Poetry Blogs (2020, peace)
When I close my eyes, that is peace.
When I breathe out, that is peace.
That is peace when I open my eyes,
And when I breathe in
That is peace.
When I sit down, that is peace.
When I am silent, that is peace.
That is peace when I stand up,
And when I speak to others
That is peace.
When I sleep, that is peace.
When I choose to dream, that is peace.
That is peace when I wake up,
Thursday 17th December 2020 10:57 am
Narcissus creatures surround me.
Vultures, pecking at my serenity.
Testing my resolve.
Threatening to consume me.
Daring me to break free,
from a doomed mentality.
Do I close my eyes to injustice
permeating our atmosphere,
like The Great Smog?
I spread my Phoenix wings.
Rise above the toxic darkness.
Bring forth healing light.
Spread peace, kindness, love.
Never give up ...
Thursday 10th December 2020 3:49 pm
Image courtesy of Marilylle Soveran and Flickr; Creative Commons.
Hard to believe that it's December and we're coming to the end of a year that has presented many challenges. In the Christian tradition, candles are lit for Advent, representing hope, love, joy, peace, and the light of the world. This year we're waiting for vaccines, an end to lockdowns and tiers and I've tried to ...
Friday 4th December 2020 3:38 pm
Give me grace as a tree…
Give me power as the leaf…
And the friendship of the grass
If I fall.
I wouldn’t mind if I
Had the freedom of the sky,
And the warmth of the sunlight
On the earth.
Give me a song as the sea…
Play me music like the breeze…
And the comfort of the silence
Of the night.
I will not mind at all.
I will be one part of it all.
And rejoice at the splendour
Of the ...
Friday 27th November 2020 4:18 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
I’ve written you 1000 letters
I’ve waited for you 365 days
I’ve prayed to God a million prayers
But I realized now it is all insane
I realize now it was all in vain
I get scared to think of no longer loving you
I get so scared that I pray for another way
I pray that God makes me see that everything’s ok
Love isn’t forever
Love doesn’t always stay
Wednesday 11th November 2020 4:26 am
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
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
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
A solitary pigeon perches on a telegraph pole
And sings her call.
Other than that, the world is quiet.
The constant rush of rubber on tarmac
Has finally ceased.
Gone, the mechanical birds, bees and bugs
Filling the air with their droning busyness.
The warm wind has dropped,
Hushing the rustling.
And even the neighbourhood dogs respect the silence,
Wednesday 19th August 2020 1:51 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
Shallow waters seldom hide the blackened sand below
Rocks and land, erodes in tides, defiled by ebb and flow
The calmest waters, clouded up, by a river built on lies
The purest shores, shrouded over, engulfs an isle that cries
The years weep past, the time goes by, the waters seldom turn
Every second bleeds, through wasted lives, the oceans start to burn
As memories close an...
Tuesday 11th August 2020 8:25 am
Can we be brave and kind,
Strong enough to speak our mind?
Can we be mindful of the words we say,
As we go about our busy day?
I challenge you to try this week,
to reflect on every word you speak.
Will you be kind and gentle with yourself and others?
Friends, strangers, sisters and brothers.
Sunday 26th July 2020 9:55 pm
Your soul song is addictive,
makes love evergreen.
Peace flows through my veins,
amidst a world gone mad.
Play on, in the misty starlight
of my mind.
Sunday 26th July 2020 6:23 pm
Wednesday 8th July 2020 1:21 am
Thursday 25th June 2020 4:34 am
Our home, a pale blue dot in the vastness of universe's untouched beauty, a tiny, spherical world, afloat in a immensity of space and time. Here for a moment, and then we're leaving for the eternity. In the school of mortality we learn to acrobat over the abyss.
Tuesday 9th June 2020 11:14 am
An orange morning,
a fresh aromatic air,
and a cup of coffee
might make you crazily cool.
The multi-colour roses,
a lush-green garden,
and the love-filled people
might sway you in a romantic realm.
The dark clouds,
and a forked lightning
might throw you in a scary field.
The bad guys,
an evil thought,
and the black habits
might drive you glum and burri...
Wednesday 3rd June 2020 8:04 am
In a world that is broken and full of crime and hate
There are people who still have faith
Faith that can move mountains and make things well
There are people who believe with all their heart that things can heal
They believe that with faith anything and everything is possible
Through pain, death, and brokeness we must always remember to have a little bit of FAITH
Let God take th...
Monday 1st June 2020 7:27 pm
"I can't breathe."
How those words
now haunt me.
of the curse
I want no part
of this evil plan,
man against man.
Let me stowaway
with paper and pen
until we get past
to a safe place,
rules the land,
where we can
Monday 1st June 2020 1:50 am
It's September of forty-five.
We remember the dark months
when France was overrun and England stood alone
against the force of Nazi armies.
Soon Germany attacked Russia.
Then Japan committed a tactical triumph
and a strategic blunder: they attacked Pearl Harbor.
Our ocean fortress had been breached.
That Day in Infamy galvanized the nation;
to win, no matter what the cost.
Wednesday 27th May 2020 2:26 pm
It's May 8, nineteen forty-five,
What a happy, giddy, glorious time,
with the end of the war in Europe
and peace around the corner!
The war years are a blur of memories.
We remember the dark days, bleak months
when France was overrun and England stood alone
against the onslaught of Nazi oppression,
with the miracle of Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain.
Soon Germany attacked Russi...
Wednesday 27th May 2020 2:23 pm
It's a sound you don't hear often
The whisper of peace and solace
A dream bound in resolution
And a warm consoling embrace.
It's a touch you don't feel often
The soft brush of a finger tip
A tactile motion full of desire
And a truly attentive lover's grip.
Monday 4th May 2020 8:08 am
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meticulous minds pick a place and time, upon your arrival show a sign that's vital, gravity pulls us in for a kiss as our hearts meet.
my greatest wishes grant admission, a star is born and with t...
Wednesday 15th April 2020 9:05 am
I could get used to this leisurely life.
Wake up without an alarm.
Stretch, yawn, linger on.
Get my long list of to do things done.
Read, write, learn without interruptions.
Walking a snail’s pace on the treadmill while catching up on world news...
Unprecedented attempts to slow the spread of a new kind of flu leaves me wondering what more we can do?
Quiet calm surrounds m...
Thursday 26th March 2020 2:19 pm
Can you hear me
on this crowded
Is the earth turning
beneath your feet?
Let poetic music
drown the chaos,
set your spirit free.
No more worries.
Friday 20th March 2020 7:07 pm
My heart has been calling
for something new.
Do you think
it would make a difference
if it's me or you
who makes this move?
This here is all that matters
Let it be that simple for once
Let’s spread love all around
Let’s take on the world unafraid
Nothing can stop us now
you'll hear me sing.
leave your cares behind....
Tuesday 10th March 2020 4:40 pm
She doesn’t sing to win awards,
she sings to breathe life to her soul,
connect with spirits tuning in,
let them know they are not forgotten.
She knows she will have critics
that judge her art lacking.
Their negativity is nothing she hasn’t
overcome from herself a million times
on her rocky road to freedom.
She smiles as the ivory tickles her left palm,
Saturday 7th March 2020 12:54 pm
In search of mermaids and lighthouses
is where you will find him and me.
Seeking sea things sets us free
from daily monotony,
We thrift shop with childlike wonder,
forgetting about adult things
like settling debts,
Mermaids and lighthouses
beckon us to dive into a green-flag
ocean of time
Monday 24th February 2020 5:15 am
Tuesday 11th February 2020 9:44 am
Tuesday 11th February 2020 9:37 am
Oh lord god in the hearts of men and women plant a seed
Let it grow to take away every bad thought and bad deed
War is something to forget, firmly leave in the past
All our Soldiers in war situations get them out fast
Were all born to die so why do it with Bloody War
Families should grieve for battle fell loved ones no-more
Set your heart god to cleaning the hearts of all men
Tuesday 21st January 2020 11:14 pm
Monday 20th January 2020 11:34 pm
Friday 17th January 2020 12:43 am
I used to think it would be an honor
to usher in a thousand years of peace,
a willing martyr to stop senseless suffering,
but I had no idea of the atrocities
that would ensue between men,
or the loss of innocent children
that we would witness with despair
Come now Lord, end the madness,
flood evil with love,
make our planet a peaceful place,
before all hope i...
Saturday 4th January 2020 1:13 am