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


Tuesday, 27 June 2017




Gymnastics

each athlete begins as the music starts
pure movement executed with precision
sequins leotards sparkle in the lights
hearts pounding at the judges decision

© Lissie Bull 2017  

Monday, 26 June 2017




Twinkling Stars

Millions of twinkling stars
shining brightly through the night
like kisses from the heavens
caught in the moon`s sweet light

looking down upon this land
illuminating from afar
candles drifting through the sky
each and every sparkling star

© Lissie Bull 2017









Archery

quiver on shoulder and bow in hand
hitting the bull`s eye is your desire
loading your bow, target is sighted
preparing to shoot, take aim and fire !

© Lissie Bull 2017

Sunday, 25 June 2017



A drifting moon
reflected in the ocean
ebb and flow of waters
creating gentle motion

so sleep on sweetly
 under this starry night
gently rocked by the waves
bathed in wondrous mystic light

© Lissie Bull 2017  




Friday, 23 June 2017








Diving


Up the many steps, way above the pool
man verses water from a great height
perched on the end, ready to dive down
so acrobatically, a wondrous sight.


© Lissie Bull 2017




Woodland Fairy

In a secluded part of the wood
through a shaft of bright light
sat on her toadstool a sweet fairy
full of sparkle, a wondrous sight

with delicate paper thin wings
illuminated by the sun
a mischievous glint in her eye
contemplating so much fun

for this little woodland fairy
sprinkles fairy dust all around
brightening up every dark corner
leaving sweet footprints on the ground.

© Lissie Bull 2017
Image found on appszoom.com

Thursday, 22 June 2017




My Cat

Bright eyes watching me 
thick whiskers testing the air
a purr that`s warms my heart
while you chill without a care

for you`re a free spirit
choosing to live with us
and sharing your affection
as long as you get some fuss


© Lissie Bull 2017





                          

Good Night

As the moon rocks you to sleep
across the oceans of the night
may you drift away on your dreams
and awake refreshed in the morning light 


© Lissie Bull 2017



Garden Angels

down among the plants

between the green leaves
watchers are guarding
the flora and the fauna

sweet little angels

all tiny and pink
only just visible
their eyes all seeing

protecting vegetation

disguised as a flower
perched upon the plants
so wonderfully clever

delicately patterned

in pink and purple
swaying in the breeze
these sweet little angels!


© Lissie Bull 2014

Photo taken by aleexdee found on deviantart

Wednesday, 21 June 2017





Lackham













Land based education
All throughout the year
College life that's fulfilling
Knowledge and life skills
Having fun while learning
Animal care and agriculture
Mission accomplished.

© Lissie Bull 2017

Tuesday, 20 June 2017



Childhood Memories


The little things remembered
when once I was a child
of using our imaginations
how we laughed and smiled

Waiting at the village green
for the school bus to come our way
no computers or mobiles seen
chalk boards, the order of the day

After all the chores were done
we played outside in all weather
go-karts, rounders or hide-n-seek
as long as our gang was together

Our pocket money seemed a lot
down the sweet shop with our friends
blackjacks and lemon sherbets
all stocked up for weekends

Sleep overs and picnics
or helping out on the farm
getting muddy or a cut knee
all was good, no need for alarm

It`s a shame it`s not like that now
kids seem to grow up too fast
they should hold on to their childhood
enjoy themselves and make it last


© Lissie Bull 2017










Guardians of Nature

Sweet angels of the earth
fluttering through flowers
while sprinkling fairy dust
brings happiness to all
wings sparkling in sunlight
as fairies skip and dance
opening up scented buds
in the colourful dawn
then lighting up fire flies
as twilight settles in
looking after all we have
these guardians of nature
the heart and soul of life
sweet and gentle fairies

© Lissie Bull 2015














Built of Ice

Ice sculptured​ cathedral
cold nature, at its best
columns of mystery
glistening as if blessed

A mighty structure within
this mountain of freezing snow
standing tall for all to see
caught in the evening glow.

                                                                                                                                     © Lissie Bull 2017

Monday, 19 June 2017


Summer warmth


Still in the summer haze
whimsical clouds up night
wafting past the afternoon
leaving trails across the sky

dotted along the horizon
cherry blossom is seen
bright colorful foliage
explosions of vivid green

an air of expectation
can be felt all around
Mother Earth is waking up
new beginning to be found

chirpy birds on the wing
croaking frogs in the garden pond
and skittish cats chasing flies
summer fun watching all respond

sat listening to the sweet sounds
soaking up the warmth of day
hard winters are in the past
summer time is here to stay!!


© Lissie Bull 2017

Image from cappersfarmer.com


Sunday, 18 June 2017





Warming Strength

A blade of grass stands tall
swaying in summer breeze
absorbing warm sun rays
taking strength from its power

Like that singled blade of grass
I stand tall in the knowledge
that you are my ray of sunshine
instilling warmth in my heart 

(c) Lissie Bull 2017



Watching...

can you see me? I`m hiding here
 I have my eye on you, my dear
laid down low, keeping very still
as I wait for you on your window sill!


© Lissie Bull 2015

Image by StacyD on DeviantArt

Saturday, 17 June 2017





Soul Adrift



As you tip toe through my emotions
tread carefully upon my heart
though I thought I could stand alone
my inner soul is falling apart

cast off into the ocean`s tide
forever to drift without a cause
floating with no destination
all I`m left with, is remorse

passions snubbed out completely
no rudder to guide my way
a lost soul aimlessly afloat
wondering if I`ll get there some day !

© Lissie Poems 2016
image found on pinterest.com

Friday, 16 June 2017








Cricket

eleven aside, dressed in white
bat in hand and stumps at the ready
willow on leather hit for a six
with an umpire the game`s all steady !

© Lissie Bull 2017

Thursday, 15 June 2017






Horse Racing

The sheer thrill of the pursuit 
galloping along the race course
dressed in their owner`s colours
riding together, jockey and horse


© Lissie Bull 2017




Wednesday, 14 June 2017





Remembering

Memories are on my mind
sadness had engulfed me
touching my soul deep within
missing your tenderness
you`ve been gone too long
when will we be together again ?



© Lissie Bull 2017

Tuesday, 13 June 2017





Butterflies

Brightly painted paper wings 
fluttering in sun light 
long tongue feeding on sweet nectar
creating a wondrous sight
reds, whites, purples and blues
all captured in silent flight


© Lissie Bull 2017

Monday, 12 June 2017

Like glittering
dust on Fairy wings
Little girl`s dreams are
full of magical things


Like sprinkling
dust on Fairy wings
Little boy`s dreams are
full of mystical things



© Lissie  Bull 2016

Sunday, 11 June 2017




Evening

after the bustle of a busy day
it`s time to lay down my pen
let sleep recharge my mind
for tomorrow new pictures will form
and flow freely through my pen across the paper !


© Lissie Bull 2017
image found on theindianexpress




Skiing

a winters past time in the snow
dressed in brightly coloured ski suits
weaving precariously down the piste
trying to look good in goggles and boots !


© Lissie Bull 2017













Sun and Moon!


The ying and yang
of day and night
the sun and moon
for both are bright

by day the sun
by night the moon
with dark and light
that change too soon

with sun up high
and night will creep
while some do play
others will sleep

our earth is lit
from far away
as we rotate
throughout the day


© Lissie Bull 2017
Image found on Facebook 2017

Saturday, 10 June 2017




Paper Memories

Words that form a great book
each sentence so neatly penned
starting at its beginning
not knowing where it will end

never judge this book by it`s cover
instead, flip through and you`ll be
taken on a marvelous journey
where you can roam and be set free!

© Lissie Bull 2017

Friday, 9 June 2017




Tug of War !

Two burly teams ready for war
gripping on tight, ready to begin
heels dug in deep to take on the fight
Heave ho ! Here they go, whose going to win !

© Lissie Bull 2017

Thursday, 8 June 2017




General Election

They called a general election
fifty days of hard campaigning
with battle buses all deployed
will May see her power waning?

every seat is harshly fought for
from greens, blues, oranges and reds
Great Britain is awash with colours
as they all try to turn our heads

leaflets shoved through letterboxes
there`s so much negativity
all we want is to know the facts
fill our live`s with positivity

voting day came around real quick
with x placed on the voting form
now we`re waiting for the results
this is the lull before the storm

© Lissie Bull 2017