Prayer To A Loved One


We all know a loved one,
Who could use a prayer,
Someone who is ill,
Or just needs someone there.
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Send them a thought,
In the form of a prayer,
Then give them a hug,
And let them know you’re there,
***
Times can be rough,
Being alone can be rough,
But knowing someones there,
Is sometimes enough.
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So send out a prayer,
That there is someone there,
Someone for you,
As you are for them.
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And if you are needing someone,
You are in my prayers,
And just know,
I will always be there.

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Family


Family conjures images,
Of unbreakable bonds,
And loves that don’t fade.
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Family is supposed to represent,
A connection so raw,
It never frays or ends.
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Family is the act of helping,
When you know,
Things are helpless.
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Family is about family,
And putting them first,
Before your own cares.
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Family is all of these things,
And none of these things,
And only works while you care.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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The things that were certain,
Are dissolving around me,
The rocks of my life,
Are fading away like dist.
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Twink twinkle night dark,
Please take me to sleep,
Where the dreams are sweet,
Beneath these sheets.
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No wishing or pleading,
With the universe or god,
Is going to fix,
The bridges that have been burned.
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I could write a thousand verses,
But I think this can only get worse,
Choices have been made,
And they cannot be reversed.
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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.
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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.
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I’ve cried my tears,
Looked at the plans,
Laid out my fears,
While my heart cares.
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But all I want to do,
Is run away,
Dispensary,
And imagine you are still there.

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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.
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Life has been tough,
And it seems to get tougher every day.
I’ve lost loved ones,
And find it hard to keep smiling.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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Just as people pass.
The petals fall.
Eventually the rose is bare.
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A home may close.
The flower may wither.
But the rosebush keeps growing.
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Each petal is remembered.
Every rose is not forgot.
The rosebush is not lost.
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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.
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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.
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But I smile because,
Although God took you home,
I know when he greeted,
He gave you wings to fly.
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You were my hero,
A man with the knowledge,
The source of my wisdom,
Someone I could turn to.
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Now when I hear the gulls,
Or see the west coast sky,
I’ll know you are there,
Soaring amongst the clouds.
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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.

A Message To My Fathers


At first I blamed myself,
My best wasn’t good enough,
The distance continued to grow,
I tried to impress,
But you just forget,
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And now I’ve grown up,
I have cried all my tears,
And cried for so many years,
I continued to try and impress him,
And still he wouldn’t listen.

Pass The Baton


It seems so long now,
But just like yesterday,
You were still here,
And at just a phones reach.
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Now , years later,
You are years away,
Yet your life is in me,
And passes in seconds.
***
You once brought me up,
Made me more like me,
And now you’ve passed,
And passed the baton on to me.
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I now live in your memory,
Remember the good times,
Think of your flaws,
And I would take them for a few more times.
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But here I sit,
Taking over from you,
Learning to live,
And not to forget to laugh.
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You may no longer be,
In reach of me,
But you live within my heart,
As just another part.

Another Reminder Your Not There


When I see the news,
It reminds me,
When I visit the shops,
It reminds me,
Fathers day,
Another reminder,
Family packs,
Without the father,
Advertising emails,
For father and son,
Another sting,
Now that your gone.

Goodbye, Farewell, So Long.


Each day I go out,
I forget your aren’t here,
When I walk to work,
You are just there,
You must be at home,
Where else would you be,
I’m not convincing myself,
It’s just the way it has been,
Then I remember,
And I twinge a little inside,
You aren’t at home,
And haven’t “just popped out,
For a while,”
No,
You are gone,
And can never be seen,
No quick visit,
Or just a cup of tea,
I have to remind myself,
Before I try to call,
You are not here,
No, not at all,
So before I forget,
And dream you are home,
let me say goodbye,
farewell and so long.

For A Fallen Petal


A person is like a petal,
Each one adds to the flower,
As a person adds to a family,
Eventually a petal falls.
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Over time that gap will fill,
Although now time stands still,
And for now the gap is obvious,
But the gap is there for all of us.
***
There is a time for every petal,
As there is a time for all of us,
And when our petal falls,
We will land on God’s grass.

Today I Thought Of You


I thought of you today,
That is nothing new,
But I cannot tell you.
***
You were always there,
And I never knew,
How much I’d miss you.
***
So in the words you loved,
Life’s a piece of shit,
When you look at it.
***
Without you here,
I’ll live by your ways,
And enjoy my life.

Our Lady of Paris


She has stood the test of time,
A sight for all who visit.
A mainstay of masonry,
A standing of french missionary,
Now she crumbles to the ground.
Reclaimed by time and land,
Today we stand with the French,
Hurting round the world as one.
She flickers in the red and amber,
lighting up the Paris skyline,
Where she once stood so prominent.
So long, our lady,
We cry.

Illegal Love Of 1947


I sit in my cell,
Thinking about my sin,
Wondering what I have done,
Thinking about him,
I sit on my own.
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I stand by the window,
Thinking what is love really,
Wondering what could have been done,
Thinking what is reality,
I stand by myself.
***
I love a man,
Thinking what is wrong,
Wondering what society has done,
Thinking why love is gone,
I love on my own.

This Old Heart of Mine


Given the world,
I would give it away,
Just to spend my time,
Laying next to you each day.

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I have had many days to myself,
And not one of them compares,
To a single hour with you.

**

But you don’t see me,
And although I may be a young guy,
My heart is old and waiting for you,
I just want to love you in the old fashioned way,
Long nights laying together,
Just in each others company.

**

Life in my mind,
Seemed easier before,
But now I spend every day,
Just longing for you to be with me.

*

What I would give for just a kiss,
To feel your lips on mine,
And the warmth of your breath,

**

But you don’t see me,
And I am starting to think,
You never will,
My heart will forever long for yours
But it knows the drill,
Smile and move on like before.

*

But you don’t see me,
And although I may be a young guy,
My heart is old and waiting for you,
I just want to love you in the old fashioned way,
Long nights laying together,
Just in each others company.

*

Maybe one day you will see me,
But until then I must wait,
And live tomorrow as another day.

Loss


We all know loss,
At some point in life.
Weather its a pet,
Brother or wife.
They all hurt,
In their unique way.
And everyone has,
Something to say.
Life seems unfair,
At least for a moment.
But remember them,
And hold them close.
As if they never went away.

I Ken Fit


I ken fit,
A fine lass said,
Time is wasted at work,
Until you are dead.
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I kin fit,
The wise man said,
Enjoy your work,
And you’ll live instead.
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I ken fit,
My mam once said,
Noting in life will stop you,
Unless you let it.
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I ken fit,
My old man said,
Find your love,
Don’t let others choose for you.
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I ken fit,
The world says,
We are all human,
Why do we hurt each other.
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You ken fit,
Dunny control others,
Dunny let other control you,
And above all,
Dunny let others take control.

What I Would Give


You could recite python,
Without missing a beat,
Make me smile,
From cheek to cheek,
Put me in stitches,
For over a week,
And say you love me,
As big as the street,
Now what I would give,
To hear goodnight one last time.

You could make eggs,
With a runny yoke,
Find the right time,
To tell the perfect joke,
Tried to fix things,
Or just give them a poke,
And say I love you,
As big as you know,
Now what I would give,
To say goodnight one last time.

Sorry For My Silence


We have been apart for so long,
Not spoken in word or song,
Haven’t said a word for years,
Not been at each others ears,
Time moves on day by day,
And we both work away,
Although we are silent,
We both know we aren’t absent,
One day we will sit down,
And chat for hours,
But for now,
Sorry for my silence,

I Am A Lucky Man


Very few people are as lucky as me,
I have my love at my side,
My family in my life,
And friends around,
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I would be nothing without my man,
Although I don’t say it much,
I love him beyond all measure,
And I know he loves me,
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Family is a strong thing,
And mine is no exception,
We stand with each other,
Through thick and thin,
***
And who would I be,
Without the friends who complete me,
Although there are few,
They are close and dear.
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When I’m feeling down,
Or stressed at life,
I just remember,
There are those not as lucky as me.