Poetry Blog by Paul Sayer
This is poetry to my ears...
Prove any of this info in this linked video is wrong!
I am wondering what to write my next poem about.
The biggest issue as I see it is no one ever does any research.
The Newscasters never ask the right questions, the papers lie, the BBC lie. the Governments lie, the ministers lie. The numbers lie.
The NHS experts and front li...
Sunday 13th September 2020 2:04 pm
Morrissey, Joan Sims, Ouija and Me
Ouija board how bad you spell
Your silly messages sent from hell
For goodness sake, go get a life
Causing such hilarity and such strife
This is NOT just a bit of fun
When your finished when your done
The planchet moves to spell a name
Who is pushing it, this is insane.
Madness ensues possessed they said
Is derived from...
Saturday 12th September 2020 10:53 am
No! We don’t RIP
We are mighty pissed
We gave our lives for liberty
Your freedom you have kissed
Good-bye land of hope and glory
The very reason we all died
We gather united in our grief
Here on the other side.
Angry mad as hell
You just gave it all away
Allowing all your rights
To fall victim like a prey
Who just gave up, capitulated
Wednesday 9th September 2020 11:41 am
Warning, please take note: The following has graphic adult content.
… The mechanical diggers silhouetted against the moon lite sky like giant devouring monsters from ‘The War of the Worlds’.
The preceding day saw them unearth untold numbers of bodies from a massive war grave.
Men, women, children and babies, some naked, some dressed in torn rags of clothing faded colours, some wrapp...
Tuesday 8th September 2020 1:41 pm
Here’s me thinking I’d retired
Messages from the dead in the archives in my head
Gives far more information I can say without hesitation
Than anything revealed from that body in the field
When laid upon a slab in any forensics lab.
A femur in the freezer from some deceased old geezer
Would offer up a clue that is what I used to do
About who he was when alive before h...
Monday 7th September 2020 6:42 pm
New Old Age Hippy
Sometimes I find it hard in this box-ticking era
Which box to tick, because none of them come nearer
To describe so straightforwardly just precisely what I do
Causes me in essence, quite a hella-baloo.
When asked for an answer regarding my profession
There never is a box to tick for ‘Exorcist’, removing ev...
Sunday 6th September 2020 2:17 pm
Walking in my mother’s shoes
In long days of summer, sunshine shone
I played and played without a chaperone
Warm summer nights, windows open wide
My pillow stifled my pitiful cries
I’d hear older children playing in the street
How those days were bittersweet
In my mind, I’d join them,
imagined me playing amongst my friends
I remember being seven like yeste...
Saturday 5th September 2020 3:09 pm
The Soul of Man
A small piece of prose for my moral upliftment and self-edification.
Imagine thinking for a moment there is something we do not have; we do not know what it is, we believe it exists yet we do not have it.
Not feeling it, not sensing it increases our desire and urge to seek it out and have it.
To obtain it as if it is an object, an item that we can hold in the palm of o...
Friday 4th September 2020 6:32 pm
From Boys to Men
I took them out as boys brought them back as old men
The war robbed them of their youth; they’ll never see that again.
On their way out smiles and jokes leg-pulling and fun
On their way back the joking’s all done
Smiles gone from their faces, now ashen grey and withdrawn
Their smart new uniforms faded and worn
Each one with a story most never wi...
Wednesday 2nd September 2020 7:36 am
What a State
I watch the Yangtze river turn a murky shade of brown
Watch millions watch in fear as the torrent drowns their towns
Province after province sweep away within the swirl
As the river’s overflowing their lives now daily hurled
Deeper ever deeper into a watery abyss
Millions will soon be starving as basic food stocks they’ll all miss
Their leaders waging war...
Monday 31st August 2020 9:28 am
PTSD Pt 3.
Arriving on the Voyager, leaving Brize for R&R
Past the guardroom, leave the gate, travelling in a car
Norfolk bound upon the roads, along the countryside
Everywhere’s so green! It’s like we're on a joyride.
Then the rain began to fall, the wipers sweep side by side
Like a metronome, they swept, almost made me cry
It’s just raining, yes! I thou...
Saturday 29th August 2020 7:26 pm
PTSD Pt 2
The Endless Brawl
I had to go to Thetford to get a trooper from a cell
He was locked up there for fighting; he was mad as hell
He decided he’d go AWOL; that is absent without leave
He told a little porky, and everyone was deceived
He had a special skill that made most folks believe
But almost everything he said was simply make-believe
A Walter Mitty type...
Friday 28th August 2020 8:32 am
PTSD Pt 1
Lost in the field of battle.
I watch in silence and dismay
Ashamed; unsure of what to say
Racked with guilt and seared with pain
The awful silence intrudes again
Ascending with a deafening roar
To a crescendo now, as your tears pour
The tear tracks stain, run down your cheek
Caused by the havoc and pain I wreak
Inside my mind, my screaming’s h...
Thursday 27th August 2020 6:26 pm
I have a funny feeling I’ve been here before.
The door is soon opened, the threshold a dream
A separate reality is very soon seen
Free now to travel wherever I please
Over the rooftops, valleys, rivers and trees
Out over the oceans and deserts so vast
It’s over two thousand years since I was here last
I look at this place the pharao...
Wednesday 26th August 2020 11:53 am
I pick up pen and pad
to start to write
the wolf in me
longs to bite
when all at once
a mighty roar
cause me to drop my pad
upon the floor
A majestic presence
fills the room
As Raja’s arrival
dispels my gloom
The Kingly Science
of the mind
seeks another way
to break ties that bind
Although my pen
Sunday 23rd August 2020 12:12 pm
Turbulent Tempestuous Tsunami
I sit astride Giant Mother Turtles back
With a friendly rabbit name of Jack
Our intrepid trio takes wing and flies
Breaks the waters surface sails on high
Then plunges deep beneath the surf
Crosses uncharted oceans the infinite universe
Flashing neon colours, ultraviolet rays
Water droplet rainbows dance and play
Mermaids swish, as t...
Sunday 16th August 2020 10:00 pm
Lost & Found
I found myself in a hidden wood
I stayed in there, I knew I would.
The city noise and dust and din
The rampant peoples steeped in sin
An anathema to my opened eye
I heard my soul’s depth of cry
Change is anathema to authoritarianism
I’ve had enough of ‘all’ those ‘isiums’
Hermetically sealed within my wood
I found my-‘...
Saturday 15th August 2020 7:29 am
The Hard Knock Cafe
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Friday 14th August 2020 7:54 am
Often with so many new poems to read each day, it is perhaps the title that is the most crucial part of our poetry.
It is akin to the shop window that entices us in.
It is like the photograph on the take-away wall that decides what we will choose to eat.
The glossy advert in a magazine, and indeed the image that will make us laugh out loud, c...
Wednesday 12th August 2020 6:21 am
A poem without a title
Is like a sea without a bed
An ocean without a shore
A key without a door
Like lost Love you’re searching for.
Tuesday 11th August 2020 8:00 pm
A poet and friend of mine inspired me to write this piece by his beautiful poem ‘Days Defined.’ About Cancer and the NHS.
I dedicate this to ‘I’m not a poet’ and the NHS.
The Passing of time.
Treat your family, lovers, friends, shop keepers, strangers as if today was their last day. For tomorrow it may be, for sure for some, it will be.
When we treat our partners and love...
Tuesday 11th August 2020 4:34 am
Keeping it simple.
“There are two ways of life, one leading to righteousness, which brings happiness, and the other to unrighteousness, which produces misery”.
One leads to kindness, mercy and sympathy, the other to hatred and cruelty;
one to tolerance and the other to intolerance;
one to justice and the other to injustice;
one to truth and the other to error;
one to peace a...
Monday 10th August 2020 12:41 pm
My Sunday call to prayer
I call out to the infinite power of Love
To the great and masterful font of all knowledge and power
May the small minds of man know the true extent of your wisdom
And come to know the worth of each soul here that dwells in your worlds seen and unseen.
Regardless of our diverse belief’s and understanding, may we come to know you.
Regardless of th...
Sunday 9th August 2020 7:01 am
Fires, fires everywhere!
Futures burning lives in fear
Beware, beware, end times are here!
Just kidding! This is NO laughing matter.
More Fires to look at, at...
World Trade Centre = 9:11
Note the sign on the front of the building!
There is nothing to see here move along.
More Astrology bunk-um?
Friday 7th August 2020 10:35 am
Warning: The following ‘Rap’ (As Raps often do) or slam, maybe considered Blasphemous and contains profanity, adult content and strongly held religious beliefs some will find irreligious.
If any of the above offends you please just cross the road avert your gaze and pass on by.
In my head, I hear this as a rap or slammed, recited quickly without stopping! Any musicians out there who can...
Thursday 6th August 2020 5:49 am
God, the confines of the universe
beyond the boundaries of our mind
Enfolding the infinite, within us we find
Desiring and asking steps on the way
In surrendering to the experience
No words left to say.
Wednesday 5th August 2020 6:58 am
Off comes the mask!
So, from here on in
its goodbye, Po, and hello, Paul.
Why now? Why today at 11:11 pm.
As the Sun entered Leo - I felt more inclined to share with WOL who I am.
My recent retirement has made this possible.
The focus is no longer on what I did and required to keep secret.
To who I am and what I’m about to do.
Now is an apposite time for se...
Sunday 2nd August 2020 11:10 pm
The iced metaphor cake
Our whole life is like poetry
Written on a cake
Like icing sugar layered
Over everything you make
Vanilla, rainbow layered cake
Unicorns and dragons
Seeped in alcohol mistakes
A fruity cake, a nut cake
With dates some bittersweet
Gorgeous and so tasty
Some awful when you eat
The icing is a m...
Sunday 2nd August 2020 6:46 am
The mask is coming off!
I placed on my mask.
"You know it makes sense."
But does it I ask?
To which the reply
The party line...
"You know it makes sense."
But in this mind of mine.
I can't help question.
Why do experts who disagree?
"You know it makes sense.".
Seem to agree more with me.
Saturday 1st August 2020 7:04 am
The Crying Man
I am the crying man hidden behind this mask
behind a painted smile replying with lies each time I'm asked.
Hi, how are you doing?
"I'm doing great how about you?"
My retort, within a second, without a second spent in thought.
Who wants an answer? I mean that's so rhetorical
hence no forethought.
None from me, nor the questioner as neither wants to know
We love ...
Friday 31st July 2020 12:46 am
Today heralds a special day
Of three score years and five.
Since my Soul returned to earth,
It was predestined, I’d arrive.
On that chosen day
As the planets all aligned.
My rising sign was Scorpio
With Leo, my Sun sign.
A mighty configured trio.
With celestial precession
Gaia’s latitude and longitude
Part of the cohesion
Monday 27th July 2020 7:20 am
I’ve had enough of do this - - - don’t do that
Regarding Covid 19 rulings by the autocrats
Stay 2 meters apart never in a crowd
We all know for certain that cannot be allowed
We will all get infected thousands bound to die
If you gather together anywhere! The autocrats decry.
Or even inside, inside your own house
If you disobey this ruling, you are just a louse....
Sunday 26th July 2020 12:33 am
The Poet Tree
In the consecrated ground I rest
Entombed with heavy heart and chest
Till one day a tree twas planted
Upon my plot in this sacred ground enchanted
And over time I watched the sapling grow
Felt the winds of change huff and blow
It weathered storms and scorching sun
Watched the dusk as the day was run
I witnessed birds make their first nes...
Saturday 25th July 2020 4:24 pm
The Poetry Pantheon
So, may I become many.
Wherever it is, let it be here.
If people are unaware of The Pantheon
Then The Pantheon does not exist.
If a person knows it exists
Then that person knows it to be real.
I know this is true.
Now I have to become many.
To form the formless
Express the unexpressed
The fixed and the non-fixed
Monday 20th July 2020 7:09 am
After I had finished writing this ephemeral ‘comment’ on one of my poems I thought again about what I had written.
With this in mind, I have reposted it here on my main blog...
I honestly fear for our younger generation. The internet is both a blessing and a curse.
The adage ‘You always get more of what you focus on’ is so true.
Social media gives people the ability to hide behind their words. To ...
Saturday 18th July 2020 9:12 am
I wish I could write limericks
in those lines of five
however hard I try
my muse just seems to dry
still, I try
Saturday 18th July 2020 8:07 am
Ying and Yang
From both sides
of the road
The balance must
Thursday 16th July 2020 9:05 am
A pair of dividers
This is the tale of Miss Silica Gel,
who knew lots of secrets she was forbidden to tell
About some men who meet under the clock
In their seats of power, they stand outside the dock
Under a large golden G, suspended it is hung
Above these heads whose chants are then sung
An order so ancient passing back through time
As history portrays and ebbs t...
Wednesday 15th July 2020 8:14 am
Standing down the shop today
Waiting in the queue
Behind the tape stuck on the path
Social distancing as you do
I heard a bit of commotion
Two lines from where I’m stood
Turning round to see a kid
Dressed in a top with hood.
Why are we stood outside
Why don’t you just walk in
Slowly and assuredly
He began to grin
Not the pleasant k...
Monday 13th July 2020 4:06 pm
I am the Destroyer of Souls
Hiding between leather covers
containing holy words of old
will not protect you ever
no matter what you have been told
Ancient teachings passed down
through each successive age
My saturated toxic venom,
can never be assuaged.
Holy water in his name
will nay supplicate my desire
Nor quench eternal flames
that flicker in ...
Sunday 12th July 2020 8:06 am
The following is in reply to a private message to a fellow poet this morning who ending by saying...
..."I don't even know what poetry is! I just write the words in my head as I reflect on a life spent/misspent"...
###### I do exactly that.
In fact, I have written a few poems here that do say just that... Life is poetry mate.
Some of it is hard and challenging. WOL ...
Saturday 11th July 2020 6:40 am
"Good morning world
it's a brand new day...
I've not seen this day before!"
Friday 10th July 2020 9:21 am
No laughing matter
This is the tale of a dirty old geezer
Who tried so ‘hard’ but never pleased her
Well, he caught a cold one day,
And almost sneezed his dick away.
He sneezed on poor old Daffney Goff
Who almost cut his dick right off.
She gripped the sheets hard for awhile
Which made the old man grin and smile
Until his sneeze took its toll
Tuesday 7th July 2020 9:05 pm
Inspired by 'After the Storm' by Julie Callaghan
Chariots Of Fife
Charioteers equestrian came on storms of thunder
Accompanying lightning bolts to dash asunder
Flashing radiantly across darkly skies portending doom from disdainful heights they’d fly
A quadruplet of black and white wild horses, flowing manes, with thundering hoofs and eyes aflame.
Incessant like crashing...
Tuesday 7th July 2020 7:44 am
Just a bit of fun
While Arch Angels of the Lord are flying overhead
And drunks lie in the gutter, as COVID 19 spread
Remember then what experts said
Heed our words or the toll of the dead
Will climb to numbers as yet unseen
For your moment's leisure, quite obscene
Love of self, love of life taking without measure
Will in return mean you’ll learn
The value of this li...
Monday 6th July 2020 6:44 pm
5th Jul 2020 09:12
Hello, Good morning Moon.girl
The sun has come out!
Today the third Eclipse I foretold you about,
This morning cast a shadow over our world.
I have complied with your wish…
The Chameleon Poet
I jostle and joke play around with words
Sometimes as a villain, a lord or a bard
Sometimes I am old sometimes I am young
Sometimes a curveball, often I’v...
Sunday 5th July 2020 3:55 pm
God and the Devil went out for a drink
I know this sounds like the beginning of a joke
But I sware on a stack of bibles its true
It’s happening in a pub tonight near you!
I’m glad lockdown is easing Dad
said the Devil
What do you think?
God sat for a while having a think
I’ll give it some thought
while you buy me a drink
Saturday 4th July 2020 9:10 am
Friendship on the line
There once was a poet called Po
Who wondered one day what to do
He looked for his friend Don
To help him along
But when he looked, he was gone
There was once was a poet called Po
Who had a good friend called Do (with an invisibl ‘e’)
They often replied
within the blink of an eye
Cos. that is what good friends do.
There was onc...
Friday 3rd July 2020 1:52 pm
This will take some digging to understand.
some things are planned
some are golden opportunities
some are fools gold
or worse real gold, however...
just the tiniest dip to unfold
when tarnished and worn
rust, corrosion and confusion lie beneath.
No real hallmark
As in no hallmark at all
How easy it is we fall
Fair… not fa...
Thursday 2nd July 2020 5:10 pm
Death how close
I sense you draw near
Feel the warmth of your breath
on my neck… I’ve no fear
Lost to my lover
at the hilt of his knife
Its point pierces my heart
at the end of my life
Severed… like my aorta
His cross to bear
The true love of my life
so far... yet so near.
So tightly embraced
in his arms…
I’m slipping away
Wednesday 1st July 2020 2:52 pm