Pressure

Pressure applied,

stress evoked,

fresh air,

turning to smoke,

backs turned to suffering and pain,

leaders chosen,

destiny delegated,

care relegated,

keep together, hold the line,

let them through and slaughter a few,

now I sit and listen,

the dinosaur dawn chorus,

I fear you, I have to respect you,

not because I want to,

but because I do not want to die,

not now, not ever,

I ask them who was the first?

the first what? they say,

the first to kill to eat?

you know the past-time so many repeat,

they replied with a pause,

a shake of the beak,

they said, even the herbivores have to compete,

your ambition, your approach,

you have shaped for some time,

man made measures of infinity,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A part

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You do not stand alone,

I am with you, solidarity,

no number could quantify the bond between you and me,

stand up, walk-on, dance, be free,

you always help,

you always remind me,

you always carry me,

you always help me,

time  and oceans between us but we are not apart,

you are firmly fixed  in my heart.

motion, art and all creations,

I don’t take a single direction,

action,  decision,

without consulting you,

you may not be here but that is true.

I can’t demonstrate and I can’t articulate, your precious value,

you are loved by me and will be for eternity,

Clay

She moulded his broken and beaten soul into fine form with her firm gold hands,

Now he stands by her side sturdy as a boulder facing out to sea,

Today

Today I will take time to wipe the sadness from my eyes.

Today I would like to breath again,

Let my corpse regrow it’s flesh to a healthy degree,

I will wash myself in the healing salt of the sea,

I will climb the mountain I have learn’t to love,

and wave peacefully at the friendly dove,

These moments, warm, cosy, cool and delightful moments,

I will own everything today, every piece of earth I walk on I will respect,

I will not overlook the smallest of detail,

I will tread carefully through this precious land,

I will meet hatred with force and crush it with love, sharp answers and intelligent suggestions,

We are not alone, our elements dance together.

Repairs

The burden of her heartache,

showing through an indecisive smile,

will this take long?

she asked the mechanic,

as he worked to fix her heart,

her solid disbelief,

that love would walk away,

the mechanic shook his head,

kicked the tyres,

concluding, ‘bloody liars’,

 

 

 

 

Patterns and paint

Draw and paint,

express yourself with art,

don’t put it off,

make a start,

mix some colour,

draw a shape,

put down on paper,

let your mind escape,

write a song,

it may help you carry on,

blank paper a bless,

in context that can feel a mess,

let your tears mix with colour,

what have you to say,

that is in your DNA,

 

 

 

 

Don’t leave for too long

Her wonderful adventures,

mountains and streams,

really the stuff of fairy tale dreams,

beaches, sea, sand and sunsets,

romance and friends,

occasionally she thought of home,

I hope they are well,

after some years,

she made her way home,

she walked the old garden path,

where her family played and laughed,

they were still there but older,

tears came to her eyes,

never again shall I leave,

not a single travelling story she cared to repeat,

I am home and here I shall stay,

not a second shall they grow older without me there,

tending to the flowers with a cup of tea,

seasons pass,

home feels familiar again,

she is content,

precious time,

 

 

Eat

You knew this time would come,

the world is round,

there is no place to run,

you don’t know hunger,

until your starving,

How do you sleep?

How do you sleep…. when you know I gotta eat?

By design

He kept the critics guessing,

though arrived on time,

as fickle as the future,

they began to review,

their conclusion he already knew,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Her message

She paid the whole world to stop at once and listen,

to her song,

now my thoughts are with you,

kindly carry on,

people thought her crazy,

many dismissed her as mad,

that was her message,

and now she is not sad,

all together we are rather glad,

actually it was not too bad,