Category Archives: Life & Emotion

I Am

I am the face you see so clearThe voice that whispers in your earThe cheeky smile you know so wellThe moods that only you can tell.I am the candle’s flickering lightThe Robin hopping into sightThe butterfly that flutters freeThe feather … Continue reading

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Kissing Out Scrumping

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The Circle Turns

Don’t whisper under ancient limbs of yewwhere cherished breath of past must surely go,or bid the daffodil to dip and bowto spirits bound in sanctuary below There is no death within these marbled tombs;no melancholy legacies to own.Rejoice! It is … Continue reading

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She Lays Flowers

She lays flowers by a green painted fence.Others lay them too, but not so often now.Some tell her, stop, but she knows he can senseshe lays flowers. Today she leaves tulips and a quiet vow;she’ll keep him close. A meagre recompense … Continue reading

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Encounter

‘Your face held a history that I wasn’t part of’ Continue reading

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The Gatekeeper

Father said that compliance was the gatekeeper of life.A concept not easily embraced by the mind of a boy.Obedience from wife and childwas a man’s entitlement.Mouth shut.Ears open.Obey, respect, praise, pray.When Mother was raped,I was mute.When her wounds wept,I shivered … Continue reading

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She Sees Him

sipping Earl Grey through Flora Danica porcelain she tastes traces of his mouth singing echos of Nirvana at speed she plays a fingerprinted disc again walking loose-linked hands cutting steps in the sand she closes her eyes kissing like a … Continue reading

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A Time

  Victoria has set the Quadrille prompt for today. Dverse Poets Pub.   A Time It was the end of a long, damp summer late mornings early elation discovery learning innocence guilt the end the beginning all we had been … Continue reading

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The Simian Line

Mish has set the dverse prompt for today. ‘So,today I am asking you to write a poem that pays homage to hands’. The Simian Line The single palmar transverse crease is etched across your hands – both of them – … Continue reading

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Elysia

Elysia it was a strange awakening glass sharp. we rode tandem through the blur of an old film she breathed promises on the back of my neck laughing the air tingled with sepia summerness drifting bon-fire smoke cut grass. hushed … Continue reading

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