Thursday, 31 March 2016


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

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

St John on the Wall

This place of sanctuary
build inside our city`s skin
tall and narrow solitude
a haven of peace within

filled with love and light
where God is to be found
from crypt to stone arches
with organ`s radiating sound

carved characters look down
upon the congregation
as they give their thanks
for all of God`s creation

with the cross to symbolize
the wonder of the Lord
for in this holy building
God is worshiped and adored

© Lissie Bull 2016

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

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

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Hi there,

I have had some wonderful news !
Last year I wrote a poem for a competition on a subject that`s very much out of my comfort zone.
I have received an emails letting me know that although I didn`t win, my poem is to be included in a charity anthology to raise awareness of the work that goes into helping victims of Domestic Violence.
This is to be published in late April, when I know more I will post details.

Here is the poem....

I Survived.!

I am a daughter, sister, wife and mother
not a servant, skivvy or a punch bag
for I have emotions, feelings and a heart
I`m a human being and not here to brag

for we came together through our passion
wanting to build a better life as a team
but sadly this haven didn`t last long
as behind closed doors I was left to scream

then I learnt to wear my makeup thicker
to hide the bruises that were rained down on me
outside the house, I held my head up high
I was the matriarch of my family

whatever was done to me...I would survive
finding the help needed I would have my day
I would come through all this hell in the end
just had to find the courage to walk away

domestic violence is found behind closed doors
I`m so glad I managed to work out just how
to start to rebuild my life once again
I am at peace with my family now

sadly domestic violence is still here
but with help and support, we can open the door!
I am glad I managed to work out just how
to start to rebuild my life and smile more

© Lissie Bull 2015

Dreams at dawn

Laying down my pen to rest
be still after the flow of ink has stopped
for I have painted the latest picture of words
now it is time to let my dreams rule my heart
for when the dawn rises, so I will pick up my pen once more....                                      

© Lissie Bull 2016

Painful times

there`s pain in my heart
you`re tearing me apart

the love that we had
has now turned so bad

emotions run high
please look me in the eye

remained your rock throughout
but all you did was shout

even though I was there
felt that you didn`t care

so you pushed me away
what more can I say

was always there for you
but sadly we are now through

I've nothing more to say
I`ll let you go your own way

© Lissie Bull 2015

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Scuppered hulks 

High cliffs of rusting steels hulks
towering over the sandy bay
eerie victim of a past war
scuppered to block the way

creaking from the waters below
slowly eroding into the sea
marine life here is taking over
these hulks left to rot completely

masts skyward at slight angles
the elements have taken their toll
paint work has become thick rust
all that`s left is a ghostly soul

here these hulks will now remain
a symbol of the world mistrust
for nature has a new home now
as the sea claims these ships of rust

© Lissie Bull 2013

Friday, 25 March 2016

Desert Landscape

The ever changing landscape
shaped and blown by the wind
moving forward and backward
as life strives to survive within
each grain of sand, hot from the sun
at mercy to the winds of fire
thrown together without a care
then flung back into the fryer
lizards, beetles and scorpions
cope through day time and the night
diversity is everywhere
the desert is an awesome sight!

Deserts are awesome, but a very harsh environment to exist in
Fascinating and well worth a look at!

© Lis Bull 2013

Thursday, 24 March 2016

This is a tribute to a very dear friend
sadly missed since she lost her fight with cancer


Joy to the world
Always there to listen
Never a cross word
Energetic and fun
Trusted friend to the end

Generous to everyone
Reliable and caring
Encouraging and helpful
Guardian of the underdog
Outspoken when needed
Regular supporter of animals
Your friend and mine

© Lissie Bull 2016

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Heart amongst the Stars

This special heart
surrounded by stars
sparkling in the light
for all to see and love
this special heart of mine
holding sweet memories
of happy days gone by
deep within our souls
red heart and silver stars
shimmering in the air
tranquil beauties
spreading love to all

© Lissie  Bull 2015

Image entitled " Follow your heart and your dreams will come true" 
by DragonflyAndromeda  and found on DeviantArt

Tuesday, 22 March 2016


Greeting the sun with a smile
as we welcome in the morn
springing into creativity
lifting our hearts with the dawn

To wake up slowly with a tender kiss from the sun is wonderful....

© Lis Bull 2016
Image found on

are like branches on a tree
we all grow in
 different directions
yet our roots remain
forever connected

© Lissie Bull 2016

Monday, 21 March 2016

 In the shadows 

  As this day draws to an end
  there`s sorrow in my heart
  though all around me are smiles
  my soul has been ripped a part

  for once I could stand tall
  proud of all I had achieved
  but since you took it all away
  I`m left here to weep and grieve

  let the shadows swallow me
  so I may hide in the darkness
  there`s nothing left for me here
  only a world that`s heartless

   © Lissie Bull 2016

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Stillness of my dreams

Within this still and silent house
amongst all the memories of you
I sit here and ponder on what we had
knowing our love for each other was true

now all I have, I hold in my heart
that connection remains strong, I believe 
all the great times we had will stay with me
though the pain will lessen, I`ll always grieve

while I sleep,  gently hold me safe in your love
let me live our past til the morning light
wrap me tightly in your arms, protect me 
walk with me in my dreams, at least for tonight !

© Lissie Bull 2016

Saturday, 19 March 2016


This little hedgehog
stand all alone
needing lots of cuddles
and a loving home !

(c) Lissie Bull 2018


Colourful hedgehogs
standing in a line
sparkling bright prickles
and looking real fine

these little hedgehogs
helping to raise money
supporting other hogs
as they`re all family!

© Lissie Poems 2016

Silent Wish

In a house full of people
never a sound to be heard
loneliness engulfs me
as nothing here has stirred

hearing music from afar
with a muffled beat and tone
then cheerful laughter too
yet I sit here all alone

wish I could change these walls
to woodland scenery
sounds of nature all about
thus relaxing leisurely  !

© Lissie Poems 2016
Live Oaks 

Friday, 18 March 2016

So glad you are my sister
and thank goodness
you`re my best friend too
so let`s keep it that way
as you know many of my secrets !

© Lissie Poems 2016

Thursday, 17 March 2016


              These little verses can be found 
              in my "Poem in a bottle" gifts.

              A ngelic guardians
              N ever leaves our sides
              G entle and playful
              E ternal friends
              L oving and caring
              S piritual protector 

                                      © Lissie Bull 2016


                    A lways around us
                    N ever a harsh word
                 G uardians of our souls
                 E ternally with us
                 L avishing such care
                    S piritual protector

                      © Lissie Bull 2016


Blood Moon

It`s late here and should be dark
but there`s a brightness tonight
even though the sun has set
there`s a blood moon in sight
a large red disc in the sky
appearing through the hedgerow
hiding behind the black trees
radiating an eerie glow

it`s a great experience
driving along with this moon here
dark patches are visible
every crater is so clear

to see this large red round orb
brightly shining there by me
floating along the horizon
so glad I had the chance to see

© Lis Bull 2013
Image found on

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Easter Egg Hunt

bunny is here
once more, so lets
find the chocolate eggs
wrapped in bright colours
search for them in the garden
under pots, amongst the flowers
big ones and little ones are hiding
everywhere,  how many will you
find today ?  lets place them in a 
basket and share them with all
your family and friends today
and have a Happy Easter
and  enjoy all your
Easter Eggs.

Happy Easter to you all !

© Lissie Bull 2016

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

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 2016 

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter eggs wrapped up in foil
colourful, shiny and bright
all hidden for you to find
tucked away out of sight

so off you go and hunt them
see how many you can see
collect them in a basket
then share them carefully !

© Lissie Poems 2016

Monday, 14 March 2016

Chocolate Trophies

Chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs
filling the store shelves and our heads
brightly coloured and so inviting
these excitingly awesome spreads

there`s different surprises to behold
eyes open wide with the promise of fun
what will be inside these sweet eggs
kids can`t wait for the day to come

and on the morning they rush down stairs
to find their trophies of the day
with cardboard boxes all discarded
it`s chocolate heaven all the way.!

Happy Easter everyone!

© Lissie Poems 2014.

Red Poppy

Remembering each life
Engraved on our hearts
Destined for glory

Poppy fields all ablaze
Our Soldiers fought for freedom
Peace was won so valiantly
Proud of each and every one
Year on year, we remember them.

                                                                                                    © Lissie Bull 2015
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

Moon`s journey

As the sun descends to the depths 
this celestial moon rides the night
rising slowly over the horizon
shining down the earth with delight

as the world sleeps through this darkness
unaware of the earth`s rotation
this graceful moon glides on above them
heading westward to it`s destination

amongst the stars this orb continues
it`s journey across the night sky
beautiful and silent as it goes
influencing nature from on high

© Lissie Poems 2016

Sunday, 13 March 2016

There`s a little bunny
hopping down the street
carrying coloured Easter Eggs
for you and me to eat

© Lissie Poems 2016

Saturday, 12 March 2016

My Heavenly Moon

This tiny speck of light
shining through the dark night
way up so high in the sky
where angelic angels fly
this orb of fire that I see
lighting up the world for me
gliding through the heavens blinking
smiling down on me and winking
it feels good to see it there
sparkling with so much flair
this perfectly beautiful sphere
that fills me with so much cheer
hope to see you again real soon
my heavenly silver moon

© Lissie Bull 2016

Friday, 11 March 2016

My Guardian Angel

There is an Angel at the foot of my bed
an aura of light surrounds his head
I can see him sitting there watching me
beautiful white feathered wings I see

so as I sleep on my Angel will stay
watching over me `til the break of day
even after dawn he will remain with me
my Guardian Angel just for me to see.

© Lissie Bull 2016
image found on

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Misty Morning

There`s a little track I know
it leads on through the wood
a muddy trail for me to follow
somewhere that feels so good

Just love those misty mornings
as I stroll along the way
where I can think things through
setting me right for that day

When the mists are really thick
the distant trees are shrouded
I can`t see that far ahead
the atmosphere is clouded

Trees like sentries on each side
as if guarding hallowed ground
protecting the woodland path
from the perils all around

As I walk along this track
these misty mornings are best
feeling safe within this wood
for I know that I am blessed

© Lissie Bull 2014

Photo by tvurk found on DeviantArt

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

A Puppy`s Life

 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

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

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 2016