poetry

Edge of Day

Memories painted in my mind Tapestries spun from emotion Hanging as if to dry A long and windy road trod barefoot As if in requiem to another yesterday The wind howls a deep sigh Inside my head the pictures float A technicolor movie of my life Endlessly showing to a crowd of one Somewhere, the Sea crashes over the rocks That sit at the core of my being Will a B movie actor suffice? My road is forked My path lies which way? Eternal sunshine Or, I simply fall away I am a dreamer dreaming I am an observer observing A growing point in time Treading a weary line The footprints in the sand lead nowhere Except around and around Edging inwards away The mountains in the distance Beckon me

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The Dilemma of Fatherhood

Well, my next book is about demons? vampires? black-eyed kids? NOPE – it’s a short collection of poetry called The Dilemma of Fatherhood….. hopefully out soon on Kindle. It won’t sell but I don’t care – the poetry has an edge….. And the cover features yours truly too…. I hope someone enjoys it as much as I did writing it……

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Online Dating

I’m looking for a date Despite it getting quite late I’ve tried Tinder and Badoo And OKCupid too Yet, all I find are bots And scams and attempts To defraud Porn star pictures Some of them dead A simple reverse search confirms A profile to dread I send messages That go unanswered Poems and thoughts and things That might interest Photos of course I select only What I think to be my best I’m a real catch for someone But this makes no sense Online dating It’s a lottery The ladies in waiting Never reply I an’t get their interest I feel I need to lie About my age To get a look in I want to shout Look at me! I’m wealthy, creative I look younger than I am

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The Creator’s Smile

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A Kiss

What I would give for a kiss A hug by a warm log fire Someone’s hand in mine To feel loved by a woman Who cares for me What I would give for summer Hand in hand on a beach Eyes staring into mine The warmth of her silken skin Loved and happy This loneliness is hard to bear Moment to moment I despair My heart is an empty shell And life a living hell What would I give for conversation Over a bottle of red wine Candle light flickering a while Casting light into the darkness That I now call life.

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The Frog Prince

She grew up as a princess Spoiled through and through Graced by good looks and a photogenic face That took her far and wide Never needing to stand up for herself As rich men took her under wing Italy, Monte Carlo, and guilded palaces held her tall Moet and Cavier, Ferraris and five star Haute couture and the disco Paid the money that she saved The rich guys paid for her lifestyle And now it fades away like all things do The looks, the body, slowly fade She now has a home in Tuscany Where for now, she can relive The ghosts of her life But she is really alone And always will be For her heart does not know love Every time she found it She had reason to

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Regrets

Looking back, it was a mistake One of any number that now plague me Life is a journey Decisions get made And then there are the regrets. The feeling that it could have been different Perhaps, should have been different Knowing that fate was maybe stacked against you Karma being worked as the Wheel turned “It’s life,” she told me today She’s right, but that can’t take away The regrets Karmic debts Have I paid in full yet? Is my future set? A decade gone and all I have Are regrets If I could go back, what would I fix? I’d fix the part of me That couldn’t really see The love I needed lay within me I didn’t need her I don’t need you I don’t need anyone Except

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The Dilemma of Fatherhood

How to explain to a child That I am imperfect? How to cover an inadvertent lie? How to be strong when I feel so weak? How to be a man who does what he speaks? The dilemma of Fatherhood The dilemma of life How to describe evil And otherwise good? How to be fair and just How to to explain the passion of lust? The dilemma of fatherhood The dilemma of life How to not pass on my hang ups My hurts, my fears and my pain How to keep her canvas whole Help her explore and find her way How not to criticise How to be her guide That stands by her side?

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Fire

There’s a fire in my soul Fire in my … Fire Burn, Burn, Burn Fire in my belly Fire in my speech Burning Burn, Burn, Burn There’s a smoulder inside my body A flame within my soul Burning Rising on a wave of passion Fire flames my desire For you Burn, Burn, Burn The fire is inside of me The fire is inside of you We flame Flame

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The Kiss

My lips seek yours The moist touch of playfulness The taste of your scent The electricity of the touch A spiral into the decadence Of pure momentary enjoyment You draw me in and our noses brush I’m falling, falling I’m longing for your touch I long for it so much The kiss Is bliss Heavenly

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