How Has It Come To This


How has it come to this,
Weapons sharpened,
Heartbeats are missed,
Anger in full flow,
Only seeing the red mist.
***
Battle lines drawn,
First blood all but gone,
A family shattered,
A loved one gone,
Although he lives on.
***
You were a great friend,
Someone on which I could depend,
A sane voice to give,
A balanced opinion to lend,
But now you just want it to end.
***
What has happened,
Why has it come to this,
Can’t we just sit down,
Or is this it for us,
A situation that can’t be fixed.

My Brain Is F@#ked Up


My brain is fucked up,
By stress, anxiety, it’s a mess,
Family falling apart,
Money causing strife.
***
Sleep seems distant to me,
But thoughts just circle,
Round the drain,
That is my mind.
***
If there was a wishing well,
I’d go back to when I was young,
And tell me it doesn’t end well.
***
The things that were certain,
Are dissolving around me,
The rocks of my life,
Are fading away like dist.
***
Twink twinkle night dark,
Please take me to sleep,
Where the dreams are sweet,
Beneath these sheets.
***
No wishing or pleading,
With the universe or god,
Is going to fix,
The bridges that have been burned.
***
I could write a thousand verses,
But I think this can only get worse,
Choices have been made,
And they cannot be reversed.
***
Maybe one day I’ll understand why,
Such pain had to be caused,
And he made the decisions he did,
But for now there is just what there is.
***
You can give all you can,
To offer family a helping hand,
But if they won’t take that help,
You have done all you can.
***
They say blood is thicker than water,
And I know family should be stronger,
But when a member no longer wants to,
A family begins to falter.
***
I’ve cried my tears,
Looked at the plans,
Laid out my fears,
While my heart cares.
***
But all I want to do,
Is run away,
Dispensary,
And imagine you are still there.

New Book On The Way


Sorry for the relative silence everyone. Sadly I have had a close family bereavement lately which has put a pause to writing but I can now confirm my next book is on it’s way.

With over 45 completely new poems and some of my old favourites the new book has been titled and is just awaiting the OK from a couple of editors.

Keep an eye out and stay tuned… Also, feel free to reach out and let me know if you are interested in reviewing a copy for me.

The headline image is just a teaser from the book.

Love,
The Pesky Poet

Darkness


There is a darkness around me,
One that is not ready to fade,
It envelopes me,
And makes me feel life is not worth it.
***
Life has been tough,
And it seems to get tougher every day.
I’ve lost loved ones,
And find it hard to keep smiling.
***
It is described as a darkness,
Because it is hard to see,
More than a day ahead at a time,
And the darker the less you can see.
***
But I won’t let the darkness win,
I’ll use my other senses,
To get where I’m going,
To where it is light again.

Here’s To What We Had


Here’s to the times together,
The nights I’ll never forget,
And the hours, I think well spent,
***
Here’s to the memories,
The hugs and the cuddles,
All will be sadly missed,
***
Here’s to the hours I cried,
The nights after we said our goodbyes,
And the tubs of ice cream that drowned the pain.
***
But mostly here’s to the lessons I learned,
Of love and pain,
And to being saved from what could have been.

God Gave You To Us


God gave you to us,
As a source of love,
To teach us his wisdom,
And teach us how to live.
***
He left you here,
As long as he could,
Before he needed you,
Back with him.

Another Petal Falls


A rosebush is like a family.
Each home is a rose.
The petals are the people.
***
Just as people pass.
The petals fall.
Eventually the rose is bare.
***
A home may close.
The flower may wither.
But the rosebush keeps growing.
***
Each petal is remembered.
Every rose is not forgot.
The rosebush is not lost.
***
So remember each petal.
And don’t forget each rose.
Watch as the rosebush grows.

You’ve Gone Home


The show is done,
The curtain has fallen,
You’ve taken you bow,
And said your goodbye.
***
The show is over,
No encore to give,
You’ve said you piece,
And left us all to live.
***
It still hasn’t sunk in,
No repeats like on TV,
I won’t see you again,
Not until my end.
***
We’re left with our memories,
With the lifetime of advice,
With the wisdom of your world,
With the imprint of your life.

God Gave You Wings


God too you too soon,
Some might say,
You were here all my life,
And one day you were taken away.
***
But I smile because,
Although God took you home,
I know when he greeted,
He gave you wings to fly.
***
You were my hero,
A man with the knowledge,
The source of my wisdom,
Someone I could turn to.
***
Now when I hear the gulls,
Or see the west coast sky,
I’ll know you are there,
Soaring amongst the clouds.
***
God gave you to the earth,
His gift to everyone in your life,
And each day from now,
I will be thankful to him and to you.
***
I know I have to say goodbye,
But this isn’t the end,
It was just your time,
And I will see you again.

Here’s To The Good And The Bad


Here’s to the days, weeks and months,
To the times we’ve laughed, cried and smiled,
For everything we shared together,
Here’s to the future we will have,
Apart but together forever.
***
So, here’s to the good,
And the bad,
But at least it’s something we had.