Poetry Blog by ray pool
Tags from last 12 months
Spare a thought as he comes amongst you
prepared to burst like a boil of hate
on the line he crossed many times
between sanity and that other place
he had to face,
to live his life in the shadow of death revived
knowing the price he has paid
for being witness to exploded breath
spare a thought for him
the one who came out of the storm of fire
Friday 16th November 2018 9:58 pm
And the great and good of every country held an assembly
never the like of which had been seen before:
Consorts, despots, legitimately voted leaders,
church representatives, tribal gurus,
shamans, every nut and bolt of power gathered there
on a beacon lit hilltop, with no security presence
at a propitious time in the calendar decided upon by wise men
in their small u...
Monday 12th November 2018 8:30 pm
When the sunrise loses hope
birds stop singing,
an aura gathers around the rim
then there's too much remembering
looking back for answers
which never come,
only questions that hang in the air
then sink down with secrets
in the blood red setting sun.
Saturday 10th November 2018 10:03 pm
Take the Stannah Stairlift to Paradise,
now wouldn't that be nice,
fitting included in the price.
Sitting there with slippers on
watching the downstairs rooms receding,
a quiet hum as the clouds drift by.
Stoked up on medicated bliss
life could never be better than this.
As the landing hoves into view
wallpaper looking down at you
to meet and greet the carpe...
Thursday 8th November 2018 10:37 pm
The drop in centres were dropped,
post offices closed,
banks blanked off,
supermarkets fully automated,
high street stores awaiting budget announcements,
benefits savagely cut,
surgeries under threat,
local bus routes severed.
The community relief specialist paused
near a gap in static traffic
to check a crumpled heap,
spotted a note wh...
Tuesday 6th November 2018 3:43 pm
I thought the entering knife was bad
until I saw a bullet wound,
photographed in black and white
as when a life is ripped apart.
In the darkness of emotion
held securely in case of threat,
lies the answer to man's endeavour
for war to drive the body apart.
Such is the game that pulls men in
with all the weight of industry behind,
all its trickery and enterpr...
Sunday 4th November 2018 4:36 pm