the snow blows under the bridge
beneath the train staiton
blowing a invisible bell
weighted in emotion
tunnelling over a day
foretold in images over frozen lakes
shawled over empty hills
and ringing bells pausing
in a silent moment of reflection
filing our footprints in silence
our hands into snowmen
wishing we had put our boots on
and our toches in our pockets
Thursday 23rd December 2021 10:24 pm
What was it you said
As a I lay in my bed
One snowy Christmas Eve?
That if I believe
In what I receive
Comes from a magical place
Then, the world can be yours
There'll be open doors
beyond our time & space
Merry Christmas & a better New Year to all on planet WOL! ❤️
Wednesday 22nd December 2021 5:19 pm
A Christmas Wish
I wish I could go back for just a day
I wish there was a magic way
To twenty years or so ago.
To christmas past as white as snow.
To little kids in soft pyjamas,
Christmas specials of telly dramas.
Excitement sizzles in the air,
Gifts from loved ones soon to share.
Special baubles cover the tree,
Children waiting full of glee.
Tuesday 21st December 2021 3:08 pm
In the bed, she lay
So tired & so frail
Like the room itself
So colourless & pale
At least, through the window
She could see the snowflakes dance
Falling in a serenade
To a winter's night romance
Her bed sores burned like hell
In this purgatory of self
A forgotten thing called living
Lay dormant on its shelf
But the snow fell so dreamlike
Wednesday 15th December 2021 4:26 pm
( click on the live motion link below to get that lovely crackling fire sound ?)
On cold winter nights like these
When flaming hues of orange and red
flicker and sway upon the walls
of a darkened room
The past can find its way back
Seeping out of cracks, long-since filled
Through floorboards, long-since replaced
Soft and hushed,
ingrained in the periphe...
Saturday 11th December 2021 5:06 pm
The Christmas lights were dim
But, not as dim as Tim
Who opened all the doors
To let more light in! ?
Wednesday 8th December 2021 6:06 pm
A brand new anthology of Christmas poems has been launched as a Facebook project.
‘A Mersey Christmas’ features work by local poets who frequent the spoken word poetry circuits around Birkenhead and Liverpool, and is available to read free.
Curated by Wirral poets Barry Woods and Michelle Wright the collection is their fourth creative writing project and a Christmas gift to the people of th...
Wednesday 1st December 2021 9:53 pm
Saturday 27th November 2021 7:51 am
One whole year's
Like lace leaves
From the cold trees
You are missing
Boxed deep and dusting
With bristles flaking
From the broken spine
So no silver lines
Our crisp, black-branched pine.
Tuesday 30th March 2021 10:26 am
Christmas fairy lights still dangle,
Plastic string of neon candles,
Hallowing the wreckage of the year.
Streaming ‘River’ on repeat
River Warbling marrow-deep
Wash away those spiteful, December bones.
From jigsaws sat on nickel knees
To whisky-nursing you in sprees,
Femurs first you left us piece by piece.
Frailty distils the waters
Trickles down through all your daughters
Tuesday 30th March 2021 10:22 am