After the rain

The sky’s grey fury has been spent From cascading tears, to gently Whispering a final tribute On a moist breeze haunting the fields The trees, they bow beneath the wind In a hesitant symphony; Shaking the water from their leaves They glisten and cease their mourning Soft rays of sun reach out to pierce ThroughContinue reading “After the rain”

A blurred world

I like it when I take my glasses off When the world around me becomes hazy For there’s a kind of beauty in the mist Something precious about imperfection I like the escape from the harsh, blunt world Lines so visibly drawn and too precise Where we police a division, distinct Between the black andContinue reading “A blurred world”

Letting go

I had a dream which I clung to My heart refusing to give up Though daily my body weakened Toppling beneath ambition’s weight   Like an addict I would pursue The thrilling heights of achievement While eyes would forever look to The place I could find my next fix   And so I never pausedContinue reading “Letting go”

Alive

When you love, like a rocket into space You launch a once secret piece of yourself On a thrilling ride into the unknown – And part of you clenches with choking fear For there you are, exposing your true self Opening to the world to reveal your Tender vulnerabilities, those hidden Secrets now they stirContinue reading “Alive”

Surrender

When she sang to me, her voice rode the air The sounds making love to the universe While her golden hands threaded through my hair And teasing and tempting she held me tight   When she smiled at me, my soul reached the sky Leaping and soaring on the wind’s currents To my fears andContinue reading “Surrender”

Revelation

So now you know the truth my dear, I’ve revealed all to thee; The battle fought behind closed doors – Brooding gloom of the past Now liberation sings sweetly, That there’s no more to hide; And blessed is my twitching heart – Calmed now you’re there inside   Image: Girl with a Pearl Earring, JohannesContinue reading “Revelation”

Addiction

You’re choking, fiercely spluttering In depths of darkness, as the weight Of all your failure presses down And alone, you scream in the night   The surging fire of your heart Creates a muddled stormy mess Now all your self-control destroyed You sink into mania’s clutch   Burning overtakes your senses Leaving them numb, exceptContinue reading “Addiction”

Adieu

Adieu, I hear her whispering A bitter sigh upon her lips Her body’s ache is audible Her pain shimmers before my eyes   Her face is blank with resistance Yet I see her grim turmoil as It wreaks havoc – beneath her brow Lurks her mind’s unrelenting ghost   I want to touch her, andContinue reading “Adieu”

Premonition

I have the same dream, over and over Where I’m running as though I’m trying to Reach infinity Picking up the pace, across the green fields I’m running as the clock is ticking, and I must reach the sea   Then I am there, the water before me A carpet of blue that reaches outContinue reading “Premonition”

The Dawning Night

The sun, she stoops to kiss the sea Reluctant touch, as fatefully Her colour bleeds away from sight Cedes to murky realms of twilight But until then she glows fiercely Defiant of her destiny Rebelling against her night foes Though caught in death’s spasmodic throes Up above an erupting sky Signals to all a warningContinue reading “The Dawning Night”