Lost in the brain fog

Thoughts like that noise Almost but not quite out of hearing range Got to remember … something? Try to grasp it even as it recedes Like trying to hold smoke Grabbing handfuls of nothing Left with the echoing silence Of confusion   Doctors shrug their shoulders Tell you to write everything down As if life…

Wild Thing

Don’t know what happened before you came to me Something bad, to make you so afraid I know it didn’t break you, It made you fight.   You saw me as a bigger cat Someone you could fight and rule Razor claws have left their mark Many scars mementoes of our fights   So I…

Recreate

In another world we wander Landscapes form and fade all around We shape this place to our unconscious whim Beauty to barrenness, Joy to fear and sorrow Bring it back, dreamers, Fight to restore the beauty in your heart Make your way out of nightmare country To an abundant harvest of hope Recreate your soul’s…

Tapestry

  When colours reinvent themselves Nature squeezing out shoot, bud, leaf Life turns full circle And the dance begins again Warm breeze carries scent of newness Birds and beasts love and live And bring new life To continue the journey Creation’s tapestry Woven by divine hands

Shield of bones

Do you ever notice, as you trudge through your life With aching bones all that hold together a broken, bleeding heart That you’re surrounded On every side are other cold, old skeletons Dripping blood from shattered lives Did you ever realise that it’s really quite smart To recoil in horror from a world gone mad…

That’s what friends do

I’m your friend And I want what’s best for you I wouldn’t be a good friend If I didn’t tell you what You need to hear Those clothes, my dear They must be changed Let’s go shopping Let me tell you what you need Leave it all to me Your hair my dear It’s all…

Salvation is nearer

The world croons and calls Dances and mesmerizes So sweet, so very alluring Do what thou wilt, taste forbidden fruit Be yourself, know yourself, discover yourself Self, self, self …   But this is mere delusion And focused within, we find only darkness We need to lift our eyes outwards and upwards And there is…

The quality of mercy

Mercy is in short supply Shoved aside for cold pragmatism Forgiveness shunned as a fool’s game   The mob howl in the Colosseum Lusting for blood If it’s done to them it won’t be done to me   Are you sure? Are you safe?   Mercy, the sign of civilization The sign of humanity The…

What do you do?

What do you do? Not your job, not your title, Not the daily grind But what do you do When you see the sunrise Do you stop and marvel At such beauty What do you do When you see someone hurting Do you stop and ask If you can ease their pain Do you taste…

Annihilation of a human being

This is how you do it Step by step, dismantling of a life Marginalisation first Age, disability, race Deny employment While pretending it’s nothing personal Remove services Because who can afford to subsidise the useless Repossess homes, transport And sneer at the human rubbish on the street A job well done