Poetry Blog by Josie
on For the love of language (Thu, 2 May 2019 04:29 pm)
on Office Politics (Sat, 13 Apr 2019 05:06 pm)
Don’t get me wrong
I often long for chocolate;
tied with a bow,
seems more about show
than any love that I know.
I value your time
more than a sweetly, slick rhyme.
Your words have more worth
than a purchased verse;
whispered, in private
has more meaning.
Choose genuine over saccharine.
Sunday 9th February 2020 11:40 am
You don’t see me
when you airbrush
You don’t see me
when you homogenize,
My skin’s not alabaster.
My curves don’t conform
to your limited map
of bosom and butt.
its own sweet
Wednesday 31st July 2019 10:08 am
Caring crusaders and daring debaters
Emmeline, Greta, Ruth
Your voices sound loud with the bold toll of truth.
Uncowed and defiant. You refused to give in.
Life-changing campaigning is a wonderful thing.
Marathon runners: hard-trained and focused
With miles in your strides
And pain hardly noticed.
Everyday heroes with strength in your limbs
Your drive and passion a...
Tuesday 28th May 2019 6:10 pm
English is a rebellious tongue
defiant and disobedient.
Like a passionate protestor
it rails against rigid rules
pattern and conformity.
And lucky is the linguist
who joins its
Where males may sail
with crews who cruise
past whales in Wales
and foul sea fowl.
And soles are soiled
down lanes well lain
and herds are heard
Thursday 2nd May 2019 3:11 pm
The corporate king -
Salacious surveyor -
With a wandering eye;
A habitual connoisseur
Of the supple and softly curved.
Saturday 13th April 2019 5:02 pm
Cautious, hopeful, daring
Suggested a date. Miraculously, quickly accepted,
Deliciously, passionately, yearning
Precariously fell pregnant. Secretly scared yet steadfast
Protective, supporting, accepting
My passion’s pleasure
Wednesday 10th April 2019 4:26 pm
I want my words to have worth like William.
With magical adjectives that travel through time
To conjure a landscape
And portray a peace
They reach across centuries.
I want my words to empower like Maya.
With certainty and strength to inflate the hearts
And sway the hips of a million women.
I want to reach her passion, wear her confidence,
Sunday 17th March 2019 2:15 pm