Monday, 30 March 2015

Spirits of the Sea

The sadness of a lost soul
set adrift across a stormy sea
travel forth to distant shores
be at one and yet set free

Through hardship, loss or trauma
scarred from battles that abound
seeking now tranquillity
riding the waters without a sound

The moon peeps down through the cloud
its beams streak across the ocean
revealing the crests from each new wave
spurred on by its flowing motion

A soul with no destination
no rudder to guide its way
using only light of sun and moon
destiny unsure for it has no say!

Drifting on currents that pass by
these lost souls will for ever dwell
set free to be spirits of the sea
let them be, don't break the spell!


© Lissie Bull 2015

Sunday, 29 March 2015



African 
Monarch Butterfly


The beauty of this majestic royal
perched amidst colorful hues
this regal insect rests awhile
all its surroundings to enthuse

Clear crisp wings of striking orange
with patterned tips of black and white
and circling round the whole wings
such a beautifully romantic sight

Long antenna to help smell and balance
while slender legs, fresh flowers to clutch
tasting their sweet nurishing nectar
this insect has a poisonous touch

A stunning black body with white spots
is really quite the final feature
for a butterfly that`s quite unique
this beautiful African creature

© Lissie Bull 2014

Image found on Warner boutique.com


Saturday, 28 March 2015

Forrest

Life is like a puzzle
for we all are connected
yet today a piece is missing
your loss was unexpected

such a loving gentle giant
with a great big heart of gold
sadly you lost your battle
and will never now grow old

you were one hell of a crazy guy
even after you feel so ill
you always had a cheeky grin
to have known you was a great thrill

Forrest, you loved your karaoke
never scared to try new things
now you can sing with the angels
as you recently got his wings

you were such a unique person
with your piercing and tattoos
and a great love of Star Trek
also keeping up with all the news!

the memories we have of you
are far to many to list down
so we'll raise a glass to send a cheer
as you move on to your next town


© Lissie Bull 2015


This was written as a tribute to a very dear man who passed away recently
Forrest

Life is like a puzzle
for we all are connected
yet today a piece is missing
your loss was unexpected

such a loving gentle giant
with a great big heart of gold
sadly you lost your battle
and will never now grow old

you were one hell of a crazy guy
even after you feel so ill
you always had a cheeky grin
to have known you was a great thrill

Forrest, you loved your karaoke
never scared to try new things
now you can sing with the angels
for you've recently got your wings

you were such a unique person
with your piercing and tattoos
and a great love of Star Trek
also keeping up with all the news!

the memories we have of you
are far to many to write down
so we'll raise a glass in your memory
as you move on to your next town


© Lissie Bull 2015


This was written as a tribute to a very dear man who passed away recently

Thursday, 26 March 2015




Slumber

the curves of your body
as you lay there sleeping
watching you at slumber
your safety I'm keeping

to see you there relaxed
wonder what your dreaming
as you look so at peace
your radiance beaming

want to curl up with you
protect you from all harms
as you lay snugly here
holding you in my arms

hair limp on the pillow
your skin so soft and sweet
my handsome man in slumber
tucked up under your white sheet


© Lissie Poems 2015






A lesson in Love

I`m told
you only get one chance
at true love
and for me
that was my husband
four great kids later
and he was taken from me
so cruelly by cancer
I grieved
and tried to carry on with life
and though this was hard
I managed
devoting myself to my kids

then one day
I was lucky enough
a second chance
as I meet
another wonderful man
cheeky and fun loving
so full of life
so unlike my husband.

everybody told me
it wouldn't work
he was not for me
what would my husband think!!
now I know
they were being kind
trying to help
but
we were in love

the trouble was..
that he lived across the pond
miles and miles away
in the states
but we managed
through technology 
to chat and spend time together
and in time we meet
it was awesome

we decided to marry
but sadly
this had its problems
where and how?
costs and witnesses
we tried twice
but events were against us

then I started listening
to my friends
and family too
maybe this wasn't to be
I was making a mistake
so I started to doubt
he went back to the states
we carried on chatting
tried to continue
but I was distancing myself
this
months turned into years
his health went down
I started to get on with my life
a romance doomed
but
through all that
he never gave up
never stopped loving me!

now I have lost him
he died of cancer
life can be so cruel
I listened to others
and not my own head
I didn`t follow my heart
this has proved to be a
bitter lesson in love


© Lissie Bull 2015



Sunday, 22 March 2015


Beautiful!

big eyes focused
pleading for attention
beautifully alert
sheer perfection

whiskers all static
sensing what`s all around
feeling the atmosphere
yet never making a sound

an elegant creature
with soft silky fur
that`s so gentle to touch
as I listen to you purr

face so attentive
with a purr and a meow
with a loving look
that says, I love you

® Lissie Bull 2015

Friday, 20 March 2015











Together.....

Each day....

I see you struggle
deeply crushed
in this cancerous grip 
growing weaker
day by day
your life force
draining from you

yet.....

from deep within
a light shines
though dim
it burns defiantly
determined to exist
never giving up
this fight to live

So....

don't forget
I am always here
to help keep
this light alive
for what ever happens
we have each other

so remember

I love you......!

® Lissie Bull 2015

Image found on callchaser.com

Thursday, 19 March 2015


Foot Steps from the Past

Echoes of fading foot steps
evoke memories so strong
of loved ones that were lost
for their parting feels wrong

a shadow through the darkness
or a slight waft of their scent
glimpses of a former life
seem to be here to torment

a slow and steady rhythm
like a beat across the ground
as each step tells its story
mixed emotions can be found

haunting sounds are still heard
as if someone is walking by
these passing rhythmic foot falls
stirs my soulful heart to sigh




© Lissie Bull 2015


Image titled Shadow-of-a-ghost by TotuFengHaung
and found on DeviantArt






























Tuesday, 17 March 2015







Just saying.....!

Its hard to keep up
when people start to change
loyalties are stretched
emotions feel strange
yet a smile costs nothing
and a greeting is free
 so cut all this angel
come and say Hi to me!




© Lissie Bull 2015

Monday, 16 March 2015


Secretive Eyes

looking into those seductive eyes
where your emotions are sealed
the gate way to your inner soul
for great treasures will be revealed

deep blue waters rippling past
with a black center held within
where passionate secrets are secured
does this beauty hide mortal sin?

eyes release your inner secrets
they give away your heart`s desire
lighting up your whole demeanor
and setting the world on fire!

so never underestimate
the sheer power of a pair of eyes
they can bring down the strongest man
or help you win your desired prize!

© Lis Bull 2015


Sunday, 15 March 2015


 

Lead me to the light

this doorway
so inviting
a world outside
that I can see
where will it send me 
as I step through

this empty darkness
has engulfed me
consumed my existence
I want to live
run through nature
need to be free

I see the light
all the bright colours
let me experience
wind in my hair
and the sun`s warmth
upon me cold skin

this wooden door
now stand wide open
letting me escape
walking away
from this this darkness
I shall be free again!


 © Lissie Bull 2015

Image titled Beyond the Doorway  by Illie_Hill and found on DeviantArt.

Thursday, 12 March 2015




Spring Time

Blossom scent in the air
sweet smelling tulips
frog`s spawn in the pond
all signs that spring is here
bluebells and caterpillars
the gardens come to life
longer days and shorter nights
sitting out in the afternoon sun
listening to the bird calls
watching my cats play
relaxing in the sunshine
enjoying this spring time!



Spring time, when Mother earth wakes up..!

 © Lissie Bull 2015


Tuesday, 10 March 2015





Angels

Guardians of our souls
forever around us
linking us with
our loved ones
instilling eternal peace!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Image from home-decor-hub.com


Monday, 9 March 2015




A Special Mother

There is one day each year
when we are glad to show
a very special lady
just how much we love her so

For she is a special person
who'd do anything for us
always there with a kind word
and never makes a fuss

A smile for us each morning
and a chat around the table
cuddles when we need support
making our lives more stable

We love you so very much
and celebrate this day
showing you how much we care
in our own unique way

Therefore at the special time
we give praise for our Mother
and thank her for all she does
as we`ll never have another


Happy Mothering Sunday

 © Lis Bull 2015









Sunday, 8 March 2015





Steve's Birthday

Sat here watching the world wake up
as each tiny bud peeps through
the cold dark soil all around
I can't help but think of you

finding I'm missing you more
for all the years we had together
and those adventures we went on
are the memories I will treasure

I miss your smile and laughter
the cheeky twinkle in your eye
why the angels came and took you
I'm just left here asking why?

still, I hold on to all we had
for with you there was no regret
as the happiness that you instilled
I will never ever forget!

so on this beautful morning
I come to visit you and say
that I will always love you Steve
and send a kiss on your Birthday!


Happy  Birthday Steve
 XXX

Saturday, 7 March 2015


Hummingbird

caught in a moment of time
this vision of beauty
paused in sheer motion
 such silent serenity

for such a vibrant bird
so tiny in stature
feeds quickly while on the move
instilling much rapture

rich florescent colours
shimmering in the light
while wings hardly visible
beating so fast in flight

with a long slender beak
to explore for nectar
found deep within the flowers
this elixir collector

darting between blossoms
with wondrous beauty
captured in a single moment
this humming bird's on duty!

© Lissie Bull 2015

This lovely photo was sent to me, but I'm not sure who to credit it it with.

Friday, 6 March 2015

To hold in you arms
your love in my heart
passion through my soul
be with you for eternity
my love, my life, my all...!

© Lis Bull 2015


dancing through the flowers
skipping over green grass
in and out of sunshine
filling my garden with sound....

© Lis Bull 2015


Music be the food of life
instilling power to the soul
filling the heart with emotions
enabling us to feel whole

© Lis Bull 2015

Thursday, 5 March 2015




Spring is in the air
for my pen over flows
with stories from my soul
to cheer up the heart
as the words pour
across the paper....!


© Lissie Bull 2015

Image found on. centinvural.com

Wednesday, 4 March 2015





My Mother was the Best!


My mother was one of the best
she really took good care of me
always had a smile to share
a plaster when I scrapped my knee

she woke me up in the morning
gave a big hug last thing at night
let me learn through my mistakes
and her advice was always right

enjoyed the help she gave me then
and miss her wisdom now she`s gone
problem shared, was a problem halved
was the best advice she passed on

taking in all that she has taught me
I understand motherhood much more
the joys of passing on your love
has helped me cope better, I'm sure!

I miss sharing a cuppa with her
after a long arduous time through traffic
walking round the garden together
discussing the latest topic

Mother, you were one of the best
I stand and celebrate this day
giving thanks for all you have done
Love you on this Mothering Sunday!



Love and miss you always xxx


                                                                       © Lis Bull 2014







Quit Bugging Me.....

Hell and brim stone
fire and damnation
raging hot tar pits

These are the things
the savaging feelings
enemies to blitz

Skin them alive
watch them suffer
boil them to bits

Clear the path bare
eradicate them all
they get on my tits

Now that they`re gone
I can celebrate
having fun at the Ritz !!

© Lissie Bull 2011

This is a poem I came across recently, I had forgotten about it  and can`t remember what influenced me to write it !

Tuesday, 3 March 2015




Angels

Where do angels go to sleep
once they've left my side?
do they fall off the clouds
as they watch me from above
these questions intrigue me
for life`s full of mysteries
helping the world go round
as angels fills our life with love


© Lissie Bull 2015








Blood from my Heart

Red ink flowing
as if bleeding
glistening warm
against my skin
telling my story
of passionate love
that pours from my heart
over these pages

© Lissie Bull 2015

Imaged taken by Fiend-V  titled "Macro Valentine"
found on DeviantArt.

Monday, 2 March 2015






Mum`s Taxi

It`s really quite amazing
How my life can twist and turn
One moment I`m sat at home
Then I`m off to drive and learn

Collecting friends from the station
Drive to Lacock in the sun
Or a shopping trip with my friends
Not forgetting the school run

So remember what the sign says
The one in my car window
"Mum`s Taxi", there for all to see
Always here through rain, sun or snow!



Mum`s Taxi is a great occupation and I love it! 


© Lis Bull 2015




Sunday, 1 March 2015




Guardians of Spring


Bright golden trumpets
swaying in the sun light
nodding to each other
creating such a sight

standing to attention
with their heads held high
grouped in their squadrons
under a bright blue sky

guarding the pathways
flanked by their greenery
smart in their uniforms
leaves just like weaponry

these yellow soldiers
standing in their drills
saluting a new spring time
we give praise to daffodils


When I see a daffodil, I know spring is here!

© Lissie Bull 2015