Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Together here...

By the light of a thousand stars
life force flows through the night
over rocks and under the sky
shimmering in the moon light

although the angels took you away
leaving sadness within this space
 but in the stars I see your spirit
feeling you close throughout our place

each crack and crevice lit
as the water cascades down
into the depths of a peaceful pool
cradling the symmetry with a crown

transported through memories
for silence of tranquility
rippling across the surface
filling me with humility

this is our special secret
somewhere we can be together
treasuring all that we have
our love secured for ever!

© Lissie Bull 2015
image found on netanimations.net

Monday, 29 June 2015


My new logo, what do you think of it ?
I started writing after my husband died
so the wings represent his angel with me
Passion lets my pen flow for I write from my heart.

I am really pleased with it!

Treasured Memories

Let my pen flow free
recording the memories 
found deep within my soul
treasures from the heart
held securely for the future !

© Lissie Bull 2015

Injured Crow

It's sad to know
that you're below
a dying crow.

It's sad to see
how this can be
just let it free

Its young of age
in quite a rage
placed in the cage

poor little thing
it can not sing
or spread its wing

a sorry sight
in this bright light
need to do right!

such sad affair
but you showed care
glad you were there!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Sunday, 28 June 2015


Numbers, numbers everywhere
fractions, equations, just not fair
we see the numbers all around
for those totals must be found

all these numbers to be used
but note, you can become confused
and when, all is said and done
the number business can be fun

working out the finances
not wanting to takes chances
with all figures written down
we can really go to town!

the moral here is plain to see
through life, numbers are the key
in all aspects of our day
numbers help us in every way.

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

© Lis Bull 2013

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Memories in Ink

like blood pulsing through my veins
the ink in my pen flows freely
racing across the pages of my life
recording inner passions
creating loving memories

© Lissie Bull 2015

Image found on pinterest.com

Friday, 26 June 2015

Guardians of Nature

Sweet angels of the earth
fluttering through flowers
while sprinkling fairy dust
brings happiness to all
wings sparkling in sunlight
as fairies skip and dance
opening up scented buds
in the colourful dawn
then lighting up fire flies
as twilight settles in
looking after all we have
these guardians of nature
the heart and soul of life
sweet and gentle fairies

© Lissie Bull 2015

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Slavery of parenthood

the woes of being a parent
mum can you pick me up now
are my favourite jeans clean
whats there to eat in this house
can you loan me a tenner
my boyfriend has left me
so my shoulder gets wet !
motherhood feels like slavery

why can`t it be my turn?
would you like a cup of tea?
sit down mum, I`ll wash up
I will catch the bus home
are you really alright mum?
fancy coming out for a coffee
I`ll pay for myself today
we will cook supper tonight
I've watered the garden
this would be paradise for me !

© Lissie Bull 2015

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Summer Solstice 

gathered around a burning fire
chilling in the afternoon sun
sat on a makeshift seat or bench
watching the children having fun

sharing our fresh prepared food
and a few beers or lemon tea
while reminiscing past memories
in surroundings full of tranquility

celebrating summer solstice
peace and harmony all around
friends and family have gathered
thankful that here, happiness is found

© Lissie Bull 2015

Image found on huffingtonpost.com

Monday, 22 June 2015

A Big Thank You

Just wanted to say  thank you for all the support 
I have had with my poetry blog.
I can`t believe I have reached over 27,000 views.
There are over 1,000 poems that I have written over the past 3 years.
I am passionate about poetry and hate to see a poem in a closed book 
placed on a shelf never to be read again.
I believe poems should be seen, brought to life and enjoyed everyday.
This is what I try to do each day
Painting picture through the use of words.

Thank you once again


A Birthday name poem


Never a dull moment
A friend for life
Talented barista
Always reliable
Laughing and smiling
Inquisitive and fun
Ever the optimistic..!

© Lis Bull 2015

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Sleepy head pussy cat

Soft sweet bundle of fur
curled up in a tight ball
half hidden in green grass
only just visible

a hint of your breathing
and a twitch of an eye
as you snooze in the garden
wonder what you can spy?

you make hardly any sound
so deeply asleep there
an occasional stretch
then you sleep on without a care

snoozing all afternoon
to watch you sleep is fun
sleepy head pussy cat
slumbering in the sun

© Lis Bull 2015

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Breaking Point...

feeling the pressure
tightening all around me
squeezing me
squashing me
I`m near to breaking point

do this or do that
fetching and carrying
demanding me
commanding me
I`m about ready to snap

there`s just one of me
but many more of you
expecting me
rejecting me
I`m stretched to the limits

caught tight in this vice
no escaping torment
pleading me
bleeding me
I`m not sure I can last

stop ! I can`t take it
let me be now, I beg you
releasing me
appeasing me
remember I`m only human

© Lis Bull 2015

Image found on absoluteenpowerment.com 

Friday, 19 June 2015

Ink in my pen seems to falter
as if stuttering across the page
images appear to fade slowly
for puzzle is missing a piece
therefore the picture is incomplete.......

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Happy Birthday Ben

A little verse to wish him happy birthday


Beloved son
Eager to assist
Nocturnal player
Jamming enthusiast
Always kind and loving
Master of diplomacy
Internet guru
Never a frown!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Missing You..

here`s a piece broken
deep within my heart
life force seeping away
slowly tearing me apart

the angels took you
I`m totally bereft 
will power diminishing
for there`s nothing left

my world`s got smaller
now that you`re not here
silence all around me
I`m so full of fear

no one to turn too
they don`t understand
need you by my side
be there to hold my hand

I pray this distance
suddenly melts away
and I`ll see you again
by the light of day

     © Lis Bull 2015

Ocean Partner.....

Strolling slowly along the sands
hearing low murmurs of the sea
rhythmically ebbing and flowing
just slows my heart and sets me free
feeling lifted by these gentle sounds
lulled almost into a half trance
as the sea tickles my bare feet
the ocean, myself and our dance

for the waters move to and fro
as I skip along over the sand
such graceful partners are we
 while dancing the waltz hand in hand

      by the light of a big round moon
      together with the sparkling stars
                                                                I know this ocean is special
                                                                  whilst sharing this moment of ours

                                                                            © Lis Bull 2013

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

New day 

thrill of a new morn
as light rises slowly
spilling over the land
another day has arrived

shadows elongated
creeping over the ground
as the sky is ablaze
with many burning colours

sounds of a cockrell
is heard above the dawn
calling to the world
a brand new day is here

the night shift is over
a new one has begun
so while many slep deeply
others join the days hustle

,© Lissie Bull 2015_

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Deathly Silence......!

Feeling suffocated
used and unwanted
the lowest of the lowest
does no one really care?

that look that you gave me
stabs my heart deeply
piercing each chamber
this silence is deafening

bitter coldness creeps through me
chilling me to the bone
restricting my life force
as I'm dying from within!

let the end come swiftly
least I suffer much pain
light is fading so quickly
the will to live has not gone...

© Lissie Bull 2015

Best Friends

Best friends in all walks of life 
are wonderful
they see us at our best and worst times
and still love us no matter what!

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Each life touches
this world in its own way
leaving not only 
wonderful memories
but lasting imprints
on our hearts

© Lissie Bull 2015

Friday, 12 June 2015

Amongst the clouds

Riding high, racing through the sky
Slip streaming, never asking why

Floating, soaring above the trees
Freedom to do whatever I please

Being tossed around the many stars 
Knowing that all I see is ours

Somersaults and cartwheels
Knowing how true freedom feels

Soft fluffy clouds to stop my fall
Wow! it`s so great to have it all.

I have no fears to worry me
For I have peace and harmony

© Lissie Bull 2015

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Our love

On this special day
as we exchange our vows
the future`s in our hands
as we step out together
thank you for loving me
I won`t let you down!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

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 2015

Image taken by BogDanBoev found on DeviantArt


are what life is all about
sharing laughter together
comfort through the bad times
enjoying each other`s achievements
 there throughout our lives
 not always within sight
but eternally in our hearts.

© Lissie Bull 2015

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Birthday Wishes

Wow ! it`s that time of year again
when we celebrate your day
an anniversary of your beginning
 and your land marks along the way

for Jon, you are my first born
there`s a bond betwix mother and son
your childhood, the building plans
for the tower of strength you're become

through many traumatic events
you've shown a strength of control
found a career as a blacksmith
sharing your passion and your soul

so never forget who you are
and that there are people who really care
for you`re a wonderful person
you possess a heart that`s so rare

wishing you all that you desire
as you celebrate your birthday
much health, wealth and happiness
and love for you along life`s way

Happy birthday Jon !

© Lissie Bull 2015

Monday, 8 June 2015


I have a giveaway running on my Facebook page If you want to be in with a chance to win,
click on the below and enter.

Having reached over 1700 likes and as a thank you I am running a giveaway

I have a couple of Friendships Bears needing new homes so to win one of them,
all you have to do is....

Be a liker of my page....it helps so you an see who's won
Like this post
Comment which Friendship bear you would like to give a new home to.

Giveaway ends 9 pm Sunday 14th June

Thank you and good luck !

Brutality of life..... 

Life is full of pressures
pushing at me from every side
hard to know where to turn to
just want to run and hide

this crushing feeling stifles me
like a vice  grabbing at my heart
squeezing it tighter and tighter
watching my life fall apart

voices yelling in my head
confusing my in every way
can`t block them out any more
you`re doomed, is what they say!

struggling through this cold place
just needing to find the light
will I ever escape from here?
before darkness kills my sight

© Lissie Bull 2015

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Funny Old World 

This world we live in, is a funny place
far to complicated for me, you know
want to see what`s happening in my place ?
then come along, see it all, watch it flow

there have been many people in my world
they come and go through out my life time
some for a day, others for many years
and they don`t always see me in my prime!

you can`t choose your family, just your friends
I've made good ones along the way
remembering all those from my childhood
to the ones I hold dear this present day

its a wonderful, energetic life
some times there's sadness but lots of laughter too
and all the love I need around me, so
I`m blessed with happiness because I have you!

Life doesn't need to be made up of headliners or action,
but good friends, close family and happiness and love.

© Lissie Bull 2015

Friday, 5 June 2015

Red sky in the morning......

Red sky at night is a shepherd`s delight
at least that`s what they came and told me
red sky in the morning is a shepherd`s warning
take care of this beautiful dawn, wait and see....

so this I did with much trepidation
wondering what would follow this dawning
would the day really be such a bad one
how could the day change from this red morning?

I didn`t have to wait to long to see
for the skies changed to a thunderous black
felt as though the clouds would fall to earth
heavy with rain hitting the ground with a crack

the storm would rage on for hours and hours
the air thick with rain and much blackness
soaking the area with its out pouring
ravaging through the day `til near darkness

from the wonderfully colourful start
to the torrent of heavy rain through the day
finishing with a blue sky of evening
red sky in the morning, warnings all the way!!

There was a very red bright sunrise this morning
followed by a blackening rain storm
The saying seemed to be true for today.....

© Lis Bull 2013

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Struggling Times

Buried alive, 
is how I feel
under like tons 
of complications
no day light can be seen 
from down here
as I plunge deep
into total despair

the world is spinning 
spinning all around me
oh such a feeling 
I`m being crushed
want to feel the sun 
warm on my face
the wind in my hair, 
please set me free.

reach down and help me 
get out of here
pull me up 
into the sun shine
let me dust myself off, 
look to the world
take a step forward 
to the next level

until that time, 
I lay here alone
buried alive 
in all this aggravation !

© Lissie Bull 2015

Wednesday, 3 June 2015


Love is like a butterfly
It goes where it pleases
and it pleases where it goes !

Monday, 1 June 2015

Half submerged
With raised alert eyes
Watching the world
Waiting for its prey to pass by
Looking like an abandoned log
Hard gnarled skin, like bark
Yellow, green pupils staring
Laying in ambush for its meal
Ready to spring at anything
Willing to wait for hours
But when it sees its prey
Oh boy, can it strike fast
As it launches forward
With impressive speed
Then into a death roll
For the final kill...

I saw a lovely picture of a Cuban Crocodile laying in wait for its supper and was struck by its impressive stance.

Image taken by  manwithashadow 

© Lissie Bull 2015

Our Wedding Day

On this special day
Uniting our love
Radiating joy

White rose of my heart
Eternally blooming
Dearest beauty
Devoted to you
Inspiring my love
Never to leave you
Giving you my soul

Declaring our love
Always together
yours for ever.

© Lissie Bull 2015


Strong and give
Heart full of gold
Always reliable
Radiating beauty
Outstanding partner
Never lets you down

© Lissie Bull 2015


Racing fanatic 
Intelligent man
Charming and kind
Helping his friends
Ambitious and eager
Reliably helpful
Dearest brother

© Lissie Bull 2015