Raw data swirled around my head;
I should have been in love instead,
But I was not. Time and again
The mechanism of my brain
Seizes up with dancing numbers,
While the worn-out city slumbers.
The next day, through some early mist,
I hesitate, but don’t insist;
Convoys of data trundle by
And each one tries to catch my eye;
But, for the sake of you and I,
I steel myse...
Monday 2nd August 2021 4:45 pm
The wonder of the mundane
nothing remains the same
glint, glance, gaze, smile,
the optimism of that green mile
a myriad of wild flowers sway in the breeze
look up at the swirling clouds of grey-blue a reflection of the unassumed eternity of you. a side long glance that seeks to cause you hurt
with the untold gentilities of flirt pa...
Monday 2nd August 2021 2:57 pm
Ayo, bros, it's time.
It's time, bros (aight, bros, begin).
Straight out the loud dungeons of rap.
The light drops deep as does my singer.
I never sing, 'cause to sing is the captain of swinger.
Beyond the walls of singers, life is defined.
I think of...
Monday 2nd August 2021 1:46 pm
Monday 2nd August 2021 1:15 pm
Also by d.knape:The Mask |
Desperate scenes from Turkey
as wild fires rage and spread
The news fills me with despair
fear, sadness, worry and dread
Assisted by dry weather
and forty plus degree heat
Flames fanned out of control
proving difficult to beat
People make their escape
head towards the shore and the sea
Where local fishing boats and yachts
carry them to safety
In and around local towns
Monday 2nd August 2021 11:30 am
Also by julie callaghan:The Plight Of The Bumblebee | #Visibleandsafe | Yorkshire Day |
I today finally
I saw a little sun.
You get involved
in conversation with self-confidence
which subdues them
all in fear,
and she buys time.
I told you a hundred times
do not leave me among wolves.
I borrowed my eyes
from a deer.
Me, you and her,
we are parts of a complex life,
and a simple sentence
which I put together with glue,
one frame wi...
Monday 2nd August 2021 10:41 am
Also by Sanja Atanasovska:One way |
a cough as dead leaves drop
detached with soft faint sigh
last breath of lonely martyrs
murmur of breeze in the sky
gravity's heavier as we age
ancient oaks sad blue eyes
saplings thrust like a lance
a loving that knows no lies
do remember me, I'm here,
did you forget I found you?
like a lost fawn, dappled in
shadowed glades and dew
scoured every ...
Monday 2nd August 2021 10:18 am
The failed Revolution
In my childhood´s town, there was a blue neon sign
On top of a five-level building, “Jesus Saves”.
I asked my mother what “saves mean.
Souls, she said without looking up as she was reading
the communist manifesto dreamed of the day when workers would take over the factories
and throw the obese capitalists into prison.
She tried to emigrate to the Sov...
Monday 2nd August 2021 8:57 am
Also by jan oskar hansen:the transferable tourist | willful mausers |
If you’re reading this
I’ve so much more to say
We’ve only gotten started
Along this precious way.
Stumbling at times
Often falling short
Not knowing what’s in store.
Wishing that your fingers
Would reach out and pull mine in
Wishing that your lips
Would savour my sweet skin.
Next to you is where
My heart can take a rest...
Monday 2nd August 2021 7:37 am
Also by Donna R. Hedges:The Moon in Reply |
Welcome to the twenty-first century
Let’s make this poem into a good memory
I have plenty of motivation and energy
The narrow thinking needs to alter, come and follow me
Stop with the forced marriages
Sending your daughters in beautiful carriages
Without asking for their consent
Coercing them to smile throughout the event
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Queer
There is no need ...
Sunday 1st August 2021 11:48 pm
I am tough, but life is tougher
I’ve been through too much to doubt it
God must like to watch us suffer
Otherwise he’d do something about it
Sunday 1st August 2021 9:57 pm
To Ride Jock’s Bloody Bull
When you’re ten years old, and you’ve got a best mate
You’re a very lucky lad
And my best mate was Sando
The best mate a lad coulda had
We stuck together through thick and thin
Through hail and stormy weather
Through trials and tribulations
We’d faced the world together
And always it was just me and him
And I liked it…. Just h...
Sunday 1st August 2021 7:48 pm
So here’s the thing kid,
you gotta pay a bit more attention,
think what you’re doing.
A simple game of rugby in the garden,
you might scratch a leg on the shed.
It may not look too bad, but it could
go septic, turn out real nasty.
I mean, two or three weeks in bed
in summer holidays would be bad enough,
but doctor visits every day
to poke and prod’s no fun. ...
Sunday 1st August 2021 6:09 pm
On perfumed patios ragged men pick their teeth with twigs,
Rested they untie their trod-down boots.
Draped like opium-eaters they laze in hazy pools of shimmering heat,
Victory makes men believe the battle won.
In stinking ditches hollowed-out men peel off their bloody rags,
Unable to sleep their cratered eyes stare wildly nowhere.
Crouched like coiled corpses...
Sunday 1st August 2021 3:18 pm
Before the demolition
Turned my old Street
I went to steal some memories
Of our laughter & our struggle
I went to hopscotch down
The chalk lines of the past
Play tag with the echoes
Of ones who didn't last
Time had aged the street
Like a persons face too old
It wore the strain of many toils
From the ending of 'black gold'
Sunday 1st August 2021 10:36 am
The legend speaks of a healing reflection,
light that preserves inward perfection.
Luminous sap in moonshine elixir,
eternal womb sustainity in a tear.
Silent voice shape shifting flow,
water of mercy and compassion beau.
Providence sphere in radiant shape,
endurance not knowing to be afraid.
Beyond all withered conception,
drifting along virtues convictio...
Sunday 1st August 2021 8:44 am
5.30am until 7am
Monday to Friday before school,
up at 4am on Sundays
finished by lunchtime,
If you drop and break anything
clean it up and never lie to me,
such a scant induction as a
sixteen-year old village milk boy
in 1967, the Summer of Love,
the hippy anthem ‘ San Francisco’
scrolling through my head,
in the rain, I wore a floor-length cape
Sunday 1st August 2021 7:28 am
O life let me fall in love with you
Let me share the feelings true
I have so much within to give
Holding back is killing me
O life let me breathe anew
Fresh air of emotions
And things that lends happiness
Joy of living with people I love
O life let me hear your music true
Lyrics of songs romantic that gets me kicking too
Into the realms of Neverending lov...
Sunday 1st August 2021 7:14 am
Also by Ghazala lari:Breathing anew |
Teaming of cold angles,
Yellow in its breaming,
Dying early at night.
Which teals the ground,
Broken edges at the banquet.
Hollowing the precious thin,
A serpentine tincture of handy men,
Because a stream struck a chord between.
Beneath a creep,
The kingdom come,
Rotting hearts of deathly grace.
It streaks the blue,
A red in ...
Sunday 1st August 2021 6:55 am
Amidst the clouds of ego and selfdom,
Olly found a falcon out of the world,
who surprisingly was kind and humane,
making Olly hurled and swirled.
Falcon stopped his journey abruptly,
making nest on a banyan tree,
sudden wining and dining together,
gave Olly million reasons to glee.
Years passed in this gambol,
making them forget the truth,
the world works on some norm...
Sunday 1st August 2021 3:41 am
Wars gestate in the wombs of Mothers
who will cry at the folding of a flag,
whilst cheering the burning of another.
Sunday 1st August 2021 12:05 am
July goes out with a bang
walls collapse inward
port-a-loo effluence falls as rain
The sniper eats his breakfast
a fine dust of asbestos layers his tongue
his fingernails split by ricochet’d brick
Waking with his door like a coffin lid atop him
the room disappears into a falling sky
neighbours stagger blind like ghosts looking for shoes
And still the ...
Sunday 1st August 2021 12:01 am