Posts tagged ‘journey’

August 16, 2019

Twenty Hours

by Jem Croucher

I’m on a train to Yorkshire
in bright sunshine for the day
Left when dawn was breaking
as it’s many miles away
Just shy of twenty hours
this working day for me
From the South Coast and then back again
by midnight hopefully

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March 27, 2019

About a journey

by Jem Croucher

I wrote about a journey
I started way back when
the words that found their way
to the pages from my pen
were from an adolescent
who hadn’t yet found life
yet wrote as though he knew it all
through torment, angst and strife

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February 11, 2019

The Trip

by Jem Croucher

The early start
the silent hour
the wind outside a-moan
The ticking clock
the coffee hot
the time to leave from home

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August 29, 2018

HAIKU: LIFE IS A PATHWAY

by thereluctantpoet

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By Charles Robert Lindholm


Life Is A Pathway

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May 17, 2018

Sojourn

by Megha's World
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I’m picking scabs
pieces,
leftovers,
little-little tiny pieces
stuck here and there
slipped and
stuck between the cracks
trying hard to get to them
using my bony fingers, knuckles and
what not,
December 20, 2017

Homeward Bound

by Jem Croucher

As stations go, the Lime Street one
here in Liverpool
is rather nice and will I’m sure
make some people drool
Architects and engineers and
railway history buffs
Will, weak of knee, pontificate
about minutiae stuff

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December 4, 2017

THERE ARE SECRETS I CAN’T TELL

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

There are secrets
I can’t ever tell, 

well,
at least not
until
I reach my
final destination
in hell 

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October 25, 2017

Snapshot

by Jem Croucher

Once more I am waiting
on a station, it’s dark
It’s been a long day
and I was up with the lark

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June 15, 2017

Rhythm of the rails

by Jem Croucher

Rhythm of the rails
strikes a resonant chord
Music for the morning
and the commuter hoard
Newspapers folded
Tablets fired up
with caffeine boosters
from paper cup
Gathering momentum
into the Weald
Heading for London
through Sussex field

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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 Renwick Berchild

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 Renwick Berchild

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 Renwick Berchild

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 Renwick Berchild

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

 

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

 

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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