Poetry Blog by Stuart Vanner
If one should get right up to death's very brink
This is the time to stop and think
'Shall I stay alive or shall I die?'
Though there is no one round to hear this cry.
We are not crazy, bad or weak.
Only to end our pains is what we seek.
Oft we keep these troubles to ourselves
For we feel that no one can be of help.
But whatever there might be ahead
We cannot m...
Saturday 21st September 2019 7:39 pm
My listless life just drifts on by
Like the clouds that float up high
All is still. I see nothing move.
And of all things I disapprove.
And so turn thy wheel. Let life be good.
Then let us all be understood
Let the Sun now break through.
Let this golden globe echo my life's view.
Take me from this world of trouble
Prick and pop this secret bubble
And through the tears of heaven let m...
Monday 16th September 2019 7:20 pm
Watch the water slowly flowing down,
Whilst it makes a soft and gentle sound.
This pleasant scene seems to speak to us,
To say, 'be calm and do not rush'.
One really must appreciate such beauty,
And may even say that it is our duty,
To witness such relaxing peace.
A feeling I wish would never cease.
Thursday 5th September 2019 5:58 pm
O romance becomes my companion when I find myself alone,
It comforts me and then warms me and puts me in a special zone.
It can make me feel that someone else is there.
Someone who does understand and who does care.
Whether it be through wonderful music or lovely words.
My feelings can then be seen or heard.
It may bring me calm and it takes aggression.
And it echos my se...
Thursday 5th September 2019 5:47 pm
No, there does not exist a perfect person
Or a perfect scheme of life,
And there is no path all smooth to travel,
With all happiness and with no strife.
And while cannot turn back time
We may amend our mistakes
And we can then learn of them
No matter how long it may take.
So patience must be our lifelong guide,
And not to dwell into despair
And not spend our...
Tuesday 3rd September 2019 7:09 pm
O this our wonderful and worthy writer,
He examined life to make it brighter.
In his plays of comedy, tragedy and history,
His genius surely must be a mystery.
It must have been his lifelong mission
To explore the human condition.
And in trying to understand the human mind
He unearthed deep secrets for us all to find.
He expressed every feeling and each dispositio...
Sunday 1st September 2019 6:37 pm
O Les Miserables, for short Les Mis,
Must the greatest show there is.
It is one that should not be missed,
As it evokes all feelings that do exist
It contains much hope but can be tragic,
But it amazes just like magic.
It talks of justice and of redemption.
It is gripping and full of tension.
We witness the struggles of Jean Val Jean,
Who is given the number - 24601.
Friday 30th August 2019 8:01 pm
Sherlock Holmes was one of a kind,
Having such an extraordinary mind.
He lived with Watson at Baker Street,
Where with his clients he would meet.
With Holmes and Watson we go on such travels
To see how many mysteries Holmes unravels.
And for each case he would construct
Solutions with great powers to deduct.
Sometimes before a case would begin,
Holmes might like to play the violin.
Thursday 29th August 2019 9:05 pm
O Mozart 's music fills me with delight,
And just like the Sun it is shining as bright.
It brings me contentment and with peace and calm
To my mind it acts as a beautiful balm.
It is all lovely and wonderfully moving,
So resplendent and incredibly soothing.
In his works we see how his genius shows
And by it we hear how it all perfectly flows
He began to compose as...
Wednesday 28th August 2019 7:23 pm
We may all love the summer weather,
And some may be obsessive
But we have such heat right now
That it is incredibly oppressive.
And while it should be nice and pleasant
Right now the heat is too extreme,
And the boiling hot Sun we suffer here
Is one of the greatest we have seen.
We puff and pant and are soaked with sweat,
Thinking: 'How much hotter can this get?'
Or 'if only I could ...
Tuesday 27th August 2019 6:20 pm
O karma will always prevail
Although it may take many years
Then it shall be understood
Why you cried those tears
So in time one shall receive
Just exactly what one should
And be seen for what you are
Whether it be bad or good
And even in your darkest hours
Know ahead of you shall be light
So if you want to challenge life
Don't give up without a fight
Tuesday 27th August 2019 9:44 am
Sometimes when I was at my school
I did suffer from behaviour cruel.
I might wonder if I'd survive the day,
And there never was an easy way.
In a terrible way they'd call my name,
And all the days would be the same.
I carried round this nervous fear
Knowing I must always persevere.
Now these troubling times are in the past
Do I now feel some free air at last?
Shall I see the light ah...
Monday 26th August 2019 9:51 am
All of Beethoven's music I truly adore.
It is something I have to come back to for more.
It reaches my soul more than anything else,
And it comforts my heart when I am by myself.
In his music he shares every part of his life.
He gives us great strength when once there was strife.
He shows the triumph of his spirit over adversity
In remarkable sonatas, concertos and sympho...
Sunday 25th August 2019 7:35 pm
I love to write poetry,
It gives me vent for my expression.
And believe it is a more peaceful way
Than turning to aggression.
Of all words that I may choose
I am in main seat of control.
To show my thoughts on many things,
And to exult the reader's soul.
And when I find my inspiration
I ponder - what is my next direction?
Though I sometimes find it hard to d...
Sunday 25th August 2019 12:02 pm
Our Sun - it comes out every day.
It shines for us and it is here to stay .
It is a star of liquid gold:-
A special treasure to behold.
It brings us warmth and it gives us light.
An eternal globe - burning bright.
It is a gift which is enchanted,
And it is is something that we take for granted.
And so appreciate this immortal sphere,
For what would we do if it...
Saturday 24th August 2019 11:39 am
There is a character played by a Harrison Ford
About whom one shall not ever be bored.
He has a name :- It is Indiana Jones.
Strong and courageous right down to the bones.
An archaeologist - he is, and dedicated to his work,
And upon these duties you'll never see him shirk.
He will take you with him upon his remarkable adventures,
Which, as we all shall see, are always to...
Saturday 24th August 2019 11:33 am
I never like to be ANGRY as it is an awful feeling.
As often we do regretful things when all tempers hit the ceiling.
Because after that YOU might be the one who ends up getting blamed!
And then it may be YOU who feels the GUILT or SHAME!
I never like to feel BORED and have all my interests unoccupied.
Where we find we cannot doing anything whether we have or haven'...
Saturday 24th August 2019 11:14 am
I love living in Nottingham -
For it is my home and favourite city.
The people there are always friendly
And the parks are very large and pretty.
There is so much to see and do,
And it's such a special place.
It is famous for so many things,
From Raleigh bikes to lace.
To find all about it's past,
The Castle Museum is where to start -
An intriguing place to...
Friday 23rd August 2019 8:49 pm
James Boswell was the greatest biographer.
Samuel Johnson was his subject.
The task took our Bozzy time and toil
Until The Life was considered perfect.
And we can how Bozzy did revere
His great and giant friend.
For they were constant companions
From the beginning to the end.
But Boswell did write great journals too,
With many an astute observation.
Friday 23rd August 2019 8:32 pm
This great actor is quite stunning
He can captivate and be cunning.
In his movies one must be drawn in
With his gripping stare and sinister grin
The way in which his roles are styled
Are often crazy or rather wild.
He can be funny and also grave,
And the films of his I always crave.
A role for which he won an award
Was of a man in a psychiatric ward.
And he ...
Friday 23rd August 2019 7:22 pm
Our personalities do keep us sane,
And from day to day should be the same
-The same way to think and behave,
Whether you be a king or a slave.
When we go to sleep and after wake,
We should be the same between that break.
To have the same attitude and qualities,
Our role in this world and how to perceive.
The same things that we love and hate.
Each day leading t...
Friday 23rd August 2019 7:17 pm
Where does time come from?
And to where does it then go?
There may be no answer to this puzzle,
For it seems no-one can ever know.
When we have fun it is oft ignored,
But trundles by when we are bored.
One may find an hour is long,
But others may think that this is wrong.
So time can be our enemy,
But it can also be our friend.
But remember time has no begin...
Friday 23rd August 2019 6:16 pm
Trust can be a wonderful thing,
But if broken you shall feel the sting.
And firstly trust must be earned.
For it is a lesson to be learned.
It is most important when one is low,
And to be with them and not to go.
So show them that you are still there,
And also that you truly care.
When one is in a poorly state,
Be with them now - do not be late.
So comfort t...
Friday 23rd August 2019 6:05 pm
Why are we all here?
What is life all about?
Are we sure that there's a God?
Or are we in some doubt?
How should we all live?
Is it always right to be good?
Are we constantly being judged?
Or are we understood?
Where are we all going?
And is it left up to fate?
Is it best to be early?
Or should we arrive late?
Is it best to be honest?
To be des...
Friday 23rd August 2019 6:00 pm
Every day we live a story,
Including characters and plots.
Some of them are exciting,
While some of them are not.
Is it firstly all planned out?
Or made up as we go along?
What sort of person shall we be in it?
Will we be weak or strong?
Can we choose to write the scripts?
Can we choose how it all ends?
Shall it finish good and happy?
And is there a moral...
Friday 23rd August 2019 5:53 pm
This summer season must be the best,
For it is when with the world I am most impressed.
It is time to be out and to have constant fun,
To be under blue skies and the endless Sun.
Time for scorching hot days and muggy nights,
To see smiling faces all filled with delight.
It is time to relax and time to unwind,
While all about you there is joy to find.
Friday 23rd August 2019 5:47 pm
As Autumn starts to come this way
It is time to reflect upon the day.
Do you see the leaves fall to the ground?
Softly, gently, without a sound?
Do you see the frost and mist and dew?
Do you hope the sky is still blue?
Do you feel the fresh, cool, crisp air?
And shall you find warmer clothes to wear?
Hibernation starts at these times,
As small creatures hope fo...
Friday 23rd August 2019 5:43 pm
When you get drunk or tipsy,
The world all seems so great.
Even though it may be so,
You cannot stand up straight.
It makes you feel invulnerable,
And that nothing will ever harm you.
As this drink that you now have
Has relaxed and has calmed you.
And when you are in this lovely state
Reactions often are slowed down
And you may say things you wouldn't sober...
Friday 23rd August 2019 5:30 pm
While talented people live for themself
Geniuses live for everyone else.
Since they always strive for perfection
Constantly pursuing their direction
Geniuses - they do not relent
Until their time has been thoroughly spent.
And whichever field they do follow
There is nothing else in which they wallow.
Whether it be science, sports, music, writing,
To watch their...
Friday 23rd August 2019 8:36 am
Sweet contentment I do treasure,
For it is lovely feeling I cannot measure.
And it gives me hope in each situation,
And for my life such appreciation.
It makes me feel safe and feel secure,
And I wish to hold onto it for ever more.
But should It drift back out to sea
Shall I have it back to stay with me.
Friday 23rd August 2019 8:10 am
In this world are we all different
Or are we all the same?
Don't we all deserve to have respect
And the right to have a name?
Do we not all have feelings?
Do we not all breath the same air?
Don't we all enjoy the same weather
In this world that we all share?
Do we not all have the right to be safe
And the right to feel secure?
And should this all last just f...
Thursday 22nd August 2019 7:54 pm
O, they can drive us really mad - our peculiar obsessions.
Are you cleaning all the time or are you buying too many possessions?
Or perhaps you are being miserly and keeping all of your savings.
Or may be you need to do or see something in order to satisfy your cravings.
Is your obsession so odd that no one else can understand?
Has it taken such a hold that it is getting o...
Thursday 22nd August 2019 7:34 pm
Depression is the loneliest place.
It is full of awful and terrible frustration.
We hate everything (ourselves as well)
And gone is each idea and sensation.
Depression is being trapped in a dark cave,
And only outside exists light.
All black is everywhere we turn
And there seems no to it in sight.
Depression is to have a body of lead
That we must carry wherever...
Thursday 22nd August 2019 7:03 pm
Getting through the day can be a challenge,
And often is an uphill struggle.
So I sometimes wonder why I go on each day,
And never find the answer to this puzzle.
Too oft life does not go my way
And seems to me to be unfair,
And it is when I hold my hopes up highest
That they crash down into despair.
This world that can be cruel and strange
But I must lead this...
Thursday 22nd August 2019 6:43 pm
I wish I could have no troubling thoughts or considerations,
And that I felt only pleasing sensations.
I wish I could have more self-esteem.
And that I could live the loveliest dream.
I wish that in strife I could stay strong,
And that I could right every wrong.
I wish all problems I could correct
And all things in life would be perfect.
Sometimes I wish I could depart this...
Thursday 22nd August 2019 6:29 pm
A true friend shall stay with you
Throughout thick and thin,
And shall not come and go
According to whim.
They should be there to listen,
To be generous and kind,
And in a real friend
This is what you should find.
And in face of all problems
True friends should not leave you
And always be close by,
And there to receive you.
So should you find your...
Thursday 22nd August 2019 6:17 pm
Could I but harbour a feeling,
Tie it down so it wouldn't escape.
Could I but box in a sensation
And wrap it in sticky tape.
Could I but enjoy working,
Then I would appreciate rest.
Could I but feel elation,
Without later becoming depressed.
Could I but organise my mind,
Put memories in some sort of order.
Could I but spend all the rest of my days
Thursday 22nd August 2019 6:05 pm
The prettiest pictures of beauty are formed by nature's own
Look out for it is free and always alone
We may see behind a sky that's blue and bold
Shines a glorious globe of greatest gold
And the wind which swirls in a wavy path
Blows the tears of heaven to create a shallow nature's bath.
And by vast flying vapours various moulds are made
Slowly travel throughout the light and ...
Thursday 22nd August 2019 4:45 pm