Poetry Blog by Philip Stevens

Is it any wonder #

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The Loss #

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Power in the word #

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Infant woman #

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Rusting with time #

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G C D7 G

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You should kNOw better

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Meet me there

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January (Your warm loving smile)

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January (Your warm loving smile)


January is cold
But made warm by your loving smile
I sit at my window
And I gaze up to the white glazed iced 
skies
I feel the cold wind bite
And I wish I were a bird
One of those, which have flown to 
warmer shores
But then, I could not have your warm
 loving smile
So I think I’ll stay here in January

 

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Multi coloured drum

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The Bedsit

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The vynal gang star

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Addiction (above and beyond)

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Slam ! ( rant of the mad Scouser)

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Loose change

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Loose change

Am living it up, partying all night

Then coming on down I feel reality bite

Spent up the next morning a fool to

 myself

Oh I should have stayed at home and

 put food on the shelf

Headache’s, hung-over, the near future

 looks bleak

With no hard cash I will struggle this 

week

Living on loose change but I’ll get by

Pennies jangle in my pocket but 

drowned out the ...

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Fashion victim

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Station to station

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Slam !


Where does it all begin?
Discrimination of gender back ground and skin
As mature we are categorised
Some are victims left vandalised
It is shaping, it is moulding
With other’s its simply controlling
In this idealistic slam
I question the priorities of man, woman
Listen in this is point blank poetry
About the infrastructure the pretence in our society

To cool to dance adopt the stance
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Multi coloured drum

Beat is in the drum
Rhythms in the word
Beat is in the drum
Rhythm’s in the word

Multi coloured drum
Beats for everyone
Sounds echo around
Here the drums they pound
A multi racial beat
Drums they can speak
Body’s come alive
Words they contrive

Harmony here finds 
Words within these lines
Drums are interacting
Barriers are collapsing
Rhythms are connecting
Listen to the proof
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Is it any wonder


Abused by your uncle
Abandon by your father
Resented by your mother
Hated by your brother

Forced into religion
Un-answered prayers in question
Hale marry for your penance
Flickering candles burning at mass

Lay silent with your fears
Staring eyes wide open 
Educated ignorantly
A vision of white supremacy

A skinhead and a squasticker
Jackbooted philosopher
A union jack flag-wav...

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Power in the word

Haven’t you heard
There’s power in a word
Haven’t you heard
There’s power in a word

Let me demonstrate
I want to relate
A vocal transaction
To cause a reaction

Words that are spoken
Sentences said
Let the words filter through your ears
To the grey matter in your head

Its words we need
To communicate
So if you don’t mind
I’ll elaborate

Example, words of propaganda
Induce to...

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The Bedsit

 

I put a fifty pound deposit down
A twelve foot square of room
A toilet that doesn’t flush
And a carpet that’s never seen a broom

The refrigerator it has mildew on
The last tenants cooking, is still in the 
pot
And when you’ve seen the forks and
 knives
Well, you’ve seen the forking lot

The mattress is full of pissed stains 
The last host he was on smack
I found his hypodermic ...

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G C D7 G

 

G, C, D7, G

It started with a droplet of rain
this old abandoned piano 
would play again
Falsetto!
came a voice from the crowd, 
a symphony of music, melody and sound 
The second droplet of rain fell, 
splashing onto the key, 
this, is the intro of what was to be

G, C, D7, G
A solo guitar riff and a strum to accompany, 
G, C, D7, G

The heavens begin to open 
to a cacophony...

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Fashion victim


That’s a blag tag, a fake Armani
It’s all part of being in, the fashion army
Diesel, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein
You an’t got nothing if you an't got
 design
Giorgio, Jazz, Chacheral
You an’t the real thing without the real 
smell
Adidas, Nike, Mizuno
You need the correct sports wear and
 the right logo
Kickers, Caterpillar, Timberland 
Walking in style across the land
Givinchy, Largerf...

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Rusting with time

 

Rusting in places

A creek here and there

A good dust and polish should do it

She thinks 

As she rises from the chair

 

I’ll put on some make up

A dab here and there

You can’t notice those grey roots

She thinks

As she combs back her hair

 

Nobody battered an eyelid

As I walked to work today

Maybe am getting old 

She thinks

I’ll have to walk to an...

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The old trooper talked of falling Candles and revolution


The old trooper sits in his corner
 as usual
Sipping neat whiskey and half a beer
Drowning with endless stories
Anyone lucky or unlucky enough to sit 
near

He tells of falling candles
And how of in the dark
A man’s shoot when it did not open
Flickered like a spark

Many times he would land safely
Then pause and look to the sky
There he would see a flickering light
And know a man ...

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Meet me there

Meet me there
Where the snow falls around
But the beauty of summer still remains
Meet me there
Where the silver waters flow into the blue lake
We shall stay and bathe for a while
We shall be as new love
And we shall be as old
Meet me there

We could wonder over the land barefoot
And feel the morning dew beneath us
When the hour is midnight
But the day is still fresh and young
Meet me...

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I am a liitle nobody

I am a little nobody

AMBITION is my name

My success in life is little
In success I wish to gain

I am a little nobody

I sit night after night alone

Thinking and scraping for words
To make a verse of my very own

I am a little nobody

And that is how I’ll stay

If somebody doesn’t give money
For my poem songs or plays

A notice in the paper

In small print appeared today

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The Loss


This tongue licks lips un-kissed and dry
As a bewildered stare follows a bewildered sigh
The smile once engraved upon this face
Has long lost its sparkle
Has long lost its place

A bellyful of laughs just echo hungrily
Gradually turning into a rumble
Nervously,  these hands fumble
With kisses blown
And memory copes with words known
Softly spoken, whispered sweet
Hushed in silence ste...

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Addiction (above and beyond)

ADDICTION
Above and beyond

I inject myself daily
Four years since I’m clean
I roam through the streets
A split social spleen

I’ll beg for a living
I live for the day
I’ll do anything it takes
To maintain my way

The capillaries are open
I have heroin in my bloodstream
I’m the vagrant drug user
From your darkest of dreams

I’m afflicted with addiction
There’s a needle in my vei...

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Passing poem

Unseen words
Filter through my mind
Like dripping water
To form a pool

With each drop
The pool grows wider
With each splash
New words do form

Until spilling over
Onto the paper
Forming a sentence
In time a poem

But my mind does wonder
The pool seems to leak
For each written word
Does not speak

The flowing words
Are passing by
My mind becomes blank
The pool becomes dry

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Infant woman

Loves kiss
Breathed life to you
Flesh bone skin and hair
Myself, partly reflected before my eyes
To nurture, nourish, cherish, rise
Doting, protecting, guardian I
Guiding, gently shunting you along
Playground laughter in my ears
Handstands, skipping, toss-overs you at play
Godly perfection, happiness unbound
Glory unspent, carefree with glow
Innocent as yet, as yet
Has to learn to know

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