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Fishbowl

 

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Fishbowl[
**]Poetry by Thomas W. Morris

 

Copyright 2017 by Thomas W. Morris

All rights reserved. This book or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever, without the express written permission of the publisher, except for the use of brief quotations in a book review or educational studies. For use in collections or personal projects, contact the author via the website provided below.

 

Book cover designed by Gerhard Gellinger, Nürnberg.

Distributed by Shakespir.

 

Thomas W. Morris

http://twmorris.com/

 

Contents[
**]. . .

 

Introduction

 

Connecting with words

Ann

Thrasonical

White Night

Art Movement

No Longer Earthworms

Earth to Stars

Frosted Earth

Poppies

Coloured Family

Train Rails

When Autumn Comes

Hour Glass

Fishing

Phoenix Hill

Cinnamon Cinquain

Misshapen Misshapes

 

Floating through void

An Owl & Four Trees

I push myself through the pigeon hole

A long lost deception

Am I thinking in the dark am I

Alone on my bed

Magnetic birds

The path of white figures

Golden Apple

Fruit Bowl

Social Encyclopedia

Golden Goats

Poisoned Fruit

Loose Wires

 

Black Clouds

Musicality

Another Pill

Drunfk Aghain

The Wizard’s Tale

Malicious Erotica

Twelve

Domestic Disturbance

Certain Uncertainty

Veteran of War

Sounds of Insanity

The lights of France turn dim

The tip of the arrow

If the devil is evil

I walk these cold streets

Habits

Bloodshot

Rain Clouds

A Gardener’s Animosity

I inside I

Ferris Wheel

Drunk at Ease

Outcast

The Thoughts of Dennis Green

Money

The Art House

Stick Man

Exploration

Avalanche of Glass

Insects

Bedside

Butterflies

Man or Wasp

Stomach Pain

Pillow Bite

Unstable

 

Patterns of Strange

The Water Dragon

LSD

Strawberry Mushrooms

The cheek of angels

Plastic Horse

I married a Zebra

Cluster of dust

Under a tree of maple

Materialistic Rough Hands

Lions and Cages

Complex Hell

Roots

Black Coffee

The colours of Christmas warm me

Jungle Substance

 

The Lighthouse Beams

Lonely Oak

Bouncy Balls

Larry had a lamb

You are not broken

Betty

Frogs

Giant Chicken

Ben’s Pet Snail

The Headless Eagle

Clean Eyes

Another Beer

Alice’s Cookie Jar

Sam the tastiest clam

 

Heart Shaped

Miss Communication

Words in the sand

Natural Beauty

Our Eyes

A Rubber Mask

Sailboat

Starlight Pyramid

Black Geisha

Leaking Hearts

Blossom

I see it in my phyla

I imagine us on rooftops

Knife Wound

Sapphire Bird

She is a bonsai

Her care was a rental

The Genie Lamp

 

Acknowledgments

About the author

 

[]Introduction[
**]. . .

 

There will be moments in life when you feel like a fish in a small bowl of water. Wanting to explore what life has to offer, but being confined by a glass dome. This is my experience of that feeling, my first three years of writing poetry, and the expression of personal emotions and creative energy.

 

If you asked me a few years back what I would be doing with my time, writing poetry would never have been on the list. For the first three years of writing poetry, I was quite embarrassed by it. It sounds silly to be embarrassed by something productive, but the area where I was raised as a child did not have much culture surrounding the arts. If I was writing poetry in school, there is no doubt that I would have been bullied. This meant that I was keeping my poetic experience and my real life separate, always posting under my pen name – T. W. Morris. Eventually I got a grip and came to terms with myself. During the development of my website, I decided that I need to be free with myself, and express what I have created. Being held back by opinions of others is quite ridiculous; everyone will have likes and dislikes, and are free to express those opinions.

 

That is why I call this title ‘Fishbowl’ as it is how I have felt for the past few years, a fish wanting to explore the ocean but instead feeling trapped. Hopefully this title marks the start of my adventure outside personal confinement.

 

I have ordered the book into genres of poetry, but the first chapter will be my very first works. It may be unusual to begin a poetry book with my most amateur work. However my intentions are not to make an elite, gilded book of master literature. This is more about personal expression.

 

The Chapters:

‘Connecting with words’ contains my first ever poems.

‘Floating through void’ contains personal poetry that I have written in moments of feeling disconnected from the world, outcast and alone.

‘Black Clouds’ contains poetry of turmoil and distress, referring to mental illness, substance abuse and other inflictions.

‘Patters of strange’ contains surrealist and often weird poetry.

‘The lighthouse beams’ contains uplifting, fun, happy and children’s poetry.

‘Heart Shaped’ contains romance poetry, both positive and negative in nature.

 

If you are a writer wishing to collaborate, a student or charity wanting to use my work, or if you need a poem written for any reason, you can contact me and I will try to help out. The entire process of this book has been done alone, including formatting and editing, I apologize for any unnoticed mistakes.

 

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[]Connecting with words[
**]. . .

 

Prior to writing my first poem ‘Ann’ in November 2013, I had little to no experience writing poetry. Of course I had a brief education with poetry in school, but the poetry we had to study was so uninteresting and dull that I lacked focus. I don’t even remember the name of the poets we studied. There’s no doubt that Shakespeare was on the list, and a great writer he is. However I think poetry has moved on a lot from Old English works, and schools should start to modernize their classes.

 

Once my interest in poetry developed, I had to learn about the subject on my own accord. After publishing my first few poems, I went on to make a collection called ‘The Journey’ which would contain several types of poetry as I went on to experiment with the art form.

 

My journey ended with the conclusion that you don’t need to know much at all to create a great poem, it doesn’t need to follow a pattern or be about a specific subject. As long as your poem flows without unintentional obstruction, it can be good. As literature, poetry is very controversial. For that reason, rather than trying to fulfil the emotional needs of readers, I write it for myself. Anyone who boards the train as I travel is a very welcomed companion.

 

This section of poetry contains some of my very first pieces. Despite wanting to go back, I never rewrite a poem once it is published. They mean more to me in pure form.

Ann

The birth of a burden

The bitter breeze coated her soul,

Their encounter wasn’t protected, she should have known.

Looking down at the future with a bitter perspective,

She wants it to blow over but the subject isn’t reflective.

The path has darkened, she is not feeling whole.

How would she maintain the upcoming toll?

Days pass as she becomes weaker,

The forthcoming events could barely be bleaker.

Would she be able to sell with a stomach so colossal?

She cried out to the Lord but didn’t believe in an apostle.

It’s too late for angles they are locked in the basement,

The key has been swallowed along with the replacement.

The time arrived for a new life to emerge,

Her body shook as her heart started to surge.

The monstrous discomfort forced her back to arch and wrists to curl,

Her focus elapsed as the room began to swirl.

Breathing became stable when a moment of tranquillity arose,

“It’s a girl” said the nurse, covering the child in clothes.

She wanted to hold her but was simply too worn,

Ann, a burden was born.

 

A corpse flower blossomed

The garden’s current consisted of consultations,

Leaves started fading despite many applications,

Soils become solid leaving unknown expectations.

Although shadows faced the statute of limitations,

Sunlight still shined upon nature’s beautiful creations.

Storms enflamed the atmosphere as the lone flower looked up into the sky,

Petals struggled sprouting due to the low water supply.

The other flowers have blossomed but this one can’t even cry,

The clouds up above all appear to be dry.

The garden was then moved behind a beauty salon,

Little Ann was confused, where are these people from?

Little Ann asked the lady, “Where is my mom?”

The lady gently replied, “The gardener has gone.”

 

Life in a turtle shell

Dear diary, who am I kidding?

Who needs a diary when these voices kicking,

I’m fifteen tomorrow, not that anyone cares,

All I will get is a few none stop glares.

Ann stopped speaking as her eyes filled with tears.

Who would have thought she would be living life in a turtle shell.

Hiding away, waiting for the metallic smell.

It turns out that foster care is not so caring,

Walking home in fear with a vision quite blurring.

Asking herself, is this life, or is this hell?

Is there a difference? She couldn’t tell.

Her days were spent screaming, but with a silent voice.

At school she sat alone, but it wasn’t a choice.

At home a single meal and a bashing was all she received,

Hunting for the escape rope, but ending on her knees.

 

Small birds can’t fly

Exhaustion executed the heavy wings Ann carried,

Most her age dreamed of shoes and getting married,

But a dove can’t take off when its head is buried.

A nest of two twigs and a worm? No wonder she’s varied.

One night moonlight shined through her bedroom window.

Her eyes sparkled looking down at the beautiful city,

Finally she would be able to live a life not so gritty,

Never before had she felt so pretty.

 

Ann stepped on the edge of the ledge as it began to snow,

The sound of life below covered the wounds from the knife she would no longer know.

The wintery breeze christened her face and left her long silk hair untied,

Her arms then spread wide as she took a deep breath and assumed she could glide,

But as we say good bye,

We all know,

Small birds can’t fly.

Thrasonical

At winter’s bay I stroll by the docks,

crystals of snow lay on the wet planks,

christened by the chilled wind,

the haze cries cold on my cheeks.

Welcomed into a store of fisherman’s raw,

offered many dead swimmers though most I ignore,

but a dusty old book rays my keen eye,

the title ‘a man who’s rod was never dry’

I open this compelling sailor’s chronicle,

soon to discover an artist in fishing he was,

though the image given is very thrasonical,

this is because he is often to say,

‘I am the best, i am the best,

I must smell of fish food spray’

I learned too much boasting soon cleared his dish,

as his cause of death states,

‘eaten by fish’

 

White Night

Knight

Smite

Quite

Fright

Please don’t harm thee.

 

Bright

White

Night

Light

Thanks for setting me free.

 

Art Movement

Brush strokes burn the precious painting,

Some still find the outcome entertaining,

The artist can’t move.

The pencil led has collapsed inside,

Her gentle wrists are now untied,

The artist can’t move.

She has used her last oil pastel,

She has drained her final blood cell,

The artist can’t move.

 

No Longer Earthworms

Before us,

An earthworm could take down a stegosaurus.

But now an antelope cries before the size of an ant,

And rain drops are the arch rival of a plant.

A gorilla is judged by the amount of fur on its back,

Lions are considered weak if they refuse to attack.

The beauty of a fish is drawn by the texture of its scales,

Gilled humans treat shark through the abilities of whales.

An eagle’s strength to fly is highlighted by the size of its beak,

And what good is a mole if there are no eyes to seek.

Camels dress up as grains of sand just to avoid raw meat,

A hedgehog belongs in the Arctic if it can’t handle the heat.

The knowledge of an owl depends on the size of its eyes,

Elephants can’t jump so we will never reach the skies.

Before you laugh at penguins, birds that can’t fly.

Take a look at yourself and ask, who am I?

 

Earth to Stars

It’s incredible how we are,

Crumbs in-comparison to the Milky Way,

The inventors of day and discoverers of clay.

It’s incredible how we are,

Able to see beyond the moon up above,

Send one into space with the love of a dove.

It’s incredible how we are,

So brainless to what flies beyond the sky,

Yet we can see many stars with a single eye.

It’s incredible how we are,

A little big but growing so small,

With brains of an ant that knows it all.

Frosted Earth

Sitting outside an asylum with my brain turned on,

White men in black threads build a lake of logs.

Psychotic people around me keep the fire strong,

Acting for a paycheck like a bunch of lab frogs.

Visit the tadpoles where the pound has frozen over,

Diseased possum with a mind so soft.

All decisions are made by the four leaf clover,

Acting like a wasp webbed in a loft.

Humans influenced by cheats in cheap suits,

Energy flows through a lab of gibberish.

Youth organized by gang signs and cheap zoots.

Dismissing the thought of a flying fish.

Bitter sweet vermin praying on a Sunday,

Joey decides to avoid the academic zoo.

Unconscious awareness sinning on a Monday,

Now Joey has a Joey but doesn’t have a clue.

Some bypass meat but keep ice caps melting,

Adolescent spill blood over their ink.

Why pick up a sword when you reject smelting,

Boats fill with sand and begin to sink.

Puppets on strings from the moment of birth,

Frozen, within a Frosted Earth.

 

Poppies

Poppies buried with,

The deceased we remember.

No white flags remain.

Coloured Family

Sister of red

Brother of blue

Settled in bed

Looking for a clue

Father of green

Mother of yellow

Keeping home clean

To keep one mellow

Aunt of black

Uncle of grey

Holding up a sack

Until the end of day

Grandpa of pink

Grandma of purple

Cleaning the sink

Suitable for a turtle

Niece of silver

Nephew of gold

Unable to rhyme

No longer bold

Train Rails

The train rails break up.

The engine has flown away,

Into the gray clouds.

 

When Autumn Comes

The leaves on a branch fall when autumn comes,

But the roots of the tree continue to grow.

The happiest people seem to live in the slums,

Whereas the better off care too much for dough.

A man with no arms will attempt to play the drums,

But a healthy being will complain about the snow.

An educated horde will sit and twiddle their thumbs,

Whilst the unschooled pick up a stone and throw.

 

Hour Glass

On Monday I turned an hour glass upside down,

On Tuesday I sailed to the south west of Japan,

Wednesday came and I was exploring a new town,

By Thursday I had learned about the Quran,

Friday introduced winter so I sat with a frown.

On Saturday my son started crawling,

On Sunday the sand was still falling.

Fishing

One morning I went fishing

The sun sparked against the waves

Why

Why did I go fishing

I wonder

Phoenix Hill

Beyond the towns of wood and cities of green

Lay the most beautiful hill one has ever seen

You can see it miles into the empty night

The hill is a most magnificent sight

Beyond the castles of darkness and evil

Beyond the human cries and upheaval

Beyond the dragons that are judgmental

Sit a hill near a lake so gentle

You can see the warming glow from space

It fills the aliens and astronauts with grace

You can feel the warming glow in your heart

The smile across your face will never come apart

Approaching the hill you will see the orange air

An atmosphere so charming will fill you with care

The golden phoenix will rise and greet you with a smile

Reminding you that even a burnt out life is worthwhile

When her wings rise she fills the world with adore

So soft even the prisons and buried cannot ignore

The phoenix knows life can crumble with a touch

Yet our whole existence is attempting to clutch

When the lights are dim and worlds stand still

Remember, phoenix hill

Cinnamon Cinquain

Tree bark

Ground to powder

Added to a sea bass

Such a warming sweet spice delight

Burnt tongue

Misshapen Misshapes

Misshapen misshapes.

The water is straight but I’m wavy.

No one is in,

the sorceress grin,

she unravels her tongue on my gravy.

 

Misshapen misshapes.

The shepherd in the room is crazy.

The goats and sheep stare,

the lamb is a square,

the elephant in the room says he’s lazy.

 

Misshapen Misshapes.

The shapes are misshaped,

my brain is a puzzle,

I grab it and nuzzle,

The magician inside has escaped.

 

[]Floating through void[
**]. . .

 

Ever since my days at school I have felt somewhat disconnected from people, my friendships never seemed to last and I spent my time outside of school being alone. To this day it still applies, but I have decided that I like life this way. I’m not completely alone, I have a wonderful future wife and a very supportive family, but there has always been something that seemed off towards my connection with others.

 

‘An Owl & Four Trees’ is an epic poem that I wrote to reflect this feeling. From there I turned it into a small poetry collection, containing my thoughts on society, disconnection, and being alone. In addition, the section contains battles I had with myself. Wanting to express myself more and from bonds, but somehow being dragged back into shadows.

An Owl & Four Trees

As I return from the colony of sweat and peel off my illuminated alien skin,

the frantic hounds of night dance in the ribbons of pleasure,

desperately begging for a slight dose of euphoric enchantment,

dismissing the residuum to come,

dismissing the gentle thoughts and harsh volcanic suffering,

dismissing potential of a blossoming Delilah,

dismissing their own ignorant dismissal.

 

Thoughts of mere anguish coat my otherwise unstable thoughts,

beckoning for the subtle angel of ambition to bless me with glitter,

glitter which can and will be morphed into a poetic blessing,

a blessing which can and will heal the otherwise unstable thoughts,

rupturing into a led enhanced captive spell,

used to not dismiss but assist the sad day of other.

 

Then who will assist the sad day of I?

Could it be a tourniquet sustained with a familiar liquid,

could it be a glimpse of what broken machinery is to come,

could it be the sailing of obnoxious company,

or perhaps the day never rising again.

 

Maybe the sun will be devoured by moon,

light turned dark,

white coated black,

walls splashed with a sea of deep ink.

 

Ink in which I will glide,

my wings sail from the droplets of words,

dripping on to the clouds for the curious to see,

the curious who are not tangled in the chords of modern engineering,

the curious who surpass the serpents of PHP and HTML,

the curious who have wishes of the past developing the future.

Though the future of I will be lived on a dried leaf,

for my head is a dead ladybird,

a dead ladybird with a blue shell and white spots,

and within those white spots one may find a lady,

a lady with no arms playing delightful melodies on a cello.

The bliss of those notes will revive the dried leaves,

the chipped marble, the melted snow, the dissolved sugar,

all restored through the beauty of sound.

 

Sound asleep remain the rust coated heart,

sound asleep remain the copper wiring of veins,

sound asleep remain the melted bronze of blood,

sound asleep remain the dusty archives of brain.

 

We sleep together, lucidly pouncing through nightmares,

chiseling away the footsteps on our friend’s mountains,

smelting the iron in which they spent forging a tower,

drinking the water from every smeared reflection they see,

then forcing the clouds to cry just so we can drink some more.

Once our thirst is quenched the minor will howl,

pointing their fingers at the golden tortoise,

followed by a hailstorm of stones and saliva,

ensuring any sparks are extinguished,

because being gold is a sin within a tin world,

only narcotic lobsters and crocodiles with fur may lay here.

 

Even blooming in a bubble of education will cause rumbles,

they will shake the puzzle box, smite the struggle,

then ask for the exiting pathway of the maze.

As the exit draws near, the suns will descent,

my ambitions will be absorbed into a void,

the royalty of cables will scream at my uttermost effort,

as they glide through purple petals with minimal try.

Before I glide through purple petals,

I will rest for a desert of time,

my passion will be soaked into the stars,

the night sky will be brighter than day,

I will no longer remain and owl that,

is torn between a tree of four.

I will accept others unacceptance,

and glide through purple petals with beaut.

 

Before you glide with me,

explore your deepest dreams,

dance around the white rooms and bounce on the railways,

eat every object in the room to feel the taste,

and live within the remains of dissolving doorways.

 

Stand before the greatest mountains,

chisel away until they are tiny rocks that fit in your hand,

then crush them and laugh as they form waterfalls of dust,

only then you have control of your world.

I push myself through the pigeon hole

I push myself through the pigeon hole,

a small, delicate dove forcing takeoff.

Once free, I climb up towards the clouds,

a gentle bird, gliding above the battlefields below.

It is almost silent up here,

the sounds of gunfire and war are muffled.

Finally I can think,

I can be myself without the savages of war forcing change in my choices,

I spread my wings wide and glow as a white light in the sky.

Despite the harsh black smoke and moments of rain,

the air is clear. I can breathe.

Almost.

I was so close to flying through the forests of freedom,

so close to being my own bird.

Then I felt a racing bullet puncture my left wing.

The war turned silent.

My mind froze, my body numb, my stomach a ball of mush.

Panic and pressure as I push myself to keep going.

Sweat soaking my feathers, a shallow cry in my call.

 

Then I felt a racing bullet puncture my right wing.

They did it.

This is the end.

They shot me down.

A long lost deception

If I had one more eye I’d be a Cyclops

then maybe I could see the elapsing time.

If I had one more tongue I’d be a pangolin

then maybe I could actually express a rhyme.

If I was a dinosaur I’d be a T-Rex

with arms the size of people’s slander.

If I was an animal I’d be a fish

with a voice louder than a war commander.

but I

I have, confined critical conversation to

digitally enable voices with programmed pencils.

I have, unfairly dismissed those afflicted

then attempted a perfect circle without a stencil.

I have, willingly isolated the common voices so

I could rest in comfort with a shoeless misconception.

I have pressured my veins into pressuring me into a long lost deception.

and if

If you, tell me the glass is half full I will laugh and say it is empty.

If you, offer me bread when my skeletal form is glowing I will refuse.

If you, take my hand and try to guide me through the clouds,

I will chop that shit off and fall face first to the ground.

I just

I wish I could write more poems.

My desirable anxiousness really has a lot to say,

but my anxiety screams fuck your thoughts and forces my fingers to rest another day.

Am I thinking in the dark am I

I painted the sun black

with the pastel under my eyes

The sky a silky red

with the blood rush from my thighs

The moon it did not show

too bright for these affairs

The clouds they just move slow

as I exhale my gentle airs

The sun it attempts to glow

but the mountains they stand tall

Soon to be covered in snow

like Christmas at the Berlin wall

Edison the shadows are active

thinking in the dark am I

Some find goblins attractive

others just tend to lie

The poem becomes a strange one

confused the reader may pry

Ask who painted the black sun

am I thinking in the dark am I

Alone on my bed

When I sit alone,

alone on my bed,

my bed asks me why,

why my eyes are red.

I tell it not to worry,

worry about your springs,

because springs can turn rusty and I hate rusty things.

Magnetic Birds

Magnetic birds

fall below me

on to my feet

into the sea

Magnetic birds

swallowing seeds

sleeping in grass

chewing on weeds

Magnetic birds

stuck to the clouds

absorbing the light

resolving the crowds

Magnetic birds

bring me the light

open the sun

rise of the white

Magnetic birds

follow me home

please guide me to

my small concrete dome.

The path of white figures

I close my eyes and enter my mind,

everything is black.

A small, vertical, narrow path is lit up in front of me,

it fades the further it enters the abyss.

As I walk the light guides ahead.

 

Down the path I notice a white figure, a silhouette of sort,

it looks like a couple holding a baby.

I approach closer and the white figures become clear,

I notice my mother, father & grandmother in hospital,

as well as myself as a newborn, laying in a nurse’s arms.

As I attempt to pass, I hear sounds of joy and subtle arguments,

I turn right and see all the figures are moving,

the room is arguing over who gets to hold me first,

of course my mother wins the debate, exhausted as a pyramid slave.

 

I look onward,

in the far distance stands another figure,

to the left of the path this time.

As I get closer I see myself as a child,

about age five, stood in a running motion.

As I attempt to pass, there are sounds of childhood laughter,

I turn my head and see myself being chased by a bunch of other children.

I remember the moment; it was my best friend’s birthday party.

We were playing tag but with a twist, if you were caught you had to do a ten second dance to give everyone a head start.

 

Back on the path I see a figure to the right,

as I near, the memory is already clear.

There is a little boy and his mother sat on the bed, taking turns of a Playstation One controller.

This was around my seventh birthday.

I stand by the figures and look into the memory,

there are sounds of racing cars and chaos,

we were playing Crash Team Racing,

mum would always win.

 

Amazed and excited by my mind,

I begin to walk faster down the path to see what is next.

Left side, it is a scene from my first years of secondary school.

My friends and I are riding our bikes through the wood, Bazzy woods we called it.

The sounds of bike tires splashing through the mud bring back a lot of happy memories I spent with that group.

 

Onward again,

to the right,

a figure sitting at a desk.

I am sat in an exam hall during my final school year,

the only sound and animation is a ticking clock on the forehead of the hall.

 

Further down the path I see a couple sat by a bridge,

it is the first day I met my fiancée,

as the sound comes clear I begin to cringe at the jokes I’m telling,

I just made a joke about a seagull… seriously.

Her laughter fades as I keep walking.

 

The next moment must be my current state,

my body shape is the same.

I am working in the warehouse, putting boxes of bananas on to pallets. My first well paid job.

The sounds of machinery and radio muffle and fade as I walk from the scene.

 

Strangely,

the next scene is the same as the last.

However I am a little older now,

could be about thirty.

The animation and sound of the scene are exactly the same too.

However I notice in the distance of the scene that my fiancée is holding a baby in her arms,

I try to walk into the scene to get closer,

but an invisible wall blocks me.

 

I turn back to the path and keep walking.

As I leave the scene there is a high pitch screech that burns my brain. Forced, I place my hands on my ears to dull the sound until it eventually stops.

Now scared, I slowly approach the next set of figures.

It is the same again,

the same motion and sound,

my child is in the distance of the scene alone,

his head is sulked as he kicks a football against a fence.

Suddenly my white figure shatters a little,

a piece of my head shoots out of the scene.

 

In the next scene I have pieces missing from all parts of my figure.

Same warehouse scene,

same factory sound.

My figure is a lot older now.

This time in the background there is,

nothing.

No family, no fiancée, no child.

 

Rushing onward I come to the next scene and the sight makes me almost collapse, the same scene again.

I place my hands on the wall and shrink in sadness.

The figure stops its robotic animation and turns its head towards me.

It stares into my eyes as the pieces slowly shatter from its body, creating a loud sound of broken crystal.

The figure then raises his arm and points down the path.

I walk.

 

I am walking for a lot longer this time,

maybe my experience is over and I should wake from my mind.

Before I allowed myself to enter reality,

one more scene appeared.

This time it lay directly in front of the path,

rather than the corresponding side.

I get closer and notice a funeral,

this must be my death.

I see my old friends, mother, brother and sister, fiancée and son.

I then felt myself crying,

not because I was dead,

but when the next scene started,

it was static…

and the sounds of the warehouse played.

Golden Apple

Golden apple

Rotten to the core

Metal lost grapple

Turning hands sore

Rich trees grow

Blue leaves fall

Fruit productions flow

But tree roots stall

Kings of nature destroy plants

The burning roots turn ants

Fruit Bowl

Rusty apples

Worn out peach

Broken banana

Eaten by leech

Soft grapefruit

Half eaten pear

Swollen kiwi

Covered in hair

Lying in the fruit bowl

Hands covered in dirt

Hope is beyond the rim

Lights are turning dim

Social Encyclopedia

Dear Mr Postman, can you help me,

Well the problem is, can’t you see,

My little brother is stuck inside the TV,

I’ll do anything to set him free.

Sweet little girl, do not fear,

Because I have a present for you,

Do you hear?

There’s a package for you,

And one for your bother,

But please oh God, don’t tell your mother.

One is an account on social media,

The other is a very long encyclopedia.

So little girl, which one do you choose?

Either way, you simply cannot lose!

Well Mr Postman, in your fine red suit,

I think I’ll be safe and decide to compute.

I really want the book but my friends would not be happy,

They would all laugh and make me feel quite crappy.

Then I guess your brother is taking the book,

Though it doesn’t really suit his rebellious look.

Hopefully his friends don’t get too laugh too much,

I’ll see you both in a year, I’ll keep in touch.

One year later, Mr Postman came back,

This time he was all dressed in black,

What’s with the suit, I asked confused,

Well little girl, your brain has been bruised.

What do you mean? I replied in shock,

Well you’d rather take a picture than study for a mock.

Meanwhile your brother is exceeding at school,

He still has all his friends, who don’t take him for a tool.

Is a like on Facebook more important than an A?

How come you seem to think that studying is so gray?

You may think that having an image is more important than school,

But those who enter the real world are the ones to truly rule.

Sweet little girl, it’s not too late to change,

Pick up a pencil and start thinking strange.

Golden Goats

Golden goats are shaven

Their fleece unable to spawn

Still slain to be raven

Some never born

Wool worn by lords

Knights bow in scare

Shielding their swords

Guarded by prayer

The castle lights turn dim

Moat coated in snow

Harness the phantom limb

For the diseased goats grow

Stabled horses become unstable

Toxic infected near and wide

Poisoned apples lay on the table

Throats of lords forcefully tied

Pregnant wives unable to mate

Heads removed and placed in a dish

Houses around now rely on fate

Begging for an open cut fish

The golden goats have summoned their greater

Magic will empower those who appose

Kingdoms collapse into a crater

Some never rose

Poisoned Fruit

Fruit grows

though it cannot be eaten

poison in disguise

Loose Wires

I need to speak to someone,

someone not human.

Because humans are just versions of me,

wired differently.

I am not sick doctor,

my software is glitching.

I would restart,

but then a life I am ditching.

My battery is low,

but how do I charge in such a place.

My species is disgusting,

launch us into space.

I chip away at the code,

until the adjustments are made.

Oh look an update,

too late, the screen now a fade.

Documents are locked,

the files highlight and delete.

Memories are blocked,

but loading is incomplete.

Anyway,

don’t worry about me,

just a few loose wires you see.

[]Black Clouds[
**]. . .

 

The writing communities I first connected with seemed to favour poetry of a sad nature, a lot of authors wrote about their struggles with anxiety and depression. Due to this, my first poems, along-side those wrote in ‘The Journey’, were quite dark and upsetting pieces.

 

I then gathered these poems and put them together to create a collection I named ‘Broken Souls.’ Broken Souls consists of rhyme and prose that focus on the struggles and effects of mental illness, general struggles, violence, poverty, and addiction to harmful substances. There was a ten month period in 2012 where I was diagnosed with depression, although I did not feel sad at all. The feeling was just… emptiness. During this time I was not writing, but I took inspiration from the past memories when writing Broken Souls.

 

Whilst writing less uplifting work, I decided to create an epic horror themed poem, named ‘Unstable.’ I published this as an individual piece. Unstable follows the routes of a sociopath and his stomach turning acts. It was an experimental piece, but graphic horror is something I will probably avoid in the future.

 

My dark poetry became the most read pieces I published, and I gained a lot of followers when writing in this genre. Black Clouds consists of those works written in Broken Souls, Unstable, and other unlisted poems that have a sad theme.

Musicality

The record is a bleak broken black bottle of bitter,

The death rattle rattles in the rhythm of a quitter.

The music player laughs, so much for friends,

I guess this movement form has danced with loose ends.

Violent melodies arouse the mind of a princess,

Narcotized notes cause heavy distress.

The ball stands in silence as the gentle sound stops,

One’s brain lacks vibrance as a static body drops.

Instruments in the room now care for the skies,

As they gather around and play their,

Lullabies.

Another Pill

Eyes freeze as the colour spectrum masks the room.

Blue rug, green rug, red rug, boom.

Mind explodes.

Ground erodes.

The devil speaks,

“you have ruined the Lord’s antiques.”

Ground suction,

Unholy abduction,

Goodbye child,

Goodbye.

Drunfk Aghain

Wine glass on the floor,

Bright lights.

Knocks at the door,

Long nights.

Numb movements,

Sights of three.

Lack of improvements,

Bruised knee.

Daughters crying.

Dsaughterrsz crtying.

Dsdfaughteesas ccrtyignl.

The Wizard’s Tale

Visiting the wizard for a dose of magic,

A wise choice in the current state of mind.

Though the comedown will be oh so tragic,

It would be foolish to leave the wand behind.

Abra, kadabra, alakazam,

A deep metaphorical form is formed.

You aren’t you but you feel like the tastiest clam,

Your brain is fried and the texture of your skin is deformed.

Eyes turn into those of a skilled hawk with a sight so certain,

Excitement rushes though the body like a cat with a ball of wool.

The smile on your face encourages removal of the safety curtain,

Golden lights make the darkness in your heart feel no longer dull.

Eventually the lights expire and the darkness returns,

The curtain is risen to cover that frown.

The ball of wool burns,

Comedown.

Malicious Erotica

The red silk clouds fall slowly to the ground

Revealing the goddess of moon and stars

Silence and travel hold the only sound

Feasting on the rich smell of Cuban cigars

Snakes cage my chest as the dispelled approaches

Shadows mask the floral nightmare of angels

Tied to an oiled wooden chair I mumble

A single black heel amidst my crotch

One final cold stare before I tumble

Wood burns thin as down ticks my watch

The canyon collapses into the once open river

A tsunami of heated blood flourishes through my being

Dominant power unleashes from my inner accord

Breaking free from the straps I now hold control

Over the bed my mistress kneel to obey her lord

My palm crushes her neck to the colour of coal

The ship sails with only a deluded captain on board

Through the seven seas that lay inside the Devil’s mouth

One last burst of malicious erotica releases

The overheated steam train comes to a standstill

A once perfect jigsaw is missing some pieces

The sparkle in her tears cause a sudden mind chill

Silence surrounds the acres of land once again

Not even the winds dare to move

Broken by a living the princess abandons the castle

I swim in my shame with another glass of poison in hand

Caring for a lion becomes too much of a hassle

But one cannot build happiness when sinking in sand

I fly the bed sheets through the night lit city

The black sky glares through my apartment in disgust

Aboard the balcony I vision a corpse on the ground

Children’s laughing in bubbles adjusts my mind

Gazing into the darkness a light was then found

Suicide offered a party but this broken rookie declined

Coffee stains on the rug were then swept away

I returned to Miami to see my children smile

Twelve

There are twelve numbers on a clock,

Twelve months in a complete year.

Twelve hours in half a day.

Twelve letters in my twelve hands,

Twelve personalities that wrote the letters,

Twelve lovers to send them to.

Twelve lives I live as twelve people,

Twelve green mushrooms I have eaten.

Twelve legs on my twelve dogs,

Twelve tails which they think with.

Twelve tails which I think with,

Twelve women who should think with me.

The twelfth moon of Jupiter is Lysithea,

I can’t pronounce that so I call it Twelve.

There are twelve branches on the tree I have grown,

Twelve back yards in which I have grown it.

Twelve snakes in my twelve cages,

Twelve hamsters they are eating.

Twelve husbands I was once was,

Twelve wives I miss so dearly.

Twelve schools I went to as a child,

Twelve teachers I forgot about.

Twelve friends I have never had,

Twelve sports I played alone.

Twelve blades have made twelve scars,

Twelve fights with myself.

I have said twelve too many times now,

Twelve sounds funny.

Twelve.

Domestic Disturbance

Bruised and beat up, blood boiled by broken beetroot.

Cursed to the coffin, cold hands, he caught her creeping.

Dangerous disco, don’t delude the daunting dispute.

Sweet of the sunset, start stripping, soon she’ll be sleeping.

Learning lightly, loving is lost, look at the lightning.

Thunder trembles, trains are tragic, tea is taunting.

Fractions so frequent, the fertile feline feel so frightening.

Hatchets so horrid, the hungry hornets hint so haunting.

Gentle gestures are ghosted, gnomes gargle germs so ghastly.

Yard yeti yodel, her youthful yellow cake is yummy.

Violet vibrations are violent, virgin virtues vacate to void vastly.

Digital dolphins double click, demons disintegrate her daughter’s dummy.

Weeping well, wondering when she will finally awaken,

Humble habit, hoping hell soon knows he’s mistaken.

Certain Uncertainty

Certain uncertainty.

Confusion, let me walk free.

Too many words that I can see,

The ocean renamed a sea.

Certain uncertainty.

Paradox, why threaten thee.

Feeding caramel to the bee,

Unlocking doors with no key.

Certain uncertainty.

Chaos, please I plea.

Thee is on a killing spree.

Go. Now. Run. It’s time to flee.

Veteran of War

I storm the beach with a stick for a spear,

Many turrets blow bubbles at the boat.

The snow covered battle front motivates my fear,

A nuclear grenade forms in my throat.

The tooth of a dragon provides momentary cover,

Though the sound of a sniper pierces my ear.

A bite to the tongue allows me to slowly recover,

Until a puff of smoke makes my sight unclear.

Through the blood covered snow I crawl closer to the zip-line,

Your words leave me pinned like a dog in a trench.

My mind enters the Japanese forest to read the blest sign,

Thoughts of my family construct a dreadful stench.

I place my fist on my heart and wear the fearsome crown,

But in the end…

We all get shot down.

Sounds of Insanity

Hi.

 

Blood will dry,

soon.

Demons drag down earth,

typhoon.

Through the laughter we all cry,

mouth foams.

Insanity impregnated from virgin birth,

lost homes.

Voices from the man in the suit,

sad eyes.

Ghouls don’t only appear at night,

surprise.

No more candied fruit,

low highs.

All aboard the happy flight,

hello skies.

Bye.

The lights of France turn dim

The lights of France turn dim

the world painted, red white and blue

through a droplet of shaded poison

our silence becomes louder

The world painted, red white and blue

the insanity of man has shown again

our silence becomes louder

the smell of burnt candles fill the air

The insanity of man has shown again

satanic anger spreads

the smell of burnt candles fill the air

to represent the dead

Satanic anger spreads

through a droplet of shaded poison

to represent the dead

the lights of France turn dim

The tip of the arrow

The tip of the arrow,

the sharpest point of the weapon,

the most feared by its foe.

The tip of the arrow,

where the blood will cover,

where the victim will weep.

The tip of the arrow,

a design that could be so pure,

a design misused by havoc.

The tip of the arrow,

created with divine love,

created with alarming hate.

The tip of the arrow,

the archer.

If the devil is evil

If the devil is evil, then I guess we are all the devil in a different coloured headdress

Claiming to be perfect priests and caring clerics, then slaying our own just to impress

We will become an undertaker to pyramids, just to build a glasshouse

And an apparently protective military pilot to drop bombs on a mouse

We will use a gallon of fuel just to cook a single slice of toast

Then make a Facebook video about how the Earth is a Sunday roast

We will hate and love at the same time

Then say we love and hate just to save time

When seven hundred spears swarm down on to our so called friends

We will flee to another fleet until the swarm ends

Corruption from the world is a tiny factor to the devil that clouds

As we are corruption, we are the devil and every spectacle of slaughterous shock that shrouds

I walk these cold streets

I walk these cold streets,

through the fuses of light,

they glow on the concrete,

and kindle the night.

The rain on my glasses,

turn the tips into stars,

though a sudden hollowing vision,

of those rusty brown bars.

My father imprisoned,

my mother a grey stone.

I walk these cold streets,

I walk them alone.

Habits

Habits don’t die,

they may fade for a while,

a long while at that.

Though they still linger,

at the back of your skull,

waiting patiently to be released.

When that time comes,

god bless.

Bloodshot

Wide eyes burn blood shot,

Marry me and clutch my throat.

Let us produce in salem’s lot,

Eat me kindly and free the goat.

Baby will you feed thee not,

Sail me away and sink the boat.

Begging for light as my stomach turns tight,

Powders become a magic wall.

My final wish is to once feel right,

Skeletons, turtles, I see them all.

My skin turns white and I feel the flight,

A microscope of Peter and Paul.

Nuclear expansion of dynamite,

Airways block as I begin to crawl.

Father please forgive me not,

Wide eyes burn blood shot.

Rain Clouds

Looking out the window watching dark clouds form,

Knowing it won’t be long until I can feel the rain.

Waiting for the moment I can enter the storm,

To release the sadness and evaporate the pain.

Walking along the flooded pathway with a shine on my face,

The gloomy atmosphere makes it feel like the sun is shining.

Headlights blinding my eyes as it all falls into place,

Droplets soaking my hair as my mind starts refining.

The sound of splashing is music to my ears,

Knowing that out here, no one can see my tears.

A Gardener’s Animosity

Unknown answers turn troubled tables,

The garden gate has closed.

Silence grows ever orange maples,

The soil has decomposed.

Flowers are executed with razor sharp loppers,

Weeds cover the walkway.

Locked outside by solid door stoppers,

Leaves wield the doorway.

Nails punish the dirt brown fences,

The concrete mess erodes.

The tree branch expands defenses,

The concrete mess explodes.

The fountain causes a flood.

Gnomes buried in mud.

Frogs made from wood.

Pond full of blood.

She knew she should,

She knew she should.

I Inside I

Darkness drips down my face as,

I stare at the demon before me.

He stares right back with,

Eyes so shameless and empty.

A straight mouth,

A straight nose,

A twisted mortality.

Controlling this man is like playing Jenga,

When the pieces are buried in sand.

Making his choices is like operation delta,

Without a single gun in hand.

Walking forward is like sailing a ship,

When the deck is still on land.

So I’m sorry if I hurt you,

Just know that,

It’s not I inside I.

Ferris Wheel

Twenty pound a ride to see the world untied.

Boarding the carriage to escape your dark passage.

Gaining height as you get closer to the light.

Feeling the breeze and the tingle in your knees.

Watching clouds drift as birds move so swift.

Seeing the skies with the expansion of your eyes.

You’ve reached the highest peak and you’re feeling antique.

Imagining you’re the king with the most magnificent ring.

All that,

Just to go back down again.

Drunk at Ease

Unravel your mind

to a place unconfined

That is where I lay

dormant for a day

Struggle is passive

freedom grows massive

Sadness comes untrue

colours fade from blue

Happiness is golden

as worries are now olden

Stable as a monk

though I’m only drunk

Thoughts will come back

but for now they are black

Outcast

This giant fire ant travels on a lonely path,

Through the pond of Pepsi poured in a cola glass.

Aroused by a blood stained bubble bath,

Sniffing out rats like a snake in pergola grass.

A prestigious priest swollen by an evil wrath,

A wooden block hidden in a wall of glass.

A play writer studying computer math,

A natural chef discovering atomic mass.

An outcast,

Outclassed.

The Thoughts of Dennis Green

Have you ever wanted to slice open your own throat?

I feel like that every night,

I even keep a cut-throat razor by the side of my bed.

Sometimes I just drift it across the light stubble on my neck,

It gives me goose bumps and tingles in my stomach.

It’s a lovely razor, shiny, metallic, with a wooden handle that’s painted red.

I bought it from an antique store in Bergamo.

Best purchase I’ve ever made.

When I look in a mirror I often see the open wound,

The blood dripping down, covering my chest.

It’s like a fantasy.

So, are these the thoughts of an insane man?

Maybe, but I live a normal life.

Three kids, a dog and a wife.

Wake up, get a shower, eggs and coffee on the table.

Go to work at nine, back by five for lunch,

Shit once a day, pee twice,

Maybe three times if I’ve drank more than usual.

Enjoy a few in the pub every Sunday, making jokes about our spouses.

Like how Maria expects me to wear a condom AND stay hard,

I’m fifty three for fuck sake, with the athleticism of Homer Simpson.

So, why are these thoughts mine?

Well, these thoughts can be anyone’s thoughts.

Happiness can be deceitful.

Money

Lips taste like concrete,

The winds form a scar.

Cuts feel so complete,

Sleeping on wet tar.

Living off one wheat,

Stomach like a nut jar.

Begging for red meat,

Outside the snack bar.

The man on the street,

Shadowed by a car.

Children trick or treat,

Burnt by a cigar.

Money.

The root of all evil,

But evil takes you far.

The Art House

Welcome to the old art house on the new hill,

Inside you find an empty canvas and a brush of tranquil.

You take a seat and scope the wide window of a magnificent view.

So why, in a field of flowers, do you paint a dead Autumn leaf?

You have a vision so vast but focus on the brief.

In front lay a pallet of bright colours from yellow to blue.

So why, in a rainbow of colour, do you paint black?

You have all the tools you need but choose to put them back.

The housekeepers have spoken, they want you to go.

They offered you assistance but you replied,

“No.”

Stick Man

Back in the ward for another weight test.

Three stone under, just as I guessed.

Being underweight is just as bad as being over,

People just assume that I refuse to feed.

It’s no surprise that I walk a lone rover,

There’s no change no matter my greed.

The playground isn’t a healthy place to be,

With my apparent disfigurement I try to be discrete.

Though others are always calling me,

Telling me to eat.

“You’re wasting away.”

“You look like a stick man.”

“Fading by the day.”

“Pick up a source pan.”

“Put on some weight.”

“You need to start adjusting.”

“Grab another plate.”

“You’re disgusting.”

No one understands that I try my best.

I guess this noose will put it all to rest.

Exploration

Posting on unsocial networks about exploration,

Saying someday I swear I will sail the seven salty seas on a vacation.

When in reality we sail in a river of intoxication,

Simplification faces evaporation, an artist creation of beta radiation.

Fuck gravitation, but praise dissatisfaction on the board of education,

No identification leads to hospitalization, the admiration of improvisation.

Picking up the unemployment compensation,

Dismissing the idea of a spontaneous generation.

Living life without clarification of re-installation or reincarnation,

What an abomination to optimal communication.

Magnified manifestation of discrimination towards normalization,

Poor justification without investigation. Straight up interrogation.

Ignoration about the creation of our location,

Humiliation to those placing certification on religious orientation.

There’s no documentation declaring obligation against infestation,

But one hundred on immigration. Suspended animation.

Visible radiation on the written communication,

Suffocation on our generic stimulation to control population.

Decrease in salvation, increase in starvation despite the location,

Strangulation towards reconsideration, criminal conversation.

Letters of administration go through an oral examination,

Leading to dis-confirmation by the leading generation.

Hibernation dismisses inspiration to generate motivation.

Hello civilization, have a free operation on the formulation of exhalation.

Open your mirror and view the reflection, that’s perfection.

Now in celebration, sail across the seas with an orgasmic sensation.

Avalanche of Glass

Glass falls upon me,

As I stare before my reflection.

I begin to clearly see,

The blood puddles are perfection.

My movement becomes stim,

The scars so deep and bare.

As water dries from my stem,

I see the clouds don’t care.

Plains of glass pierce my back,

But pushing forward is a must.

Though this pain I shall attack,

Until my bones are burnt to dust.

Insects

Spiders painted on the bedroom walls,

Leeches burn up in my stomach acid.

Along my forehead woodlice crawls,

The stick insect remains placid.

The anteater is eaten by ants,

Birds shiver at the sight of a worm.

Bee stings begin to stable plants,

To a hedgehog a beetle is a germ.

Caterpillars turn giant before sunset,

Butterflies become a vanquished past.

Human fluids begin to regret,

As they are drunk by flies at long last.

Bedside

She lay aside I in bed,

I know she breathes no longer,

The thumping of her pulse stopped weeks ago.

But I can’t tell anyone,

I can’t let her enter heaven’s gate.

I care for her,

I warm her frozen body,

I spray her with air freshener to compress the smell,

I cradle her corpse at night so it knows it isn’t alone,

She is okay.

She has always been okay.

The drugs I gave her that night were just to make her stay,

We will lay aside each other forever,

We have always been best friends,

We always will be.

And though she doesn’t speak,

I hear a thousand words,

A thousand I-love-yous.

I love her too,

I have always loved her.

Though, her body has begun to crumble,

I don’t think she wants me,

Her particles are escaping.

Why are they escaping,

Why are the voices fading,

Why is her love moving on,

Why is she entering heaven’s gate.

Now, here I sit,

On the edge of my bed,

Legs crossed.

Covered in my own blood,

Drinking milk from a broken glass…

Waiting.

Butterflies

The winds are too strong.

Butterflies are scared to fly.

Left alone to die.

Man or Wasp

Floating around the gardens of night,

Drenched in toxic waste, flavorsome but wasted.

Seeing spirals spinning rapid, flight cycle adjusted.

Petals regard as blossom that this strange wasp can… fuck.

Enter the magic maze of rushing fluid.

Beauty coated in a thick black tar of the unexplained.

A deathly figure dancing in her fleshly innards,

Just to leave a watermark.

The locks on the box are torn apart,

A chest burst open with the content of love astray.

For a wasp leering his leech into the tree bark.

Bruises on the branches from a jack so deadly.

Swimming in a sea of painted but cracked glass windows.

Dirt ridden crimson with a sorrowful smile.

Gloating to his tribe, laughter and satisfied.

Congratulations on the sting of venality.

Meanwhile she’s vile.

Vomiting on her ugly fucking broken skin.

Unhappy.

Stomach Pain

STOMACH PAIN.

GROWLING LIKE A WILD BEAST

DESPERATE FOR A DISGUSTING FEAST

CLENCHING MY FIST

WEEPING IN THE CORNER OF MY ROOM

CURLED UP IN A FAT BALL OF DISTURBING MESS

MOTHER FORCING ME TO SWALLOW

JUST THE SMELL TURNS ME ILL

SHOVING SPEARS DOWN MY THROAT

PUKE.

Some of the disease is released,

for a moment I felt happy,

but then it hit me,

I was still not as thin as her.

Pillow Bite

I bite my pillow at night,

soaked in sweat and saliva,

sheets stained with blood and piss,

still intoxicated,

malfunctioned fucked up machinery.

Peel off my ears,

rake out my eyes,

burn my skin,

force bleach down my throat,

strangle me with rope,

end this imbalance.

Unstable

MOTHER.

Taunting termites tickle the tunnel of the turtle train,

Haunting hurricanes hunt heavily for the horrified brain,

Even the brittle mind of an inculpable mouse can be slain.

Violence soaks the tadpole in an oil of alteration,

Overcoming simple silence and common formation.

Intoxicated baby widow gripped by temptation,

Choices ruled by a distinguished doll of sedation.

Eventual distinction generates evil sensation,

Shaking blood cells cause bodily vibration.

Kinetic blades pierce the stomach of his creator,

Intolerant heaves express the little boy’s crater.

Love couldn’t caress the unpleasant translator,

Luxury gained from the vile substance maker.

Emptiness now shadows around the equator,

Demons always take over sooner or later.

Heavens now hold the mother of a sociopath,

Even evil doesn’t explain this utility of complex math,

Ravenous fertile has been cursed with a clouded wrath.

 

NURSES.

Idle mind rests the carved canvas in a fruit bowl.

 

Anorexic decisions inhale the metallic stench,

Memories vanquish the angel’s comforting clench.

Now a raw wrist follows the shadow of a silhouette,

Open wounds highlight the mentality of a potential threat,

Taunting teachers assemble in a room forcing asset.

Illusive voices persuade the death of an adept,

Now multiple devoured carcass await to be stepped,

Savage on the run through a maze of intercept.

Anger flows through the gullet of the wept,

Never since has the blood covered slept,

Easy-going thoughts have completely been swept.

 

KITTEN.

Deranged psychosis now has truly embraced,

Oblivious little kittens should have never been chased.

Nocturnal corruption concludes the adolescent defaced,

The sickness trembles down the cold hearted waste.

Latent suspect hides the hidden darkness in a tree,

Opaque witness now eats from a hive of bee.

Overt delusions just want to be set free,

Knowing he killed so many causes a heavy brain fee.

Abdominal pain contemplates tragic seppuku,

Turbulence guided by an angelic guru.

Movement slows with the loss of veins,

Emptiness grows as the blood lust gains.

 

BISHOP.

How can the heavens open for such a traumatized case,

Angles weep at the heavily stained shattered vase.

Immoderate words are spoken out of place,

Ludicrous prayers will not replace.

Madness steals the softness of the lamb,

Again anger disbands of a lovingly clam.

Revolting blades devour the exam,

Yet another buried below six gram.

 

  • SALESWOMAN.*

Mushrooms inadequate now the polyester has burned,

Another slurred vermin spitting out a lesson learned.

Knight in rusty armor faced with what she earned,

Even shadows shadow darkness when darkness has returned.

Inheriting the riddled sound of a hunter’s snare,

Toxicated tunnel rats vaporize bleak fresh air.

Sudden swollen pathways glow a dangerous red,

Too many park bench lurkers have companied the dead.

Obese feast unfed thus targeting further bloodshed,

Pessimistic adventures continue on the walk awfully ahead.

 

PATIENT.

Waking occupied by mere murderous madness,

Hope has been hung on a noose full of sadness,

Yielding the gore stained banner of badness.

Anchors rise when the clock freezes the second hand,

Ravaging on the thrills of another grain of sand,

Erased to thy kingdom come without command.

Weeping wedding bells bless the silence of a cadaver,

Even humanity can forgive an unholy slaver.

Horrified harmonies play as a homicide suspect still stands,

Eyeless hawks bury their beaks into rusty lands.

Ryhmeless thoughts now rattle many swollen hands,

Ethnic thoughts tremble families of the fallen sands.

 

SELF.

Wondrous worries now quell the venom of a snake,

Eternal depression removes the lion from the steak.

Matted eyes highlight a graveyard soon to be,

Unbalanced on a rope bridge hanging oversea.

Solid bones bury themselves to be set free,

Terrestrial soaks up the sunshine but remains the key.

Goodnight we say to one passing of hell,

Odour remains through a familiar smell.

[]Patterns of Strange[
**]. . .

 

Surrealistic poetry has become my favourite genre to write. Surreal imagery and art, such as the works of Salvador Dali, is what inspired me to create in-human, unusual, weird environments and scenarios in my writing.

 

A lot of work in this category is hard to understand; it often leaves in the reader wondering and forces them to look deeper into the words and images created. Unless asked, I have never been one to explain my poems, and it is poetry I have placed under this section that gets the most questions.

 

Overly complex poetry is not well received in the modern day. A lot of people I have discussed literature with find this style of poetry to be obnoxious, pretentious, unprofessional, and amateur. However, as long as it is not overly-cryptic love poetry, I love it.

The Water Dragon

With decisions made by visions,

My words form leaves on an occult tree branch.

Thick black mist causes smoked, stormy collisions,

Put the cold cattle back in the litter-full ranch.

Because pink sheep escape with momentary wings,

They fly through themselves with the blood of a bull.

Green grass gardens sprout the petals of kings,

Forming into bright sparks of light, destructing the dull.

The bed bugs are squished by harmonies of airs,

Winds spring a clear mind and a sleep so soft.

Nightmares are in the past so the harp declares,

Soothing charms brush the spiders from the loft.

Though sudden storms form in the dusk,

Monstrous waves of sea sink the sea ships,

The sails have been torn by the giant tusk,

Wings of wind wave the wooden strips,

 

Alas be worn,

The water dragon is born.

 

LSD

I once stood in a plain white room,

With a tab of LSD in hand.

At first I could see the moon,

Then I looked down at land.

The concrete was corrupt,

As was the quick sand.

Suddenly a volcano erupt,

Making my skin tanned,

Almost burn to a crisp,

Just as they had planned.

The people around me turned alien,

With huge eyes and slim skin,

Craving a taste of Malian,

Despite being full to the brim.

Sheep danced around me,

The walls turned a dark red,

They laughed because I could not see,

That everyone in this room was dead.

Money then fell from the sky,

But landed in the gutters.

Imaginary people began to cry,

The clouds answer in stutters.

A horse with three legs and two heads,

Asked if I could save his life,

“Cut one off” he dreads,

“So I can see my wife.”

I drew a sword with a pencil,

And sliced through his neck.

I couldn’t find my stencil,

But I still claimed a cheque.

Voices of laughter and cries sound haunting,

String puppets stare from below.

I see lines of clowns that are taunting,

Telling me to grow.

Then,

I swallowed the acid to see what would happen.

 

Strawberry Mushrooms

Strawberry mushrooms

Hidden in a magical field of

Giant mountains and leaves

Seeking love

In the dark fountain of

Rotten banquets and thieves

Mystical lioness

Feeding young minds with

Sparkling ladybirds and

Meat coated in pollen

Tyrant hyena

Teaching young to slay

With a venomous sting

The lioness are fallen

Strawberry mushrooms

Floating through the sky

Love found in the clouds

Looking down on the passing

 

The cheek of angels

The cheek of angels

Summoning swords

Acidic raindrops

Gym junkie records

Closed music shops

Burning woods

People melting

Internal floods

Clerics smelting

The grass grows

Humans vanish

Darkness flows

Unspoken Spanish

Hands bitter

Lungs frozen

Clear quitter

One chosen

Black sunlight

No jungle kings

White moonlight

Chilling hot springs

Growing sparrows

Eyeless dragons

Millions of arrows

Wheels with no wagons

The cheek of angels

Plastic Horse

If I was a horse I would eat a magnet to see if a shoe would fit

Nothing would happen because I am made from plastic

The other horses laugh and to be honest I hate to admit

That the sound effects against my rubber ear drum are drastic

Running on the track is a breeze for the other horses

When I try the track morphs into a river of devil forks

It is almost like the toy God has summoned evil forces

Today even the water deer could fill the floods with a cork

When I clog through the big city the buildings stare at me

The mass of closed windows always seem to be furious

To inhale some clean air I sit aroused by a guardian tree

It tells me to leave but I want to stay I’m curious

How do other fish swim in a sea of salt and toxins

When us plastic horses see sharks and bulls in the sky

Most days I want to stay locked in a vault feeding my auxins

Others wish to climb aboard a concrete seagull and fly

Laughing flowers say it is just a plain of grass you can do it

They don’t see that that grass is coated in nuclear gasses

They tell me to bite my tongue and hand over a permit

But I don’t have a tongue I’m plastic

I married a Zebra

My wife said our zebra is bad luck,

always reading voodoo magazines.

“It’s bad luck to have a striped horse,

you will see Tom, in due course!”

I love my pet Zebra, his name is Melvin.

Melvin ate all the grass in my yard,

who needs to mow the lawn now.

He can’t wash dishes though, yet.

My wife would not stop shouting,

So I chopped off her head.

I told her to stop doubting…

Oh well, now she is dead.

I decided to use her body parts to play golf,

her legs the club and head the ball.

When I swung her foot came off,

hit a wall.

Since my wife was no more I wanted a divorce,

but for some reason she would not sign the form.

The judge almost seen that she was not alive,

but I managed to persuade him that she was just sleeping.

Melvin and I moved to an island far away,

we had romantic dinners and rubbed hands in clay,

like on that movie – ghost.

I even taught him how to cook some toast.

A few years passed and we thought it was time,

I got down on one knee and presented him a dime.

Melvin and I got married.

It was fantastic as, it really was.

I love my pet zebra.

Cluster of dust

my stomach turns into a cluster of dust

as I struggle with this tyrant of lust

loving is a must

hidden in distrust

please. just. let. my. heart gently rust

actually. pin me down

dress me up as a polka-dot clown

white make-up. dressing gown

nail my hands to olive brown

grab my eyelids. hammer them shut

take your fist and cut. my. gut.

light me up. set me free

let us swim into the deep blue sea

hear the jazz. mellow tide

feel the beauty of those who cried

 

Under a tree of maple

Lost,

 

under this tree of maple,

hands tied, hugging the rough wood.

the sand rises up above my waist

and thickens to strangle my crotch,

what have I done to her.

leaves slowly drift down and

slice open my face with their

razor coated edges as they pass.

hours later I am parched,

the sun suffers me and laughs as

I attempt to drink the droplets of sweat,

walking down my cheek.

as dry as a wooden chair,

my exhaustion peaks beyond hope,

the desert dismantles through my eyes.

suddenly,

as gentle as a freshly blossomed petal,

she calls my name from within the murky horizon,

her footsteps revive my spirit.

a wondrous meander she is,

a queen dressed in sparkling water,

slowly leaning forward she enriches me with

a gentle kiss.

water fills my body,

my chest thrusts forward as the rope

is torn from the tree.

the sand begins to sink,

again I can walk,

again I am alive,

again I am,

Found.

Materialistic Rough Hands

The trapped grit in the cracks of my palm molds several mountains to another path.

I traverse, seeking for the map to the other way.

My brain is scattered in the process, body leaking with the green water I drank prior. Where is the left path? Why do we do it?

A grazed knee, the bird’s beak is bruised. The smell of lost hope gently swipes the tip of my nose.

Yellow brick road, without the bricks, and the yellow is a bunch of rats swimming in their own piss.

A colony of nothing, rotting. What is the point of that?

A golden chest could be crafted, but would it glow? No, it would laugh with its grey teeth and ask why we are burning ourselves with a hammer and chisel.

It will tell us to run, but our material will call us back. Pointless shit like fancy shampoo or a jumper with a popular logo on it.

What’s the point of that?

Lions and Cages

Cubs lost between blades of tall grass,

Dragons master the air above us.

Morphing to moles we evade the potential flames,

Digging through soil to feast on a hunger strike.

Worms taste bad so we travel through the sea,

Morphing into seals, sea lions and sharks,

We are emperors of the water.

Until a fisherman’s boat appears,

We are a marine to a squid.

Nets storm through the waves and burst bubbles,

Hearts turn thunder as colonies collapse,

Goodbye morphing friends.

The few that remain flee back on land,

From spiders to flies to crabs on the sand,

Venturing together we finally find a settle.

Cubs in the blades of tall grass.

For dragons are no fear,

It is the human being that curls blood.

Complex Hell

Frozen psychedelic oak tree floating in the air,

Grey witch unsatisfied with a bold, black glare.

Wooden fish sunk into the red odorous soil,

Enigma slowly wrapped around the disoriented coil.

Brain washed by cattle on a snow filled day,

Heads shaking with decisions stuck in perplexed clay.

Aspirations glide through a vortex of hate,

Squids lock the key and eat away the gate.

Shadows compel with a lush metallic smell,

Insanity dwells inside a mysterious shell.

Don’t tell,

But you’re in hell.

Roots

I stop in my path,

By the roots of a tree.

I look up at the evil grin,

And hear laughter in the air.

I try to run away,

But cannot move a muscle.

The laughter increases,

I’m losing my mind.

My mind…

Mind your own business.

I pull the axe from my backpack,

And cut through the wood.

Leaves fall but I can walk free,

I’m back to my old roots again.

Black Coffee

Expired black coffee lay in the sugar tin,

Shaded fishes float with one less fin.

Dark hounds don’t know where to begin,

When the white wolves remain as king.

We all walk together on the same roads,

Salt and pepper, you know how it goes.

But as I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

All I see is angels cooking crystal meth.

And as I walk through the valley of the mirror of life,

All I see is demons with a surgical knife.

Now let’s turn to religion and quote the Lord,

Beg for forgiveness for drawing a sword.

That fruit is forbidden young little Eve,

Adam shoots before she can think to be a thieve.

The Lord forms an excuse of sudden rage,

Now the snake is locked away in a political cage.

Snowflakes lay on the coal in chains,

Snowflakes water the coal for profitable gains.

Snowflakes melt and enter the dark,

Whilst shadows conceal and enter a spark.

The colours of Christmas warm me

Spill whiskey on the table,

my thoughts are my haunting foe,

the colours of Christmas warm me,

even when she kisses me with snow.

 

I’ll stumble through the cages in my brain,

and she will bless the keys with ice as she

follows me until I trip and crush my

shins against my knees.

 

I’ll crawl through the black cells in my veins,

as she stares into my empty eyes, so

she can dance on my iris and laugh

in screams until my blood streams.

 

I’ll follow the droplets of red into my pulsing heart,

the beat will tie my chest with a

rope that she clenches with her ghost

teeth, until the living sounds stop.

 

I’ll glide towards the gate of which the bright lights showcase,

my wings will be cut in the clouds

because heaven has been burnt by

the infernal rage of the dragoness tongue.

Spill whiskey on the table,

my thoughts are my haunting foe,

the colours of Christmas burn me,

even when she floods my skull with snow.

Jungle Substance

Crushing crystal with my last coin,

Lids open wide like the wings of a butterfly,

Mind and soul find time to conjoin,

Sour throat hides the sound my battle cry.

Pyramids collapsing.

Brain is elapsing,

Tigers rushing,

Elephants pushing,

Snakes biting.

Lions fighting.

Monkeys crying.

Fish are flying.

 

Peace at last.

[]The Lighthouse Beams[
**]. . .

 

The Lighthouse Beams consists of uplifting, fun and happy themed poetry. I haven’t written much of that throughout the years, but there have been times when I have wanted to mess around with some rhymes and create silly scenarios.

 

Recently I have been more focused on positive writing, but at the time of publishing this book there wasn’t much to share. It is likely that my future works will contain a lot more upbeat, fun and ridiculous pieces.

Lonely Oak

There was once a tree outside the forest,

That stood taller than them all.

The oak formed an outlasting promise,

Whilst the forest burnt in a storm.

When alone you are stronger than ever,

Your leaves form fast whilst others endeavor.

Bouncy Balls

Small spheres

Bouncing in the sun

Shadows on the concrete

Children having fun

Laughter in the air

Friends showing care

Shadows on the concrete

Children having fun

Larry had a lamb

Larry had a lamb

A lamb had Larry

Larry liked the lamb but he didn’t like Gary

Gary was a goat

Gary had a boat

Gary couldn’t float

Gary had a Larry

Larry had a moose

Her name was Luce

Luce had a goose whose name was Bruce

Bruce had a head

He laid it in bed

That’s when he said

‘Why is Larry dead?’

Luce started to cry

Because she didn’t know why

Why Larry had to die when her water bowl was dry

You are not broken

You are not broken,

the pieces in your head are just misplaced.

Forget the words spoken,

free your mind from what it has faced.

A new time is dawning,

there is always a place to start again.

Wake up in the morning,

release yourself from all the pain.

Happiness is calling,

go to the station and board the first train.

New friends are waiting,

millions of people feel the same.

Betty

Little miss Betty

Was walking her confetti

When a giant yeti

Came and ate her spaghetti

Little Betty cried

But soon the yeti died

Because a two eyed bride

Pulled out a machete

Frogs

Frogs on the walkway

Frogs in the air

Frogs in the doorway

Frogs in underwear

Frogs in the hotel

Frogs in the grass

Frogs in the oil well

Frogs in the class

Frogs on the TV

Frogs in the pool

Frogs in the palm tree

Frogs in the school

Frogs on the table

Frogs in the pub

Frogs in the stable

Frogs in the shrub

Frogs on the school bus

Frogs all around us

Giant Chicken

There was once a giant chicken,

that laid a giant egg.

One day the egg started kickin’,

and out popped one leg.

The other chickens would giggle,

for they all had two.

The newborn chick could wiggle,

but walking was untrue.

The newborn chick got mad,

and asked them for a fight.

The other chickens felt bad,

when he was crying all night.

A wizard chicken came to see the chick,

and said he had a cure.

Abra Kadabra would do the trick,

but the results were quite poor.

The newborn chick now had two legs,

but also had four heads.

Ben’s Pet Snail

Ben had a pet snail,

a very strange one indeed.

It had a short tail,

and four legs at slow speed.

Ben’s snail had a large shell,

and a slime trail was no worry.

Ben’s snail had a strange smell,

but at least it wasn’t as bad as curry.

Ben’s snail lived in a tank,

swimming around in the water.

Ben said the water couldn’t be drank,

and that he was having a daughter!

The Headless Eagle

I was walking through the town,

when a sudden eagle swooped down.

“Hello!” I said,

“Where is your head?”

The eagle made no sound.

I poked it with a stick,

but the eagle did not budge.

I began to feel quite sick,

when I noticed splats of red sludge.

“Silly me!” I said,

for the eagle was dead,

and that’s why the eagle had no head.

Clean Eyes

Spit a million brilliant white stars into the sky

Smile like a reptile feeding off a thousand crickets

Dance with the birds and planes until you begin to fly

Do not explore a funfair when you have all the tickets

Sunsets are pretty but sad when the darkness masks

A stunning settlement to why wolves kill at night

Open your eyes to shine light upon the uncompleted tasks

The wolves will flee as your beauty summons a sprite

Gaze beyond the flourishing stars you spat out

Grow a third eye in the middle of your mind

The tears down your cheek are going to sprout

Align the winds to a breeze where you can unwind

Allow your eyes to turn into ancient artifacts

See the sensational space around you in different shapes

Another Beer

Through the wooden ark of laughter and cheer

Settle a merchant that sells food and beer

Venturing onward grants you a yellow fizzed river

For only two gold coins you can devour your liver

Sailing through the foam and sugar

Spitting out words to request another

A few more down until the storm breaks out

The sails have torn so you begin to shout

Eventually you sink

And start to think…

“Did I really need another drink?”

Alice’s Cookie Jar

I picked up a cookie jar and opened wide,

only to find there was an Alice inside.

She said go ahead kid,

take a chocolate biscuit,

then slanted her eyes and said ‘if you wanna risk it.’

I picked up a cookie and opened wide,

only to find there was a slug inside.

The slug ate my fingers and all the cookies too.

And that’s why cookies are really bad for you.

Sam the tastiest clam

Who is the tastiest clam?

I am the tastiest clam, said Sam.

But Sam did not know that he was not so,

because Sam was a clam, covered in snow!

[]Heart Shaped[
**]. . .

 

Romance poetry is my least favorite genre of poetry. The works I read are often not relatable or too cliché. I’ve had problems with relationships in the past, but for the last three years during my writing period, it has been smooth sailing. I must be lucky.

 

Despite romance not being favoured, I have still written some poetry about love and hate in relationships. The most positive I have wrote in dedication to my fiancée, the lesser positive ones are inspired by the struggles of my family.

Miss Communication

I use my whiskey glass as a walkie-talkie,

She uses her wine glass as a mobile phone.

Sound waves conceal the wise disc jockey,

She said she wants to sleep alone.

Slouched on the worn out brown chair,

The radio host plays a sad song.

Loose tie and messed hair,

Trying to find where I belong.

She said she would never leave me,

But mistakes have been made.

I miss your warm soft hands,

And all of our future plans.

Through the sound of a wind chime,

I will remember you for a lifetime.

 

Words in the sand

To me,

You are no longer human,

But words in the sand.

And when,

The tide comes in,

You disappear.

 

Natural Beauty

Like a sparkling stream of water,

That natural beauty of mine.

She smiles like our daughter,

Reminding me to appreciate time.

She uses toothpaste as lipstick,

Her cheeks soft as sponge.

The charm makes my heart tick,

To the point of a sudden lunge.

Her care can hypnotize,

Like the flow of a fountain.

Our bodies synchronize,

We could climb a mountain.

At times we collide,

But forever we will glide.

Our Eyes

Our eyes,

Our window,

Soaked in water,

So we can clearly see,

The road we belong to be on.

 

A Rubber Mask

There was once a rubber mask whose name was Little Tim

He sat at the back of class because everyone bullied him

Skill wasn’t his forte, he couldn’t sing, he couldn’t swim

He wanted to change his ways but did not know where to begin

One day a masquerade named Marissa came to his disposal

She got down on one knee and gave Tim a proposal

Little Timmy blushed and gave Marissa a rose

She was the pretty girl in school with so too many pros

On her ninth birthday Tim gave her his first cuddle

The tough kids got jealous as they lay down in a puddle

Grabbed Timmy after school and beat him with a rock

Told him to leave Marissa or he’ll be drinking from a sock

Tim then broke up with his one and only friend

She was very sad about it all coming to an end

They both sat alone in a room with an empty colouring book

Wondering what it would be like to see each other’s look

Days later Timmy’s parent’s decided to move away

A new home, a new school and a new time of day

Marissa almost cried but was too young to love

She prayed to her Lord whilst holding a paper dove

Twenty years later, Marissa and Tim stand in a church

Holding hands, knowing an end has come to their search.

Sailboat

The sailboat sailed away into the sunrise,

With two sea shells and a pearl on board.

I stay ashore the sand plain with a rock in hand,

Glass slices from my feet to my spinal cord.

The sun is blazing at 180 degrees,

I scavenge for food as I crawl on my knees.

At times I was inattentive as the boat has a cooler,

My crab will be happier than a fruitful jeweler.

I sharpen a stick to soak in the cuts,

On a leaf I write my grateful farewell.

Gently I place the leaf on the water,

It floats away carrying a magical spell.

Although I am now a skeletal frame,

I know my crab can ignite her flame.

Forever will there be silence between,

But sunlight will shine before my sweet queen.

 

Starlight Pyramid

Starlight pyramid,

Swore to me, yes she did.

But the stars flew away,

And the sand allay,

Now I am a deserted squid.

Black Geisha

Butterflies blessed the room as she waved those silk wings,

Ribbons of beauty masked the smell of bleach and cocaine.

Her pale face brought out those deep black eyes,

As she caught me looking from the back seat,

Then the romantic gestures were focused on I.

The Japanese flamingo blushed with a giggle,

But it was then shadowed by a well patterned fan.

Soon the dance was over,

Though our story had just begun.

For a little while we spoke at the bar,

Despite not being a drinker she loved sitting there,

Laughing at my awful jokes.

I took her for a bowl of ramen,

Despite the gentle voice, she ate me speechless.

We laughed all night.

Darkness invaded the sky and down went the sun,

It was our time to part.

I hope to see her again.

 

Tomorrow came and the town was in shock,

Gossip spread like a forest fire.

The butterflies’ death was ordered by a wasp,

He didn’t agree with the pollen.

I see her for a final time,

Standing before her gravestone.

The raindrops fed the flowers,

But this one could no longer grow.

Leaking Hearts

Caressing her cheek,

Feathers of love tickle deep,

Hearts begin to leak.

Blossom

I once sat on a park bench,

there was a man feeding ducks.

He looked similar to me in a way,

when I was thirty years younger.

Back in the time of romance,

when I met my true blossom.

I attempted to talk to the man,

he didn’t seem to hear me.

So I began to read my paper.

Soon later,

a woman appeared.

My paper hit the floor,

my heart raged,

my brain strained,

for spring was here.

My blossom sat beside the man,

who I remember was I.

The man smiled and offered her some bread,

she said she had just eaten.

The man and I laughed,

and said,

lovely dress by the way.

Blossom blushed,

we were shushed.

We should get dinner sometime,

the man and I asked.

I would like that,

Blossom replied.

The man and blossom talked for a while,

I listened to every word.

Eventually Blossom had to leave,

we said goodbye with a cuddle.

The man and I stared up into the clear sky,

with huge smiles we couldn’t stop.

but

At that point I woke again.

In my hospital bed,

a spring in my back,

a tear down my cheek.

For love may never die,

but blossom will fall.

I see it in my phyla

A billion flowers in the sand,

And I only want to smell one.

You’re my plant cure,

I’m your Delilah.

I feel your beauty,

I see it in my phyla.

I imagine us on rooftops

I imagine us on rooftops,

laying side by side,

with each other in our hands,

our souls connected,

a smile on our faces,

as peaceful as the breeze.

I imagine us on rooftops,

dancing to the chirping birds,

laughing in the sunset,

how wonderful that is.

Knife Wound

I don’t

Remember the

Moment we fell in love,

I just remember the grieving

Knife wound.

Sapphire Bird

There was once a bird

dancing in the sky

until a dark black cloud

came floating by

it blocked the bird’s vision

but still it could see

that it was a bright blue sapphire

as beautiful as can be

She is a bonsai

She is a bonsai,

I am a pork pie,

She is a sparking sea,

I am a rotting tree,

She is a cloud in the sky,

I am a funny-looking guy.

Her care was a rental

the dirt under my nails

and the bed under my bugs

are the only pieces of must

in my circle of trust

 

i can walk with no legs

and see with no eyes

but she will still blind me

with the love in her lies

 

the tongue of a serpent

but the venom so gentle

i am a weak hearted merchant

her care was a rental

The Genie Lamp

I once found a genie lamp,

It granted me three wishes.

‘Give me money.’ I said.

The genie looked in my wallet,

‘You already have it.’ He replied.

‘Then grant me knowledge.’ I said.

The genie looked at my bookshelf,

‘You already have it.’ He replied.

‘I know,’ said the genie,

‘How about I give you the world?’

I smiled, looked at her from across the room and said,

‘I already have it.’

[]Acknowledgements[
**]. . .

 

I would first like to thank Chlöe for introducing me into the world of writing, and for her continuous support throughout the years.

 

Gerhard Gellinger for allowing the use of his artwork.

Shakespir for the distribution of this ebook.

 

I would like to thank my friends and family for helping the overcoming of my anxiousness with poetry. I wish the best to my inspirational artists, of whom I will avoid naming for their own privacy.

 

Special thanks to Wattpad™ for creating a playfield and learning resource in my early days of writing.

 

Micheal David Larsen has been my biggest influence to write throughout the years. I thank him for helping me absorb ideas from his work and for casting light on to my inspiration. R.I.P.

 

Finally, I would like to thank you for reading my first book of poetry. May your day be blessed & may happiness find your way.

[]About the Author[
**]. . .

 

This has been a strange experience. I never realized how much I enjoy the art of poetry and how many poems I have written until I edited this book.

 

I was born and raised in a small town near Middleborough. Throughout school I was always considered a ‘computer whiz’ by my family and teachers, and from age five to eighteen, technology was my primary interest. The interest was mainly focused towards video game design, as I began playing video games at age three, and have always had a little addiction towards gaming. At the end of school and start of college I wanted to be a graphic designer and animator within the gaming industry. However I couldn’t afford a university degree and from then on the interest died off. I now work as a warehouse operative, how fancy. As my interest in technology wore off, my adventure into the writing world began.

 

Other than November of 2013, when I began writing poetry, there was a time when I was actually a huge writer. I was about age ten when I started writing a lot, I had multiple huge files of stories. Most of the stories were about superheroes and villains, and others were medieval based fantasies. The files got thrown away eventually, which is a shame. I could have submitted them to Marvel and been a millionaire by now.

 

So what’s next? I’ll still be posting poetry continuously on my website http://twmorris.com/, but my next book is likely a few years away. I also want to attempt some short stories when I find the time; they say a poet should never be a novelist, which is why I want to be so.

 

Si possum scribere libro, vos can scribere libro

 


Fishbowl

The first works of Thomas W. Morris, followed by poetry collections of a negative and positive nature, disconnection, surrealism and love.

  • ISBN: 9781370926954
  • Author: Thomas W. Morris
  • Published: 2017-01-22 05:05:27
  • Words: 15244
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