Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Evening Time......

Evening time
slowly sneaks up
bringing in the night...
the moon sweeps in
covering my world
in a vale of darkness
tiny specks of light
sparkle in the sky
winking at me....
dancing round the moon
little worlds
far away
watching us...
sounds of the night
can be heard
hooting, screeching
even a rustle
as night life awake
Evening time is here!!



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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Heart felt questions....

Questions roll through my mind
something that has to be addressed
I have everything I need
so why am I depressed?

family all around me
a house full of people here
yet it saddens me to say this
loneliness filled me with fear

listening to the kids chatting
no one appears to hear my voice
silence is the order of the day
but it is not my by choice

sat here just wondering
would I ever wear a smile again
need find some answers
then I can break this chain......


From the heart.......


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Stormy Drive

A night drive
through stormy skies
white painted clouds
before us lies

thundering sounds
and a mountainous wall
rolling in fast
while blowing a squall

clouds touching the earth
swirls over the ground
as we pass on through
suddenly no sound

its eerie in here
feels like out-of-space
as we carry on
through this strange place

then heavens open
rain so torrential
roaring over head
staying dry essential

then we've passed through
to the other side
reached our destination
never off our stride


storms take many strange paths,  this one was no different .....!


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Monday, 28 April 2014

Coffee moment...

The smell of strong coffee
and freshly made pastries
filling the air around
an invitation to enter
and enjoy these treats
with all our friends......
chatting endlessly
while sipping our drinks
these aromas so relaxing
that coffee moment
is perfection for me....

can`t beat that coffee moment...!


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Personal Letter

I wrote you a letter today
not an email or text or tweet
put pen to paper just to say
you make my life so complete

It was a heart felt letter
that I thought you`d like to read
pen and paper is much better
I'm so glad I did succeed

Stuck a stamp on the envelope
and walked down the road to post it
with my heart is so full of hope
such a pleasure to write, I admit...


to receive a hand written letter brings so much joy to the heart,
that someone has bothered to put pen to paper, is awesome!!


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Bitter farewell

So you left me
walked out that door
never looked back
hurt me for sure

what happened
what went wrong?
I'm so confused    
you killed our song

eyes full of hate
words left unsaid
you were my life
before you fled

I stand alone
since you walked out
won`t take you back
there is no doubt


Some things just have to be....



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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Passions

To hold you in my embrace
I want to feel your body yield
surrender unto me, my love
let me be your eternal shield

with such sweet sentiments whispered
a gentle kiss placed on my cheek
for passion is strong between us
filling my world in much mystique

these passions grow stronger each day
against you, there is no defence
feel the situation melting
the need in me is so intense

passions of the heart now rule
dissolving into your broad arms
knowing we`ll be together now
as I have fallen for your charms


Passions, love, romance....all still very strong..!



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Last Stand

I thought that you loved me
cared and respected me
but now all I see
is hate and tragedy

you hold court in my place
take over my space
but now all I face
is sorrow and disgrace

need to take you to hand
for this is my land
but now this I've planned
for here is where I stand


A little protest, but here I will stand........

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Saturday, 26 April 2014


Queen cat

Cats sleep in many different places
inside boxes to onto of the shelves
they just know where it`s the warmest
so they curl up tight all by themselves

for they seem to disappear for hours
just lost in their own little world
dreaming of mice and tasty treats
until it`s time to be unfurled

they seem dead to the universe
but make a sound with their food bowl
they are instantly alert and there
ready to devour their meal whole!

once finished eating your offerings
they then sit and have a lengthy clean
where upon completion of this chore
its back to sleeping like a content queen!


I just love the way cats rule the household...!




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Life...........

life is being written
madness at it`s best
outlook can`t be certain
yes we are all blessed

eyes need to be open
then we can be prepared
for what ever may happen
and not to feel scared

words are stronger that swords
the effect is stronger
piecing the soul deeply
for they remain longer

strike while the iron`s hot
for the day can be short
insanity still rules
take your seats in court

life can be so strange
so take it by the horns
and hold your head up high
don`t end up hiding in thorns


what ever you do in life.... do it well !


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Friday, 25 April 2014

Young love

the night is but young
and love is in the air
emotions running high
as they lay their passions bare

under the bright moon light
there`s a sense they belong
embracing each other tightly
their feelings are so strong

a gentle kiss to start with
then pure desire takes a hold
a frenzy of passionate love
caution can`t be controlled

then in the dim light of the dawn
after sharing their devotions
these lovers sleep on still entwined
shattered from their raw emotions


young love is so awesome...


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Thursday, 24 April 2014


friendships

that shared emotion
and the common ground we stand
meeting up after distant time
to have this friendship is grand

chatting over a hot chocolate
separated time falls away
as if we`d never parted
companionship every day

all the stories that we tell
and memories we have had
we share everything together
no matter if its good or bad

what we have, we've had for years
lets hope it`s for many more
our strong friendship is the best
and will become stronger, I'm sure...



Met up with a long term friend, and had a great catch up....so good to meet up again.....


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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Hi there

Exciting times,  just had  "Colours of Bereavement"  cover done and all printed up.
It looks great too. Donated a copy to "The Rainbow Centre for Children" who help with bereaved children and their families.
Hope this book of poems will help these families along their journey, as it has helped ours.

Let me know if you want any information or a copy..

Many thanks
Lissie



Love or hate

I appear to be
stuck in a void
between
love or hate
for I really
wish
that I
could love again
feel passion
be complete....

I appear to feel
empty of emotion
devastated
love or hate
are so very close
they merge
one to the other
can`t tell
want to be loved
feel desire
be fulfilled......

I appear to see
an open door
inviting
love or hate
walk on through
decision time
one or the other
need the love
feel needed
be at peace........


which way should I turn..?


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Waiting........

Anticipation felt
a twisting of my stomach
heart beating faster now
this must be a big mistake

adrenalin kicking in
have to keep going on now
got to see this situation through
not sure about the "why" or "how"!

my pulse rate is souring high
can`t believe it could be this long
but I know I`ll see this to the end
for with your help I can be strong!

waiting for the start of an interview...



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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Happy Birthday Sid

Though you may not be with us
you're not forgotten in any way
we hope you`re celebrating
with the angels on your special day

For birthdays are an awesome time
to remember our love for you
all your laughter, care and kindness
that will remain our whole lives through

You were so full of energy
vigour, hope and not a drop of doubt
spending time with all your grand kids
for you never left anyone out

So Sid, as we remember you
on this, your the very special day
we all come together and toast
a wonderful man,  Happy Birthday!


Happy Birthday Sid !


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My Box of Memories

My little box of memories
contains a life time of thoughts
mostly there are good ones
but sadly a few are not.....

These mementoes are personal
for they mean so much to me
photos, tickets and clippings
all locked up with a little key

a birthday card from my parents
and my first valentines card
to pictures painted by my kids
parting with them would be so hard

all these memories, I want to keep
protecting them now, that`s my aim
so I will lock them safely away
for losing them would be such a shame !


Memories are very important, don`t ever want to lose them....

© Lissie Poems 2014. All rights reserved.

Love Stones

Tokens of affection
held deep within my heart
messages from the soul
for when we are apart

Warmly wrapped in my palm
I`ll hold this stone, my dear
remembering our love
that fills me with much cheer

Smooth round stones all engraved
a sweet love text showing
something very special
now my heart is glowing

So each time I feel down
my love stone I will hold
all the fears fall away
our love is strong and bold!


I saw a picture of a stone with the word "Love" on it,  it just made me think of tokens of affection
and how important they are for the soul..!


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Monday, 21 April 2014

My personal hell

As I look up to you
from the bottom of my pit
while you cover me over
will I ever see daylight again?
suffocated from the soil
I'm enclosed within this box
alone in the blackness
in this airless compartment of life
the weight`s so unbearable
can`t breath in here
screaming seems to do no good
I'm dying in the place called "Hell"!


just one of those days

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Spring awakens


With bright sun shining 
spring is in the air
the world has come alive
love is everywhere


baby lambs in fields
bleating as they frolic 
signs of new beginnings
all so symbolic 


Tulips and daffodils 
peeping through mossy green
landscape comes to life
brightening up the scene


many more blue skies
warmer days prevail
mother earth`s waking up
new treasures to unveil


spring`s an awesome sight
nature has awoken
for life`s at its best
a cycle unbroken



Spring time...the earth waking up form winter slumber..


© Lis Bull 2014



Missing the old you...

This silence is unbearable
you never say a word to me
for your eyes seem so full of pain
as you walk the path of misery

you were once a happy child
so full of the joys of youth
sadly those days seem far away
want to help, but need the truth

all I see is sorrow in your eyes
and your soul is full of pain
for you wear your heart on your sleeve
and around your waist a steel chain

would love to have you back with us
all happy and content once more
not sure if that will ever happen
but I`ll pray for that day, for sure!



Hate seeing people so sad when they use to be so happy......!


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Sunday, 20 April 2014



Wash time kitty cat

Cats are peculiar creatures
as they have some awesome features
they do acrobatics while they clean
a sight that has to be seen
one leg high up in the air
while washing with so much flare
on the sofa is where she sits
cleaning thoroughly while doing the splits
vigorous biting at the dirt
quite amazed it doesn't hurt
wash, wash, wash my dear kitty
all clean now and looking pretty!

I find it so funny to watch my cat wash, wow the way she stretches is something you just have to see!



© Lissie Poems 2014. 




Chocolate Trophies

Chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs
filling the store shelves and our heads
brightly coloured and so inviting
these excitingly awesome spreads

there`s different surprises to behold
eyes open wide with the promise of fun
what will be inside these sweet eggs
kids can`t wait for the day to come

and on the morning they rush down stairs
to find their trophies of the day
with cardboard boxes all discarded
it`s chocolate heaven all the way.!

Happy Easter everyone!





© Lissie Poems 2014.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

My love...

you are my inspiration
my hope for the future
completing my existence
I know you`re there to stay

to wake up in the morning
and look into your eyes
greeted by your loving smile
the best start to my day

a loving text or phone call
to help me through my day
a message left under my pillow
tell me all I need to know

our love is so very strong
I know we`ll stay together
for this is how it`s meant to be
my one and only true love...


To feel the love of someone you are very close to, spurs you on to new heights......
take all that`s offered and enjoy the rewards..!


© Lis Bull 2014

Afternoon Catnap

A fluffy bundle of cat
perched on the garden wall
sleeps in the afternoon sun
not heeding any call

stretched out in the sun light
purring so happily
eyes only just open
so she can sleep, yet see

love to watch her sleeping
in the bright sun shine
wonder what`s she dreaming
I'm sure its all divine !

flinching when fly pass by
but drifts back off again
in the afternoon sun
on her wall she`ll remain


Love to watch the cat sleep in the sunshine,  so relaxing..!

© Lis Bull 2014

Troubled times

Struggling with life these days
need your arms to wrap around me
for I miss you guidance and love
please hold me I'm on bended knee

the world seems so frightening now
I feel afraid of everything
trying to keep my head held high
seems life has such a nasty sting

so wish you were here by me side
calming me and holding my hand
but the angels had other ideas
and took you away by demand

so here I stand and look to the sky
watching your star as it shines bright
wishing I could have you back here
but I still draw strength from your light

thank you for helping me carry on
you help to take away my fear
feel safe wrapped up tight in your wings
I so love and miss you my dear


Missing your help in times of trouble Steve....


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Friday, 18 April 2014

Meadows

running through meadows
full of wild flowers
butterflies fluttering
in the sun for hours

flower heads bobbing
and grasses flowing
yellows, blues and reds
bright colours showing

sweet scent in the air
with bees buzzing round
there`s tranquility here
and nature abound

gentle breezes  blowing
there`s laughter in the air
running through the grasses
nature flourishes with flair


Spring time in the meadows, with all the bright coloured
flowers and long grasses....wonderful times ahead


© Lis Bull 2014







Flying the nest

Know you wings can not be clipped
that flight to freedom is required
time to move on and be yourself
show what you have learnt, so inspired

as you move on to a new chapter
so you can forge a path that`s right
new challenges and new rewards
follow your dreams for the future`s bright

I've given you the best start in life
shown you love and set you on your way
now up to you to write your story
make memories for another day


It`s always hard when a fledglings leave the nest....


© Lis Bull 2014

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Bitter Pain

Pain felt deeply
though to the core
eating away at me
sharp and sore

just want to hide
never to show my face
this world`s so cruel
don`t want to leave this place

for this is my life
what did I do wrong?
that you had to hurt me
I'm no longer strong

seeing what`s under the mask
an ugly, vile person
all bitter from the past
trapped in my own prison

never to be free
or to know love again
but to be burdened,
locked in this heavy chain


Love has its tortured side, not always visible to everyone,
so never just people by their covers.

© Lis Bull 2014




Slow Traffic

Crawling along through the traffic
tensions running high, almost frantic

As they follow the endless queue
exhausts ahead, the only view

A red light stops the flow again
this journey`s effecting my brain!

Through open windows, CD`s blaring
while their giving the horn an airing

Tempers rise while traffic slows down
as they drive on through the town

For all this noise, stress and smell
they need to get out of this hell



Hate being stuck in long slow traffic....walking is better!

© Lis Bull 2014


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Mother Nature`s anger

As this storm starts to take hold
the sea begins to rise with rage
as the skies get darker now
mother Earth takes centre stage

with the howling of these winds
and crashing seas across the rails
white crested waves coursing havoc
leaving such disruptive trails

people blown as they go their way
with this wind no one can stand
gushing  over the sea front
where the ocean meets the land

with waves as high as houses
pounding everything in sight
thunderous sounds to be heard
storm continues through the night

for all that we knew before
we will never know again
the sheer destructive nature
nothing from this storm will remain

waters flooding everywhere
hard to tell where the sea ends
whether all will subside soon
on Mother nature that depends


Our climates are changing and the storms are becoming stronger....

© Lis Bull 2014






Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Missing you....

Missing the one I love
not being able to see her
a piece of me is not here
my heart is hurting so badly

missing her smile in the morning
the smell of her hair on the pillow
her sleepy eyes upon waking
knowing the day ahead will be great

missing her loving cuddles
wrapping my arms tightly round her
feeling her love running through me
I with her have all that I need 

missing the feel of her skin to my touch
as I stroke her tender soft face
miss the taste of her lips as we kiss
oh....I just miss the one that I love

missing her cheeky giggles
the great connection that we have
please hurry up and come home
my one and only true love....


for Jon and Emily 
with love Lissie xx
The final train 

Oh those long lonely tracks
leading off into the distance
mile upon mile they carry on
showing stubborn existence

Steaming off to foreign parts
leaving with me so full of pain
heart so numb now you`re not here
smoke trails are all that remain

One moment you were here
the next you were miles away
just your essence left for me
all I wanted was for you to stay

I miss your smile and laughter
the cheeky way looked at me
my heart is smitten for you
I just want you back safely


Trains were the main way to travel, and leaving your loved ones behind was hard......

© Lis Bull 2014
long farewells are so hard to do
knowing that the distance will be far
silence existing between us
but please leave the door ajar

never knowing when I`ll return
for this journey will be hard one
over much tough terrain  
seeking reassurance until I'm done

just me and my trusty stead
racing through the countryside
battles to be fought and won
but would rather have you along side

just remember that I am with you
whether by your side or far away
for this distance does not matter
I will return to you one day


In this day and age people travel, but being back with our loved ones is always where our hearts are..!

© Lis Bull 2014

Monday, 14 April 2014

Silence and abandonment
have cut me deeply to the core
even though I loved you once
I can not love you any more

You turned you back on me so fast
no kind words, as you walked away
tears in my eyes, as I watched you
there was no more love from that day

Though your actions were very bad
I can hold up my head and smile
for I'm stronger than you think
I can carry on in style

Now all I'm left are memories
a quick glimpse into the past
so sad it had to end this way
but I`ll make sure my life`s a blast!!



Memories of good times or bad,  are just that!,  memories......its how we use them that is important..!


© Lis Bull 2014


Moon

It was a wild moon
in its third quarter
shining down so brightly
on flora and mortar

so close to earth
I could almost touch
catch and pocket it
something for me to clutch

trees silhouetted
by this huge round sphere
throwing dark shadows
across the frontier

the great oak standing
black against the big moon
it`s branches spread wide
on a warm night in June

eerily shines the moon
as it follows along
the quiet country lanes
like a big bright gong...!


Moon are awesome, in many different forms during the year.....love the so.!


© Lis Bull 2014
Father

I was your first born
your eldest daughter
respected you
but now don`t feel I ought ta 

always looked up to you
put you on a pedestal
learnt who you really were
then I watched you fall

I felt alone and hurt
as you fell from grace
for I had loved you, father
now you`re gone without a trace

all you did was sprout lies
and turn your back on me
now I know there`s no trust
for I used my soul to see

I hold my head up high
for I've done nothing wrong
just wanted to be loved by you
and to feel that I belong

now I've turned my back on you
and look for love else where
for I will learn to smile again
with those who really care !


Even the ones we love and trust, they can hurt us so much....  :(


© Lissie Bull 2015


Sunday, 13 April 2014

Pink snow

pink snow falling softly
hovering slowly in the air
silently drifting to the ground
covering all with out a care

with soft sweet scent about
filling the atmosphere
all the garden looking good
spring time must be here

green buds start to appear
after petals have fallen
soon trees will have their leaves
as the air`s full of pollen

for spring, glorious spring
has arrived at last
pink snow followed by fruit
nature is full of contrast


Spring time is here with its blossom, colours and happiness...


© Lis Bull 2014
An Icy Heart

bitter love, icy to the touch
breaks with a snap, this heart so cold
resisting comfort at every turn
choosing to remain out of the fold

warmth has departed from the soul
the core is all frozen solid
spreading through this poor creature
left unchecked, will become squalid

ever to roam the wilderness
so bitter and broken hearted
shivering, it`s chilled to the bone
as sadly love has departed

please take pity of this creature
for this could be you one day
show mercy to the ones that need it
kindness can start in such a small way!


Remember to treat others, the way you would want to be treated....with kindness and love.!


© Lis Bull 2014





Silence....


silence is a time
when sound 
is turned off
a moment 
nothing is heard

life in a bubble
away from noise
golden peace
tranquillity
just for a moment

could you hear
a tree that`s felled?
oh no.....

pure silence
stillness of a leaf
floating through air
silence just is.....

time stops for silence...pure silence....peace !!

© Lis Bull 2014


Saturday, 12 April 2014

Feel the Sensation

like dancing ribbons
these flames swirl about
creating patterns
for all to experience

reds, yellows intertwined
mixing a pallet of colours
splashing the spectrum
testing visionary senses

rising, rotating then...
swing down in an arc
spectacular formations
for the eyes to follow

a pause....then off again
floating through the air
twirling within a circle
then swoosh...down again...!

spirals moving in rhythm
forming new pictures to see
crowding all free space
a revelation for the eyes


Inspired by a photo on DeviantArt "Feel the Rhythm" by S-A-U-R-O-N

© Lis Bull 2014



The Roaring Falls

thunderous noise of the water
cascading over the rock face
creating such an awesome sight
as it reshapes this eerie place

water will always find a route
as it forces though the landscape
pushing boulders out of the way
as the land find a new shape

crashing and pounding all it sees
pummelling every thing in sight
spraying the forest in a fine mist
rainbows reflected in the light

until the water reaches the floor
then a calm is restored again
oozing into the grooves of nature
emerging onto a vast plain


Waterfalls are noisy and fearful things, yet very mesmerising too....!


© Lis Bull 2014

Friday, 11 April 2014


These Crazy Emotions

Emotions are crazy
they just take over
and control my life
should I duck for cover !!!

Acknowledge the power
as I have no say
accept the loss of control
for this is their day!

For my hands are tied
I have nowhere to go
Mixing up my mind
confusing me so

Need to settle my mind
so important for me
allowing`s my soul some peace
 emotions are crazy!!

We live an a confusing world, that gets to our emotions...!

© Lis Bull 2014






Mystery of Light

Light trapped between the angles
turning the beams as they go
highlighting the dark curves
narrowing to a bright yellow

Stacked in uneven lines
these tortured boundaries exist
in a chaotic world unknown
that will create a dark twist

Like so many stacks of items
suspended in time and space
this trapped light can be set free
and harmony instilled in this place..?


tricks of light set behind an object, creates mysteries while suspended in space...!

Inspired by a photo I came across lol!

© Lis Bull 2014

not tonight.......

hard to write tonight
feeling so numb
or is it dumb
I'm not sure
the voices in my head
are fighting with my soul
words will not flow
I'm all dried up

pictures in my mind
flashing before me
all jumbled up
no order here
just a tear
nothing working

it feels like the words are running
disappearing
even scared to behave
there is no order
yet I want to write
what a sight
all muddled up

maybe its not to be
silence tonight
yet no peace in my head
I've lost the thread
will nothing flow?

so hard to write tonight
there`s always tomorrow
maybe its time to sleep........


© Lissie Bull 2017

City Landscape

City landscapes are so diverse
a great mixture of old and new
tall steeples next to office blocks
competing for the skies so blue!

Concrete buildings stand side by side
rows of windows reflecting light
emotionless places to see
but come alive when lit at night

this urban sprawl spreads further
a green oasis found within
surrounded by fierce industry
puffing grime over all our skin

wildlife struggle to survive
scavenging where ever they can
in this rocky concrete world
keeping out of the way of man

this urban world has many secrets
that are hidden from general view
different scenes around each corner
but will throw up something new too


each city is different and there are so many things to see....!


© Lis Bull 2014

Thursday, 10 April 2014



I'm only human

Although I know you love me
it makes it harder to understand
the pain and anguish I feel
when you take the upper hand

The work you do is awesome
but at home you are a pain
helping out is beneath you
I know it`s such a drain!

Sadly, I am just human
I need some help some time
wish I had a magic fairy
is that really such a crime?

But you just hide in your room
play games and chat to a friend
while I wash and cook for you
my tether is fraying at the end

I'm taxi, banker and washer
adviser, helper and much more
I am also trying to follow my dreams
so sorry if this poem`s a bore

Just spare a thought sometimes
for the work that I do too
we all have to live in this house
I'm not a servant for you!!


Written after an argument about this same old stuff....


© Lis Bull 2014




Memories in a moment

I found a box of photos
under my bed today
sat down on the carpet
and went though them anyway

my life time in moments
it was really very strange
seeing some of my past
and how much we all change

Going through each of the piles
and remembering the past
mixed feelings going on
for the good times were a blast

I came across a photo of you
it brought a tear to my eye
looking so young and healthy
you were such a handsome guy

Looking back over my life
I'm so happy with what I've got
though I miss you greatly
I'm content with my lot

even though you're not here
I feel you all around
remembering the memories
photos talk without making a sound!!


love looking through old photos.....remembering the good times,,,!


© Lissie Bull 2014






Eternal Secrets

Sat on this wooden floor
cold and empty here
a single candle gives light
for this a place of fear

ragged cloth draped over me
the only warmth I feel
huddled close to the flame
a scene that`s so surreal

there`s darkness through the window
a blood moon shines bright
screech of an owl is heard
as I sit here through the night

sat in this empty space
I await for my demise
unsure what will occur,
but with me the secret dies..!


Heroism and true values.......!

© Lis Bull 2014





Wednesday, 9 April 2014

My pain........

The pain I feel inside me
can not be seen by others
it`s hidden in my soul
and locked away
a secret that I will keep
not able to share now
will turn the key and walk away
and hold my head up high

though the pain is there constantly
I will not show the world
that I am dying from the inside
and pray this decay will stay within
so as not want to cause trouble
or upset anyone

I will fight this urge to cry
to scream out in agony
as it`s my pain
and not yours

so I will keep this pain
keep it inside me
so I can wear a mask
for all the world to see
that I am happy
happy with my pain
that you can`t see.........



there are times to show pain....and others when you don`t...this time....I won`t....!


© Lissie Bull 2014



Music

Oh for the music
found deep within the soul
for without the music
we have nothing at all

the beat taps at our feet
as we skip through the years
a tune for all occasions,
for with music, we have no fears

a symphony so complete
that it helps to break the chain
pulsating through the heart
stimulating the brain

music is the food of love
melody of laughter
chords that will strengthen
the happiness ever after


Break the mould and feel the music through your soul......!


© Lis Bull 2014















Street Lamps

As the daylight starts to fade away
the hues of light now change
for the street lamps illuminate
sections of the street within their range

Lamps of the night, like stepping stones
stretch out along the pavement
capturing life in pools of light
trapping them into enslavement

Within the world of these bright lamps
Luminous spider webs are spied
woven around the light fixtures
though wind swept, they can still hide

So in the darkness of the night
many creatures will pass on by
through these little habitats of life
until the morning, when we say goodbye.


Street lamps can be an oasis of light and life......

© Lissie Bull 2014

Image by xXHizumi-loverXx and found on DeviantArt





Star splashed Madonna

Sun light filters through
creating patterns
so illuminating
like fine crafted lace

with bright blue eyes
watching every thing
protected from the heat
not taking any chances

shining lips so red
as the sun flickers by
they beam with a smile
while hiding under cover

skin so smooth and pale
hiding from this heat
dappled with white lace
my star splashed Madonna

inspired by a photo "Star Splashed" by MordsithCara on DeviantArt


© Lis Bull 2014

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Race Day!

With an early start
on this auspicious day
running through the fields
travelling all the way

Seeing the steam rising
off these awesome creatures
from weigh ins and checks ins
this meet has its features

runners and riders
parading for all to see
now down on to the start line
they`re lined up all ready

the staring gun fires
and away they all race
towards the first fence
it`s a real fast pace

The race continues
around the course they go
many fall at the fences
that`s really such a blow

Twice round the track
then up the final furlong
the winners past the line
steady, fast and strong

everyone shouts for joy
thankful cheers and cries
another successful day
the winner get`s the prize


Enjoyed watching the grand national !!

© Lis Bull 2014

Missing you...

The loneliness of the night
eats away at my soul
not hearing your voice
or the smell of your hair
sends me spiralling down
into the pits of hell

I'm scared you won`t return
or love me ever again
this feels like eternal damnation
am I destined to be alone?

Miss the touch of your skin
curled up next to me
hearing you sleeping there
will you return to my arms
entwined together
or am I....
to walk alone on the earth
single, abandoned

Missing your smile
that lights up your eyes
your laughter at my jokes
walking hand in hand
I just miss you....

I fear for the future
a future without you
never to love you
this loneliness is closing in
wraps itself around me
getting into my bones

Need to live, to love
will you come back to me....?

Please send me a sign
need you here by my side
to have you back in my life

just to walk through my door...
I love you so....!


missing your loved one when they are away, is so hard to bare, can`t wait for them to return.

© Lis Bull 2014

















Monday, 7 April 2014



Inner self 

Eyes......
are the windows to your soul
they show the world your emotions
lips relay your inner thoughts
for the world to hear

heart....
pumping the life force
around your body
keeping it all working
so your can exist

the soul.....
a secret compartment
that holds your treasures
eyes wide open
for the world to peep inside


Heart, soul and mind tell the world how we feel...

© Lis Bull 2014

Wanting you back...

Time a part
can strengthen the heart
love grows stronger
though separation is harder
sleepless nights
for loneliness bite
fears within
as patience grows thin
broken soul
for I have lost control
come back to me
please, this is my plea....
I love you
for this much is true

Missing someone....!!



© Lis Bull 2014
Mysterious Keys

Keys unlock many mysteries
that have been hidden from prying eyes
doors securely sealed from all
protecting their belongs
for keys are gaol keepers
once locked, their contents remain safe......

Keys unlock the mysteries
that have been hidden through time
for every lock is very different
each clockwork mechanisms
with noisy clicks and whirls
as the turning key reveals......

Keys unlocks the mysteries
opens up great wooden doors
into dark dusty oak lined rooms
big brass keys hanging on a chain
then small silvers ones for safes
where you hide documents
locked away for safely
from all those prying eyes

Keys to the mysteries of life
to the heart of our lovers
holding them close to our soul
never lose your key
you could lose your heart
keep is all secure for ever.....


Keys are with us, all through the years and the here and now.....beware, take care....

© Lis Bull 2014







Sunday, 6 April 2014

Dying rose.....

Purple velvety petals

laid on the ground
fallen from the rose
tossed down without a sound

for once there was beauty
shining from this flower
but as time`s gone by
this rose has lost its power

a distant waft of scent
drifts across this place
where once we saw beauty
oh, so full of grace

so sad, this dying rose 
as the petals fall away
scattered across the floor
not to see another day

inspired by a photo of a purple rose laying on the surface..dying.!



© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved









Photo by macaronpower entitled Rose 003mn2


The smell of rain.....

With dark ominous clouds about
the smell of rain is in the air
as large droplets fall from the sky
as if the heavens had shed a tear

splats of water lands heavily
bring life to our awesome earth
helping to stimulate new growth
thus encouraging  so much rebirth

with large drops splashing on the ground
but not getting me really wet
I watch the black skies moving away
showing  a rainbow I won`t forget

so as the rain recedes from view
a blue sky are revealed to me
the earth smells stronger of the rain
makes just another memory

large droplets of rain, leave a strong smell of rain on the ground

© Lis Bull 2014








A rose is like true love
sensual and alluring
rich velvety petals
soft and smooth like skin
for the rose starts as a bud
small and tightly formed
but with gently persuasion
miracles may happen....
Love grows with trust
two people exploring
learning to trust
opening up together
love needs to bloom
like the rose...
it will blossom.
it`s petals will open up
savouring the sun shine
gaining momentum.
releasing anticipation
true love will out last a rose
as its petal will wilt
and fall to the ground
slowly dying
but it you have been true
then love will last eternal
because true passion
can never be tamed.....

a rose is ever lasting if held in your heart

© Lis Bull 2014





Saturday, 5 April 2014

Staircase to the heavens

Stood there at the foot of these stairs
wondering where they will lead me
these steep stone steps up to heaven
so as I climb them, I will see

The light at the top of the stairs
is drawing my imagination
upwards and onwards to the sky
can`t believe this awesome location

cool colours stones of reds and browns
leading me to a higher place
so taking each step one by one
I'm climbing up this tunnelled space

there`s a pointed arch at the top
an enticing treasure to view
and open to the sky above
with a hint of sun light peeping through

so gripping the iron railings
my heart beating with excitement
I take each towards the summit
hoping to receive enlightenment

a flight of stairs can lead you to mysterious places..!!

© Lis Bull 2014

Friday, 4 April 2014

Clockwork heart

Cog wheels turning
round and round they go
clicking back and forth
what`s hidden below

A secret compartment
tucked away from eyes
forbidden too all
but the lover`s surprise

A token of love
a gift most clever
tiny clockwork heart
to be held for ever

a lovers token for the heart....!!

© Lis Bull 2014




Purple Mist.

Through this purple mist
six tall trees are seen
stood just within the field
creating an eerie scene

Standing as if guarding
as this haze drifts on by
sways in and out of focus
no sun is seen up high

With branches fanning out
like sails on a boat
gives the feeling that these trees
aren't just standing.....they`re  afloat! 

So as the purple mist

drifts on past in the breeze
the field reveals is treasures
a row of tall dark trees.

Mists are not always grey.......wafting through the countryside...!


Image taken by RockasRaCoon

© Lis Bull 2014




Thursday, 3 April 2014

Hi everyone,
Just wanted to say a great big thank you to all the support and encouragement I have received so far.
I can`t believe I have passed the 12,000 views mark!!

This year is so exciting, one poem published " Colours of Bereavement" and a second poem " The Hunting Owl" to be published in the summer.  I am so determined to finish my book of poems now.

Please feel free to visit, read and share my poems,  and let me know what you think of them.

Many thanks once again

Lissie


The orange bay

In the evening sun light
the waters of the bay shimmer
no longer cooling blues
but a fiery orange glimmer

As the sun dips further
the light dances on the surface
creating a golden sea
sparking with such grace

Amongst these shining lights
bobbing about on the evening tide
a moored yacht is silhouetted 
no way is it able to hide

Watching this peaceful scene
unfolding in front of my eyes
see the fiery colours
as the waters mirrors the skies


Inspired by a photo on DeviantArt called " Sailing on rubies" taken by Wolfwings 1



© Lis Bull 2014

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Helping Angel

In times of trouble, 
my angel is there
standing by my side 
showing kindness and care

a hand on my shoulder, 
softness of voice
helping me to think, 
giving me a choice

since losing you, 
I've found it hard to cope
missing your strength, 
just needing some hope

so having my angel 
to show me the way
gives me the courage 
to live another day



Having an angel with me is a wonderful thing....


© Lis Bull 2014
Sunset through my window

I see the sunset through my window
all its bright colours for me to see
each pane of glass showing a picture
at the end of the day I feel so free

As the sun starts to slowly dip down
and the shadows stretch across the ground
splashes of oranges, reds and purples
I see the whole horizon crowned

Each pane shows a piece of the puzzle
as this sunset signals the end of the day
the light filters in through the square glass
showing it`s beauty in every way

I enjoy watching the sun go down
as the colours merge and change again
for each sunset is very different
and I see them all through window pane


I have always loved sunset, and each evening as the sun dips down, the patterns of colours are always different.  Always puts a smile on my face..!

© Lis Bull 2014







Tuesday, 1 April 2014


Daffodils and tulips

Daffodils and tulips
standing proud on my table
bright yellows and purples
flowering tall and stable

sun catching on the petals
almost transparent in the light
sweet scent filling the room
Oh, such an awesome sight

each morning these flowers
greet me with a loving smile
fills my day with such joy
making everything worthwhile

Spring flowers in my room
so everything is glorious.
bringing the outdoors in here
fill my heart with happiness


My favourite season is spring, where everything is waking up

happiness is found in the soul.

© Lis Bull 2014


Where do we go to be judged....?

This dark cold space between worlds
suspending you in clouds of fire
muffled sounds seem so haunting
this is not a place of desire

such a hard bitter world of sadness
somewhere to await your destiny
screams heard in the background
where you may meet your enemy

a cold wind blows through this place
chilling you deep to the bone
as you`re quacking at the knees
while in the darkness all alone

wondering what will happen next
which world will be my destination?
need to move towards the light
this will be to my salvation




Judgement Day,  where will we go afterwards..?


© Lis Bull 2014