Posts tagged ‘journey’

March 17, 2017

A Blessing: Yol Bolsun

by scatterednotebooks

May there be a road
May your path always be clear
May your journey never fail
May your trail not disappear

May there be a road
May your burdens all be light

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March 1, 2017

Back to Newcastle

by Jem Croucher

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On my way back to Newcastle
today on the train
I’m prepared for the cold
but it looks more like rain

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December 21, 2016

Big blue double-decker bus

by Jem Croucher

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Heading into Worthing on
a big blue double-decker bus
My transport for this morning
as there are no trains because
the buggers are on strike again
No Christmas spirit there
No sparkle and no smiles as
Southern Rail just do not care

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December 13, 2016

Finding your sublime

by Jem Croucher

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Yes, I know it’s winter out there
and it’s miserable and wet
But with your imagination
A little summer I can get
It’s really not that difficult
your mind’s eye is what you need
and a willingness to just let go
and listen as agreed

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November 23, 2016

Fourteen hours

by Jem Croucher

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Five thirty in the morning
and I’m out and on my way
It is cold and pretty brittle
at this early time of day
On a train that’s bound for London
warm and cosy here inside
Though my journey takes me northward
to West Yorkshire there I ride

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October 13, 2016

Running Leaf Above the Moor

by A. Marie

She says I am the leaf sent out to sail the air across the moor.

Quietude and Rolling are my calling, to be tossed and savaged
like the sea.

Respite is a foreigner, who gallops as a steed
far from my body, as if it were the conduit of its destruction.

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September 22, 2016

Heading Home

by A. Marie

I take the square window and fold it up,
Tuck it inside the small cupboard upon my left lung
And under my heart. The road is a leviathan’s tail
Serpentine across the North American continent,

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August 29, 2016

Departures

by Jem Croucher

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We’re sitting in Departures
waiting for our flight
We’re feeling quite excited
just like we were last night

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August 21, 2016

Sans ubiquity

by Jem Croucher

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That’s a highbrow way of saying
I’ll not be here awhile
But it won’t be for long and
I’ll return soon with a smile

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April 25, 2016

Where the Wind goes, so I shall go.

by A. Marie

Where the wind goes
So I will go.

If Harmatten calls,
So I depart. The Sahara a cradle so I shall lay.

Should the Westerly
Steal me outright, and collide me with
A forest, a field, a turbine blade

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April 21, 2016

The Green and Blue

by A. Marie

There is the smell
Of moss and green. A color
Like a thief. Stealing land, smothering
Hillsides and the trees. This
Essence, the Qi, of the
Leaf and blade, settles here
(On my breast) and cracks me open
To lift my heart.

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February 16, 2016

Train a-trundles

by Jem Croucher

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Train a-trundles daily
inland from the sea
cross a river, through the fields
familiar to me
A journey I know all too well
although it differs every day
as the scenery  changes
when the weather has its say

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January 18, 2016

Walls and Doors

by Venkat

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Every layer of brick
not a wall

Every opening
not a door

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December 12, 2015

The first step

by Jem Croucher

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No hesitation here
No holding back
A firm foot forward
There’s nothing I lack
No niggling doubts
No worries or lows
No fear of unknown
No concerns and no woes

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November 4, 2015

Those Little Men

by Venkat

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You make the moon
As you should
And I make the stars
As I should

In doing so
We behold the same night
With our backs on the same grass

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October 24, 2015

The rollercoaster ride

by Jem Croucher

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In the razor sharp clarity
of a crisp autumn morn
An erudite moment
of instinct was born
A momentary feeling
captured and held
Crystallised into form
to fashion and meld

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October 19, 2015

Senior Moments III

by Jem Croucher

 

Just had a senior moment
Whilst writing poems in my book
Noticed I’d just missed my stop
Glancing up to take a look

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October 10, 2015

Thank goodness for i-Pods

by Jem Croucher

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I have six hours of travelling
to the North East again
As I’m bound for Newcastle
on a Virgin fast train

I’ll pass the time writing
a poem or two
Or watch the world passing
outside, like you do

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September 16, 2015

Wobble

by Venkat

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I am a nut
Wound into several grooves
Barring a few

Wobbling the wheel I hold
Called life

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August 12, 2015

Paths Not Taken

by graypoet

We walk along the path of life’s journey
Not always sure just what we might see
At times we are eager to run on ahead
Wondering with who or what we will be.

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July 7, 2015

Secret grin

by Jem Croucher

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Golden rays from the sun on a towerblock landscape
The city rests from the day
And suit-clad workers on the train rattle by
The twenty-past eight on its way

The tannoys are quiet now, the sirens at rest
A brittle peace settles in
But there, in the silence of commuter unrest
A man sits alone with his grin

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June 23, 2015

Sunshine

by Jem Croucher

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It’s not the most attractive view
But the sunshine doesn’t care
For it beams on me regardless
When at home or out elsewhere

Earlier on it was in Telford
Up in Shropshire, far away
Whilst I waited from my train to come
At the end of a full day

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May 20, 2015

A grand day out

by Jem Croucher

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We’re on a train to London
Six Crouchers and a Jones
We’ve had a cup of coffee
and we’ve charged up all our phones
We’ve eaten all the crisps
and played some guessing games
And when the train passed by the airport
we marvelled at the planes

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April 30, 2015

The Gate of Love

by Dorinda Duclos

Walk the Path Beside me
The Gate of Love awaits
No Longer are we Parted
We’ve come to Find our Fate

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April 23, 2015

Travelling

by Jem Croucher

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Travelling to my office
Every day upon the train
I get to see the Sussex hills
and smile at them again
Their undulating rise and fall
The many fields of green
Quite the best view, I would say
That I have ever seen

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April 15, 2015

Marvellous (haiku)

by Jem Croucher

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Hope today will be
full of marvellous wonder
(travelling again)

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April 3, 2015

Cancelled

by Jem Croucher

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And yet again another train
gets cancelled as I leave
It’s becoming quite a habit
And I’m feeling a bit peeved

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March 27, 2015

Happy thoughts

by Jem Croucher

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Another journey, ears are cold
Morning’s here (or so I’m told)
Five forty-five, a half light’s here
Find the time, get back in gear

Another train, a few more miles
Put on brave face, greet it with smiles
Find some words, write them down
as on I go to London town

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