Archive for ‘Alex’

February 21, 2013

The Old Gunner

by Worldly Winds
Cowboy

Cowboy (Photo credit: Kevin Zollman)

The Old Gunner

Last one to go down

Fighting hard

A shooting star

Bucks the trend

Yet to what end?

Keep your feet to the fire

Squash the poor man down

Loopholes and promises

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February 1, 2013

Beyond Cinderella

by Worldly Winds

As she whispers to herself,

her shouts become shadows,

and heartbeats chime thirteen;

the pain in her chest is not surpassed,

by the memory of just before midnight.

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January 22, 2013

A Winning Formula

by Worldly Winds

Have you ever played, ‘Train Grand Prix’?

I’ll tell you how it’s done – you see…

the morning commute becomes fast and fun,

the connection being, Formula One.

Alight the train – the game does start,

from A to B, before depart.

See your quarry, each the best,

overtake them on your quest.

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January 16, 2013

Knitting Couplets

by Worldly Winds
Illustration from "Vivilore: The Pathway ...

Illustration from “Vivilore: The Pathway to Mental and Physical Perfection” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Knitting with syllables

pen and purl

lexical needles

pattern unfurls

pencils slip stitches

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January 10, 2013

Rainbow Fin

by Worldly Winds

I had a fish called Rainbow,

the ugliest you’ve seen,

he was almost transparent,

showing heart, and spine, and spleen.

 

He seemed to live forever,

a hoopla prize, most fair,

he grew quite big and chunky,

and swam without a care.

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January 8, 2013

Striking the Blues

by Worldly Winds

Iconic charming history,

repeats the sad refrain,

as, once more, we get screwed over,

we sing along again;

the blues echo a doleful tune,

and strike the same discord,

man mines the depths of misery,

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January 2, 2013

Eternal Flame

by Worldly Winds

Cremate me in your

fires of passion,

burn my soul

indelibly,

memories will

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December 20, 2012

Culture Vulture

by Worldly Winds
Graffiti Defender

Graffiti Defender (Photo credit: SheffTim)

Karma Milano,

scrawled on a wall,

graffitied in letters,

four foot tall.

3:15 throwies,

an homage on bricks,

tag line, street culture,

for Sheffield six.

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December 18, 2012

Acrostic poem: Pillows

by Worldly Winds

P– Plumping pillows

I– Inviting sleep so

L– Lay down your head

L– Let dreams dance

O– Over your soul

W– Waltzing with the angels ‘til

S– Sunrise wakes slumber

© Pillows 2012

By Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

November 30, 2012

Yorkshire

by Worldly Winds

Yorkshire

My love affair with Yorkshire,

is strange to the extreme,

the rain comes down in stair rods,

as puddles turn to streams.

Flint faced buildings stand proud,

the natives just the same;

hard with a directness,

reflecting poverty’s pain.

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November 27, 2012

Emptiness

by Worldly Winds

With injured mood,

and heavy heart,

my mind does brood,

as soul departs,

from love ne’er found,

mere trickery,

of clocks o’er wound,

to life’s cruel frippery.

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November 18, 2012

Natural Order

by Worldly Winds

How can it be?

When it is not natural.

Not this way,

from the blind side.

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October 4, 2012

Railway Sidings

by Worldly Winds
Brake chain

Brake chain (Photo credit: slambo_42)

Industrial wastage,

with rust iron landscape,

electronic call, signals

an urban escape.

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September 2, 2012

Becoming (her)

by Worldly Winds
Looking Glass

Looking Glass (Photo credit: Elena Kalis)

She looks in the mirror,

and stares in the glass.

Memories visual,

the haunting has passed.

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August 25, 2012

Jacob’s Ladder

by Worldly Winds
Curbar edge

Curbar edge (Photo credit: Skinnyde)

Climbing Jacob’s ladder,

reaching for the stars,

flirting with the moonbeams,

it makes us who we are.

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August 15, 2012

Dying To Meet You…

by Worldly Winds

Did I tell you…

I’m dying to meet you,

I have to say,

I’m dying to meet you,

in every way.

Put on the kettle,

I’m coming home,

and it will feel,

like you’ve never been gone.

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August 5, 2012

Day of the Dead

by Worldly Winds
Church

Church (Photo credit: Balaji.B)

I cry to the universe –

You decide!

Should I live,

or should I die?

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August 4, 2012

Windermere

by Worldly Winds

Still waters run deep

Injured hearts still weep

Lakes full of tears run dry

Sleek swans glide by

© Windamere 2012

By Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

July 27, 2012

The Other Side of Me

by Worldly Winds
Punch and Judy's Carribean Vacation

Punch and Judy’s Carribean Vacation (Photo credit: _william)

Do you know,

the other side of me?

Where the grass is greener,

and the soul is darker.

Do you know only,

my second face?

Not like the rest,

the one I keep for best.

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July 26, 2012

The Swallow’s Farewell

by Worldly Winds
Seemingly Surreal Swallows in a Spring Snowstorm

Seemingly Surreal Swallows in a Spring Snowstorm (Photo credit: kdee64)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You took my dreams;

 

The swallows of my autumn years,

and banished them without a care.

You defiled and destroyed their virgin flight,

ones that remained have migrated to the winter sun.

 

So hopeful and fresh in the youth of their summer state.

But summer soon passed, and I did not see it happen.

The leaves of youth have fallen and…

the sorrow of winter tears cover them in frost.

I still hear their distant cries,

and the smell of their season.

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July 25, 2012

Silhouettes and Soliloquies

by Worldly Winds
The Eerie Cold

The Eerie Cold (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m hiding in the shadows,

it’s where I long to be,

drifting into dreamscapes,

singing sad soliloquies.

I have my other life, you see?

I’ve lived it since a child;

It’s not quite real – that I know,poem,poems

but I’ve lived it for a while.

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