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Thursday, 28 September 2017

National Poetry Day 2017

Hello Readers,

First of all I'd like to say Happy National Poetry Day!








Secondly, please forgive my silence over the past few months, I decided to take a break from writing during my studies and other commitments. But, I'm glad to tell you that I'm now getting back into the swing of things, starting with some new poetry and a rewrite of Lady Raven.

Here are two of my new poems for National Poetry Day, enjoy :-)

The Final Ride

They que for the bus as if they've lost the will to live,
Five minutes that go on, and on, and on, and on, and on,
Faces like broken clocks,
Where smiles used to tell the time,
Furrowed brows made more so by their sunken eyes,
Patiently aching for their time to come,
To these unfortunate souls waiting for the last bus,
Is like waiting for eternity,
Only seconds to go,
Time is dear,
As the last bus pulls near,
Echoes ripple,
As they all cough in sync,
Waking their bodies from an undead rest,
Ready to receive the judge's rule,
After they've queued in line to wait,
The last bus arrives to seal their fate.


The Wiggly Man

There was a man so wiggly,
With bones rather squiggly,
His head was like a gummy bear,
Like wobbly jelly with no hair,
His belly bounced back and forth,
Directing itself unpleasantly north,
His fingers were really squishy,
Compared to the docks he was more fishy,
He wasn't a very popular fellow,
With teeth coloured rusty yellow,
But he would always smile,
Just like a crocodile,
A big grin full of teeth,
With laughter to bequeath,
He loved to spread joy,
Drinking bottles of soy,
Strangers would often point and stare,
But he didn't care,
Because no matter what anyone thought,
Self love he'd been taught,
And love is all you need,
To rid hatred and greed,
His heart was a giant flower,
Blossoming with loves power,
Although they thought him insane,
He knew love would reign,
And until his last day,
He would always say...
'I am love , you are love, love is all there is and ever will be. Love can, and love will, always set you free.'
So rejoice in love today,
Don't hate or discriminate,
Let all the bad wash away,
And allow love to be your fate.

Thanks for reading,
Louise Lake.

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