Saturday, 28 February 2015

My Bunch of Tulips.

Some tulips for my heart
Sweet scented just for me
Rich colours of the petals
Help me to feel happy

Tight buds wrapped in paper
Their green leaves peeping through
Catches my eye, warms my heart
A gift just for me, from you!

My favourite flowers that I love to receive !!

© Lis Bull 2013

Musical Joy

notes dancing
across the room
rhythmic beats
filling the air
the heart skips
as the feet tap
starlight in the eyes
sparkling bright

crotchets on pages
forming new tunes
dancing through time
creating music
to lift the soul
holding all together
smiles around
it`s party time!

© Lissie Bull 2014 

Friday, 27 February 2015


Feel trapped at this time
no where to escape 
surrounded by chains
this warlike landscape

A whole world out there
yearning to be seen
mountains, seas and meadows
all waiting so serene

Sceneries viewed through chains
this feels really bizarre
links obscuring the sunset
that's glimpsed from afar

Freedom is so desired
to run free through the world
sun warming everything seen
panoramic view unfurled

© Lissie Bull 2015

Image titled "Trapped" taken by xxmyliuxx

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Defender the Cat

Intruder alert
there's something not right
for sat in the midst
very strange and bright

suspended in liquid
reflection visible
this alien world
good or terrible?

our warrior stands
so proud and so tall
all ready to pounce
and defend us all

what lies within
this watery sphere
will our defender
strike without fear?

stood on his hind legs
paws stretched out to splat
should he now attack
this defender cat

© Lissie Bull 2015

I came across this photo my apologies but I am unable to find out who to credit it to.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Here's to Bristol!

Todays the day, no time to feel low
vans loaded up, off the Bristol you go!
as you drive down the motorway
on this sunny spring Saturday

A new chapter has now begun
independence is what you've won
through all your determination
Kingswood is your destination

Bringing with you all your memories
 your future holds many mysteries
moving home can be so stressful
with team work we'll make it successful

exciting times on your life's journey
Holy Hedge in Barrow Gurney
being nearer to your cherished friends
here's to the good times, hope it never ends!!

© Lissie Bull 2015

I wrote this for a lovely young lady on the occasion of her moving down to live in Bristol.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Silence amongst  family 

It is strange......
I feel so lonely
though many are around

In my home
my family's here
yet never with me

To sit here alone
it saddens me
as they laugh and play

I hear them
in their own worlds
pursuing all their dreams

Feeling happy
they have their desires
even though I don't have mine

It's still strange
our differences
are what makes us unique!!

(c)  Lissie Bull 2017

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Please, not again....!

Head spinning from panic
heart racing with sheer fear
at the look upon your face
as if death was really near

To watch you suffering
from pain within your chest
gripping your entire body
this suffering, I detest!

To see how scared you are
really tugs at my heart strings
wanting to take this all away
so you can get on with things

Memories come flooding back
of another loss I felt
so determined to keep you safe
suffering from what you've been dealt

Holding your hand in comfort
soothing your fearful brow
gently calm your beating heart
from troubles I just won't allow!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Life Blood

Letting the ink in my pen become my life blood
scrawling across these pages
slowly to reveal a true picture
making it immortal throughout history.....

© Lissie Bull 2015
image found on

Friday, 20 February 2015

Words and thorns

There is power to be found in many words
love and affection felt with tenderness
experienced through the ink from the pen
raw emotions in natures harsh wilderness

this blood filed pen, pierces like the sharp thorn
that staunchly protects the fragrant red rose
warning off unsuitable pursuers
a moment in time, blood and thorn now shows

dripping with the sheer desire to survive
each word oozes with a need to be read
spoken with passion and authority
not to linger in an old book `til dead

likewise the rose`s need to stay untouched
to grow tall with elegance and beauty
therefore these fearfully sharp thorns comply
protecting these flowers are their duty

the enriched wonder of the word and thorn
sealed with think ink, are entwined together
for the realization of their existence
their power will remain with us for ever

Ink, blood, words and protective thorns,  they are all linked in a powerful image for me

© Lis Bull 2013. 

Let the warming ink from my pen
flow through each and every hardship
painting pictures from deep within my soul
reaching out with my heart for true friendship.....!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Spring awakens

With bright sun shining 
spring is in the air
the world has come alive
love is everywhere

baby lambs in fields
bleating as they frolic 
signs of new beginnings
all so symbolic 

tulips and daffodils 
peeping through mossy green
landscape comes to life
brightening up the scene

many more blue skies
warmer days prevail
mother earth`s waking up
new treasures to unveil

spring`s an awesome sight
nature has awoken
for life`s at its best
a cycle unbroken

Spring time...the earth waking up form winter slumber..

© Lis Bull 2014

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Unjust Hell!

Defiant, alone and scared
these forces are too strong
but through all this turbulence
I will try to fight this wrong

Inside dark, foul inhabitance
with its bitter tasting stench
imprisoned me here for so long
locked up like a discarded wench

I am not what you declare
these false lies that you have spread
keep the truth from being known
and let's them mess within my head

How long I can remain intact
there's no one who can really tell
behind locked doors with no key
I'm here within my private hell!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Precious Secrets.

treasures held in secret
defended to the bitter end
protected from our enemies
who can we trust if not a friend?

discoloured through the years
though ancient words all faded
tainted by it's mysteries
secured by dagger bladed

deception, spells and treachery
never to see the light of day
for these precious secrets
are now safely locked away

© Lissie Bull 2015

Image taken by ReliquiaArcana
and found on DeviantArt

Monday, 16 February 2015

Garden Mischief!

Love to watch you playing
scampering all around
bounding across the garden
paws hardly touching the ground

With your black eyes sparkling
and big ears flapping in the air
pink tongue lolling as you run
happily playing without a care!

What cheeky mischief do you plan
as you skid around the corner
chasing after your chewed ball
the playful king of disorder!

Panting as you come to a halt
with a madly waggng tail
then off for another lap
all this fun I can't curtail.

Later on that afternoon
there's silence in the garden
a snoozing pup is all that's found
his mischief, I will pardon!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Image found on Pinterest

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Friendship  Bear

I am a little teddy bear
lost on a road without an end
please take me home to be with you
for I would love to be your friend

© Lissie Bull 2015

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Be my Valentine.....

Meeting your eyes across the room
just feeling that this is 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 !

                                                                                             © Lis Bull 2014

Wednesday, 11 February 2015


Friendship is so important
A sister, a pal or a mate
The fun and games you have
It`s the laughter that`s so great

we`re always going on adventures
and trying out different places
followed by some cake and coffee
where others don't know our faces

checking out the charity shops
and Garden Centres is quite a scream
Routing through all the bargains
We`re reigning quite supreme

Remembering our outings
We laugh until our sides ache
Never know what we`ll do next
Better be good, for goodness sake!

That`s what friends are all about
Someone you can really trust
Through all the good or bad times
Our friendship is a must!!

Friendships are so important to me and I have a circle of very good ones, both male and female.   They know who they are.  
Thank you  to all my friends.

© Lissie Bull 2015
Sad Farewells....

Why do you do this?
cause so much pain and hurt
treat me the way you do
then rub my face in the dirt

through thick and thin I was there
supporting your endevers
helped build up your dreams
encouraged your "forevers"

then over time you changed
with our world, you didn't bother
mooring slipped, you were gone
I had lost you to another

to this day it saddens me
but I still feel you in my heart
your journey's down another path
sadly, time for us to part!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Monday, 9 February 2015

Stay on Track!

A life, a business
built up over years
a talent, a trade
blood, sweat and tears

with much hard work
heart felt desire
from cold dead steel
to art through fire

heart gets distracted
slowly over time
as goals slip away
it's almost a crime

wishing this to stop
and save what is here
hoping eternal
all remains next year

take your blinkers off
and open your eyes
you must stay on track
and therefore win the prize!!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Valentine's Day verses 


A rose is a symbol of eternity
to be held in a tender heart 
for without true love
there is no rhyme or reason 

© Lissie Bull 2015


Love is a silent word
a tender moment
an inner feeling
to be held on to tightly

                                                            © Lissie Bull 2015


Love holds us together
no distance will tear us apart
so held me in your strong arms
and feeling my beating heart


     © Lissie Bull 2018

sweet scent of daffodils 
wafting in the breeze
their large yellow petals
reminds me of my love for you

Strong love ties us together
uniting our lives for ever
never to break this seal
let kiss to mark this deal 💕

Sunday, 8 February 2015

A splash of ice
jagged and spikey
frail and brittle
a moment in time
each one so different
a sheer work of art
through the bitter cold
beauty is beheld!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Image titled "Frost Abstract Blue" 
by Roisshi and found on DeviantArt.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Rusty Hulk

There looming high above the sand
a once elegant structure beached
no longer able to sail the seas
 her hull weakened and breached

what were once such elegant lines
crumbling rust has eaten away
leaving a skeleton frame work
and memories of her heyday

her bough buried deep in the sand
still standing proud for all to see
barnacles decorate her lines
where once fine colours gleamed brightly!

with each tide this vessel erodes
until nothing but a shell is revealed
a sandy grave for such a beauty
for her sad plight has now been sealed

© Lissie Bull 2015

Image titled "The Meheno Shipwreck"
taken by petronellavanree and found on DevientArt

You hold my love
deep in your heart
never let it fly away

© Lissie Bull 2015

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

from this bleeding heart
red ink flows freely
creating my life's story
for all to read
let them experience my pain
then release me 
set my heart free!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Image entitled " Flying Heart" 
and found on

Tuesday, 3 February 2015


                               of ice
                               all frail
                                and brittle
                                single moment
                                in a frozen time
                               each one so different to the eye
                                   a work of sheer beauty
                             through the freezing, bitter cold
                               a piece of art in its own right
                                intricate patterns to be spied
through the bleakness of winter snow, ice and a blast of wind
        drifting down through the air, floating softly in flurries
                                  thus creating each snow flake glistening
                                    sparkling in the winter sun
                                a splash of art
                                 frosted blue
                                abstract vision
                                 delicate beauty!

Image titled " Frosted Abstract Blue," by Rosshi
and found on DeviantArt.

Monday, 2 February 2015

To feel your hand in mine
while looking into your eyes
as we walk the path of life
I know I have found my prize

                                                               © Lissie Bull 2015

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Shrouded Path

Along this misty secluded path
meandering through the leaf strewed wood
as tree come in to view
looming out of this blue grey light
tall trunks guarding the land
over all who pass on by

each tree, gnawled through time
with branches spread out wide
heavy with their burden
green mantle of luscious leaves
to shelter all from the elements
that the weather may unleash!

from this peaceful spot
as a breeze begins to blow
an occasional bough hangs low
it's branches like fingers
clawing at invisible foes
glimpst through these errie mists

as this breeze continues
rustling up swirls of dead leaves
creating unique patterns
under this thick canopy
above this wooden path
before settling down once more

© Lissie Bull 2015

Inspired by this photo titled Ver and taken by Nelleke
found on DeviantArt.