Thursday, 20 July 2017



Good Night

As the ocean reflects light
from a moon so bright
floating across the surface
with beauty and grace

it`s time to drift away
with dreams from the day
creating memories 
that last for centuries


© Lissie Bull 2017
image found on pinterest







Wednesday, 19 July 2017


Dragon.

This alert dragon
watches silently
if you upset him
he'll fight violently

with reptilian eyes
that see everything
and sharp pointed teeth
he knows that he's king

Spikes for protection
when threatened, will swell
hiding is futile
has a keen sense of smell!

nothing gets past him
no matter which way
this handsome young dragon
is the star of the day !!

(c) Lissie Bull 2017

Monday, 17 July 2017



Tender Elephants

Majestic motherly mammals
meandering along the trail
linked together like a chain
from their long trunks to slender tail

a mother and her young baby
are protected by the whole herd
tender touches coax the young one
throaty sounds of happiness are heard

emotional and tender creatures
caring for each family member
they mourn openly for their loved ones
elephants will always remember

I love being given challenges and a friend set a the task of writing about elephants and how they show emotions in three verses.  This is what I came up with.

© Lis Bull 2013
image found on aboutanimals.com



Fading Memories

Evening time brings memories
in the setting sun where we embrace
through all the colours of dusk
we kissed with tenderness and grace

I looked into your sweet eyes
and held you within my arms
this special place we cherished
where we found our lucky charms

Standing near to the water`s edge
feeling you so close by
though I may not see you now
you`re always in my mind`s eye

I still return to this spot
where memories are held for me
though the angels came and took you
you will always remain here free

© Lissie Bull 2014 
Image taken by Unkopierbar

Sunday, 16 July 2017



Life`s Voyage

Cast off into waters unknown

adrift in a small wooden craft
meandering in all directions
survival would be hard graft

a tall flimsy sail for power
sending the boat on it`s way
where will the winds steer me
as I float on through the day

my little boat tossed around
in this huge undulating sea
through deep enraged waters
would it take or leave me be ?

this boat journey is like life
never know what each day will bring
tossed on an unruly ocean
planning seems to be a silly thing

so as I travel across these waters
many adventures I will find
learning as I sail these seas
let home this ocean will be kind



© Lissie Bull 2017
image found of pinterest

Friday, 14 July 2017




Cosy Kitty

Snug as a bug in her bed
dreaming of having much fun
curled up in a little ball
until the morning sun

so cosy in her new bed
soft and gentle against fur
listening to kitty purring
wanting to stay close to her

sleep well my little kitty
dream on in slumber land
then awake well refreshed
knowing she has nothing planned

© Lissie Bull 2017









Chill time

Time to chill over coffee
meeting up with great friends
and hear all of their news
hoping this time never ends

over the aroma of a latte
letting my pen dance over paper
poetry begins to flow
words tell of the latest caper

the joy if painting pictures
using words from the heart
while sipping coffee with friends
just right for me and my art !

© Lissie Bull 2017




Thursday, 13 July 2017



Sleep sweet, little cherub
dream on through the night
peaceful in your slumber
until dawns early light !


© Lissie Bull 2017








Wednesday, 12 July 2017




Fairy Flowers   
(Hepatica nobilis)


Delicate flowers
so tiny and sweet
pale blue in colour
dancing in the breeze

with tall dark thin stems
swaying so gently
sprinkled with gold dust
from afternoon sun

they`re so beguiling
with their heads held high
petals unfolding
so pleasing to the eye

deep in the woodlands
sweet scent fills the air
as these fairy flowers
bob gently in the sun


© Lissie Bull 2014 
Photo taken by MartinAmm








Tuesday, 11 July 2017






                                                                   








Sleeping swan

on this crisp sunny morning
just as the mist clears away
a sleepy swan slowly wakes
marking the start of her day

enveloped in her white wings
protected from the cold night
an orange beak peeping through
this bird is an awesome sight

a black beady eye watching
so aware of life around
waiting for the time to swim
as she moves without a sound

raising its head to the sky
stretching her wings out wide
slipping into the waters
no more need to sleep and hide                                                             

© Lissie Bull 2013                                                                                      





















Crafty Crazies

Crafters support page
Ready to step in when needed
Always caring and kind
Friendly and approachable
Tireless in their endeavours
Year upon year they're there

Crazy about crafting
Reliability assured
Any time help is needed
Zesty enthusiasm
Interestingly helpful tips
Everyone working together
Such a fabulous page !


© Lissie Bull 2017

Monday, 10 July 2017







Funny Cat

As the sun beats over head
a furry ball flashes passed
racing all around the garden
how long will this madness last

dashing in and out flowers
or up and down the fruit tree
then chasing frogs by the pond
you seem to have such energy !

but just as suddenly
you flop down to the ground
exhausted from your run about
purring is now the only sound.

© Lissie Bull 2017


Sunday, 9 July 2017






Darts

with the board set up and darts in hand
standing at the oche, you`re ready to throw
double twenties flying, a bulls-eye is needed
the trophy awaits then off to the next round you go !



© Lissie Bull 2017
image found on worldArtsMe

Saturday, 8 July 2017



A Simple Smile

It's a simple thing really
a curve between two points
that lights up your eyes
and loosens up the joints !

capturing the moment
is the order if the day
creating happy vibes
in each and every good way !

© Lissie Bull 2017













Evening Reflections

Reflections of the day
play tricks on our mind
as the sun begins to set
you can start to unwind

the events of the day
can now draw to an end
you can hold them so dear
like a wonderful friend

when all is said and done
we still need our rest
so it`s time now to chill
the evenings are the best

watching the sun go down
pull up a chair and join me
we`ll put the world to rights
and let`s share a good story



© Lis Bull 2013
image found on trekearth

Friday, 7 July 2017



Laying my pen down for the night
for sleep will refresh my mind
so letting the ink flow freely tomorrow
but now it`s time to dream 
and fill my heart with wonderful memories

© Lissie Bull 2017

Thursday, 6 July 2017





Summer...

drifting across an ocean high
fluffy cotton shrouds
like rippling white waves
bobbing close by
to an orb so warmth
shining so strong
casting shadows that reflect
the light of the heavens..!

© Lissie Bull 2017

Wednesday, 5 July 2017




Bumblehogs


Bumblehogs are special creatures
half a hedgehog and half a bee
bright eyed and dressed in stripes 
such an amazing sight to see

these unique little treasures
found roaming both day and night
on the ground or with the flowers
Bumblehogs make the garden right!


© Lissie Bull 2014 





Tuesday, 4 July 2017




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 
image found on surangroup
Eye in the sky

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

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

© Lissie Bull 2017


Image found on ibtimes.co.uk

Monday, 3 July 2017




Twinkling Stars

For each star that twinkles
high up in the night sky
a soul smiles contently
with a sparkle from on high

shimmering in the dark 

an illuminating sight
from across the horizon
until the morning light

© Lis Bull 2017










Shafts of light

Silence felt throughout the halls
dust dances in the shaft so bright
shining down from high above
piercing the darkness with light

walking slowly through this place
majestic in its beauty
passing within the rays of light
keepers fulfilling their duty

those tall stone columns like trees
standing proud in the slanting rays
warming up slowly to the touch
linking earth to heaven each day.



© Lis Bull 2013
image found on pinterest

Sunday, 2 July 2017













Best Friends...

You are far more than a pet
for you`re a family friend
there by my side when needed
we`ll be together to the end

you help me throughout my life

showing amazing devotion
reading my moods as I go
understand my emotion

one special companion

guiding me along life`s way
you are my eyes in this world
so glad you joined me on that day

although I may not tell you this

I appreciate all that you do
feeling so lucky every day 
to have a friend just like you !

 © Lissie Bull 2015








Dearest Steve

My dearest loving husband
on this, our special day
I feel you so close to me
in each and every way

I miss you cheeky laughter
being held in your arms
and the sparkle in your eyes
all your sweetness and charms

let us walk down the street
running through the tall grass
swaying in the summer breeze
just a young lad and his lass

oh Steve. remembering our day!
lets celebrate together
well at least in my dreams
love you always and forever !


© Lissie Bull 2017



Saturday, 1 July 2017



Doggy Slumber

At the end of a hard day of fun
it`s time to get some shut eye
dreaming of all the chasing today
and that cheeky cat on high

now you`ve tucked me up in my bed
I can sleep soundly through the night
and while I rest my weary paws
be so kind and turn off the light !



© Lissie Bull 2017
image found on courteous canine






Friday, 30 June 2017




Dreams

What do you dream about by pretty cat
as you sleep so soundly on my bed
are there mice and treat aplenty
drifting all around your head  

I love the way you sleep so soundly
purring contently through the night
dream on my little kitty enjoy your slumber
and wake up to new adventures with dawn`s light 

© Lissie Bull 2017








Thursday, 29 June 2017



Families


Families are funny groups of people, thrown together reluctantly, sometimes they work well and others are a complete disaster. Emotional events can make the situation a hundred times worse.

Sadly when a family experience a death among them, they can find it divides them in many different ways,

At these times, families should try to work together and not tear at each other`s throats, it can be very hard to cope with the surge of strong feeling and emotions.

What with the initial shock of the death followed by the funeral and then dealing with the will and, in some cases, dividing up the estate, can cause so much pain, unhappiness and stress.  Families need to work closely together, take each step at a time and go at a pace that is comfortable for the family as a whole.

Don`t be offended if you disagree with something, take a breath and talk to the people involved, be honest, open and at all time ... be polite.
The whole family is going through the motions in their own way.
I know from experience how hard all this can be .... I have learnt to be patient ...to listen to others ...share good memories, and above all, be compassionate.

So at this sad time, I remember my father, how we laid him to rest, work through his will and find out what his wishes were for the family who are left behind.  I have found myself reunited with my siblings, working with them to fulfil our father`s wishes and remembering the good times we had as a family.

To all those going through a death, whether a family or close friend, I send you my condolences, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Remember they are at peace now, so hold their memory in your heart, for they will be with you always.


Lissie












Drift off to sleep
as slumber time is here
rocked gently by the breeze
and dream on my little dear  


 © Lissie Bull 2017

Wednesday, 28 June 2017




Evening Woodland

Flickering amongst the dark tree trucks
a descending sun shimmers through
casting long shadows across the ground
with vibrant colours coming into view

This sun set erupts into many colours
with the dark horizon in the distance
silhouetted against the fiery hues
makes this a wonderful existence

As the sun dips lower in the sky
lengthening shadows across the way
creating patterns throughout the forest
a peaceful dusk at the end of the day

© Lissie Bull 2014
image found on sevensons77