I can feel you're scared.
Anxiety a rubber band wound tightly around your heart
Dread like nails pinning down your feet where you stand
Despair, sitting in your stomach, churning evermore
You carry sadness around on you
It poisens your words
Flattens your hair
Wrinkles your clothes
The sad stench of it radiates through your pores
And if I can take it away,
If I can h...
Friday 14th May 2021 11:18 am
People need people,
Compassion brings change
Energy is never created or destroyed
It is passed between people
Shared between friends
Rubbed together and transferred
Like hair to a balloon
I'll take some of your sadness
You share some of my joy
And together we might just float
We'll balance each other out and cruise down the river
Two bottles bobbing...
Friday 14th May 2021 11:13 am
The revolving door of frienships hurts
When it clips you on the way out
Empty words fall on dead ears
And two people are left broken
Where did it all go wrong?
Both too afraid to ask
Both too kind to tell the truth
How do you tell someone who was once your dearest confidant
That their cals now fill you with loss
Phone rings and you see their name and panic
Thursday 13th May 2021 9:28 am
Maybe, the tallest tree holds the sky up
Like a tent above our heads.
Maybe the wide branches shelter us,
As we hide against its sides.
Maybe, the near eternal trunk supports us
As we innocents rest.
And the sunlight is more beautiful,
Streaming through its leafy hair.
I could be lifted high, and safely in its arms,
And wonder at the beauty of the world
As it swayed.
There, would be p...
Wednesday 12th May 2021 10:14 am
I've sat up a tree for days and no-one noticed.
Neither the few who wandered underneath,
Nor the even fewer who should have cared.
Enough to realise I was missing!
And no-one came searching.
Time has no meaning, when the bark is pressing
Into the base of your spine.
And trees don't have cushions!
After the first hours, you only know you are there
Because you can't feel your feet.
Friday 23rd April 2021 8:34 am
Although there are still two more poems to be met in the unrequited love sub-theme of love's tempest it is chronologically correct to open up new sub-themes of 'friendship' or 'platonic love', and 'self-love' or 'self-esteem', these themes often intertwine and overlap.
I thought about whether to just finish the unrequited love theme and then return to this first of the friendship poems, but I t...
Tuesday 20th April 2021 9:37 am
I'd rather have a moment with true friends
Than live a lonely life that never ends
Sunday 11th April 2021 10:53 pm
We drove to the lake
And parked our cars
And went out on the pier
And laid under the stars
I said to my friends,
'What was the best day of your life?'
'The day I met my wife'
'The day I scored the winning goal'
'The day I got out on parole'
Then someone asked me,
'What about you?'
'Today,' I said
Sunday 11th April 2021 5:37 pm
"Give children fire, so they can grow stronger than anyone you've ever known"
Take me to the edge
Give me wings to touch the sky
Let me hustle my sorrow into the wind
May my pain echo in a kind
Might it set their world on fire
Tears pumping through their veins
Let them know what I've felt
What ache I've been in
And they'll heal as soon as their own wind whisper hits 'em
As a hurricane
Thursday 8th April 2021 10:46 am
Remember when we acted so sly,
Going to lunch and getting high?
Remember when we camped and drank all night;
all of us glowing in the fires light?
Remember the girls we used to date,
How they never used to make us wait?
Remember the time we all skipped school?
Always together, forever, free and cool.
Remember how we all dressed the same,
And thought those over 20 were lame?
Friday 2nd April 2021 4:57 pm
I don’t necessarily want to be like you
There are times when you drive me up the wall!
I thought I wanted to be friends with you
I thought that we were something that we we're not
The reason is that I want to be like you, not that I want you
I want to be able to turn my phone over when someone calls
I want to be had a look away and ignore that “ting”
I want to put myself first...
Friday 26th March 2021 2:23 pm
I will be embarking now on a sequence of poems, in chronological and thematic order, that will stretch back right towards some of my earliest poetry. The collective theme is 'Love's Tempest', within which there will be various sub-themes. We start with the sub-theme 'Beginnings'.
Although this particular poem was probably written when I was 19 or 20 years old, it talks about earlier chidhood. I...
Thursday 25th March 2021 1:38 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
A little memory with my favourite animal
The wrinkled grey skin
And that playful grin,
He drew out his trunk
And from the bark he took a chunk.
With that sparkle in his eye,
He certainly wasn’t shy.
We had a connection,
A friendly affection.
In the water he gave a whimsical splash,
With that the day ended in a flash,
Until we meet ag...
Wednesday 10th February 2021 4:48 pm
I miss the way you make brews too weak,
Served up with endless biscuits,
I miss the way the room goes quiet,
When we howl with childish laughter,
I miss stealing words,
Between cries of our children,
Time standing still,
As we ramble through weeks again,
I miss lifting each other up,
Plotting schemes for the future,
'Thank goodness for videocalling'
I say it, it's true,
But oh, how...
Monday 8th February 2021 9:07 pm