Monday, 22 May 2017

I feel the call to lay my pen down
and surrender my writing to the night
allowing my dreams to take over
and paint pictures through emotions
for in the morn, I may write what I feel..!

                                                                        © Lissie Bull 2015   Image found on

Mysterious Ocean

A vast rippling cloth of ocean
reaching out to all horizons
flowing from beach to distant beach
each tide controlled by the moon
this living, breathing, moving sea
ever changing, but always present
its lulling rhythms ebb and flow
what ever happens, its consistent
but there`s a turbulent side
raging, thrashing, waves crashing
seas white crested, causing destruction
blasting its way through everything
such an angry foreboding sea
dark churning waters, nothing`s safe
hitting the coast land and beaches
with pounding wave after wave
this sea can be both raged or still
wild, wonderful and wicked, prepared, never take lightly
this mysterious ocean

© Lissie Bull 2017

I love the ocean, its waves and the mysterious depts.
I find myself drawn to its beauty, whether, gentle or enraged.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

It will soon be Father's Day
Why not give him a personalised poem.

My Hero....!

Father, my hero
you're one of a kind
protective and caring
always on my mind

my knight in bright armour
saving me from all harm
strong and determined
yet loving and calm !

© Lissie Bull 2017 

            Father, Dad, Hero
            always there for me
            teaching life's lessons
            heart warming hugs
            encourages me to dream
            reassuring me .... 
                                   I love you!

                         © Lissie Bull 2016
Steel Boundaries

the feel of cold steel

set out in the open
for what was once so hot
is now dead metal

tinged with flaked rust
from the weather
strong as before
ever standing

against the elements
longer than me
vegetation growing
swamping the steel

twisting round each bar
as it takes over
hiding boundaries
from the future

each pointed piece
poking through leaves
black against the green
soon to disappear!

crafted on a forge
shaped on an anvil
metal creation
stand the test of time!

© Lissie Bull 2014

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Colours of Bereavement

A quiet moment to ponder
to think things through and see
the kaleidoscope of life
is bearing down on me

the colours that were first seen
after that dreadful day
were all so foreboding
like dark blacks and grey

a shaft of light has started
to peep through stormy skies
black begins to turn to blues
that`s what happens after someone dies

as despair starts to slip away
the colours change again
greens and reds begin to show
does this also happen to men?

anniversaries come and go
the light is getting stronger
colours twist and change again
more brighter tones stay longer

oranges and pinks now show
a smile upon my face
whites and creams are appearing next
and a spring is in my pace

if you could see me now, my love
you`d see a different person
bright colours all around me now
as I know that I can carry on.

© Lissie Bull 2010

Ten years ago today my husband Steve sadly lost his battle with cancer and slowly slipped away.  This poem means so much to me and was my first poem to be published.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Life goes on.....

This day is always an emotional one for me and my family.
It`s said that time is a healer, but each year the pain in my heart is still raw. 
Healing must take a life time, a way of reminding us that our loved ones mean so much.
This is year it is ten years. two digits, a decade since I lost my husband to cancer and my children lost their father.  Just thinking about it bring a tear to my eye.

I remember telling our children to take a good memory of their father and lock it away in their hearts, and when they were sad, remember that memory and know that their father would always be with them no matter how low they felt.

So much has happened in these 10 years and I am starting to feel my age. However, I am so proud of my wonderful children and all that they have accomplished during this time without their father. They have been through so much and still they continue to thrive.

It has been hard for me as I have tried to be a mother and a father to them all. I don`t know everything, but I have learnt so much along the way and I am so grateful for it too. 

There have seen exciting times too, three have gone or going through university and my eldest runs his own business. They have all developed in their own fields of interest, which is how it should be.  This makes me so honoured to be their parent.

For me, there have also been great changes,  I couldn't express my emotions, and someone kindly suggested that I wrote them down. As a result, I now write poetry and enjoy bringing poems to everyone I meet.  I would love to help other people who have gone through a bereavement, it really does help with the emotions.

There will always be a whole in my heart, for I miss Steven each and every day. nothing can replace that feeling of sheer loss, but to see my children grow in confidence and start the next chapter in their lives, help to soften the sadness. 

Though this feeling of loss will remain with me and my family, I know that Steven will always be with us, watching everything we do. I know he is also very proud of us and all that we have achieved and all we will achieve in the future.

Love and miss you always Steve 

Golden Owl

This little golden owl
is looking for a home
somewhere to be loved
so she doesn`t have to roam

with bright smiling eyes
she looking everywhere
so please say hello
and show her that you care !

© Lissie Bull 2017

My Angel....

         Ten years have passed
since I sat beside you
a night time vigil
keeping you company
for no one should
pass over alone
so I sat and waited
for the angels to arrive
taking you with them
to heaven above
I was left with a shell
for your spirit was released
to dwell in the clouds
for ever more.

Now all I have
are sweet memories
and the love we shared
locked up in my heart
though the pain of your parting
diminishes with time
it still tears at my soul
reminding me
of what we had.
So as the years go by
I hold on to all so dear
cherishing each and every one
for in my dreams
we are still together ! 

No matter what comes to pass
I will hold you in my heart
Love and miss you always Steve  xXx

© Lissie Bull 2017
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Thursday, 18 May 2017

I love writing Name Verses, they are fun and very personal.


Jovial and fun loving
Always there to help
Never a harsh word
Everyone`s friend
Trustworthy and true

© Lis Bull 2017

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Life`s Paint Brush

Long soft bristles ready to be dipped
in many different colours of the pallet
painting all of nature around us
from blue oceans to high rocks of granite

as each stroke dances across the world
bringing to life many layers of creation
and brightening up our Mother Earth
through wide valleys to each small location

delicate butterfly wings that flutter
perfumed flowers exploding into bloom
life`s paint brush dances where it wishes
creating everything to fill nature`s room!

© Lis Bull 2017
image found on youtube

Monday, 15 May 2017

As the evening darkness approaches
it's time to lay down my pen for the night
for these images that dance around my heart
I'll take to bed with me and dream
and in the morning paint them through my words...!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Bruised and battered against a surging tide of anger

Stabbed deeply in the back by your tongue

Sent slamming down hard to the ground

A small futile figure fighting the elements of time..........


© Lis Bull 2017
image found on

Sunday, 14 May 2017


Black on black through utter darkness
spiralling black holes pierce my soul
a void that can not be filled in
sadly I will never be whole

Anger raging through my system
causing an emotional flood
through this sad and torn heart
slowly oozing thick rich red blood

As all my will power drains away
life seems unworthy to behold
so let this existence depart
from this harsh and unyielding world

Depressing times bring depressing poems...!

© Lissie Poems 2014.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Sleepless Nights.....

Each night comes
and I can`t sleep
for since you left
I'm counting sheep
you made me whole
and gave me peace
but from that time 
that will now cease
for this I know
that life goes on
I won`t give up
as I am strong!
so let me sleep
for I must cope
with what life brings
there`s always hope
you broke my heart
and dimmed my lights
for still I`ll have
these sleepless nights

It`s hard for the ones left behind.......

 © Lissie Poems 2014

Friday, 12 May 2017

Our Earth..

When I think of life I look to the sky
endlessly changing as it goes by
a bright moon by night

the heart being the sun shining so bright
illuminating smile beaming with light
the life flow of the earth

rising ebb of the oceans its cape
flowing movements ever changing its shape
fed by nature abound

trees and greenery, Mother earth`s skin
showing her healthy state from within
sharing all her bounty

for earth is a vibrant life sphere
keep her healthy lest she disappear
our Mother earth, our Life

Seeing the earth through photos beamed down from space as been a real eye opener, it puts a different prospectus on our world.   

© Lis Bull 2013
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Battered Laptop

Scratched and dented, yet beloved
with it`s damaged old keyboard 
my world of words and pictures
shows poems are mightier than the sword

to set up my office anywhere
without my laptop, where would I be!
though much battered, it's the best
recording all that's important to me.

© Lissie Bull 2017

Wednesday, 10 May 2017


A wooden tub upon the waters
with a pole pointing skyward
sheets of cloth billowing in the wind
ahoy there jolly sailing is the word!

  © Lissie Bull 2017

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Sparkling Haddock

Through the dark recesses of the deep
a flicker of light can be seen
with a swish of his long fan tail
like a shiny sleek submarine

he swims through the mucky waters
sun reflecting off each scale
for as the meanest haddock in town
thinking he`s as grand as a whale

because he`s so bright and shiny
all the fish have put their shades on
even when the moon was out
it felt as though the big sun shone

Haddock`s friends, they tried to cope
but his sparkling skin is so bright
it`s never too dark when he is here
with his wonderful scales of light

© Lissie Bull 2017

Monday, 8 May 2017

Teardrops and Lace

In this quiet moment

at a point in time
caught on the edge
beauty so sublime

tears hang suspended

tiny lace patterns seen
droplets of emotions
upon this leaf once so green

balanced in mid air

transparent in the light
nature`s weeping heart
captured at it`s height

wept tears from the soul

expressions flowing deep
nature shows such beauty
treasures we should keep

intricate designs

so pleasing to the eye
mother earth`s creation
teardrops and lacy I spy

© Lissie Bull 2014

Image found on DeviantART

Sunday, 7 May 2017

  Lazy Sundays

  Shhh its Sunday...a day of rest
  chill and relaxation are the best
  hot coffee while reading the paper
  quiet moments we so need to savour
  wafting aromas of a Sunday roast
  then maybe a stroll along the coast
  evenings in front of a roaring fire
  counting the days until we retire
  soft gentle memories remain so clear
  of lazy Sundays that we hold so dear
  © Lissie Bull 2017
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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Cup of Cupacabana......

Rhythms of music fill the air
cool refreshing atmosphere
samba, calypso, feet tapping
sunshine and smile to be found here

Cappuccinos, lattes delicious
good company and great friendship
what more would you want for this place?
but to sit here, with your coffee to sip

Light, airy and inviting to all
what treasures will you find to eat?
lemon or strawberry cheese cakes
there`s always time to have a treat

Cupacabana,  what a place
always welcoming everyone
come, taste the treasured delights
chat, make friends and have fun.!!

© Lissie Bull 2014

Friday, 5 May 2017

Pretty little pink owl
Interested in a forever home
Needing some love and attention
Kindly come and say hello

Owls protect your home
Worth having around
Likeable and full of wisdom. 

© Lissie Bull 2017


Cute little creatures
all smiles and tickles
half hog and half bee
with stripes and prickles

wearing bright colours
they`re easy to spot
these little bumblehogs
never to be forgot !

© Lissie Bull 2017

Thursday, 4 May 2017

My Angel

Miss your love and kindness
since the angels came for you
so now I look to the stars 
and feel that you are near
wrap me in your loving wings
so I know you are with me.  

Love and miss you always  

© Lis Bull 2017

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Ocean Partner.....

Strolling slowly along the sands
hearing the low swoosh of the sea
rhythmically ebbing and flowing
just slows my heart and sets me free
feeling lifted by the gentle sounds
softly lulled into a trance
as the sea tickles my bare feet
the ocean, myself and our dance

for the waters move to and fro
as we skip along the damp sand
such graceful partners are we
as we dance the waltz hand in hand

by the light of a big round moon
together with the sparkling stars
I know this ocean is special
for this moment we share is ours

Having spent special moments with my husband, just before and after his death, walking along the beaches of the south coast of England,  I found that I could feel free and relaxed, knowing he was with me.  These moments are very special and up lifting too.   Miss you Steve xx 

© Lis Bull 2017
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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Morning my love......

Oh, to awake in the morning
with your arms draped around me
hearing your heart beat next to mine
laying here relaxed and happy

feel your breathing slow and steady

and so in thyme with my own
your musk scent smells so good 
as we remain entwined in sleep zone

never want to stir from this haven

cocooned in your love forever
this, the best start to every day 
just laying here together !

© Lissie Bull 2017
Image found of pinterest  Mean-cat