Poetry Blogs (Apr 2020)
The speed of light is considerably faster than the speed of sound
That's just one of nature's great mystique
So when you meet a person who appears to be bright
Wait until they actually speak
Thursday 30th April 2020 11:40 pm
Also by Joe Marcello:SOME DATE | A LITTLE ADVANTAGE | NO ILL WILL | 401-K9 |
Overtaken by cyclists heading into sunrise in your dreams
Broke grains on Monday, counting red angels
Drunk on darkness smiling on the shadows
A phone call only a shadow away from your fingertips
We are the survivors stunned, in Stockport
Digging deeper, reflective
Talking to the walls
Church bells toll for every day without a death
We are the poets leaving our words open...
Thursday 30th April 2020 10:02 pm
Also by Stockport WoL:April 2020 Lockdown Collage Poem | March Lockdown Collage Poem |
I'm heading out now,
not sure what
time I'll be back.
I might decide
to visit someone who
I haven't seen in a while
Or take a trip
I've never been before.
I'll be back
but I'm not
sure when yet.
I might go walking and
bump into someone
We might end up
going for a drink or two.
Who knows what will
happen when I walk
out that door?
Thursday 30th April 2020 7:28 pm
Also by Emer Ní Chorra:Theresa's Garden | You | Slippy lust | Womb an | Lessons in Love | Wounded | Show me the way to go home |
Wrapped in protection, only the barely audible kisses of rain onto the leaves outside break the silence.
My trembling hands tracing the intricate works of art that map your body.
The demons who inhabit my mind rendered mute, their taunts and jeers a fading memory.
My soul feels complete, I am home.
Thursday 30th April 2020 7:02 pm
When the Goldfinches come,
heads looking like they’ve all
been dunked in beetroot juice,
and gold markings on their wings.
That’s when my heart sings out
them as they poke around for micro
nutrients on the ground, the ants
Those flighty ones seem to be giving
the swift moving bugs rather
a difficult time of it as they dart
hither and thither, as if putting o...
Thursday 30th April 2020 5:51 pm
Also by Philipos:KEEPING PACE | SANDBANKS | TOASTING THE FALLACY | VOICES IN THE MALL | FLAGS | PRUDENCE | FOREWORD TO A BIOG | ETCHINGS | MEDITATION | SHARP SCRATCHES | RECEPTION | ANTENNA | PIPS | HIDDEN CHARGES | GIDDY GOATS | STREAKS | WALL FLOWERS | CHIP SHOP QUEUES | HERO OF ALEXANDRIA | AWAITED VERDICT | ENTRANCES | DATE PALM | THE CREAKING GATE | LABYRINTH | MOGGLETOFFS | PIN HEADS | REMOTE CONFERENCING | TONGUING | ROCKET MAN |
Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher born in 544 B.C. said, “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man."
Heraclitus, my friend, I know you've been gone
For two and a half thousand years but we are of one mind:
Sceptical, Seeking, Secular.
On a road through Physics and Mathematics
To a Singularity of belief
Foretold in th...
Thursday 30th April 2020 4:48 pm
Also by John E Marks:Isolation | The hell and the heft of it | 1995 | A LETTER TO FOUR DAUGHTERS | Writ in water | i.m. Thomas Hardy 1840-1928 | Kafiristan | Himalayan Greeks | At Kathy's funeral | Meltdown | Young love, and old | Redemption song | A loving heart is truest wisdom | Lightning and Trees | Austerity | Viral irony | Jacobite | Tomorrow Belongs to Me | i.m. Paul Leon d.1942 | Tiny Victories | Haikuesque | The Eyes have it | Biba | Tabula Rasa | Stockholm syndrome | Light waves to Schrödinger’s cat | Whitechapel, 1878 | Speed of the sound of self-isolation | Philosophy or Poetry | Vanishing point | A satire: of sorts | Día de Muertos | Ynys Môn | So, heavenly | STUTTERER | A lamentation | The wise fool | A northern sky | The Doors of Perception |
Grind the wheat upon the stone that we may bake the masters bread,
Bind the feet to shape the bone and lay down in the masters bed,
It’s a cold hard trope to grip the throat and stop the screaming,
And a bold heart’s hope could slip its rope and drift if it just stops believing,
Hold hard to the seamless, senseless dreams of yesterday,
Cold hearts cannot seem to dream those dreams again tod...
Thursday 30th April 2020 4:41 pm
Also by Jason Bayliss:Broken Toys | The Last Fish | 12.25 | Licking Handrails | ? | Give Me The Armour | Humanity's Insanity | I Lean Towards The Light | Yesterday's Me | Goodbye At The Door | Birdsong | Balancing The Ledger | Needle Point | The Forge | Wingless Angels |
When life leads you a not so merry dance
As a partner of passing circumstance,
Step out to meet its fitful tune
With hope and you will find that soon
The dance will change - and you will too -
So keep in step and follow through.
Until the not so merry dance
Comes to an end and life will chance
To change its tune and see your feet
Skip readily to a happier beat..
Thursday 30th April 2020 2:21 pm
Also by M.C. Newberry:I LOVE YOU TODAY - an old love song revised/reprised | JUDGEMENT DAY | APRIL 23 - A QUIET CELEBRATION | GRETA'S BACK! | WE TWO - more fun to upset SOMEONE somewhere! | THREE WORDS | TELL HER - a lyric on the bright side | YOU TOO! | MAKING WAVES - A second coming of an unwanted sort | STATIONS | TEA FOR ONE - today's govt. approved version of an old song |
You’re standing still at the top of a hill, the breeze gradually increasing, staring intently at he picturesque view of the voracious desert terrain that could ultimately devour you with a single touch. the breeze has been blowing, constantly blowing for many months, you forget what it was like to have still, calm air around you. But the breeze is picking up, you start shaking, not because of the ...
Thursday 30th April 2020 1:13 pm
Also by f8:complications |
When you are retired
and don't have no clock to punch
no deadline to meet
no threat hangin' over your head
it is so easy to come up with an excuse
for puttin' things off
why screw up your whole day
when you can just do nothin' instead
and yet I was raised
to always be doin' somethin'
idleness is the devil's workshop
they used to sa...
Thursday 30th April 2020 12:54 pm
Also by d.knape:When The Gloves Come Off | Sheepless In Seattle | Eulogy For Trees | The Silence Of Strangers | The Poem That Got Away | MUD PIES | A DOG'S LIFE | Their Song | Vine | Working From Home | Teleconferencing | Caveman Poetry | Raindance | Risky Business | WINDOWS | Notice From Management | Used Cats | All Of The Above | Ceiling Fan | LEAKS | About This Poem | I Don't Get It | Conspiracy Theories | Simple Pleasures | Don't Mind Me | STIFF |
We let him in
And he stayed
He had been pleading
Wanting somewhere to stay
At first we thought he was just like all the others
Some fly-by-night who would be here then gone
He wanted to hang around
He was everywhere
He made us change our daily routine
He was probably in the kitchen (and we w...
Thursday 30th April 2020 11:54 am
Also by Ian Whiteley:The Sunshine Is Ginger & White | My Mother's Kitchen | Harsh Review | In Another Place | Thirteen Minutes From Home | All Hail The Great Sultana | USA | There Are No Bad Ships Or Winds, There Are Bad Captains | I’M FEELING KNACKED (based on a very bad translation of EINE FRÜHLINGSNACHT By JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE) | A Bracelet Of Daisies | The Small Things | The Dancing Light Of Candles | C90 | The Side Kick | Glam Rock Man | Death May Be The King Of Terrors | Orchard Lane | Plague Mantra | The Mandrake Curse | False Prophet | Teardrop | The Next War Is Here | Strictly Bin Dancing | Tree Man | Painting By Numbers | The Loop At The Edge Of Reason | Indebted | Overnight Stay | Marbles |
Like small children divorces are messy
Legal fees only add to the frustration
But perhaps the hardest thing of all
Is coping with an ex-partner's indignation
It's not easy but we must be fair to Belinda
She gave me the best years of her life
After all she is the mother of my kids
She was, all in all, a half-decent wife
Of course dear, you are my partner now
Thursday 30th April 2020 11:33 am
Also by simon lucan:Outside Right | The Chapel on the Hill | Five Goslings | Old and Out In the Cold | The Night I Walked Out on Grey Hair | Falkirk 1943 | Whirlpool | Benchmark Woman | SIghing With Swans | The Up-Side Of Lock-Down | Locked Down Locked Out | Barefoot Girl | Domestos Daze | Your Steps Were Small But They Came To Me | The Hours That Blackbirds Keep | Quiet | Yellow | Crumbs | Looking Down At Your Shoes | Beryl Burton (1937-1996) | Girl On A Narrowboat | On Rock Street | Farewell Norman Hunter | Waiting For The Owl | Frogs | Out Of The Backwoods | Hailstone Girl | Coronaverse | Facing Up To Eve | We've Not Had Fun For Ages | Requiem For A Denon | I Still Can't Believe the Depths I've Sunk To | The Other Side of Ragwort | peculiar mannerisms | Starfish Haze | Forest Green |
Breaking the law
I have been watching programs on the telly
the same ones many times as I tend to forget the ending
that never make sense, and I blame the producers
Who has changed the script during filming?
I see much TV now that I have to sit in it’s so boring
I fall asleep except when there is a western movie
preferable in black& white where they do a lot of shooting...
Thursday 30th April 2020 11:09 am
Also by jan oskar hansen:(untitled) | the fox in the henhouse | the common cold | THE POET WITIN ME | long is the day | odd times | the cold generation | Many books unread | meeting an actor | agoraphobia | thr big cat | the virus bites | the poet | a working day | olive copse | how it happens | after as storm | the wild beast | night angst | Easter Sunday | an island afar | how to bribe | the homied fairytale | THE MIST | speculation | Gregory | short verses | the story of love | the shine | a flower | not the same | the long journey |
It was actually green and I hadn’t any clue
I penned down lines thinking it’s blue
Stanza after stanza inspired by the subject
Perhaps I was mesmerized, perhaps it’s true.
The subject threw light on my thoughts
And I weaved praise of all sorts.
There was a gush of guilt within me then,
While my poem had topped the charts.
Reception wrong yet the lines made some se...
Thursday 30th April 2020 10:33 am
Also by ai ou:नीला दुपट्टा पीला सूट (Blue Scarf Yellow Suit) | Stay Alive! | Omen or Intuition? | Answer To Your Cries... Moon Girl! | Dear Goddess, Mercy! | खुदाया खैर! खुदाया खैर! (Hindi) | I Am Not The Only One | Moon.Girl! | She is... She is... A Plastic Doll |
LOVE IN PRINCIPAL’S CLASS
Bae, its Principal’s lecture,
Lets not make a single gesture.
Unlike others*, here we are not free,
And crazy as we used to be.
Bae, so don’t feel sad,
I’m always with you like your dad.
The weather became cold,
As it starts raining bold,
And by the same cause,
The class was paused.
And now we got the chance
To share smil...
Thursday 30th April 2020 8:52 am
I can't remember if I wrote about the pebbles
I think I did before
In the driveway
Staring at the rocks
Why wouldn't I?
So pretty in the light
We were so fascinated
By the figs' white blood
Left the gate open
What have I done?
One shame at a time
Glide down the creek
To the swamp and sink
And years will dry
And some will weep
And rot will gro...
Thursday 30th April 2020 4:07 am
Also by Collin Pulmano:NPMA: April 28th | NPMA: April 27th | NPMA: April 26th | NPMA: April 25th | NPMA: April 24th | NPMA: April 23rd | NPMA: April 22nd | NPMA: April 21st | NPMA: April 20th | NPMA: April 18th | NPMA: April 16th | NPMA: April 15th | NPMA: April 14th | NPMA: April 11th | (untitled) | NPMA: April 10th | (untitled) | NPMA: April 9th | NPMA:April 8th | NPMA: April 7th | NPMA: April 6th | NPMA: April 5th | NPMA: April 4th | NPMA: April 3rd | NPMA: April 2nd | NPMA: April 1st |
Of what I mean to you
Of what you have or have not learned
Regardless of what you take with you
What you remember, what you forget
That you let the light back in for me
That you opened a door I thought surely
Would be closed forever,
That you gave me a reason
To continue the fight.
And for that
I will be forever grateful....
Thursday 30th April 2020 3:30 am
Also by Hallielle Rose Dawson:Re Call | Mailboxes | Phoenix | To Band A Bird | Sky Blue | Different | Destroy Me | End of Night | Maria | That'll get the covid right out of me | The Fall of Constantinople (Happy Birthday) |
There is something about the selfless people
whose life perspective
is aligned to the weak and feeble
It's almost as if they can feel the pain
and see the strain of those to whom
they empathise yet not just sympathise
Being careful not to make routine
their angelic and compassionate deeds
They choose not recognition
but to go unseen, quietly carrying on.
Wednesday 29th April 2020 11:05 pm
Also by Rick Varden:LOCKDOWN! | Vicious Cycle | The Fear |
Eyes gone dull, receding into comatose
Fingers full of dirt and hope, spinning sunflower
Power and lack thereof, the perception of those above looking down at the masses
These clashes seem to me, a supply chain theory, I want what you got, bombs pour out
Military industrial ore, we pour out the lifeblood of our children for soil
Foil snake, famished toil, napalm boils your tea
Three, one two...
Wednesday 29th April 2020 9:55 pm
Also by Patrick Kennon:Mule deer lights | Plastic plague | 3:25 | Umbilical | Bacteria culture | Ardea herodias | West South stain, passed daily | Condition: Human | Assembly line insanity | Asphalt us | Nyx/Nox | 11:58 & a stack of pennies | Dry Aloe | Bacteria culture | Slave of the flies | Bimaculoides | Cauterized wire heart | Ceelo | Smoking lamp | Tare tare tare 0.00 | The moon is shooting lightning bolts | Black mulch | Sleeping with spiders | Ardea herodias | Antifreeze | Dry heaving for breakfast | I'd walk a mile for a Camel | Corduroy | Slave of the flies | Words for Sirikit, wherever you are | Burn white sage in every corner | Concrete swan diving | Musca domestica | Melting plastic crowns | Mandarin, Clementine, Naval |
My first lover fast and wild
Went and robbed herself a liquor store as a child
I met her after her ways with a gun
She didn’t need no bullets to make me dance none... son
My second lover loved the Grateful Dead
She had stars in her eyes, acid in her head
She danced to music like a woman possessed
Feet firmly in the clouds and dancing breasts
Yet I digress
Wednesday 29th April 2020 8:02 pm
Also by Michael Triandafils:Don't Leave your Discrimination with your shoes by the Door | Sad Poem | Monsters | What the Times did not Say | Ghost Eye |
Piled high in your fridge, happiness abounds;
Open up the chill, imagine sights and sounds:
A lightly oiled couple, crisply tanned,
Lie ready and impatient on the sand.
He looks like Mister Universe;
The cash is bulging in her purse,
And no one thinks it is perverse
That honest, sweaty fun's at hand,
For them and for you;
You can have it too.
Take it out,
Thaw it o...
Wednesday 29th April 2020 5:37 pm
Also by Stephen Gospage:Desert Island | Moon River |
And i tried to listen to you
The more I listened I fooled you
You dont really get what i mean
And the words coming out of your mouth
All dirty ragged and worned out
Wont really get you to my Jean's
With a Word you locked my vision
Suddenly apeared division
Betwen whats real and what had seemed
You dont have to try hard baby
What was once there has sailed away
But I'm finally on my feet
Wednesday 29th April 2020 5:05 pm
cues caught in smoke
swallowed iron, made malleable
by the heavy forkes tongues
of embellished pleasantries.
in the coals, we pray
to find our best selves
And thru temperance
make them better.
ride, pale horses, ride
ride wretched and clean
vein-sewn with pride :
a vanity too large
to seek the the small and deep fissures
wherein lies the livelihood of
us: sooten worsh...
Wednesday 29th April 2020 4:53 pm
Also by Zach Dafoe:tide pod (04/25/2020) | (untitled) |
I've no powers to change anything happening
No control over the situations befalling
Anticipated victories were misunderstood folly
Darkness is slowly engulfing my soul completely
Pain excruciating is gripping my nerve successfully
I've none to speak my sorrows, turmoil and worries
Trust is a delicate thread with silken strings attached
Past has taught me never to trust any...
Wednesday 29th April 2020 4:21 pm
Also by Moon.girl:Moongirl.morningbreaks | Moongirl.exchangeofvows | Moongirl.topoftheworldexperiences | Moongirl.divinehealingandmercy | Moongirl.devastated | Fright of light | Moongirl.diary😒😏😭 | Moongirl.waving🖐 | Moongirl.serenethoughts | Moongirl.healingandcure | Moongirl.lockdowncraziness | Disappointment.falsehopes | Words of wisdom | Moongirl.inafix | Moongirl.struggling | Moongirl.missingyou | Moongirl. Crying | Moongirl. Thoughts | Dinner is ready | Moongirl.traveldiaries | A no moon night | Moongirl.moonglancing | Moongirl. Smilingandhappyagain | Moongirl.loveisintheair | Moongirl.headache | Moongirl.learninglessonsoflife.phase1 | Not my words | Knocked out | 🤔 | 🥰 | ,❤ | Last lettter | Moongirl.dyingnotions | Moongirl.bittersadreality | Moongirl.lockdowndiaries | Moongirl.broken | Moon.girl.queenified | Moongirl.blankverses | My darling moon. | Moon.girl.lovediaries.three | Moongirl.happilyeverafter | Moongirl.healingbegins | Moongirl.Po.thnx | Moongirl. Reflections | Moongirl.survival | Moongirl.farewell.poem | Moongirl.lockdowndiaries | Moongirl.dies.hopeends | Moongirl. Burns | Moongirl. Silkenfeel | Moongirl.faith.trust | Moongirl.callinglovehome | Moongirl.funtime | Moongirl.lonely | Moongirl.prayers | Moongirl.lovepoem | Moongirl.wonderstruck | Overcoming the Fear | Moongirl.making.love | Moonlight.fairystories.one |
I went for a mammogram the other day
not cause me boobs were sore
It's just routine they said
Just to be sure.
So I went to the screening unit
And saw this big machine
Nurse said strip tut waist love
Don't worry it's nice and clean
She plonked me boob on a cold plate
It fair made me shiver
This machine started to descend
And me knees started to dither
Well! it ...
Wednesday 29th April 2020 4:13 pm
Also by Hazel Connelly:Every day is Sunday |
I love the way that words jiggle in my head,
They push and shove and jostle, fighting to be said
I can’t grasp their derivation or their urge to visit me,
Or why, swift upon arrival, they’re so anxious to be free.
There are words all lithe and lissom I can flex and shape at will
Which have raucous alter egos, born cacophonous and shrill
They make their exits differently, eac...
Wednesday 29th April 2020 12:56 pm
Also by Philippa Atkin:I HAVE POURED YOU A CUP OF SUNSHINE | OBITUARY | WANDERING BLUE |
(Part 3 of many of the "coronaverses")
How can I be told
To 'hashtag stay at home'
Cos 5 days outta 7
To the job, I must roam
It's only 4 hours
But let me explain:
This job was less worrying
When people weren't cosplaying Bane!
The constant threats
Of multiplying sweats
And a cough and a splutter
Has got me feeling
Even more so like a nutter
It's not an easy thing to do
But try ...
Wednesday 29th April 2020 12:06 pm
Also by Keiron Higgins:The Neo Luddite | Skinbyrds | everyday is exactly the same |
Have I became a phantom
Fading from your mind
Or is my heart not tied in right
Check under your cabinets
I'm just a phantom
I feel so ignorant for loving you
When I knew you were just hurt me again
I know this is stupid of me
I was really hoping that you could just love me
Was is it that I can't be important to anyone
Do you get it yet?
I blame myself for everything
I beat myself u...
Wednesday 29th April 2020 11:32 am
Also by Damon Blackery:Goodbye | She Was My Only | The Outcasts | Escaping | Close | Glass | What The Hell | Cherry Blossoms | April | 1-800-273-8255 | Love/Wait | Love |
She came to the city, left the farmland behind
Eighteen years old, excited to find
A life so much different to the one she had left
Not knowing that soon, she'd leave her family bereft
Into the night scene, she found a place
Where she could be she but at a price
Swiftly the attention of those with intentions
Was drawn to the beautiful, naive Natasha
Soon she was p...
Wednesday 29th April 2020 9:17 am
Also by Grace Poller:Corona - The Homeless Man |
Didn't recognise who the smile came from
remembering the chrysalis child.
Metal entwined teeth, tangled hair,
a nose too large for a little face,
unhappy self-doubting eyes,
the too tall insecurity and gawkiness.
Now suddenly transformed into a butterfly,
blessed with gazelle-like grace
glowing skin, shining tresses, sparkling eyes.
The drastic effect of the hated metal...
Wednesday 29th April 2020 8:32 am
Also by Jennifer Malden:Doing it Gingerly |
I used to play at games all day
With me young mate Gad
Now been told to give it up
Play cards with mum and dad
Card games? shit, how boring
Card games, shit, they suck
Wanna go and play with Gad
Card games? WTF?
Don Matthews April 2020
Wednesday 29th April 2020 7:50 am
Also by Don Matthews:I'm a Celebrity. I'm Self-Isolating in my Mansion. Watch Me on Instagram | “Irresponsible and Dangerous Mr Trump” (Dr Gupta, Global Health Policy Expert) | Whacky | My Neurons They Are Groaning | My Rhymatic Friend | No “Oans, Zwoa, G'suffa” | Wonky | Happy Little Covid Family | Should Have Tied Skip Up Last Night. Just Plain Forgot | Should Have Tied Skip Up Last Night. Just Pain Forgot | Coronavirus Psychosis and Belarus | Scripting LMS's Next Ride | Scroll | Tick Tock Tick Tock | The Problem of Wanting to Increase Birthrate | Seeking, Asking Answers | Puzzled Supermarket Shelf | Deleted User | Two Dealers in Death | I Will Get the USA Open By Easter | Waaaaaaaaaaa ! | Tradwives. A Mashup of Traditional Wives |
I am high on your love
My love for you has reached to the madness, the each passing day
Your warm touch and love-filled eyes have stolen my days & nights
I love you as deep as the sea and as high to the moon
You will never know how much I love you
It couldn’t be explained in words how much I adore you
Your sweet smile sparkles my life like a fluorescent moon in the sky
Wednesday 29th April 2020 5:49 am
A canvas was given to do with as you like
An empty page given for you to behold your insight
To lay down your visions and secret desires
Only to him to be revealed
The canvas before one’s eyes
Empty was it received
Endless possibilities, not set in stone
Many came and left their marks
Some everlasting beauty while others stains
Many fingers but not the same hand
Some gentle while oth...
Wednesday 29th April 2020 3:26 am
Also by Mocosy:Communication | Interplay | Dance of life | Thoughts | New Beginnings | Illumination | Letting go | Contemplation | Just Breathe | Quietness | Trust | The day i met you | Memories | Thoughts | When i think of you | Searching | Dare to be different | Knowledge | Tapestry | Life | Trust | Beyond eyes can see | Voices | Collateral Beauty |
There is a place
Where the stories
And their tellers
Where the dreamers
And the lovers
Wrap and unwrap
Like beautifully crumpled
Where the flowers and trees
At the loss of their leaves
And the snapping of
Tuesday 28th April 2020 11:52 pm
Also by Twilbury Wist:Bubbles of speech | These times |
Your Roman pilum ranks alongside the English longbow as one of the great weapons of warfare. At school, in Latin, we translated it as “spear”, which does it about as much justice as calling Beethoven a “pub turn”.
It was around 6’ long, the heavier shaft accounting for 4’, with a narrower spike of around 2’ at the business end. The tip of the blade had a pyramidical point. As a killing machine...
Tuesday 28th April 2020 10:41 pm
Also by John Coopey:NO PARTICULAR PLACE TO GO | "YOU LITTLE TOE RAG!" | SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER HOUSE? | THE BATTLE OF MEDWAY | UNIVERSAL KILLER | "SCRATCH" | THE WORLD IN BLOOM | CLAIM OF PHONES (5G) | KEEP TWO METRES TO BE SAFE | PEE ON ME | STICKKITA WOK ON? |
Here I find myself thinking about what I have always said: human beings are fragile and things can and will change in a blink of an eye.
As if things were not complicated enough in our beaten-up world; the terrible and endless civil war in Syria, the provocative bravado of North Korea, the continuous fights and rants of Trump with allies and adversaries, Putin's permanent interference in everyt...
Tuesday 28th April 2020 10:14 pm
Also by Noris Roberts:Without saying anything | Like abandoned papers... |
Fall in here
into this room
into this life
into this home
like a golden leaf
floating through the window
on a warm summer breeze
A gentle push
that changes your way
and brings you
I´m waiting for you
Tuesday 28th April 2020 8:28 pm
Also by Liam Osaneo:Lie | Spring | real | You | Cold | Go away |
I fell in love with music again today,
so hard when life gets in the way.
My dedication was no sacrifice
I took my own advice
sat down to let it flow
down from that upper region
to the hands that know
where age suddenly falls away
and I fell in love with music again today.
Tuesday 28th April 2020 8:08 pm
Also by ray pool:CYCLICAL LAWS | DAMNED POETRY |
To you, who gave everything…
To you, with your empty words,
hollow promises and lies
To you, who ignored simple orders
to stay at home, just stay inside
To you, who scam the vulnerable
exploiting their struggle and plight
And to you, the perpetrators of abuse
the fear you create, is all we despise
You gave nothing, absolutely nothing
In our darkest hours, this tragic time
But to ...
Tuesday 28th April 2020 6:28 pm
Also by Jeffarama!:God, grant me the serenity |
I’m so alone
No sé cuando terminará.
Estoy tan sola.
Tuesday 28th April 2020 3:22 pm
Also by Sophie:Norma’s genes are not human | Buried alive |
The moon stirs anger in the sea.
Gale force winds gust with menace.
Together they whip up colossal waves,
wrecking the ancient sea defences.
Harbour is a boiling couldron,
fuelled by horizontal rain.
Boats are torn from their safe moorings,
and are reduced to fragments.
Rapid rivers leap over their banks,
uprooting trees in a rage,
transforming land into ins...
Tuesday 28th April 2020 3:06 pm
Also by Abdul Ahmad:Prayer for the safety of the old man | Natures healing powers | Life long friendship | Incarcerated indefinately | Noise isn't always intrusive | The Bridge Grandmaster | Service only fit for a mother | Eureka | Haiku | Walking in your foot steps | Not any different | Haiku | Haiku | Haiku | It were nowt but a dream | Thank god for a welcome companion | Picture of hope and dream | What's it called? |
I wonder if you think of me
the way I used to think of you
in that youthful glimmer
of sequined untainted hope
I wonder if you dream of me
the way I used to dream of you
lying in love-soaked sheets
charged with electric sweat
I wonder if you search for faces
the way I used to search for faces
desperate glimpses in a lonely crowd
singling out similar ...
Tuesday 28th April 2020 3:05 pm
Also by Rachel Moore:Love Hope. - inspired by a line in Roisin Kelly's poem Easter | Today |
A surge of unemployed restaurant workers are sent,
Onto the streets of London, unable to pay their rent.
Trafalgar Square at night is silent and empty.
But for the homeless rough sleepers, there aplenty.
Hundreds of tents and cardboard box encampments appearing,
Life under lockdown hundreds of catering jobs disappearing.
The city day centres have closed ,no place to wash or...
Tuesday 28th April 2020 1:43 pm
Also by hugh:The tooth will out | The determination of a mother | The virus is sweeping through care homes at an alarming rate | Coronavirus the carehome curse | A delve into the mind of a burglar during the coronavirus crisis | Teenagers | Appendicitis | Avoid eating birds !!! | Sammy the spider | Do something now You are the Boss | The disease detectives must tackle the storm | Coronavirus ,I hope we never get it. |
In our home with three sisters privacy was unknown.
Sometimes I craved solitude and quiet to read a book!
I had bolt holes.
There was always crawling under a bed quilt.
But that was glaringly obvious, stuffy and dim.
And the blanket pulled on my hair.
A roomy closet with a flash light wasn't bad.
But awkward balancing the book and the torch
And turning pages with ...
Tuesday 28th April 2020 11:47 am
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Away from the crowd and rays of the sun
are the moments I cherish the most,
It is when, your wisdom
outbreaks from the dam of your lips,
which usually gurgles teases, jokes and laughter
(not intended for me, of course not)
you voice your
dreams and aspirations
painting a rainbow
on the dark night's sky,
and somewhere else aswell...
as well as your insecurities
in a sober expression...
Tuesday 28th April 2020 8:00 am
Also by Miyurangi:What COVID-19 taught me |
I lost you the moment I won you,
Coz you are not ME,
You belong to yourself,
You think like yourself,
You speak like yourself,
You sing like yourself,
You dance like yourself,
You laugh like yourself,
You cry like yourself,
You live for yourself…
You are not mine…
For me, it’s fine…
Coz I love to stay with you,
Battle of opinions, I love to play with you…
Why twinning every time?
Tuesday 28th April 2020 7:08 am
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People don't see it.
I guess it's to be expected,
It's unheard of,
But it's true besides the graceless wonder,
That the best miss eyes of masses,
Humility in wonder.
Sometimes I dream,
I often don't,
But the feathers fall all the same.
Between grated fingers,
It's as I wish.
Tuesday 28th April 2020 4:38 am
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I see the beauty of the world.
The wonder of life.
The freedom in youth and the joy of a dream and purpose fulfilled.
I see beauty in the rewards of hard work and dedication.
The delicacy of it all.
I see people not realizing how fragile it all is and how it could disappear in the blink of an eye.
Idling away and carelessly going through their days.
I also see pain, suffering,...
Tuesday 28th April 2020 12:50 am
Like a vampire in the night
He brought an unseen fight
A killer so silent
Yet so terribly violent
He's power, bending presidents to his will
Whole countries brought to a standstill
China came first
But this did not quench his thirst
Millions got infected
Even the highly protected
Everyone was in danger
From this unwelcome stranger
In his eyes, we are equal all the same
Monday 27th April 2020 10:07 pm
i think you’re smart
i think a lot of things, actually.
i think if i could ever win your heart
but i think that’s silly.
we’re friends, aren’t we?
friends don’t love each other.
that’s how you see me,
as a friend and not a lover.
and that’s all you’ll ever see
and i can’t change that.
you stung me like a bee
like a pain through the heart.
all of this because
i think you’re charming, w...
Monday 27th April 2020 10:06 pm
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