Poetry

The Rickety Fence

Like an old rickety fence I am In a gentle wind I move  Swaying this way and that  πŸŒ‘ In blustery gusts I sway further, creaking  But upright I stay πŸŒ‘ How I fear the stormΒ  My old timbers may not hold A lifetime of battering has done its worse  πŸŒ‘ But if the storm […]

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Wednesday

A God of times past Woden was his name The Anglo Saxons celebrated his fame πŸŒ‘ Today he is remembered by a day of the week Woden’s Day became Wednesday so his name we still speak πŸŒ‘ The old Gods as they are known left their mark long after they sat on the throne

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Simple Pilgrim

Just a simple pilgrim of life I am A sojourner of dreams  A wayfarer of thoughts  πŸŒ‘ The wonder of words is my loveΒ  The magic of music is my muse  The enchantment of art is my saviour  πŸŒ‘ The unnecessity of antagonism is my adversityΒ  The constancy of conflict is my nemesis  The abundance […]

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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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Silver White

Silver white in the haze Magical and mystical  it is impossible not to gaze With the bright sun reflecting  your majestic horn appears ablaze πŸŒ‘ With a heart so pure  even evil is afraid You help to reassure  there is good when we feel unsure πŸŒ‘ As the gusty wind blew  I’m sure  I saw […]

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The Snare

To have your strength of heart For we crave the glorious smell of freedom To force our chains to expel πŸŒ‘ To have your keen sight For we desire to be shrewdly aware of mischief To sidestep humanity’s snare πŸŒ‘ With your spirit we are united You protect us from being unsighted

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Seven Years

Abchanchu sneers through the blackness nature retreats from his sight For he is the dark the night the not living πŸŒ‘ With each solemn step grass dies underfoot murkiness left behind no life just the absence of all πŸŒ‘ Even the moon hides so not to be observed The apparition consumes all that catches his […]

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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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Roam

Adorable cutes of the Indian Ocean Their cuddly faces cause a delightful emotion πŸŒ‘ Madagascar is their home We need save their habitat so they can continue to roam πŸŒ‘ Humankind in it’s β€œwisdom” Destroys the rain forests to expand its kingdom πŸŒ‘ As King Julien would say β€œThey are aliens! Savage aliens from the […]

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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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The Jester

Keeping up appearances is what we do Whilst on the inside our mood is completely blue πŸŒ‘ We smile and chat as if all is fine The reality is not so benign πŸŒ‘ We are the jester all happy and content but in our mind we are suffering anguish and torment πŸŒ‘ We all need […]

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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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Support

Did I conceal Once yes, but not now It was my hidden secret For too long, far too long πŸŒ‘ My illness hidden from my family, friends nearly took my life πŸŒ‘ Many mistakes I made Firstly not accepting, recognising That I needed help πŸŒ‘ Then I craved support but never asked πŸŒ‘ My mistakes […]

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Mental Health

Are you ok is what people ask Whilst you hide your true feelings behind your face mask πŸŒ‘ You don’t want to be a burden or seen as weak So yes you answer even though all you want to do is weep πŸŒ‘ We all shouldn’t have to feel this way But have the confidence […]

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The Sum

Sparkling eyes unclouded by hate Radiant mouth closed to spite Pure thoughts are consecrate πŸŒ‘ Is this the ideal being When I look in the mirror that is not whom I’m seeing πŸŒ‘ Faults, contradictions and flaws permeate my heart and soul Nevertheless I’m more than the sum of the whole

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