Poem: Lies

Words and actions – unmatched. The truth is shrouded in mystery. So far back in history, That I begin to doubt myself. The effort applied to closing my ears and eyes, While you reveal a lie, concealing what should, Be known. Why spend more time, more energy, Entangling yourself in a web of secrecy? ForContinue reading “Poem: Lies”

Poem – ‘Try’

Swallowing pride, Suppressing suggestions of surrendering, To the doubts damning me from within.   An attempt to achieve, Guised more as an attack on my ego, Failure must be coupled with Cheshire cat’s grin.    To try, An action well-known to the brave. Yet not even an acquaintance of I nor him.    Trying toContinue reading “Poem – ‘Try’”

A Poem About Love

Love. Imaginary, or a force of nature? Like the idea of ‘consciousness’. Are they both just falsehoods, Or truly realities experienced by those favoured?   Love. As comforting as a hot bowl of soup, On a cold frosty evening. In its absence we are all but, Lost souls, floating on rafts destined for sinking.  Continue reading “A Poem About Love”

Poetry: Change

A leopard can change its spots. But cheetahs never do. Changing your mind is one thing. But changing your heart, is about as easy as making a mountain move.   2020 A new year, a new you. This year will be different. A false promise? Or does here lie the truth?   Do you needContinue reading “Poetry: Change”

Poem: Winter

  Cheeks flushed crimson, Embers crackle, As the smoke billows beyond the seams of the Oak smoked door.   A faint glow from within the forest, The little cottage. Offering temporary relief, From a permanent frost.   Brave the wind, the rain and the snow. A feat too difficult for now. Yet a necessity forContinue reading “Poem: Winter”

Poem: Stress

Stress. The subtle strangler. It manifests itself in many ways. A fabrication of the mind. Sending cortisol coursing through our veins. Life – so full of precious pressures. So petty, so small, minute. ‘A busy life is a happy one.’ A lie disguised as truth.

Poem: Home

Where is ‘home’? Is home my little brick house by the sea, corroded by gale gusts and seagulls? Is home the place in my mind, that place noone else can see of? Does my heart lead me home, where my parents still reside? Or if migrated, is it instead the place where I first beganContinue reading “Poem: Home”

Poem: A Parent’s Love

A Parent’s Love Embers of amor engulf us as you touch my face once more. Held in your arms as closely as the day on which I was born. You have loved me from the moment my heart began beating. A childhood spent with you, If only time could be repeated. Although I will growContinue reading “Poem: A Parent’s Love”

Poem: Anger

Teeth grit like vice grips on steel. The metallic hiss rings unforgivingly long. I raise my hands to the air Empty handed I surrender. Empty handed I look for answers. Yet none rings true for this. Like a swinging pendulum I’m hot and then cold Impatience – an unwelcome friend yet makes itself all tooContinue reading “Poem: Anger”

Poem: Rejection

Stinging like the barb of a hornet, Heckles on my neck, shocked, stand upright. I’m in disbelief.   Stormy skies swirl above me, My mind, clouded with an overcast of doubt. Why didn’t they just pick me?   I thought I was good enough, But what good is water if absent in a drought?  Continue reading “Poem: Rejection”

Poem: Timeless Beauty

Timeless beauty. What a contradiction. Will you still love me, When my hair loses thickness? When my skin starts to wrinkle? When my youth is but memory in the distance?   Time. It’s bittersweet. Cruel to the appearance. Yet kind to the mind. Stripping away my pride in my looks, To expose an endearment forContinue reading “Poem: Timeless Beauty”

Poem: Stress

An advantage or a hindrance? The Goldilocks analogy,  Too much – and you can’t handle it. Too little – and you’re indifferent.   Your blood, now laced with cortisol, Your mind is always racing, Synapses twitch like rabbits nostrils, Your patience is fast erasing.   What can you do to make it stop? You internallyContinue reading “Poem: Stress”