Scribbles from me to you

My poetry & prose


October 2020

Day 31 #OctPoWriMo – Rainy Halloween

Shimmering Moon kissed silver curling Glowing as moonbeams lance from above   Fireworks bloom Against a purple sky Dark as the skin of an aubergine   Winds scatter Rainclouds that drift awry No children are hiding in shadows   Trick... Continue Reading →

Day 30 #OctPoWriMo – why I write

Prompting from the ether, you have inspired my muse; so many use your special twists to find a path, yield a pen and write pain or love or loss or laughter – our relief, our expression, ourselves, our inner thoughts... Continue Reading →

Day 29 #OctPoWriMo – Devolving Infrastructure

Train travel is a recent concept for me Travelling by bus to catch a train! They took our trains away long ago Before I was even born The beginning of reducing the conditions That improve standards of living Divided by... Continue Reading →

Day 28 #OctPoWriMo Rags to Riches

A tiny mewl drew his eye o’er the fence To a drop of angry, inky blackness That hissed and spat and arched her sodden back Rescued, pampered, fed and cared for – she rules home wherein she dwells, her domain ... Continue Reading →

Day 27 #OctPoWriMo – Halloween tradition

Halloween beckons both young and old out: gathering up flammable things to burn - a bonfire build, what craic to be about! Old mattresses, tyres, posts- all took a turn, for risks and worries we had no concern! The pile... Continue Reading →

Day 26 #OctPoWriMo -Abnormalities

Long hair, silence and reading Enough to mark me out from the herd Blonde and from the mountain That made me a sheep to be mocked at Baaa! Silence equates to snobbishness Not reticence or shyness That deserves punishment Hair-pulling... Continue Reading →

Day 25 #OctPoWriMo

Catch a break For goodness sake Let the world rest and be at peace Don’t diss stress don’t make a fuss Hell and handcart are on the bus Handwash well - your mask will tell Society - care you carry... Continue Reading →

Day 24 #OctPoWriMo – Prayer

Mum Mother mine We love you always Wishing you better health now Candles lit, prayers repeating Wishes soaring up We’re waiting Here The prompt was to use a Joseph's Star form and since the creator of the form, Christina R... Continue Reading →

Day 23 #OctPoWriMo – A Musical Trolaan

Music seeks us, lifts the spirit, Melody that soothes the soul Makes all the world have merit May we all its virtues extol   Unite us all in the glory of sounds Undulating waves that raise up emotions Upbeat or... Continue Reading →

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