Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Emotionally Charged


 Anger explodes,
 sadness spills over,
to wracking sobs,
and happiness builds to a raging crescendo,

But suppressed anger
builds quietly,
and devises plans
to escape, in disguise, slowly 
with intent.




Monday, 29 August 2016

Fiery Relationship


Scorched,
Warm even though 
no longer burning,

a glowing ember 
ready to consume
any that steps into its surroundings.

Holding fast,
rigid,
cold and defiant,

standing ground,
ice against
the devastation of fire.




Sunday, 28 August 2016

All 'Consuming' Fear


New cars are safer than old cars,
Good running shoes prevent injuries,
Anti-aging creams will prevent old ugliness,
Chia seeds will help improve longevity,
Fences will keep you safe from crime,
Monitors will prevent your baby from dying,
House alarms,
Sunblock,
Travel Insurance,
Warranties...




Thursday, 25 August 2016

Incompatible


Hit the reset button,
start again,
 frustration,
no, not compatible,
time to upgrade.





Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Doubtful Talent


And while the talented are restrained
and wondering,
hand-wringing with doubt

The confident 
brandish with pride and zeal
imaginary gifts.





Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Put Your F*cking Jacket On!!!



And what makes me angriest about it
is that I feel
that I've raised children
unfit to live in the wild.




Monday, 22 August 2016

Unexpected Twist?




Life is a mysterious beast,
when you think you've got it whipped
it turns on you.

Eventually you realise
that each page 
simply needs to be read
and turned over.


Sunday, 21 August 2016

My Head Hurts



Thinking is exhausting
and worry has more shades than just primary colours.

Intelligence is also an ally of evil
planning is not just for the kind.

The gift of intelligence 
is not always graciously received,
or carefully nurtured,
in unkind hands




Friday, 19 August 2016

Ice Queen




Fun things to do with ice:
Add to alcohol,
build a snowman, go ice skating.

 But the only way to warm her
might be
 to light a fire.



Thursday, 18 August 2016

Secret Garden


I prefer a hidden entrance,
a little wander though a secret garden,
not just an opening,
but a journey to a delightful destination.

Yes, doesn't that sound swell...



Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Angry Inmate



We are all locked in,
bound in a vessel we didn't choose
and with limited ability to modify.

And if we could burst through,
make a suicidal dash towards freedom
What then...



Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Over Exposed



Judge me,
De-friend me,
Don't laugh at my inappropriate jokes.

Eventually,
When all the rocks are thrown,
My little diamonds 
Will be sparkling beside me.



Monday, 15 August 2016

Shame or Strain


Weakness has its own advantage
Others pitch in to make up 
for the notable deficiencies.

Strength and independence,
has its own cross to bear,
because it must keep carrying itself.





Sunday, 14 August 2016

Bed Fellow



 Tactile relief that makes the body sigh.
Warm, massaging droplets of water,
Enveloping steam a welcome companion.

Familiar smelling sheets,
A pillow waiting to cradle your head. 
  Vulnerable, curled up body.
Nestled safe in bed.




Saturday, 13 August 2016

My Life at Stake!


Not known for my restraint
It's unlikely I would be tolerated
Any more than an unwelcome hive of bees.




Thursday, 11 August 2016

Word Forecast


We've had a period
of fine, clear, pages, 
caused by low pressure.

There's a high pressure moment coming,
and pages will be full to bursting,
of thunderous, torrents,
of tatty pages.
Inspiration. 



Friday, 5 August 2016

Rage!!!!



Those people that bring out the worst in you
and before you know it

you're imagining doing things 
you'd never usually think of...





Thursday, 4 August 2016

Unfaithful Body



And the traitor reveals my age,
And the traitor exposes my weakness,
And the traitor denies my spirit,
 of what it reaches for...


Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Help Yourself...


Blah, blah, blah,
'self help' book, 
I don't need them.

Oh look!
This 'self help' book
helped me to 'help myself'




Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Making Tracks



No choice, no thought,
follow the path 
and reach a predetermined 
destination.

Or,
thrash your own path,
bravely step into the unknown!
Let your mind and your feet
wander together.




Monday, 1 August 2016

Trusty Heart or Hearty Trust?


Take wise counsel
chew it over
then swallow or spit.

Follow the sound of your heart,
believe in it,
it beats your rhythm everyday...