Poetry Blogs (Aug 2020)
Bulging bank accounts, classic art on the wall.
It doesn't impress me, it means nothing at all.
An expensive car in the garage just one of few.
Forever on long holidays where skies are blue.
It's not the life I want, honestly it's not for me.
No interest in sailing a private yacht on the sea.
A wallet bursting with plastic cards to the brim.
People forever dreaming of a record lottery win...
Monday 31st August 2020 11:10 pm
Also by Mike Bartram:Angel | My Summer | Overly Sensitive World | The Mask | Jackie Paper | The Visitor |
a foxglove lives forever down roman way
watching videos been recorded on Zoom in confusion
Warm southerly poem in the latest style
she's running scared
in the video matrix, seven poems for seven times,
lockdown in a woke world, as nights are sooner
and the transient have the final word
behold, spake the King - my streets
made of marble my canal’s water turned to wine
a chicken nugget...
Monday 31st August 2020 9:50 pm
Also by Stockport WoL:August 2020 Collage Poem: Out of the Earth |
Days of stormy autumn come
Mother, child, brother, son;
Memories, like dust, infect my eyes,
Swirling, like a Turner sky,
Land, sky, water, ripple by.
Like water under wind,
I begin to sing
Mixing grays and blacks and whites and blues,
With guitar chords to pull us through.
Chiaroscuro skies, tussling these monochromes
Into a piebald heavens...
Monday 31st August 2020 9:43 pm
Also by John E Marks:Execution | Love song | Hedd Wyn | Skies turn grey, and later rosé | Tabula Rasa | The Hardest Day | Vortex | i.m. Vasily Zaystev | Charlie & the Thunder | Rainbows of the night | April morning | Noises off | An August midnight | Way | Now we rise, and we are eveywhere | 3rd August, 2014 | Big Bill Broonzy | Elegy |
Your heart is in my hand
I have been holding it for too long
It is telling me to hold on one more time
For little long
Coming time, not sure
It will mend the broken pieces
To start a new story of love
It's my expectation
Not sure it will turn into reality
But I will say it out loud
I don't want it
The broken pieces have formed a heart itself
A heart of s...
Monday 31st August 2020 6:31 pm
An Ocean of Time
Memories reverberate across the ocean wave
you touch my heart on the crest of each nerve
I want to reach out but the mist of time says 'no'
yet for the sake of love I cannot let go
Time has not lessened my passion for you
despite all others my heart has remained true
I am blessed with good fortune yet sad
between us there was no room for anything ...
Monday 31st August 2020 5:24 pm
Also by keith jeffries:Alone in a Pandemic | I did not belong | I imagine.... | Exactly the Same - 1939 | Gangster Town | Another Glut of Dictators | Sozzled | A Portrait | Be Yourself | Catapulted | A Smoky Cafe | The haves and have nots | It draws near | Are we going to do this again? | The Stone Tower |
Sun will rise,
and I will get up at six,
one hour cycling,
to make my day fix.
I will cook for an hour,
and will get ready by nine,
will commute for an hour,
to reach my office line.
My office is in cultural centre,
so I will peep there in break,
will get inspired,
for my own happiness sake.
I will be back by seven,
then zumba for an hour,
will have dinner...
Monday 31st August 2020 5:10 pm
Also by MANISHA SAINI:TIME TO SAY GOODBYE! | HELPING HANDS | TAKE ME TO THE SKY! | THE BREATH, THAT COUNTS! | AUTUMN IS COMING! | IT'S OKAY TO BE A MEDIOCRE! | LIFE, A MAZE | DECODING ILLUSIONS! | WHERE IS MY LIFE? | ARE YOU THAT WORTHY? |
I commenced battle
and ended it swiftly
complicit in love's long game.
Rows of cups and saucers
and chipped face of cheese-board
dropped-heavy; the sink a salad bowl
of porcelain bones crunched
crazed; fuzz-hard green wires
absorbing like a forest roof.
I've hollowed out this morning
with a pen knife, stuck a wad
of shut-eye and shame
inside with the smell...
Monday 31st August 2020 5:08 pm
Also by David Blake:In Caves |
Skin is dry and flaky, rubbing my face wont change me. What I first saw when I met the innocence eye to eye. Mirror images reflecting back in time. It doesn't matter to me the reflection or reality I see, for the soul beneath is what is a real thing to me. Wear the brand of clothes that comforts you the most, as for me, you are the perfect blend of all the tagged brands to see and wear. A nice fit...
Monday 31st August 2020 4:30 pm
Also by Juniper:History in the pen | Brightly night | Ik muhabbat ka paigham unkey naam | Gift of words | Bright side of knowing | I choose you again | Accept the invite | Divine eternal blessings | Pearls to keep | Painfully terrible | Old bridge | Knight of liberty | Inspirational | Purpose of life | Supreme principles - tai chi | Bleating again and again | All the best | Clarity | Hello world! | Thank you love | Loneliness | Confounded | Sunshine beautifully | Departure and morning arrival | How do you feel today? | Words have power | The flight | What has God taught you this pandemic? | Cyclic effect | Life and humanity | Fool's wisdom | Silence | An end for a beginning | When | No one | I will | You can't | It will be | Confusions | Dont worry dear! | On time! | Future | Whisperings growing louder | Hopes renewed | Life | What went wrong? | Brokenness | Baby I'll always love you | Real love | Unfettered to be fettered | Hold you in my thoughts | The tree | From darkness to light | Ecstasy | Love is in the air | When love is true! | L.O.V.E.R.S | Love defined | love has taught me many things |
A dog with hundreds of legs lying on its side breathing into huge lungs.
I have the hunger of an Erysichthon in my loins.
She remembers the womb and her birth so will she be present for the end as well?
Was Stanley Kubrick killed with arsonic then replaced and eventually executed for treason?
Conspiracy theories that create reality rather than report reality.
Monday 31st August 2020 3:29 pm
Also by Daniel Reuben King:Like A Veil Of Cataract The Misted Moon | A Sickle Moon To Cut The Clouds Adrift | Infinity As Melody | From The Lion's Mouth A Lion from That Lion's Mouth A Lion...So On And So On | Infinite Tower Blocks Containing Endless Populations | Diary Oh Diary Your just A Girl Open your Covers Let Me Read You | The Agora Of Commercialised Sexual Creativity | Nadir Acme | Softly She Sorbere |
Humour Don't Sell Papers
I've just read today's paper
It's full of doom and gloom
Murders, killing, destruction, death
Children being groomed
Headlines blare out constantly
SEX FIEND IS EXPOSED
There's so much negativity
(The paper I have closed)
Why can't I read, enjoy myself?
With lots of humour, rife
Instead of being subjected to
This gutter si...
Monday 31st August 2020 12:12 pm
Also by Don Matthews:John Travolta Comes to Town | America Realises the Problem Can't be Solved by the Normal Means | Sylvain Dornon the Stilt-Walking Baker. Well I'll Be.... | I Want Election Results Now. Tonight |
Every little thing
that could make you smile
should make you smile
doesn´t arrive in one piece
it is built slowly
out of tiny bricks
until they finally
form a house
for your heart
to live in
Every little smile
ads a brick
Monday 31st August 2020 11:54 am
Also by Liam Osaneo:eyes |
I must admit
Is when kids achieve
their measures met
Seeing them succeed
relieves all stress
As they soar from nest
Monday 31st August 2020 11:16 am
Also by d.knape:Tugs Of The Heart | Ton Of Bricks | WIT'S END | The Vast Unknown | Have A Good Day | This Poem Contains A Link | Do Not Resuscitate | Mining Cancer | Two Little Girls | Chance Of Rain---a poem by O.L. Buzzerd | Cast Of Characters | SILENT COUNSEL | ASHES | The Joy Of Living | the Social Justice Care Division | FAUX POEM | MASKED MEN | THE REMOTE | I Am Not A Robot | Death Delayed | TIME TO GROW UP | TRASH DAY | Our Heartfelt Thanks | 75 PERCENT---a poem by O.L. Buzzerd | Virtural World | Thunder In The Far Away | PLANTS |
We were ambling in leathers down Florida Mall
When the sky caved and showed us its power
Like lightning it dropped, pure cats and dogs
What hip street cats call a power shower
Rocking and rolling and wringing wet
All conventions shot out of the window
The beat of Nature kicked in from nowhere
Man, can you dig that wind blow!
A summer storm cools down the street...
Monday 31st August 2020 10:42 am
Also by simon lucan:At The Cannon's Mouth | Its Grand To Be Poor Again | Brimstone Heart | Exodus | Crusoe's Inflatable | Everest Rose | Ginger | Cleavage | Brownland | Waves Of Music | Bad Things Happen At Night | Going Nowhere Fast | Flowers In The Bath | Maputo | You Think Too Much | Chevaux de Freeze | Scrap Age | Saddlesore | Lukewarm Love | Black Ringlets | If Only It Would Rain Today | Rose | Crescendo | Pickled | Mud | Hamburg Tram | Safe | 24 Carat | Jock-Strapped | Warpaint |
What a State
I watch the Yangtze river turn a murky shade of brown
Watch millions watch in fear as the torrent drowns their towns
Province after province sweep away within the swirl
As the river’s overflowing their lives now daily hurled
Deeper ever deeper into a watery abyss
Millions will soon be starving as basic food stocks they’ll all miss
Their leaders waging war...
Monday 31st August 2020 9:28 am
Also by Paul Sayer:IED PTSD | The Endless Brawl | Lost in the field of battle. | I have a funny feeling I’ve been here before. | Raja Yoga | Turbulent Tempestuous Tsunami | The Hermit | The Hard Knock Cafe | The Title: Designation Intitled. | No Title! | The Passing of time. | Keeping it simple. | My Sunday call to prayer | World Trade Centre Fires! | Oh my God! | God | The chart of the moment! | The iced metaphor cake | The mask is comming off! |
Back from holiday
Your bag won’t stay on the rack
Wanting to go back.
The wind pushes you
Down the platform like it
Wants you off quickly.
At your stop train
Overfull doesn’t stop.
Maybe see you later?
Her question calls out to him
Tepid in her guilt.
Complicated these are
The guard answers you smiling
Opening the ga...
Monday 31st August 2020 9:00 am
Also by Andy N:Consequences Part 3 and 4 | Underground Part 1 to 6 | Consequences II | Disappearing in the midnight air across the meadows | Behind You |
Some wearing sandals
Some wearing sandals and socks
Some bearing the pox
Monday 31st August 2020 8:55 am
Also by Brian Maryon:Potential Social Distancing Issue on IOW | Store Manger Can't Spel | At The End of His Tether | Record Number of Migrants Cross The Channel - Aug 6 | People You Meet On Holiday |
Steve was on the phone to his wife,
"I have just had the worst experience of my life,
Sonia has just taken me to health care,
She pushed me there in a wheel chair.
I was leaving work and was hit by a van,
The driver was drunk and away from the scene he ran.
The police pusued the driver but all was in vain,
I am in hospital waiting for a scan on my brain."
"I have three...
Monday 31st August 2020 7:07 am
Also by hugh:Hell's Bells !! | "White" said Fred | A good catch | A crop failure prayer | Diarrhoea | No more fishing trips for Jane | An urgent message | A new undertaking for Jenny | A misunderstanding at the chemist | A revealing x ray | "Mum,I don't want to go to school ! " | Bald Bob | Thoughts of a 95 year old | A perfect marriage | Out of reach | A misunderstanding at the bank | Unmasked on the bus | The defeat of dementia | Is it essential to go out for a drink? | "I'm amazed at my power !" | Please call again | An unfinished sentence |
I can see you, even from so far away
I feel your presence in my heart
You keep me warm at night, with all of your love
And you hold me together when I'm falling apart
I only hope you feel me, and I truly mean this
I hope you know that I'm sending you all of my thoughts
It's a deep understanding, this wisdom we've gained
Has come from the countless battles we've fought
I hear you calling my...
Monday 31st August 2020 5:51 am
Also by Eric Berard:The Battles We Face | Passion | Grace | Be Kind | One Light, Many Lamps | Empty Room | Self Harm | Words to Share | Lost Puppy | Work Ethic | Words of Wisdom | I'm Struggling | Pain | Spread Your Wings | Creation | Keep Trying | Bear the Burden | In the Dark | Watching Over | Desire | Stay With It | Wildfire | Between Despair and Courage | Exhausted | Stand | Motivation /DistractedThoughts | Live Until We Die: Another String of Thoughts | Love to be Found | The Dragon | Rage | Fool's Wisdom | My Time Has Come | Highs and Lows | Lonely Path | Meltdown | So Perfect. | Enlightenment | Just Words on my Mind | Scars | Just a jumbled insight. | No Wrong | You Beautiful Soul. | Sometimes, you know. | Where I Am | The Truth | An Old Friend | Keep Fighting | Flawed | Savage |
The illusion that you're living
Patty and desperate for attention
The conditions that you wanted is not meant
Your broken wings won't get you far
You have a problem with moving on
Darling, you think you wrote the rules to the game
I had to spell check them so I know better
The fabrics that hold your delusions together is ripping
I thought you said that you matured
Monday 31st August 2020 4:40 am
Also by Damon Blackery:Firefly Crying Skies | Forest Fire | He | Inside Me | Space Cowboy (Bad Cowboy) | Capital O.L,D M,E | Cloak | CUT | these days it's really hard to get the words I need to say out | No Where But Down |
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Monday 31st August 2020 3:15 am
Also by Collin Pulmano:Advertisement | No Government | No Government | Elbereth | Mssr. P.J. Watson is Wise, Funny Man | Look | Reader Beware, You Choose the Scare |
Move Away From The Pain
.....'cut' away from that majestic piano
Dear God, or the phrase never ends like your love,
Cut away from the pain my Sentient,
For your eyes need never be dulled,
you sit within hurt for the kind you are,
and exasperated we are at the folly of Man,
as your eyes seek to heal and your love be heard,
Do they feel the being you are?
Monday 31st August 2020 3:04 am
Also by ZTK Space:Set Them Free | Come and See (Russian Dedication) | Love Is Our Intuition, Not, A Hurt | Glancing Shadows | Fractal Enclosures |
A war has been waged between my mind and my heart.
At fault is my flesh as it is loud and dangerous. I continue to find myself consumed by it's cries. I question your existence as much as I question your love. No matter your grace I still feel dirty. Doubt weighs heavy on my chest, igniting endless confusion.
Though I long to heal wounds of the broken, a good person I am not.
I may reach o...
Sunday 30th August 2020 10:15 pm
Also by Jordyn Elizabeth:Serendipity | Secluded Thoughts | This is For Her | Remedy | My Friend Regret | Unknown | Rhythm of the Storm |
Waking up Christmas morning
with a sense of sadness in the air.
These walls are unfamiliar,
a lack of memories we've shared.
Christmas is a time for joy,
a time for laughter with the ones we love.
Full of special family traditions,
and praising our father from above.
But life is unpredictable.
In a moment everything can change.
What was once loved and cherished,
will never be the sa...
Sunday 30th August 2020 9:04 pm
OF DEEP STATE AND WORSHIPERS OF SATAN
LORDS OF THE WORLD
The Ancient of the Days,
can you see what he is wearing,
Cardinal shoes made of children’s skin
wrung out from the veins
Last drop of blood that remains
Come through the secret bunkers
Descend to the underground
To the cities of gold
The gardens in diamonds a...
Sunday 30th August 2020 6:01 pm
Where you are born is the passing partner of chance;
Of whom you are born is the invitation to the dance.
Sunday 30th August 2020 5:44 pm
Also by M.C. Newberry:VOLTAIRE IN MY EAR | HOW DO YOU LIKE THAT? | WHAT THE BUTLER SAW | WITH RESPECT | OSCAR LEVANT REMEMBERED | LIMITATIONS | STIR AND THE POT | CHOICE | PROCRASTINATION | WEALTHY PEOPLE | KNEE JERKS |
Ujjal Mandal, India
Anger causes danger
as the sweet flower in the scorching
Sunday 30th August 2020 5:13 pm
Also by Ujjal Mandal:Welcome the Failure | How You Seem Life, the Choice is Yours! | Love the Day | Words | The Pen | Love the Nature | The Innocent Creature | A Martyr's Soliloquy on Independence Day | The Extreme Power of Love | Paragons of Virtue | What is Life Indeed! | Mother, the Lotus of Heart | Books | The Words of God, Jesus Christ |
How has Covid changed the way you live? Your local community? Many, many ways, probably.
One thing that has changed for me, one that I didn't expect to change quite so drastically, has been access to a library. I have none, and I don't know when/if I will again, which is heartbreaking. Libraries seem a magical, free service to us readers, but money is still required to keep them going. And Cov...
Sunday 30th August 2020 3:56 pm
Also by Maxine Rose Munro:That year I was published A LOT |
Theirs is a darker time than ours
obstacles to their progress greater
and the pain in their minds more real.
They lift average people like us
for they work for the sake of people like us
sharpening the edge of our weapons.
They deny us nothing, but do we see?
Clearly they speak, let us hunt for our ears
and hunt for hands that might receive tribute.
We await their word, their ...
Sunday 30th August 2020 1:23 pm
Also by Adam Whitworth:Work In Progress | The Kid With The Target On His Chest | A Visit | Wisdom Exhausted |
'Mirror mirror on the wall,
Who is the ugliest of them all'.
Hearing the answer gotten so sad,
For the looks of it, he was not so bad.
Seeing himself ugly in every face,
But it was just his perception not the case.
Thinking of this day and night,
Forgetting the beauty was not in the face but inside.
Again giving himself a chance, he gathered courage.
Asking one more question, like a sag...
Sunday 30th August 2020 12:56 pm
There are few humans like God
That could see our tears before they come
Draw close to us whenever
They sense our loneliness from afar
Snuggle silently to share our solitude.
Only you can share this cross with its thorn
Bleed and act as if you are not hurt
In every pain you sought my gain
You lost many too precious to find me
Love was all that mattered to you, and still do...
Sunday 30th August 2020 12:46 pm
Also by Emeka Collins:"Divorced" | Memoir | "The Passage" | "A Lover's Plea" | "Lockdown at 67" |
This bad kid
good kid thing
I don't get
The bad kids want
to be good
The good kids want
to be bad
What the bad kids want
the good kids got
Except they don't understand
except maybe for
What the good kids want
the bad kids got
Except they don't understand
For the need
And what you folks
television you fill
your reality ...
Sunday 30th August 2020 11:05 am
Also by Twilbury Wist:Wouldn’t it be nice | The price you pay | The Mirage |
I have been
Death has held me
Life has killed me
But you still think
You have the right
To give me advice
As if you’re above me
If you let me speak
You might learn
Sunday 30th August 2020 10:38 am
definitely wicked vibes
enticing dance movement
Manchester Pride Parade
street party atmosphere
but so - - -
Sunday 30th August 2020 10:36 am
Our Turkish garden, early morning
so peaceful, calm and tranquil
Dragonflies dip, dart and dance
above azure water, calm and still
The pool is the centrepiece, blue,
crystal clear reflecting like glass
Cool, creamy, natural stone tiles
circled by freshly cut, green grass
The sound of cicadas, constant
invisible, cascading from the trees
The fountain water, w...
Sunday 30th August 2020 10:13 am
Also by julie callaghan:The Tourons Trip To Turkey | Joy Of Painting | Kaleidoscope | The Painted Lady | The Sunday Afternoon Of A Technophobe | A Date For Your Diary | Irreplaceable | The Bees Knees | The Grass Is Always Greener | Saint or Sinner | Deflated | Time To Say Goodbye | Meerkats | Raindrops | Hot And Bothered | Acrobats | Virus News | My Version - Audrey Hepburn Beauty Tips | Repeat and Repeat | Ruskin's View | Hot Pink | Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow | Move Over Rain Clouds | Tired | Beirut | Strong and Brave Enough | Wild Garlic | Memories | The Shire Horse | Rain or Shine |
The conjuring has begun:
true self coming through to shine like the sun
no longer afraid to show your face
accept who you have become
A moonbeam bathes the land
and you feel her pull as you stand transfixed
in her powerful glow you are betwixt
the shadows of the night
and the other side of light
Calling forth what has always been there
spellbound as you've been
trapped in a lair
Sunday 30th August 2020 1:20 am
The summer's turned into autumn
by this August's sorcery.
It had wrapped the sun
in a dark blanket
and drained its warmth away.
Deceived by the cold breath
of August's treachery
nature has begun to go into lockdown.
Alas yesterday's colourful landscape
is now a wilting canvass.
I pray that the sun shall
soon escape from August's veil
its warmth to spre...
Sunday 30th August 2020 12:12 am
Also by Abdul Ahmad:Wild August | Pilgrim's progress | Happiness | Tide waits for no one | Spiralling downhill | Imagination running wild | What light from yonder window shone? | Curse of social distancing | Sunshine smile | The oblivious world | It was____ | A Masterpiece | AS YET UNBORN |
C-19 is not a dream, or the name of a robot
It came very suddenly, a thief in the night
It won’t ever be something that time forgot
The effects have burned like piercing light
Not just lives lost, but jobs and business
Financial catastrophe across the world
It’s origin is clouded by those suspicious
of some sort of plot as insults are hurled
World leaders point th...
Saturday 29th August 2020 10:52 pm
Listless and wanting more.
What the hell am I fighting for?
But I’ve got to keep swinging.
While there’s still fight in me.
Aimless, I’m a vagabond.
But I’ve got to keep moving on.
There is no place for me here.
I’ve got to get going, my dear.
And onward I go.
Be it fast or be it slow.
If I stay here any longer
I’m bound to fuck it all up again.
So I’ll put one foot
Saturday 29th August 2020 8:19 pm
Also by Shehariah:Masks Pt. 1 | Masks Pt.2 | Breathe (Drowning Pt. 3) | Yet We Hold On | Vacant | You Win | Am I Enough? | Son | Blind |
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
Also by E-Rock:My Window | The Sex | Incessant Ramblings of a a Crazy Man | The Bastard |
Dear Dad I miss you
I wish you were here
Someone to talk to
To ease my fears
You made life look easy
But now I know
Insides a struggle
Outside a show
I wish I had a moment
To show you who I am
I wish that you could see me
Now as a grown-up man
Just to know that you’d accept me
When life’s not gone to plan
To have you walk beside me
And show the world I can......
But I wonder........
Saturday 29th August 2020 4:49 pm
Also by curiousdud3:L.G.B.T | Caged Bird | Deck of Cards | Why Me | Equality (Lines in the Sand) | This Guy | If I | ⚡ Thunderstorms ⚡ | This Is Me (The Man You See) | Planted Seeds | Don't want to hurt | Lost Boy (AKA Lost Child and Lost Girl) | Hide and Seek | Turn Back the Clock | As a child |
Nothings the same
No one to blame
Sinless flesh defiled
Matching the trend
World keeps turning
Illusions are gone
Within the abyss
The demons belong
Watching from th...
Saturday 29th August 2020 4:35 pm
Also by Gary Cuming:Reflections of Love | Shadows | Seasons | Gaslight | Empty Hands | Beginnings | Resist |
I'm a slave to the laundry.
It tumbles before my feet as if to worship me.
But it is the master and I am the slave.
I gather it's heaping mass.
Socks fall from the corners that are out of my reach,
Gracefully stroking my fingertips on their descent.
The change starts chanting in my pockets.
It's calling to me and I must obey.
The machines light up with pleasure,
Saturday 29th August 2020 3:09 pm
The wind in the trees the sound of what it like to be free
The cry of a newborn son is the beginning of love
Where is that mountain top where Martin saw the dream
Where is that path to the valley of peace
Where is that message of hope hidden from me
The wind on the water pushing the waves of the past
The cry of dignity echoing through these monuments and memorials
Saturday 29th August 2020 3:02 pm
Also by Thomas Dooley:BORN OF PAIN / STOLEN NAME | WE HIDE | DON'T NEED |
This year I am so delighted
Blessed be her the way she is gifted
Appreciate her glow and grandiosity
I am moved by her generosity
She has weaved a magic…
Such a lovely devotee…
Source of fascination, pretty lady Mitha!
तिच्याबद्दल मी आणखी काय सांगू शकतो
अशी एक सुंदर मुलगी आहे
मी देव पुत्र नसतो तर
मी तिच्या मनात कुजबुजली असती
माझे हृदय बरेचदा कसे धडधडत आहे
Saturday 29th August 2020 12:54 pm
Also by Neilkanth:Mystery of that Pink Bra |
I got very little the bank owns it all
I recently got laid off from my job
looking for more work in security
I’ve got my faith and my faith has me
I get excited when he comes on TV
he says the things I need to hear
he puts people in their place
they’re getting ahead of me
he’s a rich strong man
I’m gonna be like him
we got all these for...
Saturday 29th August 2020 12:16 pm
Also by Robert C Gaulke:Texting Freedom | I've known only war | Sisyphus at Lunch | Lost in a Design | Anger Management, Day 2 | Alphabet City | Danger: People | I don't fit in | Your photo booty | Thrushes | Your Epitaph | Nothing is wasted |
বিরতি বিরতি বিরতি
চিরুনি হাতে নিয়ে সিলোয়েট বসে আছে
নড়ে উঠে যখন- সরে যায় তো,
একটু একটু করে নড়ে নড়ে চুল আচড়ায়।
ভঙ্গিমা হয়ে থাকে—
একটি মেয়ে মানুষের-
মেয়েটি চলে যায়, উঠে- আয়নার কাছ থেকে।
চিরুনিতে- লেগে আছে দুইটি পাঁচটি চুল- চুলের উপাত্ত
ঝরা, ঘ্রাণ ঝরা, ঝাপসা হয়ে আসে আলো অন্ধকারের কাছে—
অন্ধকার আলো ও আলোর উৎসকে নিয়ে ট্রল করে
কিছু মুর্ছনা তাও হয়
বিরতি বিরতি ব...
Saturday 29th August 2020 7:02 am
What if these once shivering timbers could talk
Tell tales about those who once walked between them.
The scenes they’d not so much seen
As absorbed with the salt of the spray
And the tears, shed in the triangular trade
in which so many souls were bought
And sold, young and old alike, back in the days
When the darker fruit of the tree of humanity
Were just another commodit...
Friday 28th August 2020 11:43 pm
I pride myself on living by a code from days gone by
When gentlemen were gentlemen – at least, I always try;
But times and attitudes have changed from when I was a youth
I often feel quite left behind; this verse will offer proof.
While shopping at the local Spar I’d bought a thing or two
And patiently I waited for my turn within the queue;
I stood behind a woman, quite attr...
Friday 28th August 2020 7:29 pm
Also by John Coopey:I'LL HAVE A CROCODILE SANDWICH AND MAKE IT SNAPPY | DREAM | OUT OF WINE | AN OLD SHAG | JOHNNY'S | SOMEONE FOR EVERYONE (SHE CAUGHT ME SNIFFING HER PANTS) | THE LORD ALFRED SHIT-FOR-BRAINS OF CASTLEFORD |
Never be, “Too tired,” to offer a consoling hug,
Never be, “Too busy,” to listen to their woes,
Never duck their questions and give them a dismissive shrug,
'Cos you’re the one with answers, if you’re the one that knows,
Knows their deepest fears and the things that stress them most,
Knows the things that make laugh, knows what makes them cry,
But only if you listen and holds them when ...
Friday 28th August 2020 5:57 pm
Also by Jason Bayliss:Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat | Let The Light Of Love Guide You On Your Way | The Soup Spoon | Still | Memento Vivere | Drive Into The Light | Moments | Dawn |
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
Also by Words of Faith:The Flame Within | The Phoenix | Sweet Talk | It's Not In The Falling | A New Birth | Deceit tells us: what they have is better than ours |