What's missing in this world of ours?
We have palatial bungalows but family is missing
We live in with strangers and change partners easily
We have family but love is missing
Members live together because they are socially bound
We have friends but trust is missing
Backstabbing and gossiping in such relationship is amazing
Sunday 31st July 2022 11:21 pm
Also by N.B:*did you know? | *Divine vengeance | *promises | *faith | *lovingly loving lover's love | *keep going on fearlessly | *a gift | *devz adv. | *wedding bells | *bon voyage | *for bestie with love | *pool of life | *imaginary heaven on earth | *wise fool | *not always | *best of luck | *intentions |
Sunday 31st July 2022 10:42 pm
Also by John E Marks:6 and 9 August 1945 | CB | Such Eloquent Graffiti | Loss has no end | La fille aux cheveux de lin | Poem for an anonymous Moorish Poet on the defeat at Seville November 1248 | Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca | The flowers of the forest | The solitary rose of your breath | Tabula Rasa | The vanishing life | Trial by fire | In the shadows of the light | Tender is the Night | Prophecy | The paradise of despair | Incident in a Salford park | Roaming in the gloaming | écrasez l’infâme | A small holding | Muscle Memory | A roll of the dice | Wanting two mutually exclusive things | These empty crowded streets | Palimpsest | Angelus Bell | Bryter Layter | Metamorphosis | Fear in a handful of dust |
Remember when people said that we live in a first world nation but we can't even have basic healthcare for all so how can that be when women's rights gay rights trans rights are being took away so I might have to step on your stupid red hat maybe then you might wake up and see the light but I highly doubt it your homophobe a racist and God damn chess beater will do anything for your God but you ha...
Sunday 31st July 2022 10:07 pm
Also by Mikey V Kinsey:Self-righteou |
I reject the intention to implicate
Hyperbole into hate;
To complicate and exaggerate,....
In short - to mendaciously overstate
And knowingly distort "dislike" each time
This abuse of English should be THE crime!.
Sunday 31st July 2022 9:57 pm
Also by M.C. Newberry:WOKE IS NO JOKE | DARKNESS AND THE OTHER SIDE | GALLOWS HUMOUR | MEETING HER MAJESTY | PUNY UNI |
Could football finally be coming home
do we dare to dream the dream
The nation waits in anticipation
hopes pinned on this England team
Could those many years of hurt
be forgotten and left in the past
A victory for our lionesses
would make us proud at last
A win against Germany
would be a remarkable victory
A cause for celebration
and a moment in football history
A packed ...
Sunday 31st July 2022 5:19 pm
Also by julie callaghan:Gold Linings | Playtime | Crystal Ball | Sneezeweed | Red Admiral | Morning Scene | Underwater Scene | Dr Amir’s Hedgehogs | It’s too hot | Heatwave Advice | 80 Years And Still Going Strong | Home Sweet Home | New Pandemic | Sunset In Yalikavak | The Race Is On | Seven Cygnets | July Day | Home Sweet Home | Trying | Evening In Gumusluk | Dominoes | Gumusluk | Panorama Pasanda | Perfect Sunset |
I am loath to call it bad poetry because some of it is ok.
It is not 'conventional' poetry put it that way. The type of poetry that perhaps we studied and analysed forensically at school, the type of poetry that could put us off poetry and poetry appreciation for life.
I call my work '...
Sunday 31st July 2022 2:02 pm
Whilst acting the fool
I accidently pushed my wife in the hotel pool
I immediately apologised and tried to explain
but she wouldn't listen and said I was effing cruel
an effing dickhead and an effing pain
which annoyed me a bit so when she climbed out
I pushed her in again
Sunday 31st July 2022 7:28 am
Also by Reggie's Ghost:Mrs RG's Holiday | ON TRIAL, IN DENIAL | On Seeing ELVIS | Last Night's Quiz | Haiku : Fayre Play |
She will live again
She'll be happy again
It's all a matter of time
She'll find her life again
She'll trust again
She'll be with the right person This time
No drama, no humiliation
Nothing disgusting to bear again
She'll love again
Her heart will beat again
For the God's chosen one
One who's made for her
She'll play again
She'll dance a...
Sunday 31st July 2022 7:09 am
Also by Moonlight:Experiences | Page 5 NLD | Tonight | Page 4. NLD | Page 3. NLD | This world | Page 2. NLD | Page 1. New life diary | Mis spell | Next chapter | Positive life | P. 3 | My favourite songs |
life's a broadway musical
It's hard to hear yourself thinking
when hate on hate is all around
there's a cry for freedom ringing,
its price, to keep another bound
our goals require such liberties
which defy our mental capacities
we hope it's worth all th...
Sunday 31st July 2022 12:32 am
Also by Frederick Kesner:some things overlooked | summer streets | silent glow | be-lightedly | you carry me each day | The Rhymester | deep sea diving | that focal moment | to write, once more |
I don’t see any subtlety
No escape from bluntness
The time for diplomacy
Has been swallowed
By a time for profit
A willingness to destroy
No time for building
Only for destruction
Creation loses its place
To come in second
Saturday 30th July 2022 10:28 pm
Sit apart and be true to me
so says my blood-bathed heart
fear not steely daggers but
simple love confused and lost
overhead go singing birds
hearts blood-bathed as yours
and the silken racing clouds
they can never be still
Ruminate long and alone
says my heart, adrift
our audience chimerical
cool colleagues, imagined
Unmoved by the deep river
where loves go drifting past
Saturday 30th July 2022 10:10 pm
Also by Adam Whitworth:Time Capsule | Tattoo For The Last Empty Space | Springtime For Adam | Two Statements, One A Poem | Of Philosopher Or Poet | Talk To The Hand | It's Not That Simple |
A win against Germany would be the icing on the cake,
Their skill and team spirit,history the Lionesses would make.
The Lionesses are a perfect example of girl power,
They show women how to be the best and flower.
The Lionesses deserve all the support that comes their way,
A win at Wembley will definitely make our day.
90,000 tickets sold to a roaring crowd,
Come on Engla...
Saturday 30th July 2022 4:08 pm
Also by hugh:Wrong end !! | "21" | Knock, knock.who's there ? | A verse in memory of an Italian chef | Heartbreak !! A friend get's the sack. | Dinner with Boris | The Fizz of Liz | The Tory leadership contest should not be happening !!! | A plea to our Lord to inject Hope into our future | Domestic dentistry is no longer rare !!! |
Let our sons our suns connect
And our daughters too
All throughout the universe
Cosmic conscious new
Starring me and starring you and starring us and all
Everyone & Everything together on a ball
Saturday 30th July 2022 3:19 pm
Also by Kevin Tan:👉✌️👊 | Be a Building Block (in the age of internet) |
20 goals scored
Only 1 conceded
Passion & pride?
These girls bleed it
The finest of Mead
Bronze turning gold
Russo's cheeky gem
Such sights to behold!
The guttural purr
Is now a roar
Of the Wembley rapport
Let us shake the foundations
And rattle our cages
Let voices break barriers
And echo through ages
Let Lionesses be
The Pride ...
Saturday 30th July 2022 11:30 am
Also by Stephen W Atkinson:The Chalice | A Single Cloud | Elvis | A Song Of Earth | Sea Witch | Playground Decorations | Hey-ho! | Idle Thoughts | Explorers | The Sorrows |
Saturday 30th July 2022 11:04 am
That tinderbox summer: underground fires’
subversive routes, breaking cover,
crackling heaths and pinewoods.
Blackened commons, smoke-cloaked motorway.
Sudden, meaningful quarrels; soon
you’d be heading north to university.
Fog-stalled autumn: drinks half-price
in freshers’ week, tempted by new flavours.
Down south I couldn’t start, awaited repairs.
Saturday 30th July 2022 8:25 am
Also by Greg Freeman:Oh, Mr Porter | Holiday jobs | 1976! | A pride of Lionesses (and all the other teams) | Watching England with Carol Ann Duffy | From Gorbachev to Johnson |
I gave my today,
For your tomorrow,
I gave my young life,
To keep Europe free,
From fascist bullies,
I flew out from Oulton.
In the dead of the night,
To rain down shells,
From way up high,
Dodging the tracer bullets
Which sparked the night sky...
Raked with the gunfire
Our bomber dived, out of control…
And the order to ‘bale out,’
Friday 29th July 2022 10:10 pm
Also by John Botterill:Levelling Up | Happy Birthday... To Me! | Poetry is... | Murder, Most Foul | Cromwell | Scarborough Festival | A Walk, to Remember | Repeating Patterns | Alone, in a bar. |
I know not what this thing love is
I have no words to explain
I know of nothing but this pain
It is exquisite pain
It owns me
In it’s presence I have no power
So how is it I feel more alive
More of everything
Than I’ve ever been
It owns me
I own it
I am the channel
And it pains me but fulfils me
More than any other thing...
Friday 29th July 2022 8:48 pm
Also by Clare:In You. | Silly Me. | Your Choice. | La Luna (unfinished) | The Ancestral Scream | A Fisherman Without a Hook. | Energy | A Life Lived in Glory | The Sailor's Response |
I have a two-week visit to Chile planned for mid-September. The main focus of my trip will be to spend four days in the Atacama desert (I love deserts). Almost on a whim, I emailed several seats of learning to ask whether they might be interested in a reading by a British poet. The University of Santiago replied. I am to deliver three 80-minute readings of my own work and that of other poets I adm...
Friday 29th July 2022 7:55 pm
When the much prayed for summer rain falls
It is scant and meanly given
A few fine drops, sprinkled from the skies
Last longer on the window pane
Than they do on the ground
The earth can only crack
And turn to fine powder
Friday 29th July 2022 5:43 pm
Also by Brenda Wells:When the World Grew Weary |
Once of splendid build, nothing he couldn't track.
Now neglected Argos yearns for his master back.
Argos, so frail and tired lies on a cow dung heap.
Lice invested, he dreams of Ulysses in his sleep.
Ulysses left his homeland for Troy 20 years ago.
Argos was a noble, faithful dog, not just for show.
In those years, he wasn't cared for, grew old alone.
Then after much struggle, Ulysses retur...
Friday 29th July 2022 4:36 pm
Also by Mike Bartram:The Devil's Lair | Deep Jail | Hug For Mum! | Forever Chained | Mask | Layla Wells | The Past | Sunken Graveyard | The Trick |
Going barefoot feels fine at the time
and wearing shoes do too
but sometimes I need something light
something not quite so tight only sandals will do
going barefoot feels fine now and then
and donning boots do too
but sometimes I want something loose
something I can put to good use only sandals come through
sandals always do the trick
and of the pack I had my pick
but wish I knew what ma...
Friday 29th July 2022 4:20 pm
Also by Martin Howard Samuel:Smell The Roses | The Great Hereafter | Snackables | Pie-Faced | Painted Lady, Morning Glory | Nanook Of The North | Higher Ground | Summer's End | Pie-Faced | Mudlarking About | Owzat!? | Green And Pleasant Land | Camel | Heart And Sole Complaint | Still Point | Sarah | Size Matters | Feline Foibles | Crazy Train | Can It (Aussie Style) | Anyone For Tennis? | Please Parse The Metaphor | Alice Aforethought |
A Second Chance
I did not listen to His voice
I allowed it to be smothered by other voices
I listened to my own voice
and to my own detriment
I had joined the foolish
and participated in their futile games
I followed their callings and conformed
as those led to a prepared slaughter
I jeopardised my soul and life
In old age I repent of this daily
time wasted, t...
Friday 29th July 2022 10:31 am
Also by keith jeffries:Post War Bliss | Out of the Shadows | Smoking Kills | True Friendship | Endless Conflict |
Hide and Seek
Where was the Man’s coffin,
where was he laid to rest??
Under a spell, under ‘or over’
canvas rights, under duress and under
a dying, where was the Man’s coffin?
He could have been ‘her’ slave,
or master if chance allowed his natural,
he could have been ‘that’ genius of wit -
that knows every mention in phrase of...
Friday 29th July 2022 9:35 am
Also by ZTK Space:Three Feathers | Buntys Honour | The CV of Prime Ministers | Out of Reach | For The Love of Kin |
It's a morning of
Time to cut away
This knee high rough
Heads are in the valley
Break the news
Afraid of losing
Habits are shaped
Dependency and addiction
And the lady of sunlight
Shaking her golden locks...
Thursday 28th July 2022 10:02 pm
Also by Twilbury Wist:All the same to me |
‘Come see my new blockbuster’,
The film director smiled.
‘It’s about a sinner
And all those he defiled.
It’s about the cities,
Reduced to smithereens;
It’s about the soldiers,
Cut down in their teens.
It’s about the people,
Running for their lives;
It’s about an exodus
Of children and of wives.
It’s about the cowards
Who fire long range shells;...
Thursday 28th July 2022 9:56 pm
Also by Stephen Gospage:Ceremony | Innocents | Gig Economy | The Shape of Ukraine | Fancy Names | Frost, not Nixon | Conundrum | Dying in Ukraine | A New Life | Teacher |
Thoughts like locusts
Swarming all sides
Eyes fixed on a screen
Thumb keeps swiping
He's clearly declining
Just one more DM
Or maybe a snap?
She's keen to see him
Now he won't reply back
So she asks him again
When can we meet?
He can't think what to send
Then clicks on delete
Thursday 28th July 2022 6:17 pm
Also by Ruth O'Reilly:Solstice |
She had broken pieces when we met
Some of the shards piercing her still,
revealing a disquiet of scars
Love, the brigand that put them there
When I gave her cut flowers
she had no chance of seeing
the field of understanding and tenderness
from which they came
Thursday 28th July 2022 3:59 pm
Also by Mike McPeek:Gifts | Getting There | The Fence in Our Back yard | What Our Dogs Know |
“Send them back home” or “Turn their boats round”
Or “Pack them all off to Rwanda”
“We don’t need them here to dilute England’s stock
This way we will make Britain grander”,
How have we become so uncharitable
To those who would flee from abroad
When once we would open our arms to such folk
And welcome them into our ward?
The Flemings, the Huguenots or Europe’s Jew...
Thursday 28th July 2022 10:20 am
Also by John Coopey:MAN! I FEEL LIKE A WOMAN. | ANTI-SOCIAL | BROWNIAN MOTION | IT'S COMING HOME | OLD AGE KICKS | LEARNING THE LESSONS OF HISTORY | THE TORY DANCE | KICKING AND SCREAMING | COS HE'S A LIAR | THE BALLAD AND SALUTARY TALE OF WAYNE, WAYNETTA AND CHARLENE |
A repeat paralysis nonpareil,
out of which one fails
to make heads nor tails;
and each time the tide
claims another fragment,
what is it, really, that remains?
For, though it is true,
the Ship of Theseus
has yet to capsize,
each time the healing
swoops in anew,
to anaesthetize the wound,
the timber may be fresh,
but does the backbone
begin to b...
Thursday 28th July 2022 12:56 am
Also by Holden Moncrieff:Keeping Time | Half-answered | Cardboard | Nocturnal | Fictions | Ownership |
Why do we sleep? What does it do?
Why is it important for me and you?
Sleep helps amend our waking pains.
And tries to cure problems in our brains.
Sleep may be hard if you are too warm,
Or if your mind is in a dreadful form.
So sleepless nights can be frustrating,
And the following day so irritating.
And how do we get ourselves to sleep?
Can it be done by counting sheep?
Or is it th...
Wednesday 27th July 2022 8:20 pm
Also by Stuart Vanner:Beauty | To The Future |
Skillful football played fully focused
Sweet Caroline singing and dancing
Lionesses roar future supporters rally encouragement
Backheel goal Euro dream is on
Whatever the final itself might bring
Let us all party with uttermost pride.
Wednesday 27th July 2022 2:41 pm
Also by Nigel Astell:Lighten Up | The Heat is On | Sorry Does Not Do It |
I saw you waiting
in the light
stood there waiting
saw you in
the window's light
stood there facing
stood to stare
to the light
from the windows
tall and bright
from the shopping
from the arcade's
I saw you shopping
I saw you standing
saw you with the
Wednesday 27th July 2022 12:26 pm
Also by Tommy Carroll:In Ancient Ruin | Soft pillows |
Are you there?
Are you keeping your secrets
Guardian of pool
Conductor of fools,
Protector of the waters,
Let me throw you my sword
Along with my memories
Gathered with cobwebs
On my life’s journey
Deja vu visits me
As I wander through verdant fields
Feet in a babbling brook,
Castle walls calm and gnarled from the fight.
Fade with grand...
Tuesday 26th July 2022 11:26 pm
Also by Edbreathe:Summer Hol | dream | Summer EVE |
"Ominous be our current state
combat of slumber and wake
solitude our only companion
left with tears of apathy or agony
renders the inevitable vigilance
Counterfeit emotions off to race
Young calls it destiny, old calls it fate"
Tuesday 26th July 2022 7:43 pm
Also by Nazia Khan:Incorrigible Fate |
Light creeps in
Leaking through skin
Searing bleeding hearts
Tuesday 26th July 2022 6:14 pm
I've boarded the plane,
Within seconds I'll be flying again
Into the clouds that surrounds
Dripping droplets of rain around
I've embarked upon the ship
It's going to be sailing soon
Upon the crazy waters of Arabian pool
Taking me to the country I'm wanting to
I've boarded the train
Whistles blow as I see the view
Windows locked so are the doors
Tuesday 26th July 2022 4:15 pm
Today is the day I lost you,
Minus ten years I started losing myself
And dedicated to a loss I wish I could speak of.
Memories fade but I still remember
The time and what you last said.
“Where are you going?”, but where did you go?
You were right there then you were.
I remember breaking down at school
Just glued on, to “it's my fault you got sick”.
You left, and I t...
Tuesday 26th July 2022 10:21 am
It's that time after the entire day is over and it's dark out there so feel some calmness in your surrounding. When music takes over your every sense, and you just do what you love to do after your entire day is finished.
Oh! don't get any other ideas, I'm just talking about your hobbies, not something that takes control over your soul. I'm not talking about 'Something' that deep, just your ho...
Tuesday 26th July 2022 5:41 am
Also by Agonizing Words:That Old Me | Agonizing Words | My Life (A Sadist Person) - Agonizing Words | Trust, Love and Betrayal - Agonizing Words | The Girl (She Used to be...) - Agonizing Words | Yours Forever | Agonizing Words | Keep Smiling | Agonizing Words |
Have you heard of my love, cute Claribel,
the singer who, her voice soaring above the chalk Downs,
from Devil’s Dyke to Balham Cove, became known
as The Brighton Belle?
It was she, who when asked where
she was from by a devoted fan,
one Miss Mary MacVeagle, of county Clare,
answered, ‘Hove, a posh district, west of Brighton.’
Mary commented, ‘Oh, I went there on my honeymoon.’
It was ...
Monday 25th July 2022 5:37 pm
Also by Kevin Vose:The Little Susans |
Travelled in London,
Rode the Picadilly line,
If others spray, otherwise
There's no nasal protection.
Monday 25th July 2022 12:17 pm
Also by JD Russell:Making Up in BSL | Clouds of White | See you later Alligator, In a while Crocodile. | Four Pound, Half An Ounce | Lost in Conflict | Virgin Summer Night |
Always Felt, the need to get out of this place
The need to flee this smokey old run down suburb
The darkest always shined brighter then the light in this place
Bit in a strange turn of events, I think I have find my place where I can find some pace, to rest my head a place where your warm embrace chasing the loneliness from my heart,
No more running around, no more hiding,
No more ...
Monday 25th July 2022 12:08 am
You say you love me
So why do you hate me
For being everything
That’s not like you
You want me to change
My life, my friends
Estrange my family
Where will this end?
Will I still be allowed
to be me?
Or be controlled like
a gadget with a PCB?
I guess I know where
this is heading
My world is like water
and I’m just treading
Until I ...
Sunday 24th July 2022 9:34 pm
I pause... I breathe... I dream a little... I scream a little... A tear falls... A smile rolls... I laugh a lot... I whine a lot... I shake it up... I calm it down... A part of me is shy... A part of me flaunts... I can be me... And still not be... If I feel it... I seal it... Every moment matters... Living it too... Sometime the heart rules... Sometimes the brain... What matte...
Sunday 24th July 2022 6:37 pm
You sneaked up to me slowly and caught me off guard,
entangling limbs, soul and finally my heart.
You are bittersweet poison and yet so addictive,
bathing in your insanity makes me vindictive.
You are the root to all malicious and evil,
forcing me down in the ivy without retrieval.
You are the toxin that makes me possessive,
our relation is becoming somewhat obsessive.
You are medi...
Sunday 24th July 2022 4:37 pm
This darkness the end it seems
i see no light and no beams
oh when the hope and strength all i loose
going back sadly i choose
But where do we go from here
came from a long way i dare
though it takes so long;
ain't going back
for its the only place I belong
So I wipe my tears and my pain
for it breaks but it surely makes
for i saw no beam but i definitel...
Sunday 24th July 2022 12:29 pm
I feel like a ghost. Like I'm watching the world from above. People living their every day life, checking the time and then running to catch the last train while my time stands still.
I follow them with my numb eyes but i dont participate. Caught in an invisible cage of thoughts, worries and hours and hours of overthinking.
Time is a valuable asset they say. Like golden sand that inexorably ...
Sunday 24th July 2022 11:50 am
When I was terrible
nobody told me
I found out later
when it was too late
when I was a monster
we were making good money
I never heard
now that it’s over
out come the experts
with their maps
and million-dollar words
now that it’s over
there’s a new theory
perhaps I can jump
into the future
after the pendulum moves
Sunday 24th July 2022 12:47 am
I'm not the first or the last to drink the white man's wine
It makes me feel fine or I start crying, one of the two
My parents passed it around and now they're gone too
Who is responsible for their deaths? Certainly they thought it through?
I grew up with the smell of liqour on my clothes
I come from two drunken households and it really shows
The late nights of their drunken...
Saturday 23rd July 2022 7:47 am
One thing they forgot to teach us at school
is the law of disappearing surfaces,
as inevitable as water finding its own level,
stating that a static surface will always
attract objects in direct proportion to its
convenience and accessibility,
they never teach you that at school,
once full, the surface disappears
after serving its purpose.
The phenomena i...
Friday 22nd July 2022 8:29 pm
Also by ray pool:ON THE HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR SO FAR | TRIPTYCH |