A savage vision raped my morning stroll
A half-dead bedraggled magpie flapping
Spasmodically beside the sparkling path
Raw-headed, eyeless, even beakless
A shocked accountant held his trembling
Dog in its tartan body-warmer, uneasy
At the sight. The magpie flapped again,
More dead than living in that sty of time
I knew her well, an old mateless female
Wednesday 13th October 2021 9:53 pm
I told you I would die without you.
A part of me did. The rest of me fought to follow it.
And you might be back now, but death is permanent.
Monday 11th October 2021 9:18 am
a scarecrow screams
wood pigeons rise
they can't believe their beady eyes
across the fields
he stiffly strides
years of east winds in his sides
its love he lacks
he's getting old
he wants to come in from the cold
there was a cry
one of his own,
from miles away over walls of stone
what will she think?
is he her type?
imagines her framed ...
Saturday 9th October 2021 10:47 am
If you can find your way back here
under the old whale bones
this place that we each love
Where we look out to sea
or back towards the sleeping town
One day, we’ll stand together
and unbeknownst to us
it will be
for the last time in our lives
Whichever of us, must go first
let’s make a promise to meet again
under the old whale bones
Hearts filled with feeling
and the b...
Wednesday 6th October 2021 4:43 pm
on a cliff wall
keep going for there's doom should we stall
never look down
you look enchanting in your wedding gown
hope for no rain
dry grips better
black granite's awkward when its wetter
below is what
we left behind
up there who knows what we'll find?
the air is rare
birds swoop and cry
into ragged fea...
Wednesday 6th October 2021 11:32 am
days come and go
no stopping them
like leaves that wither on the stem
yellow they drop
no longer free
now mere atoms in eternity
we watch them fall
with them we go
flotsam on that tidal flow
a wave that climbs
into the sky
going none knows where or why
washing the stars
bathing black holes
dousing galaxies like blazing coals
Saturday 11th September 2021 11:01 am
at rest at last
she sees no light
finally gave up without a fight
left no partner
or one to mourn
her destiny beneath stone and lawn
how did she live
for eighty years
yet leave behind a dearth of tears?
or is there life
beyond this vale
that gives a meaning to her tale?
maybe she got
her just dessert
to make up for a life of hurt
Wednesday 8th September 2021 10:49 am
Tuesday 7th September 2021 11:10 am
the church bell tolls
empty the hearse
I can't forget her final curse
sods fill the grave
I hear her words
in the elms shriek angry birds
they've all gone now
it starts to snow
her spirit just wont let me go
I rarely sleep
my life is tough
they didn't bury her deep enough
ten years go by
her plot's run wild
today's the funeral of our ch...
Monday 6th September 2021 10:54 am
That pain in your chest when your crying at night tears pure white
Show me the pain and insecurities you continue to shoulder
So i can come in like the rude friend that doesnt ask to come over
Knock shit over
Running in the dark until I fall off the worlds edge whose missing me anyway
I think about that everyday falling asleep waking up still in darkness
Trying to harness...
Saturday 4th September 2021 6:06 am
Sunday 29th August 2021 10:20 am
Is my suitcase big enough?
Once clothes come out, will grief fit?
or will memories fill every crevice?
Packing boxes of a life once lived,
packing a suitcase of a life still living.
What selfishness, what obsession.
But it's time now, the train always coming,
and the impending journey, always one yet to come.
But who’s it for?
What would you say?
If this journey's too hard to take,
Sunday 29th August 2021 2:37 am
How peaceful an ending
as the corpse of her insanity
floated amongst the lilly pads
and flower petals
forever entangling her in
vines of poetic demise.
Why can’t all broken hearts die this beautifully.
Sunday 29th August 2021 2:21 am
Wednesday 25th August 2021 12:23 pm
Why must you? If I could just understand the reasons for your soul-reaping hand.
Who decided the time was up? Or that we must endure this grief? Tell me, Death- Do you enjoy your role as loves thief?
You broke my heart into pieces a few times before and now you've done it once more.
I'm not sure I can forgive you for such dark spite because you've taken my world and turned out its ligh...
Wednesday 25th August 2021 12:03 pm
I’ve finally plucked up the courage to speak,
to allow myself to stand up with the freaks
I’ve been sitting in my bedroom for too long
Waiting for the life i want to come along
Wondering if I am under control or lost
Thinking that I’d be better off dead, toast
Unsure how to be a mother to my child
As I’m always hankering for the WILD
I don’t mean just in terms of ...
Thursday 19th August 2021 8:03 pm
across the road she crouches and mopes
I can imagine us both in all sorts of capers
her dead husband's crane collapsed, the
tragic story splashed in all the daily papers
the width of a street yet a yawning gap
behind her the glow of a widow at night
my crane gleams in the moonlight clear
no metal fatigue affects its noble height
airborne pokes my rude steeple, a b...
Sunday 11th July 2021 11:10 am
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
The cackling sound
of old led
sat and placed us
with a person
It echoed out his life
and coughed up
so we sat.
darkness and fingernails
ran out of the room
leaving only me
with Mr Handbag
his corduroy sweatpants
covered in syrup
or was it marmite?
my heart began to bleed
Friday 28th May 2021 2:43 pm
Your heart still beats
And the blood still pumps around
You can think and move
You can articulate your thoughts
You must die
You’ve not travelled much
And the world has hardly felt your touch
You’ve done nothing worthwhile to speak of
Time is running out
You must die
Then again, you’ve tasted the breath of freedom
And seen ...
Thursday 20th May 2021 5:53 pm
Cover the mirrors
Open the windows
Let the mourners in
Through the front door.
Gather around a wooden box
To witness an act
Played by a dead corpse
A tear here and a tear there
Enough to fill a bowl
To water the parched air.
Life is just a circular affair
But not the end.
Saturday 8th May 2021 8:52 pm
Years ago, I heard about a love endless
Were the times,
When love was sprouting
Songs was inviting to fall in love
unbelievable love stories were written
The war had over
Giving passed to unexpected coming backs.
She was an adorable woman
Worthy daughter of his dedicated professor
He was a handsome man and brilliant student,
She was sweet, lovely, ...
Tuesday 9th March 2021 3:18 pm
Death is the end of all things
Death is the end of pain and blame and shame,
of sun, of rain, of work, of play
Death is the end of night and day
It brings each one of us, the same,
to the end of everything.
I say Death is the end of all things
So we need to know that's where we go
Whether we want to, yea or no,
It is what existence always shows
No matter what else life may bring,
Monday 1st March 2021 1:54 am
You say I am a good person,
They say I am a bad one,
Forgetting that I am just a human being,
Just being what I am now.
Change is unstoppable, just like the flow of water,
People change, so does life,
Making sad almost all the time.
They say you are the one with wisdom,
I can only see you as the one with regret.
"Life is beautiful" as you state,
So why it becomes so hard living like ...
Wednesday 24th February 2021 6:08 pm
"You have been here a few days now",
"Since Saturday", she replied
"And why did you come in here?"
"Because I attempted suicide"
She didn't have any worries,
She wasn't sad or happy,
It was blank, emotionless state,
Nothing to do, nothing got her interest,
Now been quite a few time living through this noiseless rhyme,
It was like a vegetative state, living in her mi...
Friday 19th February 2021 6:15 pm
No more asking of “what” and “why”;
As always, silence replaces the weeping.
I keep repeating that you are not alive,
But you are not dead either, you are just sleeping.
I hear your steps on the staircase,
Your voice rushes in, then, the smell of your hair.
You smile at me, and I look through your face
As the cold of eternity fills up the air
And rests on the lifeless face ...
Wednesday 17th February 2021 12:11 am
When your soul returns to Ras Dashen many years from now,
Time will stop to acknowledge your final descent.
Time will give no pardon. Time will take no vow.
As a child again, you will walk through the land.
At the mountain foot olive trees are the same;
They were guarding your peace from below and above.
When the world seemed unfair – this is where you came,
This is where you...
Tuesday 16th February 2021 11:59 pm
Today's blog is a poem (well, two poems actually) where there are two versions of the poem and I have not yet been able to settle my feelings about which version 'wins'. I feel like there should stay two versions of it.
Version 1 – Personal
If Life will be what it has to be,
And Death will come when it comes,
And all the moments that I breathe
Happiness still is mine to give myself...
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 12:39 am
Who am I?
Who knows? not I !
Perhaps, I'll find out
when I die
When in the ground
cross armed I lie
the congregation spy
Will friends & family
Or, perhaps pretend
and also lie?
Will I hear truths
I now deny?
Or, will they say
'Oh! What a guy!'
Will happy thoughts
of times gone by
Just turn to thoughts
Sunday 24th January 2021 11:31 am