Poetry Blogs (2020, Life)
Is there a poem or song to describe the melancholy that washes over me, unexpectedly?
One to suppress or express, dark desires
to put myself first, at all costs.
Let my needy family
fend for themselves,
betray those that have betrayed me,
including my own body.
Throw my arms up in despair,
one more time,
take a deep breath,...
Sunday 25th October 2020 7:56 pm
Dreams are such strange creatures
Presenting vivid or
They steep your mind
Where past & present
I'm in the woods
'neath a gnarly tree
Where friends of old
run wild & free
Friends who now rest
as soil or ash
Or who simply faded
into time's elapse
But, I'm standing there
Friday 23rd October 2020 5:04 pm
Another crisp Autumn morning.
I wake before dawn,
hoping I won't think of you,
but I do. I always do.
Though you are not with me,
I feel you, in the brisk breeze,
spreading golden leaves,
on sacred ground.
Thursday 22nd October 2020 5:54 pm
Flow with me,
past stormy seas of isolation,
fear, dis-ease... to an
island of peace and harmony.
Flow with the Eagles,
past winds of regret, mistakes,
shame... to the mountaintop of
Flow with the lyrical Doctor,
past pain, loneliness, despair...
to healing waterfalls where wishes
Wednesday 21st October 2020 9:24 pm
Come look inside my cooking pot
It's full of children you forgot
Upon the streets, so cold & wet
I steal away their rancid breath
Then grind them down to fit my pot
And heat it up so very hot
Then feed them to the homeless ones
Who gobble them up with such aplomb!
My good deed done, I crawl back home
And slither upon my thorny throne
And there I wait wi...
Monday 19th October 2020 8:56 pm
Below the shining ceiling spanned above
Inside the tiny loges spread around
A young girl with her mother sitting down
Is waiting the beginning of the play.
She’s wearing a new dress she bought last week
With fancy haircut that she likes so much
And rising from her seat with prying eyes
She wants to see it all, to hear it all.
Two ladies speaking loudly behind her,...
Saturday 17th October 2020 9:32 pm
One day I looked
inside my head
And there I found
words left unsaid:
So, I put haste in the waste
Told No to go!
Put a lid on bid
Locked hate in a crate
Gave shout a clout (until it ran out)
Got rid of never, forever
I'd like to think
That what remained
In all of us
Friday 16th October 2020 5:53 pm
C'est la vie pour toi!
Friday 16th October 2020 4:57 pm
How do you know what’s old? How do you know if it’s too old? People will ask “can it feel new again?” because it’s human nature. It’s human nature to hold on to what we love, and what made us feel loved. But in the end, when you look back on it, that feeling changes. History is a process. It’s a process of knowing where you’ve been, why you’re holding on to it, and when to let it go. I used to thi...
Friday 16th October 2020 2:55 am
Instead of inhaling
doom and gloom,
let’s take a walk
in the woods,
play hide and seek
among willow trees,
Feel the sun rejuvenate our soul,
Become one with dirt and rain,
bathe in the healing fluid from mother nature’s veins,
just what the doctor ordered.
Monday 12th October 2020 1:27 am
do you ever wonder about another life
you live it in your dreams
you keep drawing it in your mind
could the grass be greener there
the sky always blue
could this other life
be made for you
Saturday 10th October 2020 3:01 pm
The Black voice is electrifying.
Bringing forth worlds never imagined,
From dominions in Africa to mystical spheres unheard of.
Telling tales of majestic beings, kings, queens and the simple Black girl next door.
The Black voice. Telling Black stories.
We need Black literature because it shows
That our stories matter.
That our histories are worth sharing.
Thursday 8th October 2020 1:26 pm
As I stare out this window
down to the little people of the world
I wonder and wish
what if i was the beautiful tall girl with the blonde curls?
can I see into her soul?
by staring out this tear streaked window?
can I have her life?
and trade her these frightening memories that float around in limbo...
shes so radiant and thin
Everything that I am sadly not
Thursday 8th October 2020 10:03 am
I am the hunter of whispers.
I am the gatherer of brothers and sisters.
I am wind beneath wings, soaring in a summer sky.
I am the chiseled smile.
I am sparkles on snow.
I am a symphonic echo.
I am the horns and halo.
I am afterglow.
I am the you everyone wants to know.
I am everywhere you go.
I am the aha of heartbreak.
I am gamma rays beaming through dark days.
I am ...
Tuesday 6th October 2020 5:58 pm
Sunday 4th October 2020 7:33 pm
the moon knows more than us
its hard to love her.
it’s hard to love the person your mother sees you to be.
it’s fun to love you.
pretty to love someone like the moon does.
there are no words on my mind nor my tongue, yet i speak to you, no clearer than two minutes younger.
if we stay beneath these sheets, the day will fade
and your wondrous lips will move u...
Saturday 3rd October 2020 7:30 pm
Is this life just one big game
In which there are no rules?
We are given different challenges
That we solve with different tools.
We all start in different places,
Then go in our own directions,
But if at times we go awry
We can often make corrections.
Our aim is to be happy
And to avoid distress.
And as we play this complex game
Friday 2nd October 2020 7:56 am
(for the little girl who haunts my dreams still)
Not that you'd care, but
All that I wanted was to make you proud
But, I was too stupid
All you ever did was bring me down
I was your scar
Your permanent frown
I was your verbal punchbag
In your whiskey fuelled state
Never felt I was your child
Just a vessel for...
Sunday 27th September 2020 9:53 pm
I see you flowering her
the way you once did me.
Playing virtual footsies,
oozing lyrical chemistry.
Move on they say,
look the other way.
And so it shall be,
my focus is on me.
Sowing wildflower seeds,
shining in the rain,
dancing through the pain,
singing in a field of weeds.
Sunday 27th September 2020 5:41 pm
Messiah Of The Fields
They left me hanging on a cross
The saviour of the summer crops
Just rag and straw so no great loss
My blood is in the wheat and hops
I faced the black and vicious hoard
Their coal cruel eyes and sharpened beaks
I am the ragged overlord
Who scares the crow yet never speaks
They pray to me to save their soils
From dark boned devils ...
Sunday 27th September 2020 11:21 am
Society is lost,
Consciousness is gone,
They have rejected their spirits,
It didn't take very long,
Yet physically farther than ever,
People don't want to face themselves,
It's a thought they dread to endeavor,
The clock is ticking,
Just take a deep breath,
Your losing your mortality,
The omnipresent threat of death,
Sunday 27th September 2020 7:48 am
It’s happened all before:
People lived and loved
A thousand years ago,
They had petty squabbles
And were late for work
They spent money they didn’t have
And bought things they didn’t need
They lived and died
And laughed and cried
A thousand years ago,
Men chased their lovers
And they wined and dined
And made love under the cove...
Saturday 26th September 2020 8:48 pm
(one for the bairns...and big bairns)
Came to the world
With Dancey feet!
Danced off the bed
And down the street
Danced on a bus
And on a car
For such tiny feet
They danced so far!
Danced up a tree
And through the air
Through fluffy clouds
That tickled her!
Danced on the sun
(And, burnt her bum!)
But still she danced
With joyful fun
Her weary fee...
Friday 25th September 2020 4:53 pm
Lying alone in my bed
I remeber my old life in my head
Sometimes it was the night I dread
Had thoughts of emptiness
But I'm no longer
Carrying the heaviness
Don't know why I did the things I did
That life's over now
I sealed it with the lid
So many times
I've fallen down in the past
Leaving scars and memories
Don't have those thoughts anymore
Thursday 24th September 2020 1:52 pm
After the pandemic,
I hope we remove our masks,
find more reasons to smile,
have more patience,
keep the faith,
help each other however we can.
remember what we're here for,
live, laugh, love.
I hope you find strength
to move your mountains,
courage to carry on,
seize every opportunity
to live the After now.
Sunday 20th September 2020 4:26 pm
The fading embers of her mind
Drift away to a long-ago time
To shrouded visions of some young girl
A time of wonder, a world to unfurl
Through fields she would dance humming a tune
Losing herself amidst the sweet scent of bloom
A fragrant-filled-feast for her lungs to consume
Within the wonderful freedom of nature's playroom
And as the shimmering Sun went down
She would dance throug...
Thursday 17th September 2020 12:17 pm
Our ignorance makes colour just an illusion
We latch onto black and white for vision
Purifying our naivety, protecting our fears
Whether it be blood, sweat, or tears; no trace can be found
Recognition is the key to unearth beyond our judgemental lines.
We deny ourselves the truth, yet believe in immortality.
Observing a bag soar through the wind
Can you feel its freedom?...
Sunday 13th September 2020 10:39 pm
Life is the reason for living
Even when society has a knife at your throat
Life is the reason for giving
Even when communities are divided by a moat
Life is the reason for loving
Even when you're not worthy to vote
Life is more than flesh and bones
Even when many are left out in the cold
Life is more than a valuable stone
Even when many have to leave their home
Thursday 10th September 2020 5:58 pm
How are you?
A question worth a thousand answers
A thousand possibilities summed into one
Somewhere in between the good and the bad
Between the lines
Of the lies
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Monday 7th September 2020 2:55 pm
Silently I weep
What one sows
Isn't that what they're supposed to reap?
Why do I remain good
Continue to be kind
Try ever so hard to preserve my mind
Karma seems to lack purpose
Or simply ignores the concept of time.
Doesn't my pain matter
My life unrecognizable and tattered
Am I that good at pretendi...
Saturday 5th September 2020 6:21 pm
A bow to The Poetry King,
who thinks he doesn't
mean a thing
in the grand scheme.
Wears his heart
on stained sleeve,
makes paupers feel
Waxes poetic about
life, love, and history
that would otherwise remain
More than just a dream,
The Poetry King
in you and me.
Saturday 5th September 2020 2:21 am
When crowds disappear and the sun never sets
When shadows fall further behind you
When Christmas lights shine like my heart in my chest
Bathed in the splendour, I will find you
As each day breaks and when night shines black
And the stars dance brightly before you
As each touch shivers, the souls of the lost
In the eyes of an angel, I will see you
From the depths ...
Friday 4th September 2020 3:06 pm
Am I making an impression...
Do I leave you bewildered with every expression...
Do you look forward like I do to our weekly sessions...
Or are my scribbled musings akin to aggression...
An unbecoming, pathetic vie for attention...
I find you delightful and have a genuine fascination...
I am curiously eager, feelings bordering on intoxication.
But, apparently in therapy t...
Friday 4th September 2020 4:14 am
When shadows go into hiding
And dreams run wild
I imagine you all stripped down and bare
All facades shed
Thoughts of me invade your head...
Or so I wish, a girl can dream
I miss you, I want you
If only I could scream
These words out loud
Remove the shroud
Say them loud
Say them proud...
But I mustn't disturb the peace
What is unknown must remain ...
Thursday 3rd September 2020 10:20 am
Do you look around?
The great ones did, and they wrote about it.
(the mediocre ones did too)
They looked, no they SAW,
And they wrote......
They did not choose to see, they just SAW,
And they did not want to write, they had to,
Because people who see would explode, vaporize, disappear, or something,
If they didn't write.
The world has no oth...
Saturday 29th August 2020 6:58 pm
In the corner of my room there is a window,
The frame is rotted, the glass is dirty,
But it is there,
In the morning, it catches the first light and brightens the bare walls,
By noon, it has become a portrait,
A beautiful decoration, seeming a bit out of place,
When the sun starts to set, the portrait changes,
Ominous, as long shadows stretch off into the horizon,
At night, it is empty...
Saturday 29th August 2020 6:49 pm
As I watch the waters flow
It calms my soul
As I watch the light ripples
My heart mirrors its beat
As they move to the wind of God
Going only where the Father blows.
Lord, let your living waters flow.
Friday 28th August 2020 4:44 pm
She has a beauty that shines from within
A light that never grows dim
Her candle goes not out by night
And the radiance inside her, ever bright
When the wind blows,
Her flame - it holds
She thrives, she sparks
She glows, she grows.
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Thursday 27th August 2020 5:04 pm
I’ve weathered storms that I thought would drown me
I’ve learnt to soar in winds I thought would consume me
Out of the ashes must rise a new Phoenix
Being refined by fire
Through it, I’ll rise higher
The flames provide the fuel
As I soar to my strength
Refined by fire
A faith that stands.
Tuesday 25th August 2020 9:47 am
Sunday 23rd August 2020 12:40 am
Friday 21st August 2020 1:19 pm
Cancer you came into our lives once before when you took my grandfather to his final resting place,
We only had a short time to spend with him, and it was hard to look him in his face,
My mama used to cry a lot; regrets, fears, and meaningful words, how hard it was for her to comprehend,
All she wanted was a few more years, without the hurt, pain, and overflow of tears,
The family ...
Tuesday 18th August 2020 10:48 pm
Ujjal Mandal, India
In despair, only pen can understand the distressful heart
Like a singing bird in the winter.
Tuesday 18th August 2020 9:21 am
For the feelings, the flowers, the fantasies.
For you, for us, for all that we were.
Innocently thinking that was all love could be.
I confused the falling for the force.
Falling was all about me.
Loving is all about you.
Baby, I'm no longer falling
But to you I promise,
I'll always be loving.
Monday 17th August 2020 10:54 am
Blessed be the silver spoons
Which feed us till we’re replete.
Blessed be the dream-filled moons
Which oversee us with glee.
Ambitious, aren’t we?
The moons illume
A thousand seas
And take us to
Places and people unseen.
Vagabonds, aren’t we?
We hold the power to love and seduce,
To ensnare and release
These people and places till insanity ensues,
Till blooming roses fuse into debr...
Saturday 15th August 2020 8:55 am
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
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
Decades have passed.
The world has changed,
along with its people.
It no longer brings joy to my heart,
as it did in my time.
All because of them.
What happened to the days,
when the only thing one could do during a lovely day
was to step out the front door and pamper one's self
with the five senses that Mother Nature had provided?
Sunday 9th August 2020 12:57 pm
O Sons! I Hope You Will Sing About Me
Ujjal Mandal, Ganguria, India
Poetry is the song of my heart
As it is born with the pen
In my hand.
When I am gone form
This beautiful world,
I hope O dear sons!
You will sing me.
Because my verse
Contains emotion for learning,
Compassion for the victims,
And jolly moments for pleasure.
Tuesday 28th July 2020 3:03 pm
Can we be brave and kind,
Strong enough to speak our mind?
Can we be mindful of the words we say,
As we go about our busy day?
I challenge you to try this week,
to reflect on every word you speak.
Will you be kind and gentle with yourself and others?
Friends, strangers, sisters and brothers.
Sunday 26th July 2020 9:55 pm