Saturday, 30 April 2016

Childhood Memories

The little things remembered
when once I was a child
of using our imaginations
how we laughed and smiled

Waiting at the village green
for the school bus to come our way
no computers or mobiles seen
chalk boards, the order of the day

After all the chores were done
we played outside in all weather
go-karts, rounders or hide-n-seek
as long as our gang was together

Our pocket money seemed a lot
down the sweet shop with our friends
blackjacks and lemon sherbets
all stocked up for the weekends

Sleep overs and parties too
or helping out down on the farm
getting muddy or a cut knee
all was good, no need for alarm

It`s a shame it`s not like that now
kids seem to grow up too fast
they should hold on to their childhood
enjoy themselves and make it last

© Lissie Bull 2014 

Friday, 29 April 2016


Father you are the best
Always by my side
Taught me how to live
Hero in every way
Ever in my heart
Role model to us all

© Lissie Bull 2016

Ocean `s Stars

Moon light
shimmers over
a dancing ocean
with the currents
leaving a trail
on the
undulating surface
of sparkling stars
heaven`s wonders
lightly skipping
through the waves
up the world
with love......

© Lissie Poems 2014. 
Inspired by a photo on DeviantArt by annyevgenyevna

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Sand Moon

Rippling sands of time
sway across the night sky
undulating by the moon
on its path, arched so high

Silhouetting all about
creating striking designs
across this beautiful orb
leaving sandy fine lines

The bright rays of the moon
spreading light across the lands
shrubs swaying in the foreground
feeling like waving hands

With soft hues of autumn
floating on winged beams
as the moon follows its path
dwelling in the land of dreams

© Lissie Bull 2014
Image found on

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

National Poetry Month 

April has been a wonderful month and sadly nearly over!
I have enjoyed writing, reading new poems and meeting great poets and learning all the time.
Hope you've all had a great month too !  Have you a favourite moment,  a new poem or have you made new friends too.
Let's keep the momentum going and see what we can achieve!
If you would like to share a poem, either one of your own or a favourite, please feel free, I love reading new poems.


Good morning, can't believe it's half way through the week again....time goes by so quickly!!
I'll be working on some Father's Day verses  and proof reading some poems, so a quieter day for me.  What are your plans for Wednesday ?  I hope you all have a lovely productive day.     Here's an Angel poem for you this morning.


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

 Every moment 
in our lives
brings Memories
to hold in
our Hearts

© Lissie Bull 2016

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Life Journey!

Life is a unique experience
full of mystery and intrigue
so make the most of every moment !

© Lissie Poems 2016

A single sketch
captures a moment
triggering memories
to be held in the heart......

a simple portrait
of a missed loved one
special in every way
so never to be apart.....

© Lissie Bull 2016

Monday, 25 April 2016

Mother`s Tears

it` a lonely world
as a mother stands there
living the pain of loss
for the child in her care

as this deep heart ache
that`s ripped through her soul
now there`s complete silence
nothing will ever be whole 

struggling emotions
tears flowing gently
memories from before
mother`s love so intently

with time standing still
this is to much to bare
feel life`s in bubble
nothing more but despair !

© Lissie Bull 2016

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Red Fur

A glimpse of red fur in the night
bright flash of eyes can be seen
then a streak of white tipped tail
just shows where it has been

there`s silence in the suburbs
though they scurry all about
scrambling through the rubbish
searching for food with their snout

only seen in dim street lights
as they saunter on around
their pups following along
glad they`re not chased by hound

able to blend into the night
foxes are resilient
alert in an urban world
these creatures are brilliant!

© Lissie Bull 2018
Image found on

Friday, 22 April 2016

Dear Sid, 

Spring time is with us once again
and bright flowers remind us of you
we give thanks for all the memories
of a man we loved through and through

as birthdays are such unique days
when families come together
reminiscing all the great times we had
now held in our hearts forever

dear Sid, we miss you very much
on such a special day
keeping your memory alive
by celebrating your Birthday !

Happy Birthday Sid !

© Lissie Poems 2016

 Enjoy the little things,
for one day you may
look back and discover  
they were the big things !

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Life is a succession
of moments.
To live each one is
to succeed !

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Painted paper wings
with spectacular detail
fluttering in a gentle breeze
so delicate and frail

© Lissie Poems 2016

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Delicate Beauty

Fluttering through the shadows
 wings caught in the light
a glimpse of colours seen
almost transparent in flight

delicate creatures are found
butterflies seen on the breeze
beauty within this harsh land
silent movement amongst the trees

© Lissie Bull 2015

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Floating Candles

soft shimmering lights
mirrored on the surface
as each one floats along
illuminating this place

half submerged in water
these small islands of flames
sail on by so slowly
like bright elegant dames

these gentle candles
illuminate their way
drifting through the waters
creating a floating bouquet

inspired by a photo of floating candles....

© Lissie Poems 2014.


Paper wings fluttering on the wind
bright colours flashing through the light
many shimmering tones in the sun
warming up together, before flight

silently assembling in great hoards
drawing strength as one in the day
reds, whites, purples and pale blues
catching attention in a big way.

while flitting from flower to flower
tasting that wonderful nectar there
these majestic creatures feed
using their long tongues with flair

wonderful insects for all to see
filling our lives with great pleasure
bright beautiful butterflies
they are here for us to treasure.

Butterflies are like silent fluttering rainbows, brightening up our world!

© Lis Bull 2013

My Spot

Here on this spot
is where I will rest
watching all of life
from this step is best

It`s comfy sat here
half way up the stairs
I`m all stretched out
better than on the chairs

Can safely snooze on
observing contently
always looking my best
while purring gently

Aware of all events
up stairs and below
for my step`s great fun
as I enjoy life`s show!!

© Lissie Bull 2014 
Image found on 

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Shattered Dreams

I stand here a broken woman
 pride shattered beyond redemption
for where once I held my head high
 I only see your deception

really thought you believed in me
for you offered me your support
but when my world started to crumble
all encouragement was cut short

quick to leave me by the road side
and walk away never turning back
I was a nobody in your eyes
 clearly you were on a new track!

once I had my dreams and hopes..
there`s not much left for me to say
all I have are my shattered dreams
they`ll have to wait another day

© Lissie Bull 2016
image found on

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Little Dreamer

Little sleepy head
what do you see
all snuggled up
in my duvet
little nose twitching
as you dream on....!

gentle purrs are heard
as you move your paw
run free in your world
your eyes shut tight
closed against the night
my sweet dreamer......!

chasing brown mice
through your dreamland
as you race around
while your body sleeps on
so rest now sleepy kitten
my little dreamer.....!

© Lissie Poems 2016

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Poets write either for themselves or for everyone. The lucky one casn do both,    I started by just writing for myself after I lost my husband to cancer. I couldn't tell people how I felt verbally. It was then suggested that I try and write down how I felt.
The poetry flowed freely and I felt a huge release and peace too..
I have been writing ever since and still feel that my husband, Steve, is with me all the way. 
Tender Moments

Tender moments
a sweet scented aura
silent tranquility
with petals so soft
smooth cool pebbles
all dark and shiny
contrasting so well
with all that`s around

restful colours
pleasant to the eyes
calming the heart beat
so lightly touching
this tender moment
caressing senses
smooths stones, soft petals
contrasting so well

© Lissie Bull 2014 
image taken by leilani_m

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Of all the gifts in life
both great and small
most precious of all

© Lissie Bull 2016

Monday, 11 April 2016

Gentle Dreams.......

Tender caresses felt across my cheek
gently easing away stresses of the day
letting me drift off into a peaceful slumber
with my angel watching over me
knowing I`m safe within his caring wings...!

© Lissie Bull 2016

Sunday, 10 April 2016


Dreams are like angels

they keep bad feelings at bay
floating through white clouds
til the break of day

Angels are dream keepers

selecting  ones that are right
helping us to drift away
on through the dark night

Protection from harm
along with fears quelled
winged beauties in white
tender memories held

These dreams are special

for minds wander while asleep
painting new pictures
that our souls may keep

For dreams are like angels

protecting us from all harms
lighting up our whole world
with beauty, love and sweet charms!

    © Lissie Bull 2014
Image found on

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Perfect spot

one quiet sunny afternoon
through the shafts of dappled sunlight
drifting along this gentle path
enjoying the wonders of delight

a babbling brook nearby
meanders along its pathway
minnows, frogs and sticklebacks
can be seen all through the day

primroses and bramble flowers
birds singing their many songs
the warmth of the gentle sun
shows that everything belongs.

© Lissie Bull 2013
Image found on

Friday, 8 April 2016

Nature`s Music

To float with the music of life
entwined amongst the green vines
creeping over nature`s framework
dressing earth in fine designs

creating a grotto of cool shade 
shielding tenders notes from the heat 
soft sounds in the summer breeze
a sight that can never be beat

croaking frogs sat in lily-pads 
while birds sing their songs about
tall grasses sway under the bright sky 
a symphony of animal`s love played out

Mother Earth takes up the baton
hear the grasshoppers play staccato
from the owls hooting through the night
through to the dawn`s awesome crescendo 

a marvelous musical world
making such a wonderful sound
using every creature to take part
in this orchestra of nature abound

© Lissie Bull 2016 
Image found on pinterest

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Pure Tranquility

Light transforms
this atmosphere
for relaxation
soft lapping tide
stillness of the day
peace, tranquility

Silence of time
floating on by
with a gentle breeze
calming the soul
through the slow movement
of ebbing waters

Undulating motions
of rippling oceans
flows continuously
gently reassuring
through changing skies
shimmering above

Such heart felt love
nurtured tenderly
in this peaceful place
where time stands still
as the soul sings
for this cherished moment.

© Lissie Bull 2014 

Photo titles "Pitt River" taken by lucium55 found on DeviantArt


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
Copyright: Francois VIGNERON

Dawn should........

Dawn should awaken my sleepy soul
as night doesn`t always relax everything
dreams flash before my eyes so vividly
I feel so damaged, like a broken wing

Dawn should be a happy time of the day
for some this is true, for others not so
for me, a reminder of the hardships
that I struggle through, making me feel low

Dawn should energize my whole being
after the darkness of the night before
strengthen me for the whole day ahead
to enable me cope, this I implore

Dawn doesn`t always do that for me
I can feel drained, restless, downcast
my soul is damaged, I need to feel free
fly with the angels, be happy at last.

© Lissie Bull 2016

Monday, 4 April 2016


A wesome individuals
U nique in every way
T enderness of heart
I nteresting to be with
S pecial and caring
M emorable to me

© Lissie Bull 2016


Rhythmic lapping
of incoming tide
under evening sun
as light tries to hide

 shadows growing
over frothy waves
slowly rolling in
to deserted caves

flickering lights
yellow and gold
rolls with the ocean
gently turning cold

the end of the day
creates emotion
tender memories
locked in this ocean

© Lissie Bull 2016
image by Rafi Israel MD

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Words and Blossoms

Sweet spring blossom
along with sweet scents
brings forth flowers
showing their presents

words flow from the soul
vivid descriptions
covering pages
written transcriptions

creating stories
colourful and bright
wonderful fiction
that`s so full of light

flowing sweet pale limbs
strewn across the words
bringing it to life
through descriptive verbs

sweet words and blossoms
telling their story
nature`s emotions
flowers in glory

so enjoy all of this
with it`s bright fashion
touching heart felt words
beautiful passion

© Lissie Bull 2014 All rights reserved

Photo by Redesiuk found on DeviantArt

Saturday, 2 April 2016


As the dark shadows lengthen
the horizon swallows up the light
soon the moon will glide along it`s path
for day is turns slowly into night

© Lissie Bull 2016

Friday, 1 April 2016

The Quiet Pool

pale blue silk rippling gently
a mirror reflecting the clouds
hiding the depths down below
all drifting behind these shrouds

lapping against the land`s edge
an almost silent splash is heard
increasing circles across the water
this moving fluid that's stirred

as the sun brushes the surface
leaving patterns for me to see
with the shadows moving slowly
creating such tranquility

© Lissie Bull 2014
Image found on