Poetry Blogs (2020)
you get used to the idea
of sleep as
a manic magi’s
fantasy of descent
and the perfect black
a prize for blindness
cast guts across
of the trifold heart
your daily friendly reminder
that satan has made a brothel
of the stars and angels watch in wonder
Can you blame them?
Tuesday 18th February 2020 12:09 pm
Also by Kealan Coady:Raped by an Angel | Trips and Traffick Lights | glassalg | Tripartate of the Question | Suicide in a Hall Of Mirrors | Sketches With Moondrops | death to fruit |
in a Covered Market sushi bar
I sat next to a guy
who, sipping green tea,
said he was a blogger.
‘hmm interesting. money good?’
‘pays the mortgage.’
‘what do you write about?’
‘the kindness of strangers.’
‘thin on the ground that, these days.’
‘who cares? I make it all up anyway.’
‘conning people okay by you?’
he stroked his donnish beard,
Tuesday 18th February 2020 10:42 am
Also by Rick:Oxford snapshots | in a Leamington Spa pub | happy-hour confab | last sitting |
Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue
Crohn's Disease, Thyroid Disease
Coeliac as well,
All causing people hell.
Allergies, Food in tolerance
Chronic Myofashal Pain
Invisible illness? Yes.
CIDP and PBC
UC and PNH
All these I must mention.
Tuesday 18th February 2020 10:39 am
Also by WildBillEntertainer:Valentine's Day |
Silly 'n' Sad
OK I can rhyme silly
At times you'll think 'ye gad!'
This only is a part of me
I also can rhyme sad
Rhyme's my tool of versing choice
It's lilting on the ear
Can carry anything I want
From sadness, hope, to cheer
Let's not forget the humour that
I give it, to go steer
Round on WOL producing smiles
(Let's all go gave a beer....)
Tuesday 18th February 2020 7:47 am
Also by Don Matthews:At What Cost President Trump? | Update. But You'll Just Have To Wait | Did He Not Write Comedy? | Miracle Man | Dr Don At Your Service | God Is On The Web | Thalia Likes My Drumming | I'm Gonna Do a Blocky | I Don't Like Seeing Mine (and others) Constructive Comments Getting Binned. (we were simply trying to help) | Prosaic Hell | Circled by High Fences | Pamela and Jon Tie the Love Knot | Polyadic | The Journey | How Old Are You? | How and Why |
When we put our vulnerability in the hands of another it is misunderstood and spoiled by that misunderstanding.
Words words words just soil filling a grave.
Tuesday 18th February 2020 7:12 am
Also by Daniel Reuben King:Tired and Weary I Exist like A Journey Without End | The Serenity Of A Peaceful Sadness | Statue Sits Longing For Original Love | The Fruition Of Knowledge Fermented and Drunk. |
When sun comes against all odds
And the colours of life just pop
Or when the rain falls
It falls and falls
And you wet your lips
With piping hot tea
With warm biscuit
Savour the crumbs
Cosy and safe
In the arms of a jumper
The padding of the sofa,
Like a huge hug
Or when your face aches,
Your stomach vibrates
Because you are fighting to breathe
Tuesday 18th February 2020 5:52 am
Also by Alexandra Parapadakis:Anticlimactic |
You make me cry like i can feel something other than pain, confusing me, you keep speaking my worlds
Are you true
How can you not see your value, why do you hide in crowds
I want you to feel what you make me feel
Want you to believe it
To swallow your pain, too late for me
Be you x
Tuesday 18th February 2020 5:39 am
Also by Elizabeth Savage:WIP | Embracing Oddity | Phoenix | To the Desperate Disparate | Semper Eadem |
If one were to live in the Sahara desert
Surrounded by skylines and dunes
Blessed with sand in abundance
What Idiot will celebrate Sand day once a year?
If one were to sail the oceans
Surrounded by water and waves Blessed with fish and seagulls every day What idiot will celebrate Ocean day once a year?
If one were to travel the galaxies
Surrounded by Blackholes and Planets blessed with the ...
Tuesday 18th February 2020 5:12 am
Also by Dewald:Valentine who? |
I wish you were here with me forever
I wish I was with you there forever
I wish we were together and forever
I wish you never went away for whatever
I wish I wouldn't have let you go altogether
I wish we both had made efforts to stay together
I wish you wouldn't make me wait forever
I wish I could make the wait shorter than ever
I wish there wasn't any waiting ...
Tuesday 18th February 2020 4:54 am
Also by Do.RoThy:Sickness!!!!! | Only you!!! | Spring!!!!!! | There's time for everything!!!! | Franchise owner | So far!!!! | Sans life!!!!!!!!! | So sad!!!!!!!!!!!! | Unbreakable!! | Frustrated!!!!!!!!!! | Betrayed???????? | Inspired!!! | Return!!!! | Missing!!! | Cos.... | There's something different!! | Dear you!! | Criss crossed!! | Waiting!! (Tired) |
Echoing words through my head
Of all the sweet things that you said
Of times and memories of what we used to do
Just a little thing to see me through
My dear, it's clear
We aren't what we used to be
My dear, I fear
That’s the way it’s supposed to be
Blurred lines are once again made clear
It’s you with her
And me with him
That’s the way it should be in ...
Tuesday 18th February 2020 3:44 am
Also by Mika:Seeking Truth | Make Room | Calming Waters | Wait and See | Breathe Again | Countdown to Love | Getting To Know You | Awaiting the Day | Momentos |
In bare feet and blue jeans
Against the chipped paint I lean
I gaze at the field from my porch
After all this time I still carry a torch
Oh, sunset fill my glass let me drink you in
It seems I’ve got it bad again
I sink into a lovesick sigh
These overdue feelings just won’t die
There’s more history between us than rows of corn
Too much overthinking now my...
Tuesday 18th February 2020 3:09 am
Also by Itsjustmedownhere:Work of Art | Growing Pains. |
Unlike many in his position
He was never the last to be picked
Because he was one of the best
Not for him the fast quick feet
Or the well timed volley
Or the crunching tackle
In the cold
With his team mates
was an afterthought
It was his greatest save
Not a shot from the edge of the area
Tuesday 18th February 2020 1:05 am
Also by Ian Whiteley:Flame | Bedlam | Dead Leaves | Withdrawal Method (When Being Fucked) |
A poem about Snag Tights
I never looked good in tights till Snag
now I wear them and oh boy I brag
They never pluck they never drag or roll
My love for Snag Tights I can't control.
They are made to last, no plucks or tears
With confidence they wear and wear.
I show of my legs n...
Tuesday 18th February 2020 12:54 am
Also by The_Northern_Lass:Yesterday | Sad Valentine | Wales | You | Valentine in heaven | Blow wind blow | This Tree | Arthritis (This Poem Is About Me) | Only In Dreams | Someone Farted | The Northen Lass | Wood’s For The Tree’s |
Wait,don’t give up
Wait, everything will be fine,
“Wait,be patient,” God tells you.
Your heart pounding hard
Your head spinning with thoughts
“God,” you yell waiting is so hard
God says louder, “ wait and your promises will come true”
So you sit and listen
You sit and wait
Hoping, dreaming that his promises will come true soon
Tuesday 18th February 2020 12:52 am
Also by Jacqueline L Elias:Hard | Smile | What is next? | Numb | Dark Cloud |
On Strictly Come Dancing Caroline found fame,
The best Strictly performance ever,she did claim.
"Angels" an eternal monument she did shed,
"When I come to call ,I'm loving angels instead."
Many hearts will be broken,Caroline was ace,
Put under pressure due to an on going case.
Her final instagram post showed her giving her dog a kiss,
Talented ,smart and likeable,Caroline...
Monday 17th February 2020 11:55 pm
Also by hugh:Harm on the farm. | Indicator fault? |
Don’t step upon the cracks.
For that is where the fingers
lurk that will pull at your lace,
loosen your shoe and force
you to flail face down onto
the cut glass path.
It’s here where they will twist
your ankle, snap it to the moon.
Let the rats gnaw at its bone.
Clicking, they will unscrew your
tin leg, leave the day to the wind.
Monday 17th February 2020 9:53 pm
around the rusty rims
in the old canal,
Monday 17th February 2020 8:03 pm
Also by John E Marks:granddaughter | Wish you were here | An orthodox fugue | The vanishing life | Such eloquent Graffiti | Sons and brothers. | onion dome | Dappled sunshine | Ripple in still water | The magnificent Moors | A charmed death | i.m. Pte Jack Prince | Early Spring in England | Labyrinth | Being here | Daily life | outfoxing the furies | from swerve of shaw to blend of bray | i.m. Vasily Zaystev | The Home Front | Lovers' parting | The rags of time |
A Load of Luggage
Railways and their stations full of steam and soot
Deafening the noise as porters shouted and whistles blew
We heaved and pushed to climb aboard the express
Wearing our uniforms with cases and kitbags encumbered
Destined for camps, ports and airfields in remote places
Never sufficient seating we sat in narrow corridors
Beneath dimmed lights as others str...
Monday 17th February 2020 8:01 pm
Also by keith jeffries:The Voice of Integrity | An Afternoon Storm | The inner Sanctum | We cease to be | The Sounds of Night | Shifting Contrasts | Satie | Time Heals | Cut Adrift |
Hello Humber Gateway,
you old dock drab,
winking at passing commerce
with your ample warehouse acreage,
welcoming skirts hitched
up the legs of the Ouse and Trent.
Under stretched skies,
I am a salmon swimming the sixty-two,
past rotting coal fired corpses,
where orderly pylons queue the lanes,
sturdy girls whispering old secrets;
gossip from a shabby adolescence....
Monday 17th February 2020 6:47 pm
Hitting your Spot
I know the spot
That makes you hot
I'll push those buttons
Until all of a sudden
Your skin will blush
Your pussy will gush
In you with every hump
Your flesh riddled with goosebumps
Eyes rolling back and toes curl
Thats right I take care of my girl
You explode with pleasure
that cannot be measured
That's it Baby
let me drive you crazy
Give you what you ne...
Monday 17th February 2020 4:12 pm
Also by AstronomicalLove:Missing You | 2 Year Anniversary Around The Corner |
The soul does not give rest! Feelings demand an exit! For creative people, these are happy moments. These poets to express their inner state easily select the right words and rhymes. Lines flow on paper. For people who are not sophisticated in versification, this is more difficult. Wrong words come to mind, feelings are soon lost, and the result of labor sometimes seems ridiculous.
The magic fo...
Monday 17th February 2020 3:14 pm
Each time love fails, the more I miss you.
A void you left in my life, that’s so true.
As nobody else can compare or compete.
Each search for happiness ends in defeat.
I have to get over you, do my best to try.
As seven long years have now drifted on by.
I have to move on, and make a fresh start.
To forget the past and to find a new heart.
But treasured memories stan...
Monday 17th February 2020 2:20 pm
Also by Mike Bartram:For Rachel | Whatever Happened To Me And You? |
You see them along the highway
old tumbled down cow sheds
still left from when there were farms
and hard working farmers
the decaying sheds reminding us
of what used to be
sheds now turned gray as moss
caved in with
rusted roofs and rusted wire
still holding on
but leaning like drunks
old gates hanging open
cedar posts weathered
Monday 17th February 2020 12:49 pm
Also by d.knape:Two Day Poem | Wash Cycle | Puttin' On The Socks | The Short Life Of A Pill Bug | CAVES | Fleeting Thoughts | Lemonade | High Blood Pressure | Second Childhoods | Dead Roach | Sorting Socks | Names | Retirement Village | Accomplishments |
Sowing seeds of love, betrayal we get
tell me oh God! whats wrong with this world
sorrow here and there, and misery everywhere
let me leave this world cause i can see no more
my eyes are hurting, my vision is blurred
with tears of pain,
afraid to fall i stand still here
wishing for the guiding hand that will make it clear
but the hand that come were short
and i have...
Monday 17th February 2020 12:28 pm
The old soviet-union
It must have been winter when the old tank skip
Sailed through the Dardanelles into the Black sea
Which was full of ice flakes.
The ship was loading oil in a town I have forgotten
The name of, but I do remember it was sparse
On-street lights had a wide boulevard and few cars.
We found a restaurant in a building the looked
An office block,...
Monday 17th February 2020 12:22 pm
Also by jan oskar hansen:from Russia with love | dark mood | the choice |
I stood in a place so silent that the wind spoke to me,
It told me that it would stir the meadow grasses whether I listened or not,
That it would whisper in the branches of the trees endlessly,
That it would continue to move across the world long after I had been forgot,
I stood in a place so silent that the birds sang to me,
They told me that I would outlast their brief existence, but not th...
Monday 17th February 2020 11:28 am
Also by Jason Bayliss:Echoing Stars | Memento Mori |
Soul on fire
Burn thy little heart.
From your lies
the truth must rise
or you'll feel it rip apart.
Monday 17th February 2020 9:20 am
Also by Minnie Cub:Remember Me | You |
A Break in the Wall
A busker plays piano accordion at the cross
Incongruous or perhaps that’s me?
Here to retrace the steps
Of my ancestors?
Well…no not really
Unless they were Roman?
Where was I?
I have been here before
Oh years before
Resided a stones throw away
Walking the wall
There are ghosts along this wall
Of my own mak...
Monday 17th February 2020 7:54 am
Also by Dean Fraser - The Quantum Poet:Kiss Me Quick - Tangerine Dream | Asking Questions | Boots 3 | What? | SO MANY WORDS |
Subtle ,cogent lies...
Charming notes deciphered..
Truth known,heart denies
Monday 17th February 2020 3:48 am
Also by mona s:Nostalgia | Enigma |
I wish I wasn't
The question still remains
Dose he fall back
Dose he let her in
He wasn't always like this
This isn't that kind of poem
He hated the skin he was in
But life was okay
Mother would kick him because
No no no this isn't that kind of poem
This isn't a poem at all
More like rehab for the mind
Here's some quick reality
You can't have funeral without the word fun
Monday 17th February 2020 2:35 am
Also by Damon Blackery:What is Humour? | Melancholy Death | Words of The Waiting Man 33 | End It All |
Was there ever that moment
Where you decided
Though nothing has changed
That you feel better?
I still can't write about
My Grandfather without crying
But maybe that's okay
Because the things he said
Are still bright words in my head
And I never want to lose that love
See you later, Alligator
Sunday 16th February 2020 10:58 pm
Also by Collin Pulmano:(untitled) | Saga of April Dark: Song Four | (untitled) | The Gypsy's Curse Never Ends | Potholes | Saga of April Dark: Song Three | Orion | February is my New Year | The Saga of April Dark: Song Two | The Saga of April Dark: Song One | (untitled) |
had to be
one out there
all would know
i would sip
i would be
i almost drove
a jewel filled trove
imagine my surprise
when i found the key
Sunday 16th February 2020 10:46 pm
Also by cindylee loucks:SHIFT | GUIDE |
Little more than to be against the wall,
And senders mail you a letter,
In break of day.
Nuisances sever ties with the belongings,
Volition and freedom,
A mound to stand upon.
Did the feather fall silently,
When it came to the end of morning?
That's the afternoon
Flock in and out,
Trepedatious and holy,
Sending my thanks to the magnificience of the magistrate.
Babies in c...
Sunday 16th February 2020 10:42 pm
Also by Alita Moore:There's nothing more to be said | | Life |
rigorous exercise, training my mind
the center of my world, I give you my due diligence
love to watch me write by candle light, would you guide my hand and evoke my true penmanship
law of attraction, I cast it out, and ask around
I question myself, then take affirmative action
groundbreaking truths shatter walls, somebody hand me my protractor
searching the sea floor and tapping the wel...
Sunday 16th February 2020 9:13 pm
Also by Shawn Garcia:Matriarch | Chalk Initials |
It’s strange what we think of
as life rolls by – for me as a kid
it was the river Alt, which cut
through the fields of a farmer’s
land where the nifty nymphs
danced with damsel flies, and
newts and the frogs had a
merry old time, ducking from
sight when we all climbed down
viewing activity nature displayed
in a random way or so it seemed
in the aftermath of the sec...
Sunday 16th February 2020 7:30 pm
Also by Philipos:SQUEAKY SHOES | (untitled) | NEWS ABOUT SHOES | HORSE AND CARTER | LOST SOULS | GLOBES | PROMISES | WARTIME MERSEYSIDE |
By all means...
Let's keep our plastic out of the oceans
And our carbon out of the sky;
But there's never a mention
Of what's going on with the sun,
And I admit to wondering why.
Sunday 16th February 2020 5:09 pm
Also by M.C. Newberry:ALL HAIL MOTHER NATURE! | LIFE'S LOTTERY | GETTING YOUR WORDS' WORTH | BBC LICENCE FEE | TIME AND TIDE - A Post Brexit Viewpoint |
They sit like beleaguered gods and stare,
thoughts lost amongst the minutiae
unable to plot a path home,
considering aspects, eclipses, tides, gravity
distances, light, time, matter,
beards are stroked knowingly
lips purse, heads nod
a trillion calculations, assumptions
each passively recorded
on this, their ...
Sunday 16th February 2020 3:36 pm
Also by Graham Sherwood:Rainbow |
Sunday of half term.
No need to set an alarm.
Read, draw, write in bed.
Sunday 16th February 2020 2:24 pm
Also by Elle:Breathing. | Time. | Mindfulness or Mindlessness? |
I'm not sure that Michael Portillo and Griff Rhys Jones would agree with these sentiments.
Things Seen Less Clearly
In this world, at this time,
Young ambitious neophytes
Are condemned as
Mere passengers, trapped
On white-pointed trains
That do not stop.
Carried to oblivion
Without their permission
They study their own
Shadowed, flickering faces
Sunday 16th February 2020 11:44 am
Perception now distorted.
A deep darkness recognized.
Spent. She’s got you on your knees.
Cry for help.
Because she’s got you.
Fall; say’s she.
Wait; I know me.
I’ve got your soul boy.
Don’t speak your mind, boy.
Fall to your knees, boy.
Bowed, beneath swung teet.
Manhood now sof...
Sunday 16th February 2020 8:28 am
I climb the backs of all the heaped up waves,
the sounds coming off entice me beyond any instant comprehension - -like gusts of wind frolicking among the trees which have conglomerated in a long valley that stretches among the backbones of ancient mountains- -
I sense whispers dripping off the vibrating air, an orchestra of wind and tree limbs if you will, not so much a language as a feeling...
Sunday 16th February 2020 8:09 am
Also by Chaz Schoolmaster:Bicycling Through the Moonlight | Sedatively Meditative |
I went on my first valentine date
and it went okay.
For some reason, I had imagined
if I tried to do anything without you
I would hurt all over. I mean I think I did hurt a little tiny bit.
like an untied shoelace.
Sometimes I fall over. Sometimes I don't.
Today I didn't.
There's a saying my mom used to tell me,
If you give someone new shoes
Sunday 16th February 2020 6:33 am
Also by Alex J.J:Orange is a Tough Color |
I've brought you this dead canary.
Who's your favourite serial killer?
I'm wearing the knickers I stole off your washing line.
Guess where I've had your name tattooed.
Sunday 16th February 2020 12:25 am
loving a woman is to love indeed the wind
The wind that dances on her own crystalline chord
The wind that takes your hand, that swiftly leaves a kiss
& with a killer scent repeats, “good-bye” “so long”
loving a woman is worshipping flame or fire
a flame that with her body cooks sweetly a bread of sadness
A merciless, deep light that burning you inspires
that touches your skin with poison...
Saturday 15th February 2020 9:33 pm
Poem 189 of 230: TO SEE AN UNCLE, AGAIN - WINTER 2001/2
Leaving the broad scenes of England’s North East,
From corner to corner, by bus journeys,
For the beautiful tight-hedge boundaries,
And mazy lanes, that herald the South West.
(C) David Franks 2003 -
Saturday 15th February 2020 6:04 pm
IT IS A DAMNING BLOODLESS TIME TO BE ALIVE AND IN LOVE
CIRCUMVENTING TURTLE DOVES
AT THE SPEED
in a wake of what roves
what undulates beneath the wreaths of painted doors
in front of what should be a door step
instead lays the view
from half way down
approaching the abyssal zone
and here we float
an echo in the deep
amongst echoes in the deep
Saturday 15th February 2020 12:55 am
Also by Zach Dafoe:Athings I see when I close my eyes 2 |
Jesus is My Lord
He will protect me with His sord
I keep his bible on my side
His truth is his word
If nobody wants you in this world
You will always have him
And that you can take as a win
Living for Jesus will never be easy
The devil will always be in your ear teasing
Your not worth it
Trying to pull you down to the pit
But the Lord always wins
Friday 14th February 2020 11:28 pm
Also by yaminah zurita:Chasing Love | Suicide Trapped | Through The Eyes of The Bullied | Higher Power | Soulmate In The Air | Dear Younger Me |
I stumbled across his funeral today. I didn’t even know he’d died.
I was making my way into the Abbey for a tinkle and saw a couple of hearses outside. I thought I could discreetly sidle down the North Aisle to the toilet when I bumped into the Verger just inside the door.
“Did you know him?” he asked. I reached for his service sheet to see that it was a former colleague whom I knew from ...
Friday 14th February 2020 10:55 pm
Also by John Coopey:THE LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE | AND SO THIS IS BREXIT |
Alone at the door
you may find me
Trying to decide whether to leave it unlocked
or wide open
or slip the lock and the latch and all that makes me safe
If I leave the door open
Then I get to see the sun pass softly all day long
But with it carries an awful draught
It is chilling
It is freezing each cell of this small body
But it is open in the h...
Friday 14th February 2020 10:30 pm
Also by Cait Abbott:Outside of my Window | Surrender | In Dreams | Recipe for Recovery | Work in Progress |
We all maze runners
the unchosen paths,
chasing the unrealistic desires
We keep on sprinting
fate follows us closely,
No time to look behind
No chance to stop and wonder
No sign to follow our destination.
Turning into an alley each time
we are caught by the unawares
"Is that my Cheese?": Fascination
"Ah! these thorns in my feet!": Gehenna
"Those never-ending alleys!"...
Friday 14th February 2020 6:18 pm
Also by Binte Afroz:An Unsung Tale |