If only our lives were a movie?
If only we got what we wanted
If only we didnt have to think about our 'stances
If only spontaneity was our reality
Then life would be easy
Then again, who says our life is not a movie?
Tuesday 31st August 2021 7:56 pm
So hard to please, gentle reader,
so unlike me, loose, thoughts astray
Hot, tonight, as it was for the poet,
Ovid, exiled from Rome to the Black Sea.
So many exiled nights ago,
Go slow, I whisper, go slow.
Forebodings bring unstoppable shakings
Like i have poisoned blood,
I think I have stolen your heart.
I never lie, e...
Tuesday 31st August 2021 7:48 pm
Also by John E Marks:The way of the cloud | Love is a losing game | Christian forbearance | Statistic | Seeing things | Excavation | Quantum leap | Two worlds | Mother's little helper | Past imperfect | John Clare |
Rose amongst thorns,
Show me the way out of this place that we're trapped in
I was searching
before I caught a glimpse of your brilliance.
The perfect distraction
from my journey with no end...
miles of thorn bush with every bend...
How have you flourished in this terrain??
You're vibrant as if to quench my thirst...
how have you seen rain???
Will you be my guide to t...
Tuesday 31st August 2021 4:51 pm
Also by Dreamer Monet:Love Like This |
The summer is nearly over
#staycation will no longer trend
Foreign holidays are risky
until the traffic light rules end
We could travel down to Cornwall
we could travel up to The Lakes
There’s no need for Covid testing
whilst enjoying staycation breaks
We can not travel to Turkey
the country is still listed red
Our flights keep getting cancelled
so we are stuck at home instead
Tuesday 31st August 2021 1:11 pm
Also by julie callaghan:Will The Truth Ever Unfold | Difficult Day | Good Morning | My Petition Part 2 | My Petition | A Moment To Savour | Today’s News | Cheeky Little Roam | Smorgasbord Of Texture | G Pee | TV | Day Break | Puggle | The Morning Run (Not Mine) | Freedom | Moorhen Chicks | Plymouth | Summer Landscape Scene | After The Storm | Everything Happens For A Reason | Gothic Glow | Play Time | Blushing Pink, Sunny Yellow | Holiday Check List | Travel Plan Chameleon (Karma Chameleon) | The Doctor Will See You Now | Jewel Of A Scene | The Muscovy Duck | Turkish Wild Fires | The Plight Of The Bumblebee | #Visibleandsafe | Yorkshire Day |
Tuesday 31st August 2021 12:28 pm
Also by d.knape:THIEF | The Poet And The Mockingbird | HOPE | Good Intentions | Adoption Ad | Chance Of Rain | Blue Moon | AUGUST | Fridge Is | Carpenter | Paint Strokes | Bad Times | Drops In A Bucket | All For Naught | CANCELLED | Interest | Choosing Sides | For Sale | HITCH-HIKER | Song Unknown | Angel | The Yard Man | Today's Poem | i feel so small | The Phone | The Phone | BANANAS | Wet Noodle | WALKING | The Mask |
Behind the behind
Behind the holiday inn near the bus station used by us the masses
and immigrants and those who wander in no man’s land.
There are streets of houses kept in a gloomy mood of semi-poverty and cheap wine.
I walked these streets, shuttered windows, here and there a small shop
run by a Pakistani, how they can make a living out of it is a wonder.
There are cafe...
Tuesday 31st August 2021 8:43 am
Also by jan oskar hansen:penniless in Le Havre | penniless in Ler Lavre | resistance | an August Evening | remember the emperor | the perception | the disgrace | the burning | nature is acceptance | the pursuers | the mist makes you see far | bards and society | don´t walk in the grass | Rainy Belgique | August evening | freedom | freedom | freedom | nre tyranny | the failed revolution | the transferable tourist | willful mausers |
You're seen beneath broadleaves
as light rain passes over
Disaster upon disaster
safely behind you
When the rainbow shows
you're happy to move on
You're caught listening sometimes
sorrowful sighs on the wind
Driving home today
how many to run out of road?
Your eyes shock those now asleep wide awake
and those all too awake at last shall dream
You speak of a clock
Monday 30th August 2021 9:33 pm
Also by Adam Whitworth:Looking Out To Sea | A Certain Strength | Convalescent Life | Putting It Right | My Half Of The Sonnet No.3 | Son | Buzzing Of The Saw | The Poet's Promise |
She looked at me,
Her eyes as deep as the ocean.
Her smile as bright as the moon .
Her delicate fingers touched mine,
A touch as warm as the sun.
Her lips were parting,
A voice as sweet as a nightingale's
Murmured something under her breath.
I was struck, trying to catch my breath
What did she say? What did she say?
The dawn light played a villain I say
I wish to see her, hear her...
Monday 30th August 2021 8:48 pm
Also by Sruthi Chandran:To be continued... |
The plain and simple things are those we feel
In our lives on any common day
And keep us all together on the ground
Like sturdy stones resisting over time.
They are the same for poor and rich alike,
A hug, a smile, a warm and sunny day,
Reminding us that we are here and live,
As different as we are, in the same world.
Apart, there are some goals and wishes, t...
Monday 30th August 2021 8:05 pm
A curl of paper
Placed on our scrubbed pine table
A hurriedly assembled
List of necessities
And some structure
On days when I am lost
Thread to sew on a button
Polish, for appearance sake
(Can't show how I'm feeling)
A Sunday lunch
Of chicken, salad
Trying to hold my life together
When each day it's
Monday 30th August 2021 7:03 pm
Also by Brenda Wells:From The Silence | Wish You Were Here |
Is love to give or love to take
Do I give my love or is it taken,
If it’s taken is it at behest
If given is it by request
Confusion reins to give, to take, But given can I take it back
Further down life’s railroad track
Or taken is gone for good
Lost forever in the wood
You take my love and lock it up
And leave me cold and out of luck
If given though I ca...
Monday 30th August 2021 4:22 pm
Also by Edbreathe:huNt [er]s moon | DREam InG SunS | YooF | OLd RaGe ( will Owe) | hoPE LESS | tHe Or an g dreSs | FiiiiRe | SUMm-er-DusK |
I admit I speak from a certain age
In an era when exercise is all the rage -
But having had my share in the past
I seem to have done enough to last;.
Keen to lay the foundation provided
When youth and energy coincided,
Working to keep the body healthy
Without seeing multi-gyms get wealthy.
Now the years have accumulated
I view exercise as over-rated,
Monday 30th August 2021 2:39 pm
Also by M.C. Newberry:FREEDOM TODAY | TWITS | THAT WAS THEN |
I think it's the third twinkle down
In the constellation of Ursa Major
Where she sits
All sparkly with stardust
And cheesy-gobbed from moon food
Gran said that God had came and
plucked her right off the earth
A car was an odd choice of plucking
But, that's what he chose
With all her beautiful smiley curls of gold
And shimmery eyes of sapphires
Monday 30th August 2021 12:40 pm
Also by Stephen W Atkinson:Page Break | Sunbeam | Your gracious hosts | The Day The Seeds Fell | The Changing Breeze |
Think of me as a cabin in serene forestry
May the stillness of my words shine down upon your presence
Like light penetrating though a canopy
Dancing hickory shielding you from ghastly winds
Astray and exhausted
The path will always present itself
Guiding you to the home of my existence
Supplying you with peace of mind
Serendipity lives amongst those who reside
Monday 30th August 2021 12:36 pm
Also by Cody Roach:River of love | Awake | Fate | Dam | Paradise | The climb |
OUR NEW NORMAL Life during a pandemic. Already change is challenging for most. If we had a choice or I should rather say, control things would remain the same, people's thinking would never evolve, but we don't have control over anything. Change is inevitable; it is an integral part of being human. Going about our lives blissfully oblivious believing that we are the captains of our destinies, then...
Monday 30th August 2021 12:30 pm
things used to be simple
lovers dawning undiluted
before he turned up and
left my dreams polluted
I knew she had a history
you sensed it in her eyes
she'd seen many lovers
said a host of goodbyes
hoped she'd seen sense
woken up and matured
that restless streak still
her carnal urges cured
my money she was after
I knew it from the start
Monday 30th August 2021 11:08 am
Also by simon lucan:Cottage Cheese | Kelp | The Roxy | Size Six | Spikes | Sealed Units | Fern |
Memory image and mystical window,
imagination and the dream to be it so.
Shared with friends and hopes unfold,
stories of wishful truth need to be told.
Transcending images and its shade,
testing ground with courage played.
Real love casting the body aside,
the soul in state of bliss just glide.
This seeming ever bloom garden state,
dreams come with the de...
Monday 30th August 2021 10:18 am
Also by Robert Rittel:The expanded present | Freedom | Horsefeathers Senate | The Dreamcatcher | Conventionality | Clock of eternity | Sphere of Love | Sketches of motion | My Muse is a Vampire | Flatter byes | Political Horsefeathers | Invisible world | Chasing the illusion | The dream window | Whispering Sand | Tears of the Moon |
In a score-settling mood
With the way things go,
Though the point might be moot,
If life's sine qua non
Is the precariousness of it all.
Indeed, yesterday's feast
Could be tomorrow's defeat;
But what of today?
It could be the olive branch
Extended in exchange.
Monday 30th August 2021 4:40 am
Also by Holden Moncrieff:Porphyrogenitus | Cracking | License | Defined | Freeze Frame | Visionary... | Make-believe | Avoidance | Unrehearsed |
A much needed Dylan Thomas/DIY/Shakespeare fusion poem and celebrating a little mishap which befell me at my daughter's house.
I should go gentle into that stud wall
For fear of piercing cable or a pipe
Else certes much skunk shite may me befall.
A wiser man might prod with a bradawl
At DIY, though, I am dud arsewipe
If only I’d drilled gentle through that wall.
Sunday 29th August 2021 10:59 pm
Also by John Coopey:YOU'RE NEVER ALONE WITH A PHONE | HE WAS A FRIEND OF MINE | FADED GENES | VAR MAN | TWERLIES | EDDIE |
An organised mess,
No train of thought,
Just swirls and swoops,
If ironed and pressed,
A chain no longer,
Confused and tangled,
But maid of honour
A taste of love,
So now you see,
Instilled in us,
Exchange our hearts,
Through pain feel power,
Sunday 29th August 2021 10:49 pm
At grubby winter’s evening time,
They waited in the cold and dark.
He saw her run across the park;
Each changed their taxis in between,
To take no chance of being seen.
He opted for a jazzy blue;
She wrapped herself in guilty green.
Later, beneath a small squashed sky,
They looked back at the empty room,
Scraped featureless by some new broom,
With all scraps...
Sunday 29th August 2021 9:55 pm
Also by Stephen Gospage:The Log Sledge | Global Rat | Demonstrators | Dead of Night | Eighty year-old rockers | Waste of Space | Data |
The more I see beyond the reckoning words
and their sweet ache,
I realize you won
You always had.
And this boyish want
has walked its way away from you.
Despite my stay and turning look
I was leaving by weighted line
and flying hook.
And this turning to your wished for face
has piled the wanting
piled the weight
like stones not counted
but hurtful thrown
Sunday 29th August 2021 9:42 pm
Also by Tommy Carroll:3rd person silent | Holding...the point | I can point |
Dinner by the River with beautiful you.
The 3 Graces can also join us too.
Across the way a Ferry, Seacome bound.
Dinner by the River, happiness I've found.
A sleepy Mersey, barely musters a wave.
The memories of this day, I'll forever save.
A speedboat leaves all else in its wake.
A crawling old Tanker, baby steps to take.
A weary Criuser, her voyage now complete.
In the cool River M...
Sunday 29th August 2021 3:14 pm
Also by Mike Bartram:97 Avenue (For Andrew Devine) |
Pink flamingo angels
soft butterfly wings
sweeping virtue gracefully
steadfast gallant knight
dignified splendid blue
white princess bride
elegant breathless beauty
wedding vows bonded
hearts superglued forever.
Sunday 29th August 2021 2:06 pm
Also by Nigel Astell:Betrayal on a Massive Scale | Hard Core |
Sunday 29th August 2021 10:20 am
Also by Guinevere Heron:Jumping waves | They are just words | Do you grieve in heaven? | Your coffee | Dear Death |
When the music is boring
when I will not have the strength to express myself magically
the sky will break
the moon will be left homeless
and I will meet the stars on the terrace
oh good people adorn me with star jewelry.
Sunday 29th August 2021 8:46 am
Also by Sanja Atanasovska:Brown eyes | Angels on the wall | Pineapple from Thailand | Wound in the genes | Diaspora of verses | The beautiful face of truth | Visiting the sun | The right way | An empty dream | Stacking images | Disarmed | Dedication | Me, you and she | One way |
Into the world eternal
Hand in hand
We walk into that land
Love isn't what we say
It's much Deeper than a ray
It makes us feel everything
Longings, pain and also grief
If there's anything I want to change
It isn't past that I have already lived
It's just my feelings I had for few
Who cared not for how much I loved
Sunday 29th August 2021 7:57 am
Also by Moonlight:3. Poem | 2 Poem | 1. Poem |
I never used to understand
why Jesus wanted to be reborn,
into a world of sinners and saints,
of betrayers and victims
where even the strongest hearts of gold,
would one day taste the cruel pain
of a finite life.
And then one day, I met you,
and my heart that believes no faith,
believed in you,
and I knew,
I’d die a thousand Friday’s
to be reborn to you on Sunday.
Sunday 29th August 2021 2:47 am
Also by Connor Hamilton:From A Distance | Murder on the Playground | Racing Thoughts | What’s One More Cancelled Visit to a Man in his Grave? | Breakfast | Black Water Bay | Mr Fat & Mr Thin | Ophelia | Butterfly Thoughts | The Wasps Kill | The Bath (A Recipe for a Broken Marriage) | Burnt Toast Tomorrow | An Ode to the First Times | Three Kisses for Betrayal, Two for Spite | Handsome Leaches | The Sad Boy Orchestra | The Postman Came So I Know the World’s Still There | We Got On Like A House on Fire | Crimson Hills | Cracked Pot Schemes | Naked Poets Society | Salt | She Stayed for a Season |
It’s best in the morning
with no decoration
and fingers reaching out
It’s best in the morning
sun licking through the window
nowhere we need to be
It’s best in the morning
open on the garden
you sip your tea, strum the guitar
sitting on the back step
Your dark hair ruffled
eyes so brown and full of wonder
nowhere we need to be
Saturday 28th August 2021 2:03 pm
Also by Tom:Tokyo Honeymoon | Mayor of Kabul | If We Love It... | Beguiling Sirens |
You’ve heard of policemen out walking their beat,
while wearing those shiny black boots on their feet,
a slow measured march as they come down your street,
but now what if that beat was a tango?
They’d shimmy and slide to a rhythm so hip,
while lookin’ so cool the kids wouldn’t give lip;
watch out for the sergeant and give him the slip,
because he’d want to switch to fand...
Saturday 28th August 2021 10:25 am
Also by Trevor Alexander:Car Crash | Beached | Conversation With My Nine-Year-Old Self |
Waiting to fly
People run to terminals
As best as they can —while dragging heavy bags
Or are zoned in to their screens and books
Elevator music playing
Passengers in waiting— tiredly window shopping
With no clear intent or interest
What time is it?
Doesn’t matter—you are in another country anyway
So you buy...
Saturday 28th August 2021 9:46 am
Also by Rasa Kabaila:Put me on the kitchen counter—please! | Forever Blue | Finding My Way |
Farra thin thot
Feera thin thet
What is it I'm trying to say
Fairer than thit
Feerer thon thet
Mi tongue's in a twister today
Firra thin thot
Firra thin thet
I'm talking like a twat
Farra thin thit
Farra thin thot
I can't say .....fairer than that
Saturday 28th August 2021 8:07 am
Also by kJ Walker:Coal Ash Maisey | Spelunking the Banana Caves | To Ride Jock's Bloody Bull |
So you want to go it alone
Asking for help is just not right
Please consider before you abandoned any assistance
Even a shadow needs a light
Friday 27th August 2021 7:58 pm
Also by Joe Marcello:OPEN FLY | WING AND A PRAYER |
Come and See
Then there was a faint light
A glimmer of hope in a vault of cloud
No brightness was emitted
Not even shadows could be formed
It seemed to remain still, unmovable
I pondered on its presence
Did it signify new hope or a beginning?
It would not go away
My attention was transfixed
A gradual movement dispersed the remaining darkness
I saw the sun in i...
Friday 27th August 2021 11:40 am
Also by keith jeffries:I never cried | The Good Old Days | A Smile |
I start my day the same way I end it
Reflecting and preparing
I believe when a day begins it is a chance to start fresh with a new perspective
I am struggling, overwhelmed by the chaos we accept to live in our lives, it hurts.
With every sip of coffee I believed that today would be the day I change my own shitty circumstances.
Unfortunately, it seems that it was only the caffeine...
Friday 27th August 2021 2:21 am
Can you hear it?
Listen carefully now
Pay attention as the neck snaps
Before you snap and lose it.
Do you hear it slit?
Before you split,
To your misery.
Enjoy your seconds of misery
Joy will find you in mystery.
It's all scenery and gore in your head.
Hearts heavy you don't rest.
You wanna die not by your hand,
They won't blame you if you die.
Friday 27th August 2021 1:56 am
Also by Kelvin Sipho Masilela:when I was still happy | dark world | Sadness | Path |
I'm sorry, I nearly remembered your name,
no-one's to blame for that,
but a face i'll never forget
I couldn't recall the place we met
but perhaps it was the same for you.
We'll never know of course,
such is the way of meeting
and a few words will let us off the hook
but still, behind that blameless look -
Thursday 26th August 2021 7:50 pm
Also by ray pool:FUNCTION BAND | I'M THE GUY |
Lilith, first wife to Adam. She refused to be submissive to Adam, God or his Angels.
She chose to live freely. She was turned into a Demon for disobeying God.
Known as stealers of Babies and seducers of single Men.
Many talismans bearing the names of the Three Angels who tried to force Lilith to return to The Garden of Eden have been found. This is to ward he...
Thursday 26th August 2021 7:30 pm
As expected it's going downhill,
the imaginary ride which I was on,
it made me fantasize for sometime,
that I have reached a deepdown zone.
But it was same as earlier,
the jaunty ride which started with praise,
which once reached an apex climate,
and now it moved to falling phase.
It is like an incessant chain,
tulips after orchids and that after lily,
or is this push...
Thursday 26th August 2021 12:56 pm
Also by MANISHA SAINI:SAGITTARIUS' NIGHTMARE. | CRACKS IN HARDROCK! | ICEQUEEN OF BARENTS SEA. | AND THE FALCON FLED AWAY! |
I'll love you until Shakespeare's irrelevant.
I'll love you until Chaucer don't matter.
I'll love you till Silvia climbs from her grave,
and serves me Teddy Boy's head on a platter.
Thursday 26th August 2021 4:26 am
Also by Ferris Ty Taylor:Reflections and Extrospection |
A life without rules
No teachers No schools
I actually can't imagine how that feels
No authorities ..difficult to picture
No morals..No flaws Flawless
No rules..No Laws..Lawless
Wednesday 25th August 2021 1:11 pm
Also by Sarah L mcnee:ARTHUR | CERTIFIED | POSSESS | THRONE | SIGNATURE |
Forced furiously to undergo a Pre Matrimonial Course
by both Priest and gorgeous harridan intended,
(otherwise the knot remained undone).
Feeling indignant, resentful and slightly put upon,
the 'married' to him less important than her 'moneyed'.
Honeymoon period over, he grabbed the chance
to take a Post Matrimonial Refresher Course
to avoid early nuptial burnout and collapse...
Tuesday 24th August 2021 11:13 pm
Also by Jennifer Malden:Ebb Tide Only |
And on a lonely seat in a cold winter night where it all began. Yearning for what once was, but not still and never again.
Was it hope bewitching my mind. Thinking all ache has passed. Or was it true serenity that was too rare to last.
In the dark of night my mind wanders free. Seeking a relief beyond my reach.
Then the day comes and it's darker still. Though the sun shines bright, my sunrise i...
Tuesday 24th August 2021 7:29 pm
It was the kind of love
You read in books or see in movies.
The kind that makes your heart flutter.
It was the kind of happiness
That makes you giddy and act silly,
Can’t stop smiling when you see each other.
It was the kind of kiss
That makes your lips tremble and your knees weak
And now you know how it feels to be thoroughly kissed.
It was the kind of to...
Tuesday 24th August 2021 4:14 am
In the red cords of love
Cause a sweet-toxic flow of passion
That pierces the souls of the fateful
Birthing a horrid abomination.
Adoring a beautiful ensemble
It comes to those who seek
An emotion that is nearing extinction.
Promising a blissful existence
It illuminates a trail
Feeding on the vitality of those who walk
Leaving a car...
Monday 23rd August 2021 10:23 pm
Also by Blue Raven:Sanity. |
I love, many things.
I love Mandarins,
But what’s a Mandarin?
Just a duck you say?
Well you’re right
An Emperor's a penguin
And a Pagolin's a Pagolin
But to me it’s not just a duck
It’s a Mandarin.
You don’t have to look to see all the world's Mandarins
They come and they leave with you just looking at them
Monday 23rd August 2021 10:09 pm
Good to see you again young man, tell me have you made better choices?
Are you still stuck struggling young man, have you sucome to the voices?
You can be forgiven for the sins you did commit,
put it all down to the personality split,
God won't judge you, you used to say he loved you, loved us all,
you should have been safe in this knowledge but no not at a...
Monday 23rd August 2021 10:14 am
To put it in the Title
to me seems Sadly Vital
You have to Grab Attention
with Poetic based Invention
The Masses just want Action
to give them Satisfaction
It’s Bloody Death and Sorrow
that’ll bring them back Tomorrow
When its Culture that you’re after
turn to Shakespeare, Blake or Kafka
The Best of us are Dead
Unmarked, Un-missed, Unr...
Sunday 22nd August 2021 10:20 pm
Also by Crimaldi:Flatbed |
Noise in the night
Over the road
Woman on drive
Seems quite confused
Think it's his mum
He is at work
Don't know where
Works in care
Front door open
Dogs come out
She goes in
Door wide open
Dogs running loose
Wife starts to worry
Phones the police
Two police cars arrive
Neighbour comes out
So does his mum
Saturday 21st August 2021 11:24 pm
Also by Chameleon:New Words to Grapple With | Remember? | Photon Torpedoes | Remembered Banana |
at the gates to another life,
all the screaming,
and scared eyes
of children clinging
to their parents legs,
while I lay here in
the quiet of a weekend afternoon,
the coffee cup
cooling on my chest,
my child nearby
watching the television,
super hero dogs,
my heart aches
as if running low
Saturday 21st August 2021 11:03 pm
Also by Tom Harding:Desert Island |