Poetry Blogs (2020)
Dallying in the evening wild, studded with barbed wire,
My mind takes a turn for the worse.
Oak trees help me flee to the world I need
My mind is soaking up this new year’s eve
Your slow gaze onto this solitary page
Releases the frame of my bondage to the world
Now only the mind can release the tension of the moment
My imagination leaps, frees my broken body,
into the dream of transmi...
Thursday 31st December 2020 11:56 pm
Also by John E Marks:The worried well | The Unwritten | Ritual slaughter | Redemption song | Cancel culture | In the house of the rising sun | MESCALINE | A Sufi Saint contemplates his imminent dissolution | Re-vision | A love supreme | Flogging a dead horse | The lost boys | Ex-communication | Ripples | The doors of perception | The second Armenian genocide, 2020 | Sepsis | Pain | Wind-Blown | Born again | GONE FISHING | Orthodoxy | Before and After | The remains | The inarticulate love of country | Brother |
Ten seconds to go before I ring in the new year,
I balance on my left leg and let it appear.
On the last second of the countdown when the clock does strike,
To lay down my right foot is what I do like.
The trauma of 2020 behind my left foot I put,
And always start the new year off on the right foot.
A happy new year to all and sundry,
Let's hope 2021 will not be as thunde...
Thursday 31st December 2020 6:43 pm
Also by hugh:A homeless teenager finds a happy end | A delve into the mind of a happy 80 year old. | A constipated composer | A cure for constipation | I didn't have to pick it up | A gardener watering his plants | Disaster hits a pair of Brussel sprouts discarded after a Christmas dinner | An insight into the life of Santa | Meandering poetic minds | HSBC banking | An inappropriate response by an employee | Be patient ,your jab will come | Solving a teenage problem | Times are rough ! | Homeless, under 25 ?Centrepoint will find the right support for you. | Two monkeys brought joy to the jungle at Christmas | Driving home for Christmas, the thoughts of a student on her way home | Bring on the lockdown in Wales | No-one wants to fight in Iraq | The wrong way home ! | A grave spelling error ! | "Let's call it a day." | Let's all get together and respect the police ! | 4 letter words !! | AVOID DANGER GET VACCINATED !! | A hands-on meal | Where are we ? | Claire's despair | A grave remark ! | No more electricity bills for Harry . She was his light and kept him warm in the dark | Mean Matt | Merry Christmas and a happy new year |
Kitten calls GLA 2020-12-31
Kittens call- the morning tolls, high pitched squeaks and little paws, withdrawn for now your needle claws, wait for me to wake from slumbers under cotton duvet covers.
Jump and skip onto my head, in the warm and comfy bed. Meowing for the 'Katkins' call, up and down the curtain crawl. Tiny brothers look the same, tabby markings, feelines tame.
Thursday 31st December 2020 5:45 pm
Also by Grant Aspinall:Time is nothing |
We woke up to find our garden
covered in a light dusting of snow
Pretty as a winter wonderland
shimmering under a sunny glow
Careful steps across the patio
which became a temporary ice rink
Defrosted the frozen bird bath
a grateful blackbird came to drink
Every surface remained frozen
under blue skies, clear and bright
The temperature just below zero
the day glistened icing sugar wh...
Thursday 31st December 2020 4:15 pm
Also by julie callaghan:Mitchelgate | Twenty Twenty One | Cheers To WOL | Santa's Reindeer | The Lessons We May Learn | The Life I Took For Granted | New Strain Pain | The Pandemic Diary | Christmas Cheer And Happy New Year | The Love Triangle | Boris Buble Says... Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas | The Week Before Christmas | The Pheasant | The Cross Legged Carrot | Home For Christmas | The Snow Folks' Christmas Party | Dame Barbara Windsor | Christmas Perfection | Hiding Behind My Mask | V Day (Jolene Vaccine) | Should I Write | The Roundabout Reindeer | Switching On The Tree Lights | Santa Isn't Coming To Town | Our Christmas Tree | Red Wine Deer | I Don't Like Sleet | The Vaccine Is Coming (The Christmas Coca Cola Advert) | I’m Not A Celebrity, Get Me In There Fast | Counting Sheep | The Pathway To The Rectory | The First Of December |
The New Year 2021
A time for New Year's Resolutions
for introspection and internal ablutions
A glance at the past where it now belongs
as we drink, dance and sing familiar songs
A time to ponder and begin anew
for there lies ahead so much we can do
Let us waste no time as the future beckons
it will soon be here in hours, minutes and seconds
If we are with ...
Thursday 31st December 2020 4:13 pm
Also by keith jeffries:A Dark Secret | An Inner Voice | A Childhood in Despair | Kindred Spirits | We are growing | A Forest Glade | The Heart of the Matter | The Virus comes home | Immaculate Renewal | Our Place | A Gentler Age | The Nanny State | That Great Emotion |
We do not know
what he meant
and he did not know either
but it sounded good
at the time
it flew out of his mouth
like a undigested meatball
he thought he had really
put the reporter down
a "One Horse Pony"
in his mind
the ultimate insult
a brilliant putdown
he had scored
he thanked the audience
of otherwise compliant reporters
Thursday 31st December 2020 12:46 pm
Also by d.knape:WATCH DOGS | A Poem For Stumpy | DIVORCEE | CANCELLED | PERIOD | The Gift Of Christmas | Santa's Acrobatic Act | EXPERTS | PARENTS | SUSPENDED | BURIAL GROUND | The Don't Do List | USED CAR LOT | I Hear A Voice Singing | HUNGRY SOULS | Herd Immunity | Counting Sheep | WAVES | (untitled) | HAT TRICK | An Abundance Of Caution | Christmas Ornaments | NO SUBJECT | SNOW | Pearl Harbor | Word Games | Office Visit | Christmas Light Extravaganza | We Put On Our Shoes | The Road Of Life | The Forest For The Trees | SHADOWS |
Unprecedented New Year
New year's eve
up early, the heavens have opened
snow for a change, somewhat unprecedented these days
global warming, climate change and all that
only one thing to do
an early morning walk in the park
I love the river, especially in the fresh snow
got to make the most of it
thoughts for the new year, unprecedented
time to reflect on a year like no other
Thursday 31st December 2020 11:54 am
Also by Jeffarama!:Pastor Mick |
Why do I bother?
This is my final poem of the year 2020
Of which my friends, there have been plenty
Now as the year 2021 unfolds
There will be more poems to be told
Some will rhyme and some will not
Most of them by 2022 forgot.
For if I, the author cannot recall
These words on WOL I scrawl
I have to question why it is,
I bother writing anything at all.
Thursday 31st December 2020 11:47 am
Also by Paul Sayer:The Last Goodbye. | We are Stardust… We are Golden! | The feast of St Stephens | Heavenly Invitation | To all friends and fellow poets at WOL | Eat drink and be merry... | Remote Viewing | The Tor | Day One and Beyond... | Dear Babs ‘Carry On’ | Well, it’s just sitting there… Quel dommage. | Un-Posted for SERIOUS reasons | WARNING... | The Accepted Norm | For the fallen in all wars in all lands | Christmas Vicar of Dibley prediction... | I am dancing 'bout my mystic verse. | No Longer Opaque | Normal service | COMMENT... | ‘VR War; what is it good for?’ | TIME | Some General Astrology for this week. Re. writing! |
Refreshing your company has been. I must admit I find myself wondering about my future. I normally keep myself safe behind walls I have built.
My walls have come down quite rapidly. Something about you can reach though them and I don’t know how to stop you from finding the vulnerable me.
You look into my eyes I’m an open book written in a language which you don’t understand completely.
Thursday 31st December 2020 11:42 am
Also by Michael Rios:Unchained heart |
Assured me everything was ok
That he was a great leader
That scientists were wrong
We could live for the day
So radiant so confident
Said if you wanted to be rich
You just had to pray
I believed in her love
Never having time to read
Laughing in the face of experts
It was only a cold she said
Thursday 31st December 2020 11:19 am
Also by Robert C Gaulke:I'd like to thank the academy | Life Tricks | Your Autobiography | Patterns | My tiny theatre | Attention | Have you seen me lately? | That dude's eating all the food | That time everything worked |
Walking through the universe
Exploring the realms above
I found there my eternal love
Sitting silently spreading light
My better half its the Sun,
Only one of its kind.
Orbiting around the earth
Never losing focus
We turn the oceans wild
Naming our deep love
Its called tide
Our gravitational pull is strong
This attraction stay life long
Beyond the ...
Thursday 31st December 2020 10:55 am
A slant start sparked this slam,
Soft whispers twirling atop busy macadam;
A familiar far cry
From January faked pleasures across our sky.
Was born like a secret, travelled like a comet,
Spinned the viral faucet, laughed at from every state.
Cunning and surreptitious, evolved insidious;
February wine flows, life turning frivolous.
Exciting perspective of apoca...
Thursday 31st December 2020 7:08 am
I am pro any religion that advocates harming no others or taking a life
Protecting the innocent, nurturing the lost and protecting wildlife
They come to my front door, knock, knock, knock for my attention
A personal invitation right from my doorstep to join their congregation
And generally the same question they are consistently asked by me
“I think all killing is wrong, tell me, do...
Thursday 31st December 2020 6:34 am
Also by Dean Fraser:Blissful Cliché | Beyond Trying | Courage Is Yours | Heart Chakra | The Universe Hears | Internal Liberty | Echoes of Tech | TheTime Is Precisely Now | Chitter Chatter | Rhododendrons And The Hudson River | Perceptions Of Reality | Kiss Me Quick - Tangerine Dream | The Possible Image | Once They're Gone |
I am from water.
I am from breath.
I am from body.
I am from blood.
I am from heart.
I am from thought.
I am from life.
Thursday 31st December 2020 6:21 am
Also by Aviva Rifka Bhandari:In Memoriam | Remembering Mimi | Finders Keepers | 30,000 Times | Time Could Last Forever | Secretly Wanted | Seasons Greetings 2020 | Life Comes To This | To Those That Hurt Others | Whatever We Imagine | To There | Nothing Greater Than Life | Tossed Salad | Finding Peace | A Moment Away | The Impact That I Have | Each Poem Is | Moments Like These | Let Me Spend... | Oh My Soul | Inner Strength | Oh, Little Bird | Grandeur | Lodged In The Mind | Night Awareness | Repetition | Reflections (View Through A Window) | My Other Poem Is Better Than This One | Words Are Falling Like Rain | Trust In This Dark Night |
This year has been hard..
In more ways than one..
We lament about the dreams unfulfilled..
The chances missed..
The lives lost..
The barriers that surround us..
The fear that hounds us..
Among all these dark clouds, sun still rose everyday,
Flowers bloomed, life took some rest..
We bonded whether near or far..
We treasured families together and those apart..
We experienced the pain of m...
Thursday 31st December 2020 4:48 am
Also by Shrawani Sen:Let's wait a little.. |
say it was in the stars,
something supernatural led me to you.
say it was the moon
pulling my tides closer to you.
it’s something deeper
than a mere connection.
it’s something in the waiting
& it grows with our knowing.
you can’t put your finger on it.
there’s something there.
some call it ‘love’
but it digs in so much further.
it’s in our details...
Thursday 31st December 2020 2:45 am
Also by kimberly:In Solidarity | Have You Noticed | Don’t Walk In Anger |
Just another day of my life
Beauty is all I see
Often I wonder
With all these burdens
Why I never crashed
Why I never lost hope
Why I never despair
Why no regrets
When I was just a little girl
I was scared of everything
Loneliness, ghosts and regrets
Then a miracle struck me
My God blessed me
He himself took care of me
I think it is my mother's praye...
Thursday 31st December 2020 1:26 am
Also by Hope Ray:Regrets or disappointments | Submission | Mountain of life | Now | Beautiful vibes | Survivors | Golden cage | Sleepy head | Joyously grateful | I forgive | Boomerang | Feathers | I love you | Fear factor | Gratefulness | Whys | Should we? | Can we? | Peace n love | Season of love | Winter warmth | RIP 2020 | Loveology | Raw words | (untitled) | Life of dreams | Oneness | Happy days ahead once again. | Liberation | Happily ever after | Blissfully happy | Blessed and happy | Love so complete | That Day | Heartfelt expressions | The mysterious book |
Only, not how one
A part of you
Or rather that you,
In all of your strengths,
Your absolute beauty.
You are but one part.
But a piece of the puzzle
The cosmic puzzle, that is.
And that together
We are United as One.
We are whole.
Wednesday 30th December 2020 9:53 pm
Also by Eric Berard:Have Faith | Eternity | Understand |
In spite of it all, we stand here smoking
The dark is speaking a common tongue
The rain is beating a common drum
In spite of it all, the fire churns
Young heart yearns for age
Brainwashed rage taught page by page
Enslaved by minimum wage
Final stage predetermined
Doesn't matter how much you're earning
Look at that cigarette you're burning -
Bring that Camel through a needles eye
Wednesday 30th December 2020 6:18 pm
The rose was succulent and red,
Spoke of passion and desire,
"Put it away," the raven said,
"Lest their ire we tempt."
You thought yourself invincible,
A knight, an angel of steel;
But what are you willing to fight for
When it's fire you breathe?
Wore the rose in your hair,
The raven be damned,
The smell forever trapped in air,
Hail ignorance, oh gloriou...
Wednesday 30th December 2020 4:14 pm
Also by Holden Moncrieff:Middling Mimetics | Shadow à la carte | Treading Truths | Sloganeering in a Field of Straw Men | Beat It | The Witch of Wellfleet | The Stoics, or Insta-Stories? | Castle |
The snow has fallen deeply overnight
to form a pristine carpet all around.
It rimes the trees with pure unblemished white,
and gently floats a dusting to the ground.
Outside the world is silent, not a sound
disturbs the deadened echoing of peace.
So tranquil is the morning, so profound,
until a passing robin’s shrill caprice
attracts our notice to his darting flight,
Wednesday 30th December 2020 4:11 pm
Also by Trevor Alexander:The Sound Of Christmas | Gossip | Christmas Card List | Christmas Greeting | Legacy | Covid Christmas | You Think You Know Me | Bad Year |
Invited to a talk
by a humble, yet well respected man
I learn about a life of exile
(that I am living)
& although the spotlight is not on me
it shines brightly
accentuating my distorted priorities
and all the while
I am accompanied by the living dead
A life that shines so brightly and yet fades before my eyes.
A man who is so close to me
and yet a man I cannot tou...
Wednesday 30th December 2020 12:01 pm
Also by Twilbury Wist:The story of life | The Looking Glass |
veiled her blue calculating eyes
perplexing glances in the gloom
doubts pierced my needy soul
doomed before I left the room
sultry night in old San Francisco
anxious moon smearing the bed
mood like some jack in the box
doubt running amok in my head
woke to discover a basilisk stare
examining my rank imperfection
my body was never the greatest
where is the...
Wednesday 30th December 2020 10:34 am
Also by simon lucan:Cold Flint Makes Fire | Haunted | Empty Packets | Decibels | Sick Santa | A Better Christmas | Oh Yes It Is! | Mutant Heart | Night On A Rainbow | Mallard Days | She Felled My Tree | Cracks | Two Cats | Bubbles | Chains In Your Eyes | Back Story | Smeared | Stranger | Forced | Dirty Heart | Strays | So Easily | Queues | Mistletoe In The Cellar | Love Bank | Nappies | A Run In The Park In The Rain | Debs And Amy R.I.P. | The Girl I Sold My Horse For |
in the pages of time
inscribed upon the velum
of argent skin sheer
is her narcissistic life
of dark immortality
Her elegant movement of hand, infuses her script with graceful strokes of purpose. Her cantillating voice, a casting of spell; the binding of eyes to the page; to the ink, that of blood, blotted an...
Wednesday 30th December 2020 10:22 am
There's a shrine in our house for her parents
and another for Monty our dog
putting me off when I'm trying to write
an amusing poetry blog
I've never been keen on posterity
so I wasn't exactly enthused
to find on the top of our shoe rack
a pair of her dead mother's shoes
Wednesday 30th December 2020 9:28 am
Also by Brian Maryon:Things We Can't Control | My Sexual Prowess | THE HOUSE FROM THE TRAIN | Jambalaya | We Don't Move Very Much |
Liverpool won the cup…
In an empty stadium
And stadiums of souls around the world
Ascended into heaven
It was the best of years
It was the worst of years
Vaccines were produced at break neck speed
And lies disseminated to stop people taking what they need
Heath workers went the extra mile
Risking life and limb
Applauded by million with a loud din
Wednesday 30th December 2020 9:28 am
You stabbed in the back
Of whole humanity,
Who at your arrival welcomed you
With wholehearted naivete.
We waited long, impatienly for you
In all glittering-gathering
Of the dear and near.
Like a traitor
You deceived us all,
On your very arrival
Caused bad omen everywhere to fall.
The jolt of your
Make the whole world
Standstill to remai...
Wednesday 30th December 2020 5:10 am
Also by DR. MUKUND BHANDARI:Born 2021... |
Dear Lord, please find me
somebody to love.
God replied, no,
not just one love.
I give you an ocean
of eternal love
found only in faith,
poetry and music.
From this special place,
you will find love
like you have never known,
from kindred spirits
around the world,
space and time,
to give you a glimpse
of the divine.
Wednesday 30th December 2020 3:52 am
Also by Vautaw:Resilient Soul | Christmas Wishes 2020 | Souls Remember | Seventeen | Kiss Me | Narcissus V Phoenix | Castaway | Giving Tuesday |
Thinks she's a failure
As a Wife and a Mother
A failure of all
Wednesday 30th December 2020 3:15 am
[ ] 1 + 1 = 2.
[ ] That shiny bright star equates to you.
[ ] That beautiful circle that wonderful loop.
[ ] That beautiful flower that blossom & grew.
[ ] Low to the ground you will never stoop.
[ ] But high to the sky you will always shoot.
[ ] Praise & glory to the righteous & truth.
[ ] May the Universe bless, shield, & guide you.
Wednesday 30th December 2020 1:11 am
Also by Marcus McCray:Who Am I and Where Do I Belong? |
A task seemingly impossible made possible
enlightened me dearly and surely
The outcome of course
The old saying" If indeed you fall then get back on your horse"
Simple phrases ..the reality
Somewhat not so simple in physicality
For One dreads practicality
Push it aside ignoring such monotony
So much more excitement than to face such monstrosity
It won't go away you know
Wednesday 30th December 2020 12:33 am
Also by Sarah Louise mcnee:CAMOUFLAGE | PREVENT LONG LIFE LESSONS PACTICE EMPATHY |
It's surprisingly easy to let your mind
Begin to wander
While waiting at a supermarket checkout counter only to find
You've no folding money left to squander.
Why, then, is this prim register lady with her deep-lined face
Staring so hard at me, while arching a disapproving eyebrow?
I must extricate myself from this frightfulness with a particle of charm
Wednesday 30th December 2020 12:22 am
Also by Chris Hubbard:The Lady in the Sunlight | Mercury | Islander | Atonement | A Paean For Pensive People |
It’s your birthday Dad
But I am feeling sad
Because you are not here
For whom I party and cheer
You love your chocolate cake
As well as some chips with steak
Always looking forward to your gifts
Your lovely smile automatically lifts
Today just feels so empty
I was looking forward to plenty
I am aching from the inside
This feeling, I can just not hide
Tuesday 29th December 2020 10:51 pm
Also by Aisha Suleman:One Of Those Days | A Rainy Day | Holidays | Beaten | Stay Strong | Let It Go | Time Is Ticking | Escape | A Walk Outside |
Must dash, can't hang about
have to get to the airport - no
time for that sort of thing - it
isn't any good flinging your
arms around my neck - even
if you are trying to keep my
pecker up - this last moment
amour - I could work for a rival
Bank I suppose, after another
interlude in the sack - even if
I do face the Boss's wrath, what
strange life is this w...
Tuesday 29th December 2020 10:34 pm
Also by Philipos:SNAPS | CASTAWAY | THE RUSTING BARGE | THROUGH WINDOWS | JOEY | WAITING FOR OPERATORS | ASPECTS | BIG ISSUES | UN-MINCED WORDS | FISH | HOLDING BREATH | CHOOSING THE MOMENT | CLAWS | NYMPHS | ALLUREMENT | BLUE MOON | BEING AWARE | FLIMS | TIPS | AWAKENINGS | CHOUDERHEADS | HOLD UPS | PAUSING FOR THOUGHT | MANUKA | TRAINS OF THOUGHT | CANDID CAMERAS | DAWN CHORUS | WHAT'S THE NEWS | SNOW FLAKES | GLINTS | LOOKING FOR OMENS | FOOD PROCESSING | WEASLES | PILLOWS | MASQUERADE | DOWN PIPES | DASHING THROUGH CORRIDORS | ELUSIVE THOUGHT | CENSUS | BULLETINS | CHOP SUEY | TINSEL | FAKING THE NEWS | NEW WORDS | HUGHIE | SITE OWL | EASTERN SPICE |
"Yours in Everything"
I sit forlorn in the dark
Guiding my thoughts to return
To the ways of sweet memories and you.
Hoping to find all we left behind.
Like the soothing touch of your hands on my troubled soul
Or the river-like calmness your laughter brings when it fades away.
I recall these and walk further into:
Your silence as your listened to my dreams...
Tuesday 29th December 2020 10:04 pm
Also by Emeka Collins:"Ambitions and the Dead" |
The murmur of friendly chatter
The thuds and rattles
of heavy mugs and wayward knives on tables
The sizzle and smell of bacon
The intrusive noise of the coffee machine
ensuring everyone knows it's working hard
even if no-one else is
The dodgy teapot lids
threatening to spill and scold
The ketchup and salad cream stand
upside down, on duty and ready to serve
Salt and smear...
Tuesday 29th December 2020 9:41 pm
Also by David Lindsay:Maradona |
তাড়াতাড়ি করতেই দেরী হয়ে গ্যালো। উন্নত মানের খাবার খাওয়া হল রাতে, নাগদান হয়ে বসে আছি এখন। ভূড়ির গৌরব স্পন্দনে রাত্রী পৃথিবীর ভার টের পাওয়া যাচ্ছে, স্থূলতারই ভারে কিনা জানি না মগজ কেটে যাচ্ছে উন্নত মানের বিষন্নতায়।
শিয়ালের ঘাড়ে চেপে দ্রাক্ষার কালিমা-দোষারোপ— বহুত দিন ধরেই তো লেপ্টে আছে ব্যর্থতার মতন জীবনের ওপেন সিক্রেটগুলি, তাই না?
মুখোশ স্বভাবতই একটা দুরত্ব রচনাকারী চিজ ...
Tuesday 29th December 2020 7:25 pm
Forty is, they say, when life begins.
And is it time to look back at your sins?
As you have finally reached middle age,
It is now time to turn life's page.
Now you are forty are you also wiser?
And have you started to become a miser?
Is your hair turning grey?
Do you stop caring what others say?
And on your life have you applied the brakes?
And do you start to find your muscles ache?
Tuesday 29th December 2020 5:51 pm
Also by Stuart Vanner:Our Covid Christmas | Drinking Alcohol | Over Corona |
We all know of one
A rusty old train trestle
Or a highway, maybe an old street
A bridge, going from ridge to ridge
The secret place where as young boys we would meet
Having adventures, climbing and playing
And telling stories that could not be beat
One day, imagine what would cross my mind
When a stack of old 70`s porno mag`s we did find
Tuesday 29th December 2020 5:38 pm
Also by J.D. Bardo:Time to Purge | Goodbye | Filling in | The Real Christmas | Odd Man Out | What Happened? | A piece of you | A chip off the old block | Wanting True Love | Believing in Heaven | PISSED OFF | What am I, if not, what I am | My Kindred Spirit | My promise to you. | Alone | Plotting a course | Why |
WE HAVE CREATION IN OUR HANDS
AND DON’T KMOW HOW TO USE IT
BEAUTY LIES WITHIN OUR GRASP
YET FEAR WE MAY ABUSE IT
WE HAVE THE WORLD WITHIN OURSELVES
YET WATCH IT SLIP AWAY
LIKE JEWELS THAT SPARKLE IN MORNING DEW
THEN DISAPPEAR WHEN THE SUN BREAKS THROUGH
I BELIEVE THE PATHS OF EVERYONE
MUST ONE DAY OVERLAP
AND WHEN THEY DO, WE’LL KNOW FOR SURE
IF LIFE AND DEATH...
Tuesday 29th December 2020 3:00 pm
Also by trevor homer:I WANT A CARDIGAN LIKE RICK'S |
Pure white drifters
transparent tissue falling
frozen layers thaw
encouraging words connect
melting coldest heart
leaving snowflake love.
Tuesday 29th December 2020 1:49 pm
Also by Nigel Astell:Otherwise It Won't Come True | A Don't Blame Yourself Poem | Absent Affection |
I know that, strictly speaking, the Magi, are still on camel back following a star but I also know everyone is bored with the story by epiphany so here is my final Christmas related poetry blog. Courage, doubt, fear and wonder, in the story of the Magi. What had they been part of? Like us, they wondered whether ‘this was a future they wanted to know’…...
Tuesday 29th December 2020 12:35 pm
Also by Tony Earnshaw:A Christmas blog | Mary Sang | Advent 2020 |
My mother died yesterday
it shocked me deep
My life turned upside down
everything that i learned in life
Nothing to hold on to
just black and white
answers without depth
i do not believe in god
so did my mother
But believing that there is no god
isnt that believing to?
Tuesday 29th December 2020 10:44 am
Also by Rudyard Kooistra:Visjero frente al mar | Gigantic | Pick a number/buchenwald | Graf Spee | Jean Foutre | Zonnebeke | Dead horse and rider in a trench | The conquerors |
I wake up to the morning sunlight with a smile
Knowing that you are okay
Every day I pray that you be safe and sound
And I hold on to a faith that it will be heard
The day begins and ends with your thought
And happiness is all that I wish for you forever
Fate did bring us together but yet kept us apart
I accepted that, knowing that you are okay
Never knew that love could burn and then balm
Tuesday 29th December 2020 4:36 am
Also by DINESH BHASKAR SHETTY:In Your eyes | Tough Times | Her Souliness |
Play in the Night
From two o’clock
When owls hoot
Up to four when cocks crow
Surely I will be kept awake,
To watch the secret play
Of the conscious and unconscious.
However, I will not see
The queer performance inside me
As a mere dream in the night.
If I long for better plays,
More I will wander dur...
Tuesday 29th December 2020 3:20 am
Sound, in motion on the platter
Around and around at thirty-three
and a third revolutions per minute
Through the needle to my ears
Warm and deep, with crackles and pops
The static and the clicks
coming from the dust is my favorite part
It makes the sound seem so delicate
like it could fall and shatter
Monday 28th December 2020 10:50 pm
Also by Mike McPeek:Letter to St. Nick | Big Red Plastic Light-Up Santa | Misfire | Old '64 |
Ten years ago when Daughter No2 was a student at Nottingham Trent University she took a part-time job at Primark. Until this happened.
The lights were all dimmed, they’d cashed the tills
The staff had gone home, their usual drill
A day uneventful without any thrills
In fact a bit of a bore
Sammy got locked in the store.
She’d waited till shift-end ...
Monday 28th December 2020 10:20 pm
Also by John Coopey:AND SO THIS IS BREXIT 2 | THE THREE HULATS | THE OFFICE CHRISTMAS DO | NOT QUITE RIGHT IN THE HEAD | VACCINE | COOPS'S ALPHABET | YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT | WEARING MY MASK | AWKWARD FROM THE GRAVE | PISSING IN THE WIND | WINTER FUEL PAYMENT |
The day when I decided,
what I will not..
And what I Will..
from the chaos and further wreckage..
Preventing the further mess.
I decided to be the best version of myself.
I chose self esteem over suppression.
I chose to love myself the way I truly deserve.
I chose YES I chose.
I wish if I had chosen before.
And favored myself with the ch...
Monday 28th December 2020 5:54 pm
Also by Ankita Srivastava:The wanderer |
sitting on some rusty purposeless wire
looking down the platforms
of Paddington’s Circle Line
the rain falling gently
and settling on the head of a sad man
who walks in circles on the platform
as if a bird looking for stale bread
almost like we do minute after bleeding minute
unless it’s shagging or building our nests
in some dying tree or leaf and moss filled gu...
Monday 28th December 2020 5:30 pm