Release (Poem/SOC)

It felt good. It felt right. To have you in my corner, Fighting with me, Gave me the strength to go on. Did you grow weary? Was my load too heavy? Was it too much? Was I too much? Whatever the reason, You seem to have gone now. No more do you ride with me. … Continue reading Release (Poem/SOC)

Morning (Poem/SOC)

A vibration accompanies a beautiful piano riff. OFF!!! The sound of chirpy twats; Reflections of that big, yellow bastard peeking through the curtains. Time to get up and dressed. My hopes of sleeping forever are again thwarted. Quick! Get dressed. Downstairs to break my fast. I envisage a better life as I await the ping … Continue reading Morning (Poem/SOC)

Another Apparition (Poem)

Once again, I was fooled, By the bringer of the light; They held a torch aloft, To brighten up my night. They assured me they were genuine, As they held me in embrace; I allowed the glow to fill my soul; To set smiles upon my face. Little did I realise, They were just like … Continue reading Another Apparition (Poem)

New Year, New Me, Same Old Lies… (Poem)

His form adorns the mirror glass; Unhappy. Within himself; At himself. It’s November. Too late to change. “Leave it ‘til New Year,” He says. “No point in doing it now.” He continues; The same burden of dissatisfaction, Continually weighing him down. December comes. Christmas. New Years Eve. All pass in a flash. January 1st. The … Continue reading New Year, New Me, Same Old Lies… (Poem)

We Will Remember Them (Whether You Like It or Not!)

I begin this post in the aftermath of seeing a short albeit very provocative video on Facebook about how Remembrance Day, the Poppy Appeal, and the Royal British Legion are racist and should be banned/disbanded. I was going to post something else today, but this definitely takes precedence. First of all, I’ll go into a … Continue reading We Will Remember Them (Whether You Like It or Not!)

Give Up (Poem)

If the shoe simply doesn’t fit… Try on another pair. If they don’t care about you… Tell me, why should you care? If you’re swimming against the current… Maybe you can’t resist. If it’s dragging you downstream… Perhaps you should desist. If the odds are strong against… It’s not always wise to fight. If you … Continue reading Give Up (Poem)

The Beacon (Poem)

The darkness became typical Something I expected The loneliness became normal I no longer felt neglected Entities would appear as allies I’d reach out to touch Draw them in close to me A coveted crutch As I leaned into them I fell The ally was never there Looking up from where I lay The entity … Continue reading The Beacon (Poem)

The Light (Poem)

(TRIGGER WARNING–Reference to suicide) I sigh with relief as it closes in, That light I’ve long yearned for within. I stretch my arm and extend my hand, I close in on the conclusion of my plan. The suffering, The pain, The struggling, The shame, It all ends here tonight. I smile with sheer delight. The … Continue reading The Light (Poem)

Buried Treasure (Poem)

What was it made you want to make land here, my friend, And bury your treasure in these sands? What compelled you to feel these shores offered Such certain security for your ill-gotten gains? This one tiny island surely cannot be dug upon by another, You so vainly assume. The island asked not for your … Continue reading Buried Treasure (Poem)

Scorned (Poem) (and an introduction to a new genre on my blog)

Today, 16th March 2017, is when I finally sell my soul to the dark side and debut my least favoured style of literature on Paul.E.Bailey's World. It's something I've been considering for a while to test myself if nothing else. I'm not a big fan of poetry. I won't lie when I say I ignore a … Continue reading Scorned (Poem) (and an introduction to a new genre on my blog)