How hard people to strive for peace

marches to seek wars to be aborted

many trying to help those in the fight

refugees by the thousands driven out

from their homes and lands of their birth

desperate and scared upon this earth!

The harsh struggles just to live peacefully

is a never ending battle for survival

on the front line of streets and roads

protesting with posters waving them high

with words pleading for man kinds peace

their will and determination will never cease!

Refugees living in atrocious conditions

with little help and no food or water

displaced from their lands and homes

as wars ravage their lives all around

peace is a pray for hope in their hearts

as they are driven by force to many parts!

Onward never giving up the will to fight

their endeavors go ever on for peace

but ever is threat of another conflict

as countless numbers wander so lost

never to surrender though the journey hard

they pray one day to hold a winning card!


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She smiled as next to her a mother and child

stood close by her to cross the busy road

yet seconds later she turned back they were gone

nowhere in sight as she glanced around

a little shaken at this she crossed the road

where could they have vanished so quickly

this made her more aware of who was near

as a sense of understanding filled her with fear!

Were they really beside her or just a spirit

not a real mother and daughter standing there

could there be ghosts amongst people about

not all you could see were actually there

what other explanation could it possibly be

between the countless people on the street

it made her shudder it certainly made her think

somebody to disappear within one blink!

From that day forth she was far more certain

not everything we see can be real at all

that maybe ghosts do really without doubt exist

within the living not hiding from our view

in buildings for paranormal investigators to find

with electronic devises to make any contact

but around us anywhere part of life’s fabric

real beings normality not just party tricks!

Feeling wiser she moved cautiously on!


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Into the wilderness to escape the crowds

taking a hike into the country meadows

the fresh air on your face you breath in

those surroundings filling all your senses

in the wide open spaces and how quiet

birds singing loudly so sweet and relaxing

walking along a country lane into the distance

no need to rush but just gently advance!

The sun shinning down through the tree leaves

sprinkling warm air onto your face and body

wide open land you find a narrow footpath

taking you through and across the open fields

twisting its way as the grass blends with bushes

the smell stimulating and tingling all your senses

viewing open fields and groups of trees

a tractor in sight around you butterflies and bees!

A few fluffy white clouds sprinkle the skies

warm as you bask on your slow stroll

time means little as you step onwards

along that gently rising green pathway

the time comes to turn back homeward bound

as the day passes you all feel so calm

hungry now it is the welcome return for tea

refreshed but tired feeling now carefree!

A welcome arrival after such a lovely country stroll!


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The Knight!

All eyes were focused on the courtyard

of the castle as upon the horse

the knight sat proudly in the saddle

dressed in his full battle armor

surrounded by the cheering followers

wishing him well as he prepared

to join his waiting army outside the gate

as they gathered to follow seeking their fate!


Across the drawbridge he slowly made his way

there before him his army stood patiently

thousands of men loyal to their leader

in the sunlight reflecting off his silver helmet

they parted allowing him to ride through

up a hill to be able to look down upon them

there was a respectful hush around

as they prepared to head conflict bound!


Above them he looked gloriously at the troops

surveying with pride his men gazing at him

a man of few words he spoke to them all

we head into battle we fight together as one

unsheathing his sword thrusting it into the air

there was an almighty cry that echoed about

he turned and the soldiers followed close behind

marching to the enemy they sought to find!



Families viewed with great worry and deep concern

until they had gone from sight praying for their return!




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He never meant to touch their arm

but within seconds they turned on him

trying to say they had assaulted them

but it was an accident an innocent knock

while his mind was in a distant place

this to him was an unsettled space!


Anger surrounded him what was happening

from a happy atmosphere people were tense

there was a sudden change but why

as stress grew he quickly moved out

concerned now at what was going on

in the town area something was wrong!


Maybe it was his own state of thinking

trying to find an answer for their behaviour

it is a community where moods easily swing

but that day to see how thoughts could change

made him aware of the frailty of society

how easily the population is filled with anxiety!


We can only hope peace can be maintained!



Published in: on 10/03/2021 at 15:30  Leave a Comment  

Into Sunlight!

He came out of the tunnel into the sunlight

though feeling like another dimension in time

from the darkness he felt being watched

but held back his emotions from inside

it was if a veil had been cleared away

out into a nice welcoming good day!


Had not seemed right since the last evening

taking part in a seance at his house

for a laugh his girlfriend said enthusiastically

friends had come around for a chat

when it was suggested this would be fun

so they agreed and the session begun!


At first it was just one big giggle

a different event to participate in

when voices were heard the mood changed

no longer a pleasure as they became scared

and the seance was quickly brought to an end

for the group that here did attend!


So even after a long night of broken sleep

the memories were still fresh in his mind

nervously driving to clear his thoughts

the tunnel brought the night before into focus

and was able to push back his fear

as at last the new day was here!


Yet in his mind the voices still whispered to him!



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His mind had become clear as if a light

had been switched on in his brain

struggling to make his mark in this world

seemed to fail at everything he tried

was often laughed at and treated inferior

but realized the moment had arrived

when he had to make a step forward

as his pride needed to be restored!


Facing life in the full glare of a new day

set out to find his own personality

not sheepish or running to hide away

but he could stand on his own two feet

not to cause trouble in any situation

yet making him feel he was in control

able to be on equal terms with others

shoulder to shoulder with fellow brothers!


No longer hiding but head held high

taking charge at last of his destiny

now mingling and not being an outcast

in an unforgiving teaming society

no more to hover in the background

a new lease of life from this time on

he had never before felt this strong!


Taking in his fresh image moved on with his life!



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She could not hide the fear within

thinking of the journey ahead

spiritually was feeling sad and alone

many times tears had fallen

she fought to keep a positive composure

seeking to find that closure!


Wanting a divorce yet her husband

just would not let her go

to her the relationship was certainly over

all she wanted was a conclusion

no going back simply wanted her freedom

taking such a long time to come!


The day came when she could take no more

so with a heavy heart they met

facing each other to try and make an agreement

just wanted the divorce papers signed

an atmosphere of tension as she feared

he could not be civil and at her jeered!


There was no chance of going back knowing

there would be a hostile reaction

stood up to him though he did lash out

making her left eye bruised leaving her in pain

but the anger eventually did subside

all those years of bitterness could not hide!


That moment at last was reached he signed

for a moment saw a glimpse he could be kind

now it was over both going their own ways

could only hope there would be far better days!



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He stood motionless in the empty square

where many had been standing with him

what had caused them to panic and run

from a noisy happy throng to no one

alarms sounded loudly their pitch so high

knowing he should move as security went by!


A little dazed he followed the rest to the outside

where crowds huddled in anticipation

smoke could be seen billowing from within

as they were held back from the fire

the flames emited from a small clothing store

thick smoke began to fill the top floor!


The fire brigade were soon on the scene

police helped those gathered at the entrance

luckily everyone had been evacuated

so no casualties were thankfully reported

panic had been averted so everything serene

such a great conclusion to what could have been!


Onlookers watched as the situation was quelled

then slowly dispersed from the shopping area

as many emotions were expressed that day

for most sensibility was certainly on display!



Published in: on 09/02/2021 at 17:04  Leave a Comment  

Red Rose!

What an amazing gesture it felt good

a gift of a large red rose

that moment of rapture warm inside

someone at last who cared

filled with joy accepted this special gift

those thoughts of love swift!


Overwhelmed at such a sweet present

it was in fact their very first meeting

she was a young and a happy romantic

but went with the flow it was a date

knew she should just have some fun

as they set out for the day in the sun!


Could not part with the red rose flower

to her a symbol of love and respect

kept it always in the pages of a book

being the first she had received

marrying the man who had given it

truly believed they were a good fit!


Always remembering the gift of the rose

for her alone it had been chose!

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