Friday, 26 May 2017

Unrealistic Expectations



I expect
that I will meet some 
and fall short of others
and that 
my perceptions 
are not necessarily
the same
as everybody else



Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Shit Storm



Don't try to baffle me with bullshit
I've caught your scent
I know shit when I see it.




Attention Seeker


Clearly
you never
grew out of the desire
to always put your hand up
first
only to show
how smart
you think
you are



Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Feeling Free


If it doesn't motivate
if it holds me back
if it controls me
if it makes me feel
small,
unworthy,
I feel
it is unnecessary




Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Heartfelt




I will take you for walks
so you can skip to the beat

I will feed you nourishing meals
so you pulse with good health

I will breathe deeply
so you can bathe in restorative oxygen

I will sleep well
so you can rest.



Sunday, 30 April 2017

Autumnal Blues


The cold days 
embracing
as unpleasant as tight pants

unzip the dark clouds
breathe easily
as the sun spills out




Sunday, 23 April 2017

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

The Heart Trumps


Quiet but powerful
working reliably
in darkness 
meeting every demand
requiring little in return
making no promises
able to take 
your life




Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Monday, 10 April 2017

Bad Diet


You should change your diet
Maybe try 
sunshine and lollipops,
rainbows
or 
some canned laughter





Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Ill at Ease


Infecting the soul
Misery
 cousin of Torment
takes its stranglehold

Antibiotic for Happiness
a bitter pill to swallow
with choking, stifling
and pressure in the chest



Monday, 27 March 2017

Rebound



Does the emotion 
or the physical incarnation
make an easier job of it?

Even a tennis ball
sometimes loses its bounce...




Sunday, 26 March 2017

Soft-centred




No more inner-sense
I was a soft landing
for target practice

Now if you crack this egg
you will taste the sulfur
of my fiery heart




Thursday, 23 March 2017

Dead Charming


Far from fantastic
it was necessary
for her survival

In her world
nothing was ridiculous
outside -

That's another story...




Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Dogged Determination


Despite being covered in fur
his face expresses truthfully
more than words ever could

about love.



Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Never Ending Story





At the beginning
we hungrily devour each page
consume the potential
chapter by chapter

As the end draws near
each page held so dear
Aggrieved about saying goodbye
to all the characters





Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Drive with Pride


I don't want
a car with a spoiler
or a loud exhaust

But I do want
to drive on colourful tyres
That would be mint!




Thursday, 23 February 2017

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Stretching Life



Boredom 
makes the face sink
smiles and laughter
are animating

Let the intensity of your stare
sparkle with life
Make your skin prickle
with delight




Monday, 13 February 2017

My Mum


If she wrote this
she would only write horrible things
and nobody else
would ever say
the bad words
she says
about herself


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Repellent Thoughts



Why can't I swat you away
sucking on my thoughts
causing an itch 
where I can't scratch




Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Captivating Plans


There is comfort in the reliable
and fear of the unknown.

Somewhere in between 
is a great place to reside.



Monday, 23 January 2017

Objects of Desire



Like all relationships
some can be healthy and some unhealthy

Memories stored in items
take us back in time

Like time machines
or a portal to long forgotten moments




Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Universal Language




Not just any word will do
they are plucked 
from a virtual lexicon
like catching the perfect star
with the first sweep of a net

To get the word 'write'
a writer must explore
the universe of their imagination
reach into space
and find signs of life


Tuesday, 17 January 2017

New Best Friend


This dream
did not become a reality
rather it remained
in the realm of fantasy
and we soon tire of those.

And there is no room
for strong enduring relationships
when self importance and selfish desire
obscure selflessness.




Sunday, 15 January 2017

Over Exposed


We all know
that exposure to light
and fresh air
does wonders
for healing.



Thursday, 12 January 2017

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

To Infinity and Beyond...


Save me,
make my dreams come true,
become invisible, 
fly away...

One small step for Man,
one giant leap for Mankind...


Thursday, 5 January 2017

One Cowardly Owner


Someone held the stool
and he quivered as he tried to mount
a creature so mysterious and wild

He would need to brandish
strength he searched his depths to find
but came up short.




Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Accidental Damage


No amount of panel beating
can turn time back
and a shiny exterior
is merely a cover
for underlying damage