Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Treasured Memories

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

© Lissie Bull 2015

To look into your eyes my dear
as we walk hand in hand
gentle kiss on my cheek
and a soft whispered message
brings our love to life

© Lissie Bull 2015

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Nursery Rhyme Land

There`s a hole in my bucket
I knew it wasn't there before
On my way with Jack up the hill
To fetch some water, t`was our chore!

Miss Muffet was going to join us
But she was scared off by the spider
Will miss eating her curds and whey...
She`s gone to the pub for cider

So we met up with the three pigs
As the wolf had destroyed their homes
Walked to market for a new bucket
Then had tea with our friends the Gnomes

Humpty Dumpty was feeling ill
He had fallen into a swoon
So we sent Puss In Boots to see
And he gave him a dish and spoon

Goldilocks was feeling lonely
The bears were away in Hong Kong
So later that night we all met up
And had a great big sing a long!

I got a tune stuck in my head, then this poem followed lol!

© Lis Bull 2013

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An Angel`s Touch 

A gentle touch of an angel`s wing
as my loved one soothes my aching brow
their tenderness from a past so real
filling my heart with memories that grow

for once, wrapped tight within strong arms
we gazed deeply into each other's soul
now all I have is the warmth of angels
fearing that I will never feel whole

please visit me within my dreams, sweet love
that we may spend some time together
for when you've left my side at dawn
I'll always have my angel's feather.!

© Lissie Bull 2015
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A collaboration of words and steel!

Thornbury Castle

A castle with a history
conveying much mystery
from a meek manor house
to the king and his spouse
this Thornbury retreat
will welcome and greet
all their guests with care
like royalty so rare..
such a wonderful interior
serving food so superior
this hotel is a little star
attracting guests near and far
in ground of quiet beauty
with peace and tranquility

© Lissie Bull 2015

Eye in the sky

As darkness falls
with the setting sun
this blood red moon
can begin it`s run

travelling low at first
along the tree line
liquid movement
like a drop of wine

this blood red orb
floating there on high
watching through the clouds
as eye in the sky

so large and eerie
silent as it goes
caught in earth`s shadow
as onward it flows

© Lissie Bull 2015
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Night creeps in through a key hole
and takes me by surprise
street lights luminate outside
while my bed now beckons from the dark
as I slowly climb the stairs to slumber....!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Monday, 28 September 2015

Jon Bull

Jovial and social
Outgoing in character
Never gives up

Blacksmithing`s his life
Uniquely creative
Lovable rogue
Lives life to the full !

© Lissie Bull 2015

Beautiful Soul

some look for a beautiful place
a spot that`s airy and full of space
tranquil and lots of finesse
little hideaway from all their stress

I look for a beautiful soul
some one who would make whole..!
a person I can trust in a jam
and will love me for who I am

© Lissie Bull 2015

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Creating with the Dawn..

As the sun peeps over the horizon
my pen calls me to paint the pictures in my mind
releasing the passions from deep within my soul
for as the ink flows freely across the page
I feel all the tensions dispersing .....setting me free...!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Evening Time..

Curled up in the warmth of a lit fire
as the autumn mists roll in tonight
I lay my weary pen to rest
for the ink has ceased to flow any more
so let me rest a while....I can write again tomorrow..!

© Lissie Bull 2015
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Saturday, 26 September 2015

I'm a Survivor !

Working too hard
always on my feet
never ending
have to make ends meet

it sickens me
to watch us suffer
just to help MPs
creates a buffer !

tighten up our belts
and we'll all get through
it's the only way
and I know it's true !

so learning new tricks
will help us manage
I'll get there in the end
coz I have the courage

will not let them win
for I'll prove them wrong
we're survivors here
family all life long!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Nightly Sounds  

As the moon rises over a darkened world
nightly sounds are heard through the silence
a soft hoot of a hunting owl
scurrying scratches of hedgehogs
as we slumber on through the night...! 

© Lissie Bull 2015

 Release the image....

 As the rain beats against the window
 my soul feels the rhythm of the droplets
 so let the ink in my pen flow freely
 creating images from my heart
 that slowly appear across my crisp white        paper..!

 © Lissie Bull 2015
  Image found on

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Thornbury Castle

Built in the tenth century as a manor house
then turned into a palatial castle for royalty
revealing a chequered life along the way
but still holds on to it`s Tudor loyalty

with rooms bedecked in great splendour
instilling much intrigue and mystery 
to the wonders of it`s renowned restaurant
a building that has so much history

this splendid retreat is a hidden gem
overlooking the wondrous Cotswold beauty
so come check out this Hotel of excellence
a special place of peace and tranquility

© Lissie Bull 2015

This is a collaboration with Hammer and Tong Artist Blacksmith,
This piece is a uniquely hand forged steel frame that is beautifully crafted
and can be seen in a collection at Thornbury Castle.

© Jon Bull Hammer and Tong 2015


If I had a flower
for every time
you made me smile
I'd have a beautiful garden
full of colourful blooms......

© Lissie Bull 2015

Which Road....?

Why are some relationships so hard
unable to read what's going on
there use to be many good times
now I wonder where all the fun has gone

it blew away on the autumn breeze
drifting on a different journey to me
unsure if I should get up and follow
with the setting sun, will I be able to see

as the shadows grow much longer
this situation, I seem unable to read
I'm left to think of all the good times
I'm not one to grovel and plead..!

every life has it's ups and downs
this is something we all have to bare
so with the setting sun I smile
and walk on along the road I dare !

© Lissie Bull 2015

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Pet Photos with poem

Why not have your cat or dog photos framed with a poem 
would make a great Christmas present too

These are some examples 

Verses that can be sold in cards and notelets as gifts 

if you would like one done with your own name or something personal
then please message me through my Facebook page or left a comment below and I will get back to you

To hold in you arms
your love in my heart
passion through my soul
be with you for eternity
my love, my life, my all...!

© Lis Bull 2015

dancing through the flowers
skipping over green grass
in and out of sunshine
filling my garden with sound....

© Lis Bull 2015

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

© Lis Bull 2015

Marvelous son
Animal lover
Raucously rawdy
Though with a tender heart
Youthful vitality
Never a dull moment

© Lis Bull 2015


Reliable and loving
Out going and adventurous
Sensitive and caring
Inquisitive and eager for knowledge
Ever a reliable friend !

© Lis Bull 2015


Masterful in business An animal lover Respectful of others Thoughtful and reliable Yearns to travel Never a dull moment.!

© Lis Bull 2015


L ovable Grandmother
O ne in a million
U nique in every way
I nspirational woman
S ensitive and caring
E ver a great friend

© Lis Bull 2015

Monday, 21 September 2015

Yesterday is history
tomorrow a mystery
and today is a gift.........enjoy the present !

© Lissie Bull 2015
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See this world from your safe haven
held within this tiny bubble
protected and cocooned from all harm
floating through life without a worry
fly... sweet fairy.....from inside your sphere....

© Lissie Bull 2015 

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Sailor Sailor Black Sheep!

Baa Baa the little black sheep
decided to travel the sea
he wanted to make his fortune
and see what he could be

the captain of the little ship
bellowed out his orders
yes sir, yes sir, Baa Baa cried
as they crossed many borders

a year and a day have passed by
this little sheep has had such fun
collecting different types of wool
for Master, Dame and everyone !

                                                                                                   © Lissie Bull 2015

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Reminiscing on the Porch Steps 

After the end of a hard days work
sat on the porch in the evening sun
listening to music from bygone times
sipping a beer now the work is done
Blondie, Twisted Sister and even Kiss
Thin Lizzy, Status Quo and much more
awesome music from that great era
you`ll find your foot is tapping the floor

as the music plays you`re filled with joy
with each song you remember a scene
from places you saw, to fashion you wore
and it still all sounds so crisp and clean
sat there on the porch reminiscing
and how the time has flown by so fast
remembering the good life you had
listening to the music from your past

This poem came from chatting with a friend about the music we listened to in the 80s and all the things that we did at the time. It was great to reminisce

© Lis Bull 2013

Life`s Lesson

We are never promised tomorrow
therefore we should always seize the day
and make the most of what we have
show our loved ones we care in every way

time spent together is so important
communication will always be the key
only have one life, so let it be a good one
smile, be happy, don`t you all agree ?

it hurts to see two people suffer
to know their pain, and see them cry
as I have been in that position
don`t want them ending up asking.....Why ?

hand in hand we should offer guidance
walk a bit along the road together
for when they need help, be there for them
a sound way to care for each other

to stand side by side through thick and thin
no matter what life may throw at you
two loving hearts are better than one
smile, laugh, love, we can all be happy too.

© Lissie Bull 2015
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Friday, 18 September 2015

Watching the sea

Watching the sea, ebb and flow
Roaring in, flooding out
Almost breathing

Never stopping, always moving
Roaring in, flowing out
Wave after wave

Depositing all its gifts
Rushing in, receding back
Along the shore line

Watching the ocean murmur
Crashing in, rumbling out
Forever moving

© Lis Bull 2013

I love walking along the beach and seeing what it has deposited along the tide line.  The sounds of the water as it ebbs and flows constantly.  Breathing, living and liking the fact that it will always be there.

I am who I am !

There are second chances
but no perfect world 
with my head held high 
freedom in my heart
be strong take this chance
making my way towards a better future
I am who I am, my time has come....!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Night Night !

A goodnight kiss upon your forehead
and cuddles to wish you sweet dreams
as you drift off to slumber land
all tucked in and cosy
until the morning light appears...!

© Lissie Bull 2015


though the coldest times
as the earth is covered in white
each individual snowflake
a wonder in it`s own right

so delicately fashioned
in many different designs
settling on everything around
against dark firs, each one shines

tiny details catch the sunshine
glistening of the wintry light
beautiful crystal patterns
each one is a glorious sight

they`re intricately crafted
by mother nature`s fair hand
to cover the earth in winter
creating a cold wonder land !

© Lissie Bull 2015

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Furry Friends

Furry friends for life
companions all together
loads of cuddles and kisses
making memories for ever

fun and games in all weather
with long walks in the country
then snuggles by the fire
so glad to call you family

© Lissie Bull 2015

Pictures in my Head

sat here with pen in hand
poised to write the next verse
images rolling around my mind
penning these creations can be a curse

I see pain, sunsets and love
visions both cruel and sweet
yet I must select the right one
this urge to write will not be beat

ink flows across my paper
words painting pictures for me
like an image slowly forming
yet it doesn't always set me free

once started I have go on
until the piece in complete
freestyle or verse, prose or haiku
my pen dances over many a sheet

for poetry completes my day
visualizing their imagery
painting pictures for all to read
that can be seen so vividly

© Lissie Bull 2015

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Angel Wings 

The gentle touch of soft angel wings
a feeling of calmness felt around me
watching over as I drift off to sleep
dreaming of the love deep within my soul
until dawn creeps over the horizon for another day.....!

(c) Lissie Bull 2015
Image by tattoosk

Monday, 14 September 2015

Hues of Blues

The beauty of these hues
creating tranquility 
softens any harsh heart
allowing peace and serenity

with gentle hints of blue
stretching to the horizon
flowing down to the water`s edge
relaxing each and every person

centered about this liquid mirror
reflecting all that surrounds
this awesome slice of paradise
nature's glory abounds

waters lapping against the shore
through rhythms of the moon's tide
lulls all into a calming state
allowing you to escape and hide

so take a little time out here
sit at the edge and dip your toes
recharging your aching body
thus releasing stresses and woes

© Lissie Bull 2015

Photo titled Blue Fog taken by huifeideyureq
found on Deviantart

Sunday, 13 September 2015


Lazy summer Sunday mornings
frothy coffee and great company
sat in my sun drenched garden
enjoying a wonderful start to the day
here's hoping you have a great one too!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Let the words flow...

Letters that flow across these pages
painting pictures with every word
telling stories for all to read
bringing life to our emotions
so let this rich ink dance its dance......!

© Lissie Bull 2015 

Angel Wings

We're so focused on our lives
and fill it up with treasures
we seldom take the time to touch
these bright beautiful creatures'
gentle angelic wings......!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Need for Speed......!

I love the thrill for speed
blurred scenery that we pass
feeling the roll with each corner
the chase is on...more gas!!

dashing through red signals
dodging a bus and truck
my heart is pounding hard
will we run out of luck?

twists and turns, brakes screeching
rubber tread left on the tar
for this elation of speed
feels so awesome by far

with sirens getting closer
this chase is really on
driving into the sunset
this was a great bit of fun!!!

© Lis Bull 2015

Good Night my child

As darkness descends upon the world
and slumber time is calling
climbing the stairs to say goodnight
as we tuck my child in their bed
wishing them sweet dreams until the morning....!

© Lissie Bull 2015
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Friday, 11 September 2015

Halo and Wings

The gentle touch of soft angel wings
a feeling of calmness felt around me
watching over as I drift off to sleep
dreaming of the love deep within my soul
until dawn creeps over the horizon for another day.....<3

Image by tattoosk

Thursday, 10 September 2015

New Dawn....!

Another dawn breaks over the horizon
flashing colours across the sky
reds, oranges and pinks to name a few
starting the day with bright hopes
as I pick up my pen to write a new chapter
my heart is full of love and passion for the day....!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Angels keep watch....

Angels watch over me this night
as I lay down my pen to rest
giving time for the ink to dry
and my heart to dream to little
for once the sun rises......I will write again!

© Lissie Bull 2015
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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Hi there everyone,

I love trying out new ideas with my poetry
bringing poems into the home in different ways

Here is a selection of my latest ones

Please message me if you are interested in any of these 
or if you would like a commission undertaken

Many thanks for your support


Missed Happiness.

Not a day goes by that I don't think of my
long haired lover from Tennessee
the man I fell for many years ago
who in New Orleans, wanted to marry me!

I let him down when I delayed it all
for with out my kids, it just felt wrong
but sadly now I've lost him to cancer
his battle lost, many regrets linger long

Why is it we push away the good ones
make such bad decisions that hurt so bad
I may never know happiness once again
I'll hold on to memories, however sad

© Lissie Bull 2015

Pink Roses

Soft velvety pink petals
so gentle and tender
expressions of passion
emotions of splendor

beautifully entwined
as this passionate kiss
giving of pink roses
we encapsulate our bliss

© Lissie Bull 2015

Monday, 7 September 2015

Wintry Garden

cold white snow covered ground
a wintry scene make a lovely sight
muffled silence felt all around
no movement, not even flight

of all the animal that dwell here
only their foot print can be seen
for since the snow, all disappear
all you can see is where they've been

bare trees stretch up to the sky
towering over this white landscape
gentle mounds now catch one`s eye
where garden features have no escape

frozen pond, like opaque glass
lays half hidden out of view
but this cold season will not last
as new life shall emerge through

so while this winter freezes on
lets enjoy this wondrous sight
and listen to the robins song
while marveling over nature`s plight

© Lissie Bull 2015

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Watching the Watcher....

to watch you as you watch the world
sat there so tall and proud
ears pricked and chest puffed out
your purrs content and loud

your tail wrapped around your feet
as you remain so still
looking like a stone statue
your beauty fits the bill

your chest moving so gently
giving nothing away
silky fur glistening in the light
as you watch the world today

© Lissie Bull 2015

Emily and Jon

Your Anniversary is a special day
for sharing your affection
remembering all the good times
so glad you made this connection

may every memory that you make
stay with you, your whole lives through
building a world together
and may all your dreams come true

Emily and Jon, we`re sending wishes
as you grow in love together
may each year keep getting better
with great memories to treasure

© Lissie Bull 2015