Poetry Blogs (2021)
When knots open
And life gets straightened
No more glass walls to see
Mirror speaks beautiful reality
When family ties strengthen
What once was loose tightens
Mysteries are left behind to solve
Accepting life as it is and as was
When once brittle bonds
Are made strong
Through prayers and worship
Then life becomes charmingly exceptional
Monday 17th May 2021 5:04 pm
Also by Moon.girl:Your words | Fissures | Last card | Brokenness |
A flotilla sits anchored at sea,
A chain-link of unfurled white finger sails.
Bobbing gently on a brine of wax green,
Golden pillowed life rafts with pearlesque rails.
They demand only deserved attention,
Serene these vessels with cargoes of hope.
Beauty in simplicity, do not shun,
The iridescence that keeps them afloat.
Circadian stars with no need of night,
Monday 17th May 2021 4:59 pm
Also by Graham Parker and his musings:Clocks | Faded Icons | Matins | Syringa | All-inclusive | Waiting in Vain | John Bunyan's Shed | Garlic 18 | Wordsworth's Shroud | Myopsida Palmatum Atropurpureum |
For long I prayed
A friend true to me
A soulmate eternal
Friendship that's beauty
Two gracious ladies
With long flowing gowns
After a decade long absence
The two meet again
A perfect time for them
To befriend once and forever
Heart's were pure
Now the hellos
Monday 17th May 2021 3:34 pm
Also by Ghazala lari: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 |
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 |
wok can be
Monday 17th May 2021 12:55 pm
Also by d.knape: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 |
With tears in his eyes and heart filled with emotions
He kissed her forehead and said "Apna khayal rakhna"
With all the smiles and pains, he bid her goodbye with that kiss on forehead
Hard for him but he let her go
Holding him back, he let her walk
Being there they were lost
If they will ever see each other or not
Imprinted with that last kiss, she smiled with tears
Imprinted with those ey...
Monday 17th May 2021 12:40 pm
Also by Gazal Jain:6th Month Wali Feeling |
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 |
And puddles pool
And I am feeling the chill of lonliness
And rainfall quickens to a roar
And my words fall on deaf ears
The birds are hiding away
And the sun won't come out to play
And we are emotional strangers in our own home
How many times can we talk about the same thing without it changing?
How many rainy days will there be
Monday 17th May 2021 10:26 am
Also by Lauren O'Donoghue: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 |
strange things go through my head
my mind has been to distant places
days merge blindly into each other
lately I've lost a memory for faces
just how long have I been in here?
unlike my head my cock still works
wild fears roam like buffalo and yet
in my pants an untamed tiger lurks
the matron omits to cater for that
they seem past it most of my peers
yet my r...
Monday 17th May 2021 10:18 am
Also by simon lucan:Nibs | First Light | Rouge | Wings | Grassland |
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 ❤ !! |
Along the road map to our way out
we reached another milestone today
We can take a trip to the cinema
or visit the theatre to watch a play
Thirty people can gather outside
indoors it’s two households or up to six
Masks and social distancing keeps us safe
as we venture out and begin to mix
Travel abroad is allowed once more
as long as the destination is green
We can holiday, take a ...
Monday 17th May 2021 8:22 am
Also by julie callaghan: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 |
Black is yellow
Amber is green
War is piece
And everything is the truth
When spoken from an autocue.
By a man who never got
More wars in Palestine
And it will go on till someone loses
In this case, the invaders.
A dead sea of suffering
May the west be forgiven
In the Middle East.
In the end, Israel
Monday 17th May 2021 8:05 am
Also by jan oskar hansen: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 |
Fred told Jim he hadn't spoken to his wife for days.
Jim says to Fred,"To discuss the problem sometimes pays.
How did the problem initially errupt?"
"When she spoke I just didn't like to interrupt !"
Monday 17th May 2021 8:00 am
Also by hugh: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 |
And time goes on, my friend,
Your wounds that never heal,
Will grow an ugly face,
Your troubles never end.
And life goes on and on...
Your dreams that never came,
Will haunt you as you wake,
Your broken heart won't mend.
And I say
howl at the wind.
run with the river.
drift with the clouds.
burn with the fever.
Monday 17th May 2021 6:37 am
Also by Aviva Rifka Bhandari: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 |
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 |
Eight billion humans tear this planet apart
Hating each other
Hating other species
All the secret gardens
Of this world
Man came out of Africa
Killing as they went
Killing for food
Killing for ‘fun’.
In Africa now only
Twenty thousand lions with nowhere to hide
Just trying to take care of their pride
They defend each ot...
Sunday 16th May 2021 9:32 pm
Also by John E Marks: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 |
Sweet Serena what a doll
I saw her walking down the
Mall - she strode through
Soho Streets with flair, she
needed to ingest fresh air.
She saw a beggar with his
hat, his face was thin the
voice was flat. She knew
she couldn't live like that
although her charity could
surpass the little man with
prospects trashed and so began
her street soup k...
Sunday 16th May 2021 9:10 pm
Also by Philipos: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 |
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
the new runner bean canes are up
a naked guard of honour
saluting themselves ceremoniously
across the still empty raised bed
the allotment looks season ready,
tomato wires too have been tightened
and whistle a little in the breeze
but the plants are a fortnight behind,
robins, wrens and tits explore
these new vantage points
now the soil nets are off,
it’s time to f...
Sunday 16th May 2021 6:34 pm
Truth & only truth
Sunday,16th May 2021
It is possible
my cries shall go unheard by the people
I shall fall down on earth
but shall not accept the death
even if I am hanged
from the mother land
My fight shall be on till an end
truth and only truth
as it needs no proof
even if I have to remain aloof
and become homeless with no rooftop...
Sunday 16th May 2021 5:40 pm
Also by Jadia4708au: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 |
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 holding out branches
projected for a safe home.
How renaissance draperies follow ...
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 |
Living in a box
Keys turned in locks
Afraid to go outside
Ignoring the phone
No-one at home
Turn out the light and hide
Family long gone
Knows she was wrong
Shut out the outside world
Aware of the shame
brought on their name
White flag not yet unfurled
Friday 14th May 2021 9:50 pm
Also by Chameleon:Something of a Loner |
This time the birds are a cacophony,
The cold air too sharp.
Solitude and peace have become loneliness and deafening silence that crushes,
And I'm soothed no more.
Friday 14th May 2021 9:33 pm
For everyone who believes their dog is loyal
I hate to inform you, that you've been screwed
They play that best friend card to the hilt
They'll go to anyone who gives them food
Friday 14th May 2021 8:25 pm
Also by Joe Marcello:ALL IN COMPASS |
I think it's to let it go
So I've lost control again
Wish I could tell you that my soul was proper
I sold it along this dusty road
I saw godlessness in everyone
To cut a good kid without fear
The road to hell was built on good intentions
I only felt so alone without her love
With her, you can't be a good man
Without her, you can't be happy
So pick before the world blames you
Friday 14th May 2021 5:57 pm
It’s pointless, it’s wrong, it’s not the business of anyone but me
It’s just something you do, well not something “you” do
Just a few seconds lost in the mind saying things out loud like I’m known to
Something about the focus, the frustration it boils into, that even though I’m not angry at all
Not provoked, not right, not even believing what I think
But the feeling of the focus, ...
Friday 14th May 2021 1:34 pm
Also by Krab:Steps |
Why did you leave when the rain started dont you need a umbrella?
Do you need me to be your umbrella for todays showers
I will give you that I rather walk in the rain
With you through a thousand hurricanes
Just to splash in puddles with you again
Friday 14th May 2021 5:53 am
A terrible thing happened this morning when I was on my way to work
This fella was on the high street, he was like a lunatic gone berserk
He smashed a bus stop window and threw a brick at TJ hughes
He was walking funny, and looked peculiar, he was barefoot with no shoes
I pulled over to try and help him, because I could tell he was in the dumps
I reached into my passenger foot well,...
Thursday 13th May 2021 11:12 pm
Also by Ged Thompson:There's a life |
I've just given my 50th donation today. I was disappointed not to be trumpeted in.
I’ve seen many movies that starred Vincent Price
Or Karloff or Christopher Lee
I’ve watched at the cinema or on the box
Where I’ve peeped from behind the settee.
I saw Captain Quint get clean bit in half
By a fish we just knew as Jaws
The Exorcist too made me sweat at what next
Thursday 13th May 2021 7:22 pm
Also by John Coopey:LEADER OF THE PACK part 3 | THE GARDEN | "AS SURE AS GOD'S IN GLOUCESTER..." |
Longing for yearning
Shortly becoming desperate
Why the rush?
Brace the troughs
Ride the euphoria
Knowledge is paramount
Understand your design
And all will be fine
Thursday 13th May 2021 7:04 pm
Also by Cody Roach:Keep me | Finding my way home |
Christopher Columbus was the catalyst for our decline
Followed by a swarming plague of European greed
They came to divide and conquer and take our lands
Seen as savages of their knowledge we had no need
For generations we loved and lived at peace with nature
The buffalo roamed free and the rivers teemed with life
We had a deep connection and respect with the earth
Then the pale face wh...
Thursday 13th May 2021 5:44 pm
Also by Tom Doolan:May |
Thankfulness, A Nightmare passed!
A Nightmare has passed!
A devil had arrived in our lives without a bang
Do I have, do I not?
These questions engulfed my heart and soul
The heat so peaked in my body and reached 103oC
That couldn't be cooled down easily with any pills
That devil has captured me with his strong grip
I was gradually succumbing into its grip
Thursday 13th May 2021 1:27 pm
Also by Bindu Trigunayak:A prayer! |