SON

For just one day

just a wool classer’s son I spose …&…

As the dutiful son I went. What the damn for I did’nt know.

My One and Only Chance

Before you came into my life / I thought I’d set my ways. / I did not need a little one / To clutter up my days. / I did not have the…

THE CROW BOY

After getting him to bathe his right side, she wouldn’t give in to his wails but instead made him turn around in the bath to flip his…

For My Son, with Love and Trepidation

“Sing loud your song,” I said, “regardless of the critics / who may scorn it. / “Look in the mirror, love what you see.”

Old Brown Boots

Harsh hard bush lands on which I’ve had to muster / And the paper bark forests supplying me with shelter

My Son

He was OUR baby boy, born to ME and YOU / Lived a tiny life, with fingers and toes brand new / I hate to see you cry and I can not stop you…

The Son of the African Sun

A story has come to be unraveled / it has only just begun / it is the story of a warrior / the son of the African Sun /  The cries of the v…

This is all I can give you ( sorry).

You exhaled a steamy cloud and were gone. I have not set eyes on you from that day to this. I love you just the same, it’s never any …

Just a dead mans son.

Who am I / to write such verse, / really, / it’s / nothing more / than a dead mans curse, / for / who am I, / to I sit here in the s…

FATHER AND SON

The desperation displayed so plainly on the man’s face cut into our hearts’ and even more tragic was the habitual zombie-like express…

On Depression – with a poem from my son.

This twisted world scarcely endeavours into the pits of reality, / Barely knowing the darkness is growing, increasing the depths of insanit…

“Carry on wayward son. There’ll be pe…

What a relaxing day for a drive! The sky is blue and the sun is shining! I will put on some great driving music and put the peddle to the m…

Letting Go

Sleepless under a foreign sky, / Not knowing, or really caring why - / I wandered in the morning light, / While the day was slowly waking u…

Wayward Son

As the twilight of his days / Darkens into the night / Will he be remembered / As one who brought some light?

Eastern Star

Were you a guardian angel who kept watch over the helpless mother and Child ?

My Son

I feel constriction deep within / my chest / stained with toxic guilt / you left a child, torn from my wing / from my minds eye, I watche…

When You Were Born

The moment that my eyes laid claim / to every atom that makes you / beheld upon your ancient face— / each pore, each crease, each shining t…

Pathways of destiny

“Why are we walking down this road Mummy?” he asked with all the tender innocence of a child who didn’t have any of the ugliness of life t…

IN MEMORY OF A SON

I have soared to the Sky as a Heron

The Angel And The Boy

And soon this angel heard a sound / A calling-out rose from the ground / A child’s voice, so small and sad / for this little soul had…

Lament by Ben Taylor (my son)

I stood at attention, like the good little soldier I was – hands down by my side, eyes 15 degrees above the horizon, feet 45 degrees …

Poem By My Son Mike

Ashes to Ashes / Dust to Dust / Fire Burns / And Water Rusts

Touched by Beauty

Many days in warm embrace / I gazed down at your little face / Touched by beauty my precious one / Love you always my darling son

Speak the Truth

Speak the truth / See YOU / Live Out Loud / Be Proud / Embrace Freedom / Be true / Embrace You!

My Son, The Mighty Thor

I always envisioned a story-book marriage and family life. I don’t know why…maybe just because that’s what we’d all expected.

An Old And Ancient Love Story

Their moments brief and fleeting, / But full of deepest passion. / They loved each other sweetly, / In their own unique fashion.

The Shield

I am the feeling in your gut that warns/ / you of those you cannot trust. / I am the force of strength/ / that won’t let you let go. …

FATHER & SON

A little boy being held in big strong arms / His father holding him / Keeping him from harm / A love so pure it cannot fully be explained …

Quake

It’s Saturday morning, 9am. Dad gets me out of bed. / “Got a load for the tip. Get your boots on.” / I pull on an old shirt, jeans, walk …

A SIMPLE QUESTION

Do you know who you are?

A Father’s Words

…my son, where are you off to? / I am off to gain the world father, / and claim it for myself. / To you son, some advice… / the…

The granny the social worker and her son

(social worker conservative type speaking) / For god sake she’s 71 / You find nothing wrong? / She’s plastered with tattoos  / …

Dangerous Territory; The Korea of the North

A father & son take a rare journey across the DMZ and into the mysteries and mountains of the impoverished and occasionally starving na…

Flowers for Grace

She was sweeping through the land like Napoleon in his One Hundred Days, devouring the earth and the people and the towns as only despots k…

Satans Son

I will do what’s best,

You Have No Clue What Kind of Storm Is Brewing:…

Without his light / I am deflating / Body, soul, and mind / Desiccated / Essence no longer essensing / Heidegger defines Da sein as a being…

LOVE & SIMPLICITY

Love is tears washing down the sand / Meeting with the infinity of all other tears shed through history / The insignificant significance o…

mother and son road trip

mother and son campervan trip down the beautiful coast of NSW!

THE SON OF THE AFRICAN SON

A story has come to be unraveled / it has only just begun / it is the story of a warrior / the son of the African Sun / The cries of the v…

boy in car

Friday, June 10, 2005 / boy in car / so i’m in the car driving tyler to register for drivers / ed…he’s busy playing his l…

I’ve Lost My Son

His mother died three years ago and now he will be put to rest, / The Lord had plans for both of them and for me it will be a test. / I lov…

White Converse Tennis Shoes

They were discolored and quite honestly didn’t smell very good.

You are There

you are there / still, as a rock / traveling in the vast water of waves / proving eternity to the world…

Elements Of Life

But only those who stretch toward Him / Will grow and produce much fruit

Part Of Me Is Missing

Part of me is missing….will it ever heal / I can never show to you…the pain I always feel / I need to know that you are here / …

A Friend came back from the dead of night, to let…

voiceless / ageless / timeless / endless / my destiny speaks in tounges / wireless / homeless / peerless / sexless / my lover has left me …

Good Joke Ol son.

Holmes was silent for a minute, then spoke.

Son

Great honor and pride / Rings throughout eternity / Sons bring life to bear

Somebody’s Son

I’ve got a secret that I might start telling people soon, but just now it’s still mine.

Counting Stars

Out I wandered, as I often do, / to sit and think and dream / in the dark of night.

The Life My Son left behind

With the air and breeze running through his hair.

Your First Day

You are strong and although you don’t know it Ill be sitting at home watching the clock waiting for the the hand to cross over.

Window Pain

‘When will return my warring son…’

REFLECTIONS # 2 “THE TWO WOLVES”

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two ‘w…

Father to son

…I can’t remember there being a time when I didn’t come here. I came here with my Father when I was just a boy and he came here with …

My son died yesterday, mourning his lost and maki…

My son died yesterday, mourning his lost, and making arrangements.

Flightless Bird

I hope you found what you were looking for - / I hope you are diving deep and flying high.

Not the papa, The Son.

I AM The Way, The Truth, and The Life, No one comes to The Father, / except through ME. / (John 14:6) / I wa…

Everything is Holy (Dream of Life)

“I think either everything is Holy, or nothing is. I’d much rather live in a world where it’s EVERYTHING. I don’t e…

Reconciliation

Thoughts on relationship and death

Son of David

Born to Lead, was David’s Son, / though Earthly Honours were not Won. / In exile raised, the Pharaoh’s land, / amoungst the Nil…

REBEL SON

I didn’t tempt you, / I never meant to. / It was you who wanted to be seduced! / You were so eager to learn / The lessons of the flesh and…

hymn to the mater dolorosa

all hail the queen of heaven / born a goddess / then made human / sanctified by men

Last Sunset

And suddenly the sunset to our right - / a gaudy bright palette of vivid color - / caught your attention.

Jesus The Bridge To Heaven ( mini series) less…

Jesus destroyed the works of the Devil.

A Picture of Ethan & I Reunited: The Day Will…

The sublime beauty of the white flash of teeth: gap & all / Limbs looking so much bigger than they could possibly be / Large enough to …

I am

Often human forgets that he is a part of humanity and potrays himself as greater than humanity. Whereas the truth is, when we love everyone…

Protecting Angels

a feeling of excitement the fun with dad, / time stands still, / right then I’m glad.

A Special Treat

The big kids were smoking as they walked ahead of Peter down the sidewalk beside the Weston Plaza. They were in high school and wore unifo…

Holidays Sadness

I remember how he laughed, / and all the games he liked to play. / I can hear the giggles from outside, / and think of things I wanted to s…

REBEL SON

I didn’t tempt you, / I never meant to. / It was you who wanted to be seduced! / You were so eager to learn / The lessons of the flesh and…

In the Shadow of the Lighthouse

My hand is here for you to hold when all the world seems gray and indecipherable, the mist too thick to penetrate alone.

Stone

The battle’s sole observer / Speckled with blood, the fighting’s over / Glory dead, with nouveau honour / Bestowed upon the fal…

A Son Worth Loving

My father told me, “Whatever happens, you will always be the son I love.” I was four years old and I didn’t believe him…

A GUN TOTTIN’ BOY

he was a gun-tottin’ boy / from the south / liked to shoot squirrels / that’s what life’s about / well, if a black man / or Arab pass…

You’re Always There With Me

You’re always there with me / Reach out your hand when I am down / You lift me in your arms / Carry me when I can’t walk

The reality of bent nostalgia and good drunks

Those were the days of where?

Josh and My Sittin’ and Spittin’ Spot

Close to the road into the woods / Where we’d talk of fools and hoods, / Watch for crickets and listen to cars / Was a place that we …

Again It Comes

Again it comes, / that month, that day / that I would like / to rip out / of my life, / the calendar / the year. / And as the days march …

Race to the death

Over the last three weeks it had become an amazing race of endurance and acting

son of cain

stalwart you sit / draped in a chain / of self-imposed obligation

the prodigal son # 1……

Like Gary Cooper in ‘High Noon’ he reenters the fray having metaphoric guns drawn………

FATHER & SON

A little boy being held in big strong arms / His father holding him / Keeping him from harm / A love so pure it cannot fully be explained …

A MOTHER

The moment she feels the child within / She knows her life will not be as it has been / She now knows and always thinks / Her heart and her…

Journey of Joy

Heard 25 years ago: / We are going to have to take him. Can’t wait any longer. / I saw a single tear on your face. I knew you had b…

The Power of The Resurrection of Christ

The Resurrection of The Lord Jesus Christ has meant the dying of sin inside me. For years I cut my body. It has been in the last few year…

Grandpa

She glowed / Like a little star in his hand / She shimmered / And murmured as babies can / She held his finger / With all her might / It wa…

The Son has Risen.

“Alpha to HQ, Alpha to HQ, requesting permission to fire.” / “Alpha, this is HQ, Permission granted, fire when ready.R…

War and Tears

We are never pointless creatures, / maybe careless without thought,

Antiseptic

Snatching the gun from the boy’s hands, White limped to the cot bed and lay on it in pain. The boy did not move.

Pebbles Puddle

poem for my son who will be getting married in a few months ..

Just one more cuppa

‘You can’t go on hoarding forever!’ Ken scolded his wife. ‘Who’s gonna feel like sorting through all that rubbish when you’re dead?’

Ed and the Black Beast of Burtle

With Ed on board the beast it flew / From Burtle on the Level / To Stoke sub Hamdon it was bound / And all that saw did marvel. / Controlli…

The Softness of Broken Nights

A night time breastfeed.

savage son…(mohawked warrior 2)

it kept me safe for a great many years / for my Ora would belie / that if i woke this hateful rage / someone would likely die
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