Poetry Blog by Mae Foreman
Ring around the daffodil
All the gods have fallen ill
One by one
The forts burned down!
Ring around the asphodel
Cheaters do not kiss and tell
Stars no longer shine and twinkle!
Ring around the daisy
Standards growing hazy
Foul Words-Foul Words
Hearts break too!
Ring around the poison ivy
Sip "The Lie" from Monday to Friday...
Wednesday 26th June 2019 5:37 pm
Rivals ramble ruthlessly raw rubbish; raving, ranting, rotting. Rage rage rage!
Anonymous, apathetic anguished alone; awaiting answers, Rage rage rage!
Gleeful, glorified greedy geniuses generating glad-gospels, Rage rage rage!
Evil egomaniacs' endless embellished epics echo eternally, Rage rage rage!
Saturday 22nd June 2019 6:16 pm
Funny, funny! How funny, so very funny that it makes me sick!
that the sheep's death-rattle should go down in history as "vicious roar"
that the Mame that's to blame keeps mum while her blood is being sucked by The Tick
that the wrongdoer has a carte blanche to laugh and jump and skip and soar!
Isn't it funny? How funny, so funny, very funny, funny; don't you find? The deceit!
Wednesday 19th June 2019 6:47 pm
There is a feral beast trapped inside of me that suffers
She weeps and roars and pounds hard on her dungeon's door
A smothering embrace; noone cares to accept the love She offers
Her pathos and tumult within have force enough to start a war
And though I have her well contained, claws trimmed and all;
while I have Her locked away, I even had Her put in chains!
I can still hear He...
Friday 14th June 2019 7:36 pm
Oh sweet Starchild, how did you get the whole wide world under your stunning spell?
However did you manage to get the universe enthralled inside your infantile little grip?
Oh, you scralet bud of rose and first fig of the poetess and of the summer's early belle!
Oh how you better all the ugly atrociousness of life, that lovely is even your thorns' prick!
For you the the pens of scribbl...
Thursday 13th June 2019 5:34 pm
But of all the lies you ever told me
the happy ending
of the fairytale of us was the sweetest!
And of all the lessons you ever gave me
The one not put in spoken words
I made into written law and abide by every day.
Tuesday 11th June 2019 9:26 pm
But of all the things you gave me
our good name
has been the heaviest to carry...
And of all the things you took away
was the one burden I never had to!
Tuesday 11th June 2019 7:54 pm
Among the myriads of nice words in existence
The tasty, the lavish, the flattering, wooing and coy
I search for one that will make some difference
A truth that won't serve as anyone's plaything or toy
I always try to fall asleep right before midnight
Lest I get caught awake when Time changes hands
With but old tricks like "Light makes night bright!"
My mind encircles th...
Saturday 8th June 2019 8:14 pm
- "Sin" is a fearsome word, shameful, effective and frightening.
"Crime" is only good for bad poets, good lawyers and judges.
And a child's protest is such a typical and unimportant thing
It's as common as a sorrowful letter's tear and ink smudges.
An infant's cry is natural and anticipated. No reason for alarm.
And "course of life" we casually name the old man's demise....
Wednesday 5th June 2019 7:55 pm
Come find me in the dark, before life begins
Where I stand tall and unafraid
Where I dwell frustrated yet elated
The darkness where I was born into
The darkness that I was meant for
The darkness where I come from
And where I am to emerge from...
The darkness you're keeping inside...
Come find me in the birthplace of raw ideas
Where we will spend ages shapeless, hove...
Wednesday 29th May 2019 10:18 am
Old Noah was a good and pious fella,
Too bad he did not own an umbrella!
instead he had to build an arc; oh the terror!
and all that due to a slight grammatical error.
He wished to proclaim his faith- this humble bloke-
in every way known; but aramaic was all he spoke!
So he decided to hire a tutor of the English tongue,
who could correct and teach him right from wrong....
Sunday 26th May 2019 10:16 am
I shall shake off the stench of death, oh, so stale and dull
I shall, I shall.
I will so engage in all that's good, in all that's just and real
I will, I will.
I do so cherish all; and I do love you, see you, hear you.
I do, I do.
I shall shake off the stench of death,oh so stale and dull
I shall fight Him till my last breath before I join His thrall
I will ...
Thursday 23rd May 2019 11:36 am
If now's the last hour I tread above the soil
Read this as I lay and bleed
"From womb to tomb, in peace and in turmoil,
I'm yours and yours indeed."
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 8:59 am
Should this be my last night on earth
I shall say this with glee
From womb to tomb, from birth to death
I'm yours and yours I'll be.
Tuesday 21st May 2019 8:17 pm
And so, they stole her from her bed at night
and brought her to her knees before the hunter.
She felt the cold blade on her; blindfolded tight
and laughed at the edge to make it blunter!
He dropped his crooked dagger and he sighed.
"I suppose the ending can wait for another day..."
He slit the silk in two; she opened her eyes wide!
"It's brighter than I fancy, but I love...
Sunday 19th May 2019 8:43 pm
It is the many years passed that cause a man to age
it's not the minutes' quantity
but it's the moments' quality
that make the man a sage.
Thursday 16th May 2019 7:14 pm
Let me to the marriage of untrue, uncompromising minds admit some perks; just for the sake of the argument!
Love may still be love even if it alters when it alteration finds
even if it, for a moment, bends with the remover to remove; it may come home...And even if it doesn't...It's still love.
Oh yes, it is a sudden flash that comes and goes in waves!
It is an ominously flickering or...
Tuesday 14th May 2019 4:04 pm
An irol will
Is as hard as steel
While the eye may cowar
The heart shall dare
to seize the hour,
to fight, to bear.
A sharpened wit
Is as precious as wheat
And a conscience at peace
and free of regrets
like a mother's kiss
on the quivering cheek
of a child that's weak
Friday 10th May 2019 8:30 pm
I dread the sight of noble aspirations galloping away
I shiver at the mere thought of a life empty of hope
I fear the coming of the winter, the dying of the day.
But the thing that scares me more than tied rope:
would be to reach the finish line too drained to keep the fire lit.
would be to win the war in vain only to die weary, spent and beat.
If one day you ...
Wednesday 8th May 2019 6:18 pm
sacred history transpired
Once upon a time, ages ago
The jolly whistling humming tune-bird
flew over to the hastily scribbled timid note-bud.
He fluttered around her in circles and chirped and wooed her! He sung
a crimson ribbon to life and tied it around her neck and cooed and purred!
And Her, the little blue note kissed the sound with her indigo-blue, ink-drenched
Wednesday 1st May 2019 6:52 pm
Half-dead, wrapped and sealed in a dusty cocoon
Half-alive, I can feel my senses slowly awakening
And I hearken the wide world outside beckoning
It looks as if I am to hatch and break out soon
I will squint a bit in shock to the incandescent sun,
stretch my sore muscles and my brand new wings,
then I'll come find you my doted love, my only one!
Coyly I'll whisper to you all...
Tuesday 30th April 2019 10:58 am
I ask this of you: Do not forgive me just yet
You see I'm not quite ready to be pardoned
Spare me time to grieve over my moral debt
For only then can one's guilt be abandoned.
Thursday 25th April 2019 3:59 pm
The Life Lived
(Sequel of "The Life Dreamt" . Dedicated to my grandfather.)
"Oh starry-eyed one! Turn your gaze at me! Don't mind the come-and-goers... They're just shadows escaped from your blurry thoughts.
"Who is it?"
"Nobody, go back to sleep."
"When are we leaving?"
"As soon as the fever drops. You be patient and I promise you, I'll take you to the Mi...
Thursday 25th April 2019 11:09 am
The only thing
I did that mattered at all
in this wretched life
was that time
I held you in my arms!
Wednesday 24th April 2019 11:59 am
Lifeless, unyielding stone and granite trees
Upon a concrete earth that scrapes the heel
Slim stalks of wheat not rustling in the breeze
Half-withered blossoms lacking basic will for thrill
Mundane affairs of indifference, vanity and love
Crawling numb, like serpents, bloody on rough soil
Nothing but pyre, lead and water gathering above
And Us, just empty shells enthralle...
Thursday 18th April 2019 1:16 pm
Friends and paramours come and go
foes and nemeses stay with you for life
Misery and Joy sit - identical- in a row
ready to take turns; as do Agape and Strife.
And I have lost paramours and friends
And my life's run by nemeses and foes
And Joy and Misery always hold hands
And the thorn grows on the stem of the rose.
Wednesday 17th April 2019 5:26 pm
I am not that broken fledgling
you once knew to be weak and little
You helped heal my broken wing
with your lullaby, sweet Beatle!
My eyes are no more sunken
I have arisen, I am free at last
I don't wander around drunken
I have let go of my painful past
I'm not that wounded blackbird,
you once sang about, sweet bard
I am greatful for you every word.
Tuesday 16th April 2019 7:52 pm
In a dream, Clotho destined me to spend my life in a depressing white fluorescent office
Lachesis laughed and said "Til you weave your own death garment you're just a novice!"
Atropos kissed my forehead and tucked me lovingly in my cold, slippery, fateful bedsheets
and then She hung a pair of golden scissors on my bedroom wall right next to my idle wits.
So I snuck away, dragged...
Friday 12th April 2019 10:15 pm
I make this wish for you, starchild, oh daughter of Tempest and Thunder!
May your cradle faintly rock-a-bye even in the wildest, most vicious winds!
May the waters; oceans, rivers and seas, before you, split asunder.
May the heavens shine on you, may you grow a set of wings
and may you spread them and surely take to the skies and soar!
May every soft snow flake clad your dainty toe...
Thursday 11th April 2019 7:15 pm
The paramount half of the wonder of "Us"
is that, larger than life, "U"
Friday 29th March 2019 7:54 pm
Lightly the young girl dances
around a bonfire; proud of her prized wisdom
While the old man humbly weeps
over all the things unknown; ever, now and hence.
Surely the innocent fawn prances
haughty and ignorant of the looming doom
as the hollow-eyed, huntsman peeps
through the dense foliage of iron-wrought prudence.
Friday 29th March 2019 9:32 am
Lonesome lovers loom laments; longing lost love; lo lust!
Odes of ordinary ordeals; of orchid opalescent oases,
Velveteen verses voicing veiled voids; veritably vast...
Eternally embroidering elated, entrancing embraces!
Sirens serenade sweet songs; sinner succumbs.
Obedient, omicompetent Odysseus overcomes.
Nostalgic noblemen never needed nymphs’ nests.
"Graciously go gr...
Wednesday 27th March 2019 2:58 pm
Sirens serenade sweet songs, sinner succumbs
Obedient omicompetent Odysseus overcomes.
Nostalgic noblemen never needed nymphs’ nests
"Graciously go grounding gatecrashing guests!"
Wednesday 27th March 2019 2:55 pm
Lonesome lovers loom laments; longing lost love, lust
Odes of ordinary ordeals; orchid opalescent oases
Velveteen verses voicing veiled voids; veritably vast
Eternally embroidering elated, entrancing embraces!
Tuesday 26th March 2019 5:43 pm
The Life Dreamt
(Dedicated to my grandfather)
I look into those light blue eyes, that shine like stars and I see...
The same innocent expression they had when they first opened! A new born child, almost blind from the sights to see, full of anticipation to behold the world and live the life!
I see these eyes lousy with life and curiosity and laug...
Friday 15th March 2019 9:03 pm
The day the little fledgling starts mentoring the hawk
The night the Earth is sent orbitting around the Moon
If some time soon the lame and crippled stand up and walk
and I see the fierce and tough smell flowers and swoon
When we start blessing the dead to rest in turmoil and not in peace
and life commences with death under a sun that is blue
If Swan Lake is ever performed in a p...
Tuesday 12th March 2019 7:07 pm
The last thing I remember of you is your mischievous grin.
I remember you beckoning to me laughingly, trying to get me to cross over to the other side.
You were always laughing! Ironically...
Bellowing as loudly as you could trying to prevail over the clangorous, ominous shrieking and the industrial groaning, saying:
"Come on, you've never known life until you've crossed the railroad w...
Saturday 2nd March 2019 7:02 pm
The throes of broken lovers
unfold before the light
only when it's dark; late, late, late at night!
Luminous orbs weep
pearlescent tears drip.
Ink on pargmen drops; indigo steeped, deep.
Listen well into the night
the myriads of wrenched souls moan
sax and fiddles serenading: "You are not alone!"
Sunday 24th February 2019 10:31 pm
And the angel kept his wings
And the paramour returned
to his trite, ignoble things
Though the flesh still yearned
that, then, was the inglorious end.
Sunday 24th February 2019 10:20 pm
Things that look alike
Volume 1: "Bright and Innocent!"
The cordial smile of a supposed benefactor
The caresses of a new unexplored lover
Freshly cooked up ideas, right out of a young passionate mind; not very well though out
And the hope in the words of the confident orator
and the promises of the formidable father
and his proud posture and big gestures
and the ...
Friday 22nd February 2019 2:51 pm
Hold on with the claws of your heart
The fight has yet to be fought
The war has yet to start
Nobody asked us if we'd like to enlist!
But the knaves still seek to be bought
Paint with the colors of your eyes
A battle-field of charcoal and aquamarine
Search for mine within the crowds of your allies
Remember! It's on the prices of the stakes that you ...
Thursday 21st February 2019 9:31 pm
This is for all the days
that you wake up feeling lesser.
This is for all the ways
that the order of the world has forced you to say "Yes, sir."
and feign a smile and take a bow.
For every time you have to clench your teeth
swallow your pride, crease your brow
this is the only thing I can leave you with.
For all the dull afternoons
and for all the lonesome nights.
Tuesday 19th February 2019 2:32 pm
If there is ever held a trial in a court of justice
To punish the one who stabbed humanity in the eye,
don't go looking for any monster of extraordinary malice.
Look my way, for the hideous wrongdoer is I.
Rip the clothes off my back and kick me down
Spit in my eye and then hand me the flog,
Because I alone deserve to wear the crown
of the cowardly, hypocritical, whimpe...
Sunday 17th February 2019 3:33 pm
GR (In the South)
In the realm of vineyards and olive trees
In the citadel of hot humid nights
We wasted away dancing in the breeze
Counting pointlessly the stellar lights.
The foliage urged us in clandestine meetings
we leaned back and let go of our innocence.
Between childish scribblings and philosophic readings,
entranced by the fragrant...
Saturday 9th February 2019 1:45 pm
Pins and needles piercing air through,
Luminous, lonely light
dark, damp, dancing in the dead of night.
Wednesday 6th February 2019 12:18 pm
The shadows of fathers are nasty things
a girl is born in thrall;
Train for the live-chess arena and lure diamond rings
how glamor and grandeurs are dull;
When she closes her eyes she dreams of the sun
She shall claim a second chance through her son.
The shades of mothers are tricky things
a boy grows chasing after it;
That some day she will spread her angelic wings...
Saturday 2nd February 2019 11:49 am
Tenderly like the paramour
from heaven; in love
the angel falls.
Thursday 31st January 2019 7:26 pm
I've studied the science of being wrong,
I'll say it's rather simple a paradigm:
You just have to remember to nod along
And let people be right all the time.
Most opportune a getaway in a commotion!
You simply forfeit the right to your own view!
Sign up to be the littlest fish in the ocean.
Get eaten first, it's easy. Ends quickly too!
Being perpetually wrong is "...
Saturday 26th January 2019 4:39 pm
A whirlpool of chaos, monsoon!
but in the pupil of the eye:
peace in solitude.
Friday 25th January 2019 8:13 pm
Before she closed the door to my back
my mother said: "Be wary my child,
Those who are worthy to make their own luck
know to steer clear from what inside runs wild."
I took her words and kissed her forhead
and went on to my well-charted way
I found that a clear safe path lay ahead
I took it and vowed never to stray.
I advanced purposefully towards what
upon my ...
Friday 25th January 2019 6:04 pm