Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Some of my poetry

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    , , United Kingdom.
    Posts
    2,441

    Some of my poetry

    Regrets To Inform

    She dreads the unhappy rap,
    spades on coffin lids,
    denies the ashen envelope,
    military stamp,
    sleepless eyes
    are misted damp,
    and lowered,
    with the heavy sigh
    of shuddered loss,
    that floods full this
    pool of grief,
    fuller to brimming eyes,
    his fading light
    within her dies.

    The fading light of sons,
    sons setting
    on mortal plains,
    fallen with leaden
    shock of pain,
    pain of bullets,
    wet thud of bullets
    rending flesh,
    groaning, sealing
    his final breath,
    gazed forlorn on
    that face of death,
    treading too soon
    those silent halls,
    for him the bugler's
    last post calls.

    March 2014



    Last edited by fishman65; 16-01-22 at 18:30. Reason: resizing
    __________________
    'It was a wedding ring, destined to be found in a cheap hotel, lost in a kitchen sink, or thrown in a wishing well' - Marillion, Clutching at Straws, 1987

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    , , United Kingdom.
    Posts
    2,441

    Re: Some of my poetry

    Musings On A Park Bench

    All the lonely people,

    buffeted on aimless winds,
    like discarded love letters.

    They wander the hollow
    ache of empty parks,
    strangers with autumn eyes.

    The hum of smart phones,
    vibrate only for themselves,
    while I kill time,
    between the high
    street's faceless crowds,
    and a silent house.

    February 2014
    Last edited by fishman65; 16-01-22 at 18:29. Reason: spacing
    __________________
    'It was a wedding ring, destined to be found in a cheap hotel, lost in a kitchen sink, or thrown in a wishing well' - Marillion, Clutching at Straws, 1987

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    , , United Kingdom.
    Posts
    2,441

    Re: Some of my poetry

    The Seedling

    Time to wake my little one,

    from seed case split your miracle begun

    to stir the thaw in winter's chill,
    verdant thrust on window sill

    to shame a diamond's lifeless stone,
    this living jewel is all your own

    to hurry the sun into his sky,
    and trap the morning in your dewdrop eye.

    February 2014
    Last edited by fishman65; 16-01-22 at 18:33. Reason: spacing
    __________________
    'It was a wedding ring, destined to be found in a cheap hotel, lost in a kitchen sink, or thrown in a wishing well' - Marillion, Clutching at Straws, 1987

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    , , United Kingdom.
    Posts
    2,441

    Re: Some of my poetry

    Stories for Boys

    Along forgotten paths let's escape again,
    now the fleeting years have left us men,
    over the hills to our own secret wood,
    or so we believed when we had stood,
    beneath her boughs and leafy shade,
    about her trunk, tree camps we had made,
    built of pride and hopes a lifetime wide,
    scrambling ladders of rope to see inside,
    where we are boys all over again,
    before fleeting years had left us men.


    June 2013
    Last edited by fishman65; 16-01-22 at 18:37. Reason: spacing
    __________________
    'It was a wedding ring, destined to be found in a cheap hotel, lost in a kitchen sink, or thrown in a wishing well' - Marillion, Clutching at Straws, 1987

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    8,134

    Re: Some of my poetry

    Wonderful fishman x

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    , , United Kingdom.
    Posts
    2,441

    Re: Some of my poetry

    The Fell Walker (for Nick)

    The fells remain, for us to roam again,
    up there, up up where the raven flies,
    where wisdom in his black eye shines,
    when we would gaze from mountain top,
    and witness all our unlived days,
    reflected true in mirrored lakes.

    For time, he does not stop,
    but wanders the winding valley road,
    with weary feet,
    to the inn and firesides of beer and cheer,
    where all the walker's ways will meet.

    April 2013
    Last edited by fishman65; 16-01-22 at 18:45. Reason: spacing
    __________________
    'It was a wedding ring, destined to be found in a cheap hotel, lost in a kitchen sink, or thrown in a wishing well' - Marillion, Clutching at Straws, 1987

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    , , United Kingdom.
    Posts
    2,441

    Re: Some of my poetry

    Quote Originally Posted by Carnation View Post
    Wonderful fishman x
    Aww thanks Carnation.
    __________________
    'It was a wedding ring, destined to be found in a cheap hotel, lost in a kitchen sink, or thrown in a wishing well' - Marillion, Clutching at Straws, 1987

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    15,435

    Re: Some of my poetry

    You are very talented, fishman. Do you find writing poetry therapeutic in times of high anxiety?

    Now I think you should consider composing an ode to Rafa?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    , , United Kingdom.
    Posts
    2,441

    Re: Some of my poetry

    Quote Originally Posted by pulisa View Post
    You are very talented, fishman. Do you find writing poetry therapeutic in times of high anxiety?

    Now I think you should consider composing an ode to Rafa?
    Shucks Pulisa, you're very kind. Tbh I haven't written any for quite a while, I kind of thought I'd taken it as far as I could. Though I did self-publish a book in 2016, it sold about 7 copies!! Self publishing is very easy, but you have to do your own marketing which is the make or break part. By the time the website (FeedaRead) and the printers have taken their cuts, it doesn't leave much.

    Writing can be therapeutic but whilst anxiety is active it can be a hindrance to creativity. You need to get 'in the zone' as they say. As to a poem for Mr Benitez, offensive language gets edited out on here?
    __________________
    'It was a wedding ring, destined to be found in a cheap hotel, lost in a kitchen sink, or thrown in a wishing well' - Marillion, Clutching at Straws, 1987

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    , , United Kingdom.
    Posts
    2,441

    Re: Some of my poetry

    Agoraphobia

    I stole this one day,
    loosened your bonds,
    and paraded them
    upon the hilltop of freedom.

    A day to fill my
    lungs with the sky,
    inhale bird's wing breezes,
    feel the earth turn.

    A day lit with the
    hope of spring,
    while you sulked
    in the valley below,
    gnashing upon my chains.

    March 2017
    Last edited by fishman65; 16-01-22 at 20:34. Reason: spacing
    __________________
    'It was a wedding ring, destined to be found in a cheap hotel, lost in a kitchen sink, or thrown in a wishing well' - Marillion, Clutching at Straws, 1987

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Poetry Please
    By uryjm in forum General Anxiety / Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-10-18, 21:57
  2. Poetry
    By mezzaninedoor in forum Arts and Craft forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-10-18, 20:17
  3. Poetry
    By GirlAfraid23 in forum Misc
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-11-15, 23:04
  4. Poetry
    By SuziDusk in forum Depression from Panic/Anxiety
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 18-05-11, 01:49
  5. Poetry Only?
    By Quiet-Lift in forum Misc
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 25-10-07, 01:35

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •