It’s the end of the world as we know it
Emerge, embark, proceed
Life prospers only furtively
Complex doting mother
Beautiful, a world harmonised.
Heatwaves, fires, freezing, droughts,
Nature's response to inaction.
Saturday 10th June 2023 4:13 pm
If They Can, Then So Can You
In those moments of doubt, when challenges arise,
You're facing tasks seemingly too vast, or unwise,
Remember, my friend, that ambition's not lost,
Impossible is not out of reach, or aloft
Should your dreams feel distant, beyond your scope or touch,
Yield not disheartened to your inner-self too much.
For possibility knows no bounds, there's no wall,
You crucially possess ...
Thursday 8th June 2023 4:57 pm
There’s no revenge in imitation
You have hurt me, and yet,
I search not for retribution.
Seeking a distinct vantage point
I do not find revenge in imitation.
Harsh words once cruelly spoken,
An opportunity for easy repetition.
Yet substance is my pride
I do not find revenge in imitation,
There is no detail I must explain
I’m in no need of vindication.
I’m unlike you; I’m therefore sure,...
Thursday 8th June 2023 11:26 am
I forgot how to love you
Regrets linger heavily,
There are long shadows cast,
Love’s flame extinguished,
There’s no chance we’ll last.
In fervent haste,
I bade us a final adieu.
I forgot how to love you
There was an absence of heart,
a chasm so wide,
We stood naked and adrift,
In love's ebbing tide.
Our love slipped away,
Like the timers...
Monday 5th June 2023 5:55 pm
Ode to a Dragonfly
Oh, Dragonfly, ephemeral creature of the skies,
With wings that glisten and mesmerize.
Through nature's patchwork world, take flight,
Reflected opalescence belittles light.
With grace, you dance the summer breeze.
Aerial acrobat, netless trapeze.
A lissom body, set on a delicate frame,
An inner strength puts most to shame
With emerald and sapphire hues...
Saturday 3rd June 2023 1:47 pm
A curious thought about the sands of time
How two distant places appear in rhyme
Existing as a pair in a fleeting embrace,
Two places, one world, in time and space.
In one hemisphere, sunrise paints the morning sky,
Awakening slumberers with a new day's sigh,
Whilst westward, a Turneresque sunset glows,
Bidding a farewell to light, long shadows grow.
Thursday 1st June 2023 1:18 pm
Returning home on the Flying Scotsman 1983
Wrapped securely within your liveried green
Refined golden-arched nameplate highlights your pedigree,
London North Eastern returning home
Non-stop, Kings Cross to Diesel City
Clackety Click, Clackety Click, Clackety Click
Passing by Highbury, the Arsenal
through the long Potters Bar tunnel
Where pressure causes your ears to pop
Travelling quicker northward, abandoning the ‘...
Tuesday 30th May 2023 4:17 pm
Strolling wooded fen and green pasture,
Stimulated by Spring's splendour,
Yellow Rattle, Red Poppy,
Cowslip, Purple Clover.
by divine hand,
Sunday 28th May 2023 12:27 pm
Friends told Wendy Kincaid to seize the day
Live her life, live life her way.
The attached rope, alas, had one fatal flaw:
She'll never go bungee anymore.
A long drop to eternity for Wendy K
Thursday 18th May 2023 7:42 am
Accept me as I am
Will you accept me as I am?
Though sometimes weak, I'm sometimes strong,
Appreciate, I may have faults
I'm sometimes right, though sometimes wrong
On this, our special day of days,
Let's pledge avid adoration,
Joyously betrothed, we'll vow to
make true love our declaration
All gathered on this solemn day.
You dressed in fine white lace and pearls,
Cosseted by family warmth,
Tuesday 16th May 2023 2:01 pm
The Green Man and Jenny Greenteeth Get Married
Their love was warm and bright
Shining forth from virescent eyes
Wrapped within their strength of passion,
They held each other close
Muscular solid arms entwined her
His demure lass of fashion
Courting, walking out, blinded by love
Oblivious to others within their view,
Unintentional disregard, no dispassion
A calendar date for their union settled
Saturday 13th May 2023 4:46 pm
The Unexpected Ballad of Laura and Ben
Laura and Ben were toddler friends
Born less than a year apart
Kindergarten playground buddies
Inseparable, right from the start
We watched them grow into teenagers
The two spoke as if one, of love and romance
they wanted to take their relationship further,
Give their young adult dalliance a chance
Each family wished them well.
Their friends were overjoyed....
Thursday 11th May 2023 9:49 am
YOU MUST READ THIS
Everyone should read 'The Hurt' by a young lady poet called Jamia, find her in the profile section, I think it is one of the best things I've read for a while, so moving, it deserves engagement.
Thank you and goodnight
Sunday 7th May 2023 3:26 pm
Through the Abbey’s great doors
I received an official letter; they posted it through my door.
I noticed, On His Majesty's Service, as it lay there on the floor
Surprised that the London postmark wasn't special, in fact, it wasn't flash
Surprised that it had arrived, my invitation to King Charlie's bash,
Interested in what others considered attire at its best
I viewed the coronation of our late lamented ...
Saturday 6th May 2023 8:10 pm
A culmination of my mortal wealth
The final veto of this body’s health
On this concluding course, I’ll steer the helm,
Towards divine perfection in heaven's realm.
Pleasures once played forcibly reduced in speed.
Aches and pains scream, “You fool, take heed.”
Sat alone at ease, awaiting death’s forecast.
Whilst silently reminiscing about a time long past.
No time now for re...
Thursday 4th May 2023 8:05 am
Eleven thousand fourth century British Virgins
The London church of St Mary Axe
Famous for just one little-unknown fact
It once held the bloodied broadaxe
Used to poleaxe
Eleven thousand British virgins
Meriadoc, fabled Celtic commander
All conquering, just like the great Alexander
Friend to Maximus, hopeful Roman emperor
Now he needs to pander
To eleven thousand British virgins
Recreating his beloved Br...
Monday 1st May 2023 8:50 pm
Seaport with the Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba, by Claude Lorrain 1648
A thin shaft of majestic sunlight
dances across the harbours contained waves
As if highlighting each crest in gold leaf
Men with muscled arms and sturdier backs
load small boats, transporting large chests of fine silks
Precious stone, spices, and polished gold
Others stand motionless on the fine-marbled quay,
ready to glimpse the regal retinue
Overhead, dawn clouds s...
Wednesday 26th April 2023 7:18 pm
Love you? Love my dog.
Her four paws
could conquer Everest.
Yet your two legs
continue to stagger,
tripping over our love,
As if peppered with stumbling blocks.
Her brown eyes
Emote a tender love.
Yet your shiny blues,
reflect less than nothing,
gazing critically at others
As if weakness demeans them
Yet your stolidity.
Tuesday 25th April 2023 8:05 pm
The waiting lists
newborn, near death.
Essential that I'm on this,
the neonatal incubation waiting list.
Shouldn't be missing out on this,
placed on the parental-affection waiting list.
Lie low, lay
stressed every day.
Unsure of the cause for this,
joined the rid-me-of-anxiety waiting list.
Friday 21st April 2023 5:40 pm
The Wail of Two Cities
It was a champion side; it was an almost ran side,
It was the age of flair; it was the age of dullness,
It was the era of conviction; it was the era of disbelief,
It was the season of greatness; it was the season to forget,
It was the winter to hope; it was the winter of disillusion,
We had the future before us; we had no hope within us,
Don Revie’s knights in Persil Whi...
Tuesday 18th April 2023 2:21 pm
What happens when the sex stops?
I really should give up on this life,
Not this living kind
but this loving kind.
It's self-evident that we two together,
Won’t make love last forever.
I really should give up on this life,
Not our once harmonious kind
but this blaming whoever, whenever kind.
Paraphrasing Sir Issac, our actions
create opposite and unenviable reactions
I really should give up...
Thursday 13th April 2023 10:48 am
Just a few questions before departure
Would I still be able to dream in colour when I'm dead?
My life revealed in vivid hues replayed inside my head,
Or restricted to shadowy visions in black and white?
Is death considered a more everlasting pitch-black night?
Those dreams? Could I possibly stroll the byways of my youth?
Righting many wrongs whilst cementing fundamental truths,
Would it be possible to ascend hig...
Saturday 8th April 2023 5:09 pm
Whether it is a war of personal attrition,
Or a war of hatred with their neighbour
Muscle flexing showing national pride and anxiety
Whether it’s climate change, wearing thin our planet,
Many single voices spouting climatic rhetoric
heckled and shackled by those likely to lose livelihoods
Not thinking that eventually, we all lose our lives
Friday 31st March 2023 11:43 am
We’ve been there.
Conwy Castle, Stonehenge and the Jurassic coast
Aberdeen, Newquay and Scarborough fair
Dover, Holyhead and the City of Lincoln
We’ve been there
Not sleeping after we’ve quarrelled
Shouting at each other without a care
Walking away when we should have been closer
We’ve been there
Pompeii, Herculaneum and Rome
Caves of Drach, Pollenca and Port de Soller
Monday 27th March 2023 12:06 pm
It was, and always will be, 1969
The fluorescent screen in our lounge,
Mirrored the bridge’s onboard viewer
Gaining a look into unfamiliar fictitious worlds.
We encountered both friendly and unfriendly aliens.
Pointed ears, blue faces, or lizard-like Gorn
Occasionally, it was all just too much
After all, I was only nine
It wasn’t Dr Who scary, but it was close
They whisked us weekly across the cosmos
Thursday 23rd March 2023 7:28 pm
Unsure in love
My darling, never will I abandon you,
You'll always be my one and only,
We’ll be together forever, side by side
Counting our blessings.
Our blessings counted
Will we be forever together, side by side?
Will I always be your one and only?
My darling, will you ever abandon me?
Monday 20th March 2023 4:51 pm
The mind of a bomber
I’m here, with you all, for just one purpose
I’m loathed to abandon that purpose now.
I promise that tomorrow we’ll all be immortal
There is no other scenario I can allow
You’ll never understand just how I'm feeling
You’re indifferent both to mine and your own beliefs
Asleep, I dream my descendants are weeping,
Each morning, I wake, yearning quiet relief.
Friday 10th March 2023 10:57 am
Does anyone care?
Old-world women gossip
Disgorging air and candy floss,
Talking, talking, talking.
Just trumpery coming across,
Suffrage, forgotten, such a loss.
Old-world men jabber
As they prop up the local bar,
Bullshit bullshit bullshit.
Taking ignorance far too far.
Franchised rights, or an...
Wednesday 8th March 2023 9:36 am
Two hundred sextillion stars
In our universe
Thirty-five trillion blood cells
Seventy-thousand decimal places
Someone memorised for Pi
Five thousand visible suns
Light the night sky
Two and a half billion seconds
The extent of one person's life
Thirty-three percent truly believe
After death, there’s an afterlife
Forty million sperm
In one e...
Friday 3rd March 2023 11:21 am
Winter has passed and with it, love.
Repeatedly Spring thwarts Winter,
We rejoice in the vernal equinox
When light eclipses the dire outlook,
Rebirth replaces the seasonal mourning
But this new year moves us further away
from our own once passionate youthful love
Thursday 2nd March 2023 10:02 am
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
One road to success
Rising like a proverbial phoenix from her despair,
Flying high with coloured wings outstretched.
Comes the chambered secrets of literary success
Precious firstborn to be parented alone.
A happy by-product of an abusive marital union
Arantes, her half-blood prince, quick hands, slow regret,
A broken marriage, jobless, and a single parent
Seven years after graduating, ...
Thursday 16th February 2023 4:13 pm
I thought that I’d grab the bull by the horns
Yet dieting is hard. Every rose has its thorns.
As a kid in a candy store, I encountered a hitch,
Hell's paved road of good intention. Fruit bowl or fridge?
“What goes around comes around,” said my therapist
Whose ignorance is bliss, policy, was limitless
“It’s as rare as unicorn shit.” He mocks.
“For dieters to think outside ...
Sunday 12th February 2023 2:12 pm
The green expanse of grass
Where Lacey and I stroll
Is cold-whitened in the chill overnight
It scrunches underfoot,
Chinese crisped seaweed
Above, across the morning blue
White clouds stretched taut
Like varicose veins pulled thin in a late winter sky.
We’re icy cold and missing you
So we’re returning
homeward bound, both dog and...
Thursday 9th February 2023 4:26 pm
Iridescent, his metallic-like sheen, spikes and flashes
against summer’s lightest blue
accessorised by a ruffed chinstrap of white
Speeds low level, like a pre-programmed cruise missile
Along the valleys, meanderingly slow river
Desperate, he seeks to support his mate.
This Halcyon’s golden yellow br...
Saturday 4th February 2023 11:21 am
Blue eyes through black mascara
No longer coming soon, it's out
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Friday 3rd February 2023 12:53 pm
Our beautiful Romanian rescue
travels life in a new direction.
Her shiny damp nose nestles deep
Pursuing our love and affection
Previously on the streets of Bucharest
possessing sharp wits to survive
Food so scarce for those on the streets
She must stay sharp, to stay alive.
Unborn puppies wouldn't be easy to carry
She must find food, somewhere safe to lie...
Monday 30th January 2023 4:22 pm
At the local butchers aged 10 & 3/4
Mr Brown, the butcher, was sawing through a large beef bone.
Hard white bone chips and sinew flew up and out,
hitting the underneath of the curved glass screen,
it sounded like the machine gun noise I heard
when watching the Daffy Duck cartoons
at the Odean’s Saturday morning pictures.
As he strained to cut,
the large muscle at the top of his arm bulged.
I’ll have musc...
Thursday 26th January 2023 12:49 pm
We moved house but left the tree behind
Winter came and death stole her shapely form
She was just wooden bones; I mourned.
We separated; love-torn,
We could no longer be together
Did I have a hand in her death?
I had created steps with nails large enough
to crucify any unwanted messiahs.
That previous summer I had sat with her, high then still higher
looking down upon the world far below that held nothing for m...
Monday 23rd January 2023 10:25 am
Swiss Roll Family Robinson
Not astonished by the lack of surprise,
The day the Robinson family died
Devoured their last feast,
Committing dietary suicide
Their buffet table laid sumptuously,
Intending to indulge in gluttony,
They wouldn't be the first
To eat till they burst
Avidly scoffed and gouged rapaciously,
A vivid green leaf salad, though not much
Lay limp i...
Monday 16th January 2023 5:18 pm
A green-eyed prince, with reddened hair.
Writing Royal scandal for public glare,
His coronet lost all shine and sparkle
Since he became Mister Harry Markle
Ultimately, he's still just a SPARE for the heir
Wednesday 11th January 2023 12:59 pm
A child-shaped void in our lives
This woman, my wife, unable to carry life
Unable to bear the fruits of our love.
Not her fault
Seedless as a Naval orange.
Brokenhearted, we parted.
Roll forward several years
This woman hereof became my ladylove,
Already a mum, could I think of
These boys as
We considered our future.
Hand in hand, we planned....
Monday 9th January 2023 10:57 am
The Siberian Tiger
Hushed black foot pad sinks,
Submerged beneath crisp deep snow
White pugmarks remain
Siberia no Tora
burakku futto paddo shinku,
fukai yukinoshita ni shimu nda,
shiroi pagu maku ga zan tte i masu.
Monday 2nd January 2023 5:08 pm
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