‘Photograph’

I can be pretty

I can be pretty disturbing

I can be momentous

I can be somewhat unnerving

I can comment

I can cement

Be an embellishment

Or a strong statement

I can be moving

I can be captivating

I can be repulsive, revolting

Truthful

Boasting

I can be limited

Or be immense

I can be shallow

Or reach into uncharted depths

I can be loved

Or be despised

Be revered

Or be maligned

I can be social

Or be aloof

I can be political

Serve as proof

I can nudge lightly

Or shake provocatively

I can be subtle

Or dance emphatically

I am, who you are, and what you want to say!

Happy Birthday…

twelve of your thirty-seven birthdays I have got to know you over

from indecisive to tentative to reluctant to celebratory to maturer

your beauty has become deeper

your heart, larger

your mind, sharper

your wit, quicker

your generosity, bigger

your love, stronger

your care, broader

your thoughts, clearer

your joy, entire

your sorrow, briefer

your life, fuller

our lives together, better than ever

happy birthday, my complete woman!

A Blank Canvas Full of Filth?

About thirteen years ago, I was in a bad place. Quite disillusioned. I’d lost my way. So I wrote this little poem. Again, quite amateurish when I read it now. I thought however, it does convey my feelings at the time quite vividly. The world, a blank canvas. And depending on one’s stage in life, it can be a beautiful painting or a painful riotous mess. Here’s my take on it, from over a decade ago!

 ‘And All That Jazz’

Fast cars

Speedy lanes

Rakish boys

Foolish dames

 

Chases, places, faces

Quests in vain

Humans littered

Dot the endless chain

 

Play their parts

Love or hate

Or clean slate?

 

Methodical madness

Serial killers

Distressed damsels

 

Untamed flowering love

Heartaches & heart breaks

Unholy consumerism

Nationalistic fervor in drought

Intellectual voyeurism

 

Emotional plethora

Repertoire of sins

Conflict, battle

Some you loose

Some you win

 

Religious biases

Biased doctors

Wicked copters

Twisted tales

Clandestine counters

 

Cheating wives

Cuckold husbands

Divorced minds

‘Vows’ in dust bins

 

Generation Potter

Dope head daughters

Minds in gutters

Sterile rotters

Bashful leaders

Cultural feeders

Perverse needers

 

Gyrating bellies

Insatiable appetites

Travoltas and Kellys

 

Nations at war

Agendas of peace lie tore

Imitation products galore

Pleasure parlors

And HIV whores

 

Sweaty pores

Impure shores

Sliding doors

Sights to abhor

 

Philadelphia sadness

Life’s marathon

Sporadic gladness

 

Bitter sweet symphonies

Endangered species

Cheerleading sweeties

Illogical treaties

 

Some silent

Some squeaky

Some clean

Some freaky

 

This world

This life

Canvas of diversity

And all that jazz