Posts tagged ‘life’

October 7, 2022

Joy in Kettle

by Venkat

Joint Poetry by Venkataraman L.N. and Joseph Kurian


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October 6, 2022

Golden Memories

by Venkat

Joint Poetry by Venkataraman L.N. and Joseph Kurian


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October 5, 2022

Road to Top

by Venkat

Joint Poetry by Venkataraman L.N. and Joseph Kurian


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October 3, 2022

Aimless Dreams

by Venkat

Joint Poetry by Venkataraman L.N. and Joseph Kurian


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October 2, 2022

God is Joy

by Venkat

Joint Poetry by Venkataraman L.N. and Joseph Kurian


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October 1, 2022

Dream Immortal

by Venkat

Joint Poetry by Venkataraman L.N. and Joseph Kurian


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September 29, 2022

Sands of All

by Venkat

Joint Poetry by Venkataraman L.N. and Joseph Kurian


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September 28, 2022

Mouse repatriation

by Jem Croucher
We'd heard scampering for several days
and the evidence was there
crumbs in all the cupboards as 
our food they'd come to share
But really they weren't welcome
so we brought some humane traps
and tempting them with biscuits
we caught the little chaps
Then one by one I introduced them
to the garden there to learn
the repatriation one way trip
and never to return

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September 28, 2022

Yell On The Beach

by Venkat

Joint Poetry by Venkataraman L.N. and Joseph Kurian


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September 9, 2022

Dancing to life (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

5 of 10 in the ‘Music II’ series from Jemverse

I danced on a quay at Emsworth
playing a really big drum
The crowds from the town all following us
and everyone having fun

I danced with Pride in Brighton
‘neath a rainbow coloured flag
The crowds of people partying
in the sun made me feel glad

September 7, 2022

Tipple (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

3 of 10 in the ‘Music II’ series from Jemverse

In these fragile days of Autumn
When I am flustered by strong gales
There’s something to look forward to
The partaking of fine ales

A tipple of an evening
When the weather is like this
Gives a little taste of summer
With its happiness and bliss

September 6, 2022

Constant (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

2 of 10 in the ‘Music II’ series from Jemverse

Music knows no boundaries
It cares not how I feel
It has but one sole purpose
To cure all and to heal.

It will lift me and console me
It will always be a friend
It will surprise me and amaze me
For its wisdom knows no end.

September 5, 2022

Lifting (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

1 of 10 in the ‘Music II’ series from Jemverse

Like a strong hand to lift my soul
Music comes again
And as my rock begins to roll
Sunshine comes to play

Like a fishing net to catch my blues
Music drains away
All the cobwebs which have gathered
In the corridors of grey

August 27, 2022

Raison d’être

by Jem Croucher
In my solace and respite
with the sun streaming in
I'm at home in my room
as you'll see from my grin
for all that is in here
is here to bring joy
with things I've collected
since I was a boy

August 25, 2022

Complete II

by Jem Croucher
In my garden at nightfall
when the sun has just set
and the heat of the day still remains
I find solace and respite
as on my bench with repose
I appreciate all of life's gains

August 17, 2022

A life worth living (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

3 of 10 in ‘The lavender series’ from Jemverse

I might see a roaring wave
or a flower on the breeze
or a smile as something happens
or something brings me to my knees

I might feel a mountain
or a feather floating by
I might spill a thousand tears
as their beauty makes me cry

August 11, 2022

No chumps here

by Jem Croucher
In the cold frame go the seeds
which I have today just sown
the frame that was just two weeks gone
with brambles overgrown

Elsewhere as day by day we toil
and clear a a little more
the plots are getting ready 
for a winter crop in store

July 24, 2022

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by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

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June 27, 2022

Pearl

by Jem Croucher
Thirty years ago today
two star-crossed lovers wed
and as years passed their love it grew
throughout the life they led
So to celebrate their special day
a pearl of best persuasion
for this their anniversary 
befits this grand occasion

June 25, 2022

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by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

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June 14, 2022

Small chap waddling

by Jem Croucher
A little chap waddled by the lakeside today
whilst I was eating my lunch
his gait had a purpose as he tucked his head down
which was evident there with a hunch
For just out of shot in the shade of the trees
a mother goose watched with an eye
as her offspring fought bravely to catch her back up
whilst the world there at large wandered by

May 30, 2022

Surprise

by Jem Croucher
So as I sit here writing poems
casting my life into words
capturing nuance as it transpires
from mundane to the absurd
for this it is my passion
a thing I've always done
never still my pen has been
since I was just begun
and long my it continue
for my essence in here lies
always finding things to say
to bring joy and yes, surprise

May 24, 2022

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by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

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May 18, 2022

Eurovision 22

by Jem Croucher
Watching Eurovision Twenty Two
aghast with whoops and cheers
we watched as UK on the boards
got its first points in years
Every time a twelve was called
to UK, loud we hailed
for this history in the making
that our 'spaceman' had regaled
Yet, saying that, the public vote
to place the winning sound
was absolutely justified
when Ukraine's turn came round

May 17, 2022

Release

by Jem Croucher
I'm sitting down in Obi's field
as the vice across my chest
has returned with bitter vengeance
so I really need the rest
I've found a lovely spot though
by the fence amongst the yellow
where I can sit and watch the
running of the happy fellow
And breathing deep the Sussex air
I feel the vice break free
releasing all the pressure
that this asthma brings to me

May 16, 2022

Camber Sands

by Jem Croucher
For a birthday treat our children
took us to Camber Sands
a weekend at Badger Cottage
neath the sand dunes tall and grand
They'd all kept it a secret
but it's known and open now
as the six of us are here
with our dog cos he's allowed

May 13, 2022

Tri-Haiku XXXVIII (Friday)

by Jem Croucher
And so to Friday
for a switch-off come lunchtime
into the weekend

And breathe deep, relax
soak up the fact that this is
deliciously mine

And so it will be
to use wisely and enjoy
pending the new week

May 12, 2022

Guaranteed

by Jem Croucher
Never a dull day, an adage to hold
whether skies be bright blue or all grey
keep a smile on the face and a glint in the eye
is something to live by each day
Sometime it is harder than others I know
but there's always a place there to find
just a 'je ne sais quoi' or other obscure
to help you relax and unwind
And that glint in the eye, may it never fade
six decades truthful to me
so just give it a chance, try it out for a day
and you'll notice the change, guaranteed