Poetry Blog by Trevor Alexander
In the distance,
I miss the scent,
and flutter of falling petals.
It’s too far to see bees,
but I must hope they are there,
chills watery sun
in unlooked for blue sky,
wasted on trapped townfolk.
but once improbable.
The world wait...
Thursday 21st May 2020 3:45 pm
angels in soiled scrubs
doing battle for our lives
barely time for tears
Saturday 18th April 2020 1:48 pm
In times of such uncertainty and fear
nobody knows who next the scythe will reap,
and all the kith and kin that we hold dear
observe the quarantine that we must keep.
Forbidden work or contact with our friends,
no recreations once thought commonplace,
until the plague has run its course and ends,
and we can once again meet face to face.
So lock the doors against o...
Monday 13th April 2020 6:19 pm
The world and his wife have been shopping
From Whitehaven right down to Wapping
They’ve been stockpiling stuff
So there isn’t enough
And shortages don’t look like stopping
Friday 20th March 2020 1:27 pm
From Mozart to Metallica,
and Brahms to Barry White,
the gamut of Britannica,
I change it round each night.
I close my eyes in ecstasy
when Slowhand plays guitar,
and Louis Armstrong’s legacy
just proves he was a star.
Young Elton too, he wasn’t bad,
and he could even sing,
but he was only just a lad
when Elvis was The King.
Sometimes I’ll fancy r...
Tuesday 25th February 2020 8:05 pm
The mint is rousing incandescent ire
to prompt a famous writer’s Twitter shout,
with grammar nazis fuelling the fire,
because an Oxford comma’s been left out.
They’ve struck a coin to honour Brexit day
and that’s what all the brouhaha’s about;
‘cause many of these angry people say
the Oxford comma shouldn’t be left out.
There’s just as many say there is no need,...
Thursday 30th January 2020 12:03 am
January is a bummer,
New Year’s done and no more Chrimbo;
still a long time until summer,
leaves us floating here in limbo.
Weather’s awful, really draining,
fog and drizzle never stopping;
had my fill of entertaining,
can’t afford to go out shopping.
TV isn’t what it could be;
all the movies dull and boring.
Even action thrillers leave me
lying on the so...
Monday 20th January 2020 12:22 am