The petal falls from a rose – The furrowed brow ages A rift from the base – He considers life’s stages The flower matures – The mind turns to what’s been The petal tumbles to ground – If only he’d seen Its colour and scent – He awakes from a dream … Continue reading Flash from a rose
I stood upon a road I never knew existed And found a pathway for my feet And like a seat I rested Inquisitive as I’d become I asked to where it led Deciding then to traipse along Until I reached my bed Would it be my final pillow Would I see old friends … Continue reading a tear
It happened.finally.only yesterday I realised whyFires burned day and nighta day at the cinema changed my lifewe came home that day to a shell of a placepossessions lost – distraught, defaced.The rest of the war spent in another’s armsoutside London on a bourgeois farm.but where to now – a Southern Hemisphere yard?where brown grass turns … Continue reading Lucky
just when a ‘we’ becomes ill-defined we look up to the valley and down to the sky just when an ‘us’ hides behind a facade we look behind the horizon and beyond the yard and we find a ‘why’ and a ‘what’ and a ‘when’ and a ‘how’ as we stumble and fumble to reach … Continue reading Up or down?
She tells a joke – I laugh aloud She shouts obscenely – I agree She wanders over to The other side – I laugh, aloud, At me Caught in life’s maze – A puzzle solved Caught in the rip Within the sea I raise my hand For help to come Life yet lived – My … Continue reading She
He walked the hall of darkness Toward where the light had shone But the headlamp of the coming train – Was on He strolled with tunnel vision His eyes deceived by rain It was only a short shower – Umbrella’s sweet refrain He dawdled down the road less travelled He heard thunder – … Continue reading The hall of darkness
A smile’s what you see in summer When the sunshine stays awhile Happiness follows suit – Dressed to impress, in fashion’s latest style Where is undue wariness? Where have despair and illness gone? Could they not stand the heat that day – The day that sunshine shone? I’ve been down in the valley Where despair … Continue reading My garden’s seed
He senses darkness, Won’t go away, The black dog no-one sees. He senses darkness, Ever present, The grey cloud, on his knees. He senses darkness, With him only, Talking as he walks. He senses darkness, The black dog barks, In the road there is a fork. He senses darkness, It frustrates him, No matter which … Continue reading black dog