Poetry Blogs (2021)
Once, long time ago a Lady of grace and elegance,
her child and spouse in glamorous remembrance.
Chillingham Castle in its prime of residence and tragic,
Lord Grey in spell of love by Mary’s sister Henrietta’s magic.
Heartbroken and in despair with baby girl alone,
took her life and child falling from the tower like a stone.
The Castle already haunted by spirits from th...
Tuesday 15th June 2021 11:27 am
Silent grass clippers
Why must lawn movers make such a noise?
Why do people with a garden seek to make an outdoor carpet?
Why people seek to make lawns look like an arrested childhood?
We can understand football stadiums, the ball runs faster
and the players do not stub their delicate feet on mature grass.
One day grass will give up growing turn into sand pits a place
Tuesday 15th June 2021 10:19 am
Also by jan oskar hansen:dark life matters | the horror of the night | midnight train | verity | diabetic handbook | mornng in the bay | Icaros | wonderland | fishing | frosty love | the impending | the i,mpending | some summer nights | love story | sunglasses | flying high | forever lovely |
Trapped in grief
The superposition of states.
And the might-have-been
Two worlds collide
In an endless cacophony
Of emotional and cognitive dissonance
Tuesday 15th June 2021 10:00 am
The only thing I knew was pain,
And you showed me what love was.
All I had experienced was crude desire,
And you wanted me like no-one else
I'd burnt my faith,
And then the ashes of my faith, away.
And still it felt safe to believe you.
Any sadness I had,
I know was only brought with me.
It was my only possession, still,
You convinced me to throw it away.
How did those arms, ...
Tuesday 15th June 2021 7:55 am
Also by Aviva Rifka Bhandari:Wistful | Enough! | Heart Didn't Mind | HDYK | House-party | A Passing Thought | Naomi And I | Incommunicado | Midnight Heaven | Genesis | Wise Counsel? |
I know I find pleasure in seeing others happy
even though I do not get it in return
it leaves me with sorrows to know they do not want me to grow
I am always there in the time of need
To save and never be seen
I wish they understand I come from a place of sand
scatter feelings blowing in the win never able to land
Tuesday 15th June 2021 3:57 am
The breath on my neck ,
Sweet perfume consumes
Intoxication of elegant fumes,
That anaesthetise the bloody soul,
That reaches to find ether to hold
Your eyes they keep
Dark and deep to make me weep
To turn my wrist
To shake my fist
At sickness that inside me grips.
Your pale calm beauty
Now gentle eyes, your soft warm skin
Your welcome sighs.
Monday 14th June 2021 10:50 pm
Also by Edbreathe:BeeeenZ | mAd ShAdowS | thE dATe | EDgeS | LU / st | ThE FaaAWn | hOl-Es!,,,, | hOl-Es!,,,, | FAail. InG aGaAin | BReaa. THE BreAtH | Fe/Ar | ThE pAss Ion |
Reading between the line's
a habit of mind
so look again,
out of the side of your eye,
to spy what I perceive,
Aye! The lonely maiden by the five-bar gate.
Buried in her looks,
as she studies her books,
a rumble of thunder
reverberates in this clinging air
Aye! she's not there, No! she's not there.
This yew-strewn churchyard,
leaves by the side of her grave,
Monday 14th June 2021 9:41 pm
Also by John E Marks:NOT FADE AWAY | A dream of sand | A permanent loss of happiness | Two legs good? | Spring in the snow | SMOKE OVER MOSUL | The unsolved | Shadows behind the sun | The Resurrection of the dead |
Five here, six there -families of geese
about their morning swim-
in all their senses
more aware than the human
(as always, the passer-by)
who reckons they are their own song
and when they raise their voices,
the mortal, featherless biped
-all manner of things being well-
finds an unfamiliar smile graces the face
ordinarily beset so with grimaces.
Monday 14th June 2021 7:44 pm
Also by Adam Whitworth:Intrusion | Earth's Plea | You People |
Sometimes and innocently so
you are the same brick wall I am talking to
there is no door in it that could just allow me to get through to you
but you didn't purposely build that wall
or intentionally leave out that neccessary door
because your unfortunante upbringing had failed
to provide you with the tools of spiritual or educational understanding
so day b...
Monday 14th June 2021 5:02 pm
Place it here
Place it there
Really just about anywhere
Video playing guitar
Never did become a star
But I can secretly lumber
A Subliminal Cucumber
Visuals of skyscraper erection
So I know you ain't forgetting my number
I got a subliminal cucumber
Monday 14th June 2021 4:31 pm
Also by Matthew A Mayo:Dating Profile | The Sex Blimp | Tinnitus I | Halftime Overtime | Heavy Load | Light that candle | Jennifer 1 | Jewel 1 | Erratic and Alone | Blown away | I love you | Pain | You | Muse | Stormy Night |
Running through a tunnel,
But you're on a treadmill.
Panting for the exit,
But you're only guessing.
Looking over your shoulder
For the Fury on pursuit,
But you're just ruminating
While the Jury she recruits.
Monday 14th June 2021 2:51 pm
Also by Holden Moncrieff:Maladapted | Laconic | Mortal | Horizon Hermeneutics | Off-key | Pandora's Box |
This is my last gasp
the last batch of poems
you will receive from me for awhile
We are moving so
we will lose the internet
and all its entrails
until we get reconnected in time and space
In the meantime, if
you have some of my spare poems laying around
with nothing better to do
Put them to work in your head
They will work for free.
Monday 14th June 2021 1:00 pm
Also by d.knape:Working From Home | Someflowers | Staying Home | An Imaginary Poem | Will Work For Food | The Grocery Guy | Common Scents | 8 Lines or Less | WISH I MAY | Unassisted Living | The Neighbor's Complaint | The Hesitant Poet |
We would like a happy ending here.
We would like a happy ending here.
We would like a happy ending here.
We would like a happy ending here.
We would like a happy ending here.
We would like an ending.
Monday 14th June 2021 12:38 pm
Also by Laura Taylor:A Capital Demand |
A visit to Blenheim Palace
On a hot and sunny June day
Amazing buildings and gardens
Breathtaking in every way
Over three hundred years ago
Gifted from Queen Anne to John Churchill
The seat of Dukes of Marlborough
Today the twelfth Duke lives there still
The only non royal residence
To be granted the palace name
Birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill
One of the Palaces claims to fame
Monday 14th June 2021 12:22 pm
Also by julie callaghan:Oxford | Oxford Botanical Gardens | Site Visit | Perked Up | Reflection | Costa Del Kirkby | Yorkshire Today | Dandelion Clocks | Getting Back To Normal | Feeding Time | I Can Sing A Hedgerow |
It's undoubtedly a blessing
To have loving parents
And sweet loving family
With children who love
And family that bonds well
And undoubtedly she is blessed
But never forget all blessings are from God
A blessing that takes you closer to God
Or you are so lost in worldly love
That you completely forgot God
those who don't believe
Will never understand what I mean...
Monday 14th June 2021 9:42 am
Also by Moon.girl:Lady on the pedastal | Breathing love in every vein | Confessions of an unbroken soul | Cozy corner | Impacting | Final call | Vacations | Breezy feelings | Sickness within | Foresight | Unless | Frozen | Destiny's child |
The past like a burnt candle
Lighted my path that I traversed
My present is like the glowing sun
That stands overhead at me now
Brightening my path to be walked upon
My future lies under the gift wrapper concealed
Which I shall open zealously when I shall receive
And shall run on the roads discovering treasures heavenly
My book of life still open
The chapters read...
Monday 14th June 2021 3:21 am
Also by Ghazala lari:The trailer | Live, not just survive. | Hypnotized | Writer's joy | For Allah, my Rabb! (I love you God almighty) | Monsoon | Morning glory |
Age of Aquarius amethyst young man
Cemetery floor he used as a seat
With his drums and alter giving life to the mourned he gives the place heart beat
A world of knowledge and freedom in the form of a man aged twenty three
A druid in training blessed healer
Suffered and he struggles what he's seen he can't unsee
Celtic meaning name is straight and narrow piece of ...
Monday 14th June 2021 1:14 am
Also by Sarah Louise mcnee:AFFIRMATION | YOLANDA | CASSANDRA |
Sadly I ponder how they have all made themselves so lovable, those who are loved.
How you made yourself so perfect so as to be adored.
How you deemed yourself worth being treated like a human, like a woman.
Sadly I ponder, why they note her importance when no one has really ever noted mine.
When no one ever wanted to take the time.
Sadly. I ponder.
Sunday 13th June 2021 11:39 pm
I don’t know where the water in the estuary comes from,
I saw a Canada Goose fall from the sky today and drown.
Another of its flock circled around to find it,
It was a pathetic and harrowing death, the survivor flew on.
I sat in The Passage House Inn and drank Whiskied water until I fell,
I watched Heavy Horses across the dyke, they never looked skyward,
The grass and ...
Sunday 13th June 2021 10:04 pm
Also by Marsha Cool:Komorebi | 44 | Bookworm | After an eConsult (the fine art of pitiful indulgence) | Primum Non Nocere |
A damselfly descends onto my book
Her wings open and shiver
She rises, to then hover majestically
Colours of iridescent green and aquamarine
Shimmer brightly in the sunshine
Moving softly, delicately, as an eyelash
Might briefly curtain an eye
Her wings casting shadows below
Fleetingly she remains nearby
For a moment of shared intimacy
To then pass swiftly and gently ...
Sunday 13th June 2021 8:48 pm
Also by Brenda Wells:Boats on the Stour |
The world is sadist, just look around.
Their smile on your success are distorted around.
Their empathy on your failure are so hollow,
I can do bungee-jumping if were near around.
It's so exciting when you are rock bottom, they can hardly wait to **¢k you around.
Making you feel like trash at every minor problem, now you have a new house.. see that dustbin around.
If you think no on...
Sunday 13th June 2021 3:56 pm
ladies who live in my memory,
were they really so very fair?
did their laughter tinkle softly,
was it gold thread in their hair?
these days no ladies visit me
a lonely room more my line
do I imagine what happened,
what was never really mine?
three or four left their legacy,
odd scars garnish my facade,
some were softer than satin
others came of granite ha...
Sunday 13th June 2021 10:32 am
Also by simon lucan:Bloom | Surfs | Blistered | Hides |
how to not be afraid of losing someone?
how to stop to let everyone walk over me?
how to not be afraid of confrontation?
how to find someone I can really be myself with?
how to change?
how to learn to let someone go?
how to be a better me?
how to stop to always say sorry first?
even when it's not my fault
how to understand if someone really cares?
how to stop caring s...
Saturday 12th June 2021 11:49 pm
Also by mona:the red road |
Today I am tired and it's nice
My body so worn my mind is ice
And so no thought but what action is next
Pick up write down climb these steps
Maybe I'm a wreck
But I have today
And any disappointment will wait
I just have to ease my time
It so likes to quickly run by
Just a little more time
Saturday 12th June 2021 11:41 pm
Also by Collin Pulmano:On The Team | CareBear |
Did i know to much
cant shake away the feeling
obey the machine
claim its first victim
twist the truth to fit
in your little box of world domination
Would we care just enough
rise to resist a system
were revoking mens rights
by hostage taking
Talking about revolution
not mind pollution.
Saturday 12th June 2021 7:59 pm
Also by Rudyard Kooistra:Consume. | Impression. | Life after death. | The walls. |
Robert the Dyas lost Bannockburn
a descendant repelled the English at Culloden
who sold his wares at Scottish fairs
and marketed the sporran.
Stories like this on wild nights
can shiver the balls off a bull,
but Robert the Dyas lighted the fires
that showed the way for all.
His family legacy soldiers on
from tartans to tomorite (now in stock)
Saturday 12th June 2021 5:50 pm
Also by ray pool:ANTON KARAS 1906 - 1985 |
I look for certain things in poetry
I look for art, not ambiguity
I try my best to read with acumen
To recognize the poem's qualities--
Like when its depth is greater than its length
Or when its use of metaphor is fair
When it employs conventional techniques
When it examines universal themes
When its remarks are witty and sublime
When its arrays of lines and stanza rhyme...
Saturday 12th June 2021 5:36 pm
Also by The Chessplayer:Sunsets & Birdsong | The Willow Tree | The Mysteries Within Us | War | Face-To-Face |
What she remembered was the sound of seagulls,
Not the burning eyes of the eager boy
She had come away with for a dare.
Harold. Yes, that was his name.
She could see he had it all planned out.
‘I’ve brought some,’ were his first words.
Frinton. She had gone there because that was where
Mum and Dad had spent their honeymoon.
Where she was conceived, almost certainl...
Saturday 12th June 2021 5:35 pm
Also by Stephen Gospage:Streaker | The Little Book of Love | Come out today! |
Who is he?
This man I only know up close?
Does he know me? And if so,
who is this woman, this me he knows?
We have an odd situation, he and I, like a fantasy played out on a stage,
a performance, a curtain call and
I know the up-close, the heat, the physical
yet when I see him from a cool distance,
I don't know him.
He becomes someone else with someone el...
Saturday 12th June 2021 2:21 pm
Also by Michelle Cote:They Are Everywhere |
Saint Petersburg is enigmatic
to the average tourist, hoping,
For a quick look , and some shopping:
Sitting, self-satisfied,with an old lady
Praying before her, and Ladoga Lake
For when the Neva River forsakes
The escape of the nomenklatura
To greener, foreign upland pastures
Gunning great Zils to Finnish rapture.
Now they return, slipping in once more,...
Saturday 12th June 2021 2:02 pm
Also by Chris Hubbard:Deep Last Autumn | Lifeboat |
Poem 222 of 230: FROM THE MINORITY
More-and-more at tennis tournaments,
Cheap-shots drop from somewhere in the crowd:
A whistle during a service-toss,
Or, in rallies, calls of “out” out loud.
All these events have security,
So, if goons try such to dupe a win,
Perhaps umpires should ask a guard
To watch the area of the sin.
(C) David Franks 2003 -
Saturday 12th June 2021 2:01 pm
We march away into the light...
Blown by winds beyond the sight...
Moving together,sometimes in directions unknown...
Paths in which our generation has grown...
When we are light we fly away..
When we are laden we drench the way...
The ever changing kaleidoscope of our shapes...
We are party to various animal maps..
Playing with the Sun , moon and stars and at times just going away to let ...
Saturday 12th June 2021 5:44 am
Also by Shrawani Sen:BLISS |
New kinds of evil
Dripping out of
Seeping out of
Are you threatening
Am I intimidated by
Do you think
Your age and
Can get close
Can make me
You don’t know
You failed to
Friday 11th June 2021 11:41 pm
Also by Twilbury Wist:New Born | Stepping out |
Thunder roars through the empty halls
Lost, forbidden, in the dreams of the dead
Desolation descends to answer the call
Of petulance, compunction and dread
The horror of the night, haunts the moon
As it shines on the blackness of life
Earth disembowelled by all it consumes
Distorting truth, fouling Gods paradise
Death reigns hard, as love is defiled
His cloak b...
Friday 11th June 2021 10:02 pm
Also by Gary Cuming:Tap. Tap. |
Woman- Rare gesture
Friday,11th June 2021
rarest of rare
but you dare
I shall not stare
I am a woman
and also a human
different by nature
but also a mother
the beautiful scent
the fragrance of a flower
a beautiful child of nature
you can see
the whole of the world
and pleasure untold
take me ...
Friday 11th June 2021 5:41 pm
Also by Jadia4708au:Fight the situation | Letter-Sad memory | No man's land | Liberated soul | Past mistakes | Not a day pass | Shyness-Over weight | The old theory | Death is rehearsal | Love-no room for lust | Modern day saint | Make a room for | Flower & fragrance | Love to share& dare | No peace in mind | My eyes to go | Promises are often | O My, countrymen | Africa-real one | Grace me | Pack your luggage | Life is poetry | Marriage anniversary-Bond | Thank you sir | We are powerful | Internal beauty of a soul |
The trees turned purple with the breeze blowing like Chinese whispers. What a great title! I absolutely love this album by Coldplay.... Should I buy tickets to the show? And that's when she turned around and said: Absolutely not, Coldplay are shit! And anyway, we can't go anyway, not after what we read about chris Martin in the daily mail this morning, he hadn't read the article of course, so she ...
Friday 11th June 2021 4:11 pm
Also by Andy N:Peace from the Sirens |
As I gaze around that vast music hall, The Palladium,
I shout a fervent ‘Good luck!’ to my favourite singer, Miss Claribella Constance,
and am rewarded with a wave from behind the stage curtain.
I remembered when, as a young girl, a roving gypsy, Ma McDonogool,
prophesied, ‘Her heart is full of high notes, yet I sense there is unfulfilled passion.’
As a teenager, I’d thought I was i...
Friday 11th June 2021 2:59 pm
Love can only be measured
By the scale of another persons heart
Friday 11th June 2021 1:49 pm
Also by Cody Roach:Grandpa Doug | Cold | Rashviknaka |
From Dewsbury Moor to New Orleans,
Frosty Jack, Romanian Bourbon.
Filleted skunk swooned upon a breeze,
all mustard lit in white urban.
We rage hard on tongue come toothless codes.
Offer kisses then ball up our fists.
Short odds between a frog and a toad.
You’re either torn or crossed off our list.
Friday 11th June 2021 12:06 pm
Poetry is a funny thing
It can cause debate
Or make hearts sing
It can take you to
A wondrous place
And brighten up
A moody face
It can make you smile
Or make you fume!
And sometimes even
Make you swoon
It can make you cry
And make you shout
Or, sometimes, be
About absolutely nowt!
It can make you think
And make you ponder
What lies beyond...
Friday 11th June 2021 11:10 am
Also by Stephen W Atkinson:Avalon | Equilibrium |
Everywhere I go
I see pieces of you…
A piece of you in the parking lot
Where we used to meet and chat,
A video clip of you at that burger resto
Walking up to me with the menu.
I find you in my playlists,
The songs you picked for me.
Alone in the car,
Shopping at the mall,
You critique my choices.
Even in the shower
I can hear your laug...
Friday 11th June 2021 10:16 am
Blind as a bat
dependable glasses were lost
sharp pull cat's tail
not rolled up newspaper
instant super glue tube
mistaken for squeezing toothpaste
permanent smile unfortunately guaranteed
gripping bathroom door knob
Granddad does a flip
worst of all anticipations
do it yourself job
instead of using putty
Aunt May's sturdy porridge
only found out when
Thursday 10th June 2021 12:46 pm
Also by Nigel Astell:Poem For Brian | Pimp My Ride |
Can't do this anymore I'm ripping at the seams of reality
Trying to make a world that's not real anymore
Sick of being single and death knocking in 3'es
I'm sick of watching everyone be happy
As I'm just miserable I'm terrified to be left alone at home
Why has every woman I've loved left me
The mental scarring is all that's left
My mom taught me how to lie
My father taught me how to get ...
Thursday 10th June 2021 4:47 am
I love to feel contentment.
It always gives me satisfaction.
It comforts and relaxes,
And is a beautiful distraction.
It makes me warm and cozy.
It gives me a definite direction.
And whatever I may be doing,
I shall keep a sweet reflection.
Wherever that I may be,
I hope it shall stay forever.
To cherish and to hold it,
And to let it go - I do say: never.
I then believe the world...
Wednesday 9th June 2021 6:26 pm
Also by Stuart Vanner:This Life |
Every man that I have ever found attractive
Any man that I loved
They all possessed qualities
That I already have dwelling within me
Wounded masculine energy
Searching for my daddy in other men
I didn’t even know how to be
My own mother
I expected my mother to do the job
To heal the toxicity
That kept me from
Wednesday 9th June 2021 6:22 pm
Also by Lola Carmella:I deserve a proper genuine love | My son is so beautiful | Gossip | I love the idea of love | I love you Black man | Snake | You have no power over me | Spiritually Protected | Wake Up Call | Pride Is The Devil | Past Life Regression | Babydaddy JuJu | Why Do You Keep Dating Your Father? | Sovereignty | Sex Without Love Is Meaningless | I Am Worthy Of Divine Love | I Abandoned Myself | My Child’s Father is a Narcissist |
As I was going to St Ives
I met seven people
with their heads in the sand
whilst holding billions of lives
in the palm of their hand
Wednesday 9th June 2021 6:19 pm
Also by Chameleon:D-DAY ON TV | PIERREPOINT |
Blue as the sky above
Your eyes shine so bright like the morning light
I was scared to let you in my heart
I was scared that this was going to be too hard
I was scared to fall
But your blue eyes, that shine so bright
Gave me hope, gave me a reason to believe, and fight
I look at you with awe
Wondering where you have been and what you have done
And I pray to God
Wednesday 9th June 2021 4:58 pm
Everything night timed
is subjected to the Moons powdery unfelt dressings
like my welcoming heart and soul
this room embraces
its ghostly white arrival.
Wind bullied clouds have been scattered
their removals allowing the sky
to become one vast deep blue oceanic stage
upon which the stars are free
to show off their glittering performances
but, only ...
Wednesday 9th June 2021 3:55 pm
Flies on the lip of my coffee cup, dancing with their sick, fat, bodies
They're on my legs, in my hair, stuck in my imagination like gum to shoe
I can't stand to look at them, dancing in the air, landing with no care, putrid
Wipe the crap out of the corners of my eyes, out of the crevasse of my head
Empty empty empty
I somersault from the summit, crack back on every cornice
Fall where every ...
Wednesday 9th June 2021 3:40 pm
Do you want to write but lack ideas?
Don't worry; here I am to rescue your creativity with the five exercises that I consider fundamental to start writing.
Practice makes perfect, so let's practice. It's not just about writing what you already know or continuing to write in the first person daily, but what I want to give you is the key to unlock your imagination and help you create new storie...
Wednesday 9th June 2021 8:25 am