Heaven on Earth 

Todays poem is from the August new prompt of ‘Heaven and Earth’. Slightly different for me.

Heaven on Earth 

A micro dot on a grain of sand

Is that me, in this wonderful land

A beach of life, is there more than this?

A vacuum, black hole, gaping abyss

From up above, looking down on my shore

I’m living a life, a life adore

Beyond my dying day, from my birth

Are we already in heaven on earth ?

Decide for yourself 

Todays poem is based on the daily prompt of ‘Oozing’. This has been so difficult today. 

Decide for yourself

Heart beating, a passionate embrace

Anticipation, I touch your face

Beauty oozing from every pore

Leaving me breathless, wanting lots more

Your eyes, your hair, wonderful soft skin

Is this legal, or is this a sin ?

Sinfully Delicious

The title of todays poem uses my new source of daily prompt. My take on it is slightly different.

Sinfully Delicious

Upon my lips, a sense so divine

Your taste, a shiver down my spine

Your scent is such a thrill

A vision of you, wonderous chill

Dressed so well, I desire to unwrap

Under your spell, ultimately trapped

Want and love you, want to be kissed

A flavour I can never resist

Between meals, illegal chocolate snack

Sinfully delicious

And you don’t answer back

Lure of New York 

Today’s poem is based on the daily prompt of ‘Trance’ and I’ve used my holiday there last year as the content. New York is such an amazing place. 

Lure of New York

Eight hour flight, New York bound

Bump, squeal, tyres hit the ground

Taxi ride, hotel check in 17th floor

Wide eyed, keen to explore

Bright lights, city bus tour

Excited at sights, like the brochure

Three days and nights, so much to see

Before boarding Queen Mary at the quay

Big Apple you’ve captured me in a trance

One day I’ll return, I just need the finance 

Another audience 

Todays poem is based on the daily prompt of ‘Recite’. Whenever I have to speak to an audience I draw on the best training course ever received. Spartacus comes to mind but that’s for a future post. 

Another audience 

Nerves in shreds, throat so dry

Stand and deliver, speech, black tie

Expectant crowd, will I be heard ?

Not sympathetic, or devour every word ?

Rehearsed, committed, no stammer

Ready, prepared, checked the grammar

Introduced, shaky words spoken

Scanned the floor, initial reaction

Heart pounding, pulse set racing

Audience captured, jokes interlacing

Confidence abound, successful tonight

Encore, same tomorrow, another recite 

Perfect Symphonies 

Todays poem is based on the new daily prompt as it suits one of my obsessions, soul music.

Perfect Symphonies

Seven inch vinyl, pressed in a mould

Discarded by many, to me solid gold

Either a few or quantities vast

Classic soul music, made in the past

Tamla, Motown, Atlantic, Stax, labels

American artists, spin on turntables

Collectable rarities, worth up to thousands

Out of reach, to me and my hands

Feet tapping, dancing all night

Carries me away, they’re ‘out-a-sight’

Perfect symphonies, memories recount

Remember, it’s what’s in the groove that counts 

This continual nightmare 

It’s Thursday and today I’ve written my poem using the prompt of my daily torment. The thorn in my side in our new team. No names but…

This continual nightmare 

Pain killers don’t take it away

Not again, the same yesterday

Monotonous tone, mumbled lilt

Unable to change, traits in-built

A square peg, a round hole

Blinkered view, unsuited role

A nightmare, a perpetual dream

Pain free future, reset the team

Endless Tears 

Today’s poem is from a new source for a daily prompt, Rebecca Bardelli.

Endless Tears 

One arrives, one departs

Emotions, tugging the heart

Soul set forth, tragic loss

Funeral pyre, flowered cross

Utter dispair, endless tears

Revolving door, year on year

Circle of life, no longer mourn

Celebrated birth, first newborn

Begins again, flood of joy

Family adore, their baby boy

Is it worth it ?

It’s difficult to be positive about my new position and newly created team as there’s a glaring gap between my old role and my new role. The one key word to sum up the difference is “control”. Now there’s a total lack of control whilst previously everything was undertaken and provided in a controlled manner. At some point in the future I’m sure something will be unearthed to make people understand how open and uncontrolled we now are.

Is it worth it ?

Ten years ago, a lifeline thrown

Since then, knowledge has grown

Absorbed, developed, like a sponge

Leap of faith, a deep plunge

Quality, standards, turn-round honed

Unbelievable, all now disowned

Skills the new team has lost

Not now, but at what future cost



When it’s gone it’s gone 

Struggled for a prompt today so I’m using the idea of time. Grasping the moment and using every minute of the day. 

When it’s gone it’s gone 

Fill your day, as now is going away

Use it wisely, don’t lose the time

Wasting it, disgraceful crime

24 hours will soon be gone

Don’t put it off, start from dawn

Soon a memory, a precious moment

Make the present your special event

At midnight, today is lost

Can’t rewind time, not at any cost

Today passes by in all its glory

Never to return, fading into history