Tiredness

Tiredness now comes

No way the clock says Five

Buzzing it around us hums

God know how but I’m alive

 

Written down dumb, numb

Hope the rhyme strives

What keeps you, come

Stab me now with knives

 

There is the flower, flames

Wavering in timeless joy

Wishing for the moment’s fame

Being played and left like toys

 

My hand they hurt but I go on

My heart it hurts but I sing my song.

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Tombs

So write some peoples names on tombs

Etched by blows, sweat and fate

Scribed by craft and women’s wombs

Watched in emptiness by wraiths

 

Someone loved, now gone away

Loss it burns those who wait

Pain it comes on every day

To those who hope or wish for faith

 

Since the end for everyone

Is to lie in stony ground

See the light, have some fun

Or push up daisies in a mound

 

This is life that leads us all

Frosty tombs in which we fall

 

 

 

 

The guilded door

I’ll go again to the guilded door

Knock and ask for chance to come

Perhaps I’ll make them change the score

 

Grasp the souls and beg for more

Thinking I’m the only one

To push and pull and scratch the floor

 

Little hope for fruits and haws

To dance from branches cold and numb

Perhaps I’ll make them change the score

 

With summer’s dust blown from the floor

Blinding judges strike them dumb

I’ll go again to the guilded door

 

 

And knock again this time for sure

The Gods will see what I’ve become

I’ll go again to the guilded door

Perhaps I’ll make them change the score.

Ring of finger, Ring of phone

This girl’s broken heart

Texting on her brand new phone

Going back to the start

 

Journeys just to be apart

Broken lines, broken bones

This girl’s broken heart

 

Making love with all her heart

Inside the body moans

Going back to the start

 

Painted on her heart

Painted on with groans

Going back to the start

 

Looking at the cards

Looking for the tones

This girl’s broken heart

 

Shows up, but apart

Texting, hoping to atone

This girl’s broken heart

Going back to the start

 

 

Sonnet A

If I were but to lie in hope

And watch the seasons as I lay

Flit beyond the eyes of scope

Watch and see another day

 

Then the reasons why we strive

Would be forgot and you would say

Grasp the moment you’re alive

Yet hope to see another day

 

Many folks just sit and stare

Mothballed rotting on their way

Rusting in the mouldy chair

Dusting off I should say

 

All of us must do the dance

All of us must take the chance

 

 

Villanelle

a Villanelle, each line 5 syllables.(sure hope I can count!)

I look to her, where?

Body and mind together

Gone where, away, gone where?

She has gone, not there

Fleeting glance, forever

I look to her, where?

My dreams of her hair

Etched and then never

Gone where, away, gone where?

She lies on sand, bare

Naked, round clever

I look to her, where?

Where we might be fair

And, if I would never

I look to her, where?

But caught in her lair

Holding together

I look to her, where?

Gone where, away, gone where?

Time

 

Filter on or off

Days walking paths

Wooded lanes

Leading

 

Classes filled

Learners off

Staff in hand, staff

Perform:

 

Play to the crowd

Laugh means learn?

Time to pack up the chalk

Written too long in the dust

 

Wiped clean all  things

Time to remember things

Is time to search on the net

Why study? they say

 

Intellectual shelves

Gathering dust,books never read

Standing in woods

Roots

 

To stand

Not rest

Say things need to change

Challenge what is

 

Nod, ride the wave

Cange yourself

Shed skin, shell

Wash over rain

 

Wash down my face

Salt or tears

Fog

Struts hold

 

Green grass

Eternal

Faces haunt

From years ago

 

Pressing keys to make noises

Hope

I walk

To you.

 

Pen

Begging to be used

Write your way

Write your life

 

Write your path

Test then.

See what comes

Old notes from pages

 

Long lost

Too late to start a life?

Lest we forget

Too long waiting.

 

Habits

Hard to crack

Crack and hide

Flame through the fog

 

Heal then.

Wave over hands

Things happen because we make them

Gods in the sky laugh

 

Stop then

Listen to gut

Never wrong

Beyond the tide and time

 

Time

The cherry now.

Into the woods

Go

 

Speak your words

Listen

Say what you want

Know it.

 

 

 

 

Renewal

 

Renewal

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So long with hate

So tired, its load

Drag it round like fate

Blame the toads

 

Lie and lay

Light to light too light to dig

Dig my own grave today

See if I still fit

 

Familiar with its shame

Shame waves over errors

Thank them all for the blame

Never learnt from Terrors.

 

Dig again

Dig with the pen

A father, son, husband and friend.

Good enough. TEN.

 

To stand in the light and pass.

Pass. Pass away.

Pass to me. Class.

Let me play

 

To begin, like sand

Dragged out, by the tide.

Pressed down by land

Become rock, wide

 

That no waves can hurt?

Worn by time and tide

Eventually to give,

Sand again.

 

Loss

Gone now, passed away

A life given to faith

Memories flit, special days

A face, a family, a taste

Touched your lives and ways

Fought through woods and waste

And love and hope were blazed.

Time flits and leaves in haste

Has gone to somewhere hazed

With memories softly placed

And though our minds are ‘mazed

The truth our lives it traced

Faith to show the way

Faith to face our days.

Sonnet for Autumn

From hedgerow’s roots autumn flits

Firey tongues and berries climb

Seasons start and nearly fit

Among the ivy berries wind

Look through leaves against our wits

Hold onto lives hearts entwined

Clench our teeth, jaws grit

Drink the cup of summer wine

Hold and hope against time

And in the chair a vacuum sits

Where to next,hold the line

How to join those broken bits

Lift our hearts and go again

Truth it lies in dust and dens