Poetry Blogs (2019)
Killing Time Ain't no Crime
My date is at five and it’s six am
That’s eleven hours between now and then
That’s six hundred and sixty minutes I reckon
Or thirty-nine thousand and six hundred seconds
They’re ticking by, but not fast enough
They’re tic, tic, tic, tic, ticking me off
The time ain’t flying, it’s got me sighing
The minutes grind by and it’s crucifying
Monday 23rd September 2019 3:36 am
Also by John McDonough:Where’s me head? [Where is my head?] | Noongar Rage - sometimes sorry is not enough |
Sometimes you come with out warning, you're so impolite,you make souls cry and human chaos. Rain,Sun,Storms,and flames,nothing can stop your false triumph. ...
Monday 23rd September 2019 2:41 am
Also by Blackrose:~FOR_YOU~ | GRAVE | Broken |
I don't know how to not be awkward
I don't know how to format a good poem
I don't know how to apologise
I don't know what to do
But,I do know
That I would never give up on you
That I would never stop needing you
That I will be there for you always
I do know that when you're sun goes down I will find you a flashlight
I do know that when your world crumbles I'll give ...
Monday 23rd September 2019 2:09 am
Magnificent worthy of Christ son of nye
magnificently wonderful days to come
as stated in days gon by
child of mine child so bright
energetic child from morning to night
9 pounds 5 in weight
48 hour Labour born one day late
Austin my boy he's Austin the great
Unplanned like his beautiful brother
unprepared as their mother
Magnificent to put it lightly this boy can talk
double use of my ...
Sunday 22nd September 2019 10:31 pm
Also by Sarah Louise mcnee:CHAKRA HEALING | Finlay Milo | VERA VEE | SEBASTIAN |
Thanks, Julia, for the vocal
IT'S A HEARTACHE THING (C)M.C. Newberry 2018/2019.
I thought that you'd come back to me when I saw you at the door
I thought that life was looking to be kind
But you told me you'd returned to take what I flung on the floor
You smiled your smile and hoped I didn't mind
It's a heartache thing to understand that you have gone for good
To realise ...
Sunday 22nd September 2019 10:27 pm
Also by M.C. Newberry:DECEIT AIN'T NEAT! | OLD POETS | PASSING THROUGH | AUGEAN STABLES | WEEPERS |
"It” was unable to determine,
why everyone was disgusted on its birth?
Why mother hid "it" from the world?
Why "it" never got affection from elders unlike other kids?
Why world was different for "it"?
Why "it" was molested?
Why "it" becomes the object of cheap humor and lust?
Why "it's" desire to dress up was considered inappropriate?
Why "it" has to suppress the desires?
Why "it" h...
Sunday 22nd September 2019 10:05 pm
Also by Ankita Srivastava:Desire for authentic amidst pretentious | Wing and fin | Classic and commercialization | Sand | Dreams and desires | Hope and sunshine | Equality and empowerment | Partition: Nightmarish verity |
Gradually, imperceptibly the nights draw in
they encroach with the chill of winter to foretell
As a blanket they cover a dormant landscape
there is no retreat, no turning back, the die is cast
the rubicon is crossed
Until the Feast of Epiphany we sink into a darkened world
only beyond is the light of a resurrected dawn
A time to slumber, dream, to drink ...
Sunday 22nd September 2019 9:53 pm
Also by keith jeffries:The Final Act | An Autumnal Rhapsody | Down Memory Lane | An Ancient Language | A Moment in Time | The End | My Other.... | She Died Recently........ | Our Destiny | A Spiritual Home | Needless Burdens | The Final Blast | He Stepped Inside |
Some time ago I invented a cocktail:
1) you don't Know the spirit used
2) you don't Know the mixer
3) you don't know the container it comes in
4) you don't know the price
5) you have to drink it outside in the car park
I've named it
Words and foto. Tommy Carroll
Sunday 22nd September 2019 9:05 pm
Also by Tommy Carroll:from over my shoulder | We've each got different partners now... |
What can you do
What can you say
When you see love
Will you start a battle
Will you start a fight
Or will you let her go
There she goes
She’s almost at the door
Try to call her name
Maybe sing her a song
Beg her on your knees
Give her flowers, promises
She looks into your eyes
and gives you one last kiss...
Sunday 22nd September 2019 8:01 pm
Also by Julia:Is there someone? | Alcoholic’s Prayer | rose | Little Bird | Invitation |
On my way to post a letter past Peel Park school,
Fell flat on my face creating a blood pool.
Tripped over some wires dangling from a house,they shouldn't have been there !!
Damaging my nose,knees and shoulders ,gave me a scare.
Lost consciousness for a moment but soon got it back,
Face down on the pavement suffering a horendous whack.
My blood poured out at tap like pace,...
Sunday 22nd September 2019 7:08 pm
Also by hugh:The men you please | Devour and Crunch | Manchester City Council ,please listen to me !Put no cycling signs up on Market street for all to see! | No chicks at the flicks ! | 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 |
Tell the truth, but tell it slant. Emily Dickinson
Born, bloom, die
All in the one day
Blurs a glass darkly
A physician’s proof of breath
Marked by her girlhood’s fleeting fancy
Of a garden romance
A moonlit dance
With Chopin playing lightly
In the darkness
And no rectangular wooden box
To be seen
Instead a thing with feathers
Whistles through my head...
Sunday 22nd September 2019 5:16 pm
Also by John E Marks:Homage to Nietzsche | The unregarded | The rags of time | Stormy Autumn Day | Time's fool | 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 |
recalling an overwhelming counterpaned severity that year
a lock-in and lock-down instigator
it's knee deep, unadulterated milky blanket restrictions
kept on and on and on adding more and yet more of itself
to the elderlies problem pile
kept on and on adding more and yet more of itself
to the infant's excitement pile
being of neither age
while concerned for the old an...
Sunday 22nd September 2019 5:01 pm
Also by Rose Casserley:most utopian of independencies | of a dad who never was | birth of memory's death | figure of fun | 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 |
Found the day
Sunday,22nd September 2019
Finally, it has found the day
the book is on display
it is like a dream come true
you are all requested to view
I don't know how much I cared about poetry
but went on to write daily
it is almost a decade
now it has found the shade
enlighten me about the book
when you take a little glance
to give me a few wo...
Sunday 22nd September 2019 4:40 pm
Also by Hasmukh Mehta:New vision | Smile at love | Wisdom is | Inseparable part | Poetess-Brilliant with a divinelook | Poetess-Brilliant with divine look | Not ruled out | Real world | 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 |
The morning after and washing-up
in a trance, half awake, fondling
wine glasses, their perfect curves almost erotic
in the warmth of the water and soap.
Recalling how you had talked openly last night
of how your life has changed,
of how those things you’d longed-for
waited for, will now no longer happen,
your bitter sadness, salved by my mellow red wine.
Then I remember...
Sunday 22nd September 2019 3:30 pm
Also by Graham Sherwood:Are you okay? |
On the fringes
In and out
Assaying, Surverying, Contemplating
Stopping by but never staying
On the outskirts
Here and there
Wandering, Pondering, Hungering
For a life that's free of squandering
On the edges
In the fray
Evermore, Until therefore, On the fringes looking for
The comfort of an unlocked door
Sunday 22nd September 2019 2:45 pm
Also by Lisa C Bassignani:Dream Lover | I Missed the Bus | No More Hellos | Paying it Forward | Him | The Moors |
No matter how far
To the other side of the moon
if you like
Sadness follows an exile.
Never at ease
Thinking of what is forsaken
Finding it impossible
To find the way back home.
Sunday 22nd September 2019 2:30 pm
Also by jan oskar hansen:exile | home from the cinema | tears at night | the outdoors | 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 |
I return to Brighton and I talk to the sea.
This time I am alone, no gangs, only me.
Out of season I tread on pebble and stone.
So disillusioned with life, I wander alone.
I revisit our Café for cups of tea and a pill.
No sound laughter, just the ring of the till.
Only a few people brave the desolate shore.
A swimmer fights a wave, the rain does pour.
I walk ...
Sunday 22nd September 2019 2:15 pm
Also by Mike Bartram:Crossroads | The Attic Night | The Death of Meredith Hunter |
The kind of social order that is set up today, each individual is alone, aloof and struggling to find a perfect relationship. God has made human beings in a way in which we require a social order to live in. the era of today is devoid of all such things which caters to the social, personal and family needs of man. Here is a list of those characteristics and factors that is imperative in building a...
Sunday 22nd September 2019 2:05 pm
Also by Ghazala Lari:HIJAB (Headscarf) | Directions and choices* | Sachcha moti💑 | i wish!! |
How monotoned this world would be
If there were no diversity
Singing a global cantata.
The silver lining would be, of course
There would be no rifts or wars
Everybody would endorse
A universal charter.
But the situation being what it is
A kaleidoscope of ethnicities
A range of personalities
In a world of colour.
Sunday 22nd September 2019 12:35 pm
Also by Chrystel Roberts:Can't is a four-letter word | Ageless | IRREPLACEABLE | Numero Uno | Tomorrow is far away | My bad! | BLUE | Out of my head! | Hope Springs Eternal | Call me Rhett! | Huh??? | why i like Poets |
To feed a stray
but once it starts
where there's one stray
the word is out
Sunday 22nd September 2019 12:22 pm
Also by d.knape:Traffic Cones | Love Is... | Put Some Clothes On | Goodbye Typewriter | Meatballs Tonight | 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 |
Are we not blessed to follow in Her footsteps,
The steps that stirred the dust in Galilee?
The feet that bring good news of Living Jesus,
The Light of lights arisen in you and me?
Her path is one of peace, of joy, of hope,
Breaching the walls of ignorance and fear,
And leads to the twilit Resurrection Garden,
See in Her embrace the Christ Light now appear;
Magdalene, you show us this Grea...
Sunday 22nd September 2019 11:47 am
Thorns pierce the skin.
Blood flows into loving eyes.
The screams of the many drown out the righteous.
A slow death awaits this innocent.
Past glories remembered.
Younger days running through summer haze.
Now hanging high for all to see.
Lashed for the ways of this world.
Assault and battery....vicious, insane!
Eyes closing. Heart slowing.
The end is coming into view.
Sunday 22nd September 2019 9:46 am
Also by Harvey202020:The Flowers. | Mind bending | Horror | Frontiers | Sink | Fast Forward | New grass |
Do You Post Your Child's Photo on Social Media?
Parents who social media their child's photos
Could be infringing their child's human rights
Affecting their safety and ability
For job opportunities being bright
The UN is currently reviewing
It's Convention of Rights of the Child
Where does it lie in the digital age
(Australia's been a signatory for a while)
Sunday 22nd September 2019 7:25 am
Also by Don Matthews:Plastic Plastic | Yes Mr Trump | Shit! the Board are after me | Appalling | But Am I Crazy ? | 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 |
A pack a day, I hope way.
A stop sign a quarter of a mile away.
But still the rain doesn't come today.
So I can pray for her way here.
But that day will never come.
For a broken man is only shattered away.
For the day he lost her will always remain.
Sunday 22nd September 2019 6:52 am
Also by Damon Blackery:Karma |
When the sun goes down
He rises to sit on his throne
As the darkness engulfs the light
He devours the serenity and purity
Leaving behind stench and ugliness
He gains power through wickedness
All who follow stand in a row
Taking alms of filth and corruption
Spreading havoc and disdainful acts
Enjoying the drinks that loosens mind
Sniffing and puffing doses of insanity...
Sunday 22nd September 2019 1:56 am
Also by Do.RoThY:sticky I and a messy U | My one true love always!! | Creepy!! | Acceptance!!! | Pen!! | 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!! |
A butterfly I thought I saw
with snow-like wings the field explore;
the smiling grass you flitted on -
your fragile beauty caught my eye -
I then gave chase – with longing sigh -
but blinked then looked – and you were gone.
A spider in its place I found -
poised motionless; beneath – around -
was spread your soft, alluring web,
which with a thousand charms was wroug...
Sunday 22nd September 2019 12:01 am
Also by Chris Laverty:Emelie | Thoughts on England while abroad | In Despondency |
There was a young lady called Pat
who gave me a dose of the clap
Haven't got time to write any more. Too busy with clinic appointments and injecting antibiotics in my todger. And explaining to my missus.
Saturday 21st September 2019 11:56 pm
Also by Brian Maryon:Returning Home from a Bike Ride on Climate Day | Naked Unconditional Love | REMOVING STAINS | ALPHA MALE | Kemo Sabe | ...contains scenes of a sexual nature. | Girls Night Out |
You are engulfing me
like fire in a forest,
sweeping everything on its path.
And I keep running,
Headed in your direction,
Towards the blazing heat that's you.
Although our story is not over,
we will burn this book to the ground.
Saturday 21st September 2019 11:29 pm
Also by Adriana de los Angeles Diaz Rizo:Thunderstorm | Sanctuary | Ours |
Poem 105 of 230: GLOBAL REGULATIONISM
No income-scale would be unjust -
It’s a matter of degree;
And, to have less inequality,
Regulations are a must.
For, in Millennium’s status quo,
The pay-gaps for human work,
And what’s obtained simply as a perk,
Are wrong - inhumanely so.
(C) David Franks 2003 -
Saturday 21st September 2019 8:57 pm
If one should get right up to death's very brink
This is the time to stop and think
'Shall I stay alive or shall I die?'
Though there is no one round to hear this cry.
We are not crazy, bad or weak.
Only to end our pains is what we seek.
Oft we keep these troubles to ourselves
For we feel that no one can be of help.
But whatever there might be ahead
We cannot m...
Saturday 21st September 2019 7:39 pm
Also by Stuart Vanner:Listless Life | Waterfalls | Romance and Me | Life for Everyone | Shakespeare |
1/9 “WE CAN WE WILL”.
To join the Air Cav, was every pilots dream.
The First of the Ninth, they weren’t so keen.
Life expectancy wasn’t very long.
Flying low, to flush out the Vietcong.
Loaches flying at tree top level.
Sold their souls, to the Devil.
Cobra swooping in for it’s kill.
Wiping out all the VC on that hill.
Charlie Troop, are the best of the best.
Saturday 21st September 2019 4:30 pm
Also by Mick Stewart:A Hunting We Will Go. | Vietnam's Forgotten Army. | The Shooter | Jungle Blues |
(Inspired by the findings that dogs have evolved some human facial expressions:
Researchers have found that dogs have evolved muscles around their eyes, which allow them to make expressions that particularly appeal to humans. A small facial muscle allows dog eyes to mimic an "infant-like" expression which prompts a "nurturing response".)
Strange, that we should have such an ...
Saturday 21st September 2019 12:59 pm
Also by Jason Bayliss:A Hairs Breadth | Storm Crows | An Ideal World | The Cutter | Lead Me Not | I Bought A Kayak | A Stone For The Miller (Collaboration Feat Mae Foreman) | The Key Fumbled |
Why is the creation
not a story of tears
birth is pain
the made is always unmade
the end waits
baleful and patient
There are two eternities of darkness...
Before conquerors enwombed their seeds
shaped like the tears of women
and un-entombed lay the gray
detritus of the fallen
before ancestors were driven
from hearth stu...
Saturday 21st September 2019 12:38 pm
Also by Adam Rabinowitz:Grapes | No Comparison | The Swallows |
Those whose business
is all about fracking
else but a damn
Spoiling our shoreline
Don’t give them
To ruin and endanger
Like an evil stranger
In the name of money
For just profits sake
Causing minor earth quakes
So don’t laugh at us or scoff
Just pack up your drills and
The Urban Poet 2019
Saturday 21st September 2019 12:33 pm
Also by Fred Varden:A Writers Life | Fanny Arlington |
The place where we landed seemed good.
There was water, and food, and air,
but others were there before us,
and they told us we couldn’t stay.
There’s no room here, they said.
We can’t help you.
the last humans,
went back to our ship
and continued our search
for a home.
(From the pamphlet 'Kiling the Piano', published by Half Moon Books)
Saturday 21st September 2019 12:04 pm
Also by Joe Williams:Bloke Walks Into a Pub |
While climbing in the Himalayas,
To my very great surprise,
I saw a huge and ugly Bigfoot
Standing there before my eyes.
"Hold on," I cried, "Are not you Bigfeet
Native to the USA?"
"We are," the monster answered calmly,
"This is just a holiday."
Saturday 21st September 2019 11:37 am
Also by branwell kent:What Happened? | This Wouldn't Happen On The NHS | Lost Love | A Cautionary Tale | Hedgehogs On A Plane | Chacun A Son Gout | Ambition |
A wolf howls skywards
To tell the pale, waxing moon
Of the solar death
The raven squawks in flight
As it tells the morning star
Of the sun’s rebirth
A man cries alone
Unaware of dark or light
In his Brexit hell
Saturday 21st September 2019 11:27 am
This Equinox Season is the perfect time to tap into our intuition & assess where we're going next... The High Priestess is the personification of intuition
She sits quietly and waits
Contemplates her future
In this life and beyond
For a thin veil hangs behind
Separating her worlds
Today she sits on this side
Not because it is better
But to never experience both...
Saturday 21st September 2019 11:09 am
Also by Ruth O'Reilly:3 Little Pigs | Snakes & Ladders | Hourglass | Hope | 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 |
death lingers - perched
picking lives clean to the bone
peering over your shoulder
hungered for life to consume
Saturday 21st September 2019 10:30 am
Also by DESMOND CHILDS:autumn haiku | friction | new dawn | catcher of my shadows | narcotic |
Time is of the essence.
Running is bad for our knees and driving
bad for the planet but faster
and faster we have to go.
Once on the same jet plane
we'll converse above the clouds and laughing
skydive together in contact for more
than a glancing second.
To speak the truth, break the sound barrier,
see eye to eye at the speed of light,
contemplative hearts over and angain
read all ...
Saturday 21st September 2019 8:43 am
Also by Adam Whitworth:Wakey, Wakey | The Future Is Another Country | Power In The Eyes | Quiz On Greek Gods |
With tight Puppet Strings, it controls me,
It's iron fists strangle all breath from my lungs
Its ink black tendrils cover my heart and envelope my mind.
There is no escape.
I drown with no water about,
My tears come in rivers that stream down my face
and my screams, there in no more horrible a sound.
My heart bears the pain of a thousand knives
and my body, no...
Friday 20th September 2019 10:54 pm
Also by Kate Hubbard:Belonging |
your love takes my breath away.
I come up for air, and
your kisses breathe life,
and love, into my being.
You clinch me in your embrace:
your love takes my breath away,
smothers me with kisses,
I come up for air, yet again.
Entangled, we cling to one another,
floating on a raft of love.
We are one,
Friday 20th September 2019 9:57 pm
Also by Jill Ashforth:Inverleith Avenue | It is a Gift... |
Here where the light shows itself off
a canal turns its back on the buildings
sniffs and moves on,
draws itself into dead ends
doubles back to check bridges
its reflection, its meanderings,
spreads out to tease banks
garlanded, with tresses that tumble,
is pleased with its imperceptible flow
lays on its back in pools of sun
blends into night as dark dreams begin.
Friday 20th September 2019 9:49 pm
Also by ray pool:PIPE DREAMS | PAST CONTENDERS | HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVE | THE CURSE OF A NON DRINKER |
The stones will speak of it
through phones that unclog
static sounds – and yet for
now the images of hungry
lions leashed upon the open
cells where wait inside the
half-starved men and woman
claiming Christ the only King.
I searched the sky to see if I
could find the answer there of
mortals doomed to die in what
they saw as valiant ways to lift
their souls to prophets of their
Friday 20th September 2019 7:03 pm
Also by Philipos:GOLDEN BOG ROBBERY | (untitled) | (untitled) | BEASTLINESS | (untitled) | MILITARY LINES | SPOT THAT TUNE | DONNER UND BLITZEN | ASCENSION | SANTIAGO DE CUBA |
Yes it was pleasant and amazing!
How i was so careless and naive,
And just enjoying my age, my precious times.
My innocence that i dont have to defend.
I go where i want to, I eat and play all day long;
I climbed the mountains, play in the rain;
Build a house in the bush;
Watch my favorite noontime cartoon series at four.
Listen to my grandfather's folk stories on...
Friday 20th September 2019 5:02 pm
Also by meya:Fantasy |
drawn but not defeated by routine.
So much colour,
so much future in one place
cannot be discreet.
Quarts trapped in pint-pots!
Spirits simply too big
to fit still-growing bodies.
So much lifeforce
temper tantrums -
excess leaking from
Later, on the tram
Friday 20th September 2019 3:35 pm
Soft swathes of September wind
stroke my welcoming skin,
its warm touch offers solace
to my stationary form.
A slow slight cadence
and a flighty rhythm,
this wind it soothes me.
Eyes closed shut so tightly
that sleep begins its
slow inward stroll
to silently steal my waking world,
and deliver me to the dream domain
where the calming wind
continues to hold me ...
Friday 20th September 2019 11:34 am
Also by Jon Stainsby:Morning sunrise | Thorn in her side | Turning my back | Confess |
(From "Pieces of Me")
You can be anything you want, they said
Throwing falsehoods at her
Freedoms of youth
With a path yet unlived
Not even written yet
But when she tried to follow her dreams
They said slow down
Time is on your side
And knowledge only comes with age
And she did learn
That time is against us all
Friday 20th September 2019 6:56 am
You wake me early, with a kiss-scapade and your eyes bright like the morning light that snuck through onto my pillowcase.
You open my car door with a knowing grin, and I make ridiculous guesses, but you refuse to reveal your plans.
First, across the bridges of Jacksonville, to historic Avondale, where old-Florida gardens and old-money mansions show us their frills.
My first time at the Fox, a v...
Friday 20th September 2019 4:34 am
Also by Candice Reineke:Sea Oats Already Know |
With the power you claim,
you must know the peril
of our divided bloodline.
You spoke with a whisper
and tore me in two.
One’s wisdom only
extends, until they realize
they have none.
How shall a descendant
march toward the light?
Should he follow bulb or candle?
has left us here to ponder.
To bare the weight
of bickering childre...
Thursday 19th September 2019 8:34 pm
Also by Chaz Allen:Day 3 | Dark Matter | Courage | Climb | CHI | Celestial |