Sunday, 30 November 2014

Christmas Fayre

Bright lights and sparkling candles
sweet smell of scents in the air
as the festive season's started
it's time to wander around the fayre

all the stalls laid out to view
the atmosphere's electric
so much to see and take in
hustle and bustle, so hectic

people stop to take a look
all searching for a bargain
so much choice to be seen
may have to go around again

festive music can be heard
followed by a "Ho Ho Ho!!
Father Christmas has just popped in
kids are happy before they go

It's cold outside in the snow
but warm and inviting in here
so let's enjoy this memorable time
and give a Christmas cheer !!

© Lissie Bull 2014

Sugar Pink Delight

Soft pink candy
sugar sweet scent
pale in the sun
and heaven sent

velvety touch
 sweet to the eyes
swaying gently
as the air sighs

creamy tinged petals
among the green
shiny dark leaves
a picture seen

rose of my heart
giving pleasure
heavenly beauty
and nature`s treasure.

© Lis Bull 2014

Photo from   Sri Gawn Tu Fahr

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Christmas is coming...!

For a unique Christmas present idea, 
why not check out

there`s a wide range of poems available
and commissions undertaken too.

Thanks for taking time to look




A moment in time
is all it takes
to let your pen flow
and a lifetime
of remembrance
to hold the words dear....


Through this misty morn, 
the ink of my pen still flows
painting pictures from my mind
     that bring colour to my world......

                                                                        © Lissie Bull 2014

Friday, 28 November 2014

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

the top
of our tree
shining brightly
a gift for our world
lighting up this merry Christmas season of cheer
sparkling brightly with the many decorations
coloured tinsel, baubles, twinkling lights
bringing great  joy to  the festivities
this little star shines out with joy
proclaiming good will to men
with powdery       snow  falling
the fire side              so warming
this   little                        sweet star
shining                                  brightly
upon                                          the top
 our                                                  tree

                                                   © Lissie Bull 2014



 Patch work buildings
 A wibble wobble world
blocks of different colours
that make up our lives
slanted windows
with many angles
straight links that don`t link
pale blue sky over head
yet a mish mosh  on the ground
unique perceptions seen
when`s the door way
into a safe haven?
what will I see when I look out?
in this kaleidoscope 
of my patch work world!!

© Lis Bull 2014


Where do angels go to sleep
once they've left my side?
do they fall off the clouds
as they watch me from above
these questions intrigue me
for life`s full of mysteries
helping the world go round
as angels fills our life with love

© Lissie Bull 2014
image found on

That fateful day...

sadness that flows deep inside me
the yearning for our memories too
for the loss of a distant future
that will no longer be spent with you

this disease that has taken hold
that`s eating away at your core
depriving us of our happiness
as you slip slowly away from me more

you`re weaker and weaker each day
as it strips you of all your strength
I see.. but a shell of the man I loved
this fight stretched to its full length

so please remember that I cared
and stayed by your side all the way
we had to make the most of our time
as if for was our last day!

for memories are all I have now
my heart will never again be whole
the day you passed engraved
so deeply within my sad soul

© Lis Bull 2014

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Life after loss...

Grief can destroy you
or focus you
you can decide life was all or nothing
if it ended in death
maybe every moment had a meaning
that you dared to recognize
so much meaning
that it even scared you

therefore, you just lived
from year to year
taking for granted
the love
and laughter
of each day
you didn't allow
yourself to consider
the sheer sacredness
of existence!

but when it's over
the total loneliness
hits you hard
as you begin to see
it was more that a movie
or washing up dishes together
more that sharing dinner or
worrying about the bills

the answer to the mystery
of our existence
is the love we shared
some times imperfectly
and when we awake after the loss
we see the deeper beauty
the sanctity of it
we feel grateful for life itself!!

© Lissie Bull 2014

All alone
Proudly in the garden
Coal for eyes
Carrot for a nose
Pipe in his mouth
Smiling happily
All watchful
In a white landscape
Red scarf around his neck
Black buttons down his front
Twigs sticking out for the arms
Looking so smart standing here
Amongst all this wintry scenery 
Watching out for Father Christmas
As he brings all his bright presents
To the festive season celebrations
For our winter wonderland guard
Standing there in our garden
Merry Christmas everyone!

                                                                                        © Lis Bull 2014

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Wintry Forests

A soft patter of snow as it falls
gently floating down from on high
silently covering all of nature
a pleasing sight to the naked eye

All through the ancient forest the snow
settling everywhere on the ground
but under the great boughs all is bare
no creature is heard, there`s no sound

High up in the fir tree canopy
through the light snow flakes descending there
each little pine needle is covered
wrapped up snugly from the cold air.

As the landscape sleeps under the snow
all protected from the wind and cold
winter amongst these wonderful trees
is such an awesome sight to behold

Winter time, though bleak and cold, is still a wonderful season, creating awesome scenery for all to enjoy.

© Lissie Bull 2014

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

I don`t bite..really!

I`m not a bad ogre
just a harassed person
I won`t roar or bite
if you`d come talk to me

I`m only human you know
just like you are ....see
there`s a soft side to me
you just need to come and ask

no need to be afraid
I`m not a dinosaur
only a cuddly mother
that wants to love you too

life hasn't been easy
is I`m sure for you as well
but we have a common link
that's reason enough to try

I`m sure that he knows
we want to all get on
but its hard to share a son
with his new girlfriend

life is sour enough
so we must do our best
learn to live together
if we are to get along

so come and talk to me
never hide away
want you to feel comfortable
come on, we can really do this

© Lissie Bull. 2014
Feelings from afar

lost souls sighing in the tide
waves splashing over the beach
a sadness is felt in the air
paradise is just out of reach

each grain of golden sand
has it`s own story to tell
images from far off places
that capture many a spell

distant calls heard on the breeze
carried voices from the past
wafting through the light blue skies
memories that will always last

sounds that merge in the mind
murmurs heard within the soul
filling the air with mysteries
unlocking senses as a whole

© Lissie Bull 2014

Monday, 24 November 2014


These sweet red bugs
with rounded bellies
in spotted red coats
scurrying over leaves
on warm sunny days
so it must be summer 

                                                                          © Lissie Bull 2014

Sunday, 23 November 2014

A special gift

A most wonderful gift
for that special someone
is both meaningful and
appreciated in return
a tender moment
that`s held so dear
or a precious memory
never wanting to forget
protected from all harm
treasured within the soul
securely locked tight
inside each others hearts

                                                                                                                © Lissie Bull 2014

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Christmas Gift Ideas

It`s wonderful to have a framed photo on your all,
but I was thinking of taking that a step further.
How about not just the photo but a poem printed over the top of it,
connecting the picture with an event.
Maybe a photo of a pet, or a loved one could be used.
A unique image through words and pictures.

With this in mind, I have a selection on my Facebook page
that you are welcome visit.
Please "like" and leave a comment,  thank you

Many thanks

Friday, 21 November 2014

Lost Love.....stolen away...

Our love may have been stormy
but you're always on my mind
memories of our first holiday
are always there for me to find

We clicked together from the start
knew what the other was thinking
wanted to remain safe in your arms
happy in our love so unblinking

What happened to change all this
is a question I ask myself
the sadness forever haunts me
why did I end up back on the shelf?

And now I find I've lost you
this disease has struck you down
something you did not deserve
you fallen low and lost your crown

I hope and pray you'll get through this
that you`ll heal and be much stronger
pick up your live and love again
we can remain friends for much longer

Never forget that you're not alone
I think of you and say a prayer
the love may have disappeared
but friendship will always be there

© Lissie Bull 2014

Sad days.......

Even on sad days....
the ink still flows through my pen
but it`s sad pictures that are painted
with the words of a broken heart......

© Lissie Bull. 2014

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The Busy Bee Cafe

This is a great place
Heavenly refuge
Essence of relaxation

Bright and lively
Unique local crafts
Simple, tasty food
Year round activities

Be part of the fun
Explore the talents
Experience treats

Come and visit
Always welcoming
Friendly atmosphere
Everyone invited!

© Lissie Bull. 2014
A Woman in Love

This woman
who would do
to be with her man
and manipulative
to win her case
to remain
in his strong arms
no matter
what everyone felt
thick skinned
blinkered to all
with what was truth
love is blind
but the others are not
very stubborn
to the bitter end!

©Lissie Bull 2014

The Art of Sensing

can you hear a broken heart
as it`s screaming to be heard
bleeding deeply with emotion
hurt and scarred from every word

can you feel a troubled mind
as it`s pleading to be whole
needing love that`s so binding
for purity of a lost soul

can you look into weeping eyes
as they`re staring straight at you
crying from the very core
releasing pain that`s felt so true

feeling, hearing and loving
helps lower our defenses
with each emotion we learn
to love others through our senses,,,!

© Lissie Bull. 2014

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Christmas Gifts

Here are a few more framed poems all ready for the festive season
If you`re interested in having one for yourself
please feel free to message me

My time has come.......

When I'm gone
Please don't weep
I had my life
It's time to sleep

I loved you all
As you loved me
The angel's came
So let me be OK

Life was hard
I won't deny
Hate to leave
And say good bye

This old body's
Finished for sure
Riddled with pain
Can't take no more

Sad as it is
This is my day
To join heaven
Its the best way

I had my time
And it was great
I leave you now
This is my fate

So smile for me
And let me go
See you again
I love you so!!

©Lissie Bull 2014

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Christmas Gifts

Christmas time is almost upon us, 
why not give a unique gift of a personalized poem
all mounted and framed.
If this interests you, then why not contact me
give me a little info and we can go from there...

Here is another personal poem I wrote for a friend,  he loves his flying and sports and works very hard too.  Thankfully, he loved it  :)

The Flying Businessman

Pete the flying businessman
Soaring through the skies
Paraffin Pete in his Cessna
Every journey`s a surprise.

Living in Cirencester
Giving life a loving call
Working hard in Switchgears
Instrumentations and all.

Pete has his claim to fame though
He schooled with our PM
Learning with D Cameron
Wow!, are they buddies, then?

As Pete works hard and fast
His leisure time he needs
Polo with its` chukkas
And pool, where he succeeds

Paraffin Pete, the flier
Who always has a smile
Say "Hi " if you meet him
Our businessman with style.

© Lissie Bull. 2014

Christmas Present Ideas....!

With Christmas just around the corner, here is a different idea.
   Why not give a framed personalized poem. 
Different coloured frames or backgrounds.
 If you're interested, please let me know.

Paradise`s Gateway

Through the setting sun light

there stands a tall archway
lighting up the crawling shadows
that grow at the end of each day

Standing proud before me now
this imposing great structure
beckons me to enter through
as instructed by my culture

Cold dark stone from ages past
remnants that have stood so long
crumbled and weathered by time
yet remain for you and I, so strong 

For this, paradise`s gateway
an entrance to another place
one where pain will be no more
only tranquility and grace

This heavenly lintel bright
calling me to pass on through
hesitant, as I ponder a moment
but all I want is to be with you!

© Lissie Bull 2014

Glastonbury Abbey
photo found on

Monday, 17 November 2014

Feel you on the wind....

To feel the gentle wind
blow across my face
the sun upon my skin
knowing that I'm alive
blood pulsing through me
there's harmony within

No matter where I roam
each tiny foot print
or high pitched sound
tells me I still exist
what more could I ever want
but to enjoy the world abound

To scream out your name
let the world know our love
hurting that I'm not in your arms
searching everywhere for you
until I can find you once more
dazzled by your tender loving charms

Each blade of grass is precious
all the creatures wondrous too
thankful for the sun's life giving rays
we're here, and able to survive
God's bounty is truly awesome
remember these for all our days

I love you...there I've said it
now deny my all I that I desire
roaming through life without you
would be, to me, a death sentence
this world, meaningless to me
so let me find you in all I do...!

©Lissie Bull 2014

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Treasures of the Heart. 

holding on to memories
stored deep within my heart
tenderly held in love
since we were torn apart

joys that we shared together
treasured for eternity
even though my soul weeps
still see you face before me

its imprinted on my soul
for ever and a day
no matter where I may go
our love will always stay

for the memories you gave
will remain locked away
as treasures of the heart
I'll remember every day.

© Lissie Bull. 2014

Pink Dawn

pink candy skies
first thing in the morn
warmth hanging in the air
colours bringing in the dawn

a light and cheery start
to brighten up the day
puts a spring in your step
to help you on your way

soft fluffy candyfloss
seems good enough to eat
light and tasty looking
starts the day with a treat

© Lissie Bull. 2014

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Crafter`s Cavern

reative community
eaching for our goals
rt is brought to life
orum to share talents
empting crafters to smile
nergizing ambitions
ealizing our desires
S earching for dreams

reations are shared
rtistic excellence 
oluptuous items
xpression encouraged
aising our targets
ourishing all crafters

© Lissie Bull 2015

Crafter`s Cavern community helping promote small businesses in the Craft sector.


Windows to the soul
Eyes so powerful
 Emotions bleeding
Seductive and soulful

Watching, pleading
Expressions revealed
Eyes so truthful
A protected shield

Yet hidden through makeup
To hide the emotions
Tears that fall freely
Rolling down like oceans

Passions that pass by
Shown for some to see
Eyes are the windows
Of our souls that flow free!!

© Lissie Bull 2014

Image titles "Favole" by glasblau found on Deviantart

Friday, 14 November 2014

Deception leads to Tears

Last night you hugged me
Told me that you cared
Understood how I felt
Just before you walked upstairs

I thought I could trust you
Rely on your support
But in the light of the day
I see that it meant naught !

As soon as you're together
Her influence takes over
You are a different person
And I have to run for cover

I can't tell her anything
she says it causes her to stress
I see,  neither if you get it now
And for me there's no redress.

I'll take this, all on my own
Don't want you both to worry
Sad that I'm alone in this
All I can say is...sorry!!!!

© Lissie Bull. 2014

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Mirrored Reflections

Watching your face, I see
staring straight back at me
eyes so focused out there
so bright eyed as you stare
reflections in the glass
a vision I hope will last
darkness all around
for there is no sound
only sadness I spy
in your beautiful eye
watching every movement
reflected there in front
oh I wonder what you see
as you stare straight at me!

© Lissie Bull. 2014

Image titled "Kaleidoscope" taken by etheraiel and found on DeviantArt

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

My Mother

I visited your grave today

to wish you all the best 
on your wedding anniversary
great years, oh you were blessed!

missing all your wisdom here

for I treasured all your love
but sadly God called you to him
and now you sit with him above

although you have left this world

I hold your memory in my heart
carrying on all that you taught me
I hope I can continue to play my part 

So on this November morning

I come to show you my respect
celebrating your special day
my mother, who to me, was perfect!!

Happy Wedding Anniversary Mum  xx

© Lissie Bull 2014

Sad days....

This is such a hard day
to over come the sorrow
for you were taken from us
never to again the morrow

You were the light in my heart
the smile upon my face
holding me in your arms
I felt safe in our place

The angels took you away
never to return to me
never to see our future made
or our twilight years to see

I miss your hearty laughter
your sense of humour too
the way your eyes lit up
Steve, I really do miss you...!

© Lissie Bull 2010

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

A Poppy for a Soldier

From the first world war to the latest one
Millions of men, women and children have died
But millions more have been left to suffer
These are the ones, help has been denied

Fields full of bright red poppies standing tall
Where once men at arms stood and fought the war
Many have no rest place for kin to grieve
Others have been left to suffer for sure

So each Remembrance Day is important
We should all wear our Poppies with great pride
For many people lost their lives for us
We should be grateful that we were all allied

Now it`s our turn to give something back
To help an injured soldier in much need
Encourage, guide, support and care for each one
Be there in their hour of pain, guaranteed

So all red poppies is significant
Each one represents a soldier that fell
So this year wear your poppy with respect
As we honour our service personnel.

Remembrance Day is almost here again, and poppies are on sale, makes me think of all the fallen and injured men and women who have given for their country.  We must respect and care for them all.

© Lissie Bull 2013

Hi there everyone!

Just wanted to say a great big "THANK YOU" for all your support!
Today my blog passed another milestone!


This is awesome that so many of you have taken the time to visit my blog and read my poems,
I love all you comments too.

Please feel free to continue to visit, read and enjoy my poems,
and don`t forget to leave a comment too!

Many thanks once again!!


My Question?

never seems 
to be answered
the one I really 
need to know..
the one that 
has no answer
this I`m sure...
won`t stop me though!
for I will continue
to seek the answer
I`ll never stop
having a go...
my question
is important
at least to me
did you know?
who should I ask
would you have a clue?
I need an answer
I`ll so full of woe
will my question
ever find
this.... I don`t know!!

© Lissie Bull 2014

Image from My-Smiling-Pony titles "Question marks cutie marks"  
and found on DeviantArt

Monday, 10 November 2014

To fall in Love is awfully simple, 
but to fall out of Love is simply awful....!

(came across these words, they have a simple truth....)
Sorrows Drowned            

I`m in a black space
at this moment
darkness seeping in
tightness of the chest
unable to breath
drowning with this pain

grips my heart so tight
sinking further down
coldness creeping in
watering my tears
as my sorrow grows

dropping even further
engulfed in darkness
no will to continue
slipping down and down
water settling over
no more distant light
let pain take me
so peace will remain..!

© Lissie Bull 2017
Image found on

Paper Memories

Words that form great books
each sentence so neatly penned
starting last its beginning
not knowing where it will end

Entering a different world
new adventures to explore
for time and space`s no problem
experiencing more and more

Stories found from deep within
exploding onto crisp papers
building memories for me
of bygone years and capers

The past brought alive again
characters that seem so real
thus plunging me back in time
adventures that so appeal

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

© Lissie Bull 2014

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Nightly Storms

Rain splatters my window pane
pushed on by this driving gale
a fierce black sky up above
lashing the house with its tail

howls heard from an angry wind
shaking all that`s in its path
bashing hard against this home
tonight we`re feeling God`s wrath

the land is lit by a flash
lightning streaks across the sky
thunder clashes from afar
heaven's vengeance from on high

trees are bent almost double
as this mighty storm rages on
leaving a trail of destruction
hoping by dawn the rain`s gone

my window pain now shudders
from the sheer force of the storm
I'll remain snuggled here inside
by the roaring fire so warm

© Lissie Bull 2014

Image from an EBook called The Rose of a Hundred Leaves and found on
Coffee Moment

this moment so precious
aromatic to the senses
light so seductive
teasing the taste buds
rich and creamy
gently lit just for me
nature at its best
luring us into her grasp
temptation to perfect
enjoyment secured
a time to unwind
this moment with you!

© Lissie Bull 2014

Image titled "Coffee" by tonyeschholz  found on Deviantart