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I Hope

I hope you'll love what's left of me

After life has had its fill

I hope you'll see in those old eyes

There's love & laughter still

 

I hope my skin of brittle parchment 

Can be traced by loving fingers 

I hope this weary sheet of braille 

Shows an epilogue still lingers 

 

I hope our hands still intertwine 

Like stars cling to the sky

I hope we waltz through amb...

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Lifelove

Goodbye

The pallid frost of her skin 

shone a winter's moonlight 

Her tributaries of ocean blue

fell tranquil 

Gently sagging into noble retirement 

Her last breath 

fondly drifting through familiar chambers, 

extinguishing each final lustre 

of  home

 

It groaned a sweet goodbye 

 

Time to rest, ma'am 

Time to rest

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Queen

Our Lily

Our lily of the valley

Has shed her petals free

To drift upon the winds of time

In her own sweet Galilee 

 

The Mother of our nation

So long its beating heart 

Offers her earthly shell to rest

For her soul must now depart

 

So free it roams, through gilded vale

And bonny lochs & moors

Past stag & hare, & fragrant fayre 

To dusk's misty allures 

 

Where ...

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QueenRIP

Love

Love doesn't care what you look like

It can flutter your belly with a conversation 

Make sunshine from a smile

Or, find your forever in a passing glance

Letting your heart get all funky

And your soul do a soulful dance

💗🕺💃

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Love

Reflections

In the mirror I saw my own fragility 

Sagging contours weighed heavy by age

An arid landscape of fissures and brushland 

Time had eaten away its lustre 

Leaving a fallow space

The eyes, once sparkled crystal blue

Now faded pale & weary

I studied this ageing fossil 

This reflection of reality 

Scratching at the brushland

Wondering what time had done

with the young m...

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Agelife

A Winter's Chill

Upon a winter's 

Midnight stroll 

I came across 

A pallid soul

Who, like the snow

Was cold & fair

With tearful eyes

Of such despair

I offered her

A warming hand

And woke within

A frozen land

Where, I myself

Turned cold & fair

With tearful eyes 

Of dark despair

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Winter

New Arrival...

He thought the large clock on the wall 

may well have been an antique 

Perhaps, from an old railway station

It equally could have been a replica

Bought at The Range, or online, of course

The arms frozen at 2.22

Today? Yesterday? 

Always?

The rest of the kitchen was impeccable 

Clean as a whistle (a railway attendant's perhaps?)

The old glazed porcelain sink:

pristi...

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Ghosttraindevil

When...

When I am too old for life

And life has taken all I have 

When my breath is but a shallow whisper 

And the whisper turns a winter's breeze 

When my heart quivers its last offering to time

And time graciously accepts

When my eyes forever slumber

And slumber takes my soul

 

I think that I shall linger still 

In the periphery of twilight's yawning

 

And in smiles, ...

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Life

Good Morning!

The sparkling dew

Provides the bling

My soundtrack

Are the birds who sing 

My coffee steams

With rainbow dreams

As weary eyes

 

View capricious skies

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Morning

Morning Dew

The woody petrichor

tingles my nose

as she brings me coffee

under the dimming lights

of a pergola

The rain has calmed the air

And the dawn starts to crack the clouds

with shards of yawning sunlight

She smiles

Her eyes twinkle like morning dew

I watch her saunter away

 And take a hot, comforting sip

of coffee 

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Lovemorning

Collage

The moon says goodnight 

bathed in silvery light

As I turn on my pillow,

like a weeping willow:

my dreams hang so low

So I get mine to go!

But in the waking light

of dawn

My dreams have no form

Like a murky lake of glimpses

That teases, but never convinces… 

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#dreams

Key to peace

In the turning of the key

In the locking of a door

I find a quiet solitude

Where the world matters

no more

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Rest

The Garden

The barbs of your tongue

Cut me to shreds

Unpicking my mind's 

Most delicate threads 

 

So I weaved myself words

From the pit of my soul 

To replace all the light

And the joy you had stole

 

Then I ripped myself free

From your talons of spite

Spilling ink upon page

Under dawn's weary light

 

And I bled, intravenous 

Through roots of my mind 

Feedi...

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Wordshopelife

Love & Grief

Love & grief 

Are but the same

Both distort

Your mental frame

With tears of joy

Or tears of pain

Life will never 

Be the same

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Love&grieflife

Golden days

On the river's edge

At York 

Pint of ale & little talk

Honey-drizzled boats

Float by

Draped in sunlight's

Last goodbye 🍻🌞

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York

Blossom

I sat on our favourite 

park bench

Holding the echo

of your hand

Catching your smile

in glimmers of sunlight 

The cherry blossom tree

crying delicate tears

of soft petals

brushing my skin

with gentle kisses

I closed my eyes

and saw you shaking that tree

Blowing all those little kisses

over to me

Your smile like the sunrise 

Your eyes of sapphire blue

...

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Loveloss

I had a dream

I hailed a dream 

One dark night

To find myself 

In a place not right

 

My choices had 

Been taken away 

By a backward court 

Of the grand old ways!

 

The old wild west

Still held its sway

They said it was

Their country's way

 

The right to bear arms

Still had its freedom 

No matter how many

Kids were  bleedin'

 

And all LGBTQ

Had to w...

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Freedomdemocracy

Shhh

I awoke to a grainy black & white

A pale moonlight 

cast vague puppets of shadow

around the canvas of bare walls

All fidgeting like an impatient audience 

From below

I could hear the hollow crackle

of a gramophone 

An old folk song

drifting through time

Serenading &  haunting the ear

I reached out for my wife 

but there was only cold, undisturbed sheets

But, ...

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Mysteryeverything

The passion & the pride

20 goals scored

Only 1 conceded 

Passion & pride?

These girls bleed it

The finest of Mead

Bronze turning gold

Russo's cheeky gem

Such sights to behold!

The guttural purr

Is now a roar

The anticipation

Of the Wembley rapport

Let us shake the foundations

And rattle our cages

Let voices break barriers

And echo through ages

Let Lionesses be

The Pride ...

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Euro22prideEngland .

The Chalice

The dying drip

Through cracks of time

Where past and present realign

Into the grail

Where sipped divine

For, knowledge

is the finest wine

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Afterlife?

A Single Cloud

After you were gone

My heart fell apart

A jigsaw without structure 

A mess of lonely parts

 

I think you took me with you

My breath, my life, my soul 

For all that remained 

Was this deep & vacant hole

 

One day I fell into its depths 

Without thought of return

Crumbling to a waste of ash

In my own neglected urn

 

But, I awoke blinking 

At the sun's ...

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Lovelosslife

Elvis

He only came 

To rock n roll

But freed a million 

Repressed souls

Salvation found 

In a pelvic thrust 

Releasing dreams

Of untold lust

God & the Devil

Rolled into one

The old generation 

Wanted him gone!

But there he stayed 

For decades long

The rock n roll king

Kept rockin' along!

 

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/MMmljYkdr-w

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#Elvis

A Song Of Earth

There'll come a time

When we exist no more 

No Earth

No Sun

 

No before 

 

Only dust upon

the solar winds

A folklore tale

the universe sings

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Us

Sea Witch

 

She drifted on the oceans spray 

And any sailor to come her way

Would get a hook beneath his jaw

And dragged down to the oceans floor

To feed the creatures of the deep

And harvest souls for her to keep!

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Witch

Playground Decorations

 

The missiles came today

Took my child away

At least she was at play!

But, won't see another day

 

I know I'll see her soon

There'll be more this afternoon!

And then we both shall be immune

To the flesh & guts festooned!

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#withukrainesensless

Hey-ho!

Hey-ho

I wanna look out 

my window

I wanna go where 

my thoughts go

But I can't get out of 

my bed though

 

I'm lonely

A sad little 

one trick pony

Waiting for someone 

to phone me

To tell them this condition

don't own me

 

I dream about

Simply getting up 

and walking out

Seeing what this beautiful

world's about 

Filling my lungs and

...

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Hope

Idle Thoughts

Life

 

Life's great ambition 

Is merely

To survive itself 

 

Society 

 

I am not 

what I am

So I am

what I'm not

 

Former land of the free

 

Every great civilisation 

Consumes itself from the inside out, eventually 

Welcome to the genesis of Gilead!

 

Time Less

 

The mind is a time machine 

…Until it's broken

Then memories lay do...

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Thoughts

Explorers

Beyond the rolling, molten sky

There dwells a place for when we die

To be reborn in starlight's eye

 A genesis of every you & I

 

We'll seek out worlds yet to be seen

Become creations brightest gleam

Sew the thread within the seam

To weave new worlds of  endless dreams

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Life

The Sorrows

Its spine slithered, snake-like 

around the corpse of my soul

Her withered tongue extracting 

from life , what I had stole 

 

Come scream!

Come scream!

For the beast must be seen! 

Come swallow 

THE SORROW 

For there is 

no tomorrow !

 

Such a flaying shall occur

In the pits of our despair !

 

Creeping, seeping

Rotting eyes weeping!

 

The ol...

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Hope

A Simple Question

I asked God, what is my purpose?

There was nothing, but the stillness of time

I asked Allah, what is my purpose? 

There was nothing, but the stillness of time

I asked the Buddha, what is my purpose?

There was nothing, but the stillness of time

I asked my daughter,  what is my purpose?

She said, with a wrinkled brow 

To be my Dad, of course 

To have met & married my Mam

...

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Lifelovefamily

The Whisper In The Attic

"Voices carry here, my boy

They drift from open fields

Can get caught under the eaves

Sometimes, they settle in the attic

In the creaking of the joists

In the rot of old wood

And whisper things…

Things long forgotten-

 

Things best forgotten!

 

Don't listen t' them, boy

They ain't for hearin'!

Just let them bleed

Let them seep 

Let the grieving 

wail...

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Attichorrorsghost

Bird Flew

There was a young girl from peru

Who loved a cockatoo…

She then met a raven

Started misbehavin'

And off the cockatoo flew!

 

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Smilelaughbirds

This Day

As we stroll,

the dusky pink of a morning sunrise 

turns the fields to candy floss. 

We get sticky and wet 

from the sweetest dew.

I stifle a yawn, 

and the softness and scent 

of moisturised skin 

briefly brushes the redness

of my sun-flushed cheek.

She smiles,

all dimples & eyes of blue serenity.

And, for a moment,

there is no world but us.

 

Later, w...

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Durhamlovelife

Vanilla Sky

Skies of strawberry cream

With a hint of  a lazy daydream

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Sunnydays

Kangarude

There was a young man from Peru

Who dressed up as a shy Kangaroo

He liked how the pouch

When he sat on the couch 

Covered his didgeridoo! 

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WritersBlockLol

Hammer Time!

 

He called his wife

A lazy trollop

And so she gave him

Such a wallop!

 

Then, found a hammer

And gave him more

Now, the poor fellow

Is no more!

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Bananacharma

Aahha! 

The great baboon himself

Smiling 

Beguiling

Rule defying 

 

Such pomposity 

Within oneself 

No cheese or wine

Left on the shelf

 

But, I'm sure he'll eat

His gorgeous self

And raise a toast

To his best of health!

 

And all the chimps

Who flung votes his way

To steer clear of 

The redundancy highway

 

Think he's the one

The t...

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Somnium

Within a pillow

softly lay

My idle mind 

in dreamy sway

 

Smiles of pearls

from sun lit oceans

Gleam treasured hearts

of romantic notions

 

In honeyed fields

of fragrant fayre

A ballet of blossom

dances on air 

 

Breezes strummed

by notes of lute

Serenade wild fields

of the ripest fruit

 

Trees with leafy hair

of colour

Shed autumn ...

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Starborn

 

She turned

 

Her face 

brightened by shadow

Her smile 

the darkening of light

Her eyes 

obsidian 

Her life 

            unlit

 

But in the stars

she could breath

In craters made

from fragments

of long lost worlds

Feed from minerals

of galaxies unknown 

Her phosphorus heart

radiating internal 

Slowly growing 

to a supernova 

So ...

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Where's Queen?

1977

Queen popping round

Jubly  

"It's Jubilee, Son"

Jooobly!

6 years old

Street party

The like I'd never seen

Flags

Bunting

Dried up sandwiches 

with curled up edges

Homemade Cake!

Homemade Pies! 

Trifle!

Rhubarb with sugar dip

Penny chews & lollies 

& pear drops & sherdet 

"It's sher -Bet"

Sher-DET!

Where's Queen?

"Missed the bus"

...

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#jubilee

Senseless

He worked in supplies

Now he fights 'til he dies 

Whilst his children's eyes glisten

To a god that won't listen

And their Mother releases

Her broken heart pieces 

In the hope he can find them

And to his heart bind them

So he knows she is there

In his final despair

When his flesh, draping loose

In the red reaper's noose 

Finds peace in their beating

Though the...

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#withukraine #senseless

A Calling

The lads have escaped league 1 at last! 😁 A little poem I did pre game.

 

Can you hear them?

 

The shipbuilder's hammer

The picks upon the seams

Drifting up from glories past

Still harbouring foretold dreams 

 

The whispering of legends

Still bleeding red n white 

The time is here, the time is now

Time to put things right!

 

The Roker Roar still lingers

...

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Safcpromotion

Winter Song (10 line challenge)

Beyond his window 

 

Where his breath melted the frost

 

The snow sparkled like a blanket of stars

 

He could see her smile

 

Drifting up from memories past

 

Her portrait dancing in candlelight 

 

He held the present he never gave her

 

The radio reminiscing in the background 

 

Mud, crooning Lonely this Christmas 

 

I will be, he thought. Wit...

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Her Words

Her thoughts 

fell like petals

Softly upon

parchment 

 

Turning Scribbles 

into blossom 

Full of wonder

and enchantment 

 

Her blood became ink

Her heart, a beating scroll

Sonnets were her tears

Weeping from her soul 

 

From her lips, a couplet

A stanza's sweet caress

Inhaling words, exhaling verse

Poetry made flesh! 

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All Fall Down...

Down in the valley 

Where wild things grow

There came a mist

Of long ago


 

Within the haze:

A nursery rhyme

Lullabying 

Dark webs of time


Ring o' Rosie 

If you please

Come float with us

Upon the breeze


 

It gets so lonely

Down in the ether

So Mother says

It's time to feed her 


 

Pockets full 

Of posies rare

From a time

No lo...

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Folklorenurseryrhymes

Amistad

Keep the ship asail, boy

For one day you shall die

Beneath the whip & chains, boy

Your soul shall surely cry 

How dare you break those Shackles, boy!

Your slavery is your duty!

Get back down under decks, boy!

This is pure mutiny!

 

 

"Why do you throw me over, boy!"

 

"Cos, with freedom, boy, there comes much  joy!"

 

Definitely could be longer lol. But th...

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Freedom

I Wonder If...

I wonder if you

Ever got to hold

the starlight in your eyes

In the palm of your hand 

When you left

 

I wonder if you

Spin candy floss

from passing clouds

And siphon cider

from the sun

 

I wonder if you 

Weave blankets from dusk

And yawn 

the colours of dawn

 

I wonder if you 

Shower in rainbows

And shake the colours 

upon waking flowers

...

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Loveloss

Idle

 

The blue sky is my ceiling 
The fluffy clouds my pillow
And here I lounge in dreamy bliss
Beneath a weeping willow 

 

The sunlight catching idle thoughts
To turn them into rays
And scatter them
Like sunny seeds
To brighten darker days

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Lazydays

My Lonely Love

 

Do not weep
My lonely love
I'll find ye
in the heather
Within the garden
of our souls
Where we
shall join together 

 

Like days of old
My lonely love
We'll bathe  
in amber light
And be preserved
My lonely love 
'Til time
bids us goodnight

 

Painting by Aaron Geraud

https://youtu.be/UrsNxVsu1ao

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Love

Oh Sweet Bird Of Youth

Don't fall from your perch
Oh sweet bird of youth
For life doesn't always 
Tell you the truth 

 

There's many who lie
Deep in their lies 
And hover around
Like unwanted flies

 

But, pay no heed
Oh sweet bird of youth
Ignore those who taunt
Or call you uncouth 

 

For you are the blossom 
The sweet morning dew
Unique to yourself 
The most beautiful you!

 

You're t...

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