Need | Ink and Paper |
The jungle life
Kill or be killed
At alert always or be blamed for it
Move alone and become a gunner
Government of the heat
Little freedom in your territory
But doesn't last long
Those with flat foots will assail
Give them everything still won't be ok
Always insatiable they are
Followed you everywhere
Know your every move
Their job is to protect
Now devour and claim
Friday 18th January 2019 8:01 pm
Also by Kporho Raphael Oyeke:The Appreciation | Foolishness |
You do not exist anymore
You are absolutely nothing
Unconscious, intangible, not there.
You exist in my mind,
You live on through that funny anecdote
That recipe, that legacy, our memory.
You are my tragic backstory,
The key to solving why I am the way I am
What you made me...
Friday 18th January 2019 7:55 pm
Also by April Emmeline:Wonderings | Being |
there is a room in minnesota that is so quiet
you can hear your blood trickle through your veins
no one can stand it, but I wish I was there
to hear my body shut down
here is a liver
here is a lung
here is the panicked thrum of a heart that is dying
here is the piss and fuzz of the brain
realising it is alone
what does hope sound like?
Friday 18th January 2019 1:41 pm
O Coveted Pandiculation
I just wonder, we have forgotten to pandiculate
Our mind needs to stimulate
Gone were the days when we woke up in the morning
No time for stretching body accompanied with yawning
Today we are in rat race
No scope to take rest
Busy life with so many tasks at a time
Running in a race where no victory and defeat to face
Friday 18th January 2019 12:14 pm
Also by Bindu Trigunayak:One Life is not enough! | Shut those Doors.. | I was Wrong! |
Sick of your packaged life,
hatred ,cry and laughter.
We are selling same musty emotions,
in different colourful wrapper.
Friday 18th January 2019 3:05 am
I saw her standing there
and suddenly thought;
what a wonderful title for a song;
but of course i'm not the Beatles,
so using the idea would have been so very wrong.
Thursday 17th January 2019 10:51 pm
Also by ray pool:IT'S ONLY RIGHT | SPARROWS CAN'T SING | SELL EBRITY | NANNY'S HOT WATER BOTTLE | CHIC LIT | THE INN AT THE END OF A LIFE |
And all at once
We revisted the site
Where the wounded lie
We examined their injuries
Doing our best to determine
If they were fatal
It requires a detached rationale
It laughs in the face of pure emotion
For life is smarter than you think
Forever your opponent
Even when pretending
To be a friend
For life brought me you
Thursday 17th January 2019 2:40 pm
Once you were a megastar
glittering high up in the firmanent,
mesmerized by the brilliance of popularity,
glowing celebrity and meteoric success.
But with time, fickle stargazers turned to
other brighter supernovas, and you
unwillingly became a falling star,
returning to your earthly origins.
Drink, drugs, debts, arrests, humiliation,
rancour and hardship, because thinki...
Thursday 17th January 2019 2:34 pm
Also by jennifer Malden:Murray | The Wanderers (Bombus Lucorum) |
I used to believe that when it comes to love and hate, right and wrong, good and evil; the notions were night and day.
And though I still believe that there are very clear distinctions between each pair of opposing ideas, I have begun to question such simple binaries.
Our progenitors committed acts of violence and hatred that we still commit today.
For that reason, I pray evil isn’t conge...
Thursday 17th January 2019 12:11 pm
Also by Clarke:曲折 | Still |
An explosion beyond comprehension sent all
The ingredients of the cosmos careening through the void.
Light, matter, and energy diffused chaotically,
Taking billions of years (as we now know them)
To fall into some kind of order, to establish
Some vaguely predictable interactions of
Cosmic proportion. Somehow, trillions of
Particles began to cooperate to form
Molecules of ca...
Thursday 17th January 2019 11:13 am
Also by Randy Horton:Perception |
Rules a plenty and all so we can maintain order of our art of thought
Express yourself through a template that someone else just published
Middle class lives, aspired and achieved and desired and lived
I will give you 50 lines today and 50 lines tomorrow and 50 more on your fucking birthday
No more romance without some cash and an agreement now
Negotiate in the car or bar or online, but no...
Thursday 17th January 2019 9:52 am
Also by AM Cash:Feedback Mode (Why are the nails pointing outwards from that coffin?) |
she walks with her head down
she does not speak
her jaws are clenched
and her fingers pick at skin
a knot seems to always be lodged into her throat
the she is alone
No one sees it
No one sees her for who she is for
She has chained herself up to a tower of rotten flesh
that smells and leaks of fluid
but she will not let go
the tower that once brought her confiden...
Thursday 17th January 2019 6:54 am