The Local Loch, August 2014 (27th)Prehistory’s iPad.The Local Loch, August 2014 (27th)1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
When light hit the water
a supernova dance of
scurrying dust swayed
in their amber infinite.
When the wind tapped,
the waves flapped their feathers
and spread into
a migration of curly black lines
on a child’s drawing,
choppy pattern after choppy pattern,
wave conforming to wave
into a wallpaper covering
algae, flotsam, dead bricks, dead stone,
until the irregular birds changed the flow.
Be it the duck that draped a dress
behind in a V-shaped groove,
or the pudding-plump coots
who gently honked, imprinting
flat bubbles on water.
They live in the reflection of Life.
Fringed by feathers like icy mountaintops
and dead fish bloated on pollution,
an Irn Bru bottle imitates the nature it killed.
An orange bread packet is ignored by the mallard
for the tragedy it brought to town.
It’s a flat town, a houseless town,
but still a moving community of
twig islets and breadcrumb empires.
Fringing on their utopia is us,
us standing still from dry grey pavement
The Local Loch, August 2014 (27th), BI enter the trees.The Local Loch, August 2014 (27th), B1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
Between the dozing leaves,
hugging canopy and soothing shade
I awe at a swan bathe.
Cruiseliner, white, pure, naked
graceful, living china.
Seven others chat by the hidden soil shore.
They see me, spread out ornamentally,
politely move away
and then fly
with curved ceramic blades
ready to pierce gravity’s oppression.
I've found Peace.
StarsThe stars in the skyStars2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Glow like fireflies
In the thin veil of the night
Pale glow to be seen
His brilliant beauty
Charm the gods
HospiceSummer's dyingHospice2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
I can feel the chill on her shallow breath
And the color's draining from her youthful face
She's bleeding out, I tell you
In red, yellow, and orange
And there ain't a single thing we can do
She'll want to be buried just like her mother
Laid to rest in a simple white coffin
No roses set on her grave
It's not warming
But it's final
Even as the rest of the world
Collapses into her absence
Perhaps she knows
Perhaps she's always known
The MoonNight Sky Black as PitchThe Moon3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Startling Diamond Moon
A Quilt of Stars and a Stitch
Morning Comes Too Soon
A Cheshire Smile in The Sky
Clever Grin To See
A Wispy Cloud Shields My Eye
And Takes Takes The Moon From Me.
The ViodThe darkness is surrounding me.The Viod1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
Looking left and right is this dark depth of nothing.
I am not sure where to go because all i see is black.
Getting confuse just walking and maybe even in place.
I hope this is a dream, because i don't want to live here anymore.
Continue to just seeing all but nothing, and getting scared inside.
Just waiting to explode and scream out my inner demons.
Saying that this isn't so.
I don't want this to be my end.
Wondering and wondering to no avail.
Going more insane by the minute.
Trying to look deep inside me.
Hoping and striving for a light or a way out.
Starting to wonder more and more if their even is a way out.
But this walking doesn't do any good.
So i sit and wait, while my madness take over.
Nothing to see out here but on the inside.
Thinking about what i must have done wrong in order to escape.
While also thinking that their must be a light that will spark and shine the way out.
This can't be the end, so i guess i just have to look forwa
The WatcherI lay here,I lay thereThe Watcher16 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
I want to cry
but I can't shed a tear
When did this all happen?
I run and hide,
no hugs for me, please
I'm soft, but rigged
Voices anger at me,
but not for me
I am loved,
They wish to be me
free and wild
But all I do is
I don't speak
for I can't speak
waiting for a hand
I am just a cat
RainLooking into the sky,Rain3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
I watch every tear fall
ever so slightly from the heavens.
"Why are you sad?"
The sky answers with a thunderous boom.
The sun hides away,
almost as if it were afraid of the sky.
It's so cold.
I stand in the rain,
in wait for the sun to come out again.
In the meantime though,
I let the tiny drops of ice
shatter on my bare skin.
Warmth no longer exists.
AutumnBreeze comes,Autumn5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Autumn is coming.
Silver EtchingsSilver EtchingsSilver Etchings3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
by Tricia Pattinson
On a slope of emerald
Soon to white
Your clouds drift and shine
Down on this earthly paradise
Like silver etchings
Of: "I love you all without conditions, My silly children!"
Across a true blue sapphire swath
A blanketing of secure jewelry floating by
Thrown over a sleeping child
Who dreams playing unafraid
In forests and oceans
Your hand has shaped
Who could live without some clouds?
Reminders of unconditional love
Floating along and above
Delicate silver etchings
On a sapphire sky
Masquerading as clouds
Blotting the full nature of the Sun's fire
Prolonging our vision so we might read
With our own eyes Your true message
"I love you all without conditions, My silly children!"
As read from an emerald slope
Soon to be white.
Nature`s ScentThe last summer breezeNature`s Scent3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Plucks crispy, browned petals
From their stems,
Taking the papered petals
To the dirt in front of my feet.
Smiling at the
As I crush them
Into pretty dust,
I continue onward
On the dirt hiker`s path.
I want to see the water.
That were once
Tiny baby sprouts
Now lift their arms of green
And break the sky.
An egret`s white feathery back
Shoot down to Earth,
Blinding my eyes
With pure light.
I continue onward
On the dirt hiker`s path.
I want to see the water.
I smell it.
But lively waters,
Of warty bull frogs,
Of twittering tiny gnats,
Of largemouth bass,
Of snapping turtles,
Even though not all of them
They`re still a part of
But, then I see it.
But lively waters.
No warty bullfrogs.
No twittering gnats.
No largemouth bass.
No snapping turtles.
I saw it.
I saw it and almost
Not the good nature sc
That Threatening FirewoodThat firewood had it coming.That Threatening Firewood5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
It’s a serious matter to be bitten.
I can still feel my hand numbing.
Its fate will now be written.
That firewood can only laugh.
It left the fight unharmed.
It didn't even break in half.
I was left profoundly alarmed.
That firewood will soon perish.
I intend to set it all aflame!
I roared acting all bearish.
You did this! You’re to blame!
That firewood will soon be ash.
I strike a match, then throw it down.
I watch as it goes up in a flash.
The flame engulfs and starts to drown.
That firewood will be gone forever.
I jump and down with glee.
I finally accomplished that endeavor.
That nuisance is gone and I am free!
Trick's Lullaby"Trough miles of thornTrick's Lullaby1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
there sat one single rose.
It was broken and wilted
it was fading away.
Until one day there came a dragon who planted a garden
there were colors of many that danced in the wind.
Though none could grow
near the single rose.
It's thorns would force away
anything that tried to touch the rose.
One day grew two flowers of red and blue
They wove through the thorns
they passed all the leaves
until they found the rose.
It sat there, dying, it's petals falling one by one.
The flowers grew around it, pushing away the thorns
and letting the sun through.
And the rose bloomed
and it shone purple
and it grew.
The rose looked out over the garden, at what it had missed
while locked in the thorns.
And it cried.
It cried in happiness.
It cried in fear.
It had never been here.
And the other flowers grew around it's stalk
and they bloomed beside it.
And the rose was happy"
DaemmerungSo wie alles sein Ende kennt,Daemmerung1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
sich leise auch die Sonne senkt,
und in der Ferne der Wald zu brennen scheint,
sich die Nacht mit dem Tag vereint.
Und der Horizont lodert leise,
auf eigentümliche, geheimnisvolle Weise.
Der letzte Blick die fernen Kronen trifft,
aufgelöst in Nebel, aufgelöst in Nichts.
Ja, es scheint die Welt würde dort verschwinden,
sich in der Ferne nur der endlose Nebel zu befinden
und Licht und Schatten ineinander fließt,
Dunkelheit über uns vergießt.
A Foreign TravelScoped visions of enchanted enclosures,A Foreign Travel13 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
change in the moonlight.
Changelings shift in the night,
as blood drips from the red moon.
The feel of experiencing the moments,
is an untellable sight.
Some beings even like to dance with delight.
Creatures in the shadows stare,
installing great fright.
Despite the evil,
this place is just right.
Eternal BreathA world lush with forestry,Eternal Breath2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Animals mingling amongst the brush,
Breathing with ease for millennia;
A world thick with smoke,
People working day and night,
Suffocating for decades;
A world where the smoke thins,
Streets bustling with people,
Able to breath once again;
Worlds where smoke is long gone,
Civilization thriving along with nature,
Breathing in peace for eternity.
starsstarsstars3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
the dew soaked
Drenched In the erie
white glow of the
and leaves caress
perfect orbs of light
ColorsImagine blue as the ice,Colors1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
a breath of fresh air,
a color of sadness.
Imagine red as a passionate desire,
a deadly rose,
the blood that runs through your veins,
a color of love.
Imagine green as the color of life,
the color of true friendship,
the color of content.
Imagine yellow as excitement,
as sparks that tingle your skin,
the color of joy.
Imagine orange of the color
of warmth and comfort,
and the color of difference.
Imagine purple as the darkest of nights that fill you with deep thoughts,
the color of envy yet at the same time;
Imagine a rainbow,
full of magic and joy,
filled with all colors and
MotherA flurry of warm kisses beat down dissentionMother3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
the raining force drowing out cares;
a humid whisper lingers by your ear
as the embrace trickles down your skin.
Soaked by a seeping sort of carress,
sinking in, softening seduction.
A sudden flash and her voice thunders
vibrating your very soul
A tumulous torrent of angry pounding
besieging you with her whipping barrage,
leaving no chance at defence.
Her unseen hands clutch at your hair and clothes
as they force you this way and that;
Abruptly it leaves you
now frightented and cold
drenched in the wrath of her scold.
Bitlets 156No moon or new moon?Bitlets 1564 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
I have no view of a nouveau moon.
FlowersI reached out to stroke the soft, delicate petals of the flower, "Such a beautiful thing," I whispered softly to what seemed like nothing. "You still talking to yourself, Jas? I thought you were sane," A deep, pleasant laugh sounded beside me. "I guess I am, Ronnie. What's wrong with it?" I looked at him briefly, but turned my attention back to the flower. "You see, kiddo, this flower is much like us people. Even that weed, over there. It's still got the same characteristics, still a plant, right, kid?" He continued before I could answer, "Yeah, it's not as pretty on the outside," He walked over to the droopy plant, "But you see, Jas, it's still got the same cells, right? You feel me, Jasmine? It's still the same thing, but some," He picked the weed, "Are poisonous, much like us people. Maybe, love, whoever or whatever created us all, didn't make any of us all that different, after all," He gave me the flower, and he kept the weed in his hand. "I want you to take one petal ofFlowers1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
Song of the MoonAs the sun sets and the darkness falls upon the earth,Song of the Moon1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
A sound breaks the silence.
A sound that calms the wind down to a whisper,
A sound which even the crickets stop and listen to,
The night time lullaby hypnotizes the land and animals,
It settles in a calm sense of silence that blankets the air.
When the howl hits, it fills your body with an indescribable feeling,
A feeling that shocks the body and places it in a position of calmness.
The Song of the Moon comes from the heart and soul of a wolf alone.
Nature plays tricks...!so the sun descendsNature plays tricks...!1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
creating wondrous colours
splashing across the sky
painting the horizon
through the light of the sun
all is silhouetted
causing different shapes
to flutter in the breeze
a long slender stem
it`s branches spread out wide
black against the setting sun
dwarfing the evening scene
as the sun disappears
its path leave such colours
from this tender angle
this stem is really grass
© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved
The Way of the NightThe night waxes as the darkness comesThe Way of the Night5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
And the lights start to flicker off.
The crickets begin to set their claim,
And the cicadas join their cry.
And the stars brightly show in the sky above.
In the forest, there is a cry,
And all rush away.
The moaning of the trees lies in the wind,
The cracks and splinters formed in its wake.
All who hear the cries of the night
Must accept them or go mad,
For the trees lash and they moan,
The owls call,
And the insects beat out a steady rhythm with their voice.
Give in or ruin the world.
That is the way of the night.