Poetry Blog by Don Matthews
West Ham Bubble and Poet Out of His Depth
Today I am a bubble
Flying 'bove the crowd
West Ham United Supporters
Gosh, they are so loud
To me this all so new
Supporting Ham like this
A novel new experience
One I wouldn't miss
Hey! What is going on?
Whatever is the matter?
Someone's thrown a rock at me
I'm now all rain and splatter
Sunday 16th September 2018 8:08 am
I have been asked to write a piece relating to soap. Here is my contribution:
Consider if you will
Times spent in your life
Ones which you regret
Ones which brought you strife
Now consider times
Ones you may yet get
Ones spent blowing bubbles
You never will regret
Don Matthews September 2018
Saturday 15th September 2018 6:22 am
Friday 14th September 2018 9:20 am
Where Will You Go?
I like you mind, despite your strange-
ful ways you work sometimes
You puzzle and frustrate me but
You always seem to rhyme
You're smart, clever and subtle
You'd make a perfect match
For any other clever mind
That's hatched from your same batch
My body it gets weary but
You're very, very kind
You try and make an effort
To not le...
Thursday 13th September 2018 11:07 am
FUN BUS: UK Researchers Explain Mayhem at HQ
Pusscat Princess is the latest arrival at FUN BUS HQ . Search FUN BUS tag for previous FUN BUS activities
UK researchers have found out
That dogs chasing moggies up trees
Is a figment of our imagination
It's moggies that chase doggies up trees
They found that our dear little pusscats
Are far bigger bu...
Tuesday 11th September 2018 10:05 am
WOL Colosseum vs WOL Fun Bus
What do you want me to write about folks?
A bit of doom, maybe some gloom?
Include some wrist-slitting and bleed-out in
Domestic violence?, yep, I could make room
Roll up to the WOL Colosseum
Where fight to the death's on the bill
It's free entry folks, just come lay down your bets
On who will get maimed, who'll get killed
Monday 10th September 2018 6:55 am
Inside I have frustrations
Frustrations caged inside
We all know this is dangerous
Frustrations kept in hide
Frustrations damn you get out
Get out on this page
Relieve me from my inner pain
Get out from your cage
Poetry I've created
For your escape – free me
Come out and do the right thing now
Make me frustration-free
Sunday 9th September 2018 7:50 am
All Is Vanity
I have been asked to write a piece on vanity. Here is my contribution.
The artist Charles Allan Gilbert
Back in the year 1892
Drew an optical illusion picture
'All is Vanity' and put it on view
'All is Vanity' comes from the Bible
The Book of Ecclesiastes
Referring to the pride of all mankind
And all it's accompanying vanities...
Saturday 8th September 2018 5:14 am
WOL Poet Tops Board of Gushiness Exam
Brian Maryon's topped the Gush Exam
Where commenters try their best
To poem-comment with gushiness
And pass this damn hard test
He did not want to do bare min
Press 'like' and be content
He wanted to go further and
Make a gush comment
It is not very easy to
Satisfy the Board
Of Gushiness to join with those with...
Friday 7th September 2018 9:46 am
Wednesday 5th September 2018 8:44 am
Brian Jets Off To Tomatina
Did you notice that Brian wasn't round much
Last week, this is true, I don't lie
I'll relay you a story and shed light on
Where Brian disappeared to, and just why
Our Brian he has got a secret
A secret he's hesitant to share
What made me discover his secret?
His picture in my paper. He's bare!
Last Wednesday in August he jets off...
Tuesday 4th September 2018 8:59 am
Church Law vs Government Law
This is based on a letter to the paper. 14 billion Catholics commemorate Thomas More and Cardinal Fisher, executed in 1535 by Henry VIII for refusing to put a new law by English politicians above the law of God
The church is saying priests are bound
To keep confessional-silence
Child abuse they can't report
The confessional ret...
Monday 3rd September 2018 8:50 am
Three Beat Verse
I really am enjoying
Creating three beat verse
Before I write it down
In head I do rehearse
What shall I write about?
My mind, it I do ask
Give me something worthwile
In which my verse can bask
I'm sitting here a'waiting
On what my mind will bring
What a disappointment
Not brought a jolly thing
Don Matthews August 2018
Sunday 2nd September 2018 9:39 am
The Brain and Bipolar : Raising Awareness, Removing the Stigma
I have been asked, along with some others, to write a piece to do with the brain. I have chosen the brain and bipolar disorder as I believe there is an urgent need to raise awareness of this debilitating mental illness which affects 1 in 50 people, of which I am one.
Bipolars past and present appear bet...
Saturday 1st September 2018 7:53 am