Nicola Beckett on BANANAS
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I know that, strictly speaking, the Magi, are still on camel back following a star but I also know everyone is bored with the story by epiphany so here is my final Christmas related poetry blog. Courage, doubt, fear and wonder, in the story of the Magi. What had they been part of? Like us, they wondered whether ‘this was a future they wanted to know’…...
Tuesday 29th December 2020 12:35 pm
The sun was supposed to save me
Erase the dark
Outside and inside
I waited patiently
and I was determined
Trusting my everlasting assumtion
That that thing will come
Take the pain away
It would just take time
The time of waiting
Biding in the dark
The aching anticipation in the cold
All of a sudden
Seems oh so sweet
Once the alleged change appears
But nothing changes
Monday 9th November 2020 12:34 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
afraid of the dark
afraid of the dark
but only at night
the light of day
afraid of nothing
except a nest of
or poison ivy
at night he would
run in the dark
always afraid of
what was following
about what might
he did not want
Monday 28th September 2020 10:18 pm
eight limbs lower so small and afraid,
a two limbed child chases your dance,
dragging their feet and fate to you,
but your step to a web is slow,
to small to catch the beat of their murder,
might they show mercy and turn it down?
for you to dance in silence.
Monday 28th September 2020 11:57 am
After the pandemic,
I hope we remove our masks,
find more reasons to smile,
have more patience,
keep the faith,
help each other however we can.
remember what we're here for,
live, laugh, love.
I hope you find strength
to move your mountains,
courage to carry on,
seize every opportunity
to live the After now.
Sunday 20th September 2020 4:26 pm
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
Seeing the beautiful sky,
From my dead eyes.
Wondering the beauty in the holy night,
Dark was the only colour which helps me to hide.
Hiding my sadness my sorrows my fear my cries,
Trying my best to keep the face with smile.
My hobbies,my joy, my emotions were becoming day by day a bit fewer,
Now I am just existing in the world, can't even face myself in the mirror.
Monday 7th September 2020 6:58 pm
What I am is wrong,
This is not me,
The entire sum of my life has led me to this fact,
I cannot be who I was, nor who I am,
Not even who I am trying to be,
The end is but a heartbeat away,
And there it will begin,
Life lived as a puppet,
Is life ruled by the puppeteer,
Cut the strings,
To fall to the ground by your own hand,
And then rise of your own accord,
Is what I long for,
Tuesday 1st September 2020 11:17 pm
Hunger hides in the schools
Hunger hides in the uneducated
Hunger hides in a child's mind
Why should this be a political fight
We are not asking for a feast, just a little something to eat.
Sadness hides in the home
Sadness hides in the room
Sadness hides in the man on the streets
Don't want to run in your circle anymore.
Want to take that straight line le...
Wednesday 19th August 2020 11:46 am
You think that your losing me
But I’m losing part of you
You think that your hurting me
But it’s me who’s hurting you
You think you can save me
But it’s hard for you to do
Because I cause so much agony
And it’s me doing that to you
I fear for the future
I fear that you will leave
It feels you’ve lost the sparkle
And no longer believe
I know you reassure me
And there’s things you n...
Thursday 30th July 2020 9:47 am
I once saw a wolf in the woods
Felt the cold glare of its emerald eyes
I was alone and defenseless
Because I was just a child
But wolf showed me mercy
Like a noble king and not a dictator
And left me with a warning never to return to his forest again
I once saw a wolf in a zoo
His foggy eyes week and winded on mine
I stood tall but ashamed
Thursday 30th July 2020 7:22 am
Freedom is a common term
it’s often said but seldom seen
the idea is easy to get
but hard to grasp
that’s what it’s all about
if you reach for it
you will never get close
accept the fact that you can’t catch it
the hurrier you go
the more you get left behind
it was always right here
it ain’t hard to find
somewhere between the boundaries of life
Saturday 25th July 2020 10:06 am
I've got some secrets I admit, but who are you to decide if this is as far as I'll get? I don't want to pass with my pride out of reach but I also really want to no longer fucking breathe
Nail all the images I try to escape from along the lining of my mind. Then manifest each one into what I truly fear inside.
Shedding my skin just to slide back into the same disguise I thought I'd destroyed...
Wednesday 24th June 2020 4:39 pm
Unknown eyes watching
Religious tolerance found wanting
Stops the spread
Of disease and death
Tuesday 23rd June 2020 2:03 pm
Hurdling moral barriers,
past caution flags of life,
towards red lights,
to feel alive,
in your second brain,
through collapsed veins,
lost in the now,
while consequences growl,
like a tornado.
Tuesday 16th June 2020 10:51 pm
I have never felt so alone
As the time spent in November fogs
When I was not yet in my teens
Wrapped in heavy clothes
With hat down low
And scarf around my face
Cut off from the world
By this dense yellowing cloud
Unable to see more than a few feet
In front of you
And the hollow muffled sound
Of someone heading towards you
All other backgro...
Saturday 23rd May 2020 12:57 pm
Strange times but
What if this is a precursor?
We look to scientists yet
They're human too.
All we all in the dark
All of us being softened up?
Do others watch and wait while we
Kid ourselves in
Is this what a guinea-pig in a
Laboratory feels like?
It was a virus that saw off the
By all means panic but
In case they come in for t...
Tuesday 12th May 2020 11:17 am
We let him in
And he stayed
He had been pleading
Wanting somewhere to stay
At first we thought he was just like all the others
Some fly-by-night who would be here then gone
He wanted to hang around
He was everywhere
He made us change our daily routine
He was probably in the kitchen (and we w...
Thursday 30th April 2020 11:54 am
That scary thing won’t happen.
Reject it; stand against it.
Get in its face, like a boss.
Break its nose; then laugh at its blood.
Has the worst thing come to pass?
How many times in your life?
That anxiety demon;
kills us a thousand times, before death.
I will pray about it now.
I will believe I am safe.
I will trust that I am free
I will give love, and love some more...
Friday 10th April 2020 8:11 am
Stuck on replay
Wrote a letter
Scribbled on a few pages
Just to fall into the crevices
Of my heart
Words missing to a story untold
About two strangers afraid
To see what might unfold
Wednesday 8th April 2020 3:17 pm
Who will close the last door?
A virus brings you in prison.
But fear is the real disease,
Panic and Hysteria
Cause all the symptoms.
It gives the powerful more power
And the lonely ones
Isolation is not healthy,
Fears just make us sick.
Go out and live,
Don't read the news
And you will stay healthy.
©️ By Magical whispers
Thursday 12th March 2020 11:44 am
Sunday 9th February 2020 2:04 am
How many times must I rinse off the moon
And unpeel the stars from my skin?
Have someone ask what were you drinking?
How many times must I try clinging to lamp lights?
Try configuring keys into shining beacons?
I cannot see in the dark
Yes, blackouts steal my sight
But when finished,
I wake up feeling feverish
And fear ferments and festers
The night can be sticky
Monday 13th January 2020 2:41 pm