Poetry Blogs (2020)
Criticized, Plagiarized, Ostracized, … Still, we are Here!
Survivors, Overcomers, … Strength to Persevere!
But we’ll settle with Equality, Transparency and a system that’s Fair!
No More… No longer... We won’t accept despair!
We’re not playing games, and we have no more fear!
We’ll March... We’ll Riot... and We’ll tear down your town’s square!
Black Lives Matter!
Thursday 13th August 2020 6:20 am
When I look in your eyes
I see a sad mess
That's right, not sadness
But a sad mess
Like you haven't gotten lucky in a bit
Cause somebody broke you down
Hurt and a little discouraged
But you just take another hit
And he left you to pick up the pieces
While he leaves, and your heart just ceases
No more beating, no more love
No more sex, and no more hugs
And I'd co...
Thursday 13th August 2020 6:02 am
Also by Eric Berard:Sometimes, you know. | Where I Am | The Truth | An Old Friend | Keep Fighting | Flawed | Savage |
To alternative deviations
Rappid fire reaction
to every justifiable motion
Of the will of God
In one of its finest expressions
with all as one
as the tones
and notions flow
as the all emcombacing universal
power grows at the heart of every human
With freedom of mind
Thursday 13th August 2020 5:28 am
I wish you all the best for your new start
Hope your life is crazy happy with the one you love
You deserve all the happiness in this world
May you live the life with your beautiful life in peace and joy
May success be yours today, tomorrow and always
Thank you for trying to help me through my hard times
Theres no point now discussing my life to a stranger
I wanted you by my si...
Thursday 13th August 2020 5:02 am
Also by Juniper:The tree | From darkness to light | Ecstasy | Love is in the air | When love is true! | L.O.V.E.R.S | Love defined | love has taught me many things |
I heard a baby cry today
while I was walking through the park.
The cry was not to get her way
It was strong, insistent, and dark
Was she too hot from the sun’s bright ray?
Was she afraid of the dog’s bark?
Was she demanding she be allowed to play
in the song of the Meadowlark?
This baby cried not for want
This baby cried to warn
And I became the confidant
Of this child wh...
Thursday 13th August 2020 4:38 am
Your face is crystal clear to me. I have studied your face how the sun light reflects in your eyes. How you look serious when you’re nervous. I can see you even when I close my eyes. Your beauty was etched in my memory. However the feeling apparently one sided the time I spend thinking about you appreciated an not reciprocated. My interest begins to fade now knowing this. There was a time I c...
Thursday 13th August 2020 3:38 am
Also by Michael Rios:What if I let you close |
it's a two and fro,
the seconds pass,
and the morning bridges burn to ashes.
yet people stand,
the ways in the water way that flow down my path.
And this thing in your hands,
which lays about in deadly slumber,
and is second nature to the time-bomb.
It's another way that the world does shatter,
as it crumbles,
and left alone.
But gashes form in the hearts of galor,
Thursday 13th August 2020 3:24 am
Also by Alita Moore:rubber hands | holland bells | puppet |
I hated the sight of you from day one.
Oil pumping from enlarged pores.
Boils and blackheads forming,
Cysts, pits, scars and sores.
A head without a face.
What am I? Please help me.
Excruciating pain and tormented by itch
I seriously don't have the strength for this.
Find a cure before I cut these fuckers off myself.
I've tried every pill and wonder cream on the shelf.
Thursday 13th August 2020 2:37 am
Take yer shanties and shove em.
Take yer white foam flying.
Take yer fair winds blowing.
Take yer furrows following fucking freely.
And shove em.
Yer songs about masts and sails
and rolling, rollicking singing and fun in gail’s.
Phoney fallacious frigging fantasy folklore.
Unreal figures dancing and pranci...
Wednesday 12th August 2020 10:59 pm
Also by I'm not a poet:Books | Days Defined | (untitled) | The Old/New Estate | Hellhounds on my trail | (untitled) | (untitled) | Blues for David. | Slice of heaven 1988 | Homage to Shane Macgowan | Thank you | Oh America | Blues for David. | Breathe |
Darting, swooping, swift and fast
Feeding frenzy in the dusky light
Flying circus of winged acrobats
Silently performing for us tonight
Wednesday 12th August 2020 9:21 pm
Also by julie callaghan:Virus News | My Version - Audrey Hepburn Beauty Tips | Repeat and Repeat | Ruskin's View | Hot Pink | Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow | Move Over Rain Clouds | Tired | Beirut | Strong and Brave Enough | Wild Garlic | Memories | The Shire Horse | Rain or Shine |
And there was a pause
And a question of whether I would
Fill the dead space with apologies
That I do this
Only because I must,
And that I have always
And will Always
Wednesday 12th August 2020 9:09 pm
Also by Hallielle Rose Dawson:In Suspension | Drown Me | We're All in the Looney Bin Here | Surface Work | Privilege | Penance |
Running through my head
Rumbles getting louder
Scared things might be said
Hide away in a closet
Because the sound is so loud
Hide from the truth
Because the truths not allowed
Thunderbolts they are striking
Flashbacks of a lad
A childhood in silence
Adolescence was sad
But storms they get stronger
They gain strength with time
The rain is now pouring
I’ve a hurricane ...
Wednesday 12th August 2020 9:04 pm
Also by curiousdud3:This Is Me (The Man You See) | Planted Seeds | Don't want to hurt | Lost Boy (AKA Lost Child and Lost Girl) | Hide and Seek | Turn Back the Clock | As a child |
We all recollect from our earlier days
In stories we’d tell of the hell we would raise;
We thought then that boastful dishonesty pays
As puppies we’d pompously brag
That there’s nowt that can beat an Old Shag.
But youth is impatient and takes pleasure fast
But the quicker you quench it the sooner it’s passed
The longest ride’s had on the horse that comes last
Wednesday 12th August 2020 8:16 pm
Also by John Coopey:JOHNNY'S | SOMEONE FOR EVERYONE (SHE CAUGHT ME SNIFFING HER PANTS) | THE LORD ALFRED SHIT-FOR-BRAINS OF CASTLEFORD |
It presents gravels before my feet,
When it meets the sand,
Holding my longing gaze as I stand
Atop coffined treasures
And pebbles filled with flints made from memories,
That weigh my slippers
Down to this deserted beach.
Myriad secrets encaged in their bottle shaped ampoules
Float aimlessly like vagabonds do.
Imprisoned in cells of reminiscence,
They await their acquittal somet...
Wednesday 12th August 2020 7:32 pm
Also by Shifa Maqba:Plath's Poppies |
We all live
Within a dream
Our inner mirror
To its weaker counterpart
Made of glass
Our inner wardrobe
Very different to the one
We we wear for real
Our inner voice
To that poor
We hear when
Back to us
Wednesday 12th August 2020 6:54 pm
You make me feel so invisible
You’re supposed to be the one that helps build me up
You’re supposed to be the one that doesn’t make me hate myself
But instead here we are
Constantly dancing between sadness and anger
Repeatedly battling in silence with one another
Ignoring each other until one of us finally breaks
This isn’t how it was supposed to...
Wednesday 12th August 2020 6:50 pm
Also by jjessicca:Untitled, perhaps. |
Hope and memory
journey through life
in a downhill spiral.
It all begins wiith
hopes of memories
memories of hope.
Wednesday 12th August 2020 4:42 pm
Also by Abdul Ahmad:Imagination running wild | What light from yonder window shone? | Curse of social distancing | Sunshine smile | The oblivious world | It was____ | A Masterpiece | AS YET UNBORN |
Thoughts on life have teetered upon the value of mushrooms,
I am not alone in this - as everyday
I sense the bloom of those about,
Searching so desperately The Sun.
Occasionally in dense populations
You see the confused tentacles feeling all about
As Humanoid meandre among one another -
And even if a latch is possible,
Wednesday 12th August 2020 4:30 pm
The battlefield is finally clear
Thank you to those that have sacrificed
Without you the country would have been in fear
And innocent lives would have been sliced
Let us all cheer for the victory
And the brave soldiers that put their hearts to it
This gave us the everlasting liberty
Otherwise our country would have split
Those with courage have passed away
Wednesday 12th August 2020 3:03 pm
Also by Aisha Suleman:Life (Poem) |
It is so easy now
the little gadget does it all
use only one finger
to turn on
to change a channel
flipping back and forth
I remember when
we only had 3 channels to watch
you had to get up and physically
walk to the TV
to turn the dial
to change the channel
it was good exercise
and kept us from becoming
now the multi-talented remote...
Wednesday 12th August 2020 2:06 pm
Also by d.knape:I Am Not A Robot | Death Delayed | TIME TO GROW UP | TRASH DAY | Our Heartfelt Thanks | 75 PERCENT---a poem by O.L. Buzzerd | Virtural World | Thunder In The Far Away | PLANTS |
when you came in
over i was
with a promise
about your kind
how could i be
was it that
in your eye
on your lips
that had my heart
put so well
Wednesday 12th August 2020 12:58 pm
Also by cindylee loucks:DON'T CLAP BACK |
There was once regard given to "choice"
In life's give and take it had a voice;
But now it suffers a transformation,,
Defined instead as "discrimination"..
Wednesday 12th August 2020 12:37 pm
Also by M.C. Newberry:PROCRASTINATION | WEALTHY PEOPLE | KNEE JERKS |
The day was hot
Hot and humid
Into a dog day afternoon
The boy was young
Young and stupid
Beneath the furnace sun
The tarn was cold
Cold and ruthless
Along the sunny banks
The swim was exhilarating
Exhilarating and cooling
And heading for the shore
Wednesday 12th August 2020 12:36 pm
Also by Ian Whiteley:Otherness | Covid Mary |
Lying face down
Black loamy soil in her eyes, nostrils, mouth
Rain slashing and puddle pooling
Her body a pelt
Winds howling their rage against distancing rules
Push against her
Push into her
Pummel her with gusts like fists
Hold her and throw her
All that she has been
All that she has done
Ground into the earth
Lost in the great soak-away
Wednesday 12th August 2020 12:33 pm
Also by Hazel ettridge:The State of Things |
That early April morn, dewy and cool,
Charlie was still lunging on the leash
As we walked up Quaker bridge towards the field.
Charlie was born wise: even then, he did not suffer fools gladly.
How he put up with me, I don't know. Anyroadup,
This memorable morning Charlie fulfilled
His 'retriever' appellation - he brought a ball back with a flourish of his tail and with great apl...
Wednesday 12th August 2020 12:22 pm
Also by John E Marks:Noises off | An August midnight | Way | Now we rise, and we are eveywhere | 3rd August, 2014 | Big Bill Broonzy | Elegy |
Jane loved her cats she had three,
But was in a marriage ,abusive was he.
To get happy for a short time she turned to drink,
But to cure this abusiveness she had to think.
One day an idea came into her brain,
Could the happiness of her cats ease her pain?
Her cats were so contented after eating their food,
Could lacing her husbands meals improve his mood?
So for ...
Wednesday 12th August 2020 11:22 am
Also by hugh:Out of reach | A misunderstanding at the bank | Unmasked on the bus | The defeat of dementia | Is it essential to go out for a drink? | "I'm amazed at my power !" | Please call again | An unfinished sentence |
Once we seethed like hothouse flowers
Our bodies in dire need of ventilation
Life was little short of incendiary
No need for verbal communication
Love never runs a temperature for ever
A windchill factor is always lurking
When balmy seas turn to ice shelves
Before permafrost starts working
What started off as a slight head cold
Was soon a significant nip in the...
Wednesday 12th August 2020 10:54 am
Also by simon lucan:Black Ringlets | If Only It Would Rain Today | Rose | Crescendo | Pickled | Mud | Hamburg Tram | Safe | 24 Carat | Jock-Strapped | Warpaint |
America has finally woken up to
A problem, a problem it's got
Their virus corona just can't be
Got rid of by just being shot
Wednesday 12th August 2020 10:26 am
Also by Don Matthews:Sylvain Dornon the Stilt-Walking Baker. Well I'll Be.... | I Want Election Results Now. Tonight |
Pain exists inside the heart
That mourns the missing day
Emptiness, holding all that’s lost,
Fingers white, grasping air, slipping away
Darkness surrounds all we see,
Shadows stolen from what could have been
Extinguish a flame, smoke filling our souls
As expectance is hidden and unseen
Embers remain in the sorrowful ash
As the wind lifts up the light of our e...
Wednesday 12th August 2020 9:09 am
Also by Gary Cuming:Beginnings | Resist |
Life is not a fairy tale,
And often has no happy ending.
It may be a long, forlorn story,
And no moral is it sending.
Life is not a fairy tale,
And it may all be quite disjointed,
And when we see a hopeful glimmer
We end up disappointed.
Life is not a fairy tale,
And we must accept that it is real,
So when come across a painful time
It is what we truly feel.
Life is not a fairy t...
Wednesday 12th August 2020 8:20 am
Also by Stuart Vanner:Beethoven | Judgements | Shakespeare |
Often with so many new poems to read each day, it is perhaps the title that is the most crucial part of our poetry.
It is akin to the shop window that entices us in.
It is like the photograph on the take-away wall that decides what we will choose to eat.
The glossy advert in a magazine, and indeed the image that will make us laugh out loud, c...
Wednesday 12th August 2020 6:21 am
Also by Paul Sayer:No Title! | The Passing of time. | Keeping it simple. | My Sunday call to prayer | World Trade Centre Fires! | Oh my God! | God | The chart of the moment! | The iced metaphor cake | The mask is comming off! |
Flirt with the thought of happiness
Romance your way through adversities
Marry your everlasting fulfillment
Wednesday 12th August 2020 6:02 am
Also by Chloé:Cracked, not broken | Atypical |
If ever you love someone
with the heart like the
huge mountain, I hope
you must know
why does the boat sail in
the shoreless sea?
Wednesday 12th August 2020 3:55 am
Also by Ujjal Mandal:Paragons of Virtue | Love, the Beauty of Life like the Glowworm | What is Life Indeed! | Mother, the Lotus of Heart | Books | The Words of God, Jesus Christ |
From where I sat in the safety of my home, I could have sworn the Earth was speaking.
The wind whistled a tune through the cracks of the hollow walls resembling the sound of an old pan flute.
Dark cranky clouds rolled over the blue revealing a grey atmosphere as drops of rain fell from above painting the asphalt in splatters.
Just then the sky erupted into a thunderous song roaring fro...
Wednesday 12th August 2020 1:06 am
It was a legend from a spooky past
a manor house where party guests
had played their hide and seek – it
was in Hampshire – a place called
Bramshill House, where at parties
laughter and merriment were key
measures of success – the bride went
off, looking for a hidey hole, and on a
gloomier floor, she found an ideal spot.
So in loftier spaces she discovering a...
Wednesday 12th August 2020 12:53 am
Also by Philipos:STETHOSCOPES | BLIGHTERS | MOON BOUND | RIGGED OUT 1961 | SHAMROCKS | ENCAGED | POETRY IN PARLIAMENT | AIMING LOW | MASQUERADE |
I awoke last night and found i'd died
so I turned to face the other side
quite amazed at what I saw
a beautiful maiden five foot four.
Size isn't everything I thought
as I relished some nocturnal sport.
But passing to the spirit world
t'was just a nymph as I lay curled,
a kind of hell my hand passed through
and I didn't quite know what to do.
Tuesday 11th August 2020 10:23 pm
Also by ray pool:SAND DEVILS |
sew my eyes shut
tape my mouth closed
board me up in a box
& send me off
attach the postage
drop me off
at the post
until i see you there
and i hear you say ‘my love’
and i feel you
next to my warm skin
until then, leave me here
Tuesday 11th August 2020 9:21 pm
Also by kimberly:your hands, your kiss | a dessert you fancy |
Stand upright and alone
Discard all your labels
Do not read newspapers
Read and educate yourself
Form your own opinions
Reject any form of prejudice
Learn to say no and mean it
Abhor all violence
Do not follow the herd
Choose friends carefully
Go where you please
Do not give in to fear
Don't identify with others
Tuesday 11th August 2020 8:43 pm
Also by keith jeffries:Catapulted | A Smoky Cafe | The haves and have nots | It draws near | Are we going to do this again? | The Stone Tower |
In the stillness of your voice
I begin to weep
The night is weary and heavy
with sleepy sorrow
The still air crawls on my skin
awakening my senses
Looking into the blackened sky
with tear-filled eyes
Under the quiet moonless night
I ponder in solitude
Feeling secure in the calmness
surrounding the earth
The silence soothes my weary soul
waking my every bone
Day steals the joy of the ...
Tuesday 11th August 2020 8:33 pm
Suicide is not cowardly, but it’s not brave
Everyone says you become wiser with age
But is that really the case when most of us live in our own defeat?
Everyone sits happily, afraid to show their true selves; afraid to show they’re weak
You don’t have to accept defeat, you can fight it, you don’t have to be meek
Tuesday 11th August 2020 7:25 pm
Also by C-Lynn:Lost in the World | Trapped - Haiku |
If standing in solidarity with the marginalized is extreme
Then I Am an extremist.
If having empathy for the ostracized is radical
Then I Am a radical.
If standing unmoved in my convictions is partisan
Then I Am a partisan.
These labels don't deter me
But they embolden me
And they give me the strength to fight.
Embrace the ridicule.
Tuesday 11th August 2020 7:18 pm
Also by M3RK:Waiting for October |
We cherish beauty in the stars
And slivers of a new-born moon,
Collapsing far away from Mars,
Preparing reappearance soon.
The evenings trumpet fuller moons,
Each rising higher in the sky,
While Bruckner’s matchless, melting tunes
Are tracing shapes in your mind’s eye.
Dark night paints portraits of the dead;
Their beauty is too much to bear.
Tuesday 11th August 2020 5:19 pm
Also by Stephen Gospage:Agony Street | Tragedies |
Liquor and booze
I wake at the stroke of noon
My head beats like an on going drum.
Is this what it’s like to continuously be numb?
A loss at words
An act of tragedy.
A girl who’s father is crying.
In a hospital bed
With no FUCKING LEG.
All the while
I stare at the morning sky
remembering the days...
Tuesday 11th August 2020 3:48 pm
Also by Eden Louise:The race we lost |
Here I am, in the moment,
Focussed on the here and now,
Enjoying the day for what it is,
Not knowing why, not knowing how,
Just gliding on the wave of the eternal present,
Not fretting on the future, nor locked up in the past,
What do I know of what is yet to happen,
And of the things that I have known, only lessons should last,
I refuse to carry the useless millstone of regret,
Tuesday 11th August 2020 3:25 pm
Also by Jason Bayliss:Dawn |
I Tread along
the thresholds of a dangerous path,
I Tame my wild streak
To escape the bloodbath
I Leash the mind
With vociferous scream
I Pull everything
Together for a perennial dream
I , but can't hold
Any longer this madness
For I will always
belong to the wilderness.
Tuesday 11th August 2020 8:41 am
Also by Poetess Mind:Silence | Cry | Rain | Face | Ecstacy | Alive | Death | He | Waves | Breathe | 90 days | Stars | I |
Here I am in a strange place, where I can't explain.
Two children I then meet, so I play game after game.
It didn't make any sense, is one a daughter of mine?
Where is this place and what has happened to time?
I notice that the window, its view obscured by bars.
Outside I see an ambulance parked beneath the stars.
A man came in and explained what brought us here.
But in my confused mind,...
Tuesday 11th August 2020 7:36 am
I've been trying to get my head up like a buoy
It's no use I'm drowning already
I'm lost at sea
Throwing up from the vertical
I didn't lie when I told you
I loved you but you surely did
You broke all of your promises
Didn't even flinch from it
It would have been easier if you killed me
Because I loved you
I tried to be everything for you
Like always I'm never good enough
Tuesday 11th August 2020 12:14 am
Also by Damon Blackery:Cloak | CUT | these days it's really hard to get the words I need to say out | No Where But Down |
The torment of not knowing.
The craziness of it all.
The joy of it all.
The freedom felt at that time, not a care in the world.
Giving way to whatever pleases the mind.
The craziness of not knowing where to go and who to go with.
The fear that comes with tomorrow and leaving it all behind.
Oh! Youth how great you are.
How I delight in you and the times I have spent with you...
Monday 10th August 2020 11:41 pm
Jain sat under a tree
A bird dropped a feather
It touched a baby mushroom
All lives matter
Monday 10th August 2020 11:29 pm
Also by Kevin T.S. Tan:A tiny flame |
Spinning out of control history going mad
Gunpoetry Plotters spinning music by the River of Time
drunker and drunker with each nearer step he took on the road to Manchester
A susurration of stanzas and verses skim across the rooftops of Stockport.
relentless ripples of summer clouds
Grim it up, brother
Grim it up, sister,
graduate from sad.
a driver pausing in the...
Monday 10th August 2020 9:17 pm