Poetry Blogs (2020, Hope)

Hope (Remove filter)

Popular last 30 days

Recent Comments

d.knape on The Lonely Room (47 minutes ago)

Don Matthews on Groucho's Right (1 hour ago)

Ghazala lari on women power (2 hours ago)

poemagraphic on Out of the dark corners (4 hours ago)

poemagraphic on A pair of dividers (4 hours ago)

poemagraphic on ARTIFICIAL IRREVERANCE (4 hours ago)

Don Matthews on Chaos (5 hours ago)

Don Matthews on Poetry (5 hours ago)

poemagraphic on THE VERGER AND THE MAGISTRATE (5 hours ago)

poemagraphic on THE VERGER AND THE MAGISTRATE (5 hours ago)

Hope

 

They are a hopeful breed.

 

My grandfather quotes Pope’s ‘An Essay on Man’

As he tells me that “hope springs eternal”.

 

My mother points at a patch of crocus and bluebells in the Spring,

“A few months ago, this land was barren,

And now there is so much beauty.”

 

My father references his favourite Cohen song,

When he whispers to me, “There is a crack in everythi...

Read and leave comments (4)

familyhopehopelessno hope

To the best mentor he ever had.

Once there was a boy
Full of misery and no joy
Given up hopes a long by
Just in a stand still when she crossed by.

'You can do it. You were great'
This was the first time when someone said..
This feeling of accomplishment he never felt,
This feeling of achievement he never had.

Never had someone who believed in him.
Waiting for a long time, gathering enough guts,
Wanted to say 'thank...

Read and leave comments (0)

acceptancehopementorrealisationsorrowsupport

Wilting soul

entry picture

Spiraling down into heaps, ragged and gray, cracked crockpot hip sway
How many times a day do the flies find dead lips
Violence equips violence, self perpetuated static hate
Powers of state observed through grates, through threadbare shirts as they disintegrate
Inflating the lie, runflat tires crushing thighs, for his mom he cries
How do your eyes hold dripping pitchers back, how much empathy...

Read and leave comments (0)

hopemental illness

Questions.

Questions. 

As time passes
I really do wonder
Shall we remain 6 feet apart
Or six feet under?

Will we  really still care about those we did miss?
And will be  allowed again to give them a  hug and kiss? 

Will there be a mask on every face?
Will animals still disregard the human race?

Will we still fight among ourselves
In this pointless divide and rule
Will Boris Johnson still b...

Read and leave comments (0)

Covid lockdowncovid-19hopequestions

Grasping at straws

entry picture

I’m wondering what happened this time

You were here one day and gone the next

You took root in my mind again and I let you

Then you leave me hanging

I can’t even question why you are doing this

I keep telling myself you owe me no explanation

But then you left this breathless space in my chest

And I don’t know what to do with it

Feels like goodbye is in order

But I’m not ...

Read and leave comments (4)

desperatehopelovepain

A 20:20 Vision

A 20:20 Vision

 

On the one hand, it’s thumbs up for this lock down,

For hand on heart, I prefer a gentler town.

We’ve lost our human contacts, now back in touch,

A world for reaching out, with more time and much 

Space for taking and for making stock.

We knead our dough, and minds unlock,

And saws are sharpened in this time of rest,

When breath and nature seem to teach ...

Read and leave comments (2)

Corona virushopeLockdownnormal

Grown From A Seed in Lock Down

Rooted and grown from a seed planted long ago,

hidden away, buried down deep in the soil below

 

Under the cover darkness, black as a moonless night,

emerge tiny green shoots, enticed by the warm sunlight

 

Leaves gradually uncurling, flatten, gentle and slow,

veined, green, vital organs, enable the plant to grow

 

Stems growing up straight, sturdy, strong and tall,

b...

Read and leave comments (1)

hopeLockdown

Lock Down Bank Holiday Let Down

The bank holiday, just like any other it would seem

People lined up for burgers, queued for ice cream

Traffic jams and chaos, they raced to beauty spots

Roads filled with cars and bikes, so few parking slots

 

They parked on pavements, blocking walkers' way

Locals wished the tourists had not visited that day

Was it too much to hope, common sense would prevail

I wish that th...

Read and leave comments (1)

disappointmenthopesad

When you see a rainbow

A rainbow appears when there is sun and rain

The weathers equivalent of joy and pain

Grey clouds may come to darken your day

Sunshine and blue skies, will light up your way

 

A spectrum of colour created by reflection of light

An optical illusion, presenting an arc that delights

The rain subsides and the rainbow fades away

The sun breaks through, revealing a brighter day

...

Read and leave comments (4)

hopepriderainbowReflectiontruth

Elegy For Days Lost

entry picture

Elegy For Days Lost

 

Another day has come and passed

Left pain and sadness in its wake

The seconds, minutes, hours amassed

The sun will give the moon will take

The distant friends the loved ones lost

Amid the times of dread disease

Each family will count the cost

And curse the name of days like these

 

And yet the sky was clearest blue

I wrote a poem, sang a so...

Read and leave comments (4)

covid-19day 24elegyhappinesshopelosslost timenapowrimo2018sadness

Home from Home

I long to be in Turkey

It seems so out of reach

Just to paddle in the ocean

And stroll along the beach

 

I long to be in Turkey

It is my favourite place

The sun is always shining

Love to feel it on my face

 

I wish to be in Turkey

I feel so out of touch

Delighting all my senses

I miss the food so much

 

I wish to be in Turkey

How long will it be?

...

Read and leave comments (0)

holidayhopelockdown

I Am Whatever You Want Me To Be

I sliced the sun into two

And looted shimmering bars of gold

Which lined her womb, 

Her beloved broods I stole. 

 

I plucked the sturdiest mountains, 

The choicest adornments on the face of the globe. 

All it took were my hands, raw and unrestrained, 

Their maimed rubbles now abuse those they adore.

 

I remember the sea that like Moses I parted

And the ocean floor ...

Read and leave comments (5)

devilevilfateGodhopehumaninaturePandora's Box

Heroes In Blue

Heroes In Blue

 

Unprecedented times, the like never seen before

This pandemic has shaken us all to our very core

A whirlwind ripping through our cities and towns

The evil coronavirus wearing its invisible crown

It does not care if you are rich or poor

A Royal, a minister or the boy next door

No matter what age, wealth, colour or creed

Affecting us all, and with devastat...

Read and leave comments (1)

covid19heroeshopelockdownnhsthank you

A Story of Hope

entry picture

A writer yearns to tell their story, any story

that will stand the test of time

full of hardships conquered

and inspires generations with hope.

 

The story shall feel whimsical,

not so much with fairies dancing 

but that there is a happy ending.

The story shall have brevity,

not so much as a long weathered tale

but one that details just enough.

 

The story shall...

Read and leave comments (0)

coronaviruscovid19hopeisolationreaderswriters

Poems from The Lockdown

entry picture

PRESS RELEASE 23rd April 2020 PRESS RELEASE 23rd April 2020

Poems from The Lockdown

Poetry anthology available Amazon and elsewhere from 18th April.2020

Every country on the planet has been affected by Coronavirus Covid-19, with many countries in Lockdown; where social distancing and self-isolation are now the new normal.   

We at, Willowdown Books, believe this anthology, and other po...

Read and leave comments (0)

covid19hopelovepandemicpoetrythepoeticbond

The Oak Tree

entry picture

The oak tree

Unwavering and sturdy

Tells us how to be:

Don’t break so easily

In the slightest change of wind

 

Climbing back through my childhood bedroom window

Landing on shards of broken glass

Crimson oozes slowly

As I pray each stab is its last

So much has shaken me since my first landing

Each step taken cuts deeper than the beginning

 

Looking back 

Th...

Read and leave comments (0)

belieffaithgriefhopepaintrust

Captain Tom Moore

A man we all know - Captain Tom Moore, 
A veteran from the second world war, 
He has just reached one hundred years, 
And whose recent feat roused many cheers.

A hundred times he paced his grounds, 
Which quickly raised millions of pounds. 
To the NHS will go that money, 
From a challenge that at first seemed funny.

He showed that age is just a number, 
Which should be nothing to encu...

Read and leave comments (1)

AchievementAgeCaptain TomHopeStuart Vanner

wind

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
to me

I´m waiting for you

Read and leave comments (2)

Fatehopelove

New Dawn

entry picture

New Dawn

I pray here on my own all alone

I’m praying for peace for us all

I’m praying for guidance please lend a hand

but as I listen in meditation deep

my thoughts are drowning the words that I seek

Help me to hear with Samuel's ear

I sense you draw near as we speak

a tear starts to fall I know you're hearing my call

and can see all my pain as I weep

 

The tears t...

Read and leave comments (8)

GuidanceHopeMeditationPoPrayer

Cold

Just lay your hand
in mine
when I´m shaking
because the frost
is running through my veins

Just lay your hand
in mine
when my eyes flicker
and all I can see
is darkness

Just lay your hand
in mine
you don’t have to do
anything
you don’t have to say
anything

Just lay your hand in mine
I just need to know
I´m not alone
out here
in the cold

Read and leave comments (1)

coldhopelonelynessLonginglove

Vra Vra Vroom

 

I lost my vra vra vroom

The day you got your diagnosis

Felt joint tomorrows wither

With the growth of what we knew

You – with your mother’s heart

And dragon’s roar

Saving me from lions

Or bullies, or bees...

My sister, my confidante,

My best friend

 

Entombed within the capsule

Of your hypobaric oxygen chamber

I stand outside and count the miles

Fear ...

Read and leave comments (4)

cancerhopelove

Poems are not for happy days

Poems are not for happy days,

For resolutions and self-promises,

For being tough and unresponsive,

Poems are not for new beginnings.

Poems are searching, searing, morbid,

They turn you in and leave the sun,

Poems seek out your obsessions,

They tickle them, they wrap them in a bow.

Poems are not for going out and doing,

For being your great mechanical self.

Poems preve...

Read and leave comments (2)

hopeinwardnesspoetryself

Teardrop

Teardrop

 

A

teardrop

for each life lost

a broken heart for friends,

a sadness that never goes away

but gnaws at nerves and silent moments

 the desolate times of memory cast hurt shadows

dancing on the twilight walls at the edge of your vision

a friend’s laughter that bonded like mortar holds together bricks

 those happy tears can also flow in torrents in a recolle...

Read and leave comments (0)

concrete poetryday 9griefhopeloseenapowrimo2020sadnesstears

deprived?

at times

life becomes 

that empty glass

fractured in the heat

waiting below a tap 

not connected

to a water source

before 

rain 

pours

 

Read and leave comments (0)

hopelifeworld

Fever of silence

They all turn into madness.

Fear, the poison, injected too often.

A vaccination to prevent you from optimism,

from being an individual,

from the hope you kept deep inside.

You are infected with gloomy thoughts and panic feelings,

a fever of silence.

Only your own mind can set you free,

let you heal and open your eyes for beauty, kindness

and the hidden truth.

 

cop...

Read and leave comments (0)

artistbeautycoronafeverhopemadnesshysterianegativitypositive energysupport

Antigen

entry picture

Antigen

 

He knocked at the door

Shouting ‘let me in!’

Tempting us to go out

With his whisky and gin

He hid around corners

Under tables and chairs

Trying his best

To catch us unawares

 

He was sitting on benches

Where others had sat

He was on garden fences

Where we’d stop for a chat

He was hanging around

Tesco trolly parks

He was all over door han...

Read and leave comments (0)

antigencovid 19curedevilhopevirus

NHS Workers

All remember and do not forget 
Those to whom we owe our greatest debt. 
They help us when we are in distress; 
It is all of those who work for the NHS.

Around the clock they are always there, 
And all this time they surely care. 
Though it is something that we just expect 
From those who deserve more respect.

Each worker endlessly strives 
To cure and save all of our lives. 
So sure...

Read and leave comments (1)

HopeHospitalsNHSStuart Vanner

Moving Forwards

If we find ourselves endlessly struggling,
And with many problems we are juggling.
If we become lost or should we suffer,
There is but one way to become tougher.

We must pull together and unite.
We must all stand up for what is right.
We must be strong. We must be brave,
And not be scared or be afraid.

We must try to see the light ahead
Without despair but with hope instead.
So don't...

Read and leave comments (2)

HopeMoving ForwardsStuart Vanner

Ghost spring

Ghostly creatures.
Distance, restriction,
Non existing life.
I miss deep kisses
And hands on my body.
I miss warm words
And expression.
Nature goes on,
Blossoming in competition,
Nurture me with sunny spells
On empty train stations. 
Spring in my heart, 
But not in other's hearts. 
I want to explode, 
So full of life. 
Blow all the ghosts away, 
Past shadows of the winter. 
Fearfu...

Read and leave comments (3)

blossomingdistanceghostshopeintimacypandemicpassionspring

On the Up

However bad life may become.
Whatever problems you must face.
However many enemies you that make.
How many times you fall from grace.

However hopeless you may feel.
However deep seems your despair.
However cruel this world appears
And when all things seem so unfair.

Know that life can turn around.
And a new dawn will come about.
So however dark your well of fear,
Know you'll find yo...

Read and leave comments (0)

HopeStuart Vanner

Last night, through the window

Last Night, through the Window

 

Last night, through the window,

I heard a train;

But I am far from the railway.

 

Last night, through the window,

I heard a plane;

But I am far from the airport.

 

Last night, through the window,

I heard a bus;

But I am far from the road.

 

Last night, through the window,

I heard an owl;

But I am far from the woods.

...

Read and leave comments (4)

DreamsHopeLovePoetry

What is time

entry picture

Read and leave comments (0)

faithGodhopehumankindlovereligionSpirit.spirituality

Hard

It is hard having faith

When you feel so much pain

It is hard to obey when you feel so betrayed

It is hard to smile and put on your pretty face

When your whole world has seems to have crumbled

But then that voice comes back to you and says , "Look how far you've come, look how strong you are!"

The voice tells you everything is going to be just fine

You breathe, close your eyes...

Read and leave comments (1)

betrayedfaithgodhard worked loveheartbreakhopesimplestrength

There Isn't A Need

Bandages constantly being placed,

Straight onto those voids that were caused

By someone who had no right to harm.

 

Wrap, tape, cry.

That's your pattern each night, isn't it?

When you weep because of your craving for love.

 

You do not understand it yet

But you do not require this person in your life.

Yesterday's emotions need to be wiped clean.

 

We are the uni...

Read and leave comments (1)

familyhopenext chapterprotection

Underdogs

We must champion the underdogs. 
We must support the poor and weak. 
We must all fight along the side of those 
Whose hope and luck seemed bleak.

We must not not give up nor give in, 
Till we defeat those who taunt and boast. 
For the underdogs - they are the ones 
Who need our help the most.

We must conquer all the giants. 
We must all be brave and strong. 
We must all stand up for ...

Read and leave comments (2)

HopeJusticeStuart VannerUnderdogs

Elation

Often, during rare nights of tumultuous sleep,

I imagine happenings not yet bestowed upon me,

With which such feelings of elation accompany,

Because, at long last,

I have found her,

And she has found me

Read and leave comments (0)

hopelove

A Better World

We should all feel safe when in the street.
Wherever we may go and whoever we meet.
And if there's one thing that should be clear,
We should not go outside while we live in fear.

Yes, all the people have the right
To live in peace and without a fight.
And it is our right to go out somewhere
To feel secure and free of care.

And I do hope to have an expectation
That people shall have mo...

Read and leave comments (1)

HopeSafetyStuart VannerThe Streets

Still here

Today is not over yet,

Which means yesterday may have been the hardest day of your life,

As if you were driving down a never-ending dead end, stuck in reverse;

But you are still here.

 

You can’t recall the time your mother held you out of the bedroom window,

The blaze within threatening to scorch you, your cradle and home,

The scent of smoke on your baby clothes has long sinc...

Read and leave comments (1)

beliefhopesupport

it was me

the devil sat on my shoulder today and asked me why Ichanged, why I acted this way. Honestly, I replied, Im tired of the anger. Looking back at the withdrawn girl, shes a stranger. Im deserving of a willing personality, instead of wallowing in my own self-pity. She asked me dont you miss the lust, disagreeing id rather involve myself in a way of trust. Greedy the serpent showed disrespect. With my...

Read and leave comments (0)

addictionhoperecoverysobriety

A Thousand Years of Peace

I used to think it would be an honor 
to usher in a thousand years of peace,
a willing martyr to stop senseless suffering, 
but I had no idea of the atrocities 
that would ensue between men,
or the loss of innocent children 
that we would witness with despair 
and helplessness. 

Come now Lord, end the madness, 
flood evil with love,
make our planet a peaceful place, 
before all hope i...

Read and leave comments (2)

deathdespairfaithhopelovepeacesufferingwar

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Find out more Hide this message