Footprints [author unknown; see footnote] One night I dreamed a dream. As I was walking along the beach with my Lord, Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, One belonging to me and one to my Lord. After the last … Continue reading Footprints Poem
Out Of Control Lethargy invades the space of my physical being and ebbing waves of wasted energy escape along the surface of my skin Tiredness controls my thoughts which hold me prisoner no motivation to erase the memories no wish to love no strength to hate Forgiveness cannot exist in the cesspool of indifference … Continue reading Out Of Control ~ A Poem
In The Chicken Joint – A Satirical Poem Just ordinary people leading ordinary lives Just pink and brown and white folk Snacking on their chicken Chomping at their chips Sucking on their softdrinks And mucking up their fingers The coleslaw a gooey mess shoved aside. What sort of people come here? Why so many … Continue reading In The Chicken Joint ~ A Satirical Poem
For those who regularly read the articles here, you might have noticed lately that a fair amount of poetry has been featured on The Holly Tree Tales' blog. To my surprise and increasing pleasure, the poetry has received a growing audience, which is greatly appreciated. One never knows what might appeal to others to read. … Continue reading Poetry At The Holly Tree Tales
Discovering Farewell Somewhere close by, the frantic honking of geese Answered rudely by a sleepy donkey. The night sky was clear, the moon like cheese Our warm breath mingled, so that where we sat all misty. So much time gone by, in which to fill minutes with conversation, Yet we merely skimmed surfaces of our … Continue reading Discovering Farewell ~ A Poem
You And Me Hey! Sunshine, Don’t carry this sad burden all alone, Don’t forget that you have me. Show not your lonely countenance to the world, Because, it is not just you – it is also me. Something quite innocent, turned into a loving spontaneity. Do not try to suppress this, allow your white dove … Continue reading You And Me ~ A Poem
This poem was originally written without a title; a second version was written a few years later, given the title “Hope Regained”. This is the original version, with title added. * Hope Regained All alone, inside ice cold and sad tonight, here in this empty room; Listening to the sounds of passing cars and … Continue reading Hope Regained ~ A Poem
Love Spent In A Moment Love struck as sharp as lightning; So what if merely for an instant? It clutched me to its sensual bosom, Held my thoughts, and soul, imprisoned. Infatuation, in this game, Wants its name to come before all else, Yet this time I know that it is Love Who has captured … Continue reading Love Spent In A Moment – A Poem
In The Garden Of The Mind With sweet bitterness I think of the way we hurt And wonder at the monstrous thoughts That claim for themselves The precious moments of our lives. What right, these demons of destructive power, To tread so heavily on our dreams? How dare they obscure the sunshine from … Continue reading In The Garden Of The Mind – A Poem
This is a reposting of one of my poems, which was published on The Holly Tree Tales a couple of years ago.
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I came across a journal containing a few of my poems yesterday, scribbled down in pensive moments many years ago. This poem was written in September 1986 … less than a year after reluctantly leaving my beloved Africa. I cannot recall whether this was personal or a reflective observation, but have no doubt that I would at some time have known the emotion.
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Beating on the shore of a sensitive ocean
Lashing waves of tumultuous emotion
Deepest feelings, passionately wild
Rhythmically drumming in the heart of this child.
Great gusts of hurtling, mixed desire,
Tingling dramatically, searing like fire.
Tumbling like flames through veins vulnerable
Affecting this child, young, green and gullible.
Coming together, the fire and the sea
Warmth and coolness of sweet discovery.
This child torn apart, not knowing direction
Wary of love, afraid to meddle in reflection.
One will win through to dictate the outcome;
One will show…
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