Wednesday, 30 November 2016

















Master Penguin. 

This jolly little feathered friend
dressed up in black and white
with wings that will not let him fly
waddling through snow, quite a sight

Agile in these icy waters
Seeking out his food Abound
Amongst his group as he dives
happy like a kid in a playful mood

huddled together through bad weather
Protecting the Next Generation
Storms may rage about him snowy
as he shows great Dedication

This little penguin Intrepid
smartly dressed in his fine attire
Surviving in this snow bound landscape
with his great heart so full of fire!


© Lissie Bull 2014

Image  found on wikipedia.com



Swimming

Fitness regime to commence
cubical aerobics completed
stepping tentatively into the pool
a weekly event that`s repeated

© Lissie Bull 2016

Tuesday, 29 November 2016






Hope..........

my hope for you
                    are that you discover
the love of a special partner
                  joys of true friendship
                                    courage and strength in life
that enable your dreams to come true....

                                                 © Lissie Bull 2015
                                                                      image found on Pinterest

Sunday, 27 November 2016













Merry Christmas !

With the tree now decorated
and the presents wrapped up too
cards festooned around the room,
time to spend Christmas with you

stockings hang from the mantelpiece
while a roaring log fire warms
watching the snow falling outside
as the landscape slowly transforms

what will Santa bring this year
to all the good girls and boys
they will have to wait until the morn
for their gifts of sweets and toys

so taking this moment to relax
before the festive season starts
just wanted to wish a Merry Christmas
from the bottom of our hearts


Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!


© Lis Bull 2016



Heaven

Heaven is a place I would love to be
bright, tranquil, full of harmony
somewhere calm to rest my weary wings
amongst the clouds where an angel sings
white robes, bare footed and full of love
sat in God`s garden, there up above
looking down on earth so full of woe
glad I`m up there and not down below
the best bit of all is, I`d be with you
by your side all eternity through.....



Missing all the loved ones that I have lost along lives way.......

Image found on angelslightworldwide.com/

© Lissie Bull 2016

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Lone Tree at Dusk


Through the evening hues
the setting sun is seen
behind silhouetted trees
so visibly crisp and clean

a dark lone tree stands tall
against this colourful sky
each and every leaf detail
so clear to the naked eye

vivid patterns in the sky
ever changing and bright
radiating from the sun
the central point for all the light

last rays of the setting sun
spreading colours all around
dipping below the horizon
dusk slips in without a sound!



© Lissie Bull 2014 
Photo taken by Lissie at Lackham College

Friday, 25 November 2016










Golf....!

A day of golfing is in order
stepping out on the fairway
ball on tee and club in hand
it`s time to hit the green and play..!


 © Lis Bull 2016

Wednesday, 23 November 2016



Tennis...!

With racquet in hand, ready for her match
trying to look good dressed up in white
each point earned with so much vigour
hoping that her nickers didn`t look too tight !


 © Lis Bull 2016


Christmas is coming !

Snowman shaped poem.



Snowman
Standing
All alone
Proudly in the garden
Coal for eyes
Carrot for a nose
Pipe in his mouth
Smiling happily
All watchful
In a white landscape
Red scarf around his neck
Black buttons down his front
Twigs sticking out for the arms
Looking so smart standing here
Amongst all this wintry scenery 
Watching out for Father Christmas
So then he can go join his friends
At the festive season celebrations
For our winter wonderland guard
Standing there in our garden
Merry Christmas everyone!


                                                                         © Lis Bull 2013


Tuesday, 22 November 2016



Nap time

A bundle of purring fur
sleeping cosy on my lap
hiding her face from light
as she continue her nap

(C) Lissie Bull 2016

Monday, 21 November 2016






Standing proud on the horizon
a master of all he surveys

handsome, and he knows it
commanding so much praise !

(C) Lissie Bull 2016
image found of pinterest

Sunday, 20 November 2016



Little hedgehogs

This little hedgehog, along with his friends, are looking for cuddles, love and a new home.
These hedgehogs are friendly and would make a wonderful Christmas gift.
Why not check them out and let me know if you can offer them homes.

Lissie
                                




Hedgehog

This little hedgehog
stands all alone
just wants a cuddle
and a friendly home !

© Lissie Bull 2016



Warm by the fireside...

Sat here listening to the rain upon my window
Each large drop reflecting the scene in it`s glow

There`s constant patter of water hitting the sill
Sending cold shivers through me as if I was ill

Winds howl as rain falls constantly from heavy clouds
Covering the whole landscape with thick watery shrouds

The skies darken as the stormy weather sets in
Time to stay all snug by the fire with a good gin

No matter how hard the rain continues to fall
I`m wrapped up all cosy in my warm woollen shawl

© Lissie Bull 2017
image found on pinterest

Saturday, 19 November 2016







A splash of ice
jagged and spiky
frail and brittle
a moment in time
each one so different
a sheer work of art
through the bitter cold
beauty is beheld!


© Lissie Bull 2015

Image by Roisshi and found on DeviantArt.

Friday, 18 November 2016




Joys of Christmas

Reindeer dash across the sky
this snowy festive night
creating magic as they go
it's such an awesome sight

Hear the jingling of the bells
on Santa`s laden sleigh
bringing to all the children
the joys of Christmas day

© Lis Bull 2015



Life`s Pathway

Life is never easy
which ever way you look at it
for there are many paths to chose from
the question is...which one ?

some roads are smooth 
appearing to lead to a paradise
pleasant to the senses
meandering through gentle landscape

others are ragged and rocky
uneven and hard to conquer
dark and foreboding
some people would shy away 

where would your journey take you ?
to a place of happiness or hell !
life is made up of choices
so...which road would you take ?




 © Lissie Bull 2016

Thursday, 17 November 2016







Many Blessings
                     Christmas brings
   On sweet stars and
                  Glowing wings
  May the brightest
           Of them all
Light your path
                     This season`s fall


© Lissie Bull 2016

Wednesday, 16 November 2016




murmuration seen
ever changing in the sky
beauty on the wing


© Lissie Bull 2016
Image found on pinterest

Tuesday, 15 November 2016





Ever see a plant so jolly
all reds and greens, this holly
no matter what the weather
plant and Christmas come together !

© Lissie Bull 2016

Sunday, 13 November 2016




Mum.....


I went to call you on the telephone
but sadly the long distance line was busy
just wanted to wish you well today
sending love from your daughter 
                     ...Lissie

 © Lissie Bull 2016











Saint Nick is visiting each home in the snow
while you`re snuggled warm and all aglow
he`s heading straight for your house
and in he`ll creep,  quiet as a mouse




                                                                                                                             © Lissie Bull 2016

Saturday, 12 November 2016





Mother

I really wanted to call you up today
and thank you for the love you`ve given
then realised you`ve changed your number
for now you reside above in Heaven

missing your gentle tones of kindness
the way you were always there for me
guiding me through the paths of life
showing me the ways I couldn't see

mother`s are special, I see that now
keeping the family altogether
so glad I had you to teach me it all
life`s lessons I`ll treasure forever

so wishing you all the best today
on your 61st wedding anniversary
sending you love on the angel`s feather
enjoy your time in tranquillity ! 


 © Lissie Bull 2016




what is a mother
but a teacher to her kids
and a partner to her husband !

what is a father
but a protector of his kids
and a provider to his wife !

what is a son
but a part of his parents
and a piece of the future !

what is a daughter
but an image of her mother
and fills her parents with pride !

  © Lissie Bull 2016






Friday, 11 November 2016



Christmas Baubles.....


Nesting in our Christmas tree

amongst all the shiny needles
caught up in the twinkling lights
brightly coloured baubles hang
reflecting the world upside down
on these smooth curved orbs
along with stars and ribbons
as they decorate our tree..!
with long strands of tinsels
shimmering through everything
and perched upon the top
an angel resides over all
white robes and golden wings
angelic guardian protector.


© Lissie Bull 2014

Thursday, 10 November 2016









My little cat is hungry
which makes her really angry     
all my cupboards are empty
so it`s off to the shop
there`s no time to stop
until we have food a plenty !

© Lis Bull 2016

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Fireside Hugs


Watching the roaring hot fire
glowing embers from within
crackling as the logs burn
feeling the warmth on our skin

snuggled up on the couch
glass of wine that tastes divine
leaning into your body
looking at you with a sign

surrendering unto you
melting into your arms
mesmerized by the flames
as I fall for your charms

the fire starts to die down
we cuddle under the rug
sipping wine as we watch
laid there wrapped in a hug

as evening comes to an end
you hold me `til I sleep
nestled warm under the fur
I`m safely in your keep


© Lis Bull 2015
image found on wineconcepts.co.za
Stormy times ahead

Stormy times ahead so...
batten down the hatches
stock up the cupboards
then seal all the latches
cold winds blowing
snow is coming
hard rain lashing
stormy times ahead

Block up the doorways
check all windows as well
logs ready for the fire
this`ll be the storm from hell
windows rattling
snow is pitching
Rivers swirling
stormy times ahead

huddled near the fire place
winds howling all around
settled in for the duration
as the storm hits the ground
winds so freezing
snow now falling
fireside blazing
stormy times are here !



I remember the storms in the winter when I was a child, we all stayed warm as my parents were prepared for them.  There was always food and a warm bed.   Was looking through some photos and so glad we don`t have to go through those again.  They were fun times though.


(c) Lissie Bull 2012

Tuesday, 8 November 2016



Evenings....

Winter has crept up slowly
and caught us both unaware
so lets stoke up the fire now
and sip mulled wine with care

stretched out on the hearth rug
fur warmed in the flickering heat
she purrs so contently there
sheer peace that can`t be beat


© Lissie Bull 2016
Image found on pinterest








Monday, 7 November 2016


Crispy Morning

All snug and cosy in my bed
yet I know it`s time for me to rise
outside it`s cold and crispy
to stay in bed would be wise !

though the day is now a calling
and there`s so much for me to do
I just want to remain right here
snuggled up warm beside you

© Lissie Bull 2016

Sunday, 6 November 2016





Jack Frost.....

My window is covered in ice
a white blanket engulfs everything
spiky branches silhouette the moon
as a mist can be seen all around
the howling winds swirl about
temperatures have dipped below zero
glistening spider webs span the plants
tiny foot prints across my path way
Jack Frost has been dancing here
he has left his mark for all to see


© Lissie Bull 2012

Saturday, 5 November 2016








Christmas trees and candle light
makes this Christmas season bright
cheer and gladness may they bring
and close to you may good luck cling !


© Lissie Bull 2016

Thursday, 3 November 2016





On Poppy Day
we take a moment 
to think of all the ones
who lost their lives in war
so we may have our peace
 we wear our red poppies
with pride for all to
see and know
we will
R
E
M
E
M
B
E
R
T
H
E
M

© Lissie Bull 2016

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Thunderous Steam


Steaming through the wintry light
powering along steel tracks
puffing out a trail of smoke
travelling along to the max

Chugging past the countryside
as evening begins to set in
billowing clouds of black smoke
with it`s bright lantern shinin`!

Storming round this mighty curve
and thundering along the rails
feeling the movement under foot
just showing it`s size and scale

This awesome beast of the steam age
reminds us of times gone by
and to see the trains still working
so pleasing to the soul and eye

The sheer power of this steam train
blasting it`s way over this land
long may this relic from the past
show us that travel can be grand..!



The steam train is a wonderful way to travel...!

Inspired by this photo called "Around Helmstetters" by DragonWolfACe


© Lissie Poems 2014.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016


To my daughter
Caroline

Caring and confident
Always wears a smile
Regular walker of Maggie

Outgoing and full of fun
Loves the outdoors
Inspirational mother

Never a dull moment
Everyone`s friend



© Lissie Bull 2016



This is a commission I did for a lovely lady to give to her daughter !
I love writing "name" poems.  If you would like one, please message
me for details.

Lissie xXx













Pumpkins at Halloween

Oh my, there`s a pumpkin on my door step
in the light of day it looks very sad
so cold and dead, should I throw it away?
it has a face carved that makes it look mad

however when the night time comes around
it`s a different story, for it lights up bright
with an evil grin and sharp pointed teeth
makes you feel it`ll jump up at you and bite

but for me it`s the frightening eyes that stare
they appear to watch you where ever you go
will they turn you into a zombie now
as you try to go past that grotesque glow

but remember on this Halloween Night
with the Witches, Ghouls and Zombies around
that the pumpkin head is there to protect
all lit up to ward off evil abound.

© Lis Bull 2013

Its great to see all the different types of carved pumpkins around on Halloween Night!