Poetry Blogs (May 2021)
I like clocks, I enjoy the
reassuring ticking away.
What you see is what you
get with all instruments
measuring time, but if you
happen to be in a ward, it's
scary when the sense of
time departs and a clock no
longer tick-tock-ticks away.
And the computer screen
shows jagged lines, as
the resuss team pile in
Wednesday 19th May 2021 12:34 am
Also by Philipos:BUCK | BIRDSONG | ASTROLOGICAL SIGNS | THE MOON AND BUMBLE | SWEET SERENA | BRANCHES | SPIRITUS | TAKEN IN | CONFLICTS | FELINES | PLODDING | RINGTONES | MAY | WIND SWEPT | BEACHED | RIPPLES IN THE STREAM | SKY PILOT | CHIDINGS | BACK TO SEA | NITTY GRITTY | SPACED OUT | SMALL ARMS DRILL | MORNING POST | BACK ALLEY MAN | MASKS | BROWNIE POINTS | GUSTS | STEPPING ON SHOES | BLIND DATE | BARBARIANS | FIRE POWER | BATTLEMENTS |
If you take the Metropolitan Line from Baker Street to St Pancras,
then the Piccadilly Line northbound to Finsbury Park,
change platforms and take the southbound Victoria Line to Oxford Circus,
then northbound on the Northern Line for two stops,
you will end up precisely where you started from.
Which begs the question - what's the point?
What IS the bloody point???
Tuesday 18th May 2021 11:25 pm
Also by Chameleon:Living in a Box | Something of a Loner |
As she gently weeps…
Chirping birds in dialogue…
Whisper a dance…
Can you hear their secrets unfold…?
Like naked puppets in silent obedience…
Can you see their luring flames?
Their tender embrace?
And she gently weeps…
While chirping birds in dialogue…
Tuesday 18th May 2021 11:03 pm
the warm sun reminds me of you.
the way you would hold me, in your big, strong arms.
the way you would call me beautiful, kiss my forehead.
the way you would make me feel safe.
i miss you.
i miss you, but you don't miss me
that's the issue. we all want what we can't have.
you never think of me, but i constantly think of you.
you were the first guy to truly care f...
Tuesday 18th May 2021 10:05 pm
Nothing can stay with me,
Nothing I love or hate
No dark shadow can make me afraid
No divine love saves me from the grave.
Through the roar of the waves tall grasses sink
Into evolution's dismal course,
Abducted by charm our younger selves
Notice the brilliance of water
On a nondescript day.
Now years look like moments
As I whistle my way into the field laughing.
Tuesday 18th May 2021 8:42 pm
Also by John E Marks:Lunacy | THE PRIDE of AFRICA | Forgive, forget | Target practice | Generation 27 | The Christie | Water tree | Rainstorm | Empire of the Sun | On first looking into Popōcatepētl | The last Byzantine | Genocide | SPRING SNOW |
O, poor snubbed soul, will no one hear your chimes?
Is your cachet so invisible now?
Why does blind ignorance fill blinkered times?
Are you the sacrifice; unholy cow?
Did you not nail our colours to the mast?
And vow yourself to be selfless and true?
How dare they name you tiresome, fake, bombast?
Will faithful believers not hear from you?
Who considers you less by dint of ...
Tuesday 18th May 2021 6:57 pm
Also by Graham Parker and his musings:Daisy chains at sea | Clocks | Faded Icons | Matins | Syringa | All-inclusive | Waiting in Vain | John Bunyan's Shed | Garlic 18 | Wordsworth's Shroud | Myopsida Palmatum Atropurpureum |
Tonight might be the night, higher than a kite
Taking flight, out of sight burning gas
Smoking stress waiting for panic passed
Dreams melting into dripping glass
Time worn into candle wax
Picking up the slack, pennies in a stack
Light a cigarette, blow it out your back
Things in the dark quietly click and clack
Pager chirping in the encompassing black
Excuses lined up on the rack, smashed...
Tuesday 18th May 2021 5:55 pm
Waiting in sadness
Wearing a shawl of loss
Wakeful in the dark night
Quietly being, listening
In the still silence
Part of the world
Dwarfed by its enormity
Tuesday 18th May 2021 5:54 pm
Also by Brenda Wells:Early Summer Morning | A Sea of Bright Stars |
The world sides with
Tuesday,18th May 2021
If you show courage
the world shall acknowledge
try to toe your line
and define the future role
if you shed tears
no one shall come forward and try to share
the world is only with the brave
and not with the cowards who behave irresponsibly
if you can force the world
to rewrite the history untold
you shall be called a su...
Tuesday 18th May 2021 5:03 pm
Also by Jadia4708au:So much to learn | Show mercy | Time doesn't stop | Truth & only truth | Parents-come back | Now & then | Emotions flow | No chains-No cage | Love burns inside | Live life of its own | Make literature-memorable | Eid mubarak | Beauty from inside | Teachers-Architectures | Poetry-The path | Under scorching sun | Changes are good | Friendship-true one | You become an actual human | For pleasure | Role of working woman | No disrespect-dead | Marriage anniversary-50th year | Freedom day-Africa | My guide | Dear I propose | Experience & poetry | Motherly feeling | Love & poetry | What is mother | Where are the old days? | Nobility & kindness | Parent exiled | Love spreads fragrance | Ink your emotions | Two words | The leader | With the mass | Rain brought smile | Love supersedes | Allow not to take over | Thoughts prevail | Save country-save people | Life is not easy | Nature's wrath | Black death rainbow | May day | Ask for an apology |
Let's restart everything become unbroken
Let's forget about the motives that drove us here
Who needs the memories
If we can have a moment of solitude
This is the moment you decided you are over your ex
SIx months and you almost killed yourself
You don't need this
Life starts now so don't think about it
Just keep moving on
This is the decision
This is the decision that writes the...
Tuesday 18th May 2021 4:51 pm
Also by Damon Blackery:Control Has Been Lost |
The art thieves
Sven and Albert were two old friends in their late thirties
They made a modest living by pilfering things and selling them to a second shop
Where no questions were asked.
The rumour was a summer house not far from town was full of arts
Paintings on every wall.
They borrowed a car and drove up there to see what they could steal
In the fading light, they picked a pict...
Tuesday 18th May 2021 12:58 pm
Also by jan oskar hansen:art thieves | the occupation | an island | the ending | tired angels | ages | the foresight | may morning | India | a little argument | echography | Derik and Floyd | what happens to Facebook | the fear | the abbess | elderliness | what few see | love unseen |
The way it used to be
Families at the table
enjoying each other's company
Now it's all fast food and phones
by plastic plates and plastic phones
people not looking up
constantly staring at a screen
Families are not the same
without those meals together
save a place at the table
save our families
save our ...
Tuesday 18th May 2021 12:49 pm
Also by d.knape:WOK | MONEY | BAREFOOT | SMOKE | CONDENSEDPOEM | MUSTANGS | Childproofing A Poem | University Of Stupidity | High Volume | Old Crow | Morning Moon | Short Poem | The Little Things I Do | Not As Young As We Used To Be | Cowboy Blues |
I was waging war on my body before it had even fully grown
No respect for the temple that houses my soul
With cuts, and drugs and other people's limbs
I have shown her little she is respected
And expected her to carry on as though she were
Countless sleepless nights and 'just one more drink'
And I have pushed her to her limit
She's crying out for acknowledgement
No more abus...
Tuesday 18th May 2021 12:26 pm
Also by Lauren O'Donoghue:Broken | Truth | Pathetic Fallacy | Recharge | Addiction | Unreserved | Paradox Girl | Helping | Friends | Hoop | Childhood | Paranoia | My Poetry Book | Rain | Rush Hour | Valentine's Wish | Old Friends | Lentils | Mum | Creative Blocks |
The key to finding yourself
Is to no longer look
But to separate yourself
From what's deemed normal
Tuesday 18th May 2021 11:29 am
Also by Cody Roach:You and I | Keep me | Finding my way home |
you have to watch it in here
old blokes get up to all sorts
seem to lose inhibitions and
indulge in odd water sports
dicks emerge like clockwork
just like they're past caring
pyjamas are a good excuse
for opening up and sharing
doesn't shock me anymore
hang there minute and limp
yet one or two can still do it
Patrick's a potent old pimp
Tuesday 18th May 2021 10:23 am
Also by simon lucan:Old As Love | Nibs | First Light | Rouge | Wings | Grassland |
There're dreams I've seen
Some real small
Many really big
Each having it's own colouring
Dreams to be rich and famous
And most of my life
I've lived Struggling
To make my dreams come true
I've achieved it all
Lots of wealth, pomp and show
Financial powers lie at my feet
Humans bow before me
I'm rich and famous
I've attitude to show others
I wear branded d...
Tuesday 18th May 2021 9:38 am
Also by Moon.girl:This is it. | Your words | Fissures | Last card | Brokenness |
above the trees and roof tops
floating across the sky
a heavenly display
shapes divide and multiply
an early evening sky scape
drifting clouds pass on by
pretty pastel colours
a candy treat for the eye
sugar coated almond hues
pale blue, pink, peach and creams
melting away my worries
my hope to dream sweet dreams
Tuesday 18th May 2021 9:18 am
Also by julie callaghan:Another Milestone | Jordan Banks RIP | WOL Anniversary | Reasons To Be Grateful Week Two | Ripples | Rhododendron | National Limerick Day | At Last | Come Dine At Mine | Escape Room | Bluebell Woods | Tonight’s Walk | Reasons To Be Grateful Week One | Little Robin | The Fourth Of May | Dawn Chorus | The Covid-19 Memorial Wall | Old, New And Incomplete |
Ek Anjaana sa rishta hai tera mera..
Kuch khaas, anokha ,ankaha..
Aane se tere bhar jaati hai rooh sukoon se..
Jab ati hai maati ki khushbu, maano jud jati hu me fir khud se..
Kya kehti hai ye boonde teri,
Kya laati hai sandesh baadalo se..
Samjh le jo inhe fir kabhi na kare bagawat inse.
Bas yuhin tum dheeme dheeme aati rehna.
Apna ye sangeet in kaano ko sunati rehna.
In boondo ke adbhut...
Tuesday 18th May 2021 7:56 am
Also by Gazal Jain:The Last Kiss | 6th Month Wali Feeling |
These rain bearing love clouds
Dark, dank and grey but lovely
Like umbrella it stands overhead
With holes in it's shade to spray
Drizzling nectar of love over us
Drenching us with happiness
It's time to be merry, celebrate again
Let's sing some happy songs
While dancing our way around
Climbing hills of hopefullness
And smiling like eternal sun
The cloudy weat...
Tuesday 18th May 2021 6:43 am
Also by Ghazala lari:BFF | Blessed beginning | A lantern of hope | Life goes on | The seasons lost | Ameen | Silly rhymes | Beautiful life ahead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! | Liars and cheaters | Article 5: teenagers during pandemic | Fearful heart | Article 4: Children during pandemic | Plagiarized | Everlasting joy | Happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! | Bright side | Long lost noon | Morning delight | Afternoon memories | Article 2: Dreams | Article 1 | Heaven on earth | Unblocked | At the front | Sound of love | So to say | Beautiful journey |
Jane had just bought an amazing hearing aid,'twas the size of a pea.
"It's amazing,it will make such a difference to me."
"Was it very expensive?"asked her husband Jock.
"It fits neatly into my ear,It's nearly three o' clock."
Tuesday 18th May 2021 5:33 am
Also by hugh:Lost for words ! | A conversation between a husband and wife | A hole in one | A thieving problem ! | A painful visit to the dentist | A crack in the Labour mirror | A rash promise | Diarrhoea !! | Dog thefts | Sad Saturday sewer story |
I just need someone to massage my mind.
Oh, but these neurons are aching.
I just need someone to drag me up out of this life
Where I am dying.
I just need a hand while I find my feet,
But one that won't hurt me.
I just need a body to hold in the night,
But one that won't scare me.
I just need someone to cradle my thoughts,
Keep Baby from crying.
I just need someone to show me that th...
Tuesday 18th May 2021 5:15 am
Also by Aviva Rifka Bhandari:Prophecy | Sauce For The Goose (Rough Justice) | So Really And Truly Crazy | The Grind | To A Friend To Be Forgotten | The Wonder Tree | Chicken Licken | Deadlock | Taken From Me | Desperate Prayer | Screams Of A Spoilt Child | Real Lows And Artificial Highs | War Of The Sexes | The Hardest Tears | End Of The Road | Dream On | Buried Treasure |
Goodbye Mr Frost
Did you leave the children screaming?
Give their life some meaning?
Do they realise the cost?
So you can hear him breathing
Prepare you for the grieving,
for the wailing of your soul
His darkness is just growing
Your stomach churning, knowing
That the end is coming soon
...And he's right here in your ro...
Monday 17th May 2021 10:52 pm
Also by Stephen W Atkinson:About the size of it... | Beyond |
In the early 1990’s I was tasked by British Coal with organising the recruitment for the imminently opening North Selby Mine.
We preferred experienced transferees from closing mines, either locally or from further afield, like South Wales; but we also took on “Green Labour”.
I recall one occasion when I received a bunch of application forms which included two from Russia. Bear in mind that ...
Monday 17th May 2021 8:35 pm
Also by John Coopey:THE BLOOD SERVICE VAMPIRES FROM LEEDS | LEADER OF THE PACK part 3 | THE GARDEN | "AS SURE AS GOD'S IN GLOUCESTER..." |
My heart starts missing a beat
i admit defeat
i give up those harsh words
advanced trance like state
i helped to create
just like that
i fell from grace
gone without a trace
every wrong doing has a special place
i call it home, so now you know
how to run a show
Do i sound depressed
you know, a total mess
nothing less i suspect
Monday 17th May 2021 8:31 pm
Also by Rudyard Kooistra:TAPP. | No title needed. |
A few days ago I asked for a word and you said balance so I used it
In lock down we wrote Daily we can write and i'll prove it
So here goes "a situation in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions"
It's all about balance equality fair portions
Trying to balance being a mum a daughter a writer an artist a girlfriend a sister is more like a juggle
Monday 17th May 2021 8:10 pm
Also by Sarah Louise mcnee:TINY CROWN |
You inspire me to be more than I am,
It has been unconscious since our meeting.
I strive for your affirmation,
To have my hopes dashed by my own hubris.
My pinnacle is your salvation,
But just to conjoin myself to your journey is its own reward
I am enamoured by your presence
Your beauty is Maine's first solstice.
I could not delineate my narrative to you,
In fear of ...
Monday 17th May 2021 7:45 pm
Hindsight marches in, nonchalant,
And makes one a revisionist historian:
Dilemmas resolved but deleterious
Once again promise to turn mysterious.
So the agony of crossroads past
Is sculpted in high-relief,
While erstwhile echoes
Taunt in high-fidelity.
The farce is interactive
And the thespian exceedingly demanding:
Exhumes storylines thought inert,
Monday 17th May 2021 3:32 pm
Also by Holden Moncrieff:Roman-à-clef | Flickers | A Thousand & One | Temporal | Vernacular | Thebes | Pharisaic | Kafka's Door |
As innocent blood smears across the now rubbled streets,
Israel continue their massacre leaving children 6 feet deep.
The unending air strikes light up the sky like exploding stars,
And the ethnic cleansing continues to engender trauma and forge generational scars.
This is by no means a conflict but the bestial oppression of the Palestinian nation,
Monday 17th May 2021 2:00 pm
Also by Your Royal Poetess:14/12/1994 |
Picking you up to go driving
I’d get there early to watch you get ready
both seventeen and tangled
in that unspoken thing between us
Cruising the looping country lanes
in those dim headlight beams
That was our place, alone together at last
Two teenagers, eyeing each other sideways
and wondering who each of us would be
would you always stay right there
would you always be
in the car with...
Monday 17th May 2021 1:09 pm
Also by Tom:The Window Box | Chlorine |
Over soaring seams of smooth
And finely woven cloth
I stretch out my hand and let my fingers
Touch the undulating run of green
Allowing a single finger to sketch the unfolding line
Of raised and proud gently lurking downland
Hills and meadows
I watch a distant hawk waver on shimmering waves
Of unseen sullen heat
Then dropping my hand to sweep across
Beaded heads ...
Monday 17th May 2021 10:58 am
Also by Martin Elder:An island of silence |
At the time of colours, no one came here.
The sea-red sand, compacted, stained the floor
Of the yellow valley. Some way above,
Off-duty mountains in teardrops of blue
Topped hedgehog browns in bark of trees. At dusk,
Venus shone, white as glass. No one came here.
Alleged sightings of a stagecoach, a cart,
Or a bicycle, easily disproved,
Confirm this truth, with proof t...
Monday 17th May 2021 9:20 am
Also by Stephen Gospage:Bars | What Matters | Detective Stories |
You messaged me 'Good Morning'.
My reply made me seem busy.
You are right, I was distorting.
Did I act silly?
I don't know,
what I did was right or wrong.
I had to show
since it had been long.
Time has changed,
so have the situations.
And I am perplexed
with my expectations.
I do love you
but don't know what to do.
It's been a whil...
Monday 17th May 2021 9:01 am
Also by Advaita singh:I want to distant you! | Rain, I love this day!!⛈☔ | I thought, You had a crush! | Listening to Heart ❤ !! |
I'll make you tea
as you always said
stay away from rain
don't get wet
shout on us when we play
ate sand with gay
slattern, we were
you bathe us till the next day
your smile when we back from school
you exclude us amid those fools
take away all our worries
let us play with tools
when we grew up
we made you dishes
you always said you like th...
Sunday 16th May 2021 9:58 pm
Also by Nazia Khan:Living in coffin | How long I live | Long is the way | Heaven is evil |
My Time had come
I have been as free as I have ever felt
Only still longing to find love again in the heart of another
I am faced with Choice in my direction
Taking faith in making the right decisions
The other day I went out to a local Jam session
Where local artist play their instruments in a dance with one and other
The scene being a large red barn built in 1907
Sunday 16th May 2021 8:24 pm
A morning gong scatters the stars-
dreams retreating to the edges.
Now begin in the middle of things.
Two spirits fell to Earth entwined,
the one and only image of Eden.
And guarantee of fruitful days.
Two lions, powerful heads
lolling against one another,
beaks hold out branches
as promise for a safe home.
How renaissance draperies follow fo...
Sunday 16th May 2021 5:39 pm
Also by Adam Whitworth:To Known Individuals Who Took, Or Failed To Take, Particular Actions On Particular, Well Documented Occasions. | Merry-Go-Round | Meeting The Day | Lanterns In The Trees | Only The Relevant | Appearances |
The riddle called love ...
A debate as old as the mountains
with no definitive answer in sight.
Who has an answer
Who might be wrong or right?
Adel sings, sometimes it lasts
Nazareth sings it hurts.
Ellie Chu from the half of it, thinks it's
"messy and horrible and selfish and bold".
Turn it upside down. What is it not?
Love is not guaranteed
nor just a simple choice
Sunday 16th May 2021 9:32 am
Once it blooms
folds the mental glooms,
nothing in sight
except its bloom bright!
The flower red
on past its petals fed,
Each petal has rosy lips
as if its fragrance speaks.
It speaks the stories old
along with moments gold,
the story of two-unbold
roses never get a chance to unfold.
Each of its nector
in a frozen state
Let's the roses bloomed again,
Sunday 16th May 2021 7:31 am
Also by DR. MUKUND BHANDARI:WAVERING WIND | What is charity? | GONE ARE THE DAYS... |
The bird had put the blame
On the wind
To escape from the accusations
Made by the rose
The wind had put the blame
On the season
To define herself as the breeze
That every flower wants to seize
The time had put the blame
On the ambigous space
To defend her soul once again
Arguing that she was not feeling the same
The artist had put the blame
On the lyrics of t...
Sunday 16th May 2021 5:07 am
Also by Begum Burak:Gathering |
how do you kill a man thats already dead
how do does who cant undertand
cone to and understanding
why do the stars of the world always hace to fall, before they shine
office blocks and jail blocks both hold prisoner
but son today whos holding you ransom
oh please be reasonable when stealiing souls
please be gentle when yourbreaking hearts
not all thiefs play at night...
Sunday 16th May 2021 12:54 am
Also by Keith Byrne:to you | life | her | open | from the soul |
Urgent house repairs
cracked damp window
shiny peeling wallpaper
musty smelling carpet
plaster flaking ceiling
heart to heart
mental stress showdown
depression discreetly leaves
when you say
I love you
knowing battle lost
limited influences here.
Sunday 16th May 2021 12:42 am
Also by Nigel Astell:Held Accountable |
transpose your sentimental self
into the books that line your shelf,
become the beasts that fearsome roam,
possess their traits as if your own,
devour the words you fall upon
feast until the hunger’s gone,
and in that knowing spare yourself
that you might share what counts as wealth.
Saturday 15th May 2021 11:40 pm
The grey canopy threatens and thunders.
As rain patters, the earth starts moaning.
The angry storm unleashes its fury.
The trees are drenched in rain water
The flowers are swept away
The beauteous verdure is muddied with flood water.
Revengeful winds slap everybody.
Relentless rain water rushes into houses.
Tropical cyclone has mercy for no one
Save for the man who walks through the ragin...
Saturday 15th May 2021 9:50 pm
Harry Potter's adventures have been enjoyed,
He was a boy wizard who could not be destroyed.
There was a bad mage, known as Voldemort,
And it was Harry's death that he sought.
Harry survived and he was raised by muggles,
Who were cruel and harsh and cared not for his struggles.
But Harry entered a school where magic was taught.
It was a huge castle and it was called Hogwarts.
Ron and Hermi...
Saturday 15th May 2021 8:12 pm
Also by Stuart Vanner:Star Wars | Pubs |
Saturday 15th May 2021 7:31 pm
Lips, bruised with Rioja,
she wanted to bathe,
I sparked up candles,
fumbled for towels,
and as it thundered
she invited me there,
soft peach, grape kisses,
the air, warm and wet,
as I popped another,
glugged us to the brim,
gifted myself, each toe,
knee, thigh, suds dripping
from the heel
as I worked it,
soft and circling,
all the way down,
to the g...
Saturday 15th May 2021 5:59 pm
Also by Mike Watts:October |
What is it?
About what I went through in earlier times
That makes me want to write about them
With a flowing rhythm in rhyme
Why is it?
The focus always seems to be about negativity
And the painful pitfalls of our society
Of moral injusticies encountered by me that are a crime
How is it?
I remember the times that were good
But, so often feeling sad, only write about t...
Saturday 15th May 2021 3:51 pm
Also by J.D. Bardo:Over the "Hump" | DESOLATION | The Accidental Best Friend |
6 reasons why I can’t sleep with Alexandre
His dark skin
And tall stature
His broken English
Makes conversations strained
But to me— it doesn’t matter
I want to climb him
Like a deep mahogany
‘Tell Rasa I’m single’
He said to his housemate— my buddy Amelia
The thought of him on top of me
Made my body tingle
Saturday 15th May 2021 9:28 am
We are in a new age
Where our minds are racing,
From one topic to another.
Are we in constant search for new information?
And It's information overload.
Our mind is like an ocean-
with its fierce commotion of waves.
Our gadgets,our companion
But does it enslave us?
Is nature becoming alien to us?
Longing to be in tune with Nature.
The wondrous joy and peace it bri...
Saturday 15th May 2021 6:48 am
Also by Anna John:Freedom |
Should God be real despite unample proof
I'll stand for Him before I stand aloof
If heaven's gates refuse me when I die
Let not my lack of confidence be why
Saturday 15th May 2021 6:14 am
Also by The Chessplayer:A Goodbye Unsaid | The Moment of Death | Felt | Good Times | Notice (Haiku) | Belief Is Like a Bird That Nests | The Roaring Rain Outside | The Void |
For my brother 30.01.1937 - 13.05.2021
No one lives forever - today that's been brought home to me,
And never send to know for whom the bell tolls - it tolls for thee, you see.
No recent answer to the telephone and emails that were ignored...
The mind conjured up its reasons - perhaps he just got bored
With the expectations that went with the thought.: Reply you idle man!
Friday 14th May 2021 11:39 pm
Also by M.C. Newberry:TERSE | BARBARY COAST | EMOTIVISM | BEDDED BLISS |