Sunday, 31 August 2014

Twenty Plume Moth
(Alucita hexadactyla)

With lacy wings spread out wide
delicate purples and white
a cloak made up of feathers
fanned in the evening light

long antenna angled down
matching the line of the wing
slender legs helping in flight
caught on the breezes of spring

fluttering among flowers
appears suspended in mid air
this strikingly beautiful moth
spreading its plumes with great flair!


© Lissie Bull 2014

photo taken by iriscup found on DeviantArt





The flow of pain

the sheer pain
of a broken heart
ripped to shreds
by bitterness
as the soul bleeds
across the paper
pouring out feelings
releasing the strain

words upon words
painting the scene
of great sadness
for all to see
pictures of sorrow
from a damaged soul

what happens now?
who knows the answer
miss what was had
love once roamed
passions flowed strong
but all is gone
just bitterness
what a picture.....!

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved
Favourite things.....

tip toeing through the bluebells
under the dappled sunlight
filtering down among the leaves
creating pattern that look so bright

running along the sandy beach
tiny grains between my toes
the surf ebbing in and out
calming the spirit as it goes

letting my hair down to music
while dancing all around
listening to the lively beat
singing along the the great sound

love watching the dawn each morning
as the sun fills the sky with light
vivid colors seen across the sky
all this IAS such an awesome sight

being with the one I adore
his gentle kiss upon my skin
as my heart beats with delight
feeling happiness deep within

these are a few of my favorite things
little pleasures that help life along
I'm sure you have some of your own
hold onto them, they're what make you strong.


© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved













Saturday, 30 August 2014


Painting pictures through poetry....

Poetry is all about painting pictures through the use of words,
letting my ink flow through my pen,
releasing emotions from deep within my soul.
Words spreading along the pages of the book,
creating wonderful scenes that`s pleasing to the heart......!








A Tender Moment...

the passions that flow deep within
slowly wrapping me in soft wings
soothing away the stress and strains
pulling gently at my heart strings

soft feathers fluttering past me
like a caress across my skin
such sensations stir emotions
from my soul deep down within

this tender moment that we share
fills my heart with so much pleasure
as I return your gentle kiss
this memory becomes a treasure!


© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Friday, 29 August 2014

The New Day.....

Dawn is here, full of light
chirping of birds in the trees
sky full of oranges and reds
smell of cooked bacon on the breeze

For the sun has risen
it's time to make a move, get ready
what will the day bring, we'll see
just have to take it nice and steady

I love the air of mystery
not knowing what will transpire
heading off into the unknown
traveling until the day does expire

This new day has arrived
the promise of a sunny day
what adventure will I have?
so I will be heading on my way


Copyright Lissie Bull 2014 all rights reserved.




Stressful Car Journeys......


why`s it when you`re sat in your car
you put on this different persona ?
it`s a battle to get to your destination
or it could place you in a coma!

as you`re sat behind your steering wheel
wondering what will come your way
each journey could be so stressful
as least that`s how you feel today!

traffic lights turn red as you approach
then road works spring up everywhere
they are there just to slow you down
and idiots that make you want to swear

so getting from one place to another
can end up causing such a strain
maybe it`s better to catch the bus
even call a taxi or take a train.!


© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved











Thursday, 28 August 2014

That Night from Hell.....

He told me all would be okay
reassured me that he was right
for what could go terrible wrong!
it would be a quiet night

How wrong could he has really been
that night was s fard from being great
all hell was let loose on my life
he will forever instil much hate

Pure hatred erupted from him
such a stream of vulgarity
hurling abuse and fowl language
I was so shocked at its intencity

He'd always been a gentleman
so kind and understanding
but that night I just saw a beast
bitter, vulgar and demanding

That was a night from deepest hell
by the light of dawn, he was away
left me all battered and confused
left to recover in the light of day!!


© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Nature plays tricks.....!

so the sun descends
creating wondrous colours
splashing across the sky
painting the horizon

through the light of the sun
all is silhouetted
causing different shapes
to flutter in the breeze

a long slender stem
it`s branches spread out wide
black against the setting sun
dwarfing the evening scene

as the sun disappears
its path leave such colours
from this tender angle
this stem is really grass


© Lissie Bull 2014 
Image taken by bluesgrass on DeviantArt

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

A great big thank you to everyone...!!

Wow, this year is proving to be better than I could ever imagine!
Published poems and recognition are awesome!
My blog has now passed 17,000 views.
So I just wanted to say  big "thank you" to all who have visited and read my poems.
I so enjoy receiving comments and feedback from you,
If you feel like challenging me to write a poem, please feel free to let me know!!
Thank you once again to everyone..!

Lissie


The loneliness of solitude

When all about you bustles
as people dash around
no one seems to spy you
even if you make a sound

No matter where you go
they all see straight through you
it`s a sad place to be
for I have been there too

Is it that you blend in?
as people pass you by
you want to scream and shout
instead you sit and cry!

So many people here
yet you feel that they`re blind
for they just ignore you
so just leave this all behind

I know just how you feel
for I have been lonely too
so take comfort in this
stand tall and walk on through

Now if I want solitude
I`ll take a country walk
be close to Mother earth
for nature loves to talk!


© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved



To be loved.........

This feeling of joy, I hold in my heart
is strongest when you're about
the look in your eyes, says you love me
what more could a person need?
when you hold me in your arms, I'm safe
and with your kiss, I'm floating on a cloud
sheer ectacy, to know that I'm yours
the knowledge that we'll be together always......


Copyright Lissie Bull 2014 all rights reserved

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The Three Horseshoe Inn.

Through thick dense fog
misty lights try to escape
half submerged buildings
smothered in the landscape.

Here this old Inn still stands
nestled in the countryside
full of hospitality
is that a garden I've spied?

Such a great welcome is felt
once you've walked through the door
of this old establishment
as you'll be looked after, for sure

Traveling through Herefordshire
this seventeenth century Inn
a wonderful place for a night
finds haven to rest therein

So I say, come visit this place
you'll find friendship and rest
here in The Three Horseshoes Inn
through all weathers, it's the best!!

Copyright Lissie Bull 2014. All rights reserved.


Little Lacy Leaf

The ground is covered with debris
after the leaves have fallen down
for late autumn has descended
each mighty tree have lost their crown

Foliage found thickly on the around
as the seasons, they can not stay
slowly losing their bright colours
constantly changing every day

Decaying, disintegrating
taking on a new appearance
rotting, composting back to soil
before winter does the clearance

Small patches of lace can be seen
among all the leaves on the ground
so beautiful and delicate
a little treasure that`s been found

(c) Lissie Bull 2014.

Photo titled "Lace" taken by Zazoom  found on DeviantArt
















Monday, 25 August 2014

Please.....let me be......!

To be told what I should do
emotions I should feel
even though I'm strong
you have tipped my keel

for once I looked up to you
put you high on a pedestal
until you turned on me
now I just want you to fall

your tight grip around my heart
suffercates my existance
engulfs all my happiness
you have such persistence

let me stand on my own to feet
all I want is to be free
but your hold is too tight
now I'm doomed to misery......

Copyright Lissie Bull 2014. All rights reserved.





Love's Journey.

meetings of minds
as we come together
with a clash of emotions
finding us tightly entwined
so fierce and passionate
our lives become one

with love in the air
dwelling in happiness
this union will be strong
eyes meet across the room
our bond is now so tight
hope it never ends

feel on cloud nine
 knowing you`re there
walking down the same road
through all that life throws at us
for our journey's to share
we have each other

passions that flow
from deep in the soul
joining this union always
as we walk alone life's path
with hands tightly linked
this meeting of love.

 Lissie Bull 2014







Mysteries


Where do angels go to sleep
once they've left my side?
do they fall off the clouds
as they watch me from heaven?
these questions intrigue me
for life`s full of mysteries
helping the world go round
what will we find outside our box


Copyright Lissie Bull 2014  All rights reserved

Photo entitled "talk" and found on Yeshua.blogspot.co.uk

Sunday, 24 August 2014


Silence of the Soul

Still your aching heart
listen to your inner soul
for when your mind is silent
only then will you be whole

Feel the tranquility
let harmony begin
for then you will sense
peacefulness within

Silence of the soul
nature can be heard
lets the stillness grow
paint pictures with a word

© Lissie Bull 2014 

Holding onto love

I love to hold on to memories
hold them in my heart
running together through coloured meadows
sat in the garden in summer twilight
giggles and pillow fights
long snuggled up duvet days
these are the riches I hold so dear
making me smile when I think of you...!


Copyright Lissie Bull 2014

Photo entitled "I`m holding onto the love" Taken by Sunshine961 and found on DeviantArt

Saturday, 23 August 2014

City Sky Line

Mirrored reflections
reaching up to the sky
tall straight structures
layered up on high

These angled giants
seen in many ways
wrapped all around
through the nights and days

swelling up before me
concrete architecture
all eyes staring out
from each living structure

reflected at angles
deceptive to the eye
windows that stare out
all against the sky

noises bouncing off
filling the air with sound
even slanting across
they all touch the ground

Skyscrapers stand proud
looking down on me
crowding all about
makes for a great city..!

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved


Photo entitled "not all is as it seems" taken by spyder007  found on DeviantArt



Heaven

Heaven is a place I'd love to be
where angels dance and sing so free

fluffy white clouds and pale blue skies
peace and tranquility such a prize

where I can watch the earth below
give thanks I'm not part of all its woe

sat in God's garden here above
residing in his joy and love

but the best part of this for me
I'd be with you for eternity.

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved







Friday, 22 August 2014

The show..!

The big night is here
preparations done
time to make your way
tonight'll be great fun

The stage is all set
anticipation
can"t wait, curtains up
it's a sensation !

As he bounds on stage
we all give a cheer
let the show begin
so glad we are here

Lost none of his wit
such a funny man
great for everyone
from partner to gran!

We're all in stitches
streaming tears from eyes
as we laugh so much
as new gags arise

The interval's here
refreshments taken
then back to our seats
laugh bud awaken

The times goes so quick
we've come to the end
it's time to go home
so farewell my friend!


Copyright Lissie Bull 2014. All rights reserved.












Bitter Sweet Moments....


Anger still wells up from below
the pain never seems to go away
I feel it deep within my gut
ever since the dreadful day

To feel your hatred thrown at me
and not really understand why
this terrible situation arose
never being allowed to say goodbye

To still smell your aroma here
yet not understand why you're gone
not knowing that you won't be mine
so sad your is now withdrawn

All the memories that we had
do they not mean anything to you?
are you to just throw this all away
as walk out saying we're through!!

This tension is building up fast
won't be able to hold it much longer
sadly this pain is getting worst
for when I was with you I was stronger

As I struggle with all these feelings
since you got up and walked away
I'm left with bitter sweet memories
so regretting that you wouldn't stay........


Copyright Lissie Bull 2014. All rights reserved

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Treasures

These small treasures, I hold so dear
memories of our time together....
blossom on the trees
walking along the beach
a sweet tender kiss
smiles and laughter
for memories are timeless
precious treasures of the heart...



© Lissie Bull 2014 


Photo found on "University of Spirituality Healing and Sufism"
As times moves on....

Once you were beside me
empowering my whole life
encouraging me to cope
through all this gloom and strife

Now I stand here alone
surveying all we've built
wondering how to survive
and feeling so much guilt

Missing tender moments
as our love was so strong
for my heart is broken, as
time apart will be to long

I look to the heavens
hoping with all my soul
that we will be together soon
so then I can feel whole...!

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Photo found on "Searching for the mind"
By Jon Lieff MD




Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Dawn of a New Day

That morning anticipation
wondering what the dawn will bring
for skies are turned to orange flames
and dawn chorus is in full swing

The horizon is silhouetted
against a morn that appears on fire
drawing you to get up for the day
never knowing what will transpire

Taking each challenge as it appears
is part of our life's destiny
for our goal is to get through each day
happily and successfully.

With each morn, there's an air of mystery
for no two days are ever the same
it's great to think we have the choice
to make it hectic or very tame!!

Let us look forward to each new dawn
be grateful to see the sun rise
so we can live our lives to the full
and see everything through open eyes


© Lissie Bull 2014 








Pixie in the Blooms

On dainty purple wings
among the pretty flowers
fluttering so gently
in the breeze for hours

Like a little pixie
delicately perched there
displaying her sweetness
with great beauty and flare

As sweetly she watches
blending into the scene
among the stems and leaves
of pale purples and green

Elegant antenna
that`s a great detector
and a long curled tongue
to retrieve the nectar

Amongst the wild flowers
as hints of sweet perfumes
wafts across the landscape
this pixie in the blooms


© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved 

Photo titles "Little Beauty"  taken by Vrietheal found on DeviantArt

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Little Memories

My many memories of you
walking together
my treasured images of life
holding hands
I may not be able to touch you now
but I remember you always
all the loving things you gave me
I hold deep within my beating heart




© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Photo titled "Hearts in Sand" Found on Except the Unexcepted

Monday, 18 August 2014


Pictures from the Soul

The life blood 
of my whole being
oozes freely from my pen
flowing across these pages
expressing emotions
from deep within

For as it flows
pictures take shape
through descriptive words
the inner soul comes to life
as my heart beats
from release

The ink continues
writing from the heart
almost racing across the paper
imparting all that`s hidden inside
in this fleeting moment
of sheer emotion

A point in time
captured in words
to be treasured and loved
releasing emotions from within
my heart and soul 
expressed in ink

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved






That Special Moment.....

That special moment
that starts a memory
defines the second
you will remember
whether for good or bad
it'll never be forgotten

That precious smile
the realization
its happening now
as I look into you eyes
my heart beats faster
I'm going weak at the knees

Need to seize this moment
never let it go
look to the future
live with no regrets
that special moment
that starts a memory.......



Copyright Lissie Bull. 2014. All rights reserved.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Thunder, Rain and Winds....!

Thunder, rain and fierce winds
ravishing the landscape
turning roads into rivers
watch out, there`s no  escape!

The heaven`s have opened
lashing down on the earth
maybe God is angry
for all that it is worth!

Our road`s now a river
all sorts are floating by
sand bags at the ready
the water`s getting high

The pets don`t like the wet
so they`re hiding upstairs
when will this be over
and we start the repairs

So we sit and listen
just wonder when it`ll end
this rain is maddening
as more black clouds descend

As this storm continues
all we can do is pray
that it will move on soon
at least by break of day..!


© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved



Not my lap.....!


Oh no! the cat's here
she wants my lap again
with those great big eyes
you really are a pain

Please don't bother me
as I'm not in the mood
you dig your claws in me
it really is quite rude

Now you're whining cat
and pawing at my chair
I don't have time for this
and I know you don't care

Then when I'm distracted
you curl up on my lap
oooh now that does feels good
warm and comfy as we nap....!


Copyright Lissie Bull 2014








Saturday, 16 August 2014


Remembering....

I will always remember you when
I walk up the stairs
I will always remember you when
I am so far away
I can't hug you or hold your hand now, but
I will always remember you.....
All the things you gave me, will
Remind me that you were there for me.......


© Lissie Bull 2014
Unfair Humanity!

Laughter, joy and happiness
should be granted to every one
but sadly this is not always true
for there are those that know no fun

We should therefore be so grateful
that we're able to wear a bright smile
enjoy the pleasures of this life
and linger with friends awhile

For many, only pain and sorrow
are their only companions
no love is ever shown to them
for they have no champions

We humans can be a cruel race
some are greedy and so unkind
stocking up more than is needed
oblivious to hardship, they're blind

What is needed now is love
all this selfishness to cease
some kindness and understanding
so humanity can live in peace


© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Photo entitled "Love for Humanity" found on Kabbalah Blog
Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute













Friday, 15 August 2014

This Golden Rose

This golden rose
that lays before me
velvety petals
looks so beautiful
its sweet aroma
filling the room

then see the dark side
such defensiveness
sharpness of thorns
on a slender stem
that would draw blood
such bitter sweetness

two sides of beauty
I see before me
coldness of thorns
sweetness of sight
this golden rose
natural beauty


© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved


Inspired by this golden rose my son made at his forge






Caught in the Light

Caught in the light
the creature clings
to the sealed cork
intricate veins
seen so clearly
captured in time
life`s elixir
this keepers quest

Transformation
held in this glass
perched in rock
lite by the sun
from up on high
eternal youth
wanted by all
protected by one

Aura surrounds
this mystic scene
caught in between
the rock and sun
awesome moment
secured in time
the keeper poised
caught in the light


© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Photo entitled "The Keeper 11" taken by Piscisvolantis and found on DeviantArt





A New Journey.......

Sat here in the morning light
wondering if all this is really right
can't be believe you left last night
now my future seem much more bright

You bullied me for far to long
and snatched away my soul's song
in my life, you did not belong
to gain my soul I must be strong

All that I loved, you took away
through my childhood, I couldn't play
you never let me have my say
from this wreckage, I'll have my day!

So from this new start, I can see
there'll be new beginnings for me
although it will be a long journey
I'm on the road to recovery!!

Copyright Lissie Bull 2014. All rights reserved

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Watching the Storm...

Black thunder clouds
rolling on in
heavy lashing rain
keeping us within

wrapped up warm
by the open fire
sandbag placed
wondering how much higher

flashes of lightning
brightens up the sky
black silhouettes
capturing the eye

roads turn to rivers
branches on the ground
the air feels heavy
with a thunderous sound

going to be a long night
while trying to keep warm
as the rain lashes down
love watching the storm !


© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Playful Ferrets....


Watching them zipping in or out
as they`re bobbing up and down
with a quick flash of a tail 
inquisitive eyes all around
never stay still for very long
flashing past you in a moment
then nosing at everything
ferrets full of merriment.

Racing all around the garden
chasing others through the grass
then pouncing on all that moves
peering through french window glass
popping up in daft places
exploring all our treasures
with bright eyes and cheerful smiles
these awesome playful creatures

Soft of fur and a smiley grins
hear them chittering all the while
sharp teeth that gnaw happily through toys
these sweet ferrets have their own style,
at the end of a playful day
with sleepy eyes, they curl up tight
inside their soft comfy snugs, as
they fall asleep, we say good night!


© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved








Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Ding dong, Avon calling....!

Ding dong, there`s the bell
hope Avon`s come to call
to show what there is..
can`t wait to see it all

It feels like Christmas
every time she`s here
sat with her tea, goodies
from her bag appear

Creams, perfumes, makeup
displayed for me to see
all looking great,  even
watches and jewellery

With so much to try
we can test and smell
all are spoilt for choice
don`t want to break this spell

When all the orders are in
and everything`s all done
we say our farewells
this time`s been such fun!

Really enjoyed this morning
I was so impressed
can`t wait for my order
Avon, you is the best!

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved



My daughter has taken up Avon and enjoying being a rep very much.
I wrote this for a bit of fun...lol

I loved you
      you broke me
I cared for you
       you used me
I helped you
        you knocked me down
I needed you
        you turned your back
I asked for help
        you walked away
Now I stand alone
       head held high
Now I don't need you
        For I'm strong inside



Copyright Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved
Beauty in Death

In death such beauty
suspended in water
floating through coldness
this murdered daughter

This stolen angel
pale of complexion
unseeing blue eyes
no more affection

Beauty seen in death
long swirling blond hair
lips never to be kissed
there`s no one to care

Smoky wisps of mist
under the moon light
she`s silently moves
on through the still night

Life force was taken
yet beauty remains
this angel in death
enters new domains

© Lissie Bull 2014 

Photo entitled "Dead Eyes"  taken by Aliemmainen  found on DeviantArt

Monday, 11 August 2014

Angle Shades Moth (Phlogophora meticulosa)

This distinctive moth
clinging to the stem
with its wings at rest
a beautiful gem

Its angled patterns
of purple and brown
on a cream background
that at rest hang down

with two dancing grebes
on its upper wing
facing each other
imagine them sing !

sheer beauty on wings
like draped silken cloth
fringed by a lace frill
such an awesome moth

sweeping antenna
like whiskers, so long
such angled patterns
very clear and strong

this beautiful moth
that`s perched here at rest
seen around our land
nature at it`s best

© Lissie Bull 2014


Photo titled "Angled Shades (Phlogophore meticulosa)" taken by DennisAJones
Found on DeviantArt



An old woman's plea.....

Sat here on my own again
wondering what I've done wrong
all I wanted was to be loved
but in my head is a sad song

Old age frightens me so much
the idea of dying alone
is something I can't face
after all the kids have flown

All I wish is for company
have my family around
I run an open house right here
love and happiness abound

So when you're with your family
please remember I'm still here
wanting to share love with you all
don't forget I'm always near

Copyright Lissie Bull 2014 all rights reserved











Life`s ideals

Something we should all bare in mind,
A little piece of humble pie
Is always a good thing to have,
With a forgiving heart nearby.
This world is a harsh place to be
Brutality is all around
Some people don`t care who they hurt
Sometimes there`s no love to be found
So we share a cup of kindness
Forgive and help those that we can
A little can go a long way
At least that`s going to be my plan!



We only live life once, so we should make the most of it and respect all those around us.

© Lissie Bull 2013 All rights reserved

  

Sunday, 10 August 2014

An indoor day......

Huddled up inside the the house
I'm watching as the cloud prowls
it's so dark from this bad storm
for outside the weather howls

Torrential rain beats down hard
lashing against my window pane
the lights are on, it's cosy here
don't think I will go out again

My cat is curled up on my lap
mug of hot chocolate in my hand
why would I go out side today?
When snuggled up here is grand!

Copyright Lissie Bull 2014




The seasons come, the seasons go
   Our love together, helps me so

Through the lonely years, time stands still
   But with your love, I`ll have the will

The clock ticks on relentlessly
   As life goes on for the family

Tasks progress, new skills are learnt
   Everyone`s happy as praise is earnt

Looking down from your home above
   You will see happiness, joy and love...!



I found this old poem, that I wrote 5 years ago,  my poetry has developed so much since then.
It is interesting to read through the old poems though, and I`m glad I've kept them !!

© Lissie Bull 2009 All rights reserved

The end of this Day.......

This day has been a hard one
full of so much hurt and pain
but as the day comes to a close
I know all will be well again

For through this adversity
I can hold my head up high
stand tall and feel proud of myself
and look the world in the eye

Learning how people can react
when confronted by the truth
can be so very hurtful
sometimes you have to be a sleuth

However I will get through this
as I have faith in all that's good
believing that all will work out
Just wanting to be understood

So at the end of this long day
I can put all this behind me
tomorrow will be much better
new dawn, new adventures,  you'll see!


© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved











Saturday, 9 August 2014

Recipe for Life

A cup of cheerfulness
at the start of the day
served with dollops of smiles
sending you on your way

A piece of humble pie
filling you to the brim
a handful of laughter
keeps us all nice and trim

Needing plenty of faith
and some curiosity
to help see us through life
don`t forget generosity

We all want forgiveness
to help us all get through
for it goes a long way
there`s so much for us to do

Combine plenty of patience
with lots of love for a treat
sprinkle over a life time
serve everyone you meet !!


They say.... life is like a box of chocolates,  you never know what you`re going to get....!!

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved


Thank you my friend.........

As I walk life`s journey
with you I have no fear
for along my chosen path
I feel your presence near

With two sets of foot prints
and company to share
traveling together
with a song and a prayer

Sadly when times are bad
I spy only one set
of foot prints on the road,
this makes me so upset

Can not find your foot prints
on the road beside mine
so I travel on alone
of you there is no sign

When bad times are over
I see you back by my side
noting that you carried me
my joy, I can not hide

Thank you my friend
for your kind behaviour
as I travel my journey
you are my saviour!


© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved







Friday, 8 August 2014

Friction

Betrayal is such a bitter word
but at the moment its the right one
lies can cut you to the very core
for you've pierced my heart as if you`d used a gun

All I wanted was for you to succeed
do well, move forward on your life`s journey
emotional words thrown at each other
aggression, anger showed through all the way

Blood is thicker than forgotten water
that has flowed under the old family bridge
whether these feelings can be turned around
can`t tell who`ll be left clinging to the ledge

Forgiveness and love must surely win the day
families must learn to live together
asking you to accept my apology
for these rough storms, we must try to weather

This saddens me for I love you so much
we only get one chance at our time here
lets us talk this through and work things out
please remember I do hold you so dear!


After a terrible argument .....feelings running so tense.
However, there`s always tomorrow....new horizons and adventures.!

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved





My Lodger


I have a lodger
doesn't do that much
just does as he pleases
pays rent as such!!

He does a dirty job
long hours, I`ll admit
shower turns black at night
as a cleaner, he`s unfit

He does like my cooking
washer upper, he is not
no matter how I plead
its all for naught

Being part of the household
is something not to be done
would be great for a change
as my lodger is my son !!


© Lissie Bull 2014 
Image found on buzzsawmag.org
Now he`s gone.......

How could this happen
she came and took him
suddenly he was gone
without any goodbyes

once he stood by my side
tall, strong, full of love
then out of no where
he was ripped from my arms

the bond had been so close
as we worked together
through our greatest moments
then she came and took him

the hurt is so raw
hard to comprehend
how this could of happened
I`m lost without him

my will power has gone
there`s nothing left for me
how can I carry on
when my heart is so sore

there`s a piece missing
where once I was whole
sadness now he`s gone
so, please bring him back!!


© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Majestic Matriarch


These awesome mammals
pachyderms that walk the land
dominating the horizon
looking so majestic and grand

Plodding through the sparse scrub
she`s watching every thing around
able to keep the herd in check
with just one single low sound

Her presence is so powerful
yet she`s such a loving creature
need to protect these elephants
they are a national treasure

With two curled ivory tusks
and her long slender trunk swaying
this wonderful old matriarch
her sparkling eyes she`s displaying

So through this awesome landscape
watching these animals walk by
lets remember they are dwindling
we need to keep the numbers high

Standing here watching the Savannah
knowing all life here has it`s worth
I love to see the creatures roam
admiring all of Mother Earth

© Lissie Bull 2014

Photo titled "giant" taken by DaSchu and found on DeviantArt




Woodland

Dappled sunlight flickers through the branches
Specks of dust and leaves floating in the breeze
A blanket of silence fills the forest air
Broken only, as a startled deer flees.

The forest floor is carpeted in blue
As I slowly walk along the wooded way
Birds and animals active all around me
Never seen, but watching me as they play.

A set of wings fly silently passed me
As with elegance, the creature glides on
Only the movement of air is left behind
Before you know it, the spectacle is gone.

The sudden crack of a twig beneath my foot
Sounds so loud amongst the woodland scene
It echoes around the many ancient trees
Silence wrapping it up in forest green.

© Lissie Bull 2012 All rights reserved

Wednesday, 6 August 2014






Timeout...

This tiny flame flickers
in the gentle morning breeze
welcoming all who enter
hoping that all stress will ease

For soothing meditation
helps the soul to feel bright
along with all the candles
that flutter in the sun light

Peacefulness is golden
a state we all hope to find
centering our inner selves
and helping us to unwind

Each sweet scented candle
assists us with our stress
so we can move forward
for there's strength we possess

So always take a moment
time to charge up your soul
and wear a beaming smile
so you can take control.

© Lissie Bull 2014 

Determination.......

These feelings of pain and abandonment
seem to be growing stronger and stronger
as everything around is crumbling
to be honest, I can`t take this much longer

this loneliness I`m told is solitude
though suffering this pain is not good
so needing to sort my life out now
this is something, I know that I should

so shaking off all this doom and gloom
beginning to take stock of all my world
I`m not going to be trampled over
standing tall as my banner`s unfurled

I am not going to take any nonsense
please don`t take me for a fool either
though I've been down trodden for years
I'm committed to taking a breather

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved




Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Giving up!

Sitting in the darkness, is the best place to be
hidden from every eye, staying out of view
feint shadows of my surroundings seen
no real colour found, just a hint of a deep hue

It`s hard to stay in the light, when you feel so low
unloved, unwanted, pushed out from all that good
remaining in the blackness of sorrow
knowing now that I am so misunderstood

I am but a shell of all that I stood for
down trodden by enemies, where else should I go?
but hide in the depths of this unyielding hell
here to remain for eternity,  oh well..!


© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved





Musical Joy

notes dancing
across the room
rhythmic beats
filling the air
the heart skips
as the feet tap
starlight in the eyes
sparkling bright

crotchets on pages
forming new tunes
dancing through time
creating music
to lift the soul
holding all together
smiles around
it`s party time!


© Lissie Bull 2014 

Monday, 4 August 2014

Hurting...

Anger deep inside
welling up from below
pressure so powerful
nowhere for me to go

This pain in my heart
such a throbbing ache
just won`t let me be
make it stop, for goodness sake!

Fed up with being used
and taken for a ride
I`m worth better than this
I shouldn't have to hide

Thought you were my world
that you would protect me
how wrong could I have been
you left me adrift at sea.....

My soul weeps silently
as I watch you walk away
your arrogance running high
but I will live for another day...!

© Lissie Bull 2014 


Sunday, 3 August 2014

Writing will help.........

I`m told to release my hurt
through writing it down
on paper, it won`t seem so bad

but it hurts to explain
what`s really inside me
I`m sure that this won`t work

unhappy thoughts
since you left my life
this pain won`t go away

write it all down,  they said
it would help me
all I feel is loneliness

this hurt is too much
writing it on paper
just makes it real again

want my heart to mend
to feel whole again
not sure writing will help

I`m trying to write
but nothing works
why can`t this pain go away?


© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved




Saturday, 2 August 2014

Standing there....

Standing so proud and tall
among the wooded grounds
watching with head held high
vigilant of all sounds

Constructed from branches
making up this feature
all woven altogether
creating this creature

This regal animal
caught in the sun so bright
magnificent antlers
such a wonderful sight

Stood here so dominant
there`s nothing its fearing
this stag yields to no man
in this woodland clearing


© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Friday, 1 August 2014

Cup of Cupacabana......

Rhythms of music fill the air
cool refreshing atmosphere
samba, calypso, feet tapping
sunshine and smile to be found here

Cappuccinos, lattes delicious
good company and great friendship
what more would you want for this place?
but to sit here, with your coffee to sip

Light, airy and inviting to all
what treasures will you find to eat?
lemon or strawberry cheese cakes
there`s always time to have a treat

Cupacabana,  what a place
always welcoming everyone
come, taste the treasured delights
chat, make friends and have fun.!!

© Lissie Bull 2014