Wednesday, 31 August 2016








A Wedding Wish

On this your special day
may hearts true feelings show
and as you say your vows
 let the love you share grow

a marriage is a promise
to honour,  love and care
taking on life`s challenges
and memories to share

so as husband and wife
you start your life together
treasuring each moment
locked in your hearts forever


© Lissie Bull 2016

Tuesday, 30 August 2016



Stressful Car Journeys......


why`s it when we get into our cars
we put on this different persona ?
it`s a battle to get to our destination
or it could place us in a coma!

as we`re sat behind our steering wheels
wondering what will come our way
each journey ends up so stressful
as least that`s how we feel today!

traffic lights turn red as we approach
then road works spring up everywhere
they appear just to slow you down
and idiots that make us 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 2016










Monday, 29 August 2016










Graduation

today`s the day
you made the grade
won the honour
the games been played

in cap and gown
you wait in line
the time has come
they give the sign

with diploma 
and smiling face
hallowed moment
held in this place

we`re full of pride
photos taken
memories locked
and hands shaken

fulfilling our
expectation
to share with your
graduation

© Lissie Bull 2016


Sunday, 28 August 2016



Our Wedding Day

Hand in hand
we start our new life
side by side
as husband and wife
with these moments
to cherish and treasure
a love in our hearts
that`s without measure
when secrets of marriage
are richly spoken
the bonds of true love
lay unbroken
may happiness dwell
deep in our hearts
for on this day
is where it all starts


© Lissie Bull 2016

Saturday, 27 August 2016





Wedding Day 

memento gifts




This is a lovely double mounted wedding day memento
one section has a poems written for you about your weeding day 
and the other hold a photo of the special couple on their day.
Also be for other special occasions such as engagements, gradations or even births.
Click on the link to send me a message if you would like to commission one of these 
for your special occasion.

Lissie 






Chloe and Mark
Today we begin the rest of our life
standing side by side as husband and wife
we`ll travel along our journey together
building memories we`ll keep forever
exploring wonderful adventures
and family life with all it`s treasures
as we share our vows in our own way
celebrating the joys our wedding day

Thank you for everything

© Lissie Bull 2016








Friday, 26 August 2016












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.



© Lis Bull 2012


Wednesday, 24 August 2016


Bowl full of Love

one more cup of kittens
curled up in my bowl
purring so contently
making my life whole

with their tiny little ears
alert bright blue eyes
and sweet pink noses
what a wonderful surprise!


© Lissie Bull 2015
 image by jevigar found on DeviantArt











Sun speckled 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

© Lissie Bull 2014
inspired by a photo "Star Splashed" by MordsithCara on DeviantArt






Tuesday, 23 August 2016













Living with young adults...


in this house full of young adults
it can get a little aggravating 
for they still live in their own world
but they`re still fascinating

family life is so important
yet everyone should know their place
though these adults still live at home
parents struggle with lack of space

kids hiding in their sanctuaries
muffled laughter, the only sound
emerging to the smell of cooking
playing music in the back ground

yet the wonders of these species
as they go about the day`s routine
no sense of responsibility
they`ve hardly heard and seldom seen!

© Lissie Poems 2016
image found on 123rf.com 








Monday, 22 August 2016


Edge of the shadows..

Silhouetted against the light
caught in quiet repose
this elegant creature watches
whilst hidden in the shadows

through the silence of this scene
gentle purring can be heard
as this feline sits motionless
not wishing her world to be stirred

with her long whiskers twitching 
eyes watching for any movement
black fur shimmering in the light
Cilla is the cat of the moment


  © Lissie Poems 2016 
photo of Cilla and taken by Shirley from Shirley`s Pencil Art 

Saturday, 20 August 2016















Eye in the sky

As darkness falls
with the setting sun
this blood red moon
can begin it`s run

travels low at first
along the tree line
liquid movement
as if red wine

this blood red orb
floating there on high
it`s seen through the clouds 
an eye in the sky

so large and eerie
silent as it goes
caught in earth`s shadow
as onward it flows


© Lissie Poems 2016 
image found on s369.photobucket.com









OLYMPICS

Outstanding athletes
Leaders in their field
Yearning to be the best
Medals to be won
Pride of each nation
Individuals and in teams
Challenges to be conquered
Striding for success 


© Lissie Bull 2014 

Friday, 19 August 2016

Reflections

Rolling clouds across the building
movement seen all around
sunshine brightening up the world
blocking out the street`s sound

it feels like an ocean liner
sailing through the city
on to destinations far
where will its harbour be?

illuminating blue skies
reflecting through my window
clouds like waves crashing by
this surf that`s seen from my pillow

as we sail in to the distance
watching all as we pass
feeling the movement of sea and sky
mirrored in our ship of glass



© Lissie Bull 2014 
Image taken by Daniel Brooks Laurent and found on DeviantArt


Thursday, 18 August 2016



Moving on....


The excitement of the move
so much expectation
leadon to new adventures
with great anticipation

boxes, boxes everywhere
tied up with tape and string
slowly packing all that`s owned 
what will the future bring ?

moving day finally arrives
walking through empty rooms
footsteps on bare floor boards
feels like many silent tombs

with the van all loaded up
old memories to treasure
new ones to find along the way
building blocks for the future !


(C) Lissie Bull 2016
image found on pinterest.com

Tuesday, 16 August 2016





May your life be filled with
mornings of happiness and light
and sweet dreams throughout the night

© Lissie Bull 2015

Glass.....

A pane of glass
crystal clear
eye on the world
or maybe my back garden

watching me cat
pawing at the glass
is this a mirror...
confusing to animal

can be quite old
flat and smooth
yet lean and mean
protection for the elements

keeps the cold out
shelter from the sun
lighting up my world
the beauty of a window pane !

(C) Lissie Bull 2016
image found on allposters.com

Monday, 15 August 2016


Good Night my child

As darkness descends upon the world
and slumber time is calling
climbing the stairs to say goodnight
tucking you into you comfy bed
wishing you sweet dreams until the morning....!


© Lissie Bull 2015
                                                                        image found on Dailymail.co.uk

Sunday, 14 August 2016



Outdoor Goodness


To step into the sun light
and feel the warmth upon my skin
absorbing all it`s goodness
let the sun take away my pain ......!

burning off this cold darkness
and hurt that`s dwelt here so long
running free through the grasses
stirs my heart, makes me strong

surrounded by fresh air and sun rays
there`s a smile upon my face
look around at all the wonders
give thanks for this fabulous place !

(C) Lissie Bull 2016

Saturday, 13 August 2016







                                  Weekends...!

Friday has come and gone, the weekend now beckons
a time of peace and relaxation
lazy morning with paper and coffee
lunch with friends, then down the pub
not forgetting the Sunday roast with all the family
my weekends are the best days of the week ...!

                         © Lissie Bull 2015



Eyes

Windows to the soul
eyes so powerful
 emotions bleeding
seductive and soulful

watching, pleading
expressions revealed
eyes so truthful
a protected shield

hidden through makeup
to hide the emotions
tears that fall freely
rolling down like oceans

passions that pass by
shown for some to see
eyes are the windows
of our souls that flow free!!

© Lissie Bull 2014
image by glasblau from DeviantArt





Friday, 12 August 2016

Masks of Life 

At times throughout life
we have all worn a mask
some happy and jovial
others sad or menacing

we hide behind them
afraid of consequences
uncertain of ourselves
scared we`ll be ridiculed

the stage is our play ground
each mask defines an act
some wear wings and halos
to show their goodness in life

some masks give us courage
to cope with life when we`re hurting
other masks hide our real bad side
so we can`t see who they really are

the Devil lurks back stage
an evil grin across his lips
ready to reap callous mischief
upon the unsuspecting victim

a checkered board upon the floor
arches decorate the wings
detached hands that hold our attention
with items that accumulate

so as we cross the stage of life
with our masks to hide behind
remember that the script can change
and true features are best every time..!

© Lissie Bull 2014 

Photo sent to me over Facebook that I found so interesting.


Thursday, 11 August 2016



Dancing Inks

My coloured inks
are poised ready
to conjure up images
words with meanings
to instil emotions
make the heart beat faster
or the soul to weep
rainbow kaleidoscopes
racing across the pages
dancing words of joy
to sorrowful laments
these words
these inks
powerful motivators
creating written pictures


love to create images through the power of words


 © Lissie Poems 2014
image found on lancerlibrart.org. 

Wednesday, 10 August 2016



Determination

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

for 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

I will not take any more nonsence
please don`t call me a fool neither
though I`ve been down trodden for years
I`m committed to taking a breather

so shaking off all this doom and gloom
beginning to take stock of my world
I `ll not be trampled under foot again
now standing tall, as my banner`s unfurled

(C) Lissie Bull 2016



Tuesday, 9 August 2016


Kelly

Our daughter,  a wonderful blessing
such a beautiful treasure to behold
full of laughter and caring warmth
with a thoughtful heart so full of gold

Kelly, you one in a million
for you`re so special in every way
no words can describe the joy we feel
as we celebrate your 40th Birthday

© Lissie Bull 2016




This was a poem commissioned as a birthday gift 
I am happy to write a personal poem for all occasions. 
Please message me if you would like to discuss a commission.

Lissie 


Nan

of all the wondrous gifts in life
whether they were big or small
was having you Nan with us
the greatest gift of all


your bright smile lit up the room
and your cuddles were the best
making us laugh when we were down
our lives with you were very blessed


then the angels came and took you
now you`re sadly missed each day
yet fond memories we still have
for in our hearts you`ll always stay

(C) Lissie Bull 2016