Poetry Blog by Mel Shield
on Sister (Wed, 10 Jul 2019 10:51 pm)
I sit and I think, too long
Let the scourge cloud belief,
Doubts float in, fog over
Let unfounded fear flood confidence and control
Wash away certainty
It is one thing of which I can have no doubts
That the tide of conviction will turn
Bring with it the wrecking
Second Guess - a vessel departing for a neverending voyage
Wednesday 10th July 2019 10:53 pm
You were there, but not for staying
Those haunting memories tormented
You, more than I. Shaped us both
Founded our outlooks
Moulded our psyches.
Shared experiences smelted the ore of youth which had burst from the same vein
Yet poured into separate casts
tempered, hammered and cooled with differing techniques
One became a shield, a stoic rock which suppressed the emotive onslaught
Wednesday 10th July 2019 10:28 pm
A trapped mind wanders aimlessly
Circles the perimeters of its confines
Desperately searching through the bars
Yearning to escape but never daring the door.
Inside, a prison known
Outside, illusionary freedom
An overused concept
Abused more than hope
The mind hopes for freedom
Yet flinches at the thought
Anxious, overly-cautious and afraid.
The humble min...
Wednesday 15th March 2017 8:20 pm
It's three fifty three and I'm need of saving
Work is a bore
Same old tedious chore
Can you believe there are no windows?
My eyes despise this heat
Each day is stuffy
Man, I'm sweaty and sleepy
Artificial lighting makes a dull scene
The same old seen scene
Every day for what feels like an age
Thursday 16th February 2017 5:44 pm
Blank eyed, I gaze
Not at anything
But through everything
Blank skies in my head
No clouds of thought
No ideas sail
Upon the waves of my mind
The ebb and flow of the tide
No shimmer of light graces the surface
No speck of inspiration
Nor reflective motivation
The sun sleeps still
And the moon
Not yet born.
Wednesday 15th February 2017 9:53 am
Flying above the clouds
You see the red emanate from the ground
Gradually softening the further from Earth it goes
Hues cooling, psychologically soothing
Calming blues up to space
I'd say heaven but I'm a non-believer
Don't believe in a dream too radical
It seems to me to be
This is about mankind
All the evils
Too easy to find
Matter of fact it's
Monday 6th February 2017 8:17 pm
Stuck on a grounded flight
Seats all taken with people of plight
Coughing, spluttering my new blight
Given delays this is my night
Stifling affliction that I can't fight
Snot rags, diseased air, cabin of fright
Suffocating infections this isn't right
Escape to the toilet I just might
Begin my flight
Away from the plight
Away from this blight
Of this just starting night
Such a futile fi...
Saturday 28th January 2017 5:15 pm
Is a recorded scene
A personal slice
Of a pleasant dream
Away the obscene
To the whole it does not mean
But to the individual it is pure
Each day is a recorded act
Routinely rewound and played back
Apathetically drifting to the same track
Silently existing to all but the abstract
So far reigns the protagonist
If a lit...
Wednesday 25th January 2017 5:33 pm
Day long seminar
Festival of knowledge
Time will tell
It always does.
An hour long wait
For an hour long journey.
Eye-contact is awkward
Interaction at a rudimentary level
Has no place here.
Even those together
This tangled mass of bodies.
Imagine the stories
The wondrous lives
I don't want to kn...
Thursday 19th January 2017 9:10 pm
Four hours and 27 minutes
Feels like a day in this seat
Testament, I suppose
To the departure
Of the son
And the sun.
My arse is numb
Legs are sore
Boxers claw tight.
To my right
To my left
The reflection and me.
Fog has shut the stars
In the distance
Pretty at night
Sightless of imperfec...
Thursday 19th January 2017 9:01 pm