He presses now
against the world’s belly
A life outgrown the womb!
See here the pumping of the fist?
See the outline of the foot
pressed into the block
and ready to run? Continue reading
He presses now
With the holidays upon you once again
You put on a happy face to hide stress
But to ignore doesn’t make it go away
Bottled up it doesn’t make it hurt less.
Spent an afternoon with James Stewart
Up on the silver screen
Eldest daughter’s Christmas present
For Sal, Lee, the girls and me Continue reading
She looks just like you
Her hair is black with a fringe
She speaks just like you
Never stopping for a breath
Joined with a thrust
We make music
And a magical beast, Continue reading
And wanting you,
As your wet, warmth
To play your skin,
Making your flesh horn
Murmur and scream,
A melody and dance,
A length of time we all discover.
For some it’s spent under cover.
Hiding from self on a-other self. Continue reading
made it so
healed all things
If desire for a better life
transformed Continue reading
Submitted by Ayesha Azhar
A boy stood on his balcony
Staring,remembering,and then melancholy
He remembered Miss Tahira,her beautiful tales
And then once again,he could hear the children’s wails.
He remembered his friends,so many were dead
He remembered their faces, covered in blood, bright red
They said he should be thankful he had survived
How lucky he was that he had not died
His mother wept tears of joy
His father bought him a new toy,
It is really more than possible
one can know too much about a thing
to be able to simply love it for itself alone
For knowing is the art of demythologizing
and it is myth lies at the heart of love
Beauty’s in the beholder’s eye! Continue reading
as steps go down
into the centre of life
to witness evolution
of our inner eye Continue reading
It didn’t feel like morning
More like the middle of the night
Bleary eyed and half asleep
I could barely see the light Continue reading
Break up the series of floating factions, on a sea of unsolved puzzles.
Crisp crackling sweeties chomped by brazen flocks of masterful responses
Answers to frozen reptile remains, re-discovered in glacier covered mountain valleys
Trillions of debts, held by the richest nations
Rations for the starving running out; lives falling like autumn leaves Continue reading
Poetry challenge: Christmas poem.
And when The Lady came
winged and gowned
crowned with holly’s leaf and berry, Continue reading
The challenge is to write a poem about the Christmas season.
It can be serious or humour the choice is yours.
Enjoy the challenge.
Submitted by Saya
If words could be roses..
and I had a garden full of them..
I swear you would sleep..
in a bed of petals everyday..
But more often than not..
my words take the form..
of thorns rather than petals..
and I know you are hurt by them..
and I know you love me
in spite of the thorns..
Twinkly bits of puce green mint licking electric risking sticks
All for the price of a paltry second hand muck spreading spike retainer
Chipped away ice crashing, crackling on the oil stained linoleum
Humming oven steamed glass, whisking cream for cranberry pie pudding
Roast a potato, for feet warming fire-side viewing
Coarse clichés rumbling through the congested built up societal conscious bank Continue reading
Comes a time for acceptance
a time to be at peace with the self
when pushing the heavy wheel uphill
no longer holds the promise of the coast
we counted on when we were young
thrills of tight curves at high speed
which made the muscles ache Continue reading
Puffy fluffy is a hamster.
He has long, fluffy, brown fur.
A stripe of white circles around.
Just behind his chin.
Puffy Fluffy wants to be a lion – roar.
Feel the fur? Continue reading
It’s spring Puffy Fluffy.
March, April, and May are the spring months.
The air outside is not so cold. Continue reading
I have a pair of checkered Converse
They are quite mad (I know)
But they bring a smile to faces
Wherever I may go Continue reading
A hard working man with a sound business head.
Built from the ground up the family home stead. Continue reading