Friday, 31 July 2015


Angels take many different forms
entering our lives in many ways
no matter our back ground
they`re with us throughout all our days

their wings are silent as they pass
feathers that softly touch our skin
a warmth that comforts an aching heart
and helps to heal from deep within

for angels will always be there
no matter if you`re able to see
they bring healing from the heavens
and help you find tranquility

so if you come across an angel
remember to open up your heart
they`re the link between two worlds
joining all that were torn apart

 © Lissie Bull 2015

Dancing words....

through the warmth of evening
my pen flows with ink
creating images through words
as it dances across my crisp white paper
filling my heart with love........

 © Lissie Bull 2015

Thursday, 30 July 2015


Music be the food of life
instilling power to the soul
filling the heart with emotions
enabling us to feel whole

feet tapping along to the beat
as the rthyms continue to grow
spreading through pulsating veins
allowing all passions to flow

different songs can set our mood
revitalizing the central core
so let music flood every part
from our head down to the floor

so let the passions flow freely

Wednesday, 29 July 2015


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

  © Lissie Bull 2016

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Best Friends...

You are far more than a pet
for you`re a family friend
there by my side when needed
we`ll be together to the end

you help me through out my life
showing amazing devotion
reading my moods as I go
understand my emotion

one special companion
guiding me along life`s way
you are my eyes in this world
so glad you joined me on that day

although I may not tell you this
I appreciate all that you do
feeling so lucky every day 
to have a friend just like you !

 © Lissie Bull 2015

Sunday, 26 July 2015

The Forgotten Wishing Well 

Near the bottom of the garden
dug deep into the hardy ground
there stands a special wishing well
not many folk know it`s around

three feet wide, with it`s sides so straight
very deep you can`t see it`s base
I'm sure if you looked hard enough
you`d be able to see a face

as I have said to you before
this is a very special well
when the new moon is shining bright
drop two coins in and make a spell

if the new moon is bright enough
then your little spell will come true
but please be very careful now
once started you`re to see it through

if you refuse to complete it
there`s a forfeit for you to pay
this may not be very pleasant
but I'm sure you will find a way

take care my inquisitive friend
that`s why the wishing well is here
down the bottom of the garden
no one will see you disappear!!

Stories with a twist are great fun to do!

© Lissie Bull 2013  


Will you come and play with me
 run about and have some fun!
or take me for a long walk
through the woodlands in the sun

there`s so much to see and do
checking out all the sights and smells
sharing quality time together
don`t ever want to break these spells

I`m a happy go lucky lass
who also loves loads of cuddles
and playful rolls in the garden
followed by evening snuggles

together we make a great team
exploring the world, you and me
and at the end of a long day
we'll share the sofa happily !

© Lissie Bull 2015

Charley is being cared for at Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary.

Friday, 24 July 2015

No worries.....!

Don't stress about yesterday
for it wasn't bothered
never stress about tomorrow
as it will still arrive on its own
and never stress about the present
it won't change the fact it's here..!

© Lissie Bull 2015 

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Wounded Pen

the ink struggles to flow 
as my pen is badly wounded
emotional turmoil is felt
with the sadness of the heart
distorts passions from my soul....!

© Lissie Bull 2015
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Thursday, 23 July 2015

Love Stone Stack

Walking on the beach in summer
I'm thinking of you, my love
since the Angels came and took you
to be with them up above

I look for flat stones in the sand
ones shaped by the ocean
pale pinks and blues are best
smoothed by the water's motion

then looking for a quiet spot
to share our memories
I place one on top another
to the sea`s melodies

each stone representing a year
that we spent together
every summer I make this stack
to hold your love for ever

Memories help keep the love alive..!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Sweet Dreams

After a hard day playing
it`s time for you to sleep
off to where you can dream
all comfy on the sofa
curled up snug and warm
thinking of tasty cream

you look so soft and fluffy
in the refection of the moon
whiskers caught in its light
purrfect as you sleep
sweet dreams little one
slumber on through the night

© Lissie Bull 2015
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Hi, I'm Frankie, I'm four years old
and I've been waiting for quite a time
my owners circumstances had changed
so I found myself here in my prime

It's hard to be the forgotten dog
when visitors stop to say hello
smile and wave, then pass on by 
to see the cuter ones before they go

I am a loving and gentle dog
who's up for attention and cuddles
can be a bit nervous at times
but loves walkies and splashing in puddles

I'm Frankie and I want to be your friend
 if you feel you can give me a home
then please come along to Holly Hedge
and reserve me, so I'll never be alone

© Lissie Bull 2015

Frankie has been at Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary for the past two and a half years.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Lady Tulip

With a bit of mystery
this lady stands tall
with her head held high
surveying it all

turned towards the sun
to catch the morning light
gently swaying in the breeze
creating a beautiful sight

dressed in red velvet
beauty amongst nature
Lady Tulip of the garden
such a striking creature

© Lissie Bull 2015

Monday, 20 July 2015

My Mess.....

I feel that the world's against me
that I can do no right
why do you hate me so?
I just want to see some light

I seem to make things worse
mess things up and get it wrong
I love my family so much
but this rocky road is far to long

how can I put things right again
and hold my head up high
get myself back on my feet
but all I ask myself is   why?

as my life has reached rock bottom
I have only myself to blame
fearing I've lost people`s friendship
heart knows life will not be the same!

sadness has wrapped around me
holding me tight in its grasp
knowing that i must break free
salvation maybe in my clasp

© Lissie Bull 2015

Sunday, 19 July 2015

A Puppy`s Life

Little puppy so inquisitive
such a need for me to explore
what`s in there and can I chew
 will you play with me some more

 I`m small cute and lovable
with floppy ears and bright eyes
big soft paws and black wet nose
a bundle of fun for my size

this world is such a big place
there`s so much for me to see
and though my legs are so short
I`ll not let it bother me

cuddles are what I love so much
and a tickle on my tummy
a treat or two, I`ll not say no!
for they are also yummy

my life is full of love and joy
it`s great fun being a puppy
so after an exciting day
I sleep well knowing I`m lucky !

© Lissie Bull 2015

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Friday, 17 July 2015

Street Lamps

As the daylight starts to fade away
the hues of light now change
for the street lamps illuminate
sections of the street within their range

Lamps of the night, like stepping stones
stretch out along the pavement
capturing life in pools of light
trapping them into enslavement

Within the world of these bright lamps
Luminous spider webs are spied
woven around the light fixtures
though wind swept, they can still hide

So in the darkness of the night
many creatures will pass on by
through these little habitats of life
until the morning, when we say goodbye.

Street lamps can be an oasis of light and life......

© Lis Bull 2014

Image by xXHizumi-loverXx and found on DeviantArt


Needled patterns covering the body
like wearing a colourful second skin
flowing with every movement you make
mirroring the colours of your soul within

there are so many different kinds
some are tiny and hidden from view
others show them off for all to see
bright colours from red. black. green to blue

something that has a special meaning
or in memory of a loved one
maybe just for the hell of it all
what ever it is, tattoos are fun !!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Holly Hedge.

     Help is always at hand
            Oozing kindness from staff
            Loving to all cats and dogs
         Life giving help and care
                Yearning to re-home each pet

Hands on approach
              Energizing walkies for dogs
    Dozy cuddles for cats
                          Great ethos for our pet companions
                    Ever the best Sanctuary around

© Lissie Bull 2015

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Walkies in the Rain

Racing around the park
paws splashing in puddles
sunshine and showers
with rainbows all ablaze
jumping in the lake
all through the afternoon
as you chase the ducks
in and out the waters
your fur dripping wet
all the fun and games 
as the sun comes out
feeling warmth on your face
watching you shake
shake all the rain from your fur
twisting and turning
spraying rain drops
in different directions
baring your teeth in a grin
and your soak me too!
love our walkies in the rain

© Lissie Bull 2015

image taken my Dogs and found on DeviantArt

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Watchful Cat

What are you thinking?
as you stare through the window?
eyes caught an object
far off in the distance
concentration, anticipation
as you continue to watch
I see you face reflected
in the window's glass
ears pricked forward
listening intensely
for any sound
as you sit perfectly still
so aware of everything.

If something moved
would you jump to catch it?
unsure about the glass
but sure that you would ask
"may I go out please"

just love you Mr Cat....!
whiskers testing the air
eye brightly focused
just love the way you watch
"may I watch with you ? "
we can stare out the window
we can study our world !

Cats are so observant its wonderful to watch them watching the world ...!

© Lissie Bull 2015
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Monday, 13 July 2015


With a head of silver
 big heart of gold
a spring in his step
and he's never too old

smile on his face
and a story to tell
chuckles from within
that creates this spell

huge loving arms
for holding me tight
sparkle in his eye
with a cheeky light

slippers on his feet
so it`s time for a rest
we love you so much
Grandad, you're the best !

© Lissie Bull 2015
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Saturday, 11 July 2015

Bowl full of Love

one more cup of kittens
curled up in my bowl
purring so contently
making my life whole

with their tiny little ears
alert bright blue eyes
and sweet pink noses
what a wonderful surprise!

© Lissie Bull 2015
 image by jevigar found on DeviantArt

Friday, 10 July 2015

The old man of the Forest

From huge spreading roots of this mighty tree
to the rubbery bark stretching up towards the sun
from ground level to the very tips of its branches
this magnificent tree stands proud for everyone

taking its life force straight from Mother Earth
this anceint tree has stood for hundreds of years
supporting such a diversity of life
living out their lives until death appears

rising up high to the top of the canopy
spreading its laden branches for all to see
forming a corridor across the forest
allowing animals to travel in safety

this wonderful old man of the forest
stands tall for everyone to aspire to
home for so many insects and animals
it`s grown up to be loved by me and you!

I was reading  a National Geographical magazine and a photo of a Rain Forest tree made me think, 
We can not afford to lose these wonderful trees,  This poem  tries to describe it.

© Lis Bull 2013

Silent Walls

All that were here,are all gone
all that lived within are now dead
for these stones hold memories
silent walls from the past
wooden door left ajar
ghosts invitingly tease
while window hang from hinges
broken panes like blind eyes
grass creeps in through gaps
yet the building still stands tall
wind howls through crevices
where once laughter was heard
desolate and forgotten
these cold silent walls.

© Lissie Bull 2015

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Time is Paris....

 wondrous times in Paris
such sounds, scents and sights
strolling streets, hand in hand
emotions rising to dizzy heights

evening times down by the river
with a glass of wine and laughter
enjoying colourful sun sets
reflected in the rippling water

romantic lyrics all around
stimulating the heart and mind
sweet Paris, the city of  romance
where love and passion are combined

© Lissie Bull 2015

Image taken by aoao2 and found on DeviantArt

Wednesday, 8 July 2015


Oh breaking heart
ripped from my soul
torn badly apart
never again to be whole

dying from deep within
my demise set in stone
for this death slowly spreads
as I stand alone

for once there was love
now only sadness
blackness closing in
a tunnel of darkness

this chill is creeping
ice gripping my heart
suffocating me
tearing it a part

my life is so cruel
the stakes are so high
let death come quickly
all I want is to die!

© Lissie Bull 2015
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Precious Gift of life

Our wonderful new born child
who fills my heart with love so deep
a tuft of fine blond curly hair
laying there content in sleep

bright blue eyes seeking my attention
gurgles are the order of the day
tiny fingers curled around my thumb
humbling me in every way

such soft gentle sensitive skin
from your head to petit feet
to see you dressed in pretty clothes
smiling, wow! you look so sweet

holding such a precious gift
knowing that this child needs me
sharing every moment together
we`re now a complete family.

© Lissie Bull 2015

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

My Little Angel

sweet little cherub
it's time to sleep
for darkness is here
and the moon shines bright
so snuggle up close
and shut your eyes
for I`ll protect you
til the sun comes up
so sleep well tonight
my sweet little angel!

© Lissie Bull 2015

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Monday, 6 July 2015

The Beach

Golden grains of sands
feels hot under my feet
sticking to my toes
in this summer heat

gentle ebbing waters
flowing to and fro
movement of the tides
change from high to low

tidal pools appearing
exposing life to see
but only for a short time
close by to the quay

sunshine beating down
shadows banished away
creating memories
of a wonderful day.

© Lissie Bull 2015

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Fourth of July

The stars and stripes unite our great nation
the constitution that gives us our rights
fourth of July is a day for the people 
so let`s celebrate deep into the night

the feel of freedom as the sky lights up
bright flares flashing through the blackness

great whooshes and bangs all around
then we are plunged back into deep darkness

beer flowing and steak and salad for all
music blaring out of speakers nearby
while we stand watching the fireworks over head
feel so glad we were able to come by

there in the background is the roaring fire
the gorgeous smell of meat cooking away
people`s laughter and chatter can be heard
as we celebrate this Independence Day

Happy Independence Day to all my friends and their families in the states!

© Lis Bull 2013

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Virtual Conversation...

Hearing only one side of the chat
as you sit hunched up on your chair
fingers flicking on your handset
with your eyes glued to the screen

a crash, a flash then a yell
as the enemy shoots you down
shoot them, shoot them !!

you shout down the mic
as your team mate helps you
a muffled sound is heard through your headset
wow, it`s like another language !
while you fight your battle
with explosions illuminating the screen
there`s excitement in your voice
as your team is winning
going in for the final kill !!
you scream out your victory
then sit back in your chair
with a smug smile on your face
now leaning forward again
to start your next battle
while chatting to your mates
in this one sided conversation !

Sat here working on my laptop while my son is playing on his xbox.  I find it funny listening to this one sided conversation as he battles with his mates to win the game.  The screen shows explosions and gun fire and he chats on.  It`s wonderful to watch.

© Lissie Bull 2012

Friday, 3 July 2015

Death of an Angel

Dark winter bleakness
bitter cold through her bones
she lies there half dead
full of sorrow as she moans

her blood seeping slowly
all life draining away
no one to hear her cries
on that cold fateful day

death swept over this place
and took all that was good
leaving her heart frozen
in that foreboding wood

this broken winged angel
all her powers now gone
she`s left there to wither
just like a broken swan

I had this picture in my mind,  a dying woman, with broken wings
draped over her body on a cold bleak night in the woods.
This is the result.  Hope you like it.

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© Lissie Bull 2015

That Heavenly Moment.....

rich aromas of chocolate
with soft creamy froth
steamy hot and smooth
heaven in a mug
relaxing all my senses
soothing away the day
crisp crunch of biscuit 
bitter against this sweetness
that angelic moment 
I'm in heavenly bliss!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Image by fredyhannover on DeviantArt

Thursday, 2 July 2015


I cant believe that I was lucky
to have a husband just like you
 walk hand in hand along our road
to love and laugh our whole life through

with all of life`s little hardships
your great support has made me strong
and to see the world through your eyes
together we have journeyed long

knowing that you were made for me
I couldn't love you any more
but sadly now you're with the angels 
you`ll always be the man I adore

so on this day I celebrate
the anniversary of that day
you may not stand beside me now
I`ll always love you in every way

Happy 32nd Wedding Anniversary Steve.

Love and miss you always 

© Lissie Bull 2015

Wednesday, 1 July 2015


can you see me? I`m hiding here
 I have my eye on you, my dear
laid down low, keeping very still
as I wait for you on your window sill!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Image by StacyD on DeviantArt