Mint, Rosemary, Thyme
A slice of lemon for sensation
And in this part of Earth
A lot of aspiration!
Tuesday 28th February 2023 11:36 pm
Also by Kevin Tan:My face is not a book (anti-social media) | Please think of me | Hong Kong & Tai Wan | It's me! | On-vergevings-gezindheid |
RUINS OF NINEVEH
Those rich metaphors drawn from the sky and sea;
rich funereal language, baptism and burial and birth,
blossom and harvest, wise ones, witan’s children.
From the lips of children we must learn that clinging
to life is not enough.
Smoke over Mosul. Mosul’s churches where once
the Jacobite heart of Christian belief was celebrated
amongst the ruins of Nineveh, along the same back paths
Tuesday 28th February 2023 11:00 pm
Also by John E Marks:North country | i.m. Pte Jack Prince (1896-1966) | Hearts are thrown at strangers, aren't they? | GHOST WRITING | A lamentation upon the fall of Constantinople 29th May 1453 | Bishyness & Bums | Resist much, obey little | Meet me on the edge | nobody's home | Thus Spake Zarathustra | First Light | Forced March | The Unwritten | A winter blossoming | Lancashire, Winter | A shadow behind the sun | Thunder & After | My friend's tomb | Out of the blue |
Passenger seat pusher
Seventy eight cents accelerated into a slapped palm
A nod between us to prepare this nickle dime handoff
Passenger in this body behind a wheel
Slave to yellow white blurs on blacktop
Can't stop thinking I should drive up all the roads I drove down,
Manic around town, sporting a frown
Like a clown with mismatched shoes
Filling blank space with blues and booze
No cruise control to pull me do...
Tuesday 28th February 2023 10:59 pm
Also by Patrick Kennon:Mandatory mediocrity | I'm empty everywhere |
A Pilgrim's Life
A Pilgrim's Life
She had reached the age of ninety nine
I do believe that she knew it was her time
A life well lived dutiful and true
Through years of war and peace she had come through
Her life had been exemplary in so many ways
And now to the beach of life she joined those final waves
From a life of intense activity and care
She had reached the final heavenly s...
Tuesday 28th February 2023 10:20 pm
Also by keith jeffries:Through the Darkness | Larger than Life | Money for what? |
Daffodils are coming up
gifting us a glimpse of their floral delight
Little yellow beacons dancing in the wind
bringing us this hopeful sight
The bright, sunshine yellow flower
gives us the feels that spring is almost here
The promise of warmer and brighter days
delivers some much needed cheer
Photo credit Dr Amir Khan
Tuesday 28th February 2023 8:33 pm
Also by julie callaghan:Crisp Morning | Sun And Clouds | SpeedoMick | Wintry Vista | Snowdrops | Wonderful Feeling | Soothes And Calms | Nature’s Beauty | Garden Sanctuary | Countryside Path |
The Jingle Jangle Jailer
The jingle jangle jailer
had some jingle jangle keys
Some of them were so big
They dangled right down to his knees
But this jingle jangle jailer
He ran the strictest of cells
The inmates drove him crazy
Especially with the smells
When the Jingle Jangle Jailer
tried to clean the cells out
They’d rattle the bars on their doors
curse, scream and shout
Tuesday 28th February 2023 7:32 pm
Also by Rick Varden:Fantasy Football | Can’t Get Close |
The haunting of a broken tap: drip, drop
The thirst after the sun: drink, gulp
She never said a lot, gargling girl
Sliding in and out of my body
Helping me breathe, walk, talk
That was why I swam
It was water
Brought me alive floating out to No Man’s
Diving down to skim the sand
It was water
Wanted it, always had it, but could never catch it.
It was water
Tuesday 28th February 2023 7:17 pm
Also by Katerina Alexandra Parapadakis:Leverage | Flame-Licked Heels | Overconsumption |
No strings attached
I'm just a human
Haven't any supernatural powers within
But i do sense events even before they happen
Which may cause me anxiety or makes me happy
May God be with you always
Choices you make, decisions you take
I can just pray and hope for things to go in a good way
My anxities are my problems to deal with
So i keep quiet and won't ever bother you
Tuesday 28th February 2023 4:22 pm
Also by Moonlight:2 minute reflections - Part 1 | Divine path | Looks aren't deceptive | Worlds together | Reflections of my soul | New beginning | New beginning | Gratefulness |
The invisible truth and
The voiceless words
Both are pertinent …still today
There was no escape route
Nor there will be one any day
Still I’m with your memories
Maybe not so memorable
Like the penned down words
Of the love poems
Or like the melancholic lovers
With the old photographs
Torn, yet not faded out completely
Mine was not so with...
Tuesday 28th February 2023 3:17 pm
Also by NilavroNill Shoovro:Beyond The Oasis | Between Insanity And Hope | Before The Revolution | Back To Square One | Almost Like The Fairytales ….. | After The Holocaust | The Words | The Reflections | The Dark Passages | The Birth | In Love In Angst | Fragments Of Suffering | Fragments Of Revolution! |
The Weight of It All
you scream at me,
for my anxiety.
as if i don’t already know it’s a burden,
if i could turn off my head i would.
all this noise is suffocating.
- b. jordan
Tuesday 28th February 2023 1:28 pm
Also by Bayleigh Jordan:One More Chance | Misunderstanding Love |
Let your inner flames burst
Show the world your hunger and thirst
For the passions you have hidden
Let it release from your mind’s prison
No need to be shy or step back
Keep moving forward because you are on the right track
Forget your past and let your mistakes stay behind
Dive into the beautiful world and see what you can find
Life is too short to just sit back and relax...
Tuesday 28th February 2023 1:19 pm
Also by Aisha Suleman:Back To Writing |
"For the discipline and the love of my parents I sincerely thank"
Discipline guides a child like a steering wheel guides a car,
When a child does not adhere to your rules ,he or she can only go so far.
The word discipline can mean to guide or teach,
A moral training to provide good goals to reach.
In recent decades discipline has become more rare,
Always commend children for their obedience and care.
A deliberate disobedience a child must ...
Tuesday 28th February 2023 7:39 am
Also by hugh:Jake asked Jane if he could take her home | R.I.P. oh mother of two | Toegether we will conquer hatred and live in harmony | Homelessness ! A plight to fight | A calm heart | An annoying flight | Nicola Bulley gone missing while walking her dog beside the river Wyre |
I am so sad and alone and I want to be in love
there is a wanting so dreadful within me.
and god put it there he sent me here to be hungry and alone,
with blood dripping from my mouth the mouth of babes.
if i meet him and he smiles i swear i'll make him cry the way i do.
i have love. I HAVE LOVE.
i have it to give, in buckets, in pails,
theyre so full of love i could hardly fill them with sand.
but where do i put them ...
Tuesday 28th February 2023 1:29 am
Also by Nadia Coia:what would the flag on your pirate ship look like? | the lines on my face | 2023 |
If you don't want me when I'm broken. You can't have me when I'm whole!
The sharp edges of my broken self have cut you deep.
I know this, but know this...
Our blood mixes on the floor as we both
slowly die from the same cuts.
Cuts can heal and the blood flow be the
warmth of love and wholeness.
Isn't that the ultimate goal?
Someone to bleed with,
someone to heal with?
The knowing that the cracks have been
tested and sealed!
Tighter than new, stronger ...
Monday 27th February 2023 11:03 pm
ALWAYS MORE BREAD AND CHEESE
Of course it's shocking. These weren't holiday camps.
In the beginning it was so simple, all so easy. Then it amazed him that she would fuck for a small piece of bread and cheese.
For her, she did what she had to do. What guilt she had was not for prostituting herself but because she did not share with the other women, whom she saw becoming walking skeletons over a matter of weeks....
Monday 27th February 2023 9:07 pm
Also by John Coopey:SLAVA UKRAINI : HEROYAM SLAVA | WHAT A BLOODY NONSENSE! | I JUST LOVE MONDAYS | t'Owd Lad | SHAKESPEARE ON GENDER FLUIDITY | HARRY AND ME | NAAR THEN! | THE GENGHIS KHAN OF CAS |
Things had changed for good
For the first few days
after they let me out
it was backwards
in-between the hospital and home,
then expanding to include
the doctors at my local practice
then back to the hospital
and the doctors
the day after that
saying the same thing
to me over and over
without even looking
at their computer screens
‘It’s still too high
we want you to introduce
Monday 27th February 2023 7:30 pm
Also by Andy N:Reflections on how I would have dealt with diabetes at an earlier age | City Life Symphony | Near Haiku |
Can you dance Mr. Bear?
Yes, when I find some honey in a tree,
or wherever I discover it
My button eyes
and felt covered nose
are more keen
than they may seem.
Is it sweet like me,
this honey, Mr. Bear?
Yes, and I would always share it with you.
I really don't mind.
Monday 27th February 2023 5:27 pm
Also by Mike McPeek:Sixty-Something | Coffee Shop | Strays | Canine Frequencies | Little Crimes | Partitions | Possessions |
The Monsters inside me
Scream, Cry, Hide
As if I'll never servive
Deep in my thoughts
I want to
Scream, cry, hide
I hate it here
Traped in a cage
That no one believes is a cage
But that is just the problem
I've asked for help
But now i'll just hide
I'll just keep in my head
One more year and I'll be fine
And be able t...
Monday 27th February 2023 4:14 pm
Ode to Tortoise
I work best with lots of pillows
softening the pace of my day,
tortoise not hare,
slow lane works best for me,
so when you see that slow- walking lady
try not to honk too much at her,
she'll get out of your way
in due course,
fast or slow
we all arrive at the finish--
Monday 27th February 2023 3:22 pm
Also by Hélène:Prayer for Openness | A Walk Around the Block | The Whole Enchilada | All That Is | Trust | What I Like to Do | Thinking | Relax | Lovely Ways | Amazing | Lay Bare My Soul | Faith | Excavating | Blue Guitar on a Red Chair | From the Heart | Maybe | Love Song | Trust & Renewal |
Half A Century Or Forever
Through fifty years tight buds would swell
Down fifty years sweet blossoms fell.
Tears enough shall balance humour
let poetry narrate disaster.
Quite dead, to our lawn, the bird fell.
Put in each heart a myth to retell.
As if each one a feather took
and privately pressed it in a book.
Of this each one now stands accused:
secret keeping and hidden views.
For fifty years are felt...
Monday 27th February 2023 11:23 am
Also by Adam Whitworth:We Don't Remember Much | Words And Music | Under A Dome | A New Map Of The World | The Artist Portrays | Birthday Poem | together we fly | First, Listen |
entropy as beauty
beauty as a way of being
as we take off our pants
Sunday 26th February 2023 10:39 pm
Also by Robert C Gaulke:This is a gift | This song will save us | Zooming You | Do you want my fries? | My Very Own Mistakes | I am the problem | Curing the Past | Imperfection |
Listen close between the
horns and percussion
of the churning traffic
you'll hear the sunlight
across the floorboards
of an attic room
the one where a fly
keeps buzzing In and out
as if looking for something
he left behind.
Someone is waking now
and reaching out
in an otherwise empty bed
while in the balcony below
Sunday 26th February 2023 2:33 pm
~ imPRESSions ~
Sunday 26th February 2023 11:15 am
Also by Red Brick Keshner:star signed | more than counting sheep | hidden valentine | tongue in cheek | pinch and a punch |
The Industry of Hate 'Gone' Away
The Industry of Hate ‘Gone’ Away
I wish for a cappella music to accompany
a teal green sea,
an azure horizon and golden dusk,
I hope for a family strong
in tolerance yet feint of rewards,
rewards that understands more than
fair share of brutal has befallen they.
My goal is a personal homage
to perhaps an ancient Greek, a Hypocrates
Sunday 26th February 2023 12:23 am
Also by ZTK Space:.............'ere.' | No Symphony is as Truly Embittered, as Those Whom Have Tried (all life). |
Illusion, is where we all are
An illusory world, with illusory mirrors
Reflecting illusory walls.
Beaches of milk
Seas of coal,
Sky of fire
Just an illusion
Look through the fog
Peer into the mist
Fleeting shadows inhabit these realms but they’re an illusion
Is the past an illusion ?
Time gone before that was rushed through unseen
Gone in an illusionary blur...
Saturday 25th February 2023 11:30 pm
Also by Edbreathe:C Ages | Lost in your Ocean | The pool |
There is no such thing as a river wide enough
to keep me from reaching you.
If there is no boat available,
I'll simply swim the whole distance for you.
Even if I get swept away by the current,
I will make sure my body reaches you at least.
Saturday 25th February 2023 8:31 pm
Also by Oizys:Home Interior | Short Circuit |
A Lone Light
A harrowing gale, tortures the moors.
For me, no welcome of open doors.
A relentless storm, with no remorse.
Has blown my life totally of its course.
I try to find my bearings, find my feet.
Somebody to help me, I need to meet.
The cruel elements are not on my side.
I look for shelter, a safe place to hide.
In the distance, a lone light, I can see.
If peers through the gloom...calling...
Saturday 25th February 2023 5:10 pm
A Friend's Voice
He fills no space now in my quiet room.
Silence. A silence that I fill with ancient guilt,
my words morphing into pain, yet edited
away from anger, leaving a cold darkness
bereft of his voice, leaving a blind sorrow
censored of healing hope: a quietude.
Outside, the sun is blown against the glass
as it would lighten spirits, yet
its gentling warmth cannot thaw
Saturday 25th February 2023 3:43 pm
Also by Chris Armstrong:Starnight | Life Tercets |
Pictures are simply moments frozen in time!
They make it possible for us to travel through time.
Our own personal time machine but we can only catch a glimpse of the past, they have no way of telling us what the future may hold.
Relics of time and space, intergalactic instruments if you will, that propel us from one reality to the next.
I wonder what stories all these pictures would tell ...
Saturday 25th February 2023 1:32 pm
Also by Grace:Trinkets | Frost | Skin and Bones | Love hurts! | Peace | Still Waters | Fragments |
Love in a paper bag
I remember running
To the corner shop
A 10p mix-up
Is what I got!
In sugary cubes
Mixed in with 1p
and ½ penny chews!
There were Hearts of love
With messages wrote
To give to those
Who floated your boat
Hubba Bubba too
So you could blow pink bubbles
As big as me and you!
(OK, so that might be
Saturday 25th February 2023 11:04 am
Also by Stephen W Atkinson:Picassogram | Reluctant Soldier |
Something tells you that whatever you do
is not quite good enough
but not good enough for who?
Ask yourself if you dare but have a care
the answer may come back to haunt
a way ahead may be closed to you.
Saturday 25th February 2023 11:03 am
Also by ray pool:GOODBYE OLD SUN |
CHANGING TRACKS 96
Must I change now the track I took,
so many years gone, step aside to let the
pack lurch on, sweet health oozing from
every pore, always pushing, being pushed,
asking more of every pliant limb, every
pumping cell? I can tell it is the time, I
hear the bell and a number that I somehow
know is mine...
Saturday 25th February 2023 9:01 am
For Peter Robinson
I was listening to Dylan’s Time Out of Mind,
his late renewal after wasted years
– all simmer and wry despair –
to find that maybe he was rated again.
The voice was a wreck on a burnished track;
the songs a palimpsest of antique blues.
In the end the words will come
if they have to, like music that’s ghosted
by echoes stored in a phonogra...
Friday 24th February 2023 6:34 pm
Posie Parker, I Am Arresting You On Suspicion of Being a Woman
POLICE FORCES SHOULD NOT BE ACTING ON BEHALF OF LOBBY GROUPS
--------------------------STOP HARASSING KELLIE JAY KEEN--------------------------------
Out loud we write: “Let women speak!”
Out loud we say: “Enough’s enough,
Our mental health’s future is ever so bleak,
It isn’t the cough that’ll carry us off,
And it’s not being fat, ‘cos woke's banned that,
It’s the bloody c...
Friday 24th February 2023 12:27 pm
Also by Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh:Kejserens nye klæder | P-P-P-Pick Up a Penguin (instead of a Puffin Stalinist Diktat) | Jack's Story | Insult to Injury | Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) | Snowdrops 俳句 |
Put it down
It's okay son
Daddy's drunk again
Do what I say not what I do
Ders more banging and shouting in the house tonight
Ma has having a break down she doesn't know what to do
More kids lost to the Monday club
No money for extras
No way of redoing the truma
Oh one more he shuts
But at what cost
It's an on going circle
It's an on going pain that's clear to see
Friday 24th February 2023 9:28 am
Also by Keith Byrne:Tried | See me love me | Faith | the boxing match |
The risk is there's nothing left but hate,
Or loathing and calls for revenge.
Should we prevail, one understands;
In battle, feelings are stripped down,
Until all that remains is raw,
Sensitive to the lightest touch
And far too easily provoked.
It’s simple, from many miles away,
To preach reconciliation
And call for offering of hands.
Less straightforward if family...
Friday 24th February 2023 7:43 am
Also by Stephen Gospage:The Late Show | For Sale | Snowdrops | Earthquake | Torturer | Total War | Theatre |
The wind chimes of serendipity
lead to a trail of runes
that neither assert, nor prove
the answer of answers, or
the plan of a demiurge,
but gently illumine
the mooring of a morning, as
silence silvers the leaves,
a synaesthesia of
a simple agonizing bliss...
Friday 24th February 2023 2:18 am
Also by Holden Moncrieff:Demigod. | Eavesdropping... | Flawed |
Light seeps through cracked lashes.
The new day’s tide sweeps a winter beach,
debris left on rippled sand
forms a room of furniture
in a head weighed with questions.
Out of frozen vaults of memory,
a canvas dragged into the morning sun
thaws slowly, mixed colour through frost
leaching out in blurred patches
on old bones in a strange bed.
Who owns these sho...
Thursday 23rd February 2023 11:12 pm
Also by Jonathan Humble:My Aunty's Coat |
You gotta away, I’m in the dirt, thinking if this would be the end, pretending smiles and writing rhymes to forget who you are, I’m feeling ok since you woke up Eros from the grave.
Flirting eyes, shy hearts, I’ve always been the one in the back, watching others falling into wonderland, would you like to bring me back to the light? Im feeling ok seeing your flawless face every day.
Thursday 23rd February 2023 10:40 pm
Also by Dilsonn A. Mejía:The 80s feeling |
The pros and cons of being satisfied
Loving you to a faults degree.
You’ll never know what loving you means to me.
A sacred bond we have somehow.
A bond I can’t break, a vow
Loyalty that knows no bounds.
A loyalty you could never know.
I’m loyal but the extent is what we’ll never speak about.
Simply put, loving you not’s simple
Loving you is not text book.
When people write of love they write so you ca...
Thursday 23rd February 2023 12:12 pm
Also by Chelsea Crossman:The calm before the ocean |
The A64 Blues
I got the driving back to Malton,
On the endless A64 blues!
I can’t listen to the radio,
I don’t want to hear the news!
All the dire warnings
And all the tedious queues!
I got the driving back to Malton,
On the endless A64 blues!
Stuck behind some tractors,
And a mobile port-a-loo,
I’ve missed yet another meeting,
This is a right fine how-do-do!
I got the ...
Thursday 23rd February 2023 10:03 am
Also by John Botterill:All Roads Lead to Malton |
The road to oblivion
I was not alive during World War two
Even dad was a mere lad in the blitz.
Living a stone's throw from Grimsby docks
Bombed nightly by 'The Luftwaffes Herr Fritz.'
I remember reading about the Yangtze incident,
In an old National Geographic edition
As well as the wars in Kenya and Korea
The horrors of the Indian Partition
Little more than just a toddler
Wednesday 22nd February 2023 8:47 am
Also by JD Russell:One road to success | Cliches | Unfrosted | The Kinfgisher | Blue eyes through black mascara |
I met my lowest moment and became one with the darkest parts of me.
I was fragile, weak, broken beyond repair.
Life was an annoyance and breathing was just a chore.
It felt as if I couldn’t fathom such pain any longer until I came face to face with skies of blue-
Once again a reminder that hope lives.
I do believe it to be found in the daring colors of the sunset, the subtle whisper...
Wednesday 22nd February 2023 3:03 am
Also by Jordyn Elizabeth:Wild Woman (20.) |
Dancing of Earth
A group of flowers enjoy
Their countenance and
As the day grows older
They lose their incandescent looks.
If they could know the collapse
Before the begetting,
I hope they'd remain unborn.
A child was obsessed with
Playing her dolls,
Fortuitously a wooden wife
Fell on, mother said:
'The earth is dancing',
The child took it in a wrong way,
Her body was found
Wednesday 22nd February 2023 1:54 am
How do you dance?
I was once a dancing flame but I forgot how to dance so I mimicked others until one day... pft.
I am unable to see myself burning out untill I spit, clinging to the bitter end of the wick.
At first, I am a soldier, fighting because I know the end is coming.
At the end is a void. Nothing in it and nothing can fill it. Nothing matters.
DESPERATION. Pouring everything and anything into th...
Tuesday 21st February 2023 8:34 pm
Once upon a time there was an adult and a child. They were a teacher and a pupil and for a while it was good. Then it was attacked and it ended with loose ends.
We're taught, and we know it, that the teacher pupil relationship can mean something. It's famous that it means something to the pupil, and it meant something to me. They all did, that group. The project was personal.
I wanted to ta...
Tuesday 21st February 2023 7:19 pm
The midget mind of an individual voices their opinions on what is seen, rubbing salt into the wounds of those with bound hands, little options, and misguided dreams..
Hateful words splice open rubber, and air sucks life into deep sea graves, criminalising the unknown and drowning, as water filled lungs sink beneath the waves.
White gleaming smiles, hide the rotten teeth, of no compassion and...
Tuesday 21st February 2023 8:44 am
Also by Philip Stevens:Well-beings ? ( #7 - go figure) |
Closet with a handful of Masks
I keep drowning
in the noise
To live my life
Only stress and scare me
If only I knew myself
Through and through
If only I've finally become
Deaf and dumb
To this noise around
If only I can make
and swear on my integrity
That it's truly
If only I stop
Striving to prove myself
to this world around......
Tuesday 21st February 2023 12:02 am
Also by Mystique twinkle:Alone and Lonely | Moon in the Morning Sky | Engraved Insecurities | Me Minus Pain | Wanderlust | Spirit Of Freedom | Books>> | Romanticizing Poverty | Poetry prequels pain |
america is a beautiful speech
speech of a term is speech of a speech
speech is speech of a speech
speech is speech of america
america is a figure of speech
speech is a term of speech
speech is a term of america
america is a term of america
america is a beauty of a beautiful speech
beauty is beauty of a magnificent speech
beauty is beauty of a magnificent term of speech
a beautiful america is the beauty of america
Monday 20th February 2023 7:35 pm
Also by godlucifer:minus the soul,plus the body |
Boots & Bayonets
and the Law
it spawns Asylums
to lock up the poor
dragged off to Jail
sent off to war
cell or the trench
for you that's
Verse & Photo by Tommy Carroll
Monday 20th February 2023 3:59 pm
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