Friday, 28 February 2014

To my children

I dream of what you might be
the talents you will acquire
where you go throughout you life
will you win all that you desire

I wonder what the future holds
will you be an artist or scholar
live an energetic existence
maybe even receive an honour

I hope that you will find true love
grow up to be wise and healthy
will you travel to distant shores
explore, learn and become wealthy

I know one thing for certain
having given you my love to build on
you will be strong and have a good life
so go out there live, love and have fun!

Love my children so much and I am very proud of all they achieve.

© Lis Bull 2014 


Time is constantly ticking by
plodding along through the day
the clock hands moving steadily
watching life travel along its way

Tick tock tick tock, hour by hour
year after year as we get older
you can`t be timid in this life
stand up, make a noise, be bolder

As for time, it stops for no one
ever spinning faster and faster
something that can`t be controlled
you`re the servant, not the master

So with all the passing of time
creating memories, not issues
something we can not stop as
the ticking of the clock continues........

time never stops, just goes on and on.........

© Lis Bull 2014

Thursday, 27 February 2014

The Chase

The thrill of the chase
with wheels in motion
distance behind us
at least that`s the notion

To escape is vital
need to get far away
a leap for freedom
for today`s the day

Racing through the towns
are they following still
have to get clean away
certainly have the will

Scenery flashing past
will they continue on
the thrill of the chase
for this is great fun!!

movement, speed and the thrill are all part of the chase...!

© Lis Bull 2014

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Tulips for me

A beautiful bunch of tulips
Standing on my table so tall
bright red cups pointing upwards
filling my room with pure joy

Light filters through these petals
Their scent fills the whole room
dark green leaves standing proud
complimenting every bloom

As time goes by the flowers open
showing off their awesome glory
releasing their fragrance more and more
before the blend into history

I love having fresh flowers in the house

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Hi everyone

I am very happy to announce that one of my poems have been accepted by "Lost Tower Publications" to be published in an anthology at the end of the month. They chose  "Colours of Bereavement"

Exciting times ahead,  so watch this space....!!

Spring is in the air

This crisp cold sunny day
with blue skies over head
for spring is in the air
sit back and watch it spread

Nights are getting shorter
evenings are much longer
people seem to smile more
and spring`s joy is stronger

Blossom`s seen on the trees
bulbs peeping through the earth
colours appearing more
as the world shows it`s worth

With hedgerows turning green
summer is on the way
bright sun and happiness
are found on this spring day!

Love the warmer days when spring is in the air!

© Lis Bull 2014

Monday, 24 February 2014

The Market Place

The market place is buzzing
so many stalls to see
all cheerfully attired
from books to bags to jewellery

The characters are brilliant
you`re make to feel so welcome
stall holders selling through the cold
even though they`d love to be at home

All different people passing by
wrapped up against the cold
Then someone stops by the stall
filled with awe, an item`s sold

We`re offered free doughnuts
and plenty of good advice
all our items are laid out well
think we`re charging the right price

Stocked up with cups of coffee
and so glad we`re doing well
other stall holders are curious
but this time of year is hell

Today has been a learning curve
There`s so much we can do
Can`t wait until we come again
for I know this stall will work too

Helping my son Jon with his Market stall, so enjoyed it all, though very cold  lol

© Lis Bull 2014

Sunday, 23 February 2014

The Party Parade

Bright colours everywhere
vivid patterns all around
toe tapping music in the air
the parade is pounding the ground

All dressed up and painted
dancing along to the beat
sequinned and bright coloured masks
as the drums turn up the heat

Awesome feathered costumes
flashing in the sun light
moving along to the rhythm
way in to the coming night

Some on stilts, others dancing
smiles and laughter everywhere
adults, children all involved
parading through the streets with flair

Bright eyes and feathered dresses
lots of jazz and plenty of zing
Skipping to this awesome beat
this grand party`s in full swing

Such spirit in this parade
welling up from deep in the heart
so much fire in the music
great passion with all this art!!

Bright masks, music beating through the people, vibrant passion all around.....

© Lis Bull 2014

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Cats eyes

Set within the patterned fur
is a bright beautiful eye
ever watchful ever vigilant
staring as the world goes by

Whiskers twitching constantly
never missing anything
sensing the land all around
he`s confident as a king

luscious fur his camouflage
melting in the the background
with eyes set firm and bright
he misses nothing around.

Cats eyes are awesome, they see everything.

© Lis Bull 2014

Friday, 21 February 2014

Silence of this houseful

The silence of this houseful
is deafening to the ear
solitude and loneliness
they`re my bed fellows here

A distant cough is heard
or the click of a shutting door
never a person to be seen
nobody cares no more

A faint cord of music
or a voice from some where
then silence just engulfs
there`s a funny feeling in the air

Would be good to hear a voice
even just calling out my name
to break up this heaviness
it`s really such a shame

This silence in this houseful
Come make a noise, I say!!
Its good know I'm not alone
even if it feels that way.

© Lis Bull 2014


Through the silence I walk
the gentle crunch under my feet
muffled noises all around
as I spy a dim lit seat

For under the park light
a snow covered bench is seen
though cold, it`s quiet inviting
a white throne for a queen

All around is darkness
as this seat sits in a pool of light
crisp foot prints near by
creating a wondrous sight

This scene so fit for royalty
invites me to come and rest a while
though cold, it`s peaceful here
distant light gives it an eerie smile

Leaving my foot prints behind me
I accept the sweet invitation
solitude and quietness
love this wondrous temptation

Inspired by a photo " Solitude" by Valentin GI on DeviantArt

© Lis Bull 2014

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Wow!, Thank you so much everyone.
I can`t believe that I have passed 11,000 views !
I am very grateful to all who took the time to read my poems, I hope you enjoyed them.
Please feel free to leave a comment as feedback is always welcome.

Thank you once again everyone.

Welcoming candle light

Dim light in the distance
Flickering just for me
Changing in the shadows
That even I can`t see

Movement in the corners
Changes the atmosphere
Dark colours to be seen
Nothing is very clear

As the light beckons me
Its comfort that I've found
With candle centre placed
There`s darkness all around

Light from a candle can be very welcoming, 
when returning home.

© Lis Bull 2014

Betrayed by a kiss

After the devastation of that day
I'm left here on the edge of this abyss
For my bubble has been burst so completely
All it had taken was a traitorous kiss

Your betrayal was so unexpected
I had felt to relaxed, close by your side
Then suddenly you left, and went away
And therefore stopped me dead in mid stride

I have no idea where to go from here
As this deep black abyss is calling me
Sadly you are no where to be found
Feel like I'm lashed to a falling tree

My strong foundations have all crumbled
There`s nothing here to support me any more
Massive sensation off falling through air
Not sure what`ll happen when I hit the floor

Maybe I will start to think straight again
Pick myself up and continue down the road
I need guidance from those who really care
Not sure that I can carry on with this load

For betrayal is such a nasty thing
Why not just say that you don`t love me no more
No need to hurt me with all your lies
I'm left standing here wounded and sore

For you promises have been broken
Battle lines drawn, you sealed it with a kiss
Get behind me now you evil Satan
I stand here on the edge of this abyss

Betray in any form is hurtful and unnecessary in every way

© Lis Bull 2014

Tuesday, 18 February 2014


Feeling of floating
drifting among the clouds
in and out of the sun
soaring and diving
ooh yes
loving this
don`t want to land
hit the ground
feel safe up here
peace through to the core
don`t want no more

Bobbing in out of the sky
don`t ask me why
just want to remain
love this  floating
I can sense no pain
ooh sorry to make a fuss
so safe up here
the sun all around

Swooping with the Angels
laughter and joy
light and harmony
resting on a cloud
watching the world below
how can this be so?
let me remain
up here in peace
just to drift
for ever and a day
from my troubles.............

Drift weightless with now worries, what could be better??  lol

© Lis Bull 2014


Remembering our loved ones
Will always bring a tear
Though it needn't be through sadness
As there`s much for us to cheer

Our memories keep them alive
Through images and sound
Their laughter and happiness
Are echoed all around

Photos of the great times
The family`s spent together
Holidays and outings
Will remain with us forever

Just sitting down and talking
Is so good for the soul
It helps us to think things through
And set ourselves a goal

Expressing all our emotions
Tells each and everyone
That life will get better
And it`s not wrong to have fun!

Missing all the special people I have lost over the past few year.

© Lis Bull 2014

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Gentle Guidance

Two sets of foot prints
where there was only one
a loving hand in mine
support where there was none

A gentle heart I see
kindness in your eyes
knowing that I`ll be safe
releasing my pent up cries

A firm but kind word
chatting on a boulder
your reassuring voice
a loving arm on my shoulder

Showing me the way
I know I can go on
Turning to say thank you
I find that you have gone....

Thank you for you guidance ...

© Lis Bull 2014

The hide-a-way

There`s a kitten shaped hole in my wall
Two small cosy circles side by side
Just the right size and shape for a snooze
Some where to snuggle up in and hide

Nestled with this spot, a kitten sleeps
Body touching the back of the hole
As its paws over lap the edges
Tugs at my heart watching this cute soul

The sun shines brightly across the wall
Though kitten is sheltered in the shade
Four white feet bobbing in the sun shine
It`s all tired our after kitten`s played

With this kitten hideout, purpose built
For a creature that so needs to sleep
Laid hidden from every ones view
Sleeps soundly but can always peep!

Kittens and cats sleep where they feel safe and comfy......

© Lis Bull 2014

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Morning my love......

Oh, to wake up in the morning
with your arms draped all around me
to feel your heart beat next to mine
laying relaxed, just happy to be

Hear your breathing slow and steady

and so in thyme with my own
smell of your hair makes me feel so good
as we remain deeply in sleep zone

Don`t wish to stir from this heaven

cocooned in your love for ever
this, the best start to every day 
somehow I never want to sever

Wrapped up in each other`s embrace

don`t ever want to leave your side
Happy Valentine`s Day my love
to be yours, just fills me with pride!

Happy Valentine`s Day all you lovers...

© Lissie Bull 2014

Friday, 14 February 2014

Be my Valentine.....

Meeting your eyes across the room
just feeling that this was so right
brushing against you arm as we passed
I knew this was going to be a great night

you were the perfect gentleman
making sure I had everything I need
a glass of wine to start off with
you really wanted this to succeed   

a rose lay on the table cloth
it`s scent filled me with strong emotion
seeing the love deep in your eyes
like the swell of a summer`s ocean

later as we walked hand in hand
your lips kissed the side of my cheek
sending my heart a fluttering
heightening the aura of mystique

" Be my valentine for ever" 
you whispered gently in my ear
the magic in your eye said it all
I kissed you and replied "yes my dear"

Happy Valentines Day !

 © Lissie Bull 2014

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Passions of the heart

Passion dwells within my heart
Beating with every emotion
Bursting forth to show much love
So wanting to give devotion

Looking deep into your eyes
Such beauty there to behold
They are windows to your soul
Magical wonders to unfold

Your laughter brings me joy
For each giggle sings a note
My heart feels so uplifted
Causes a lump in my throat

When you smile, your face lights up
Your aura shines so bright
Looking straight into your eyes
I behold a wondrous sight

To hold you in my arms
Feel the breeze ruffle your hair
Bright sun warming our faces
Happiness everywhere   

Passion in the air, love in the heart.......happiness!!

© Lis Bull 2014

Roses for my love

Roses symbolize such passion
This precious gift we hold so dear
Soft velvety petals like skin
Makes me want to keep you so near

Over time it begins to open
This rose comes into it`s glory
Releasing it`s luscious sweet scent
Infusing us in our story

Securely protected by thorns
These flowers are as safe as you
I would defend you to the end
To be happy our whole life through

Even after this rose has gone
It`s image is there in the heart
To remind you of your true love
So that you`ll never be apart

Sweet roses are flowers of love
Bright luscious velvety red
Sweet scented and soft petaled
Ruling both your  heart and head

With Valentines Days draws nearer,  emotions are running high

© Lis Bull 2014

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Oh Mum..............

How I miss you mum
Miss your wonderful wisdom
Your kindness and joy
For you saw life in such a way
Only the good things mattered

Missing the sparkle in your eyes
Showing people how much you cared
If there was a problem
We all knew who to turn to
You had the mind to put things right
With a firm but loving voice

And when away from you
I knew I could call you up
Discuss things on the phone
But best of all... you see Mum
Could call in for a cup of tea

I miss you so much Mum.......

Happy 80th Birthday Mum
Love and miss you always

© Lis Bull 2014
Welcome in the Spring

As the snowdrops peep 
through the hard earth
Spring is in the air
lighting up the flowers
shafts of green leaves
with white hanging heads
Swaying the the breeze
between the showers
and bright blue skies
but just to remind us
a chill wintry wind blows
Winter has not left yet
Buds on the branches
join with the snowdrops
thus encourage spring
to come in dancing
life is so alive
as birds are singing
come and join with us
in the merriment..!

Snowdrops, daffodils and crocuses, with birds singing and warmer days
Spring is in the air..!! 

© Lis Bull 2014

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

My Battered Laptop !

My battered laptop sits in front of me
my communication across the net
This world is now a smaller place to be
as I chat to my new friends I have met

Emails, letters, Facebook and so much more
Chatting with friends from around the world
Even do my shopping in an online store
watch the universe as it`s unfurled

My laptop helps me store my photographs
and safe to access them from just one place
Sadly its not so good with autographs
hey I only have a limited space!

I'm even writing my poetry here 
as I'm sat at my old key board today
Seeing the words forming, gives me much cheer
The poem comes together in its own way

I couldn't cope without my old laptop
for work I depend on it to get me through
but I still meet my friends down the coffee shop
and its doesn't beat a girls night out too!

Laptops are good for storing, working and games, but going out with friends and family is always better.....

© Lis Bull 2014

Monday, 10 February 2014

Mysteries of the Morning Mists

Through the misty morning haze
Amongst the tall straight tree of the wood
Mottled colours give an eerie presence
Wondering if it`s hiding something good

Shifting shadows through the mists
As movement seems to create change
Vegetation appears out of the distance
Making normal things appear strange

Through the haze something different moves
Steam rising up from its huge mass
With sheer beauty this lone bison walks
 this misty morning through trees and grass

For a creature this big, it moves silently
In between the tree trunks of this forest
Watching it move off slowly into the distance
To leave it to its stroll was for the best

This was such an honour to encounter
A Bison an awesome, majestic creature
To find them in the misty morning light
Good to know that all is well with nature!

Inspired from a photo,  love writing this way....

© Lis Bull 2014

Secret Kiss

A secret tender kiss
as we walk hand in hand
these moments are so special
nothing we had planned

Looking into your eyes
and seeing what`s on the inside
Fills my heart with great joy
just knowing we will survive

For we have each other
no one can take that away
so a secret tender kiss
is the best part of the day

That secret moment is so special....

© Lis Bull 2014

Sunday, 9 February 2014

After The Storm

What a storm last night
The weather raged a war
Battered us so hard
Smashing against my door

Howling winds that blow
Sending things crashing
Driving the heavy rain
Thrashing and lashing

Floods of water
Soaking all the land
Everything ruined
It`s pumps to the hand

The scenery has changed
What`s green, is now all grey
It`s cold, quiet and lonely
In the new light of day

Roadways are now rivers
Gardens have disappeared
Furniture all damaged
How long `til its all cleared?

A wet start to the new year, it can only get better.....

© Lis Bull 2014

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Young Love !

Young love
such passion
energy abound

A tender kiss
touching hands
hidden gesture
love understands

Cheeky laughter
twinkle of the eye
the smile says it all
love will never die

Passions develop from small beginnings....

© Lis Bull 2014

Hard Choices

Never thought I would break a promise to you
and for that I am very sorry my dear
I remember what I said on your death bed
things are reaching a bitter head, I fear

The air around here can be cut with a knife
there`s tension between everyone in this place
feel that it all stems from my unhappiness
I've no energy to continue this chase

That promise I made, is important to me
certainly not one to be made lightly
so with much trepidation, I make my choice
something harsh that needs to be done politely

I fear this situation greatly, my dear
as I don`t want to split up the family 
all that I now life for, are my children
just want to be together and live happily

Live is hard enough, don`t really want to make it harder...!!

© Lis Bull 2014

Friday, 7 February 2014


What ever I say or what ever I do
this I know, it`s never good enough for you

I try so hard to get everything right
but in the end I only seem to make you bite

For once we were close, but now far a part
all this bitterness is breaking my heart

Rocks and boulders litter the road we tread
each home coming has now fill me with dread

What ever you say or how much you hurt me
nothing will stop me from being there, you see

Never mind the point scoring or fights each day
blood is thicker than water in every way

All this hate and bitterness has to cease
for all I want is some family peace!

Families, love them or hate them,  they are still family

© Lis Bull 2014

Thursday, 6 February 2014

After your walkout....

Last night you walked out into the storm
high winds with the rain lashing down
something seems to have happened and you snapped
for you got up and walked out of town

You were so angry, shaking with rage
I could see that you needed to get out
Sadly I have not heard from you since
not even a text, phone call or shout

What is it that you want me to do?
I know that you stayed with a close friend
Am I to sit here in silence and worry ?
I'm not sure really how this will end.

You know I am always here for you
but you make it so hard for us all
I just want you to come home safely
All I'm going to say is..its your call !

After the walk out.....

© Lis Bull 2014


Sid, what more can I say?
Missing you more each day
As the years float on by
I find myself still asking..why?
You fought so hard to stay with us
Never complained or made a fuss

For you were always the strong one
Knew how to get the job done
Then two years ago
We really felt the blow
The angels came and took you away
For us that was such a sad day

Now you watch us from above
Showering us with your love
Chuckling at the things we do
From the daft through to the new
Glad to know you`re there
Helps to calm any despair

Miss your humour and whit
Your determination and grit
That laughter, so infectious
To us you`re very precious
Your sparkle may have gone
But your light will carry on

So with each passing year
Our tears begin to clear
Though our hearts are full of woe
But the memories, they grow
For we know that you`re at rest
Sid you will always be the best

Love and miss you always Sid

© Lis Bull 2014

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

The Photograph

There`s an old photograph
that`s hung on the wall
fascinates me every time
it`s the oldest one of all

With it`s dirty wooden frame
hanging from a rusty nail
my memories that linger 
leading me on a mighty trail

Wanting to know more about it
this photograph has history
people who were important
this picture tells their story

I really want to find out more
to learn why this photo`s here
it`s really old and grubby now
and looking at it stirs a tear

I remember the scenery 
That wonderful church and steeple 
I've stood many times on that spot
But still can`t work out the people

Maybe one day I will find it out
Just wish I could work out who`s who
Until then I`ll sit here and think
then the memories will flood through!

Photos hold a memory held for a moment in time!

© Lis Bull 2014

My Sleeping Cat

I love to sit and watch her
while she sleeps there on the mat
All curled up so tightly
my sweet tabby cat

She`s hidden her front paws
Wrapped her tail rounf her side
Ears still pricked and alert
sleepl, though everything is spied

Can see her gently breathing
and if I touch her now
she gives a low pitched purr
and slowly changes her pose

Suddenly she`ll twitch
though she`s in her dream so deep
Maybe chasing her new toy
So cute while she`s asleep.

So I will continue to watch
while she sleeps on happily
Both of us relaxing
dozing on contentedly

I find it so relaxing watching my tabby cat sleeping contentedly,  the house feels calm and happy...

© Lis Bull 2014

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

The Blackness.....

My world is full of blackness
and I feel much pain within
no light penetrates through it
I have suffered for my sin

Through the darkness I hear noises
the sounds are crystal clear
as I lay here on the floor
silent in this night of fear

All senses are heightened now
this room is full of emotions
not knowing what`ll happen next
tensions flowing like oceans

The pain that I feel in my heart
just doesn't seem to go away
it`s ripping my whole life apart
will I ever see the light day?

Can`t stand the darkness any more
I have just got to see some light
Hate this world of total blackness
scratching at the blind that make the night

Trapped here in this awful world
to be punished in this blackness
Let me go where I need to be
locked away in this darkness

Strange emotions, feelings and deeds create unusual worlds to find ourselves in....

© Lis Bull 2014


Walking through the sun lit woodland
listening to nature all around
for here I'm able to ponder 
while enjoying each sight and sound

So much going on in my mind
remembering the things you said
all the tender moments we shared
they`re swimming around in my head

You were once by my side, then gone
feeling a piece of me is missing
for we had a wonderful time
walking hand in hand and kissing

All I'm left is with pain and hurt
so as I walk on through this place
I know I have to move on now
with your going I have more space.....

closing one door, opens another,  walking on through it is the hardest part.....

© Lis Bull 2014

Monday, 3 February 2014

These Majestic Oak Doors

Through the growth rings of time
standing tall amongst the mighty
to immortalise seasoned wood
destined to majestic beauty

This ancient oak is carved
intricate patterns adorn
great panels standing proud
depicting scenes of glory

Carved with love and honour
a great testament to faith
symbols of our history
these solid doors of oak

Inspired by the carved wooden doors of Bath Abbey

© Lis Bull 2014

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Morning lie-ins 

A shaft of morning sun light
drifts across the duvet covers
creating patterns as it moves
revealing the sleeping lovers

Bleary eyed and so reluctant

to take advantage of the day
hair spread across the pillow
maybe later would be okay

Curled up warm under the covers

as the sun rays move slowly round
snuggled in together they stay
birds singing, the only sound

Far to comfy to make a move

much better to stay and snooze on
another half hour won`t hurt
morning lie ins are much more fun!

Best time of the day!!

© Lissie Bull 2014

Emotional turmoil

All this bitterness and anger
is hurting me deep down inside
once we were so strong together
now I feel our friendship has died

I know that it`s not all your fault
most of the blame lies here with me
but you have pushed me to the brink
for loneliness is all I see!

For priorities have now changed
I'm not a lover, just a friend
maybe that`s right, I do not know
not sure how this is going to end

There`ll always be a place right here
no matter what will come to be
you are my son and I love you
just pray there`s still a "you and me"

emotions and kids don`t always sit well together...

© Lis Bull 2014


Loneliness can be so hard to bare
a feeling of sheer abandonment
sat silently up here in my room
in an emotional environment

There are people all around me here
yet still I am encased in solitude
like living in a see through bubble
all alone, yet in a multitude

This state of affair`s not good for me
I feel an air of anticipation
needing courage to walk through that door
be happy with participation.

what more can be said,  loneliness is a hard thing to cope with, even when people are about....

© Lissie Bull 2014

Saturday, 1 February 2014


music plays a huge part of my life
for it puts a skip to my step
the beat in my heart
the sparkle in my eyes
a life force of me soul
reacting to my emotions

music will always be in my life
to feel it through out my body
sombre march with loss
a dance for party times
strong steady beat for gigs
enriching all our emotions

music is everywhere in my life
it`s deep within my heart and soul
pulsing through my blood
with me all the time
that`s the way I like it
helping me with my emotions

music, music everywhere, and it feels so good

© Lis Bull 2014