Mischief Maker of Yggdrasil

Spreading gossip you run up and down the Tree causing mischief with considerable glee πŸŒ‘ You are Ratatoskr Yggdrasil is your domain Drill-tooth or Bore-tooth is your common name πŸŒ‘ Between Eagle and Serpent from top to bottom messages are passed twisted but never forgotten πŸŒ‘ The mischievous squirrel from Norse lore trying to stir […]

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Our Lady of the Copse

The willowy willow is her shield The chanting birds are her eyes She is the lady of the copse Mother to the wise πŸŒ‘ She is hidden but in sight for those who dare to peer into the light πŸŒ‘ Her appearance reflects what you desire but be warned for the impure it may be […]

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The Horde

From the Sky our Hero falls sword in hand preparing to face the menacing marauding band πŸŒ‘ The Earth shakes under foot as he lands Slowly he rises and with his full height he stands πŸŒ‘ Shadows hide from the uncompromising stare Creatures look to the sky wishing for salvation in prayer πŸŒ‘ There he […]

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The Archeologist

With sweat on his brow the archeologist digs slowly methodically moving buried twigs πŸŒ‘ He mops his neck as the Sun beats down His face tired wearing a frown πŸŒ‘ Deeper still delicately moving soil his touches something which he tries not to spoil πŸŒ‘ Slowly carefully he uncovers his find in his soul he […]

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The Balm of Life

The morn gazing through the window not a soul to be seen the trees gently swaying the sky ghostly grey πŸŒ‘ The Cat next to me curled up quietly snoring dreaming of the hunt I suspect πŸŒ‘ The morn a time of peace quiet contemplation The soul refreshing Balm of Life

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The Amulet

Lost, it is sought a treasure of lore The golden amulet of the White Centaur πŸŒ‘ An unknown artisan crafted the prize It is said it was made for the wisest of the wise πŸŒ‘ The fables say it has magical powers For it can alter time turn days into hours πŸŒ‘ Where it is […]

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Plane of Dreams

With a yawn darkness closes in on me The world of consciousness is left I visit the plane of dreams πŸŒ‘ On my travels I see much I hear much πŸŒ‘ Whether I take heed of the wisdom conveyed another matter But messages there are πŸŒ‘ For the plane of dreams tells us much we […]

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The Librarian

The Librarian shuffles πŸŒ‘ His long rough beard white as snow His unkempt hair white speckled grey His robe once white now a tired brown πŸŒ‘ The Librarian watches πŸŒ‘ Eager prying blue eyes observe Keen sharp ears listen Old gnarled hands clasp a jewelled topped staff πŸŒ‘ The Librarian’s presence is felt πŸŒ‘ Why […]

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The Weary Knight

Weary the old grey knight hangs up his sword his shield in the shape of a kite πŸŒ‘ Days of conflict past As he looks back on life he is downcast πŸŒ‘ War is all he has known killing blood bone πŸŒ‘ Reflecting on what he has been he sees his life existence all as […]

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Reach

We know you are there Keeping our soul true Hidden but seen For we can feel you πŸŒ‘ Quietly and subtlety You guide our journey And give us assistance when all is stormy πŸŒ‘ Who you are is only known to each For you are there if we reach

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Riddle

Missing There is something missing πŸŒ‘ Some are happy to just exist For others they know they are more πŸŒ‘ What though Is the question And the answer is unknown πŸŒ‘ They know they are not meant to be what they are πŸŒ‘ But don’t know what they are meant to be πŸŒ‘ It’s a […]

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Ecosystem

The forest comes crashing down the earth trembles This is what our mind at its worst resembles πŸŒ‘ The flowers are in bloom the sky is blue This is our mind when the light shines though πŸŒ‘ When our mind suffers an ecosystem shift we all need understanding and a loving lift

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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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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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Renaissance

Renaissance from darkness to light Humanism and Greek philosophy was the spark that made you shine so bright πŸŒ‘ You brought Science, architecture and art Leonardo de Vinci, Michelangelo Florence was the birthplace of your magnificent heart πŸŒ‘ We still owe a debt of gratitude for the wonders you gave From dark to light fortune […]

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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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The Threadbare Backpack

The threadbare backpack Straps hanging loose Too much weight it has carried For far too long πŸŒ‘ The urge to please An intolerable load The urge to care A heavy burden πŸŒ‘ There is still some life in the old backpack yet More journeys to travel More encumbrance to bear

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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 Lion

Where did all go wrong? Disagreements a pastime  Antagonism a belief  Apathy a life choice  πŸŒ‘ Extremism on the rise  Tensions increasing  The world slowly dying  Metaphorical fires aplenty  πŸŒ‘ The quiet majority Decent, honest, caring  Voiceless  Trying to be heard over the bedlam πŸŒ‘ Their roar needs to be heard  Their heart needs to […]

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Compass

Which way? North, South, East, West  πŸŒ‘ It’s difficult to locate the path Which will give me contentment and rest πŸŒ‘ Meandering from here to there, lost in the menagerie Hoping my compass is true and will guide me to my destiny πŸŒ‘ My honest companion, navigate my travels to the end The journey will […]

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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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