The sweaty boy lay on the beach;
‘You stink’, his girlfriend said.
But when awaking later on,
They sensed a world expired,
Where everyone was dead.
There was the sea, of course;
But, in truth, there was no sea.
Just their memories of water.
They longed for yesterday’s comforts:
When the old priest cackled and quacked,
Two lovers quarrelled beneath the pines...
Thursday 21st September 2023 5:00 pm
As the mariner sinks softly beneath the white tipped foam
He dreams of shadowed woodlands
In his County Antrim home
Where gulls rise in the sunlight echoing and free
And bluebell glens descend in silver ribbons to the sea
And he smiles a gentle smile that lights up the space around
And recalls the love that once was lost but now is surely found
For the one who stayed beside ...
Wednesday 13th September 2023 10:31 pm
The sky shed tears, on that day
The day the wind took you away
The thunder of time, rumbled on
Playing a melancholic song
The lightning splitting my heart in two
A piece for me,
a piece for you
One day we'll stitch it back together
And then, my love,
we have forever
Wednesday 13th September 2023 12:39 pm