hOPe (FuLly)

We live our lives in hope

From when we’re conscious of the world ,

We hope for something we know nothing of 

But what is hope 

A human state , that seals our fate 

Or manufactured in the brain

Or state of mind that keeps us sane

 

Hope is always round corner

Peeking out

A little chink that feeds the mind

Stops the world from going blind

Lifts the heart when thin...

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Explain (again)

Explain this to me

Why some are prisoners and some are free

Why some in jails are free of the page

Why those free,  are trapped in a cage

Why those that walk but cannot run

Stuck in the clay before even begun

Why those look down and some look up

To see if they can find some luck

Why some that love while others hate

Why some see doors and tight shut gates 

While others...

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Autumn Knight

Storms in the distance ,

Break my stride

White horses of the sea

Put salt In my eyes

 

My arms around your waist

Slip into place ,

Fingers entwined 

Comfortable space

 

Cool grass beneath our feet

Gaze out at the sea below

Racing clouds across the moon

Autumn winds start to blow

 

Holding tight we stumble home

Out of the winds and thundering sea

C...

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SLeeP

Tide of sleep now comes in

Oceans of fatigue wash over me.

Visions in my eyes . Play my senses 

My island I lie on keeps me safe

Tempest rages around me 

Boiling surf, crashes my emotion

 

I stare at you looking down on me

Haven of calm, silken  soft

Silken gown, brushing my face

Skin glistening in the shadow

Sweet breath washing my cares

 

Our flesh as one ,...

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Colour Blind

The room I stand in makes me blind

white before me white , behind

The same room which is painted black it’s floor and ceiling behind my back

Blinds my senses even more as stare down at the coal black floor

 

No doors or windows to escape 

Black and white seals my fate.

I can’t see either , no distinction 

Nothing near and nothing far.

My eyes are blanked

with burning ...

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m US e

You are my muse,

The air in my lungs 

The blood in my heart

The mirror in my eyes

The sponge of my cries 

Gentle whispers to calm winds

That blow through the hollows

Lead me now and I will follow 

Through virgin snow and the dessert sands to honey walls

Imagined lands

Of cauldron suns and cobalt skies 

Emerald turf where rivers glide .

Crystal clear, pour withou...

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STEADFAST

There is a tree on some island steadfast in a dusty village square .

Old men sit and wine they sip, shadows of forefathers hang in the leaves ,

Whispers of conversations drift through the air , tainted with tobacco 

Serious ,, joyous, lives lived out by the clock of the day.

 

Fathers brothers, uncles sons all bring wisdom to their lips

Contemplating life before , the now , the f...

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Then

You’ll get square eyes,

Nub ends

Todays chips

Yesterdays news

Izal

If the wind changes 

You’ll stick like that

Sunday under the car

Saturday at the flicks

Number 6

Lunatics from the war

Polio

Coal

The epilogue 

Frost on the inside

Bath once a week

8 days a week.

Loons

Bilko

Scrap yards

If you do that you’ll go blind 

Super tax

Victo...

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A viS it

He comes again to me

Peering through my window

Penetrating my mind

Taking over my body

He was rarely there before

But now stands beside me

All the time, a steady constant 

His cry is now loud

He used to whisper calmly in my ear

Guiding me gently

Across fields , down rivers

Over mountains 

Delighting me with his magic

His wondrous conjuring tricks

Awaking n...

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ReST

Swans across the sun

Signify the day is done

Geese across the sky,

Calling with their barking cry

 

Autumn moon stares

On Septembers silent air.

The remnants of summer heat

Leaving now, no repeat.

 

Mother Nature prepares for rest

Packing up her travel chest

Preparing all for winter slumber

The season of the fourth in number

 

Shorter days bring in the ...

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Silence

The fiercest storm,

The hottest heat

The biggest fire

The most rain,

The strongest winds

The longest drought

The lowest rivers

The quickest extinction

The fastest deforestation 

The lowest interest rates,

The highest employment 

The highest inflation 

The biggest prices 

The fastest global warming

The hottest seas,

The most pollution

The lowest pound

...

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Q

We all wait our turn

We all wait for peace 

We wait beneath the starlit sky

We wait in line

We wait from the day before we’re born.

Waiting in the warmth , carefree , leaping into the unknown 

And then we wait,

For the nurse, for the scales , 

For mothers first smile

Wait for school

We wait for results

We wait to work

We wait for the bus,

We wait for holidays

...

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We must move on

Turmoil we all now face

Global darkness descends a pace

The tight rope is broken

Which we all must tread

The stability hangs like thread

 

The page of light is turned 

The book of history is it to be shut and burned 

Vestiges of the past fall away

For the future we must all pray

 

Falling to our knees with fervent hope

We must grasp the dangling rope 

Before ...

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X plains

Explain this to me

Why some are prisoners and some are free

Why some in jails are free of the page

Why those free,  are trapped in a cage

Why those that walk but cannot run

Stuck in the clay before even begun

Why those look down and some look up

To see if they can find some luck

Why some that love while others hate

Why some see doors and tight shut gates 

While others...

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ShIP rEK

Calm me as the breeze

Calms my heart before it seizes

Wait for my steps

To catch up with  your dance

That drifts as violins

On silken moonbeams

Caressing sands of time

 

Calm as the seas

Reflecting all

On earths mirror

Deceiving the turmoil beneath

Undercurrents that tear at the mud

Revealing 

Ancient shipwrecks of emotion.

 

Hauled to the surface fo...

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EMPTy

Appearing from the mud , spectre of the past

Warnings from the grave that we are about to fast

Erased from the mind by centuries of plenty

The signs now say the rivers are now empty

 

Apocalyptic horseman   round they earth they thunder 

wasting all before them , casting all asunder

Waiting in the wings , appearing in a cloud 

Of pestilence and war , handing out the shrouds

...

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Fridge

I open the fridge 

and look at the cheese 

Stand staring , transfixed , 

gentle hum flickering light , 

take what you please

My minds drifting now , 

it’s starting to ease.

 

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Must ang

Mustang

Freedom , speed , power ,beauty

Silhouette against the sun

The water hole he drinks from’s muddy

 paws the soil the droughts begun.

 

Star of the screen,

boyhood dreams , colts and Winchesters

Chaps , lassoes 

Goodies, baddies, whose who?

Mustang carries all, 

until he falls

 

Harnessed by the Cowboy 

Free under the Indian tribe

The great Americ...

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Nimue

Nimue,

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...

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Summer Hol

I thought I’d go on holiday

Now the sun it starts to shine,

As weather now in England is really rather fine

To avoid the sunstroke I thought I’d go abroad

As it’s cooler there now these days and if stops me getting bored

 

So off to the station with my suitcase and my trolley

But because I am an Englishman I always take my brolly.

Of course I had forgotten the trains were a...

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dream

Breathe in the scent of summer

Hanging heavy in the air

Lavenders , rose , bees to hum,

Eyes closed evening sun 

Mind wandering who cares

Rustling trees hint of Autumn to come

 

Loneliness grips my heart 

No

Lover to share 

No lover 

to dare,To take the train from the prison

To meet where the dawn meets the dew

Where many meet the few 

Where the sleeper me...

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Summer EVE

Leaden summer skies filled with swifts and swallows

Skipping over the hedgerows 

Fresh cool air on my face like a linen sheet 

Purple grass , of gossamer clouds at my feet

 

Sun horizon boiling  illuminates the oaks 

casting orange clouds 

As fierce as the forge at the hands of creation

A still, still air of silence cloaks

 

The moon , a slit of light 

Suspended in...

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4 A GiRl

Lithuanian girl,

Feet in the Baltic, icy waters in summer sun

Looks out towards Gotland , and wonders what will become.

An island , steadfast, proud of history

Its past like all , surrounds a mystery 

 

Her eyes grey as summer clouds,

Pierce the light,see through the shrouds 

They clear the way for future life

Determined, calm, wise, and bright.

 

Chin on hand star...

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old CAT

Ok Mr Mouse. I’ve had my fun

I’m now just and old cat. , sitting in sun

Time was ,I’d creep up  jump and tease

Toss you here and there , play as I pleased.

 

But these days I just can’t be bothered

I flick my tail, leave it to the others,

Curl my paws and lick my claws

Shoot a glance at the dog filled door.

 

They always follow me around.

They can’t quite figure me...

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citadel

Hold my hand 

Hold it tight

Hold me  close

With our feet in sand

Sea salt perfume

Mirror sea, dancing lights

Rhythmic waves ,

Cooling the mind

Warm breeze, in your hair

Gently flicking across your eyes

I stare at you mesmerised.

Steps on the beach 

Left behind as we advance 

Each one a memory gone

Randomly together

As we dance 

Eyes to the stars 

...

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hurt and soul

My heart lies on the roadside 

Cast aside by youth 

in the search for truth

Left to rot, openly beating

Crying for the body , waiting for the scoop of angels 

To place it in the breast of a lover

 

Gone it is now , in dust and smoke

Barely a stain left where it fell

No resurrection, no connection 

No hot blood running through 

But eaten by the crows.

 

Will i...

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I- compass

I was sitting with my phone 

just the other day , 

and yes it has a compass 

so I thought I’d have a play

 

According to the dial , on the initial trial My dining table faces North degrees 330 

Whilst my sofa ( at my wife’s behest )is juxtaposed southwest .

Which I believe makes her feel shirty

 

And if of interest, and I’m sure 

you all will have an inkling,  

my ...

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Oblivion

When I hold you,

You melt in my arms like snow in spring

Rivers of warmth course from your body, 

drowning my senses , 

blinding my eyes , 

like the piercing sun, gently washing me downstream in a flood of unconscious.

 

Precious moments , snatched, 

You draw the laughter from my lips

Like waters from the deep well

Fathomed by hands of angels

 

Head throne back ...

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God please save us.

Putrid rhetoric, pours as a river of blood

From the mouth of the worlds new hood.

Spreading plagues of hate to unborn

Babes of rape from the devils horn

 

Generational grief, created by a thief

Whose poison spills like poison wine

Drowning humanity down infinite lines

No healing or forgiveness this time

 

Hearts wrenched out and held on high

Like trophies while the...

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Peering in

Raven hair, hazel eyes

Windows in to what you hide

Revealing smile, warm red lips

Cups that beckon, nectar sips

 

Tight green dress, clasped at waist

Alluring Angel, just in reach,

Hold your hand out, call for help

In you gravity , I can’t help myself

 

Caught in your gaze, I cannot blink

I can see inside you through the chinks

The fire inside , burning bright

...

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Peering in

Raven hair, hazel eyes

Windows in to what you hide Revealing smile, warm red lips Cups that beckon, nectar sips   Tight green dress, clasped at waist Alluring Angel, just in reach, Hold your hand out, call for help In you gravity , I can’t help myself   Caught in your gaze, I cannot blink I can see inside you through the chinks

The fire inside , burning bright

...

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Fool crumb

Youth is before the fulcrum 

Anxious to progress, time to waste

Rushing through new emotions

The flower of life opening up before the eyes

Joy of life ready to taste

 

Winding paths eagerly tread,

Randomly taken on a whim of mind

Pounding heart the sun pours in

Few rainy days , no gasping sighs

Eyes wide open , but temporarily blind

 

There comes a point unseen ...

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Good bye

Death is a magnet

A black hole of no escape

Concentrating emotion in a vice like grip

Crushing the hearts of those left on the ship

 

With progress up the hill

Slowly step by step

Towards the final stillness of the grave

Above the tower St George, he waves

 

The last goodbye to all below

Framed against the clear blue sky

Peers down on grief and willow

Careful...

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AbySS

Shut  out , shut tight

Locked in , look in , not out

Don’t come near

Visor down, armour steel,

Sword in hand , I can’t feel

Shield on arm 

Cold , 

stone lips

Not speaking , dumb now

No thought , no feelings

Ambivalent to the room

Bereft to the moon.

Shutting down,

Echo sounder is all I hear

Reflecting nothing

In the deep,

An abyss on the edge of an a...

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Pirates

Sailing the seas of love

Tossed on the oceans of your heart

Whatever the weather

We are pirates of the earth

Plundering our emotions

From the finish to the start.

 

 Crashing on the rocks of life

Shattering our souls on cliffs of glass

Surfing the waves  of chance

Salt tears in our hair

Whirlpools of circumstance 

 

Danger as the winds that blow round the ear...

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pOOl

There’s a pool inside

 Mirror surface, depth infinite

Soul caves

Each holding a prisoner 

Shut tight 

Black as night

No moon

No  stars

Asleep , waiting,

Nothing will awake the beings

Hidden away from from sunlight

Condemned to stone

Stir not

Fear keeps them at bay

one day 

turn away 

They will creep out

Grotesque and pale

To be met face to face...

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Brother in law

I new when I saw 

Who the call was from

She never phones , or very rarely 

Sister of 66 years

Big gaps we don’t know

But the precious times 

Punctuated by years

Are as if we were children again

Siblings drifted into our own lives

Away from the nest of nurture 

 

I new as soon as I heard her voice

The familiar comfort of childhood stories 

eagerly listened, bu...

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GrEEn mAN


The green man is at my gate conjuring up like magic those that sleep in the earth in winters dark days.

 

The larks again have found their voice and soar up in the crisp dawn air , to find favour with a mate so fair

 

Frantic is the air and ground as hoof and claw alert with hearts beating , eyes wide and nostrils flared sense the forthcoming battles ahead , to ensure their line is k...

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End game

I hear my heart beat slow in me

My breathing measured like rolling sea

The swell of mind it washes round 

The drift of thought shuts out life’s sound

 

The wind of life blows through my frame,

I realise now it’s not a game

A one off try to reach the end

And navigate the the unseen bends

 

But journey is not solitary

Accompanied I’ve been by many

Some have stumbl...

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Hope ?

Eyes reveal the inner soul

Of humanity disappearing down a hole

 

As lost minds stagger in disbelief

Reach out for help , some small relief

 

Clouded by the fog rolled in

Shutting out the noise and din

 

Clutching hands of fragile infants

That follow , trusting, of their charge

 

Their steps that lead them to their future

The wind is cold the ground is hard.

...

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Z s HELL - ter

Take me by the hand , 

lead me like a lamb that follows gleefully in the steps of the Ewe

Teach me your ways, cast me in your  spell , steer my through the storm 

Show me the stars, calm my heart, free my mind , free my soul

Wrap me in your eyes, breathe me in.

 

For I need shelter 

From apocalypse around

From shuddering ground

I need armour of steel

I need seas to ho...

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lOst at the CafE

Empty coffee cup

L’addition

Stuck

Between saucer and cup

Sultry sun

Wicker seat

Accordion beat

Another cigarette

Marking time

Blue smoke

Hangs 

Iike a cloak

Marble top table 

Room for two

Blue ashtray

Full of stubs

Plane trees

Cool shade

There she is

Cool white

Flowing dress

Knowing yet unknowing

Her eyes caress

Scan the scene

...

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Ra-iN.

Counting the raindrops I feel you close to me.

Counting the tears I need to hide away.

I break in waves, on the shores of your emotions

Washed up at your feet like a thousand miles of ocean

 

Call up from the depths the monsters we know

Let them dance on the decks of the 

ships, 

that are ghosts of the show.

 

The show we all act in where we all find our strength wher...

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teMPEst

I am the sea, tempestuous 

Cold and deep

Deadly and dangerous for those that dare sail on me

Foaming , hidden secrets of rock

To catch those unawares 

Unfathomable 

Harbinger of death , cold , lost souls

Unpredictable deceptive 

Endless.

Unknown

 

I am the sea,

Calm and warm

All embracing, healing

Azure, clear, shallow

Full of life.

Mother of life, b...

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eNd of THe lINE

Train draws in lives renewed 

Hand through the window open the door

Step down, municipal smell of station

Journeys end for some.

Case first, bag second, travel done.

 

Whistle blown Slam 

Slam Slam

Onward change for others,

Car,bus, taxi,plane

Possibly another train

Facing forward facing back

Hand luggage on the rack.

 

Passing stations full of faces

Wr...

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aN vIL

The blacksmiths hammer rings down the ages

Forging the steel on the anvil of life

White hot metal the souls of men

Drawn across the black face

Formed across the horn

Bent to conform.

 

But what about the sparks

Breaking free with each blow

Bow not to the pattern

But dance in the glow

 

 

Each briefly shining escaping the heat

In air quickly dying , shootin...

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Hope

 

 

I wasn’t there 

And can’t imagine

The fear the death, the hopeless crowding

The sick the dying the poor the crying

The black abyss that swallowed all

The world aghast the smoke, the pall

 

Just writing this it makes me sick

At mankind’s filth, at mankind’s tricks.

 

No more, forever, we must avert

We must be vigilant we must be  alert

But slips unseen ...

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thE 200,000

Mankind knows nothing

200,000 years of huffing and puffing

Clawing a way up evolutionary ladders

We then slip down the slippery adders

 

Each invention speeds the time

To our demise I think you’ll find

We think we’re conquering the void

But all we do is produce more noise

 

The clamours of mankind grow loud

As we spread across the earth in clouds

Like locusts co...

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Amen

I’m stuck now between your gaze

And games your beauty with emotions play

You arch your back up to the sun

Sensual moments have  begun

 

A peek of flesh beneath your dress

It’s causing me now undue stress

Your laughter is like alcohol 

Coursing through my bodies Well

 

Beads of sweat appearing now

Control my shakes , I don’t know how

You take me in your open arms

...

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sea GIrL

Gone in a whisper,as summer breeze washes

Your locks ,flowing hair streaming as if the wind is your own.

Untamed by your laughter and smiles,

Tossing your head in animal mane

The world is yours , with hordes at your feet,

Conquering all hearts that lay before you.

 

Dancing down the sands into the surf, 

Sylthen body glistening in the foam,

Rising like the mermaids of le...

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