Posts tagged ‘poetry blog’

June 18, 2018

Born to the sun revisited

by Jem Croucher

I’ve seen fifty-nine summers
and have loved every one
For back in the fifties
I was born to the sun

A child of a Thursday
I had far to go
But I’d hardly have guessed
what I now have to show

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June 17, 2018

Of planting and weeding and watching things grow

by Jem Croucher

Went to the allotment
the sun wasn’t there
But I attacked all the weeds
that had grown everywhere
And I planted nasturtiums
and more lavender too
To add to the ones which
from seedlings I grew

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June 16, 2018

New Music

by Jem Croucher

The quietness of the woodland brook
is always worth a second look

For with its trickle so it sings
and with it a new music brings

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June 15, 2018

Wandering

by Jem Croucher

Dappled sunlight
through the leaves
dances underneath
the trees

And with its movement
so do I
slowly as I
wander by

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June 14, 2018

This New Kind of Feeling

by Harry

Submitted by Priyanjali Gupta

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Never knew feelings could be this strong,
Never knew emotions that could pick me up, throw me around and blow me out.
Never knew this little inner voice,
Could make me murmur or make me shout.
Never knew love to have such force,
Never knew my senses could awaken this way.

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June 14, 2018

They Step On It.

by Harry

Submitted by Dawn Morris
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They ruin what’s inside me all the time.
My jealousies return like demons that live in my house…hiding.
I put my trust in someone, but they step on it, every time. Every time.
They have such callous hearts.

Your eyes are what pulled me in.
I felt like I had known you since the dawn of time.
But you were not mine.
And even though your words were beautiful…
She was your comfort zone, and so…
You stepped on it.

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June 14, 2018

Yellow Poppy

by Jem Croucher

Yellow poppy
growing wild
Pretty there
like it I smiled

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June 13, 2018

Contentment

by Jem Croucher

Tide comes, tide goes
Winds dies, wind blows
Water glistens, water rise
Hours pass, time flies

Down here, on the beach
all of this within my reach

Contentment

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June 12, 2018

Painting a poem

by Jem Croucher

Today I sat and watched the sea
and the colour of the sky
and the water and the sand
and the pebbles on the beach
gave me my words

So I painted a poem

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June 11, 2018

Life is colour

by Jem Croucher

In summer life is colour
yellows, blues and greens
Reflecting all around me
and the palettes I have seen

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June 10, 2018

Right time, right place

by Jem Croucher

In London quite early
(I was up with the lark)
So it’s still very quiet
in St James’ park

And just there by the lake
as I happenchanced by
A picture of heaven
for a smile and a cry

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June 9, 2018

Life is a beach (2)

by Jem Croucher

Glistening sand
beneath my feet
the tide goes out
and life is sweet

This early morning
on the shore
how could I ever
want for more?

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June 7, 2018

A day at the beach hut

by Jem Croucher

Spent a day at the beach hut
in the bright sun
It’s been renovated and
I’m pleased that it’s done

Painted bright turquoise
to reflect sky and sea
Hut 101 is really
a great place to be

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June 6, 2018

The seagull and me

by Jem Croucher

On the beach and a seagull
perched on a post
Him and me there
both making the most
of what has the promise
a fine day to be
one full of sunshine
for both him and me

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June 5, 2018

Water Flows

by Jem Croucher

In rippling brook the water flows
Whence it came I do not know
Suffice to say its pleasant sound
is quite the nicest thing around

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June 4, 2018

“I Wish”

by Harry

Submitted by Priyanjali Gupta

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All I ever wished for was a little wish to be happy. But now I wish that I might have well wished for another wish.
Because over the growing up years, through the childhood, the adolescent and the youth, the meaning of happiness has changed so many hands that I have lost count.
In the crowd of bitter sweet memories, when I peep through, I see that that simple wish made by a naive little girl of finding happiness never came quite true.
Maybe happiness is overrated or maybe it is like that forbidden fruit for some, but whatever may it be, in this part of my world, never saw it come.

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June 4, 2018

the crushed velvet theater

by Harry

Submitted by zaroffpoetry

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“25: the crushed velvet theater and emotions firing as fully automatic assault weapons into crowded sidewalk salutations”

I never thought the month of June
could jab hard as a boxer,
bark,
cage me in,
crushing bone,
just a paper box tacked on the calendar wall.

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June 4, 2018

Sussex Fields

by Jem Croucher

Sussex fields so
bright and green
nicest that I
think I’ve seen
And when the sun
breaks over hill
I think that they
are nicer still

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June 3, 2018

Waiting for the sun

by Jem Croucher

I’m waiting for
the sun to come
now the day
has just begun
It’s warming rays
to lift my soul
and amplify
to make me whole

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June 2, 2018

Quiet Times

by Jem Croucher

These quiet times
in morning light
when there is no one
else in sight
Just birdsong from
the hedge and tree
and peace and quiet
and only me

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June 1, 2018

Twelve Months Six

by Jem Croucher

No 11 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months’ series

Thursday’s child has far to go’
Something I had always known

Born of summer, summer’s child
Often wayward, always wild

My birth month June, the first today
Brings me out to dance and play

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May 31, 2018

Till Again We Meet!

by Harry

Submitted by Priyanjali Gupta

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There was a joy in being little,
There was a joy in being clueless.
There was a joy in looking up at you,
There was a joy in seeing your kindness.
There was a joy in having problems,
I knew you would find out a way.

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May 31, 2018

MElancholy

by Harry

Submitted by  Shivangi Priyadarshini

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Melancholy knocked the door of my heart.
And before I could open, she helped herself out.
Quick and rapid, she got inside.
Came as a guest and sat as the host,
Asked me to prepare her a delicious cuisine.
To make things easier, gave me the list of ingredients –
Regret, failure, betrayal, broken.

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May 31, 2018

Bumblebee

by Jem Croucher

It’s peaceful here
my special place
the bright sunshine
warm in my face

Birdsong in the
trees around
The fresh mown grass
green on the ground

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May 30, 2018

Spectacular II

by Jem Croucher

Sitting in my garden
blank pages in my book
waiting for my words to fill
from everywhere I look
There’s inspiration ’round me
don’t have to look too far
as life is quite exciting
if not spectacular

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May 29, 2018

the white in his eyes

by Harry

Submitted by Laraib un Nisa

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Remember the white in his eyes
The blue in his skin and the black in his heart
Remember the sweetness of his lips and the thorns on his fingers
Remember that he was all you ever wanted and all that he never was

May 29, 2018

A sea of inspiration

by Harry

Submitted by nadiya rauf
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A sea of inspiration flooded my brain
My pen started writing itself
A train of thoughts
A train of words
Started forming on a piece of paper
A chance to get things of my chest

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May 29, 2018

Aloof on the roof

by Jem Croucher

A seagull came this morning
and perched up on the roof
A picture with the blue behind
quite proud and yes, aloof

So pleased I had my camera
to capture him up there
and then that special moment
with you good folk to share

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