Poetry

Beyond This World

My wish is that we will meet, / Beyond the mortality of this world, / To spend the infinity of time / In a place where there is only infini…

An Ode To Bandanas

A Bandana’s a Bandana / But sometimes, Zandana / And although on the head, / It’s not a hat, and that’s that. / It can be…

Where Once Was Life

Where Once Was Life, / There is now only / The dry bone of earth, / Exposed, / Bleached, / Dust covered. / Where once was life / The ground…

As I Wait

As I wait, / The Sunlight speaks to me / Of gentler times. / Of childhood that will never return, / Of love that was to come, / Of love tha…

An O de(ar) To Spring

Ah Spring, sweet Spring, / Yes, Spring has sprung, / A very springy Spring has sprung. / It’s sprung along the hedgerows / It’…

Lymmerick-a-go-go for RB

there once was this place called Red Bubble / If you find it you will get in trouble / It will consume all your time / And you’ll be …

To Bough Your Head

Long years ago / you were born, / From a seed / Deep in the ground. / You grew and stretched. / Your head rose / Above the others, / Until …

One Last Wave – I Wait

I wait. / Beneath me I feel the swell. / My board responds with me, / At one with my soul. / I stare at the far horizon. / I wait. / The su…

The Dull Soul Of Winter

So, you knock once more at my door / And I open it to feel your chill breath. / Your iced eyes stare mockingly through me / As if to say, /…

Tourist Trap

I look at you with / Your cameras and trinkets, / Your bits and pieces, / Your luggage, / Your souvenirs / Your faces. / And I wonder what …

Beware the Jargonaut

Beware the Jargonaut / Racing, / Loaded, / Through the narrow street of your knowledge. / Move quickly, / Out of the way, / In case it hits…

My World

My world is made up of / Coloured dots / And plasma pulses. / My world measures 42 inches / Diagonally / And is HD for realities sake. /…

Roses Are Red

Roses are red, / Violence is too, / I have a bullet, / Just for you. / It’s lasar-guided, / Makes its aim true, / So that it gets the…

It’s Not London

It’s got a river running through… / … but it’s not London / It’s got an underground too… / … but …

Fastest Spiders In The World

We’ve some Spiders in our car, / They come with us both near and far. / One web hangs up in the corner, / A spidery version of Lil…

Product Displacement

Read the book / Seen the film / Bought the DVD / Played the game / Bought the toy / Got the T-shirt / Worn the badge / Used the pen / Smelt…

You Are

You are – the burnished gold / You are – the gate of the fold / You are – my reason to live / You are – the…

Ode To Porra

Great glutinous globs of burnin’ Porra, / Ha’ some today, ha’ some t’morra, / Wi’ salt for Scots, and sugar f…

There’s a Chicken Loose Inside My Head

There’s a chicken loose inside my head / It got in there whilst I was in bed / I know it’s there, ‘cause I can feel it sc…

Autumn

Enrich the earth, you leaves / Where now you fall. / You leaves, once life / Now dry and torn. / Where once your face / Did greet the morn …

Crop Failure

I’ve got….. / Hair on my arms, / Hair on my hands, / Hair on my chin and my lip. / I’ve got….. / Hair on my shins, …

Minds Of Their Own

I think I’ll write a poem. / I’m not sure where to start, / I’ll just put pen to paper, / And let them do their part. / &…

Seduction

You lie there, / Silent, / Inviting, / Seducing. / You don’t see me, / But I see you, / Silent, / Inviting, / Seducing. / I reach out…

Of Words

that lilt of words / that wave of words / that parade of words / that wand of words / that sword of words / that dagger of words / that bal…

Who, Me?

I work / Therefore I am. / I have no work / Therefore who am I? / Unemployed…? / In receipt of benefit…? / A Concession…? / A UB40…? / A st…

Contradiction

Love, that strongest, most fragile of creatures / Love, as real as mist on a cliff top / As sure a frost on a summer lawn / A fortress agai…

The Difference of Contrasts

“Yes”, she said / “No”, he said / And they parted citing irreconcilable differences / “You do”, he said / “I don’t”, she said / And they pa…

I Stand At The Edge

I stand at the edge of your darkness / Afraid to go in / Yet….. / I feel your call / Your call to not be afraid, / Your call to embrace the…

To Fly, To Dream

To fly, / To dream, / Of what might have been. / To see, / To cry, / Over the unseen. / To know, / To love, / That is the unseen dream. / T…

I Cannot Know

I have no words to sooth your mind / Of memories sweet of memories kind / And yet, within those memories lay / A sadness that is here today…

The Memory Of Storms

The great summer thunderstorms of my childhood / Seem far distant now. / Perhaps another young memory / Distorted through the filter of…