A Certain Silence
When our empty world spins silently
black rains will wash the sky
and the sun will shine ferociously
upon seas that have boiled dry.... more »
A Consequence Of Grief
So altered from that sombre day when first I stood in stunted grief
surrounded by the crying, ever needy throng.
a huddle of blackened, shuffling living corpses
fighting to out-grieve the next, I had become invisible it seemed.... more »
A Kiss Too Late
Regretably the moment passed,
For one last kiss, the chance expired.
Invisibly your time amassed,
To go beyond all things desired.... more »
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All Night Vigil
By the time you arrived home that morning
I had convinced myself that you had gone forever.
The fact that you had, seemed weirdly irrelevant,
the finale almost.... more »
I recall now to minds desire
when first we met in fields of fire,
cowering there upon the stairs,
your presence caught me unawares.... more »
I went back to our avenue of autumn gold today
to see if you would always be there as you'd said.
Yet found that even there, our most treasured of places,
was quiet, still and empty of one other living soul.... more »
What of this beast of shallow mind
that preys upon the meek and kind,
whose marble heart beats cold and still
whilst searching out the meek of will.... more »
Blowing Kisses To The Moon
Silently imagined faces fade into
the next relentless waking day.
As you lie softly sleeping
in your somewhere cots,... more »
So soon when the rising moon washes
this land with its blanket of white,
I will muster my memories together
to join you before the new light.... more »
What greater love have I to find
than that which healed this broken mind.
A soul who cradled through each night
a tiny child transfixed in fright.... more »
Step inside this place of loving
surely turn the timeworn lock,
listen out for signs of living
far beyond the chiming clock.... more »
You called today on one of your 'Official Visits' to our home
the place where tempers had been silenced
and where passions had been fully spent.
I kissed the lipstick traces on your cup when you had gone.... more »
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One tiny heart beats softly in the room across the way,
a sleep now fuelled by kindness that has graced her world today.
On lightning steeds she rides to worlds imagined by pure mind
watched over by soft moonlight and by love left here behind.... more »
Death Of The Matriarch
Such mixed emotions flood my head
this day that one last curtain fell,
at last the matriarch is dead
now gone to burn where demons dwell.... more »
It's bluest cold and darkest grey
And you will never pass this way..
Again.... more »
I call here to this place again,
to say those words unsaid.
To gently mask relentless pain,
take comfort from the dead.... more »
I hope when your ego is scraping the ceiling
and your mirrors grow tired of that smile,
you will choke on the guilt trip denying you feeling
and drown in seductive style.... more »
For My Children
Until a kiss such as this will arouse you
much warmer than all of the rest
I will tenderly drown you in laughter,
then my sweet birds will launch from the nest.... more »
So now you stand out from the shadows my darling,
Without any need for disguise.
Gone now the warmth and the vision of beauty,
Blinded by wishing well lies.... more »
Fall out from the shadows come forth to the light
step up to the gallows and crawl that last flight.
Behind are your dreams slowly waving goodbye
That cold heart will soon be blown out to the sky.... more »
Faltering heart pump waves of heat
into this freezing chest,
such places have been battered in the storm.
Sustain me with a rhythm of your own... more »
I awoke as if like lightning then
to realise that ten years on,
all memory of your face had faded,
that old great healer time had called again.... more »
I Am The Child Within
With one last push and one huge scream
I stumbled forth into the light
Released at last from you, the first and final time.
Pink and smooth and plastered in the remnants of your task,... more »