Just An Ordinary Day


For so many that day,
started like any other,
The daily grind,
The city bustle.
***
The same was true,
For the four crews,
Who were just up there,
Doing their jobs.
***
The world watched in horror,
At what humans could do,
An act of pure hatred,
Against no one they knew.
***
Now 19 years on,
The memory is still raw,
The skyline is different,
Cannot let go what we all saw.

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Here’s To Old News


Here’s to what you taught me,
Here’s to what we had,
Here’s to what we could have been,
Here’s to our past,
Here’s to what you’ve lost,
Here’s to what didn’t last,
Here’s to old news,
Here’s to being over you at last.

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Shockwave in Wakanda


We woke this morning,
To the sad new,
The king of Wakanda,
Is now gone.
***
Having touched many hearts,
His loss broke them apart,
The panther will live on,
In memory, movie and song.
***
You will not be forgotten,
Chadwick Boseman,
Rest now and be at peace,
And let the world go on.

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I let you go


The pain of what I lost,
Ate me up from the inside,
Missing the sweet kiss,
Of your loving lips,
***
But that’s all gone,
I let you go,
You took my heart,
And now I’m cold,
***
I have never felt this way before,
The pain of losing,
With the thought of winning,
Now you are not here anymore.
***
I let you go,
I don’t want you back,
You stole my heart,
And I’ll never forgive you for that,
***
You are in my past,
And I wish I had made you last,
But life’s a game made for everyone,
And love is the prize,
***
I let you go,
So why did you come back,
Why couldn’t I say no,
And just let you go?
***
I let you go,
So why can’t you just stay in my past,
I wish I couldn’t feel,
Because all I want is your love.

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Broken Hearted


Floods of tears roll down this face,
They hide no glory or no grace,
What lies below is usually sealed,
But you hold the key to that special place,
***
And now my heart lies bare and bleeding,
And the wound lies open,
For you used the key and then stole it from me.
And now my heart is broken.

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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.
***
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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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.

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Justice for Breonna Taylor


Have you ever gone to bed,
Locked the door,
And laid down you head,
And had the thought pass right through,
That the police may tonight,
Visit you?
***
Without a knock,
With silent step,
Entered your house,
Found you in your bed,
Decided to upholster their gun,
And shoot you dead?
***
I’ve never had that fear,
And why would I,
When the racism is clear,
My white skin has protected me,
But this should not be,
Let’s fight for justice for Breonna’s family.¬†

When They’re Gone, They’re Gone


As phrases go,
Everyone knows,
And it’s obvious,
When they are gone,
They are gone.
***
But the phrase,
Has no meaning,
Until it happens.
***
I thought I knew,
It’s obvious to me,
Isn’t obvious to you,
I won’t see them again.
***
But it’s more final,
Thank I could have known,
More of an end,
Than your mind can show.
***
When they’re gone,
They aren’t here,
And they never,
Will be again.

My Heart Is An Ocean


My heart is like an ocean,
Deep and everlasting.
It may look shallow on the outside,
But step in and you start drowning.
The barriers around it,
Go to the sky around the garden.
Letting people in,
Usually leads to my drowning.
There are places in my heart,
Even I daren’t go near.
Dark corners, small spaces,
And people living there that shouldn’t be.
Letting go is a struggle,
But keeping you in here is a pain.
Lying to myself that I don’t need you,
Just leads to me messing you.
If you were just a bad habit,
Breaking this would be easy.
But you are a ghost from my past,
A phantom that won’t leave.
My heart is an ocean,
Careful where you swim.

Pass The Baton


It seems so long now,
But just like yesterday,
You were still here,
And at just a phones reach.
***
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.
***
I now live in your memory,
Remember the good times,
Think of your flaws,
And I would take them for a few more times.
***
But here I sit,
Taking over from you,
Learning to live,
And not to forget to laugh.
***
You may no longer be,
In reach of me,
But you live within my heart,
As just another part.

GoodBye Dad


The last year has been hard,
I won’t pretend otherwise,
My last words were over a phone,
And my last picture is old.
***
You didn’t get to live long,
There are many things you taught me,
Like how to remain strong,
When life treats you wrong.
***
But lately I’ve been thinking,
And everything reminds me of you,
So many unasked questions,
And answers that will never be.
***
Life has failed to break me yet,
But taking you was a decent attempt,
I still can’t find the perfect way,
To say Goodbye Dad.

If I Leave Tonight


If I leave tonight,
And pass from this life,
Don’t morn for me,
Or wish me to life.
***
Just look up,
And see the stars,
Think of me,
Where you are.
***
I may not be,
There beside you,
But we both see,
The sky that you do.

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.

A Year Since


So that’s it,
Your gone and not coming back,
A year feels so long,
And yet it’s also gone,
I cherish the moments,
And smile at the memories,
Knowing that I can’t call you,
Or just pop round for a tea,
You will be missed,
Not forgotten,
And most of all,
You will continue in me.

Someone To Love


Here I sit in the dark,
Crying every night,
Looking for love,
No one can hear me,
I hurt on my own,
And all that I want,
Is someone to love.

Merry Christmas Dad


Merry Christmas Dad,
I know that you’re not here,
It doesn’t mean you’re not,
In my heart this year.
***
This is our first year without you,
Your first birthday not here,
The first time I cant say,
Merry Christmas, and see you next year.

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.

Stan Lee


You changed the world with your stories,
Changed the way movies are franchised,
Built universes not just characters,
And gave us all something to Marvel at.
Rest in piece Stan Lee (1922-2018)

Lest We Forget


Lest we forget the guns all stopped firing,
Lest we forget the drums all stopped banging,
Lest we forget the bells strike eleven,
Lest we forget the guys up in heaven,
Lest we forget all the lives that were lost,
Lest we forget all the shock that it caused,
Lest we forget the pain and the suffering,
Lest we forget the blood and the pain,
Lest we forget the poppy and it’s meaning,
Lest we forget the cause of it all,
Lest we forget this armistice day.

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.

One Last Goodbye


Friends come and go,
don’t I know,
But there comes a friend,
It hurts most to let go.
Still you know,
that they must go,
but this won’t stop the pain,
oh no.
Just yesterday you were part of me,
Now today you depart from me.
Only time will ever let me see,
If we will meet again.

But you have now,
Come and gone,
and this has hurt me so.
Goodbye dear friend,
But before you go,
there is one last thing you should know.

My years with you were not wasted.
And I know these tears are not been wasted.
Lets pray in time this pain will heal,
The pain of seeing you go.

So now I say
one last goodbye
Auf Wiedersehen
Old friend,
Goodbye!