Poetry Blog by Beth Abbott
Another day of silence passes
Our silence speaks louder than the words
Than the words that we have muttered, laughed and yelled
Within the past 5 years
And yet I feel the freedom
Of not being judged or analysed
About my thoughts, actions and the consequences
In the past 5 years
Our relationship has been inconsistent
Like a boat in the Barbican
Where this roc...
Thursday 16th July 2020 10:59 pm
Repitition was key
But never the key to success
The key to her chest
Was hidden in the black depth of her soul
Repitition was inevitable
Outsiders were impatient
And also knowledgable
About what was likely to happen next
Repitition was boring
A different mask for her to wear
To hide the recurring sadness
That she endured from his actions again
Friday 29th May 2020 9:24 pm
No chance for it to be ignored
The blaring signals and sirens
Please don't use the excuse that you're bored
The excuses and reasons don't work
We've endured the lies but now
You even deceived the law
You did not leave out of choice
You were removed
Lying to yourself and to others
You seem confused
The rules apply ...
Sunday 19th April 2020 2:15 pm
Coastlines guard us along our way,
As we gaze and point to places during our stay.
Cold and fresh as we were weeks away from May,
"I love you" were the only things I could say.
Losing bags with cards for the year,
One too many expensive glasses of wine and beer.
Canvases and paintings in the rear,
You are my only peer.
I took you to a special place,
Saturday 18th April 2020 2:55 pm
In the midst of a pandemic
Your biggest concern happens to be
And yet the bliss of the pandemic
Was not having to hear you
I was wondering when your time would come
To be quite honest I was surprised
You are a little late
Here's your rescinded wedding invitation
Not that we planned it to your taste
It's on this perfectly whit...
Wednesday 8th April 2020 1:11 am
I ask another useless question
What the hell went through your mind
When you wrote that useless comment
Intended to be engraved into my own kind
Do you want my body to be rested in peace?
Or to be delegated into a selected place
I also need to be brutally honest
You are a complete waste of my own space
To those asking questions
"What has angered her so much"...
Wednesday 8th April 2020 12:21 am
I start the day with little to no inspiration
Much like everyone else in the world
I also start this poem
With the repetitive voice of exasperation
The sirens are blazing late tonight
As souls are being set on fire
But because of some peoples' perseverence
Loved ones' bodies are also being set alight
Recreational parks are not essential
Travelling out of the wa...
Monday 6th April 2020 10:30 pm
I accept that they may feel lonely
The constant reminder from the media that they are isolated
Alone in their puddle of thoughts
Suddenly drowning in their echoes of silence
Against all odds I am managing just fine
A stream of thoughts flowing all day
Nothing to block my mind from floating away
Not today, anyway
My thoughts are not all positive
I am unbalanced ...
Sunday 5th April 2020 7:52 pm
The world is currently in a panic,
From ongoing and sudden monstrosities.
Our health is in jeopardy, our economy is in tatters.
But Evangeline Lilly, why is freedom your main concern?
I try my hardest to not be ignorant
Everybody is in a different situation after all.
Some cannot self-isolate despite being at risk,
Some have bosses' such as Phillip Green
Sunday 22nd March 2020 5:41 pm
Bandages constantly being placed,
Straight onto those voids that were caused
By someone who had no right to harm.
Wrap, tape, cry.
That's your pattern each night, isn't it?
When you weep because of your craving for love.
You do not understand it yet
But you do not require this person in your life.
Yesterday's emotions need to be wiped clean.
We are the uni...
Tuesday 11th February 2020 7:02 pm
The mountains we seek
The crests and peaks
Are no longer to be discovered
We reached the summit
and settled in the trough
I do not respond, I contemplate my answer
Make it articulate, considerate, yet punctual;
Nowhere. We settle.
We deal with what we need to deal with.
Whether that is today,
Thursday 6th February 2020 9:14 pm