Wednesday, 31 July 2013

The hunting owl

Two big eyes staring straight at me
Taking everything, in like it knows
The tilt of its head as it listens
Then with silent goes

Powerful legs with sharp talons
Long feathered wings spread out wide
Now in pursuit of its prey, as it
Swoops over the countryside

Without hesitation it strikes
Its prey never knew it was there
As it dives down for the kill
The owl and its prey, the hare!

Watched an owl while on holiday and was amazed at the way it swooped and dived
while catching its prey, very clever creatures.

© Lissie Bull 2013  All rights reserved

Monday, 29 July 2013

The Thunder Storm

There`s heaviness felt in the air
Darkening skies loom over head
The wind starts to become stronger
Filling the atmosphere with dread

Large droplets of rain start to fall
Crashing against everything around
From flowers, leaves, paths and concrete
There`s nothing to stop it hitting the ground

A rumbling is heard in the distance
Sounds much like a great beast growling
Suddenly lightning flashes brightly
The beast has started prowling

The sky has become very black
With the thunder getting nearer
As rain lashes, lightning flashes
The thunder sounds much clearer

Feeling the storm right over head
Fearing that flooding is on the way
Lightning and thunder simultaneous
This mighty storm seems set to stay.

We has a mighty thunder storm this afternoon, the sky became very dark and ominous
I really don`t light these types of storms.

© Lis Bull 2013

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Tidal Treasures
Walking bare footed along the beach
Feeling the warm sand under my feet
The sound of the sea gulls over my head
High on the wing looking for a treat
The steady rhythm of the sea in my ears
As the tide rolls on along the shore
Depositing its treasures to see
Shells, stones and seaweed for me to explore
Climbing over the many wind breaks
Dividing the beach up along the way
The sun dips towards the horizon
Bright colours showing at the end of the day
Having collected some new treasures
It`s time to return home once more
As the water starts to tickle my toes
I leave the ocean to cover the shore!
I love to walk along the shore and see what the ocean carries in and deposits along the tidal line.
Shells, drift wood all sorts of things. Each time is always different.

© Lis Bull 2013

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Misty Coast
The sounds of the waves lapping the shore
Rocks like teeth showing through the sea mist
The slow ebb and flow calmly lulls your senses
Waters heard in the distance, but not seen
A sudden swoosh as a boat roars by
Leaving a large swell in its wake
Soaring sea gulls squawking on the wing
Chasing the boat as it travels along
There is a feeling of mystery all around
With the mists lifting, much is revealed
The splendour of this wondrous coast.
Waking up to the sounds of the coast, with sea gulls and mists,
watching everything changing as the day developes.

© Lis Bull 2013

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Why I love you...
To look into your loving eyes
See that sparkle of affection
Twinkling with a little mischief
Lighting up my entire day
Then the laughter in your smile
Sets my heart all a flutter
And then takes my breath away
Without you I am nothing
Weakness takes over my soul
You are what you are to me
You are my whole existence
Thank you for being there!
To all those people who are asked "Why do you love me ",  this is my answer!

© Lis Bull 2013

Thursday, 18 July 2013

My Ocean Lover

The gentle sea breeze ruffling my hair
As I walk along the tidal line
Feeling the sand between my toes
Searching in the evening sun shine

Driftwood, shells or even some treasure
Never knowing what I`ll discover
Feeling the thrill of each daring step
Hand in hand with my ocean lover

Listening to the waves as the tide turns
Hearing the passion with each heart beat
Watching the waters slowing come in
Creeping nearer and nearer to my feet

The waters start to tickle my toes
My feet sink into the sand with each wave
Still I walk on in search of new things
That I love to seek and always crave

As I continue to stroll along
Collecting my treasures as I see
I feel you with me in every step
Neptune my ocean lover and me!

Holidays, sunshine and the beach,  I just love to walk along the tidal line and see what the sea has brought in,  I love to walk alone enjoying the moment and savouring each treasure.

© Lis Bull 2013

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Muffled Silence 

Muffled silence of the wilderness
What little sound there is
Echoes off the snow covered rocks
Deep paw prints leaving a trail
Through the white canyon
Follow the tracks, where will they lead?
What will be seen around the corner?
A deep throated growl in the distance
Sending shivers down your spine
Looking around for some cover
Finding nothing but snow clad land
Standing still, ears pricked for sound
Muffled silence of the wilderness
Is all that can be heard now....
I saw a wonderful photo of an aerial view of some animals
trekking through a rocky pass in the deep snow,
it made me think, how would I cope if it was me..?

© Lis Bull 2013

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

The Thunder Storm
Sat here a pondering
While it`s a thundering
Should I be a wondering
If they`re a plundering
Lightening now a flashing
Skyward lights a splashing
As clouds start a clashing
And thunder is a crashing
The tempest was presiding
And clouds were colliding
Now peace is residing
As the storm is subsiding
With all this unusual weather we are having, storms seem to going and go so quickly.
The thunder storm is no exception

© Lis Bull 2013

Sunday, 7 July 2013

The bitter end

I thought I really knew you
I thought you really cared
But now I only see a child
Who`s really selfish and scared

You always seemed so strong to me
A tower of strength by my side
Though truthfully you`re just so weak
And to think, I nearly cried

All those things you said to me
Though you really believed them true
You went and broke my heart you see
Nothing`s left of me and you

Endings, break ups and the final chapter of the story,  they are all hard things to bare.

© Lis Bull 2013

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Fourth of July

The stars and stripes unite our great nation
the constitution that gives us our rights
fourth of July is a day for the people 
so let`s celebrate deep into the night

the feel of freedom as the sky lights up
bright flares flashing through the blackness

great whooshes and bangs all around
then we are plunged back into deep darkness

beer flowing and steak and salad for all
music blaring out of speakers nearby
while we stand watching the fireworks over head
feel so glad we were able to come by

there in the background is the roaring fire
the gorgeous smell of meat cooking away
people`s laughter and chatter can be heard
as we celebrate this Independence Day

Happy Independence Day to all my friends and their families in the states!

© Lis Bull 2013

Friday, 5 July 2013

This funny old life

Life can be so confusing
No two days are the same
We try our best to understand
All the rules of this game

So what will be will be
We learn as we go on
Take everything as it comes
Forgetting not to have some fun

Making friends along the way
Sadly, sometimes it goes wrong
Some will stay and some will go
All this will make us more strong

As we try to find the answers
And piece all this together
This game is so confusing
Will we understand it ever?

Life can be a funny old thing,  do we really understand it?

© Lis Bull 2013

Monday, 1 July 2013


Numbers, numbers everywhere
Fractions, equations, just not fair
We see the numbers all around
For those totals must be found

All these numbers to be used
But note, you can become confused
For when, all is said and done
The number business can be fun

Working out the finances
Not wanting to takes chances
With all figures written down
We can really go to town!

The moral here`s plain to see
Through life, numbers are the key
In all aspects of our day
Numbers help us in every way.

It does seem that through out our life, numbers play a big part in what we do.  Though sometimes we don`t even realize that we are using numbers that way.  Thank goodness for Maths !!

© Lis Bull 2013