Poetry Blog by Rick Varden
It’s not as if it creeps up
like a hungry predator
stalking the silence
Or that the blackness felt,
is mixed with the slightest
tinge of grey
But the fear is tangible
It is strangely and eerily simple
Easy to reason, but not entirely
comprehensible in any sense,
because it causes trepidation
The fear is real
It’s now too late to realise,
that a sol...
Wednesday 1st April 2020 11:36 pm
Sitting in the steel bowl
like pearls of wisdom:
Yes it’s there!
No wear, no tear
No teeth marks
I swear, in my
Glass house with
Glass table and
'Heart of glass'
On a glass turntable
Tuesday 31st March 2020 10:35 am
An underwater house
In an underwater world
With underwater guys
And underwater girls
In a subterranean
take you by the hand
Their bodies gyrating
to water music
With a strong backbeat
you can shake your booty
Some of those maids
are raunchy fish
But not in it
for the money
If you get my drift
So if you fancy copping o...
Monday 24th February 2020 8:30 pm
The stress the strain and endless pain
Is normal in a world where sun is rain
Where white is black
and you daren’t look back
or answer when they say “hey what’s up?”
When was it that for all this I signed up?
Don’t get me wrong I do the caring
not for money or gifts but for love and sharing,
and promises I made on that special day
but hey! When did I sign up for th...
Wednesday 22nd January 2020 1:46 pm
Richard Smith is on his way
To sell his products on this new day
As a salesman he’s cool and slick
On his van is painted ‘Moby Dick’
Nothing worth buying that ‘ain’t on board
From milk and bread to fags of course
From early morning his round is set
No need to surf the internet
For anyone else to deliver your stuff
Of Moby Dick people can’t get enough
Sausages, pies, c...
Tuesday 21st January 2020 4:06 pm
Hopes and fears for the coming year
At a time when we will all be divorced
from the European Union of course
Will things really change, with much less pain?
Or are we set for a bumpy ride against a roaring tide, of situations we can’t control?
A need to be braver, stubborn and bold?
With the benefit of hindsight and 20/20 vision
will the year ahead bring better decis...
Tuesday 21st January 2020 3:55 pm
Grateful am I for the things you do and all you mean to me
Remembering all the times we had and all those cups of tea
Appreciated are the favours given when I’ve been up against it
Trouble, setbacks, mountains to climb, and worries over Brexit
Invaluable your advice has been to put my life into perspective
Thankful am I to one so kind, and one so well respected
Saturday 4th January 2020 3:37 pm