Poetry Blogs (Sep 2020)
Poor in pocket
Rich in heart
A king of diamonds
Bestowed to Queen of hearts
God knows what is best
For what is meant to be will be
Path designed by God for our life's every turn
Virgin Mojito meant as drink
Who knows what hides within
God repays good with good
To those who do evil
You are sure to reap evil
Deceit that you showed
You shall live and reap
Friday 25th September 2020 7:31 am
Also by Moon.girl:Jinxed | The moon | Feathery flight | Within reach | Sometimes | Chill | Lovely day | Gang wars | Awfully sad | Who is the criminal? | Going home tonight | Entertainment, entertainment, entertainment!! | Tonight | The pledge | I promise you this | Happily everafter | For our lovely son | Love | Love makes me live | My dreams come true | Light vs. Dark | She lives in a land | Sparked | The trail | Farewell!!! | Recontemplate | Balm of your love | Ghosting | The ghost | Souls of another kind | In the making | Happy birthday to you!! | Summer rain | Lovey dovey effects | Breathing love all over again | Do you? | I, Me, Myself | Answerless | Commitments |
I've been foolish
unguarded and exposed
vulnerable, ripe for the plucking
how clearly he saw this
how oblivious I must have seemed
trying to live the dream
Ruthlessly he burrowed into me
what he sought I do not know
one swift move, a hand, a pillow
I was no more
fear and shame soared
Rushing into everything
brings forth nothing...
Friday 25th September 2020 6:06 am
Also by Flavia Gordon:(Promise) Land Ahoy | Just a Bit Torn...ThaT'z all | Father Figure | Good Things "Cum in 3s" (A poem of "self" discovery) | Alternate Universe | Matters Not | Besotted and Loving it! | A Song of Frigidity and Desire | Palm to Palm, Skin to Skin | Duality at Play (inner monologue of a childhood sexual abuse survivor | Fake it 'Til You Make It Pep Talk | The Healing of Ancient Wounds | Bare Minimum | MY SAVIOUR, MY SAVANT (An ode to my paid weekly "friend") | I Concede | Imposter Begets Imposter? | Karma the Uninspired Bitch | My Super man | Rush Hour Treat... | Transference and its counter | A Client's Woe |
My Crazy Diamond
As these words cascade upon the page
I feel a hole inside
Sometimes I shine like you
My crazy diamond.
All my friends say its good to have you back
But I’m not there
I’ll spend another day
Just staring at these four walls.
Come crashing down,
I smash my flat up again.
Silence deafens now
As these words cascade upon the page
I feel that y...
Friday 25th September 2020 1:01 am
Also by I'm not a poet:Gods supermarket | Devil take you | The Liars Smile. | (untitled) | Impulse | Splashing along | TikTok TikTok Tik Tok Times running out...... edited | A soldiers tale 1982 | Accross the ocean. Falklands 1982. | Dreamtime? |
From the towering shadows of cloud
A flash of the evening star, a gap through
To the star above the vaulted sky: high so very high,
And faraway, high windows allot a view
Of pinpricks in the blackness. Stars await
Their conversion to black holes of dense
Compact immensity. Swallow you whole they could
Spit you out before you were born. Still water
Reflects the stars. Cont...
Friday 25th September 2020 12:00 am
Also by John E Marks:Day-of-the-dead | Alderman dies at funeral | Kicking leaves through dappled sunlight | Love | A collection of aphorisms | Dust motes for Dante Alighieri 1265 - 1321 | Die Wahrheit macht frei ('The truth sets you free') | Warmer than blood | Doppleganger contagion | Northern Sky | Coffin ships | A silence | September's rain | Holy Brokenness | Bright star |
The pubs are shut
The grass aint cut
The pints not flowing
The lawn needs mowing
The pies are cold
The snacks are old
The crisps are stale
The lack of ale
The jukey's quiet
The waitress fired
The buzz is gone
The fire ain't on
The food disposed
The doors are closed
Goodbye my Local
Thursday 24th September 2020 9:51 pm
What is it about a cloud, a raindrop?
With the sky frowning gray and cold,
casting a dim view for my mind to accept
that brighter days have past.
With this forecast, some energy is lost,
gone like the sun behind a wall of reasons.
The can'ts and won'ts sneaking-in to dampen the road,
making the journey long and lonely.
Can such power be in that small, cold drop?...
Thursday 24th September 2020 9:46 pm
Also by Dan Holtan:Subtle Savior | War Wounds | Incite To Write | Exit Stage Life |
Latest in the Consequences series that my writing workshop does at the end of each meet up where we take it in turns writing a line each. Thanks to Mike, Reggie, Antonia, Sarah and Amanda tonight for the laughs and loads of good writing.
The Zombie stopped at the edge of the town
and considered her options.
She'd been out causing chaos last night, didn't she deserve a night off, glas...
Thursday 24th September 2020 9:05 pm
Also by Andy N:Underground XXII to XXIV | Underground Part 16 to 21 | Consequences Part 5 and 6 | Underground Part 13 to 15 |
I am amused by conspiracy theories. Well, not the theories themselves which are unsubstantiated bollocks but by conspiracy theorists.
My son-in-law-to-be is one. Nothing passes him by – the moon landings, JFK’s assassination, crop circles and, of course, Covid 19. At first it was 5G signal masts, now it’s lab-produced in China for the purpose of bankrupting the West.
And I love it. I lik...
Thursday 24th September 2020 8:26 pm
Also by John Coopey:HAPPY RUBY WEDDING ANNIVERSARY | COOPEY'S GROUPIES | THE MAGPIE | THE CONTOUR LEGACY LEG PILLOW |
i trusted you
when you said you'd take care of me
and you'd never make me cry
but you took my little hand
and made me touch you
you made me feel funny
i loved you
'cause i was only five
and you took my little hand
and walked me up the stairs
to play a baby game
that you said i would like
but you made me feel funny
i believed you
when you told me ...
Thursday 24th September 2020 6:35 pm
Also by Josephine Underwood:Wounded Flowers |
the approval has been granted,
the lift of the travel ban,
the ticket longed for is now in hand
three days scheduled
in glorious summer heat
with a lover’s heart in waiting
greeted at the airport
a loving embrace
and staring deep into each other’s face
before a long evening at an outdoor cafe
between smiles exchanged
we smooth out spaces
between places that haven’t
Thursday 24th September 2020 6:00 pm
Also by kimberly:The Gift and the Curse | in your city | One More Moondance, My Love | Amongst the Shadows | in your flood | this is not my own |
The planet turns, the planet turns;
The adults fiddle while Rome burns.
And children yet to be conceived
Have every right to feel aggrieved.
And us? We tiptoe through the mines
And join the back of frantic lines
In shirtsleeved January sales,
Pursued by ever-warming gales.
Exhausts and power stations spout
Unheeded warnings all about.
But politicians mu...
Thursday 24th September 2020 5:38 pm
Also by Stephen Gospage:Blessed are the lovemakers | Honours System | Big Lad | Dreams |
the wishing well's run dry, my inspiration torn
the new age, a new day, coming of age see the light of day
in a castle on a hill someone is wearing a long black veil
who's visage only appears by a black mirror's tale
like the burial of the dead never made it to the final game of chess
I rest my case: the bloody duchess married the vampyre on her deathbed
where they toge...
Thursday 24th September 2020 5:12 pm
Also by Kevin T.S. Tan:If I didn't love you | good lord! | What the world needs now | Final Stand | Emergency Numbers | Asparagus (for Alex) |
Sew some tears into your sleeves
Save them for me later, please
Hanging like the sword of Damocles
Scratching at imagined fleas
Ignoring all the shouted pleas
Bodies cold like frozen peas
Sailing blindly in heavy seas
Dreaming of dry land and trees
Thursday 24th September 2020 2:59 pm
Also by Patrick Kennon:Fingermusic | Pholcidae | Mo |
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
Also by yaminah zurita:Why me? | When will you come save us | Praying for someone | The cross |
but no balance
you would think
a zero balance
would be a natural check
on carefree spending
but our government
rejects that notion
without blank checks
it cannot function
to the government
it only means
write more bad checks
and spend even more
the whole concept is
out of balance
what kind of pare...
Thursday 24th September 2020 11:58 am
Also by d.knape:Rain Revives | Credit Card | Replacement Parts | Cooperation | LIGHT OF LIGHTS...( A LOVE SONG) | Spice Of Life | As Summer Fades | The Man We Used To Know | Act Your Age | She Tends My Wounds | I Am A Man | HOMECOMING | MADNESS | I Can Only Imagine | GIVING | Fork In The Road | Masked Emotions | Making Allowances | FASTING |
Some descend far under the sea
Others abseil down underground
But its inside part of each of us
The deepest of caverns are found
The deepest caverns are in the heart
Mysterious and echoing and ever dank
Grottos where dreams wither and die
Where a million loves dried and shrank
Love is deeper than anyone can go
There's no bottom to that chasm
Its a death zone...
Thursday 24th September 2020 11:18 am
Also by simon lucan:Words That Mend Broken Dreams | What Became Of That Poor Girl? | Ghost Of Eden | Midnight In Moira's Garden | Only The Shadow Of Her Face | She'll Soon Come Back I'm Sure | Rungs | Winter In The Sky | Rain Doesn't Matter Now | Bold | Ginger And Fred | Saving Me For Later | Feline Grace | Brown Velvet | Flowers Are Yesterday | From Heart To Zero | Old Flames | Half-Fallen Rain | Nailed To My Doom | The Look Of You In Love | Black Poplar | No Tomorrow In Your Eyes | A Heart With No History |
Life seems to have revealed itself to me in stages,
Presented its lessons at a time when I needed to learn them,
Laid itself bare and at the same time hidden its meanings,
And the one thing I’ve learned above all other things is how little I know,
And as we all step blindly forward on the crest of the ever passing moment,
And into the ever unfolding unknown,
The one lesson that has been...
Thursday 24th September 2020 6:59 am
Also by Jason Bayliss:True To Your Truth | Be Content With You | Dry Your Eyes | Child | Uncle Sam | A Pocket Full Of Rye | The Rose, The Stem And The Thorn |
IN SEARCH OF A SUBJECT
Brought up on fish fingers
and church on Sunday.
A lawnmower land
of new beginnings.
Robin Hood and Batman
carried the day.
Not from here, nor there;
not middle-class or worker
and wrong accent
as my part-time pals
would remind me
and not much good at fighting
or football or maths.
Enamoured of the pen
from an early age,...
Thursday 24th September 2020 2:22 am
Beauty is something that I thought I knew until my eyes took yours in
Tenderness was just a thought until I felt your touch
I never knew how it felt to be complete until I held you in my arms
True love was just a wish until God brought you into my life
Thursday 24th September 2020 1:35 am
Each caress of infinity feels unique.
Never ending shocks the time ridden self.
Hard like a knive soft as a pussy red and wet.
He grew a head of flowers instead of hair.
Wednesday 23rd September 2020 8:49 pm
Also by Daniel Reuben King:Aphros | Wounded By Shakespeare | Four Dimensional Shadows | Apricot Tot Forget Me Not | Ancient Fresh Fruit | A Night That Longed To Caress Day | Fairytale Flesh | Terror Raged And The Mind Fed It Cruelty | Actaeon | The Flesh Of Thought | Through The Eyes Of The Universe, Cruising For Sex | Love The Opium Of Our Tortures | The Procreation Of Mirrors | Hymn To Limos Goddess Of Starvation | Drunken Upon Thought Made Wines |
WILL KNOW IN SEPTEMBER
Will know in September
Just heard today but it won't be long
Stare out above daylight passing
Will I always be there?
Covering back daring to face
Encroachment of night?
I watch the flying birds
Sense panic exert towards light
You keep staring towards
We must get back to house
The encroachment displayed receipts
You wrote a letter to ...
Wednesday 23rd September 2020 7:39 pm
Also by Aaron Murdoch:People say "Ewww, you don't write like you come from the Wirral!" And yet I can't write a better metaphor than this! |
pestilence and fire,
grief and the things alike,
that which parasites feed on.
which taint our sanity,
is the bread of butter of this great nation.
the taughted evangelical,
the fascist saint,
and god's free land.
but yet this thing that stands,
falls because of selfishness,
and you think a war will fix that?
your hearts are black,
and the tar seeps from thin veins,
nothing but true concern...
Wednesday 23rd September 2020 4:07 pm
Also by Alita Moore:Stolen Cold Daydreams | answers | obsolete rhetoric |
That phrase you love to say
It has become overdone, cliché
No, it’s not a phase
Years, not days
I will not change
Not this way or that way
Though I may grow,
I may expand in waves,
I will not change
To fit your phrase
I will only expand,
Expand in waves
Is that okay?
That I will stay?
That I won’t change?
That I can only expand,
Expand in waves?
Wednesday 23rd September 2020 3:06 pm
Also by Alexandra Parapadakis:I've Been Wrung | Who is the bully? |
Incredible views standing looking out to sea
Always though what a great home it might be
No1 and 2 both residentially converted long ago
No3 invitingly waiting for me to give it a go
Round Buildings work for me in an appealing way
Windmills, lighthouses, and it will happen some day
A Martello Tower in Folkestone all of my own
Who could possibly want any other kind of home?
Wednesday 23rd September 2020 2:50 pm
Also by email@example.com:Bench Looking Out To Sea On The Kent Coast | Quantum Stairway | The Boots | This Poem Is Not Mine | Turning Back Time In Margate | Exercising Mind, Body And Soul | The Dancers Of Life |
Six months ago I wrote my first poem
quite a few composed since then
Some slightly better than others
some typed, some written in pen
Six months ago I took pen to paper
my first poetry attempt was created
Writing has helped me get through
times when I felt down and deflated
Another six months of restrictions
I wonder what will we all write about
I hope we ca...
Wednesday 23rd September 2020 12:07 pm
Also by julie callaghan:The Puzzle | A Moment On The Lips | The Roundabout | Poor Performance | Thank You WOL | The Butterfly Tree | Hands, Face, Space | Here I Sit | Autumn Scene | Guilty | The Rule Of Six | The Hokey Cokey | Market Day | Too Late Too Soon | Eclipsed | Every Cloud | Turn Back The Clocks | Money, Money, Money | Boat Trip To Gumusluk | Day Trip To Bodrum |
I wander in circles
Lost among the vast reaches
Inside my own head
I search for the answers
So many times
Nearly finding a clue
That may point me
To my next destination
I fear I'll never find my way
I know my purpose
But without guidance
How am I to know
How best to serve
And where I am needed?
I hear the lost souls ...
Wednesday 23rd September 2020 10:59 am
Also by Eric Berard:Among Eternity | Adventure | My Flame | Balance Through Darkness | Reach | Speak to Me | A Moment of Serenity | Soft | Gravity | The Calm | Overwhelming Light | Electric | Two | Arrow | Inhale, Exhale | Surface | Heart to Share |
Helping the medicine Will bring out the penicillin Cubbing the virus with its consequential order I refuse to join, in the carry of this dreadful queen called Queen Corona! But i've the basin which will contain all the basis of the queen's blood! Dear Queen Corona, I never knew, you were so wicked and heartless Because i came into the country newly. You fortified the efforts of our medicin...
Wednesday 23rd September 2020 10:13 am
Also by Chinwendu C.E Rays:NEVER SAY NEVER | SAY NO TO PLAGIARISM IN OUR WRITING WORLD[raise your pen against plagiarism] | THE LIVING VOICE **dedicated to my grandmother Late Mrs Nkechi Omelazu** | CAN I MARRY A POETESS? | SECRET BEHIND MY FACE | SHARK MANSION |
David Clark died earlier this week on the outskirts of town,
Tragically walking his dog,by a herd of cows was mowed down.
David taught at Richmond School in Yorkshire for 23 years,
The community are devastated,shedding numerous tears.
A brilliant deputy head and simply a lovely leader
Enriched the life of everyone a true good deeder.
An amazing devoted teacher full of fun,...
Wednesday 23rd September 2020 10:00 am
Also by hugh:Etiquette of proper attire | The vicar's despair,no-one there at prayer ! | A virus laughing matter | "I am no longer a letter box,coronavirus has changed a vile veil attitude." | HANDS,FACE,SPACE AND RULE OF SIX. | Amanda,a young girl homeless on the street. | Human warmth by a homeless guy | A grave gift ! | A shoplifting trick | A loss of sleep | Revenge | An alarming attack |
only one way out
just like you heard
down the mountain
follow the center
of your future river
pass the shed of your
the country turns dead earth into wood
and i turn it further thus
snapped off in haste once
pegged for eager duty
and held up to the sun for
those gathered to admire
a tree, a length of tree, a stout
handle to the living,
Wednesday 23rd September 2020 3:03 am
Leave a light on for me
I will return
I don’t know when
I’m yet to learn
The past is less frightening
I’m not as weak
The futures bright
At night I can sleep
Acceptance is key, I'm moving on
With each waking morning
Another fears gone
My head’s growing stronger
I’m ready to fight
I’m normal, accept me
Nothings wrong, all is right
At times I sit silent
With so much to think
Wednesday 23rd September 2020 1:47 am
Also by curiousdud3:Long Lost Guy | Silenced (Set Him Free) |
Wednesday 23rd September 2020 12:15 am
There's so much Fake activity
I'm just trying to make the most of what God has given me
They see im aware an try an get rid of me
If only they knew
They question why I look through
Transparent see through
When I look in your eyes i see truth
Not your own truth just the truth of what is
Your minds the stage your thoughts are showbiz
Its not your success though because its his
You see them...
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 11:47 pm
Also by Sarah Louise mcnee:COPY CAT | CLAIRE STAMP | ANTHONY WALKER | SILHOUETTE | GALLERY | SUPERFICIAL | End S.R.A |
that I needed
that I don´t want
to hate you
that I don´t have
to hate you
that it is
in my power
to leave the pain
of the past
back in these
where it belongs
digging it out
and holding it
in front of my face
where it´s blurring my vision
I see you
I don´t have to
because of it
I don´t have to
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 11:47 pm
Midnight eyes wide awake.
Curtains flicker in time with my fluttering heartbeat as
menacing wind moans round the window frame.
Floor creaks to nobody’s tread, and
There’s nothing under the bed
If I don’t look……
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 11:27 pm
Also by Trevor Alexander:2021 | Ties That Bind |
Many who had hiked through Canadian wilderness
[ A cenutry ago ] Took notice of a bird in flight
A rare one the Ojibwa called
Washa-quon-asin--He who flies by night
At once: a hunter, a guide, a trapper
A living made from the furs in his sight
A rare one the Ojibwa called
Washa-quon-asin--He who flies by night
Into his forest lair, he...
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 8:26 pm
Also by Dee Allen.:APOCALYPTIC SKY |
No matter your patience
Or how long you wait
You can't change his motion
Or alter his gait
He'll scamper and shuttle
He'll dodge and he’ll weave
And just why he does it
You cannot conceive
Watch with some wonder
While rolling your eyes
He'll veer side to side
While you swallow your sighs
He won't get embarrassed
He won't feel ashamed
He's doing it his way
He will not be blamed
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 7:16 pm
Also by David Lindsay:Onion Limerick | Hull | Hierarchy (etheree) | HOFS |
Inspired by DarkerDaniKing
A message from my Nan
I have watched you in the moonlight
Dance with moonbeams side by side
I have heard you as your sleeping
As into my world, you glide
Drifting on those moonbeams
That carried you to my home
Then together side by side
It’s you and me that roam.
I show you wonderous sights
And many colours beyond comp...
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 6:16 pm
Also by Paul Sayer:Can I get an Amen | I have had enough of this B.S. | Morrissey, Joan Sims, Ouija and Me | RIP | You can’t silence thoughts | Here’s me thinking I’d retired | New Old Age Hippy | Walking in my mother’s shoes | The Soul of Man | From Boys to Men |
You left nothing but your last breath that I cherish and hold dear
But tell me how I’m supposed to breathe when you’re not here
I’m constantly living in fear
The person who loved me the most just gone
But I can still hear her calling
I still hear her song
Everybody says life is too short but I think it’s too long
I don’t know if I’m going to see her again though I need her n...
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 5:31 pm
Also by DarkerDaniKing:The monster | Rebuilding | Life story | Whispers | Corona Virus |
We interrupt our program
to bring this important
Amid the chaos and confusion,
be on the lookout for a
a mambo moment,
where you suddenly break
into song and dance,
forget your cares,
live in the moment,
feel the rhythm of life.
A mambo moment often appears
out of nowhere, at the most
Those around may think
you lost your mind,
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 5:14 pm
Also by Vautaw:After the Pandemic | Love Looks Good on You | Modus Operandi | Maybe Next Time | Consumed | The Poetry King |
I was enjoying sitting in the garden, pondering the beauty and the timelessness of nature, compared to the fickleness and unreliability we see in our leaders and found myself writing a villanelle. First draft below – may yet be edited but I wanted to share it now.
Reminders of a life, a dream now torn
Scabia, flags and tulips, forget me nots
Behind the privet hedge a rolling lawn
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 3:37 pm
I believe the sun will rise again
All the negativities and the pain
Shall go down creeping another lane
Smiles and laughter shall come flowing in
Like ripples of joy blooming uphill
I believe my love shall return one day
All the gloom and doom put at bay
Happiness and merriment will be my say
Like waves of emotions flowering around hay
I believe the doors of go...
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 1:14 pm
Also by Juniper:I'm | What's the truth? | Set free | The bells🔔🔔 | Liberty | Loves labour pays well | Won't give up!! | Crumbling | Stitching anew | Thread of hope | Holding on | Feelings | These are few of the things | Randomized | Traumatic | Twisted | Lovely death! | Inspirational write | Flawed |
How free, flows the raging river
How free, float the clouds
How free, sways the luscious grass
How free, stand trees so proud
How free, swirls the playful wind
How free, tides ebb and flow
How free, the sunlight bathes the earth
How free, wild flowers grow
How free, the stars prick night with gold
How free, the moon that shimmers
How free, roam creatures of ...
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 12:25 pm
Also by Stephen W Atkinson:How it should bee... | Political Irrigation! | Her Last Dance | The Thief of Breath and Hugs (part 1) |
When the fire within me dies
And my spirit flies beyond the skies
To reach that unknown place that lies
Past earthly need of ears and eyes,
This much I know - this much is plain -
That I shall be but born again
To take my place in the timeless train
Of Creation's everlasting chain.
So, save your tears...your sad goodbyes
This breaking of familiar ties;
Be comforted by...
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 10:12 am
Also by M.C. Newberry:CONVICTION OF PURPOSE | MISS ME BUT LET ME GO | GRATITUDE | AS TIME GOES BY | A REMINDER TO BLM | WHEN YOU'RE OVER SEVENTY...WHO CARES? (2) | LAUGHTER LINES | WHEN YOU'RE OVER SEVENTY....WHO CARES? |
Confined to a tiny apartment
terrified of a viral threat
she rocks in her chair listening
to voices in the corridor
Who is going out?
To voices in the street
Who are they? Are they infected?
She turned off the TV months ago
when depression became too much to bear.
In the silence she waits
for the danger to pass
listening to the constant
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 9:27 am
Also by Nicola Hulme:Where Are The Rats To Race? | You’ll always Be My Friend (You Know Too Much!) | Know You Better |
She fell into a cycle of silence
It was so much easier than confrontations
Confrontations were complicated and biased
That guy's in my Spanish class
The "random" people are still here
They are intelligent and they relish
In it, bask in the glory of their
Exceptional casual conversation
I was one, but now I have grown
Silence is my policy, but not misery
I have my chil...
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 7:18 am
Also by Collin Pulmano:Shelton | Pain | Early-life Crisis | Along the Path | JPP (Jet Pep Poetry) 1 | HSP 14 | HSP 13 | HSP 12 | HSP 11 | HSP 10 | HSP 9 | HSP 8 | Washerwoman | HSP 7 | HSP 6 | Phone Numbers Page: HSP 5 | Panama City | Remember, remember | HSP 4 | HSP 3 | HSP 2 | Turtle : HSP 1 | Rough Day | Still a Mind-Killer |
Why are all the Selifish . Causing Disruption . Why so selfish It Hurts .
We only have one life and it Matters to Me. So why try and take it so we can't be free. No one knows how to kill or Cure these Horrors we are facing . No one can say When it will End . We know the know All's think they know Everything . They cause more bother than sense. We have to live with the Consiqensas No matter what...
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 6:24 am
Also by Wendy A Higson:Black Lives Do Matter But So Do All |
My heart is in hiding, wounded and bleeding.
Anger’s anesthesia is wearing off
and I can only get so numb,
but it’s never numb enough.
I cannot retreat far enough
into my dark comforter’s lifeless arms.
They no longer hold me like they once did,
no longer embrace me in the safety of shadows.
My lovers surround me
and gaze at me with cold, empty eyes.
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 4:52 am
Also by Shehariah:What of Us | We Walk to the Sun | Tension | Into the Unknown |
The world has gone from worse to worst
With people dying left and right
We know the cause but what's the cost
A dying race from an embrace
We hope that cure will come for sure
And see that worst will come to pass
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 2:57 am
Cometh the thief in a restless search
to steal your breath away.
Angels in white ward off the night
at the end of a precious day.
In dreams we sense this furtive beast
faceless with its lance
tripping the light fantastic
on its sly and sure advance.
So wear that mask, wash those hands
protect the NHS
for how long we can ward it off
is anybody's guess.
Monday 21st September 2020 10:43 pm
Also by ray pool:ENDING UP A VEGETABLE | STAY SAFE |
You need to play blue guitar at this interview Miss.
while sitting back to the sea
Put on your red shoes and dance to Nigel’s blue guitar
strangers humming the songs of tomorrow's vocals
Shadows of sinners dancing across the years
as Nigel's guitar gently weeps
the boom and the base of neighbours shouting from next door to turn the noise down
You won't believe what just h...
Monday 21st September 2020 10:12 pm
Cruising along in the gear of six
After dashing around and thriving in the mix
Slow down in third to take any knocks
But always being ready in the starting blocks
Looking over your shoulder is not always good
What’s past is gone and you know you should
Look straight ahead and concentrate
Don’t lose your nerve and hit the brakes
Focus on the things you see
Monday 21st September 2020 5:34 pm
Also by Rick Varden:That don’t impress me (very) much |
Not so infamous as ‘81
when Liverpool went feral
and anger blazed for nine whole days,
the riot of ‘85 arose
in Toxteth when someone
was stabbed and four men’s freedom hung in peril.
I didn’t know that then, although I was
stranded in the middle
thinking “What the fuckin’ fuck?!!”
In ‘85 there was a lack
of means to know the cause.
We had no internet to solve...
Monday 21st September 2020 3:26 pm
Love is peace
That burns with desire,
The passion can char your soul.
Love is free
And the payment required,
To give and to embrace a soul
Love is blind
It sees into your heart
At the kindness, the beauty within.
Love is hope
That despairs when we part
And yearns for your arms to return
Love is calm
It torments the head
It breaks and it shatters...
Monday 21st September 2020 3:08 pm
Also by Gary Cuming:For you |
Looks like they’re on crack
Dresses like the circus
Talks five times too fast
Probably escaped from prison
Frequently with coffee
Screaming now singing
Showing videos and cartoons
In hot water with administration
You wouldn’t work with them
But you’re in a union
Sorry- I wasn’t talking about them
I was describing you
Monday 21st September 2020 2:45 pm
Also by Robert C Gaulke:Brazil | I'm Crysexual | Meeting Her Needs | Coming Soon | What does freedom mean to you? | Who killed whom? | What the book wants | Sixty-Forty | What haunts you the most |
These days I feel a kinship with the four white walls,
Which guard my every move, every breath, every thought.
Observe how they close in on me, irked, distraught-
They make the world look small.
I speak to them in unfinished puzzles,
And superficial metaphors,
And subdued gurgles,
And defeated murmurs.
My words are nothing but a brook,
Whose melancholic babbles fill the chilly air.
Monday 21st September 2020 10:42 am
If I could close my eyes and meet you halfway, I would.
I'd find you in the middle of here and there and ignite conversation lasting late into the night.
In the midst of our subconscious we'll begin peeling off layers of ourselves until there's nothing left to discover.
I'd like to take your suffering in all it's raw beauty and paint it's colors across the sky.
You could be my catastrophic s...
Monday 21st September 2020 5:11 am
Also by Jordyn Elizabeth:Agoraphobia | Tempestuous | Tasting Temptation. | Frisson. | Rage | Kindred Strangers | Conquering Monster's |
Despite your unattractiveness
you are as sweet and sour as
the night - you are slit by the
paring knife separating your
many seeds - pandering as you
do to needs of sophisticated
taste. You are the lingering
song hovering on my tongue.
You are the gong of mystery,
dancing in my melodic mind
Monday 21st September 2020 12:43 am
Also by Philipos:REUNION |
The violent storm
has uprooted the last tree
standing high above
the hill top.
The singing of
the rustling leaves
is now silenced.
The emerald canopy
has curled into a
dead grey mass.
The eroded hill top
is now unsuitable
for sustaining life.
Sadly the magical
sight of unfurling
of buds and the
melodic sound of ...
Sunday 20th September 2020 10:24 pm
Also by Abdul Ahmad:Fall from grace | Floral dance |
There is a way in the window
I sit here thinking of them all
How to set myself free from the weight of it all
Is there time for it or am I just a glaze of dust in it all
I rather believe that time isn’t important
It’s just something that keeps us going
Time isn’t the problem it’s the value of it that controls us all
Sunday 20th September 2020 7:39 pm
Also by Destiny:Be aware | Love |
Salty sweat and nerves of steel
Faster my friends
let the copper
Spread his wings
Death, death, we are the widowmakers
the sing it out loud with an heart filled with pure passion
Laughing about death
by the pound
Sunday 20th September 2020 7:04 pm
Also by Rudyard Kooistra:Oppy wood | A losing battle | War is sick, 2005 | Totes Meer, part 2005 | Shipwreck by JMW Turner | No mirror | No Buchenwald | No fosfor | No shooting on may third | No Passchendaele | No more dead | No fighting Temeraire | No sides | No steam and speed | No totes meer | No wonder | No shining stars | No more heroes | No chance | No more mister nice guy | No life on Earth | No answer to give | No problem | No dutch/english | No swimming | No one knows | No death | No forest | No story | No one two | No one | No |
On a flowing river,
Crossing by the Mosis,
Trying to carry out a dozen of pain.
Felling again in your thoughts,
Smelling of the roses,
Standing by your side in your arms.
Would you like,
To me my life,
Crossing the might just for you.
Would you hold and be my soul,
Crossing the river that flows in you.
She said would you hold me,
God has just called me...
Sunday 20th September 2020 6:20 pm
Also by Bhavesh Ahalani:Breaking free | सफरनामा। | A fight to survive |
How that icicle shone, illuminated
for a while; ice melted, unremarked.
Out of reach of passing innocents
absorbed by the rainbow within.
It was a good life- it left no trace
on the world. The world can be thankful.
If it grew heavier it carried its own weight
before the drip, drip, drip of time
took away its burden.
Sunday 20th September 2020 6:18 pm
Also by Adam Whitworth:File Under The Wrong Heading | If I could Walk On Stilts | The Poet Speaks (To Himself) | Daylight Still | The Body Of Odysseus |
I sit before and listen to what's on TV.
Boris is spouting rubbish again I see.
He tells us to forget what he said before.
Boris has changed his mind once more!
But frankly by now I couldn't care less.
I don't see facts, just guess after guess.
Once Cummings told us his pack of lies.
And backed by Boris, surprise, surprise!
I decided I'd no longer be taken for a fool.
As different classes...
Sunday 20th September 2020 5:47 pm
Also by Mike Bartram:For PC Harper | Tir Na Nog | The First Day | Your Spell | I'm A Scouser | Lazy Day |
Today I typed ‘poetry’ into Google and clicked on the top search, and did so again a few times. Quite quickly I could see that what people want is short but deep poems about life. Says it all really.
Personally, I’d like to only write short but deep poems about life, and I think I could be happy for a while reading only short but deep poems about life.
I definitely could be happy reading ...
Sunday 20th September 2020 5:25 pm
Malaysian students raised on BBC
Fables of eternal stately homes
Tidy village greens, leather on willow
Regency costumes and croquet
Were astonished to find no one
Riding horses, twanging lutes or
Reading the Book of Common Prayer
In their malodorous Bradford slum
And even more surprised to find
Grey lunar rows of satellite dishes
Track-suited, feral drug de...
Sunday 20th September 2020 4:48 pm
Also by J F Keane:Another Yesterday | Tight Rabbit | The Magic Hedgehog | Do It! |
Ujjal Mandal, India
A poet is needed
to define the life,
as the poets measure
the length of life
practically as well as
Sunday 20th September 2020 4:46 pm
Also by Ujjal Mandal:Black is Gold | Dreaming like the River | Inside the Mask of Blackness | Beauty is Everywhere... | What is Pure Love? | If the Reality |
I know only this breeze on my cheek
I know nothing of the countless other faces you have caressed and bitten
I know nothing of the houses you have assaulted and battered
Or the seas you have stirred into tumult and storm
I don't know where you end or where you begin
I know you were blowing both treble and bass through bamboo pipes
Long before I came here
And you will be rustli...
Sunday 20th September 2020 3:28 pm
Masks of grief
Inside the chapel they stare back at me, blankly
eerily in alien unison
thirty faceless faces incognito
Some are shrouded in blue, antiseptic in appearance
others are black in a practical, washable material
occasionally there’s a soft bandana or a patterned attempt at prettiness
painted on the masks of grief
Sunday 20th September 2020 11:41 am
Fear looms quick,
As the great war comes a knocking again,
Raised from the hands of many,
Sister of King George V,
Arising to plunge a lance to the enemy,
The German Blitzkrieg comes,
Leaving her wanting,
Dogs of the sea,
They will meet their match,
Fear looms swift,
In the fog of war she strikes,
To sink the Kreigsmarine,
Glancing blows to Bismar...
Sunday 20th September 2020 7:01 am
Also by Chaston Nealy:Somnus | Kingsbane | Extremophile | Creation | Cronus and Zeus | A Game of Sorts |
It's been one full week now
I've suffered amnesia.
Strangers step up to me on crowded corners
and call me by name.
"Can we talk?"
So much of what we call luck
is caught up in the periphery
more so than from Nosy Parkers
who are by-products of deception
in this unfortunate sunlight.
On clear bright afternoons
one can hear the hiss
of the sun's surface crackling
solar flares eru...
Sunday 20th September 2020 2:29 am
Also by D.W. Hamilton:Sports on TV |
Saturday 19th September 2020 8:49 pm
Make my eyes turn to sandpaper
Watch me cry my rivers dry
Me lifeless, gasping for air
Grin at my dying breaths
And be the wind that makes my lungs
Balloon and burst
I am hanging by the last threads of my heartstrings,
So I beg, do as you will with me.
Saturday 19th September 2020 7:10 pm
Also by M3RK:Butterflies | Work of Art | In Stone |
The Layers of Age
I feel the layers of age as I draw each breath
every movement is a reminder of years past
I am crouched through frailty and surgery
my body aches intermittently with each twist and turn
Life is slowing down quite perceptibly
but I worry not about this inevitable process
My mind and soul are still invigored
temptation still attracts carnal desires
Saturday 19th September 2020 4:44 pm
Also by keith jeffries:A New Love | Shake off the Dust | Nothing is Lost |
When the one in front, hates you,
try to entrap you in every trap sew.
Is cruel, greedy and selfish bimbo,
Will you take the plunge in limbo?
Will you go against the waters new?
Can you love them, despite they hate you?
They fool you by being good in front,
but at the back, you know the venom grunt.
Arrogant, fraud, swindellers they are,
taking all your peace so far.
Saturday 19th September 2020 4:19 pm
Also by MANISHA SAINI:BEAUTIFUL IN YOUR OWN WAY! | WHEN MY HEART CRIES! | WHILE LOOKING AT THE MIRROR! | FAR FOREVER? | FROM SPRING TO AUTUMN... | THE THREE MUSKETEERS | JITTERS IN FETTERS! |
She was the woman that fought for the nameless
She was an icon too many
She was a trailblazer
She may not be here anymore
She should always be remembered
She fought for equal rights
She was the Notorious RBG
Saturday 19th September 2020 2:52 am
Also by Damon Blackery:Firefly Truth? | Life Story | Soy Sauce Flavor | Boys | The End Soon | No Smoking In The Coffee Shop | Light By Death | Words of The Waiting Man 35 | Attachment Anxiety |
Thoughts being to swirl deep within. Subconsciously my thoughts work endlessly, collecting stray fragments of information hoping to unlock part of a riddle.
All the while I lay in bed half awake and half asleep.
On the surface my train of thought seems non existent.
unable to focus or so I believe the truth is my mental capacity has reached its limit within me.
My daily routine...
Friday 18th September 2020 3:26 am
Also by Michael Rios:Self Control |
There are many mysteries and questions about the Bible
It's hard to know where to begin
Starting with the pictures of Adam and Eve
Why have belly buttons drawn in
Thursday 17th September 2020 11:56 pm
Also by Joe Marcello:UP THE HINDSIGHT | THE NUMBER 2 COMBO |
Riding the clouds of the turbulent skies -
clamourous hooves are your gathering voice,
mingling fast with your ominous cries -
thunder and lightning's your music of choice;
even in battle your honour not dies -
but in the land of the dead will rejoice.
Melded your flesh with the armour's cold metal,
skeletal features are twisted like sinew;
muffled the winds that the t...
Thursday 17th September 2020 9:48 pm
You have to move forward in the world
Because no one else will
Keep pushing yourself or time will remain still
Make efforts to get where you want to be
It’s not hard, all you have to do is believe
It won’t take just words, you need action
In life, doing nothing won’t have a reaction
All opportunities will pass by if you waste your time
You’re on a path to you futur...
Thursday 17th September 2020 8:15 pm
Also by Kiba Williams:Lovely Maiden | DejaVu | One and only Friend |
Mesmerizing she looked in that yellow attire
Captivating my heart she translated into a desire
My eyes were glued to her chiseled shape
Such were her curves that I felt seduction…
Bewitched I remained testimony to her youthful charm!
Those rosy lips of hers showcased a favor
Whatever she spoke looked like a flavor
All through my thoughts I kept thinking
Peeping at her,...
Thursday 17th September 2020 1:12 pm
Also by Neilkanth:Incestuous Mind! | Ode To A Naughty Teacher |
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE
(For John Lewis 1940-2020)
When Dr King led the March on Washington in 1963
You were the youngest leader to address the crowd
And you died the last remaining speaker,
Eighty years old with strength and individuality
Acquired slowly and painfully;
The still visible baton scars
From freedom bus rides
And other peaceful protests
Thursday 17th September 2020 11:46 am
Fires seething, breathing, spewing forth
Molten vulgarities unto this earth,
Feeding on the despair and indifference of
A society that has rid itself of all those things
Which are true and good,
Nothing is intolerable anymore, for the flames
Have consumed all, beggar and borrower alike,
And smothered nature's sight,
For the heart which cannot see shall be mute to
All that could open...
Wednesday 16th September 2020 11:49 pm
Also by E-Rock:Again | How It Ends | Love Lost | Cutting the Strings |
Whipped by a raging virus.
You could have contained it.
Weeping for America.
Today the virus is forgotten.
Wednesday 16th September 2020 10:16 pm
Also by Sally Clearwater:Gone |
Not for me another love
like choking fear
It will not budge
I dare not blink
for it now seems
by choosing drink
I dwell in dreams
I grind to bits
my words and teeth
when searching through
to lift above
what lay beneath
all that broken masonry.
words and foto T Carrolly
Wednesday 16th September 2020 7:57 pm
The five, physical senses of animals:
Sound, sight, smell, touch, taste,
Excite fight or flight
For survival of the individual and the pack.
Or they invite association, sexual mating,
For continuance of the species.
We humans with our superior brains
Take our senses well beyond the physical
Into the broad sphere of emotion,
Which we call our 'feelings',
Wednesday 16th September 2020 4:45 pm
You know that song by John Lennon whatver gets you thru the night well this small story tells of a good little creature that helps me get through these almost apocalyptic days and nights.
I'll never forget the day I got mi cat, they let her out the little carry box and she walked on my coffee table, then she wondered off so casual like an estate agent checking out my flat. Into every roo...
Wednesday 16th September 2020 9:47 am
Also by Shaun Fallows:31 THOUSAND THOUGHTS AND COUNTING | THE PROMINENCE OF THE PENCIL WIZARD |
I'm not going to be the one who fix it this time
Or try to keep it together
I'm not going to be the cause of more problems
Or try to break it apart
I'll let it just be the way it is
And if you want it this way lets stay this way
You do you
And I'll be me
Wednesday 16th September 2020 5:38 am
like the wind
Tuesday 15th September 2020 9:39 pm
Also by cindylee loucks:STRANGER THAN FICTION | IN STREAM |
Putting Out the Lamp
In the dusk of early evening, one day,
I awakened from a belated nap,
And came to find nobody back home yet,
Only the wall-lamp flickering away.
I, the child, quickly getting quailed,
Started to run away from the dark haunted place,
But soon stopped for looking backward
For some reasons I couldn't quite understand.
Probably it was the ...
Tuesday 15th September 2020 2:36 pm
Season of crimson blossoms,
Nature sprouts in seconds,
Signs of a shriveled harvest.
Happiness like a stone,
Is tossed into an ocean,
How do we begin to break the kernel of our silence?
Or find a costume that fits this madness.
Going forward a pit lies ahead,
Returning is a walk through the shadow of death,
So we stand shivering
Like a crucify on the neck of a hanged ...
Tuesday 15th September 2020 10:28 am
We’ve journeyed down to short-sleeved Chertsey
for my sister-in-law’s 60th birthday.
Get there early, 7.30, suitably thirsty,
knowing few of these middle-class, middle-aged bodies,
I’m wondering how I shall get my jollies,
take a leap of faith, and I’m exchanging volleys
with this bald-headed guy, big scar on his forehead.
We’ve talked of favourite bands and beers,
Tuesday 15th September 2020 9:48 am
Also by penguin:Fake News |
The clanking compound of the brewery
– where Dad did casual shifts,
when building work was scarce –
is buried now beneath the floors
of a multi-storey car park
and chat that drifts across
from cappuccino pavements.
Born to a scant inheritance
of rushy Sligo acres, my dad was bred
like his brothers to follow the work,
sending remittances home
from London, Readi...
Monday 14th September 2020 6:53 pm
Also by David Cooke:Ascendants | (untitled) |
noise maddening cracked turquoise
or thoughts birds with
wings threading light high
dark air waving on the breaks
the mortal colours drifting with each leap
the blurs a thousand lives gambled.
Monday 14th September 2020 5:39 pm
Also by Kealan Coady:The Right Shadow |
With every flicker
There lies a silent note ..
Of a spark
That will ignite the hope..
Of dreams fulfilled..
Of promises sealed..
Of lives beginnings..
Of sweet endings..
Of aspirations taking wings..
Of twilight that now makes you sing..
The golden ray, bleak as it may be ..
Radiates in itself..
A sign of life..
Waiting for that surge of power..
To ultimately light up the tower..
Monday 14th September 2020 3:23 am
Also by Shrawani Sen:My Furry Friend |
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
sometimes I feel like a ghost in the room
a passerby on your commute
a pawn in your scheme
I wish I really knew who you were
what you like about me
what you liked about him
and how I can make your thoughts only be of me
and if my time will be up soon
what happens when even a ghost is no longer needed
and when did I go wrong
what do I love about you...
Sunday 13th September 2020 2:53 am
There she was sitting in her chair
The passage of time seen in her gray hair
She sits not in a chair on a throne of honor
Tea cookies and lemonade the silent child ate
Cookies salty-sweet this is how she will grow to be
Lemonade just enough tart you can see it from her heart
Words of wisdom in a melodious feminine tone
Encouraging us to rise up and tell me ...
Sunday 13th September 2020 1:13 am
Also by Thomas Dooley:LIFE IS | FATHER AND MOTHERS / BROTHERS AND DAUGHTERS | MANTRA FOR ME |
I - Trains
I pass the Sunday gardens,
keeping vigil by narrow factory aisle,
summoning auburn sky and smoke-salt;
then trace the river to its end
to wait, empty-handed on pebbled beach.
The blue sky rips, wallpaper,
with trumpets and cymbals, and bodies
bullet-sped 'cross countless arches.
There I am with you,
the outside world a postbox slit, as
we brace the walls...
Saturday 12th September 2020 3:28 pm
It's lined with naked branches whipped thin by the howling of gales,
From its mouthing of spittle to unforgettable, unforgivable contempt,
Shouting longing and loud at losing bets, the torn up ticket fails
To subdue the call of next time, the next day; gathering, crowding, rent
By Metropolitan Police on horseback, pale geldings rear in fright,
Saturday 12th September 2020 2:12 pm
Also by Chris Hubbard:Desperation Road |
The ocean calms me
supports me when I need to sail
Powerfully, it won’t hesitate
to remind me of my place
or comfort me when I fail
Its waves sing along in time
mirroring my mood
or challenging me to improve
We laugh in the shallows
or toil through the depths
almost always perfectly in step
Every day is beautiful
a work of heart
The muse of my life;...
Saturday 12th September 2020 1:46 pm
Also by Tom Alexander:Bury Me At Sea | Ghost Café |