Tuesday, 19 September 2017

You left me wonderful memories
filling my heart with pride
and though you`re with the angels
you still walk by my side

© Lissie Bull 2017
image found on elephantjournal.com

Am I a bad driver ?

Its something that's drivers have been known to ask themselves. We drivers are constantly on our guard to drive well and safely at all times.  

Are we travelling at the right speed, signaling when needed. Mirror, signal, manoeuvre !  Is it safe to overtake?  Tiredness kills !  So many signs warning us.

The news is constantly reporting about road deaths, road rage and speeding accidents. So many of these resulting in deaths, not only the perpetrators, but innocent people.

Cars are getting faster and more powerful, yet the roads are more congested, with more cars struggling to get to their destination.   Result .... stress, anger and lateness.  Is this the way to continue or is there an alternative solution ?

Sadly public transport is not much help, doesn't go where you want to, at the time you need it and is so expensive.  Cycling is too dangerous  and not everyone can cycle too.

Am I a bad driver ?       No I'm not !

  Good luck Jon with your new workshop
  may your business grow and grow !

Hammer and Tongs.

May your forge burn well
Your hammer be strong
All metal heat red hot
blacksmithing career be long !

(C)  Lissie Bull 2017

Monday, 18 September 2017

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


pounding of fist on palm
goose bumps down my back
knees start to knock together
courage is what I lack

oh the intimidation
as face to face we stand
humiliated in a corner
they`re always in a band

I try to stay out of their way
sadly they seem to find me
in desperation I cry ... 
put me out of this misery

© Lissie Bull 2017

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Old Soldier

The pounding of my heart, deep within my chest
Wow I`m still alive, and know that I`ve been blessed
Had a difficult time, been through the wars
Tough decisions to make,  had to settle some scores
Seen some horrific things, more than I would want
Nightmares run through my head, they will always haunt
Looked death in the face, but I stand before you now
Many wounds need healing, not sure how
All I want is some down time and to chill
For where there`s a way, there`s always a will
Reached the end of the line, no more to roam
This old soldier`s signing off, time to go home!!

© Lis Bull 2013

Saturday, 16 September 2017

I was asked to write a poem about this little rescued dog call Roger.
This is his story and some pictures of him.
Hope you like the poem.

Baby Roger is a 9 month old German Shepherd puppy who was rescued by the awesome folks at Oswego Animal Shelter, Oswego, NY. He was found running down a rural country highway on Easter Sunday night scared, severely emaciated with a choke collar embedded around his neck. He has severe damage to his nose, mouth & jaw from something tied around it for an extended period of time. He was brought to the shelter with a high fever & numerous other injuries. Baby Roger is extremely small for a puppy his age due to the lack of food & nutrition. He is going to need facial reconstruction surgery, in addition to long term care. He has progressing lameness in his hip & rear legs which is being monitored.  Roger has suffered severe emotional trauma which requires extensive specialized training & rehabilitation. Baby Roger will also receive stem cell therapy from Mobile StemCare

Baby Roger 

A sad little puppy
was found on Easter night
weak, abused and scared
it was such an awful sight !

kindly taken in to care
under the wing of hope
given his own name,  Roger
with his injuries, would he cope?

so young at nine months
he was treated really bad
damaged nose, mouth and jaw
such a sorry start he`d had

hip and rear leg lameness
facial surgery needed
his journey will be long
but his call had been heeded

Roger`s future will be hard
but through much love and care
his future holds great hope
with this little Christmas prayer.

© Lissie Bull 2015

Bright moon light
seen through my window
watching over me
as I sleep the night through

dark sky twinkles
with millions of stars
may I capture some dreams
and store them in jars

(C) Lissie Bull 2017

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Can't Sleep !!

Even though, over the past few nights, I've had very little rest and my head is throbbung  through tiredness,  I still can not sleep.

My daily routine is out of place. Early to wake for no apparent reason and too awake to head to bed but still I can not sleep !

I find myself stuck in this no man's land of awakeness ..... a zombie ... it would appear ! I work through my chores and help my children with the troubles, yet, still I can not sleep.

As I dose in front of the television, I feel its time for me to slumber. So up the stairs I climb,  only to lay in béd for hours as rest illudes me.  Wishing I could go to sleep.

So as I lie cosy iny bed, I prayer that I can drift off and join dream world, thus escaping the stress of all that's been going on. Please may I gentle slip in to sleep.

In my bed I lay, waiting patiently  for my sleep ... I wish with all my heař for sleel to take a hold of me ....i eant my sleep !!

(C)  Lissie Bull 2017.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

What moulds us...

Memories from each year
remaining in our hearts
making us who we are
molding our souls
forming our personalities
and how we live our lives
remembering the good tines
not dwelling on the bad
building a future
to share with loved ones
for what moulds us 
makes us stronger
helping us to seek
 a wonderful life....!

© Lissie Bull 2017
image found on pinterest

Majors 7

To see him lay there, 
helpless on a hospital bed. 
all I want to do is 
take him in my srms  
protect him, take away his pain.

blood taken
monitors beeping
the rythym of his heart
each beat I feel 
telling me he's alive.

let him rest a while
sleep is a great healer
for soon the doctor comes
hopefully the news is good
then I can take him home

(C)  Lissie Lissie Bull 2017

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Love's Emotion

Love is a strange emotion
welling up inside me
turning my world upside down
messing with my reality

passion rising from my soul
making me dizzy too.
my heart's beating faster
at the thrill of seeing you

the hint of your cologne
and love in your eyes
secret rendezvous
so full of surprise !

© Lissie Bull 2017
image found on beme.com

Monday, 11 September 2017

Sorrows Drowned            

I`m in a black space
at this moment
darkness seeping in
tightness of the chest
unable to breath
drowning with this pain

grips my heart so tight
sinking further down
coldness creeping in
watering my tears
as my sorrow grows

dropping even further
engulfed in darkness
no will to continue
slipping down and down
water settling over
no more distant light
let pain take me
so peace will remain..!

© Lissie Bull 2017
Image found on 9words.ca

Sunday, 10 September 2017


The circle of life
whether awake or asleep
while earth slowly turns
her secrets she'll keep

as wheels are turning
there's movement abound
or snoozing in comfort
hidden all around

days turn into nights
as earth orbits the sun
with the circle of life
going on and on !

(c)  Lissie Bull 2017
image found on pinterst

Saturday, 9 September 2017


Its not easy bringing up four kids single handed.  Losing a partner to cancer is hard enough,  but dealing with two autustic children really spices life up !

However, we managed through thick and thin. I did everything to keep my family going. Roof over head, food on the table and clothes on their backs. Not to mention all the love in the world.

They were wounded children missing one of their parents.  I was mother and father to all of them. Three boys were a challenge .... pubity,  shaving, sport .... to name a few !   A daughter who was a daddy's girl and missing his protection!

Got them through senior school, college and university too.  Even one,  starting his own business.  Juggled money, time,  love and advice.

I was cook, housekeeper, taxi, banker, councillor, advisor, shoulder to cry on and much much more.

The only problem I really had, was that I had no one to guide me or a shoulder to cry on.
Never knew who to turn to.

After my partner's death, it felt like the bridge that connected his family and mine had collapsed and the families had sadly began to lose contact. The valley between the two families just grew bigger and bigger.

To this day it saddens me that the link has gone and the wider family suport is not there any more. Families will always be important.  I know they were to me as it was growing up.

My hopes for the future are that my children keep in touch with their partners extended families. That they have the support that I lacked after the death of my partner.

Families are important, as are good friends.
Hold on to what is good and makes you happy. Use all the good support you are offered. Enjoy life.

This is something in am trying to do. If I am happy and healthy, them my children are happy.   You only live once so live it well.

Lissie 💜

Thursday, 7 September 2017


September rumblings
autumn`s now on its way
the warmth has left the sun
cold blue skies here to stay

weather`s unpredictable
but that's how I like it
maybe we`ll have snow soon
it strengthens the spirit!

bright colours on the trees
they`re changing their attire
orange, reds and yellows
summer can now retire

it`s like another world
low lying misty mornings
everything is shrouded
sending winter warnings

crunchiness under foot
and a bite in the air
wrap up now and stay warm
it`s time to take good care

September`s a great month
marks a change in the year
as earth start to sleep
for winter will be here ....

© Lissie Bull 2017

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Pheasant Shoot

Chasing country pursuits
a brace of pheasants needed, my lad
shotgun and cartridges at the ready
there's plenty for all to be had

quarry is spied by the beaters
the thrill of the hunt is now on
this pheasant has a different idea
can't fire when its sat on your gun

damned if you're going to be beaten
by this roguish feathered fiend
this cheeky little blighter here
I'll get him good in the end !!

© Lissie Bull 2017
Image by Thelwell Books.

This is a little different from my usual subjects, but I love Thelwell books and the way he tackled many topics.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

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
Image taken by Zazoom found on DeviantArt


In the cold light of the moon I stand here
balanced right on the edge of an abyss
to deep for me to see the bottom line
feel so betrayed by your tainted kiss

just want this pain to stop crushing my heart
feel so unwanted, unloved and very used
thought we were special and it would last
you have left me hurt and confused

can`t believe that what we had, has now gone
I see this world through this dark veil of tears
wondering now how I will carry on with my life
all this happiness I had now dissappears

the flowers, ring and the other gifts you gave
were not worth all the love I felt for you
your false affections and smiles meant nothing
it was evil of you to be so untrue

in the cold light of reality I stand here
looking over the edge of this abyss
shaking with anger for you are a beast
can`t believe that I was betrayed by a kiss

© Lissie Bull 2017

Monday, 4 September 2017

Sweet little caterpillar
around my garden will roam
while nibbling grass and leaves
searching for a loving home

© Lissie Bull 2017

Sunday, 3 September 2017

You left me wonderful memories
filling my heart with pride
and though you`re with the angels
you still walk by my side

© Lissie Bull 2017
image found on elephantjournal.com

Saturday, 2 September 2017

                           My Daughter.                            

So grateful you're my daughter
but you're more than that to me
for you're also my best friend
and that makes me so happy 

spending our time together
making memories to share
shopping, laughing, having fun
thanks for answering my prayer

© Lissie Bull 2017
Image found on pinterest 

Friday, 1 September 2017

Dear Mother.

This message is sent from my heart
for that's where I hold your memory
missing all the things we did together
with so much love and energy

my prayer is sent on angel's feather
drifting up to heaven above
wrap your loving arms around me
for I'm missing my mother's love.

© Lissie Bull 2017

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

every dream
begins with a
simple  wish

© Lissie Bull 2017


plendid wood turner
A lways willing to help
ever a harsh word
iligent in everything
R eliable and helpful
A  wonderful friend

© Lissie Bull 2017

Mr Bumble Bee

Loud buzzings announces
there are bumble bees about
hopping from flower to flower
collecting the pollen while out

his big fat striped body
held high on stubby wings
buzzing around everywhere
following directions from one that sings

love to hear him as he goes
its a sign that summers here
pollinating the fruit trees
I salute him with a cheer!

Love the sound of the bumble bees....its summertime again..!!

© Lissie Bull 2017

This beautiful Orchid flowers for around five weeks or more. Now my Orchid has ten blossoms. Around the flower a glow of love and healing energy. Whenever I feel sad this beautiful flowers sends healing energy. I believe it is on the vibration of Archangel Michael sending love & protection.


Orchids , a sweet obsession
 flowers of passion and beauty 
softly glowing with pure love
and full of healing energy

pale petals that bring much joy 
delicate like angel`s wings
tall and elegantly posed
gentle queens or regal kings

so pleasing to our senses
sheer pleasure of these flowers
offering us such calmness 
orchids sharing their healing powers

                                                           © Lissie Bull 2016
                                                         Image taken by Miranda Dunn and found on Facebook