Category: Poetry

Blog. Short Stories. Poems. Recommended Reads. All that good stuff.

Complaints (Poem)

A terrible morning, Mourning joy lost, Troubles are mounting, A mountain of costs   Poor customer service, Treated like a servant, Let down; forever waiting, So many expectations.   Lunch almost tasteless, Coffee without a kick, Accumulation of wastage, Whole body is sick.   I shall lodge a many complaint, In spite of ill health,…
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Idol Talk (Poem)

I once loved a sports player, Peak attributes and physique, Yet awe turned to critique, As I learned of his cheats. So I lost faith in sport.   I once admired a musician, Her words – harmonious melody, Yet once listening at an audition… Vocals… but a pre-recorded felony. So I lost faith in music.…
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Eid Shaheed (Poem)

The city burns, By Hearts Frozen, Ice is metamorphosing to ISIS The Lysis of Children, When living becomes lifeless Forever opened eyelids Bodies lay to rot in chilled cots Relatives waiting for something from Chilcot. We will not Settle for anything less than the truth, A bitter drug to swallow, but fill our pillbox, No more…
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As we chose to be (Poem)

Is it all a dream? From foetal beans to rhythmically beating beings.. Bewildering beams…eyes made bespoke for our seeing.. Of us.… are fools, who beat up and look down, frown, begrudge, berate, belittle, besiege.. holding to beef. Beware! Of beady eyed stares their beaks in your business residing beside you, sinking their teeth beneath your…
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Belief (Poem)

With our impulses pulsating, Holding the pulse of Satans hand with an arm on the harmonica of an angels harmony, in the harms and virtues we see and do not see in us, both the lowest of the low and highest of the high. Breathing heavily, like thieves of jeopardy flicked on and off between…
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Deceptive yesterdays (Poem)

If you run.. only to keep looking over your shoulder you’re more likely to trip. Our present footing is so interloped with our past steps that we forget where we are standing. Though todays realities contain what were only the hopes of yesterdays. It seems the pain injects in ways rapidly into veins of a…
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A treadmill called life (Poem)

They asked you why You’d run for hours on the treadmill You said you still dread falling dead still And so you run to escape the fear They said ‘You can’t run from your corpse’ But you told them “At least I can run from my thoughts” As every day the race to escape From…
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Self check (Poem)

They warned of the dangers of a self-check, To realise how I may dispense hate Or how my labelling of others Can irritate their stay As I cash in the cheque of self, Signed by the soul I tried to bargain with, Playback my Dictaphone of record sales, I can hear my own heart hardening…
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Layers of being (Poem)

Aesthetics of covering cosmetics can keep appeal, as I’ve yet to be peeled Chopped or diced, from farmers market to exposed in the basket, for I’m not like others more fruitful.   Banana skins protect their sweetness, and citrus sits to rest on tongues, Yet I speak from different scales, enveloping the bitterness to soak…
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An honourable surrender (Poem)

Attack is the best form of defence, as we are but hordes in a warzone so no use sitting on the fence in this dog eat dog world   Robbers can steal your humanity Murderers may kill your soul Liars can lie in the way of the truths Loan sharks may never leave you alone…
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