Does it all come down to this?
A daily crossword, an unchecked list
A wish, a kiss and curtain open morning
A body struggling to move, to sit
Without the pain of feeling it.
The struggle dragging on your sock
And watching seconds pass on mantle clock
A life well lived becomes a yawning
As drooping eyes and sagging jaw
Become the life which once was so much mo...
Wednesday 1st September 2021 9:56 pm
Another cheery poem
I hear the rain patter on my window pane
As lockdown looms again I feel pain
When will the sun from clouds emerge again?
This world has changed, gone quite insane
Problems of the past seem small and tame
We writhe and shake, against each deadly strain
Stay in, save lives, the never ending refrain.
And as we face another day alone at home
I sit at...
Thursday 5th August 2021 5:27 pm
We unroll our scroll as our lives unfurl
White space marked with lines, a playful spiral,
Notes our early days, our growth from shape to letter
Fitting together, standing beside
Then better words whether short or longer
Till linked and joined by others, we trace
Our lives by a face, a hand, and
Move onwards, at times flowing, going gently,
Smooth from line to ...
Thursday 5th August 2021 5:26 pm
The bloodshot eyes and shuffling gait
The chilling sound of words of hate
Hairy hands from foreign lands,
The hounds of Hell that light expel.
They drool and stare with unkempt hair
And grubby nails, tattoos as well.
A howling scream, a warning bell
And gulping down their steaming potions
They tumble out with great commotion
To shuffle, stumble on the st...
Thursday 5th August 2021 5:25 pm
The Caterpillar Club
Plummeting seawards, my up side
Turned down, heels over head,
Tombstoning, like a balloon of lead.
In freefall, all grip slipped, plot lost
I fell from Grace, at pace, tumbling impostor,
Confidence shot, like a plumb line, trying
To straighten myself out, find again my bearings.
Inner imploding, mind exploding,
With ruminations, recriminations,...
Thursday 1st July 2021 6:52 pm