I flow around you
giving at every turn,
carrying you above the rocks
and trying to cushion your life.
But water dammed for too long
can overflow its banks,
drowning a person
in an eagerness to escape its confines,
and water cooled can freeze in time
until it too becomes a rock.
Loneliness is isolation;
loneliness is a dark room
with smooth walls,
a cold floor
and endless expanse,
a chasm of fear
with no key,
for there are no doors in the room,
no escape 'cept upward;
pulled out by a friend.
This poem is about getting up in the morning
getting washed, getting dressed and heading
out into the day
This poem is about stubbing your toe
on the edge of a door
This poem is about all the people
who are desperate to see you fail Read more...
Poetry - Maybe I'm Just Crazy By Paul England
Maybe I'm just waiting
to move on to the next life
as thoughts cut through my mind
like the mad man with a knife
In the darkness of redemption
stood the poet with no voice
for my youth destroyed my soul Read more...
Poetry - Buy One Get One Free By Mark Walmsley
Buy now and save with 'splat' you will be utterly amazed
Our busty blondes that advertise it, will leave you purely dazed
It works wonders in the bath and around the kitchen sink
It turns all surfaces sparkling clean or that's what we make you think
By now you will be hypnotized, to our advertisement plea Read more...
Poetry - Dream By Phil Pretheroe
I've seen bombs on trains,
And buildings meet planes,
But I've never seen a black man in the white house.
I've seen boys walk and wave,
Turn to men and march to graves,
But I've never seen a black man in the white house. Read more...
Poetry - My Mate Dan By Andy Grant
My mate Dan is a very silly man,
A very silly man indeed,
He wants to change his life and risk his bloody life
To jump out of a Hercules,
A territorial man with dark red hat,
He has chosen to follow his dad,
Poetry - First Love and Your Love By Laurenceaux
I love you inside.
Deep inside, protected and warmed
where no-one-else has been,
and as with undercurrents
you move unseen in me,
you stir my heart
kick me inside
Poetry - Brief Encounter By Terry Ireland
I was walking to the station
To catch an early morning train
Not a very nice day
Dark with drizzly sort of rain
When this voice beside me said
Hi would you like a lift
I'm not normally here at this time Read more...
Poetry - Battered By Michelle Dee
Did you fail to turn in, are you getting too thin?
Is this the year to finally stop all the drugs you're taking?
Kid yourself it's all okay. You already know
you'll have to pay. So lie inside,
die inside, it doesn't really matter.
Just another night and day, when you got battered. Read more...
Poetry - The Speaker of The Commons By Patrick Henry
Mick Martyr, a Clyde worker, worth his metal,
Falls on his sword, they carry for State Opening.
Rows rage on MPs, on two home loans, two jags,
Two lav. seats, two blue films, two mistresses,
To show the masses, who now their master is;
Two turtle-doves, to bill and coo, in their cote,
To house the ducks, spare no expense; to float Read more...
Poetry - We interrupt your programming to go live to the BBC News desk ... By Mark Walmsley
'Reports are just coming in that...
Democracy has just been assassinated
From the comments from the gentleman in the hat
He witnessed the murder as orchestrated
There is widespread panic on the streets
Carnage, devastation an attack on the elite' Read more...
Poetry - Relationship Ret-con By Joe Hakim
the staples that bound us
have come unstuck
as we fall to bits
like a ripped up book
you rant and issue
your prime directive
our horizons shift into
a Jack Kirby perspective
Poetry - People By Mike Watts
Don't ever be afraid
To speak your mind
Even if you find
Your words smacking
Like a fist
Into the face
Of the person that
You're speaking to
Poetry - A Wish for Unity By Suraya Begum
It’s time for us all to unite,
Stop trying to separate Black from White
It’s time for people to get along,
Everyone together will make the world strong
Racism can have such a bad effect,
People coming together is what will earn respect Read more...
Poetry Larkin 25 - The Farmers Market By Gary Clark
I saw a farmers market today on Prinny Dock side
A good place for a market thought I
How long have farmers made plastic tractors for kids?
And little aeroplanes that fly around on a stick?
Looked a bit desolate, the traders bored stiff
Not many farmers and nowt for a quid
The fat and the skinny the big and the tall Read more...
Poetry - The Right to Rule By Patrick Henry
The Bother Boys come blowing in,
By stealth through the back door.
Euro Polls gave them the nod.
Round corners lurk dozens more.
Garbed like bouncers, they’re in fact
Gatecrashers, sneaking backwards in,
Thought a loony fringe safely outside; Read more...
Poetry - Poetry versus Art By Mark Walmsley
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then art is a personal expression
If diction is a rule of language, then poetry does not have a connection.
How can an art critic judge, when he has no talent of his own?
Poetry - Hannah By Steve Rudd
The snow. That's what it came down to.
And, of course, the cold
That penetrated the folds
So the sheep couldn't see the shelter
Amidst the pristine whiteout.
That's why they roamed
At right angles to shepherds,
Poetry - House of Commons Lunch By Terry Ireland
Politicians soup they called it
Very clear and very thin
Like those election promises
No substance to put in
And it was fed to the people
And while they lived on that
The snouts at the trough
Poetry - Ode to the Insomniac By Scott Rorrison
Pixelated spectres drift through the train station:
Commuters going this way, and that,
Lives filled with collecting bric a brac
Stick in his soul
Like insomnia Weighted sheets.
Sleep is as far away
As the feel of a good woman
Poetry - Has Anybody Told You ... By Andy Grant
Has anybody told you that you're ugly?
Has anybody told you that you're fat?
Has anybody said you have a face for the radio?
Well they have me, and well, that's that.
Has anybody said that you're lovely?
Has anybody said that you're cute?
Poetry - Poetry ...1980 By Mike Watts
It was the Yanks
That frightened me
Winding each other up
It bothered me
More than girls
Poetry - The Headlines By Joe Hakim Video:
The headlines scream at me -
I'm eating flyers and chewing coffee
grounds, looking for all the losts I've
found. A job for life or eventuality,
at least my teevee isn't guilty of impartiality.
The kid on the bike, teeth hanging off the back,
front wheel stuck in the railway track,
Poetry - Addictive substance By Mark Walmsley
It starts early in the morning, the first thing in my head
I shake with a fever, Mouth all dry as I step wearily from my bed
I hope I have enough powder left from yesterday's last fix
I am a useless shell without it, and it's only half past six
Down the stairs I steady myself, shakily I go
Poetry - Nonsense (inspired by Manuro) By Laurenceaux
The wide mouthed speaker
swallowed my soul
as the light spoke to the wall,
casting shadows from a chair
that spoke in raindrops,
and wept for the mythical king
who lost his throat and his farting
Poetry - My Blood In Every Line By Paul England
Shit I'm just like shady
when digging up my pain,
I wrote my lines of life
with blood from every vain.
I wrote that shit with heart
but no one even read,
my blood has been forgotten
Poetry - Hull City Stay Up By Michelle Dee
By hook or by crook
Hull City stayed up.
No win today,
but Newcastle's result went our way.
City fans can breathe again,
three cheers for Phil Brown's men
Around the KC the tigers roar,
Poetry - The Right Hand of God By Mark Walmsley
I bless this creation, the animals and all
The Garden of Eden, the trees so tall
The crystal waters that run through the brook
Fresh air you breathe, I will record in my book
I curse the land, you cast me beneath
I swear a vengeance through my gritted teeth
The fire and torment I endure each day
Poetry - Resisting Arrest By Steve Rudd
When words fail what's left?
A look in the eye. Desire is dead.
Perhaps it never sparked in the first place,
I'd be a much saner man had I never seen her face.
Where beauty convenes, heartache feeds.
It's not in a man's nature to walk away.
An image in my mind holds me captive.
Poetry - Post Millennium Tension By Joe Hakim
I'd thought about it a lot -
when I was playing with Optimus Prime
and listening to 1999.
The prospect of being twenty-one
years old at the dawn of the new millennium
Poetry - Write Off By Mike Watts
A van had overturned
And I was wedged in
Bumper to bumper
For over an hour
By a piss
That I was preparing
To surrender to
Poetry - The National Express By Phil Pretheroe
The roar of the car,
(or the splutter of the heap),
past the shops,
past the pubs,
and it lays to rest.
A run to the station,
past the building site,
Poetry - Good Riddance London town (Robber in the Night) By Laura Fry
Goodbye London town
There's no way I'll miss you at all
I never got your glamour
You just made me feel so small
There's no such thing as safety
For any woman on her own
In a place they'd kill you
Poetry - Dirty Daydreams and Dentists By Mike Watts
I was miles away
Stood with a semi-on
At a bus-stop
Whose big square eyes
Poetry - That's Life! and What's The Point? By Laurenceaux
In a world of insecurity
built upon adversity
and ruled with hypocrisy
by oft' corrupt bureaucracy,
that pollute the word democracy
with aims of autocracy,
silently eating individuality
Poetry - Backstreets of the Heart By Steve Regan, the King of Hull
Terraced houses, home and hearth,
They used to limit my ambitions;
Now they sharpen my horizons,
Make me love that I belonged
To something so good.
Gladly will I dwell among them still.
Each day I see back yard walls
Poetry Larkin 25 -A Park for the People By Gary Clark
Built on some land on the wrong side of town
A sweetener for the people whose houses they pulled down
Provided by money from the Queens Jubilee
A gift from the council for the new community
The mud, the dog mess, and overgrown rose beds
Where once it was new and pristine and clean
A place to admired, a place to be seen
Poetry - The Power Switch By Patrick Henry
"What's on the box tonight?" No hopes hold high.
From The News at tea-time, I switch off to digest.
The threats and lunacies chalked up today.
A Martian landing here would take this planet for
A mental asylum for the damaged Universe:
This screen its monitor, or CCTV for a crime scene;
Where slick producers, robbed of their senses,
Poetry - City of The Moon By Tom Rooks
The magpies surveyed,
Through symmetrical eyes
With footsteps on an empty street
With symmetrical stride
Poetry - As Good As It Gets By Mike Watts
Sometimes I think
My life is fantastic
I've actually got everything
I could ever need
It would be obscene
To want anything more
This morning for example:
Poetry - Did You See By Joe Hakim
did you see
fell flat on its face
got up and
Poetry - Tending My Rose and Fallen Angel By Laurenceaux
Wandering the garden of life
I longed for a flower.
I needed a flower,
for looking about
people tended theirs
large and small,
short and tall;
and I tended nothing.
Poetry - Post Cod War Blues, November 1991 By Terry Ireland
St Andrews fish dock has been long closed down
for there's barely a fleet to sail from the town
the old lock gates where the trawlers queued
to land for the markets are no longer used
a metalled road runs over the lock
and no water runs between river and dock
buildings are tumbled or razed to the ground
and its quiet and eerie with only the sounds
Poetry - To Us Poor Debtors By Tim Roux
To us poor debtors,
The visit of the mailman
Is a daily call to shame
For having lived
For having loved
For having hoped
For having dreamed.
Poetry - Summer and Winter By Scott Rorrison
Her eyes penetrate
The clear climes of heaven.
Cheeks of flower flushed purity;
The morning dew crawls
At her feet
Poetry - Captivation? By Danny James Archer
Light breaks on your face and a shimmer of dust crosses your eye.
A moment passes when there is nothing but the light of your encapsulating beauty.
I feel the moment drop from the sky, a blessing from the gods?
A blessing for me?