Poetry Blog by Mae Foreman
Οn the sleek surface of the pupil of this marble eye which pulls us down
heavy is the water trapped inside the mist
heavy the living and heavy the deceased
Heavy like Persephone's black leaden veil and wedding gown.
This life isn't for the faint-hearted; for death isn't only for the brave.
heavy is the joy, heavy the bliss and fickle
heavy is the jingling silver bending sick...
Thursday 19th September 2019 4:25 pm
Ah, Cruel Chance, know that if you were to pick "today" at random,
I would go down smiling bright and treading light and hearty-a-pace!
If, knowing that, "today" you do chose...Alas...Why I'll never fathom!
Just take me quick, before the moon in me decides to show its other face.
Wednesday 18th September 2019 11:11 pm
Let me even at the expense of my evolution remain
a sharpened blade tucked inside a dusty sheath.
Let me never taste the sweet liquors and fruit of fame
For I would rather share a glass of tepid water with
the hands that clean up after the ruthless beasts of war
Gladly I'll put the pen aside and grab a hod and shovel
and never write another word; keep silent forevermore.
Monday 16th September 2019 10:35 pm
The passing of time ends in martyrdom
I have been a martyr since seven am.
Five hundred steps trod by a medium-sized foot from Hell to Home
One hard labor-filled day's worth of patience to determine who I am.
She said "They will come in the afternoon".
Not precise enough to keep my hand and mind steady.
I push the minutes as the hours dawdle; He whispers: "Soon..."
Friday 13th September 2019 5:36 pm
I refuse to go down with the damned
Should Circumstance entrain me I shall swim against the tide
Let my conscience not rest at the thought that at least I tried
I refuse to go down with the damned.
I refuse to succumb to dull despair
If the thin thread from which I hang comes to break,
Without a wail, without a tear; quietly the fall I'll take.
I refuse to succumb to d...
Thursday 12th September 2019 11:23 am
And even though you are a child of Fear be not a mother to Strife.
Let the weakling with the wheezing breath behind, stand tall as staggering Life!
Remember not solely the half of you that fills you with doubt and dread
Hold on to hope, a royal bequest, even though your Queen lies with the dead.
The foul impostor that posed as King took a shard of your innocence with him,
but your b...
Sunday 8th September 2019 7:16 pm
There was a young lady whose nose
had the fragrance and shape of a rose!
But she was rather morose
because everyone knows
that a person can't smell their own nose!
She crossed her eyes trying to look at it
which made her feel dizzy in a heartbeat!
Alas, she couldn't see it
and nor could she smell it
She couldn't even spell it!
All maudlin "Oh the irony!" she'd cry....
Friday 30th August 2019 9:45 am
Words lost all meaning
Ears sealed and mind shut. Hear not...
Listen not... Just sing!
A truth avoided
a resolution denied
white noise is noise too.
Postwar, sift through cinders for
new meanings in words.
Tuesday 27th August 2019 10:54 pm
The scar and trauma of a severed soul is mathematically inconvenient
Cauterize The Heart to save Its better half; cuts "being" down to 50% off.
Should you come to love me, know from the start, that wily is the minion
that binds our fortunes; who is meant to roar and who is meant to cough
For the stronger link is doomed to waste away
if placed next to the weak one.
But if st...
Monday 26th August 2019 1:27 pm
Atlas has fallen to his knees for heavy is the burden of Man
And the shoulders of Earth quiver and sway under the burden of Man.
Shoes wound the soil like shame wounds the soul
And His own mother's cheek scathed and mangled under the heel of Man
Little Miss Wilderness, The Unbridled; tamed and trimmed, confined in a concrete corner
Now the air smells of pine and essence of...
Sunday 25th August 2019 12:21 pm
How gracious, giving, odd-a-Medea Mother Earth is, that casually allows
the sticky fingers of my offspring pluck hers whilst in their very prime
The sugary, inciting scent and sanguine, blush flesh ominously arouse
their uninhibited watering glands and ushers them to a gluttonous crime.
What a ruthless, audacious Demeter is I who reaps and sickles the seed
-the splendid fruit that t...
Saturday 24th August 2019 12:20 pm
Stroke the tiger according
to the direction of his pelt
Kiss the hand and the ruby ring
like all the cowards who knelt
Polish the blade and varnish the sheath
unbutton your shirt and let him whip you
Bid your time till he's upon his last breath
wait until he's too weak to strike you
then say:"Just because I worship you
It doesn't mean I like you."
Always slither, ne...
Thursday 8th August 2019 9:12 pm
Let the dead stay buried down under
leave the towering weed that you planted be
The memory is blurry now, the edge has become blunter.
And that has had to be well enough for me...
Leave the untold remain unspoken,
the unspeakable you never claimed your own.
Take the unasked pardon; the world pretends to have forgotten
So play along and leave well enough alone.
Monday 5th August 2019 7:51 pm
"Use your words" everyone said
They didn't say "use them well!"
Weave a lavish text in silken thread
A lustrous web for pomposity to dwell
"Use your words! The fancier the better!"
A silken scarf, a silken shirt, a shiny silken sweater!
And a pretty pair of sparkly silken handstiched socks
Specially made for the daintiest of dainty feet to use!
Wear your festive, silken s...
Saturday 3rd August 2019 12:06 am
The hermit worships on the mountain top
He prays at the doom below his feet
bellows loud to hear his echo
and sings dirges to the gorge.
A muffled commotion
slowly wakes him up
His suave bride
that creased brow
shed that black cloth
the mourner's garment
break the solemn silence
clad yourself in white ...
Tuesday 30th July 2019 11:37 am
I loved and loved with all my heart
Yet I was not loved back.
My full house of scarlet fell apart
I loved and loved with all my heart
Blind faith's a solitary art
'n I failed to see my Jack was black
I loved and loved with all my heart
Yet I was not loved back.
Wednesday 24th July 2019 2:55 pm
Father Thunder cracked, Mother Thunder struck!
through a cosmic tango, your divine birth!
And into a mad stellar chase I broke
begging to glow as your mirror on Earth...
I plunge into the ocean after dark,
and swim in this indigo-silver trance.
I relish in your splendor, hear the lark
his, a song of sorrow and jubilance.
though bittersweet it couldn't ever spoil
Tuesday 23rd July 2019 11:03 am
The Hero's blade is showing signs of rust
"Oh sweet mother-in-amrs why are you abandoning me?"
Your deformed wrinkled ancient child still needs you
Eons have passed since the labor that separated us
Have you passed the placenta yet?
like your child
like your child
as if wrought with iron.
Your heavy lids betray you
Treacherous sneaky old Morpheas...
Monday 22nd July 2019 8:59 pm
This is the song of a man who had a hundred souls in his pocket
He can get no sleep, he can get no rest and he can get no peace
The rope is tight like a well-tuned cord. Alas but who's to walk it?
As Sun dawns on the docks, He dawns on the Harbor of injustice!
The bugle has blown! The man and his one hundred souls embark.
But a thousand despondent souls’ death-boat, ain't no No...
Sunday 21st July 2019 6:56 pm
Yo-ho-hear the song of a man, yo-ho, with a hundred souls in his pocket
He can get no sleep, he can get no rest, yo-ho, and he can get no peace
The rope is tight like a well-tuned cord yo-ho! Alas, but who's to walk it?
Yo-ho, to the docks, when Sun dawns, yo-ho, on the Harbor of injustice!
The bugle blows! All aboard! Yo-ho! A man and a hundred souls embark.
Ah, but a thousand desp...
Saturday 20th July 2019 6:03 pm
for my salvation
for the nation.
Thursday 18th July 2019 7:58 pm
The benefits of The Surface, of staying relevant
are admitedly somewhat relative.
The perils of blending in- obscure yet eminent-
under the spotlight are in superlative!
You exist, You exist not, You exist, You exist not
Even numbers can be cruel.
Yourself, Your Avatar, Reality, Virtual or Absolute
Locked in an ongoing duel.
Thursday 18th July 2019 4:56 pm
The dainty Butterfly passed by
He fluttered about, little low little high
Then He let out an ennuied sigh.
With a hasty lie and a haughty eye-
He ascended upwards to the lovely sky
For the wallflower hadn't blossomed...
The perky Bumblebee buzzed around
He swooped down with a jolly sound
Circled each booming bud round and round
But at first sight, sweet harbor foun...
Wednesday 17th July 2019 1:29 pm
The merchild's one with mercury. Father glances at the time nervously.
Stirred are the innards of the sea and nauseous...But the surface still.
Unnerved clouds are gathering round, whispering, awaiting anxiously.
Deceitfully sweet the air; intoxicating and spellbinding like the Devil's Trill!
Stirred are the innards of the sea and nauseous... But the surface still.
A heaving ch...
Tuesday 16th July 2019 6:01 pm
When the madman and the lunatic met in a formal feast
They spoke of logic and the frequencies of the moon
"I will conquer the world" said the lunatic "fairly soon!"
"Without a doubt, but be warned" my suave blue-blooded beast
"You will scorch the Earth and crush its people in vain,
The order is singular; even though the moon succeeds
The Great King Sun shall always hold...
Sunday 14th July 2019 1:21 am
When the hibernation of denial ends and thoughts breaks loose
and all of your senses and your instincts slowly awaken
tell the man who's tending bar in your subconsiouss
to serve your grey matter stirred, not shaken.
Thursday 11th July 2019 7:38 pm
Granite are the waters of the earth, the sands of time
blazed to charcoal
blurred with the grime of the millions; only a dime
per redeemed soul!
Lukewarm the tears filling the sewers of a subconciouss
that just awoke
Steadily the manicured hand wields a plastic holy cross
Wednesday 10th July 2019 6:17 pm
Lately my mirror
has been asking questions
I pretend not to hear her
But she's not like most reflections
She threatened to stop speaking to me
she said that she will leave
She spoke of "doom" in
an eerie voice that made my chest heave
"It's time for you to hear me!
Hear me! Hear me!
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me at all?
Are you even listenin...
Monday 8th July 2019 1:11 pm
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 ...
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. Remover may remove me from your heart but remove my love from mine cannot!
Oh yes, it is a sudden flash that comes and goes!
It is an ominously flickering orb; it is the drifting ...
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