Poetry Blog by Moira Eribenne

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Chemical Skies, Dyes and Dies

How In Heaven's Name

Did These Chemical Skies Arise

Burning Down Our Hopes

Our recollections

Of True, Blue skies

 

Why in Hell's Name

Have We Allowed Chemical Lies To Abide

Drowning our muted cries

Our questioning

Of The Chemtrails Crime

 

When Will We Count The Cost

In Human

In Plant

In Animal

In Water and Soil

DESOLATION

 

When It's All O...

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Cabats

There is a Tavern

Upon the hill

A quiet lair, set pencilled

Against the setting sun

Twilight…

The gently eager wind

Rustles hushed whispers

Through the penitent trees

They wait

Steady…

As pendulum clocks

Eyes feasting on every flicker

Black lace, crystal clicks

Swooping tantalisingly low

Claws…

Feel the sheathes of their scythe

Exp...

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Library

Library

 

Liberate the library

This is a book sanctuary – preserve it

A secular chapel where prayers are answered

Or held tight to, deep found meaning.

This is the repository of an everyman ‘reformation’

A democratisation of the enlightenment

Of the mind

Where meritocracy showed its first face

Dismantling of such freedom of information

Is nothing othe...

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Buried Birds

Where do birds bury their dead?

I know they do…

Walking in woodlands,

Parks, leafy streets

Cross-cut with instant meadow

Inter-lacing gardens, cross-hatched

With secretly nesting winged-wonders

Emerging to eat, scavenge, court,

Talk, endlessly talk..

Now the muffling commune of ice

Has freed blind stores of food

Beyond this killer camp of cold

 

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Buried Birds

Where do birds bury their dead?

I know they do…

Walking in woodlands,

Parks, leafy streets

Cross-cut with instant meadow

Inter-lacing gardens, cross-hatched

With secretly nesting winged-wonders

Emerging to eat, scavenge, court,

Talk, endlessly talk..

Now the muffling commune of ice

Has freed blind stores of food

Beyond this killer camp of cold

 

...

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Iris

Iris full

Deep pink-purple haze

A blink, the horizon

Awash with rainbow colours

Touching everything

Turquoise slides indigo

Every

Rainbow colour

Bathing the earth

Visible with the setting

Look hard

Every

Dazzling spectra shade

Here, there, on you

Without even knowing

Without a drop being shed

Simply

Alive adorning every

Spa...

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The way you walk

The child walked barefoot

No shoes.

The child rubbed grit, well borne

From the soles of her feet

From the soul

No shoes.

The child stopped to pull thorns

From the tender leathery spine

Of her feet, so neat

No shoes.

The child hesitated to walk through

The sparkling ice-sharp wastes

Of the glen, she moved on

Again and again

No shoes.

Wi...

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Snow place to cone

Snowplace likes home

Home like snowplace I know

Fireplace replace ice space

And snowplace in this cone

Take the particle of this icicle

And know your own home

A rash, a thaw…freeze-frame

Crows claw

Snowplace likes thaw

 

In this eye-gravel of frost

Hand becomes raw

Tears become acid

Breath becomes more

Heavy pulse in the crunch-step

Th...

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Midges in my head

Where do they come from..

Some dark, dank place

Swirling and swarming

Biting and charging

All these midges

Pervading me

Invading me

Everywhere

I am midges

Everything translates

To midges

Take these midges

Make them your own

Frame them

Re-frame them

Do they form

Coherently..

Transparently

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You gave me flowers..

You gave me flowers

So beautiful

So fecund

Thick with perfume

So rich it dripped from fleshy petals

Devoured my senses

Ran through my fingertips

Finding my lips like dewey nectar

On the eager

Searching tongue of a humming bird

Leaving me reeling, intoxicated

Winged

Breathless

You gave me flowers

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Education, my measure

Today I’m going to teach you a lesson.  Anything. 

We’ve had enough of algebra and conjugating verbs

I’m going to conjugate you.  It is an ordinary lesson,

You walk in and talk crap and we shut down.

 

I squash your control with a flick of my ruler

Across a geeks head. Love that scream, everyone laughs

You scream at the top of your voice like my name counts

No one cares, I care less.  Yo...

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Up!

We’ve gotta get up

We gotta get up

The economies down

We may hate Gordon Brown

But we’ve gotta get up

This is England calling

England calling

And we gotta get up

The markets may crash

Savings they may trash

And we’re all outta cash

But we’ve gotta get up

We gotta get up

We may be suing for divorce

Our whole life may be way off course

But we’ve gotta get up

We gotta get up

We’re al...

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Ink lies seeping

 

Nib slides

Into the rough magnified shag

Of vellum

Parched parchment

A gaping bird’s throat

Dry with need and longing

The long dryness of the desert

Screeching out silence song

Sliding, catching the top wisps

Of the brittle nap

Bleeding into empty spaces

Is it then

The ink lies

As it flows

Flows into the tissue

Tissue of lies

Lies full across the page

Inky words

Bleed into me

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Deviation

 

 

Deviant

 

I’m a deviant clause

No time to pause

I’m a hesitant invective

No place to inject this

I’m a repetitive boar

See them head for the door

You’re an elegant suffix

Without need of a prefix

You’re grammatically correct                    

Syntactically sound

I’m a world of vernacular

A language of difference

No place for resistance

I’m a vowel, a consonant

You’re a sen...

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Sack the sat nav

 

Sack the sat nav

 

Magnetic resonances

Emanations from the core

Flock across the horizon

Free from the pull of earth

Wheel through the stratosphere

Spiralling ever higher, ever higher

Skimming the magnetosphere

Falling, falling, free-fall

Homeward bound

Ever homeward bound

Like a compass seeking true north

Like a pigeon to it's roost

Homing instinct

Homing in on you

Sack the sa...

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CAD Education for Leisure censored!

Has everyone gone mad?!

 

Today they shot CAD!

No not shot, pulled out the plug

Shut down the life support, lifeline

Of the very thorn of English poetry

No not pulled, flushed down

Flushed down the bog

This is the world of

The 21st century

Millennium bug Melt down

This is the world of cern’s attempt

At God-style alchemy

Black holes

Small enough to swallow the Earth

This is the w...

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Farther than father can be

Farther than father can be

 

Don’t call him my father

I don’t have one

Never want one!

Takes more than your indiscretion

Poor judgement

Lack of backbone

Your desolation of hope

To name ‘that’ my father

How could you?

Why would you?

Fathers are a fairy tale

A sick joke

Alive in books

The stuff ‘dreams’ are made of

Delusions, illusions

Like Santa Claus and the tooth fairy

Why are  ...

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I just want a dog!

 

I just want a dog !

 

For God’s sake, I only want a dog

It’s not like I wanna have sex

It’s not like I wanna get pregnant

It’s not like I’m gonna take drugs

It’s not like I’m asking for a car

I just want a dog!

You always had a dog when you were a kid

Why’s it SUCH a ‘NO, NO’ for me?

You’re so damn unfair

This is injustice

Discrimination

The exercise of parental power gone mad!

Co...

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