Poetry

Unnoticed

Feelings I have Thoughts in abundance In person I seem aloof Distant Preoccupied πŸŒ‘ I don’t speak unless I feel something is worthy I am overlooked Not seen πŸŒ‘ I prefer it that way πŸŒ‘ I am the person you never notice

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The King

A Briton King of old his name long lost in time Songs were sung in his honour generations after he died πŸŒ‘ The King lived and ruled in Cumbria as now known He was a generous and fair Lord of the Hill Throne πŸŒ‘ A warrior of renown fearless and strong with his oak shield […]

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The Pact

As the Spirit draws near uncertainty permeates the mind An avalanche of doubts maybe this pact should have been declined πŸŒ‘ Too late to have regrets that time has parted A choice has been made one that is definitely not for the faint hearted

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The Little Raft

The rickety raft ricochets over rapids untamed The furious force seeks to have all reclaimed πŸŒ‘ The little raft bravely battles the swell An uneven match Goliath vs the eggshell πŸŒ‘ The relentless fury roars and screams Whilst our indomitable friend pursues its dreams

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Wally

Wally the Badger was lost around town He had an awfully deep set frown πŸŒ‘ Luckily Wally was once a Sett Scout He opened his satchel had a rummage about πŸŒ‘ Out he pulled a pocket watch of old He shook his head For that was as useful as a blindfold πŸŒ‘ He rummaged again […]

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Threatened

What a wonder she is Silently following her course A goddess in white A glistening blue sapphire πŸŒ‘ She is ageless, graceful Calm yet powerful A force of nature πŸŒ‘ She glistens in the midday sun A bright star in a cloudless night A sparkling diamond in a special ring πŸŒ‘ A phenomenon an enigma […]

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Pollination

Busy busy is the Bumble Bee pollinating for you and me πŸŒ‘ Flutter flutter goes the Butterfly pollinating in the plants so high πŸŒ‘ Bustle bustle the Beetle here and there pollinating without limelight and flair πŸŒ‘ Just a few who without we would be lost Let’s pray they prosper and keep our fingers crossed

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The Barrow

From the prehistoric Barrow our otherworldly Ancestor came To cross the grassy ditch find the way home his aim πŸŒ‘ No one knew why he woke sleepless he had become He steadfastly headed home to the beat of the Universe’s drum

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Strolling

Strolling strolling down the path she goes πŸŒ‘ Ambling ears twitching back forth back forth πŸŒ‘ Cool as a cucumber alert as a meercat πŸŒ‘ strolling strolling strolling

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The Deep Dark Pit

Some of us have been down the deep dark pit more times than we wish to recall Each time though we have clawed our way out rather than quit πŸŒ‘ The pit which has no common name does not define who or what we are We are who we want to be our destiny is […]

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The River Valley

The monsoon engulfed River Valley is lost lost in location lost in time πŸŒ‘ Lush dense foliage alive with life Iridescent running water free from pollution Nature has not learnt to fear man πŸŒ‘ For humankind has never found never disturbed never damaged

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The Painting

The eyes glanced to and fro or so it seemed The eyes belonged to a man painted in oil who in life was never redeemed πŸŒ‘ The man in black no one knew his name had existed in that painting since the very day he had died in shame πŸŒ‘ For centuries he had watched […]

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Theft

A paradox some of us are The real us is not what you see from afar πŸŒ‘ Those who don’t know see us as a bore Whereas we are childlike and much much more πŸŒ‘ The magic of youth has never quite left We haven’t succumbed to world weariness theft

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Paradox

Our faith is our heart Our courage comes from our faith πŸŒ‘ Our belief is our knowledge Our path follows our belief πŸŒ‘ Our sanity comes from peace Peace is found in our heart πŸŒ‘ Our spirit is our aura Our aura is found in our faith πŸŒ‘ Our values are our own Derived from […]

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The Reflection

Is it real Is it imagined As I gaze into your surface It’s not a reflection I see πŸŒ‘ I see Something indistinct but familiar From this world but not πŸŒ‘ I look away distracted As I look back at your surface I see me

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The Rocky Hill

Birth death In between each and every Breath πŸŒ‘ Unsteadily we roam the tightrope of Life in an effort to find our soul’s true home πŸŒ‘ Veering between the Dark and the Light we seek a path to that which is hopeful and bright πŸŒ‘ The path we choose is unique to each and all […]

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The Serpent

The Serpent of Life Constricts without liberation πŸŒ‘ We struggle to free ourselves The more we wrestle the tighter the Serpent becomes πŸŒ‘ To overcome the Serpent Faith and hope within should be discovered ignited

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We Will Never Be

We will never be Warriors peace rests in our core πŸŒ‘ We will never be Haters understanding permeates our thoughts πŸŒ‘ We will never be Perfect self-awareness exists in us πŸŒ‘ We always be Ourselves true to who we are

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The Weary Mole

We peek out of our bunkers like weary moles Blinking into the light to see the shine of a new dawn πŸŒ‘ Our eyes may be red unable to focus We may be disorientated confused πŸŒ‘ But like the weary mole we have a conundrum To head back down into our hole and hide from […]

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The Lords of War

In whose name do they fight Differences they can only settle by might πŸŒ‘ Levellers of destruction The Lords of War Causing carnage laughing bathing in the gore πŸŒ‘ No mandate no plebiscite The Lords of War humanity’s most terrible blight

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Smoke

Clear smoke muffles our sight Paradoxical noise blurs our hearing πŸŒ‘ Eyes tightly closed allows us to see Ears completely blocked allows us to hear

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Time

As I step back through time I see what once was simple garments wood being chopped πŸŒ‘ My hand wielding the axe the clothing is mine A beard I feel rough and unkempt πŸŒ‘ As I look I see not a soul just trees just the Earth πŸŒ‘ When there is no clue Is this […]

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A Glimpse

Is it darkness I see For my eyes are tightly shut Just emptiness nothing more πŸŒ‘ Yet I sense more Dancing lights and shadows I can behold πŸŒ‘ Just a deception of the mind But could be more A glimpse into someplace unknown

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Kaleidoscope of Many Things

What am I? A husband father friend πŸŒ‘ I’m a kaleidoscope of many things None shine brightly The whole is a dull shimmering light With occasional flares of colour πŸŒ‘ I’m a chameleon to many I am what you want Different for each person But that is not me πŸŒ‘ I am a kaleidoscope of […]

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The Eyes

Smothering air Spectral darkness Isolated Lost πŸŒ‘ A wrong turn taken, dead end found Decision, retrace steps or wait in the ghostly gloom πŸŒ‘ Foot steps heard a distance away but seemingly getting closer πŸŒ‘ Silence maybe misheard, mistaken just paranoia setting in Calm returns πŸŒ‘ Breathing slows heartbeat softens The panic has retreated πŸŒ‘ […]

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