stare

Posted: December 3, 2019 in poetry, Uncategorized
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staring at someone
i don’t know who
watching them morph
from human to alien
as time passes by


i watch my feed go from
quiet to loud in an instant
voices from everywhere
have become experts on everything
quoting this and that
trying to outdo each other
with dodgy facts and figures
turning the letters on my screen
from black to red as anger raises,
tempers flare, insults are slung,
friends fall out over nothing
i keep quiet watching the
social media circus unfold
and go into overdrive as its
unceasing story is told to
a world of blank faces
taken nothing in, only
believing what they want to believe
i get up and make another coffee
i need to stay awake and
see who upsets who next


the noise is chasing me
wherever i go,
whoever i’m with
the noise is there
never ending, ceaseless,
in its pursuit of me
a relentless white noise
i cannot see,
i cannot touch,
but i hear it
it has no source
no way of turning it off
there is no escape from this
single, monotonous tone
except death…

the sound of colour

Posted: November 29, 2019 in Uncategorized
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i hear in colour
rainbows of sounds
voices are blue
the wind is red
birds are green
my mind is filled
with colours merging and
coming together in a
multicoloured blend of noise
then they rupture, divide,
disperse back to where
they came from and i am
left with the white
noise of life


silence surrounds me
i am enveloped in its naturalness
my fears escape to the surface
as i hear it moving around the room
peeking in every nook and cranny
exploring places i’ve never been
searching for somewhere to escape
the white noise that comes
with the rising of the sun


voices mix together becoming one
deep, light, black, white
it makes no difference to me
the noise becomes one
a wall of white noise
blocking out life itself
as i shrink in my chair
trying to escape this
mental torture i’m encased in


i watch people go by
like rats in an
overground sewer
scurrying here and there
searching for their
next morsel of life
to gorge themselves on

reflections

Posted: November 24, 2019 in poetry, Uncategorized
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the reflection of your face
on the surface of the canal
allows you to see your true self
if only for a second
before it floats away
into another world

halo

Posted: November 22, 2019 in poetry, Uncategorized
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the incandescent halo
shimmered and twinkled
in scintillating effulgence
at the brilliance
of the flowing
blaze of phosphorescence
that the dazzling dapple
from the corona
effortlessly gave off


rocks huddle together
keeping each other warm
watching over the bog
the sun shines on them
casting disappearing shadows
so that knows it is passing