Poetry Blogs (2020, Life)
Nicola Beckett on BABIES (39 minutes ago)
I am from water.
I am from breath.
I am from body.
I am from blood.
I am from heart.
I am from thought.
I am from life.
Thursday 31st December 2020 6:21 am
The past is haunting:
scars, seeping wounds.
The present is daunting:
deadly viruses, illness, disease,
affecting everything - livelihood,
The future is uncertain:
We ask why:
gleaning truth from ...
Sunday 27th December 2020 7:38 pm
My wish this Christmas
is faith replaces fear.
Loneliness gives way
in open air.
Loss is not in vain.
Love spreads faster
than a pandemic train.
Glimpses of paradise
in every day life,
remind us why
we are alive.
# # #
What’s your ...
Friday 25th December 2020 2:02 pm
There is no greater possession than life.
No greater prize than life.
What greater gift have we received than life?
Life in the moment, and in all its moments.
More than money
let me be certain that I spend this life well and wisely.
Whatever bargains I may make
let me not under-rate the coin with which I barter, precious seconds.
But give me wisdom to know the folly
of treating l...
Saturday 19th December 2020 8:45 am
He was not really special
Just an ordinary guy
I guess you’d call him
An ex-army man
He took everything in his stride
He was a positive guy
He was happy to help: He rarely said
Throughout his life
He took it all on the chin
When things were hard he worked his way through
He never asked why
He was easy going: he’d go with t...
Friday 18th December 2020 2:31 pm
What is it about you that captivates me,
leaves my heart with a gaping hole.
You stay at bay,
but your muse has much to say.
Your poetic love shines,
creating a portal in time.
We share a cosmic kiss,
before falling into life’s abyss.
what the mind forgets.
Friday 18th December 2020 5:55 am
Poetry, heavy words for all souls that want to be free,
it's the burning sun above the dead trees with no leaves,
saluting all the real ones and the OGs that people ought to be,
running wild chained thoughts with no minds is what they seek,
watching people burn from the white fire trying to flee,
as the damned creatures banned from Heaven have nothing left but to go down on their kn...
Thursday 17th December 2020 8:50 pm
California or bust.
Cruising the Mother Road,
guided by Arizona skies.
Soaring with the Eagles,
ZZ Top, and Dr. Hook.
Laughing with hitchhikers,
like long-lost friends.
Waving out the window,
to Albuquerque wind.
Strawberry wine, french kisses,
love on the horizon.
Smell of freedom,
between dust and rain.
Life never felt so Grand,
Wednesday 16th December 2020 2:59 am
What if we could have no doubt
What if we could all just look at this world through a child’s eyes
What if we could share our life’s without being judged
Let energies meet and collide
Trust that people won’t hurt you
Trust that people won't see you for the crazy human you are but instead for the new beautiful soul you’ve become
Monday 14th December 2020 3:04 am
I wish I never had to sleep
A vigil I would gladly keep
About your bed.
I'd watch you breathing out and in
Your eyelids gently fluttering
As if you dreamt.
You will not always be so close
That I can watch you in repose
Life takes such speed.
And now it is I most regret
The frailty that makes us forget
Moments like these.
Sunday 13th December 2020 10:30 am
Oh my soul must have dropped litter in heaven
Here in earth, on Earth, on earth I am bound.
Oh my soul,
Why did you drop litter in heaven?
Now on earth, with earth, by earth I am ground.
Oh my soul
Rise, strive, and soar to heaven
Redeemed, relieved, rebound.
Friday 11th December 2020 2:34 am
Living beneath the wind,
How easy it is not to reach for the stars.
But sleeping beneath the moon,
How can we not yearn?
Touched by infinity,
Where do we place the next step?
Conscious of eternity,
We must ever go on.
In all of this grandeur, I should feel so small.
Soaking it into every pore,
In all this variety, I must seem so dull.
Watching the intricacy,
Tuesday 8th December 2020 10:25 am
Seeing the shadow in vision
Getting feared of what the great poison
Hiding out back to the scratch
Tired of being what they're interpreted
To be looked up in the sun
To be puked in deep water run
To be lost in relief distance
I was fight,
But no lights were made
So where is is heading through wind?
Passing it off to be betrayed and seen
That soak tree's been relied on
As this volt i...
Monday 7th December 2020 5:02 pm
In the deserted island of my mind,
cotton candy memories float by,
followed by fog and bomber planes,
raining shrapnel of a painful past
and Nostradamus future.
I am tempted to retreat,
among the trees,
where no one can find me.
Give up my majestic seat
on the sandy shores of time.
Boldly I remain,
sheltered in plain sight,
like a hermit crab,...
Sunday 6th December 2020 6:57 pm
The shadow strewn floor
revealed nothing but
the caricature of her outer lie
Inside was far, far darker
Shadows of shadow
The precipice to a great, voracious hollow
into which I fell
Where bone-fused gondolas
upon icey streams
surged ripples to my slowly decaying heart
But while it still pulsed
There was hope
And all we really have, in a worl...
Saturday 5th December 2020 5:18 pm
[ ] Murder is to death; killing is for a thrill.
[ ] Souls corrupted broken with no will .
[ ] Life is revelant, so death let life live.
[ ] Death we must all face that's the deal.
[ ] Written in stone, stamped, & sealed.
[ ] Heart corroded body is ill.
[ ] Slowing heart beat the flesh is chill.
[ ] Heart stops to a sudden still.
[ ] Welcome to the Grim Reap...
Monday 30th November 2020 6:04 am
I was out walking today
Trying to clear my head
After a morning of too much study, Twitter
On the way to town, listening to jazz
I tried to slow down my mind
Counting flat, fallen autumn leaves
Making words from number plates
Avoiding kids on their bikes.
I came out of Boots with
My blue sweets for the weekend
And stopped for a double espresso.
Sunday 29th November 2020 8:52 pm
Life may not be perfect
But sadness isn’t worth it,
And no matter how bad it gets,
Or whatever the world may expect
I’m not done hoping yet.
I could weep, I could cry
But what would that buy?
Another moment of misery?
Or instead I could smile
And then at least I’d be lifted.
And life may not be great
But happiness shouldn’t wait
So no matter what
I’ll enjoy what I’ve got
I’m not ...
Sunday 29th November 2020 6:29 pm
The past, the present and the future are always changing,
There’s nothing in this world that stays unchanged.
What we remember, where we are and what we might become
Are like shifting clouds no people see the same.
So do not ask me where I think I am going,
And do not ask me where I think I have been.
Don’t enquire how I think I might be feeling,
I don’t and can’t know even who I am.
Saturday 28th November 2020 5:36 pm
I can feel you,
thick in my throat,
threatening to consume me,
slithering through my mind and body,
wielding your alpha power,
making me weak.
I curse you, drown you,
in sunshine and sweet elixirs,
but you refuse to leave.
I am stronger than you think.
I order you and your invisible army
of pain, heartbreak, misery,
away from my cosmic energy.
I did not manifest you.
Wednesday 25th November 2020 4:28 pm
[ ] See the red flags and watch who & what you in your life you allow.
[ ] A smile can be a frown upside down.
[ ] The energy vampires brings what appears as holy water only to watch you drown.
[ ] They see your King/Queen royalty & they want your crown.
[ ] You may not see them peeping, lurking, spying, but they're around.
[ ] They're studying you lowkey up & down, hair f...
Monday 23rd November 2020 11:58 am
I’ve no idea what I’m doing here
Of course, it could just be an accident of fate
But it would be kind of nice
if someone could just tell me straight.
As an example of the human race
I’m feeling pretty good
Well, I’ve got a roof above my head,
And the blood
That keeps going round and round
Takes the oxygen to my head
Or so it’s been said
Saturday 21st November 2020 5:50 pm
[ ] You're a friend through thick & thin with a heart full of gold & diamonds within.
[ ] A true friend whose honor I would always defend.
[ ] A true friendship I hope will never end.
[ ] I pray to the universe you will always ascend.
[ ] A helping hand for you I will always lend.
[ ] Divided we fall & together we win.
[ ] I was truly blessed by the universe with a w...
Friday 20th November 2020 7:59 pm
Get your affairs in order,
a familiar voice whispered
out of the blue.
Thanks for the warning,
but there is nothing
left to do.
No lingering love,
no financial strings,
no unsung songs.
Only one request, if I may.
Can we skip the drama?
I prefer a peaceful,
transfer of power.
Friday 20th November 2020 4:33 pm
On a cold winter's night
They sat, hand in hand
Ravaged by time
Old in design
In a digital age
Still in analogue love
Upon a wireless hub
Sitting on a park bench
Beneath a full moon
At the end of their time
Bodies poised to resign
As frost gathers around
They glisten as one
Old parchment defined...
Thursday 19th November 2020 3:49 pm
[ ] Even through the deep pain, shame, regret & great sorrow.
[ ] Keep well living there is always a tomorrow.
[ ] Fight! Go towards the light, not the dark road.
[ ] We know the burden is heavy on you & has a strong hold.
[ ] And it's not and easy thing to defeat or let go.
[ ] Beware of your health it's taking on a great toll.
[ ] I can feel the negative vibratio...
Thursday 19th November 2020 7:51 am
[ ] What is wrong & what is right?
[ ] What is it to live & what is it to die?
[ ] Heaven is to glory; hell is to fry.
[ ] Good is telling truth; evil is to lie.
[ ] Manipulation & deceit takes one life.
[ ] It creates tension sharper than a knife.
[ ] Hatred everywhere & of course strife, but evil feels good and I ask why?
[ ] Is it the free will to kill? Or t...
Wednesday 18th November 2020 11:32 am
Protect me from this life.
The ailments of the things around me.
Set me free into the sky,
Shine light in the darkness that surrounds me.
I'm one man against the world,
Sometimes it seems hard to bear.
Sometimes I prayed,
But only the Devil responded,
And God wasn't there.
I fell deep into the pits,
Both alcohol and substance abuse.
The devil talking to me,
From this bottle im drinking...
Monday 16th November 2020 12:57 pm
You my moon light,
Lit my world ablaze.
Spoke truth into my soul.
Pushed me to realise my dreams.
To conquer, my lifes goals.
You my sweet,
The reason to my days.
The purpose to my smiles,
The shelter from hailing rain.
My human form, of many desires.
Where are you now?
You my medusa,
Froze me stone cold.
Unable to move,
Until I had to let you go.
Closure, I never had.
Closure, I t...
Sunday 15th November 2020 1:36 pm
Life is like the smallest flower
Stretching for some sun
When all the bigger ones devour
All it could become
Sunday 15th November 2020 1:30 pm
Moving on to a new chapter, time is passing even faster. Upwards and away from the usual disaster.
All alone and gonna make it, this unfornate cycle I'm gonna break it. All the bliss I'm gonna take it, no longer have to fake it.
I'm me and I'm free, time is mine and I'll let it be. I don't need love and I don't need praise. The past was only an unlucky phase. Life is confusing I've always been...
Friday 13th November 2020 10:40 pm
Roses were never within her
Just the cloying fragrance of Lilies
Emanating from every pore and ethereal breath
Moss befriending her like an earthly blanket
Comforting her cold, dead bones
Flesh decaying to fertilizer
for sprouting fungi:
Tempting flavoursome morsels of meaty bouquet
Take one, whispers the breeze
Persuaded by gentle winds that prickle sk...
Thursday 12th November 2020 6:00 pm
“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” ~ Leonard Cohen
Halloween frightens my inner child
who is afraid of masked men,
being alone in the dark,
daggers to the heart,
a body aging too soon,
but the hollow night
gives way to a full moon rising
and a million stars to wish upon,
ushered by angels beaming light
Sunday 1st November 2020 1:38 am
Have you ever seen seahorses fly?
They have wings you know.
Like us, seahorses flow
wherever they want to go.
They do it by camouflage,
we do it by pen.
With ink, even virtually,
we can create a world of our choosing,
one where everyone gets along,
no sadness, no suffering.
Smiling, dancing, singing...
A love story for the ages,
one that defies space and time,...
Thursday 29th October 2020 3:23 pm
From the windswept clifftop
She could see below
Far below into the cove
Where lay, a body upon the sand
And, dragged by tide,
A waving hand
It swayed like the branch
Of a wind-laden tree
Come to me
Oh come to me!
A breath of chill
Now, caressed her skin
Whilst staring down at the cove
And the figure within
And upon her grasped
Wednesday 28th October 2020 5:37 pm
Is there a poem or song to describe the melancholy that washes over me, unexpectedly?
One to suppress or express, dark desires
to put myself first, at all costs.
Let my needy family
fend for themselves,
betray those that have betrayed me,
including my own body.
Throw my arms up in despair,
one more time,
take a deep breath,...
Sunday 25th October 2020 7:56 pm
Dreams are such strange creatures
Presenting vivid or
They steep your mind
Where past & present
I'm in the woods
'neath a gnarly tree
Where friends of old
run wild & free
Friends who now rest
as soil or ash
Or who simply faded
into time's elapse
But, I'm standing there
Friday 23rd October 2020 5:04 pm
Another crisp Autumn morning.
I wake before dawn,
hoping I won't think of you,
but I do. I always do.
Though you are not with me,
I feel you, in the brisk breeze,
spreading golden leaves,
on sacred ground.
Thursday 22nd October 2020 5:54 pm
Flow with me,
past stormy seas of isolation,
fear, dis-ease... to an
island of peace and harmony.
Flow with the Eagles,
past winds of regret, mistakes,
shame... to the mountaintop of
Flow with the lyrical Doctor,
past pain, loneliness, despair...
to healing waterfalls where wishes
Wednesday 21st October 2020 9:24 pm
Come look inside my cooking pot
It's full of children you forgot
Upon the streets, so cold & wet
I steal away their rancid breath
Then grind them down to fit my pot
And heat it up so very hot
Then feed them to the homeless ones
Who gobble them up with such aplomb!
My good deed done, I crawl back home
And slither upon my thorny throne
And there I wait wi...
Monday 19th October 2020 8:56 pm
Below the shining ceiling spanned above
Inside the tiny loges spread around
A young girl with her mother sitting down
Is waiting the beginning of the play.
She’s wearing a new dress she bought last week
With fancy haircut that she likes so much
And rising from her seat with prying eyes
She wants to see it all, to hear it all.
Two ladies speaking loudly behind her,...
Saturday 17th October 2020 9:32 pm
One day I looked
inside my head
And there I found
words left unsaid:
So, I put haste in the waste
Told No to go!
Put a lid on bid
Locked hate in a crate
Gave shout a clout (until it ran out)
Got rid of never, forever
I'd like to think
That what remained
In all of us
Friday 16th October 2020 5:53 pm
How do you know what’s old? How do you know if it’s too old? People will ask “can it feel new again?” because it’s human nature. It’s human nature to hold on to what we love, and what made us feel loved. But in the end, when you look back on it, that feeling changes. History is a process. It’s a process of knowing where you’ve been, why you’re holding on to it, and when to let it go. I used to thi...
Friday 16th October 2020 2:55 am
Instead of inhaling
doom and gloom,
let’s take a walk
in the woods,
play hide and seek
among willow trees,
Feel the sun rejuvenate our soul,
Become one with dirt and rain,
bathe in the healing fluid from mother nature’s veins,
just what the doctor ordered.
Monday 12th October 2020 1:27 am
do you ever wonder about another life
you live it in your dreams
you keep drawing it in your mind
could the grass be greener there
the sky always blue
could this other life
be made for you
Saturday 10th October 2020 3:01 pm
The Black voice is electrifying.
Bringing forth worlds never imagined,
From dominions in Africa to mystical spheres unheard of.
Telling tales of majestic beings, kings, queens and the simple Black girl next door.
The Black voice. Telling Black stories.
We need Black literature because it shows
That our stories matter.
That our histories are worth sharing.
Thursday 8th October 2020 1:26 pm
As I stare out this window
down to the little people of the world
I wonder and wish
what if i was the beautiful tall girl with the blonde curls?
can I see into her soul?
by staring out this tear streaked window?
can I have her life?
and trade her these frightening memories that float around in limbo...
shes so radiant and thin
Everything that I am sadly not
Thursday 8th October 2020 10:03 am
I am the hunter of whispers.
I am the gatherer of brothers and sisters.
I am wind beneath wings, soaring in a summer sky.
I am the chiseled smile.
I am sparkles on snow.
I am a symphonic echo.
I am the horns and halo.
I am afterglow.
I am the you everyone wants to know.
I am everywhere you go.
I am the aha of heartbreak.
I am gamma rays beaming through dark days.
I am ...
Tuesday 6th October 2020 5:58 pm
Sunday 4th October 2020 7:33 pm
the moon knows more than us
its hard to love her.
it’s hard to love the person your mother sees you to be.
it’s fun to love you.
pretty to love someone like the moon does.
there are no words on my mind nor my tongue, yet i speak to you, no clearer than two minutes younger.
if we stay beneath these sheets, the day will fade
and your wondrous lips will move u...
Saturday 3rd October 2020 7:30 pm