POETRY

Miscellaneous Poetry

Cherry

CO-OPERATIVE BEAR

A Teddy's Tale
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A NEW LIFE

And I watched it on scans...

A PIGEON'S LAMENT (I.P.)

Lament of a London pigeon (IP)

AUTUMN

Circle of Life
Cherry

AUTUMN ROSE

My final tilt at the Poetry Pentathlon. A poem for my Mum.

AUTUMNAL

Autumnal reflections

BE PREPARED (I.P.)

How not to get lost.

BEYOND THE CLOUDS (I.P.)

This began as an I.P. It now serves as a tribute to Neil Armstrong.

CHILD OF MY HEART

A Godmother's pride and joy
Cherry

DEATH OF A POET

The destructive power of creativity
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Cherry

DREAM CHILD

In the half-light of my waking dream....
Cherry

THE NAMING

Consequences.

PARADISE REVISITED

A Summer's day lazing...
Cherry

FREEDOM!

The King is dead – Long Live The Queen! Now all she does is scrub and clean And polish til she sees no trace Of what was once a well-loved face. Nigh sixty years abused, repressed –

GETTING OLD

It makes me cry to think of the days When I was your bird and we could both fly.

MEN AND WAR

In remembrance.

DREAMING

Nightmare?

SOLENT VIEW

A picture of a picture of a view.

LIFE - AS WE KNOW IT

It's not just me - is it?

IN MY WARDROBE

Come with me and look inside my wardrobe..

LONDON TRANSPORT

Ode to London Transport.

GLOBAL WARMING

Global Warming - a sceptic's thoughts.

ELFIN SAFETY

BAH HUMBUG!

TRUE LOVE

A LOVE STORY FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

LOVE CONQUERS ALL

With apologies to St Paul

IN LOVING MEMORY

In memory of Ken Letts D.F.M., a gold medal winning horticulturalist and a decorated hero who flew Lancasters during World War 2.

WHERE ARE YOU DEAR? (I.P.)

Behold a lady comes this way....

MONEY

Grumpy Old Woman's thoughts on Life in Britain Today.

LET'S BEAT PARKIE!

My contribution to Parkinson Awareness Week. In loving memory of my Dad who died on Saturday, the day after I wrote this.
Cherry

HEY NONNY NONNY NOOOO!

The rise and fall of a maiden fair - O!

GOODBYE DAD

This day of parting came too swiftly - Too many stories left untold: Fly like a bird now if you want to.....

FECUNDITY (I.P.)

There's far too much fecunditee..........

PATIENCE

A scene seen too often in London hospitals.

FATHERS DAY

Missing Dad
Cherry

THE RHYMING BUG

Beware - It's highly infectious!
Cherry

THE MAP (I.P.)

I lean on one elbow Watching as you sleep A whisper of warm breath on my cheek Like a gentle breeze – Your nose twitches as you dream, A little hill between your eyebrows,
Cherry

MEMORIES

A sad situation becoming increasingly common.
Cherry

UNSUNG HEROINE

To honour my Mum on the 11th anniversary of her death.

TIME FOR ANGELS

Remembering my cousin's little girl on the 13th anniversary of her death.
Cherry

WHICH SURVIVES?

A poem to the 'Fib' formula

GONE (IP)

New beginnings (and I have no idea why this has become double spaced!)
Cherry
Poem of the week

SHE CAME TO ME IN A DREAM

She came to me in a dream last night, My Mum.
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Cherry

OUR KID

His life defines true bravery.
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OVER THE MOON

A witchy tale for Halloween
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THE END OF THE BEGINNING? (I.P.)

Pack away the Christmas tree Put the cards into the bin Keep the smile upon my face Though I’m crying from within. So sweet were all the carols Sung...

IT'S TOO LATE NOW

It’s too late now to say I’m sorry For my neglect; I should have seen there was a problem - Our marriage wrecked; I should have made the time for...

Night Terrors

Here in this room Which they say is my home I rock in my chair; An old woman alone. No hope of leaving; Constantly grieving Nowhere to hide From...

SWAN SONG

Soft feathers white with purity; Brows joined by love’s security- Linked now until maturity With beautiful serenity They display such sweet fidelity...

NOW I'M SIXTY-FOUR

I’m getting older, grey in my hair Slimmer then than now Every year you still send me a nice valentine, Birthday flowers, some bottles of wine. I can...
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BABYLON (I.P.)

It was the privilege of great King Solomon To build Yahwe a Temple in Jerusalem; a Holy Place To worship God on High, bringer of life, ruler of all...
Cherry

THE SEEDS OF PEACE

In ancient times sweet flowers grew White as the snow, fresh as the dew; They wove them into garlands then For maids to wear on long fair hair when...

NEW LIFE (I.P.)

At seven in the morning when you’ve watched a baby borning And you cannot smile for yawning through the tears You just can’t describe the pleasure as...
Cherry

FRAMED

There is a picture in a silver frame - My Grandparents on their wedding day; And a metal box with water stains That still retains the pungent smell...

FAREWELL THE SUN (IP)

Rain yesterday and today And every tomorrow; If the sun again shines It will be through my tears; Please show me the way And Pity my sorrow, O...

BELONGING

Was it a twisted sense of loyalty That made me linger far too long? Or a fear of not belonging That kept me when I should have gone? Is independence...

YELLOW ROSE

Bold and beautiful An open smile that lit the air around As if the sun dwelt deep inside your soul, Shining through diamond raindrops On emerald...
Cherry

THE DAWNING

Woke up this morning To the kiss of warm sunshine On my cheek; Saw my best-beloved sleeping softly By my side; At the window, open wide I breathed...
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Cherry

THE IDES OF MARCH

Woke up this morning Feeling cold Feeling old Older than yesterday Anyway. Without warning I see my husband hold A ring of white gold! For my...

THIS SUMMER (POETRY MONTHLY)

Late April was Eastbourne for me A Merseybeats concert to see. It rained all the time But the concert was fine – And the bus to the theatre was free...
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LONDON WALK (POETRY MONTHLY)

On dawning rivers of concrete, By purple haze on stagnant pools Watched by lions eyes of red and gold Where laughing stone meets water song;...

BLASTED HEATH (Poetry Monthly)

Tormented twisted twigs On rotting trees Point to blackened sky With creaking fingers On trembling hands. Round shrouded moon Their tangled tresses...

ALL ABOARD THE EU BUS (IP)

Round and round the argument goes IN or OUT? No bugger knows What’s best for us the great unwashed With no degrees? What is the cost Of independence...
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THE KISS (Poetry Monthly)

Auguste Rodin 1889 Gentle hand lies tenderly on rounded thigh Taut breasts on manly torso pressed, Naked skin to naked skin in sweet embrace Now...

TIGHTROPE (IP)

In matters acrobatic Sue was a true fanatic. She loved to stretch and run and jump It really gave her Dad the hump – So she thought she’d live the...

THE SCREAM (poetry Monthly)

Why has the sky turned an ugly blood red? Wind whirling and swirling round the pain in my head? And I open my mouth but can’t utter a cry As hither...
Cherry

THE BALLAD OF ANNIE GRAY (Poetry Monthly)

A fair young maiden sat and wept Upon the forest floor; The hot tears fell until she slept For she could weep no more. She tossed and turned in...
Cherry

FIFTH COLUMN (LONDON)

For the London Competition
Cherry

BERMONDSEY BOY (LONDON)

This is the story of my Uncle Ern Not much of a scholar, but willing to learn. Shit shovelling, coal heaving to earn him a shilling, Whatever was...
Cherry

MELTDOWN

​ ​A child's view of his autism and epilepsy. Wheat represents BAD for him. My world is wheat; Orange, black and brown With scary firework flashes,...

JUST AN ANT.

I wish I was a butterfly Fluttering prettily, ever so high; Or even a buzzy bee, furry and funny Collecting the nectar for sweet golden honey. Even...
Cherry

ANTICIPATION

We-ve-all got a tale to tell - This is mine, so listen well. I laughed with joy, Ant-icipating That my beloved would be waiting By the gnarled old...
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Cherry

UNSOCIAL SERVICES

'You can take your Mother back home now She seems to have come through it'. 'She cannot walk, so tell me how You reckon we could do it'. ​'Not my...
Cherry

DR BEECHING

Dr Richard Beeching After much financial preaching Closed half the railways across the nation - But not East Grinstead - his local station!

KING HAROLD GODWINSON

King Harold Godwinson With the battle nearly won Got an arrow in the eye And waved the English throne goodbye.

DIANA PRINCESS OF WALES

Diana Princess of Wales Was the subject of gossip and tales; Then she died due to 'media harassment' Thus saving Charles further embarrassment.
Cherry

ALL SOULS

Icy fingers on gnarled brown limbs Of ancient creaking trees Point towards the darkling sky Where thunderous clouds Scud by on boisterous breeze;...
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LOVERS LAMENT

It’s sad Roses are not ever red - You just think they are Violets are not blue - You just want them to be. Sugar is bad it’s said. Like you Are bad...
Cherry

COMRADES

Sitting in quiet companionship On a grassy cliff where flowers grow And thoughts like restless winds fly free, Gazing at the bay below. Remembering...

SNOWDROPS

Wild flowers grew abundantly In sunny fields when I was young; And golden daffodils in Spring When new love had just begun. He brought red roses to...
Cherry

SENSE

Eight dresses, seven pairs of shoes Two not worn, the rest well used. One shabby coat in navy blue; Must have been quite nice when new. A dozen...

SARAHS TALE

cAME TO ME IN A DREAM

JOAN

La Pucelle d'Orleans Dressed as a man when it was wrong; Led the troops to free her land Armour clad, with sword in hand Such daring deeds to...
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Cherry

ELEPHANT PARK (LONDON)

London Competition Entry The Tale of the Fate of the Heygate Estate
Gold cherry

CARNIVAL

London...is the place for me London, this lovely ci-ty …..la la la la la la la la la….. This hot weekend I surely will Catch me a ride to Notting...
Cherry

WRITING ON THE MOVE

I recommend the London bus when seeking inspiration; All sorts of human life is there, and folks of every nation. All crammed together, talking,...

HEATWAVE

Hot hot hot Squinting eyes aching head; Sweat runs down my neck Between my breasts. I'm a wreck! Is my skin turning red? Hope not! I'll soon be sore...

BLUE SKY TREE HIGH

There was once a silly pixie Out to have some fun; He took a walk down to the lake And looked up at the sun By the sparkling waters edge Lapping at...

CALL ME DAVY

I followed a group when a South London teen Neither adult nor child - something in between; And for all of you youngsters not born way back when -...
Cherry

SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

There's Mum's silk Eiffel tower scarf Brought back by me in sixty three From gay Paree; And bootees from my sweet firstborn - She grew so fast they...
Cherry

SMELL THE ROSE

Closest to me genetically Just minus 4 mathematically, Separated only by time and miles,; Both small in height, but big on smiles; So different: yet...

NEXT YEAR

Next Year will be better It cannot be worse! But we said that last Christmas When we hoped to reverse The ills and the sorrow Of an unjust, cruel...

WANTED DOWN UNDER

It's all about RISK
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JACOB REES-MOGG

JACOB REES-MOGG We thought we could trust you Oh Jacob Rees-Mogg A man with a backbone, No Tory lapdog. Now you’re doing a U-turn Might accept the...

BASIL

REWRITE OF 'THE BASIL POT' MY STORY POSTED 2014

SECRETS

I don't know what to say - Because it's a secret. I don't know who I am - Because It's a secret. I don't know where I was When it became a secret I...
Cherry

FIZZY HYPE

It ain’t what it’s cracked up to be, Champagne; It bigs you up; but drink too much - It brings you down again. It makes you laugh as bubbles burst...
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