Poetry

Otso

A furious uproar echoes like rolling thunder A storm heads closer the land shakes under πŸŒ‘ Birds seek refuge high in the sky For they can hear the storm is nearby πŸŒ‘ Mammals scatter this way and that Some do full turns like an acrobat πŸŒ‘ Trees push roots to move away In their panic […]

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The Boy, The Man

The boy, the man wandered through life in a fog of despair a maelstrom of emotions consumed overwhelming him crushing the life πŸŒ‘ The man let go of wants, needs Just soared on the path of life That was enough

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Tears

As dew drips off a leaf the tears trickle down her face A gentle flowing stream becomes a waterfall of emotion πŸŒ‘ As the sun rises in the morn a smile blossoms on her face The new dawn becomes the glorious midday sun πŸŒ‘ For these were tears of joy

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The Melancholic Cavern

The raging noise rapid white water thrashing rocks cascading down The melancholic cavern roof cannot be seen πŸŒ‘ For the darkness is suffocating πŸŒ‘ There is an eerie feeling of being watched an unseen presence felt πŸŒ‘ For within the darkness two large eyes observe πŸŒ‘ The cavern dragon is here

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The Dashing Rabbit

With a skip, a jump and a hop the rabbit dashes and flies over field and under hedge Surveying with her wide eyes πŸŒ‘ The brown and white blur hightails back to her abode She doesn’t stop to pause as she scurries across the road πŸŒ‘ With a leap and a dive she plows into […]

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The Veil

As her sandals walk the dusty trail Her mind is hidden behind her veil πŸŒ‘ They say she has a heart of thorns They shout she is daemon born πŸŒ‘ She is just a girl lost in time The subject of this little rhyme

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Bob

Bob the Caterpillar awoke on a stinging nettle he knew to survive he would need all his mettle πŸŒ‘ Bob munched and crunched until his tummy was full His cocoon was glued with silk rather than wool πŸŒ‘ After a few days sleep Bob awoke to find he was now a Butterfly bright coloured beautifully […]

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Our Mystical Friend

Little deer with you at our side we are gentle not defined by our pride πŸŒ‘ You help us be true and kind to be sensitive not blind πŸŒ‘ You give us intuition to see clearly without the fog that muddles the weary πŸŒ‘ We have your innocence to see the world as a child […]

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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 Hamster on the Wheel

I once knew a man who always chased the next metaphorical High πŸŒ‘ For the moment of Happiness eons of Sadness followed in its wake πŸŒ‘ The cycle was relentless like a Hamster on a Wheel πŸŒ‘ One day the man choose to step off the Wheel

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The Bully

The words you use do you know the affect the damage πŸŒ‘ You say that’s not what I meant I didn’t mean it But said it you did πŸŒ‘ Each word is Ice aimed at our hearts targeted with precision πŸŒ‘ The look of innocence when challenged But you know exactly what you do

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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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Befuddled

I spend most time in a state of confusion discombobulated flummoxed befuddled πŸŒ‘ I have a puzzled expression chiselled in woozy lines The world makes no sense to me πŸŒ‘ I wouldn’t have it any other way

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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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The Now

This poem is now not the past not the future As I sit listening πŸŒ‘ Locked in my room at my desk dealing with tittle tattle I hear πŸŒ‘ Looking at my computer reading emails watching messages pop up Laughter is heard πŸŒ‘ I stop listen become engulfed in happiness

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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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Senses

I think we must be blind We don’t see the world as others do We see conflict, suffering  πŸŒ‘ I think we must be deaf We don’t hear the world as others do We hear cries for help, pleas  πŸŒ‘ I think we must be voiceless  Our voices are unheard  We shout but are just […]

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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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Building Bricks of Dreams

Building bricks of dreams A childhood filled with any fantasy small hands could build πŸŒ‘ Cars, planes, various types of boat houses Once even a castle with a moat πŸŒ‘ Imagination overdrive Any time any place could be built From medieval sieges to a F1 race πŸŒ‘ The building bricks of dreams A treasure to […]

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Seconds

Seconds become minutes minutes become hours hours become days days become years πŸŒ‘ As I reflect I see what I have been Consider what has been achieved πŸŒ‘ All those seconds so few memories Time lost into a void an existence of nothing πŸŒ‘ So I vow makes use of the days Days become hours […]

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Swaying

The gentle movement draws me in πŸŒ‘ The slow hypnotic methodical swaying mesmerises πŸŒ‘ Just focused on the motion I feel serenity wash over me πŸŒ‘ For a moment or two Any troubles dissipate into the void

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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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The Unturned Stone

The unturned stone A conundrum to turn or not to turn πŸŒ‘ Curiosity encourages the turning Caution warns to leave alone πŸŒ‘ Whichever we choose consequences reside under the stone

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Wandering

Epiphany I have had Once again I lost myself I hadn’t noticed πŸŒ‘ Lost in the fog of life priorities mis-shuffled inconsequencial’s important πŸŒ‘ Path I’ve never had one I’m happy to meander Wandering as myself I am again

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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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Newborn

Our lives are in reverse We are purest when born πŸŒ‘ No prejudice No preconception Just wonder πŸŒ‘ As we grow purity diminishes as life is experienced πŸŒ‘ To be pure as a newborn

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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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The Lists

As I sit and reflect I make a list Depression tick Anxiety tick Suicidal twice tick πŸŒ‘ Now I tear up the list start afresh Love tick Hope tick Future most definitely tick πŸŒ‘ We must always remember to make two lists tick

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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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Flee

A solitary soul at peace when he is alone He doesn’t comb his hair nor wear smelly cologne πŸŒ‘ But don’t get me wrong he is not a slob He just can’t see the point of covering his hair with blob πŸŒ‘ Some would say his clothes have seen better days But hey clothes were […]

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Faith

The young boy cries unhappiness and sadness invades his soul a parasite of darkness πŸŒ‘ As I look I wish to speak to him tell him what will be there will be a cure the parasite can be defeated πŸŒ‘ Faith is the cure faith in yourself deep within well hidden but it is there […]

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The Ember

The whirlpool swirled around me I was lifted higher and higher My soul awoke with a tremor πŸŒ‘ After decades of slumber barely seen ember burst into flame πŸŒ‘ The long sleep was finally over

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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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Autumn Leaves

As gusts scatter the autumn leaves the storm sweeps away our sanity In a cruel twist we watch it disperse πŸŒ‘ As the cyclone does it’s worse we build the barricades but to no avail The walls come crumbling down

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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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