Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Precious Moments

quiet moments are very rare
but they are so needed right now
as stress and strain start to build up
to release tension,  I ask how

we all need some calm in our lives
relaxation and harmony
to ease the aching heart and soul
bring back some stability

screaming and yelling does no good
only raises the blood pressure
whats needed now is time for peace
tender love is something to treasure

take care of each precious moment
hold deep and safe within your heart
for each one is there just for you
cherish them, never let them part

© Lis Bull 2013
Friday night is here once again
old Jon is ready to hit the town
a good walk in to set him right
meeting everyone in The Crown.

Live music and a round of drinks
which sets the tone for the night
moving on to The Beer Keller
head banging ! God that feels so right!

Working out all your bands requests
Nine Inch Nails, Pantera and more
chatting, laughing, enjoying the music
as the evening hots up, you hit the floor

So 4 am approaches fast
you know it is time to head back
hoarse voice and shattered, but happy
climbing these stairs you hit the sack!!

© Lis Bull 2011

Those were great times,  I remember them well...!

Monday, 29 September 2014

Can you ever have to many Albums?

Albums of all types to be found
Come on now feel the beat pound
Its great to listen to the sound.

Building up my collection fast
Knowing that it is here at last
Come now, lets give it a blast.

Shelf after shelf they`re there all neat
In easy reach, just turn on the heat
All ready to use, throb to the beat.

So many to choose from you know
I love to watch my collection grow
What ever is said, I love it so!!

Is there a limit to the amount I need?
Or am I just feeding my greed
All I know is, I want to succeed.

Well, can you have to many CD`s
People ask if it`s a disease?
But I love to have as many as I please!!

This poem was a challenge from my son, who loves his music so much.
he has a large collection of CD`s and I love to hear the music pounding out of his speakers.
the house is so quiet when he is away.
He wanted to know if you could have too many albums
I think the answer is..you can have as many as you please!!!

© Lissie Bull 2012

The end.......

This place we're at
is cold and sparse
nothing here to see

Just you and me
as we sit and watch
the world spinning past

No one notices
we're at silently
waiting for the end

Different people
both rich and poor
all living their lives

What will happen
where will they go
when the world stops spinning?

© Lissie Bull 2014

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Tears after the Rain

Red rosy poppies
drenched in rain drops
sensual beauty
rich contours
black center
rounded petals
shimmering in the sun
large tears dropping
down to the ground
sparkling droplets
glistening there
in the evening light
a picture of wonder
tears after the rain...!

© Lissie Bull 2014

Iceland - Poppies in the rain, Seydisfjordur taken by Geraldine Westrupp

Saturday, 27 September 2014


good night
good bye
you don`t change
I don`t know why

off you go
you`re not there
you never show

au revoir
so long
now I know
that I`ll be strong

good day
glad you`re gone
in every way...!

© Lissie Bull 2014

Letting Go.....

there comes a time in our lives
when we realise we have to move on
we`re not needed like we were before
it`s not cool for a mum to be fun!

everyone goes through this stage
as our children begin to fly the nest
we have to learn to let them go
it is good for all, and we can then rest

however, its still one of the hardest things
that we will ever have to go through
for we've given them the best start
now it`s our time for peace, it`s true!

so hold your head up high and smile
be proud of all that we've obtained
we can finally kick back and relax
knowing they`re loved and fully trained!!

© Lissie Bull 2014

Photo found on thefridaytimes.com

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Broken Promises

promises don`t mean
that much no more
they just make
my heart so sore
had them broken
many a time
got so use to
this type of crime
don`t expect any thing
from you now
and certainly
will not kowtow
for you have stripped me
of emotions
what divides us
are many oceans
then I will carry on
along my way
so I can strive
to life another day
for I`ll not be
dragged through the dirt
as broken promises
really do hurt

© Lissie Bull 2014

Red Flowers

a sensual moment
in the summer breeze
sweet alluring scent
wafting through the trees

with thin slender stems
swaying all together
they raise their heads tall
making most of the weather

petals tilted to the sun
in the warm afternoon light
showing off their beauty
in this secluded site

© Lissie Bull 2014

Photo titled "Papavers 05" taken by AngryBee  

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Black on Yellow

across the wooden floor
a streak of yellow light
stretching from the window
so warming and so bright

out of the summer sun
there`s shadows all around
hidden from the warm light
cool darkness can be found

black surrounds, yellow warmth
the contrast is so strong
temperature and colours
but sadly won't last long

laid in the center here
sunning his sleek black fur
stretched out in sheer bliss
contented just to purr

© Lissie Bull 2014

Yellow Streak....

this is where
you show me
your true colour...
yellow streak
down your back
show the crack
that`s running deep
deep between us
as you break me
then run away
a cowards path
for you to take
you have no stake
in my life
any more
dead to the core
just let me be...

© Lissie Bull 2014

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Broken .......

To feel
is a sad
to be used
even worse
to end up
without love.....

be given
that broken
and silenced
by a look
of contempt
can break hearts
hurt so deep
left to feel
no one cares
the under dog.....

there is this
sheer desire
to feel
our life
strong needs
deep inside
all our lives.......

sad to see
no hint
of love
nothing felt
but total
like a knife
it stabs deep
a broken
dying heart.......

just wanted
a little
bit of love
nothing more
but offered
contempt by all......

in the end
this sad
of my life
makes me feel
the low of lows
though I
offer you
my whole self
you just take
what you want.......

© Lissie Bull 2014

In this Dying Moment

in this dying moment
laid out for all to see
husk of a former life
this is it`s destiny

with soft surface below
the contrast is so clear
soft and smooth, dried and crisp
still sensing you so near

its so hard to move on
with memories so raw
to see life slip away
I, so miss you for sure!

death is like this dried leaf
all substance has gone
just a shell of it`s life
no more to depend on

in this subtle moment
through the dim atmosphere
a tender memory
will always bring a tear

© Lissie Bull 2014

Photo titled  "To Penso Sempre" taken by  AnthonyPresley

Monday, 22 September 2014

Recipe For The Day

Start your day off with a cup of coffee
spoon in some happiness and love
add whipped cream of mystery
shake on chocolate from above

With this you should also have
a bowl of energy and fun
pour on the milk of strength and wit
for now your day has just begun

To really finish of this treat
you`ll need some hot and crunchy toast
spread with some caring harmony
with this you`ll reach the winning post!!

© Lissie Bull 2011 All rights reserved

Lone Tree at Dusk

Through the evening hues
the setting sun is seen
behind silhouetted trees
so visibly crisp and clean

a dark lone tree stands tall
against this colourful sky
each and every leaf detail
so clear to the naked eye

vivid patterns in the sky
ever changing and bright
radiating from the sun
the central point for all the light

last rays of the setting sun
spreading colours all around
dipping below the horizon
dusk slips in without a sound!

© Lissie Bull 2014 
Photo taken by Lissie at Lackham College

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Wow,  this year continues to be full of surprises for me in every way!
I have been invited to submit some poems about cats and their interaction with us and our lives.
This will be a charity anthology in aid of "Headway".
As this is something very close to me and my family, as my husbands brother-in-law was treated by "Headway" when he had a bleed on the brain after an accident.  
Plus everyone knows how much I love cats !!
I have submitted three poems  Feline Friends
                                                 Caught Napping
                                                 Snoozing Cat
Now I`m looking forward to hearing if any of them have been accepted.

Fingers crossed

Words and Blossoms

Sweet spring blossom
along with sweet scents
brings forth flowers
showing their presents

words flow from the soul
vivid descriptions
covering pages
written transcriptions

creating stories
colourful and bright
wonderful fiction
that`s so full of light

flowing sweet pale limbs
strewn across the words
bringing it to life
through descriptive verbs

sweet words and blossoms
telling their story
nature`s emotions
flowers in glory

so enjoy all of this
with it`s bright fashion
touching heart felt words
beautiful passion

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Photo by Redesiuk found on DeviantArt

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Pure Tranquility

Light transforms
this atmosphere
for relaxation
soft lapping tide
stillness of the day
peace, tranquility

Silence of time
floating on by
with a gentle breeze
calming the soul
through the slow movement
of ebbing waters

Undulating motions
of rippling oceans
flows continuously
gently reassuring
through changing skies
shimmering above

Such heart felt love
nurtured tenderly
in this peaceful place
where time stands still
as the soul sings
for this cherished moment.

© Lissie Bull 2014 

Photo titles "Pitt River" taken by lucium55 found on DeviantArt

Friday, 19 September 2014


To find yourself amidst deception
as your the one that's been deceived
feels like the world is laughing at you
truth has died and now you're aggrieved

When trust is gone, its hard to win back
families come close to falling apart
forgiveness does not come too easy
such sadness rips away at your heart

All these emotions need to be talked through
everything to be laid on the table
honesty is the best for all of us
what's important is a family that's stable

For talking things through with each other
is always the best course of action
from this point, all untruths needs to cease
this family needs some satisfaction

Please take heed with this little poem
will lies hurt someone along the way?
think before you make a decision
so remember that lying doesn't pay

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Photo found on SaintCityBlog 23/4/2012

My Haven !!

For fresh Brazilian coffee
Cupacabana's the place
wonderful service with a smile
kick back and slow down the pace

Friendly relaxing cafe
enjoy its awesome delights
just the spot for frothy latte
takes you to heavenly heights

So come on, give it a try
somewhere good to chat and rest
friendship, coffee and some cake
Cupacabana is the best..!!

© Lissie Bull 2014 

Cupacabana is an awesome cafe where I sit and write poems
and chat with friends, the atmosphere is great and the coffee is out of this world.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Time is an illusion

Tick tock goes the clock
time ticks onward
second by second
the cogs are turning
minute after minute
time is yearning
hour by glorious hour
as day turns into night
year upon each year
as we slowly get older
my life continues,   as...
time is always moving

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Photo titled "The Past" taken by SMAFpro found on DeviantArt
Two sides of Families 

                                        family unit
                                        is important
                                        work together
                                        shows love
                                        support in need
                                        watch their backs                                                                                                                          
                                     why is it                                          
                            that loved ones                                          
                        hurt you the most?                                          
                             they just smile                                          
                      look you in the eye                                          
            and then break your heart                                          
                                        for children
                                        such a wonder
                                        create memories
                                        bring such joy
                                        look to the future                                                                                                                       
                                                                                        not all of them                                    
                                                                                  show they really care                                            
                                                                               as they walk over you                                            
                                                                                    take you for granted                                            
                                                                       can be demanding                                            
                                                                                              yet so meek too                                            
                                       so as you watch
                                       your love for them grows
                                       each day of their lives
                                       it`s a motherly thing
                                       enjoy them while you can
                                       as they mature
                                       they will love you more!


                                      © Lissie Bull 2014 

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Humming Beauty..

Caught in action
beauty of motion
a blur to the eye
that instills emotion

fast buzzing wings
can just been seen
eyes transfixed
looking so serene

long slender beak
good for the flowers
delving so deep
wonderful powers

watch a humming bird
it`s great agility
as it hovers there
with awesome beauty..!

© Lissie Bull 2014 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Mantra (for the unworthy)

I am such a waste of space
I am not worthy
I am only good enough to do the chores

I am stupid
I say the wrong things
I should not be here
I need to leave
Please let me be.......

I am not worthy
I am worthless
I don't deserve anything!!!

Copyright Lissie Bull 2014. All rights reserved.
Stairway to Heaven

Up the winding stairs
all the way to heaven
watching as the world
begins to fall away
clouds slowly sweeping in
obscuring where I've been
these stairs are so steep
as I continue to climb
hope it will be worth it
will God let me in

these stairs give me time
to contemplate all I've done
not proud of everything
but have really tried so hard
would I have done things different?
no wouldn't change a thing
for I'm so glad I found you
you're the best thing in my life...
and now I leave you behind
that's so hard for me to bare...

the only sadness
that I`ll feel here
is the loss of you
my one true love......

Lord, if you could grant me
just one thing in death
there's only one wish I'd have
to spend a day my true love!

© Lissie Bull 2014 


Soft coloured hues
these tender feathers
gentle touches
as they flutter by
caressing my skin
in a warm embrace
empowering love
through strong wings
hints of passion
among the clouds
white silk cloth
brushes past me
protection offered
lovingly given
from heaven sent
my angel`s here...!

© Lissie Bull 2014 

Photo from Pinterest

Monday, 15 September 2014

After the lies

what do you do
when a loved one
stands there and lies ?
blatantly fibs
hurtful untrusts
stabbing you deep

where do you go
from that moment
after the lie?
should you forgive
try and move on
give one more chance?

why do they lie
hide the truth and
hurt you so deep ?
should you trust them
after all this
will it stop now?

need to work this out
see what it`s done
trust has been lost
will it return
only time will tell
you know what to do!!

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Photo found on Mark Fulton The compilation of the Bible

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Wings of love

Wrap me in your wings
for I need to feel safe
knowing that you`re there
I`m secure in your love
feathers caressing gently
calming all my stress
helping me to relax
snug in your sweet warmth
missing your tenderness
wishing you were back here
so I could say from my heart
just how much I love you.........

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Photo from Pinterest

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 
Photo titled "Fading Memories" taken by Unkopierbar found on DeviantArt

Saturday, 13 September 2014


Hard steel and soft flesh are linked together
hand in crafted hand as if forever

Beautifully forged steel, clasped around your own
four fingers, one thumb, toughen skin and bone

This handshake of power for all too see
a symbol of pure unity that`s the key

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Forged steel hand made by Jon Bull at Hammer and Tongs.

Ballet of Light

Amid a Gothic scene, alive in this place
such illuminating energy, so full of grace

By tall stone arches, dancing light is seen
such sheer movement, so bright and clean

Column of ribbons that swirls and turns
bidding for the freedom that it yearns

Lighting up the stone all around
weaving and turning without a sound

A ballet in motion, spinning on points
beautiful display that never disappoints

With such energy, passion and great flair
this mesmerizing dancer, dancing there!

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Friday, 12 September 2014

Caught Napping....

Oh no.... you found me!
I thought I had the perfect spot
but sadly this was not to be
though I gave it my best shot

Its rather cosy here
please don't turf me out
all I wanted was to sleep
before I go and run about

Please let me nap awhile
as I`m cured up here to rest
you can have your bowl back soon
but right now this is the best!!

© Lissie Bull 2014 

Photo titled "I've Found a New Sleepy Spot..."
taken by OutcastedHearts   found on DeviantArt

My thoughts.......

the world is racing all around me
yet I'm standing here in sheer frustration
no one sees how things appear to me
all they see is their next destination

racing about without understanding
how others are suffering so close by
all I feel is utter desperation
as life seems a blur to my sad eye

the fear of loneliness in old age
is something that grips at my heart
sends me into a massive panic
don`t let me be alone when I depart

so as the world bustles around
with mobiles, internet and cable
time appears to be an illusion,
please give a thought to those less able

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Droplet of Ink

My pen drips slowly
drop by glorious drop
thick red liquid oozing
allowing passions release
enabling emotions
to flow across the page
words from the heart
tender and loving
opening up my soul
as stories are told
rich red droplets
words swirling around
with feeling exposed
yearning to tell all
come see this picture
forming through ink
these droplets of ink
flowing from my heart...!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Photo titled "Life"  taken by Fiend-V found on DeviantArt

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

For my heart

My inner
                          flow through
                                            my ink, pen
                                                                           my souls 
                                                                    deep  desire
                                              life`s pages
                                 with words
                    that form
                                                                            many pictures
                                                                      from my soul....
                                                                  drops of ink that
                                                             create heartfelt scenes
                                                      found deep with my inner core
                                                 so let the passion express itself freely
                                          oozing across the sheets of paper for all to read.!
                                the world may be peaceful all around, but the soul is turbulent!

                         © Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Splashes of a Rainbow

Splashes of colours
across my sheet of paper
creating mini images
completely unplanned caper

They look so bright here
splattered in a line now
like a kaleidoscope
colours of a rainbow

Each splash of ink here
forms into their own shape
all so very different
let your mind eye escape

As each drop of ink
spreads across the surface
the colours merge together
these patterns have no purpose

So enjoy the splashes
across my paper here
exploring all the beauty
as these pictures appear...!

© Lissie Bull 2014 

Photo titled "Harmony" taken by Fiend-V found on DeviantArt

My Spot

Here on this spot
is where I will rest
watching all of life
from this step is best

It`s comfy sat here
half way up the stairs
I`m all stretched out
better than on the chairs

Can safely snooze on
observing contently
always looking my best
while purring gently

Aware of all events
up stairs and below
for my step`s great fun
as I enjoy life`s show!!

© Lissie Bull 2014 

Photo titled "Princess Masi 2"  taken by Bluebetty 20  found on DeviantArt

Loved ones.....

why do the
ones we love
seem to hurt
us the most?
pain penetrates
so deeply
leaving us weak
like a ghost!

families should
love and support
through good times
and also the bad
not to bully
pick on and hurt
but encourage
give hugs when sad!

so is it now
that I feel pain
that`s taking over
deep within
eating me away
from inside to out
growing intense
like a heavy chain!

eyes searching
for some answers
where do we go
at this point in time?
need to feel loved
and trust once more
honesty is best
it`s not a crime

so I ask again
why is it, that
the ones you love
hurt you the must?
as forgiveness
is for the best
what we need now
is love and trust...!

© Lissie Bull 2014 

Monday, 8 September 2014

We have but one life

Why do we torture ourselves?
its something we seem to do
put barriers in our pathways
and then wonder why we're blue!

See obstacles, where there are none
find excuses why we can not go
no faith in what we can achieve
we don't give ourselves space to grow

Though our journey through life is rough
and our road will be hard and long
deep down we know there is strength
so we can walk with pride and be strong

Never let people get under your skin
for this will only breed doubt
we should follow our hearts desire
don't be bullied or pushed about

Remember we only have one life
we should live it to the best
so the moral of this poem....
be content, for we are all blessed!!

Copyright Lissie Bull 2014. All rights reserved.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Whispers from your heart

Listen to the whispers
of your heart
for they will set
your soul free
telling you softly
to follow it
never be afraid
to walk to road
open your eyes
and see the light
that shines brightly
from your inner soul
so never be afraid
of the whispers
from your heart....!

© Lissie Bull 2014 

Autumn to Winter

Autumns golden hues
red and orange and yellow
trees alight with bright colours
carpets of leaves covering the ground
being splashed around by
wellington booted children
clad in scarves, hat and mitts,
puffing clouds of steam
as they race around the park.

The trees are looking bare
now they`ve lost their summer coats
but here and there a holly tree
defiant in its green
squirrels red and grey alike
stocking up their larders
to see the winter through.

Darker now the evenings
and colder all around
people hurrying to get home
to warm their weary bones

The grass is crunchier underfoot
Jack frost has danced around
he leaves the park all muffled
impressions of black and white.
winter has crept in
through the gap in Autumns door
and caught us all unaware
until it shouts BOO !!!!!!

Autumn sneaks up on us and lets winter in......

© Lissie Bull 2012 All rights reserved

Photo taken at Westonbirt Arboretum 

Saturday, 6 September 2014


Held deeply within my heart
hidden from the light of day
special moments not to be shared
dearly protected treasures
taken to the grave
remembered but never to be spoken
secrets of the soul
locked away from prying eyes

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved


Rolling clouds across the building
movement seen all around
sunshine brightening up the world
blocking out the street`s sound

it feels like an ocean liner
sailing through the city
on to destinations far
where will its harbour be?

illuminating blue skies
reflecting through my window
clouds like waves crashing by
this surf that`s seen from my pillow

as we sail in to the distance
watching all as we pass
feeling the movement of sea and sky
mirrored in our ship of glass

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Photo titled " Reflection on Ancestral Foundations" by Daniel Brooks Laurent

Friday, 5 September 2014

Fisher at Sunrise

Silhouetted by the sunrise
as this fisher watches all
perched on a protruding branch
listening to the mornings call

skies ablaze with bright colours
mirrored in the river`s flow
surface ripples from the movement
of marine life that live below

kingfishers are true masters
diving deep into the waters
never missing a sneaky fish
they are excellent spotters

as this powerful bird sits
contemplating all he sees
midst the colours of the dawning
waters ruffled by the breeze

© Lissie Bull 2014 

Photos title "River`s Dawn" taken by BogDanBoev found on DeviantArt


I see....
a bright set of eyes
watching me
through the dark
what's out there
so inquisitive
of the world
slowly blinking
at the light...

I hear...
distant eerie noises
claws scratching
on the ground
so hesitant
is there danger
to be found?
hungry to discover
yet nervous
of the world....

I sense...
a deep curiosity
what is lurking
in the dark
its every move
testing the air
is it safe
to move outside
into the world......

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Photo found on activescrawler.blogspot.co.uk

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Unjust Hurt

As a tear rolls down my cheek
total dissolution felt
for my heart`s been ripped in two
after all that I've been dealt

My world`s spinning all around
and confusion has set in
sadly lost my confidence
been let down by friend and kin

For this situation hurts
everything is so unjust
not sure where to turn to now
hope there`s someone I can trust

So as I sit here in tears
unsure for how to proceed
will my heart every be healed
or forever left to bleed...!

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Knowing you're still with me....

To hold your hand in mine
walking through life together
then suddenly you were gone
taken away from me for ever

I looked every where for you
but you were no where to be found
sadness engulfed my heart and soul
missing your presence abound

A single small memento
is placed on the window sill
reminds me of what we had
oh I wish you were here still

Our photograph on the wall
a moment in time caught there
for my love, I miss you so
where ever you are, take care!

So I look to the future now
not to have you by my side
instead, you're deep within me
walking with me, every stride!

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Kitchen's Closed!

Kitchen is closed today
don't want to cook no more
going to have some fun
not do another chore!

Outside in the sunshine
with many things to see
I'm going to explore
for I want to be free

Maybe I'll go flying
or travel to the west
see what's under water
don't want to sit and rest!

I'm sure you'll understand
me needing time away
tomorrow I'll be back
kitchen is closed today!!

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Be Strong....

To get on in life
you need determination
so that you have the right mind set
passion, strength and consideration

To make it in life
your heart must be strong
to cope with everything thrown at you
no matter what happens,  right or wrong

To be the best in life
you must be able to forgive
look others in the eye and show kindness
be caring, compassionate and learn to live!!

To be happy in life
have an open loving heart
be truthful, loving, and kind to others
and treat everyone well, then you've played your part!

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Beauty of nature

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
a personal emotion everyone feels
of nature, wonder is so abundant
textures, scent and amazement always appeals

Mother Earth so cunning and versatile
each delicate detail so pleasing to the eye
from tall oak trees to a hidden rose bud
all living things look to the sun high in the sky

Each velvety petal slowly unfurling
tender little bud that explode into flower
revealing this rose in all its full glory
gentle to see, yet its thorns shows its power...

© Lissie Bull 2014 

Photo taken by Phreme entitled "What`s up?" found on DeviantArt

Monday, 1 September 2014

Liars abound....

Liars are cruel
forgiveness hard
even harder
for deception
can be painful
as lies breed lies
so thick as thieves
what is needed
is a clean slate!
and a new start
give it a try..!

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved