Poetry Blog by Manda Lee
What happened to your face?
Forehead creased in pain.
What happened to your laughter?
Mouth set in a silent grimace.
Happy carefree days of joy.
Mouldering away in the drawer of memories.
Photos of a happier life
Now faded and creased.
Thrown aside, with yesterday’s rubbish.
What drained aw...
Wednesday 1st February 2012 9:00 pm
Under the ground
Soil muffles the sound
This is where the dead sleep.
So quiet and still
All is peace under this hill.
The granite pillow marking their bed.
They can’t hear the cries,
The reluctant goodbyes,
Of loved ones above the ground.
Their troubles are ended
Their struggles all gone
And the living?
The living live on...
Sunday 25th December 2011 10:18 pm
My mother always said
"Cover up your chest,
Wear proper knickers.
Always wear a vest."
I didn't pay attention.
I didn't really care.
The lower the top the better
My midriff always bare.
But now I'm older and wiser
I'm beginning to pay the price
With constant colds and snuffles
Because flaunting was my vice.
Arthritis is twisting ...
Thursday 3rd November 2011 11:34 am
My real, true identity
Has faded out.
Lost in a morass of shit.
The tissue of lies
Veils my eyes
Hiding the real truth.
Slow death of a perfect union
No energy left now
Helplessly I stand and watch.
Desperate for the life
To be breathed back into this broken spirit.
The gargantuan corporate wheels
Thursday 25th August 2011 6:53 pm
It started as harmless fun
Slowly at first.
Gently breaking off
Into tributaries of new life,
Reaching out to all.
Delicate plant shoots
Seeking out the light of the sun.
Of vermillion red,
Against all attempts
To halt the epidemic.
The general population
Thursday 18th August 2011 10:05 pm
Pre-heat the oven to 300 degres
And bake me till I shake
Lying blistered and bleeding.
Roast for a further 30 minutes
Till my skin is black and cracked.
Eyelashes curled in the heat
Lips snarled back from my teeth
And I pass out from the unbearable pain.
Baste me again and turn me over,
Let the juices run clear
My blood turned to water.
Sunday 17th July 2011 2:31 am
Imagined hurts and upsets.
"Terribly angry and betrayed"
Because you're a leading lady, an artiste,
A show off attention seeker,
Because this time, you weren't up front,
No longer the main Diva.
We're so very very sorry
You weren't with us to list your achievments,
With your boasts that suffocate
And bragging which strang...
Monday 20th June 2011 12:51 am
It's happened again.
I am stalled between two worlds.
Captivated by self-awareness
But bound by convention and duty.
I wish to dance, drink and love,
I must work, care for and protect.
Who will care for, protect and nurture me?
Who would replace me if I walked away?
Walked away to be free.
Free to indulge, selfishly greedily
Supping on new life's pleasure...
Friday 10th June 2011 3:07 pm
Swirling lyrics, running round my head
Maelstrom of emotions,
Hurt, heartbreak, love and loss.
Different lines from different songs
Mix and twirl,
Dancing together enthusiastically
Before separating to rejoin the general throng.
There's a certain beautiful symmetry
To this dance of feelings.
I close my eyes and sway
To the throbbing of the mournful rhythm
Of these words of...
Friday 3rd June 2011 7:22 pm