Friday 31st December 2021 11:09 pm
Also by Carl E. McClellan:Path of Tears | A Time of Change | Earth School | Transformation |
No one as simple as I
need claim visions, or tortures
but when you sing it I see it
Oh minstrel, Oh chantuese.
The second worst thing in the world:
the ones I love most driven to tears.
Worst is when I have been the cause.
What wouldn't I do to have it any other way?
How it ever happens is humbling.
And easily, unintentially, repeatedly:
a nightmare that threatens my sanity.
Friday 31st December 2021 10:12 pm
Also by Adam Whitworth:Despondent Correspondent | Why We Die | Holiday | Hello? | Robes Of Red, Skies Of Blue | Our Patch |
Friday 31st December 2021 9:31 pm
I'm losing it
I'm losing it
I'm stood right here
an ice cold one
that thrills of
my abusing it
I excuse myself
a ruse myself
excuses me and
a lift from
this Moscow mule
that i drive myself
I'm losing it
I'm losing it
I'm giving in
and chosing it.
Friday 31st December 2021 8:08 pm
“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” Hemingway.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party (1880–1881). Courtesy of the Phillips Collection, DC.
When I look into the mirror
I do not see my face
I see those ghosts behind me,
Trailing blood and lace.
Please excuse my misapprehension,
I do apologise for my fault,
Friday 31st December 2021 7:31 pm
Also by John E Marks:from swerve of shaw to blend of bray | A terrible beauty | After Bukowski | Three blind mice | Inner City Blue | A pantheist's Yuletide | The family face | The Pharmacology of Shadow | Torn | AWAY TO THE CRAGS, WHERE EAGLES SOAR | GENOCIDE | Visiting time | Saying goodbye | In defence of the sentimental | The Lorelei | Sonnet | Old photo | Heart murmur | Pink moon | Troubadour | Torn Apart | Empty spaces | The unwritten | Family values: No pasarán! | The never-ending Good Friday | Christmas roses | Written at a time of great cruelty and much hypocrisy | When the poet ceases singing | Wind-blown |
A guided hand, a pen firmly clamped. The eye linked with a part
of the brain registers every tiny little detail
Do you feel an itch running down your spine?
It all started, less than 24 hours ago
The mind ghost, spoke softly into our ears
About a paradise that got lost.
Friday 31st December 2021 6:13 pm
Also by RudyardK:no more mister nice guy. | no sides. | no more death. | Turner. | .... | Covid. | Four of a kind. | Humans and dogs. | E Delacroix. | Some words from a human. | My dog. | Dying to fight. | (untitled) | Getting old. | Just in time. |
Will this new year
be a new year?
Or, the same as the old?
I guess, patience is an essence of time
As we wait for what unfolds
So, goodbye to covid
Goodbye to crime
Goodbye to war
Make peace in our time
Goodbye to jealousy
Goodbye to rage
Let love be the sunlight
And, Earth, be its stage
Goodbye to greed
We're under on...
Friday 31st December 2021 6:04 pm
Also by Stephen W Atkinson:A Winter Escape | I still believe! | The Christmas Tree... | The Last Noel | A Silhouette In Time (re-post) | Dim Tim | The Sixpence II |
There's a breed that won't get New Year bonhomie from me
The culpable controlling Chinese Government Commie!
Friday 31st December 2021 3:30 pm
Also by M.C. Newberry:CHRISTMAS EVE | GENTLEMAN'S RELISH | WHEN CHRISTMAS COMES AROUND - a seasonal hymn | THOUGHTS AT CHRISTMAS - an annual re-post | THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS - a song lyric returns | BEATING HEART | CHRISTMAS SNOW - a re-post for those away from home at a precious family time. |
So the sun ducks down
Shattered clouds frown
Crimson rays mix with gray
The sky starts the count down
All feather balls are back in nests
Bellies full, they're ready to rest
The restless Venus sparkles again
The Golden Ball is deep in the west
Another year has come to an end
Wrapping wounds and grieves to mend
Our happy memories brighten the eve
As from the cradle of the Earth Moon...
Friday 31st December 2021 2:08 pm
Discard your mask
crowded party dance
airless disco club
perfect sensible setting
can't catch me
Coronavirus D J says.
Friday 31st December 2021 1:10 pm
Also by Nigel Astell:Living, Loving and Laughing | The Mistletoe Invitation | On a Merry-Go-Round of Happiness | The Short-Sighted Snowman |
Friday 31st December 2021 12:48 pm
Also by d.knape:Who Nose | Butterflies | This & That | Sardine | Straw-Colored Grasses | After | The Christmas Sampler | Cedar Tree Christmas | Old Oak | Snail | Arthritis | Afterthoughts | Strange Relationship | Taking My Finals | Dogs & Trees | Purple Sage | Bad Road | Offensive Coordinator | The Protocol | A Land Without | Christmas Tree | Left Handed Compliment | Like Trees | Contented Cows (warning) | An Autumn Day | Mistakes | Mistakes | Proof In The Pudding | The Sun Is A Thief | Handshakes | Opening Night | Small Town Bakery |
Now I’ve retired I’ve adopted a routine whereby I get all my chores done first thing so the rest of the day’s my own. This morning, for instance, I’d read-the-paper and had-the-shit so I settled into my shed in front of the log burner, put the coffee machine on and started thinking.
And every argument I had in my head I won by clear philosophical thought.
Now after an hour or ...
Friday 31st December 2021 12:28 pm
Also by John Coopey:FAIRY LIGHTS | THE MOORLAND TRAIN | SANTA KRAMPUS | THE TIME OUR GERT FELL INTO THE BARNSLEY CANAL | THE FIA | SCARBADOS | THE LADDER | COME ON OVER TO MY PLACE | AND SO THIS IS BREXIT 3 | 20 YEARS FROM NOW | THE BLEEDIN' OBVIOUS |
come on down
on crushed spirits
bring me your
I’ll take all
join me on the lost crusade
gone tomorrow here today
roll up for that passion play
staring you and me and everyone else
we don’t need
I’ll bring enough
Friday 31st December 2021 12:20 pm
Also by Robert C Gaulke:Mutual Savings | Thinking about the park when it's closed | The King of Sweet Nothings | Let's go to the store | Characters | North and South | Prove you’re not a Robot (Attachment Unavailable) | Where the logic breaks | The optimist | Libraries | The Underdog | Unless | Convenient Metaphors | Ideology’s for Kids |
It’s New Years Eve, the last day of twenty, twenty one
This time last year, we were hoping Covid would soon be gone
One year forward and the news is very much the same
Covid still makes the headlines a new variant is to blame
We pinned our hopes on the vaccine to bring an end at last
But the rates are rising, it’s spreading across the nation, fast
Infection rates are at their highest...
Friday 31st December 2021 11:53 am
Also by julie callaghan:Kite | Testing Times | Veil Of Grey | Twixmas | Christmas Robin | Christmas Eve Hangover | Winter Woodscape (is that even a word) | Winter Solstice | Christmas Cheer And All The Best For The New Year (repost) | Ducks | December Moon | December Delight | Speedo Mick | Here You Come Again (Bolly Partyon) | Christmas Past, Present and Future | Molten Lava Skies | Picture Perfect | Brighter Days | The Star Of The Show | Bah Humbug | Three Is A Crowd | Christmas At Blenheim | Christmas Fair 2021 | Today’s Show | Morning Walk | First Of December Disappointment |
Every Friday is special for me
It's a day where week finally breaks
The rest for the end that's beginning today
And more so it's a celebration day
Fridays are very special for us
A day marked holy in our calendar
It's like a day of eid every week
Something miraculous we do seek
This Friday is all the more different
It not only ends the weeks boredom
Friday 31st December 2021 10:41 am
Also by Ghazala lari:Divine love | On my demise | Chapters of life |
I am more than my sexuality. My job. My pleasure. My image.
I am my past
my future, my lessons,
my life, my heart, my fears.
My skin aches to be loved and my eyes to be seen,
my ears to be heard,
.. me... ME... to be seen.
My passion, is not simply created and finished between my legs,
between my thighs,
but flows within my body like glitter in the wind....
Friday 31st December 2021 9:20 am
Also by Sarah-Kaye:Expressions of turmoil |
A message to earthlings
Earthlings, we gave you a planet and you fouled it.
We had high hope for you since you can reason and show empathy
but you were overtaken by the sin of greed and arrogance.
You have exploited the home we gave you
you had no respect for animals, you let them down and eradicated
the Tasmanian tigers to take an example, we find it hard to fo...
Friday 31st December 2021 9:09 am
Also by jan oskar hansen:numbers | serious | the unseen | blessed Sunday | my uncle | the brown bear | banana tree | the myopic | the visit | homeward thoughts | the cry | new dawn | people and horses | another summer | sleepless | the ring | in defence of the Palestinians | the shop | the race for life | hospital workers | Brussel | the climate | nature wonders | the imitatores | writng on the Internet | virtue | maggots | warming planet | the killing of a nation | the end of a friendship | the meaning of Christmas | sensual haiku | ashtonishment | the video | discovery | the dance of the dead | silk road | for a few lovers more | a writer's problem |
As we enter 2022,
What will it bring for me and you?
Will it be a brave new year?
And not be filled with dread or fear.
Will it bring us joy and bring us hope?
And no longer find it hard to cope.
Where we'll get back to normality,
And this will be our reality.
Will this new year bring us new beginnings?
Where we'll succeed and keep our winnings.
Where we will get on the proper trac...
Friday 31st December 2021 8:12 am
The health and growth of the human soul
To reach the highest point as pulled from the earth to the light
survival of the fittist
A dance to reclaim your rights
A dance with the Devil
spun into the pits of darkness
Alone with only the energy of your creation
The loss of strength
The loss of will
The structure of thought in the image that you have projected
Burned to ...
Friday 31st December 2021 6:05 am
Also by New Shoes:Happy Holy Days |
Skating down cracked sidewalk waves
Shedding this mind enslaved
Shredding in the name of peace
Inner peace, not some short term lease
The real deal, official seal
Watch me steal away down this sidewalk
Hear my wheels talk under streetlight
Disappear into deep night, no fright
Riding concrete waves out of sight
Knowing this feeling is right
Friday 31st December 2021 5:22 am
Also by Patrick Kennon:Our rotting green garden |
How, when and where
I lost my laughter and smile
I can't recall the way
It slipped off my face
And went somewhere else
How, when and where
The unity can be sought
The hearts meant to be woven together
Shall find their home on earth
To live forever together in love
How, when and where
Democracy was lost
Dictators creeped within
Spreading misery an...
Friday 31st December 2021 4:07 am
Also by Moonlight:Assorted | 87. Poem | 86. Poem | Lonely island | 85. Poem | Expectations | 84. Poem | 83. Poem | Marriageable age | Magnetic | 82. Poem | 81. Poem | 77. Poem | Good night | 79. Poem | 78. Poem | 77. Poem | 76. Poem | 75. Poem | 74. Poem | 80. Poem | Finally . | 73. Poem |
My reflection through the glass just makes me walk pass,
No matter what I see it will never be worthy to me.
I can't stand the sight that makes my stomach tight,
I bite my lips and my eyes are teared up bright.
I fear that I no longer want to be here.
Why should I? When all I ever do is give up and sigh.
So please light, take me up high,
Up above the sky to a place w...
Friday 31st December 2021 1:07 am
The very roots of my inner being tingle with anticipation
as we make our preparations for the New Year celebration
I possess a renewed sense of profound optimism
as I discard the forlorn cares of past pessimism
My mind is overwhelmed with new and inspired ideas
which look forward to new and fertile fields
I shall cast away the clouds of despair and depressi...
Thursday 30th December 2021 10:12 pm
Also by keith jeffries:A Glimmer of Hope | Poets | A Peculiar Inheritance | A Decent Folk | The Soul | A Tangle of Tinsel | There is still hope | The Conundrum of Life | Encirclement | An Illusion | World AIDS Day | In my element |
Hook is an aspirant town in Hampshire.
Back then it was an aspirant village.
Uncle Hector came up in his Mini,
During the sixties they were all the rage,
But being pinioned into the mini back seat
Had all the comfort and charm of a cage!
“Cheap and cheerful,” Hector said, with a smile.
Ahead of us a journey, more than two hundred miles.
My sister Pam was five year...
Thursday 30th December 2021 7:50 pm
Also by John Botterill:This was the Day! | Our Christmas Tree | Merry Christmas from Our Town | Winter Wondering | The Glory Days | Reluctant Hero | Funny Old Game | First Night Nerves. | Different Times | A lesson, for life. | Can I be Frank? | Treasure |
I am fighting an addiction that I cannot seem to shift,
Every single time I try it makes me feel like shit,
So tasked with making myself better, I reach for another hit,
Looks like I’ve failed again, again my mind set split.
Round and round and round I go desperate for that ride,
The pace at which I’m spinning starts to hurt my eyes,
I hold on tight ...
Thursday 30th December 2021 4:28 pm
Also by Luke:Follow the leader | Redemption |
Born of something more than flesh and bone
She wasn’t of this world
And maybe that’s why she felt a great deal of pain
Maybe that's why she chose to be wild
Thursday 30th December 2021 4:05 pm
Also by Jordyn Elizabeth:Grief | Losing Hope. | Death. | Pain. | Wild Woman (2.) | Wild Woman (1.) | Home. | Good in Goodbye |
You know it's true
It's about what you don't
As well as what you do 💁♂️💁♀️
Thursday 30th December 2021 12:39 pm
Also by Kevin Tan:The Parable of the Pearl | Charity | Solstice | Thank you life | Happy Holidays! | I'm on my way to you | you became love |
My wish -Happy new year
Thursday, 30th December 2021
What shall be my wish?
What shall be the words to finish?
I know nothing about the entire world?
some unknown fears unfold!
"Wish all, Happy new year day" my conscious is told
this must come from all
rise and become tall
no disgrace when faces a fall
let everybody have a resolve to scale walls
let march be contin...
Thursday 30th December 2021 7:06 am
Also by Jadia4708au:Compares when necessary | Qhat makes you lose? | Mirror of thought-Poet | Less struggle | Rose fragrance | If the wind | Trust your ability | I love peace | Not to be told | Withered tree | Tackle the problem | Love has a action | Poetry-deap ocean | Quest for knowledge | Feel not proud-Death | Feel not proud-Death | If I knew | Rich culture | Heavenly blessed woman | Touch the ground | Crucial test | Make friends | Love nature |
If you should spy a crafty gnome,
By an open fire, humming a tune.
Tap- tapping his tiny hammer
Upon a diminutive shoe.
Expression on his face a mix,
Mischief, curiosity, and wit.
Would you think him comical,
With ruddy cheeks, eyes aglow?
Entrancing scene to witness,
A fortunate happenstance?
My friend, no! Pass on by.
Do not disturb the gnome.
Thursday 30th December 2021 4:29 am
Also by Ursula O'Reilly:ENCHANTED | SPIRIT |
On the outskirts of a sadness
otherworldly that casts one
into the mould of observer,
a mere overseer of self
who's no longer tethered
to the entity observed,
the very entity that can
no longer be embraced
as one and the same,
no matter how congenially
the arms are outrstretched.
Thursday 30th December 2021 12:47 am
Also by Holden Moncrieff:Presence | Needs Must | Disciples | Piecemeal | Mosaic | New Stars | Transition |
a chocolate Santa Claus
a piece of motivation
a piece of dedication
a piece of dictation
a piece of self hate
a piece of failure
a piece of disappointment
a piece of weakness
new year, new start
goals you have to achieve
goals you can't achieve
goals you must proceed
Wednesday 29th December 2021 10:51 pm
Crouch on a mountain
Of a life times emotions
Piled high like contorted corpses
Stretching their hands
Up to me to pluck them
From the detritus
Rotting from the bottom
Melting into stinking filth
Collapsing under its own weight
Delivering eternal fate
Each day bringing layer
On layer of unclaimed fears
Cemented by rivers of tears
Wednesday 29th December 2021 8:00 pm
Also by Edbreathe:con fuse shun | bAL-a-NCe | Shdw | Molden Y(ears) | Feet | THEM | Fevvered |
To breathe is not a thought
We do it all day
Never realised we do
Since it's a gift of life
To love you is easy
I do it all day
Never realised I do
Since it's just another gift of life.
Wednesday 29th December 2021 5:04 pm
Kicking through the moss
in the cooling evening air
I’m staring down the barrel
of a living Rivelin Valley
Crickets clicking in the tall grass
bramble searching for a shin
I stoop to flick away
the tickle of a nettle
caught under my tongue
O, why could I not have felt this way
at twenty one
To know myself
my capabilities, my limitations
to feel this comfortable
in my own skin
Wednesday 29th December 2021 3:59 pm
Also by Tom:Ship In A Bottle | The Faintest Farewell |
I built a wall around the shimmer of God.
Layer upon layer it was layed
Cast in the blood, And the filth, and the Death.
Built on foundations of rage.
Forged from the darkness, the fortress was bound.
As the molten tread flooded the bank.
Plastered among the dark shadows of envy.
Built on foundations of pain.
The tower was high, no crack to be seen
the bricks were...
Wednesday 29th December 2021 3:48 pm
Also by Nintai:Gaia | Tip Toes | Those Who Flicker | The Wave | Watts |
The spirit of Christmas descends with a whisper
Unnoticed by shoppers and revellers
To sprinkle a little of its magic dust
Which settles into the spaces left between
Food piled in kitchens; parcels tucked under trees
Deflated decorations; precious hopes and dreams
On Christmas Eve children in pyjamas, wait longingly
Peering through bedroom windows
Hoping to glimpse Sa...
Wednesday 29th December 2021 2:44 pm
Also by Brenda Wells:The Turn of the Year | Midwinter Mistletoe | The Woods in Midwinter | Dark December Days | The Wise Oak - A Celebratory Haiku |
So. We are done with our expierence of the year 2021
What might we do with the year 2022
Well, first we can dry our tears
Brought to us by the pain of the previous years
Get over our misery, and confront our fears
Life as we have known it has reached its end
Time marches on, another year passed, we turn the bend
Forever living with a pandemic is now the new trend
Death at o...
Wednesday 29th December 2021 11:51 am
Also by J.D. Bardo:THE DIAGNOSIS |
I was told I need to filter my words.
Be more quiet, let others be heard.
...and for that I was sorry.
Potential suitors intimidated by my success.
Friends tell me maybe say less.
....and for that I was sorry.
Scholars pointing out my looks as I tried to study my books.
Was there a step I mistook?
...and still for that I was sorry.
But year after year, my fears ...
Wednesday 29th December 2021 3:54 am
At Aldeburgh you have to watch your back.
The beach is chilled, the Borough vents its wrath,
And whispered, ghostly choruses proclaim
‘Grimes’, as though in agony. Tormented,
A man prepares to sink his boat. Foghorns
Sound on nearby sandbanks. Night shelters shame.
Sweet morning comes, tearing at consciences
Of perky seafarers. Go, cast your nets,
And bring home lost m...
Tuesday 28th December 2021 9:42 pm
Also by Stephen Gospage:Flying | The Shortest Day | A Time to Pray (A seasonal poem) | Matchstick Dream | Public Gaze | Sleaze | Paris | Post-War |
It was said by some that the church organ
played of its own accord
behind locked doors with no one inside
to do the playing,
but that was when a hesitant wind
sprang across the stubbles of wheat
stretched the branches of trees to harps
and the leaves of hedges with a - rustling
like an ordinance.
Suffolk byways keep their secrets well
and backs are turned agains...
Tuesday 28th December 2021 9:25 pm
Also by ray pool:STAND AND DELIVER | SELL BY DATE | WINTER WEST WIND | VIGOUR MORTIS |
I wantted to know of the Violin
How much he suffered from his heart-
The melody of pain canbe heard
The Violin could not answer.
I wanted to know the sun
How long did it burn?
I would he can shine as you as
Even today I have not received any answer.
Profit calulates Lose
Never walk the path
When's I think your nice face at abnormal bored.
This is the magic of good ...
Tuesday 28th December 2021 7:05 pm
She asked me
What is it like?
Like when you cant swim and you start to drown
So you're drowning right?
But its like everyone else around you can breathe
They seem to be floating on their back with ease
Everyone else has their head above water
And even some of the fortunate ones
They have their own boat
Not even touching the wat...
Tuesday 28th December 2021 3:54 pm
Also by Mama Lola:Self Love | Forgiveness | My Dear Beloved | You deserve it all |
i.m. Martin Cooke (1955-2021)
‘Behold the fowls of the air’
This is the way it happens: a voice on the phone
explaining that one we took for granted
is no longer there, that junk food
and countless pints that wrecked
your balance and strained your heart
became in the end too much –
even at your shuffling pace.
Refusing to put a penny a...
Tuesday 28th December 2021 12:46 pm
Holding arms open
the snow tickles your shoulders
in a cold silence.
putting on your gloves
you wish you had your hat on
stepping in the snow.
the snow turns the station white
shunning the moon’s scorn.
Opening the door
boat was frozen in the lake
freezing getting home.
Monday 27th December 2021 10:31 pm
Also by Andy N:Christmas Card Poem (2021) |
It was running round the House of Commons
With no mask
Handing out PPE contracts to their mates
For a laugh
As the population was falling into graves
They gave out party invites
Drunk on festive cheer.
Tears streaming down the cheeks of relatives
Who couldn’t see them go
Ho Ho Ho
The lies multiplied, given a boost
Monday 27th December 2021 1:14 pm
Also by David R Mellor:Wayward | Not Today… |
T'is a season to be jolly
Dont need a reason to be holy
Greatful for my shortcomings
I know greater things are coming
All glory to the holy one
As we celebrate him as a family
Monday 27th December 2021 10:04 am
Your spark became a flame
Your touch was electric
This heart found a beat
A heart imprisoned in the dark
A lost ancient rhythm
So familiar but forgotten
The sound of time
The spine unfolds
The hair stands on the back of his neck
And he howls to the heavens
His curse is freedom
Destined to roam alone
Lethal, restless, unkillable
The world is bleeding him
Only to lick his woun...
Monday 27th December 2021 1:22 am
Also by Jim:I |
We become lost within ourselves
Permanently fixated on our reflection upon the water
The image casted out constitutes one’s ego
Look through yourself
Dive into your actions and reasoning
Continually finding ways to stay grounded
As there is infinite things to learn below one’s surface
Sunday 26th December 2021 4:26 pm
Also by Cody Roach:My Marigold | Blindsided |
It was Boxing Day and Jenny was passing her local M&S,
She was going to a New Years Eve party and needed a new dress.
She saw a dress in the window which caught her eye,
"Please can I try on that dress in the window?" to an assistant she did cry.
The assistant replied,"For you to try on that dress in the window I would deplore !
You'll have to try it on in the fitting room like ever...
Sunday 26th December 2021 8:17 am
Also by hugh:An inhaler error | Love is intoxicating | A haunting ruined credit rating !!! | Act now Boris after Christmas will be too late !! | Life at the morgue | A despicable crime on a lady in her 80's, robbed in her own home in Accrington yesterday | Omicron,new symptoms.A Hugh warning | A meal deal by Boris for his cabinet | "Please be kind !" | The Salvation Army,the light in the window that says somebody cares | Fred Faithful's dilemma | Strictly Come Dancing | Wokingham council draw the lines. Traffic wardens issue the fines !! | Warning !!! |