Poetry

About an Anan

Here’s a poem about an AnanThe most fabulous one I knowShe doesn’t even mind too muchWhen I run over her toeTwenty-five years of having a granddaughter,Now, that’s a special bondShe’ll announce to everyone who’ll listenThat I’m her only one“Granny” was a mouthful,But “Anan” came naturally,And as soon as it was utteredIt fit so perfectlyAnan has the best one-liners,Like, “I’ve met Anan before”,And, “I made apple p...

January 21, 2019 7:00 pm

It's Their Fault

“It’s their fault”, that’s what you sayThey need to change the rules in order for you to playBut what if, sometimes, you met them in the middleExplained your situation, to them, it’s a riddleSee, here’s what I think, you’ve overreactedAssuming there’s hate, you have self-brandedGiven yourself a label, that one you despiseNow you’re the outcast, but not in their eyes.Don’t get me wrong, there’re idiots in this worldShouting abuse, and to you it is hurledBut most people just aren’t awareSo, it’s d...

December 1, 2018 12:00 am

You say I'm not normal

You say I’m not normal, but what do you mean?You claim I don’t fit in, explain that to meWhat you think is crazy is another person’s boreI am not an expert, but I know this for sureSo, let’s get back to your definition.I’m not a genius, but I’ve had a premonitionWhile you’re sitting behind the screenRanting about who shouldn’t be seenThose you call outcasts are changing the worldAnd you’re so outraged, you haven’t even heardBefore you s...

November 2, 2018 6:00 pm

Hypnotising

Take me away to another place and timeWhere I’d be okay, and on cloud nineTake me quickly, unravel my soulGet me out and away from this hell holeThis body, I fear, doesn’t like me muchAnd my brain holds life, sore to the touchIn a hypnotising state, I wish to beSo, I could escape and be free from meBecause wouldn’t it be nice to be you for the dayWith my troubles gone, I could say“I am pretty, and I am pureThis is happiness and I am cured”

October 24, 2018 7:00 pm

Life is a Panto

Life is a panto – a barrel of laughsBut untamed joy will hide the cracksAnd just when you think no damage is doneLook out, he’s behind you - let’s start the funHe slowly sneaks through the chaos and crowdsThe audience chants and, unnoticed, he bowsWho he is, you'll never knowBut he is felt most when you’re aloneRocking in the corner, you’ll get no sleepIn the darkness and shadows, he carefully creepsIt’s too late now, the spotlight’s been shoneHe’s within you, but the show goes on

October 22, 2018 12:00 am

Epic Tale

Everyone has a story to be toldA destiny of old or newBut this is their epic taleTwo souls bound so trueThe pair had lived beforeNeither would live againTheir fate was to find each otherBefore they met their endSo long she had waitedSo long he had searchedNeither one knew the reasonThey were once more on the EarthSo many hearts had him brokenSo many hearts she had lostShe didn't believe in loveBut felt it at his costSo as the time grew closerTheir final breath was nearThe souls, they did gravita...

October 17, 2018 12:00 am

All Hallows Eve

In the summer she covered them well.Her bruises, her war wounds, she did not tell.Nobody asked, and nobody saw,She hid in the sunlight, so very raw.But as the autumnal equinox came,Omniscient Nature sealed her fate.A vision of beauty was sure to emerge,‘Though, first, her demons had to be purged.Amidst the cold air, came the healing,Which numbed her pain and slowed the bleeding.Upon this relief manifested hope.A hunger to change; a desire to cope.She knew that balance was key to existence.As the...

October 17, 2018 12:00 am

Many Wheels

I met a guy on the train today.He asked about my chair.“Tell me everything you know” he said“I need to be sitting just there”.He told me his condition meantHe struggled to get around.He told me he played several sports,But his goals didn’t leave the groundAfter imparting all my knowledgeAbout my many wheels.The guy asked for assistanceTo get on an even keel.And I saw a glimmer in his eyes,A sort of expectationTo help him solve world peace,Or some other revelation.With an unspoken apologyLike so ...

October 17, 2018 12:00 am

Hidden Name

Merlin was a Sorcerer,A secret he kept so well.No matter the danger that prevailed,His magic, he could not tellFor his powers, they were bannedHis destiny remained untold.Only Guias could really know,The path that would unfold.So his mission to be fulfilled,With his hidden name,Was the protection of ArthurAnd Morgana, he was to slain.Arthur was his kismetBut the pair grew as friendsEmrys would fight for ArthurUntil the bitter end.Through the role of servantSo much he had to learn,About the old r...

October 17, 2018 12:00 am

Lasting Memory

I turned good into badI pushed him awayI turned us into evil,No one's to blame.Family moments, I ruined,Those of liquid gold,You were never ugly,But the secrets were not told.So, here's my lasting memory,Come now, listen in.I'll give you real reason,The truth behind the gin.

October 17, 2018 12:00 am