Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Summer Memories

sparkling light and fluffy feathers
a swish of breeze in sunny weathers

song birds singing from branches up high
blue skies, bright sun, oh for a gentle sigh

strawberries and cream served with lemonade
sat on a picnic blanket in the shade

children running, laughing all around
playing hide and seek until they`re found

shapes in the clouds or making daisy chains
watching the trails made by airplanes

these are the memories I hold so dear
wonderful summers from yesteryear!

© Lis Bull 2016
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Best Teacher

To the best teacher 

Every lesson was great
Always made learning fun
Cared how I coped in school
Helped me in many ways
Eager to see me succeed
Really grateful, Mrs Thomas

© Lissie Bull 2017


To the best teacher
Ever ready to assist
Always making knowledge fun
Creative and kind
Helping us to understand
Every part of the curriculum 
Really grateful and thank you

© Lissie Bull 2016

This verse can be personalised  with the student`s and teacher`s names !

Through this torrential down pour
my pen paints the joy of my dreams
dancing over crisp white sheets of paper
creating magical words to share
spreading happiness along the way !

© Lissie Bull 2017
image found on pinterest

Monday, 29 May 2017


This emptiness I find myself with
absorbing my entire existence
losing all feelings of being wanted
numb from all sounds, there`s only silence

cocooned, wrapped up in this place
denied freedom, I`m suffocating
bleak, barren, unyielding, feeling low
fearful, trembling, yet so frustrating!

© Lissie Bull 2017

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Depression hits people is many ways,  we can never prepare for it, but we have to try and work through it. It is hard for friends and relatives to understand what is happening or how they can help. This poem was written from the heart!

Emotional state of Affairs

This emotional tide is so devastating
it takes me through all the highs and lows
such extremes affects my mental balance
inability to react with others, really shows

The world feels so heavy on my shoulders

this crushing sensation weighs upon my soul
what should of been a normal reaction
sends me crashing under the strain as a whole

For depression isn't just a sadness

it`s  a complete emptiness as well
somehow you feel so utterly trapped
locked in a prison, just wanting to yell

Spiralling downwards into an abyss

for nothing feels it will ever be right
though I'm told that I should cheer up and smile
I would prefer to hide and stay out of sight

A sinking sensation settles upon me

I feel my back is pushed against the wall
where should I go? there`s no where to run to
who`s there to help me, who do I call?

For all these dark feelings pinning me to the floor

tears trickling down my cheek, I feel so doomed
escape seems so futile here within my world
this depression has me, I'm totally consumed

© Lissie Bull 2017

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Old Banger

This old banger has far to go
dented bumpers and a cracked window

spluttering along the city road
pausing just to shop and load

chipped paint, and a smoky exhaust
all filled up and ready to burst

it maybe a small and a noisy clanger
but we all adore our little banger

© Lissie Bull 2017
Image from cartoonstock 

Friday, 26 May 2017

Summer Nights

flowing sundresses and patterned shorts
bright colours against tanned skin
coming together for the evening time
as the sun goes down, let the party begin

enjoying drinks by the harbour side
cocktails flow freely into the night
gentle murmur of conversations
as candles give off seductive light

summer nights drift into mornings
but the memories still linger on
though the party`s long since over
next weekend, there`ll be another one !

© Lissie Bull 2017

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Beside you...

As I lay down beside you
and hold you close and tight
rest your head upon my shoulder
as you whisper, will be alright

hear your heart beat steadily
while I slowly drift off to sleep
feel you breathing next to me
knowing I have this moment to keep

sleep deeply my sweet darling
let our troubles float away
journey through the land of dreams
until the light of a brand new day

© Lissie Bull 2017
image found on pinterest

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

To wish the world good morning
as I awake from my dreams
crisp white paper await the pen
my chosen sword for this task
let the ink flow freely today !

© Lissie Bull 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

As my heart weeps a sad goodbye
my soul holds on to sweet memories
for as the mind remembers
my loved ones continue to live on
through the words flowing from my pen.....!

© Lissie Bull 2017 

Image found on pinterest

Monday, 22 May 2017

I feel the call to lay my pen down
and surrender my writing to the night
allowing my dreams to take over
and paint pictures through emotions
for in the morn, I may write what I feel..!

                                                                        © Lissie Bull 2015   Image found on

Mysterious Ocean

A vast rippling cloth of ocean
reaching out to all horizons
flowing from beach to distant beach
each tide controlled by the moon
this living, breathing, moving sea
ever changing, but always present
its lulling rhythms ebb and flow
what ever happens, its consistent
but there`s a turbulent side
raging, thrashing, waves crashing
seas white crested, causing destruction
blasting its way through everything
such an angry foreboding sea
dark churning waters, nothing`s safe
hitting the coast land and beaches
with pounding wave after wave
this sea can be both raged or still
wild, wonderful and wicked, prepared, never take lightly
this mysterious ocean

© Lissie Bull 2017

I love the ocean, its waves and the mysterious depts.
I find myself drawn to its beauty, whether, gentle or enraged.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

It will soon be Father's Day
Why not give him a personalised poem.

My Hero....!

Father, my hero
you're one of a kind
protective and caring
always on my mind

my knight in bright armour
saving me from all harm
strong and determined
yet loving and calm !

© Lissie Bull 2017 

            Father, Dad, Hero
            always there for me
            teaching life's lessons
            heart warming hugs
            encourages me to dream
            reassuring me .... 
                                   I love you!

                         © Lissie Bull 2016
Steel Boundaries

the feel of cold steel

set out in the open
for what was once so hot
is now dead metal

tinged with flaked rust
from the weather
strong as before
ever standing

against the elements
longer than me
vegetation growing
swamping the steel

twisting round each bar
as it takes over
hiding boundaries
from the future

each pointed piece
poking through leaves
black against the green
soon to disappear!

crafted on a forge
shaped on an anvil
metal creation
stand the test of time!

© Lissie Bull 2014

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Colours of Bereavement

A quiet moment to ponder
to think things through and see
the kaleidoscope of life
is bearing down on me

the colours that were first seen
after that dreadful day
were all so foreboding
like dark blacks and grey

a shaft of light has started
to peep through stormy skies
black begins to turn to blues
that`s what happens after someone dies

as despair starts to slip away
the colours change again
greens and reds begin to show
does this also happen to men?

anniversaries come and go
the light is getting stronger
colours twist and change again
more brighter tones stay longer

oranges and pinks now show
a smile upon my face
whites and creams are appearing next
and a spring is in my pace

if you could see me now, my love
you`d see a different person
bright colours all around me now
as I know that I can carry on.

© Lissie Bull 2010

Ten years ago today my husband Steve sadly lost his battle with cancer and slowly slipped away.  This poem means so much to me and was my first poem to be published.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Life goes on.....

This day is always an emotional one for me and my family.
It`s said that time is a healer, but each year the pain in my heart is still raw. 
Healing must take a life time, a way of reminding us that our loved ones mean so much.
This is year it is ten years. two digits, a decade since I lost my husband to cancer and my children lost their father.  Just thinking about it bring a tear to my eye.

I remember telling our children to take a good memory of their father and lock it away in their hearts, and when they were sad, remember that memory and know that their father would always be with them no matter how low they felt.

So much has happened in these 10 years and I am starting to feel my age. However, I am so proud of my wonderful children and all that they have accomplished during this time without their father. They have been through so much and still they continue to thrive.

It has been hard for me as I have tried to be a mother and a father to them all. I don`t know everything, but I have learnt so much along the way and I am so grateful for it too. 

There have seen exciting times too, three have gone or going through university and my eldest runs his own business. They have all developed in their own fields of interest, which is how it should be.  This makes me so honoured to be their parent.

For me, there have also been great changes,  I couldn't express my emotions, and someone kindly suggested that I wrote them down. As a result, I now write poetry and enjoy bringing poems to everyone I meet.  I would love to help other people who have gone through a bereavement, it really does help with the emotions.

There will always be a whole in my heart, for I miss Steven each and every day. nothing can replace that feeling of sheer loss, but to see my children grow in confidence and start the next chapter in their lives, help to soften the sadness. 

Though this feeling of loss will remain with me and my family, I know that Steven will always be with us, watching everything we do. I know he is also very proud of us and all that we have achieved and all we will achieve in the future.

Love and miss you always Steve 

Golden Owl

This little golden owl
is looking for a home
somewhere to be loved
so she doesn`t have to roam

with bright smiling eyes
she looking everywhere
so please say hello
and show her that you care !

© Lissie Bull 2017

My Angel....

         Ten years have passed
since I sat beside you
a night time vigil
keeping you company
for no one should
pass over alone
so I sat and waited
for the angels to arrive
taking you with them
to heaven above
I was left with a shell
for your spirit was released
to dwell in the clouds
for ever more.

Now all I have
are sweet memories
and the love we shared
locked up in my heart
though the pain of your parting
diminishes with time
it still tears at my soul
reminding me
of what we had.
So as the years go by
I hold on to all so dear
cherishing each and every one
for in my dreams
we are still together ! 

No matter what comes to pass
I will hold you in my heart
Love and miss you always Steve  xXx

© Lissie Bull 2017
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Thursday, 18 May 2017

I love writing Name Verses, they are fun and very personal.


Jovial and fun loving
Always there to help
Never a harsh word
Everyone`s friend
Trustworthy and true

© Lis Bull 2017

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Life`s Paint Brush

Long soft bristles ready to be dipped
in many different colours of the pallet
painting all of nature around us
from blue oceans to high rocks of granite

as each stroke dances across the world
bringing to life many layers of creation
and brightening up our Mother Earth
through wide valleys to each small location

delicate butterfly wings that flutter
perfumed flowers exploding into bloom
life`s paint brush dances where it wishes
creating everything to fill nature`s room!

© Lis Bull 2017
image found on youtube

Monday, 15 May 2017

As the evening darkness approaches
it's time to lay down my pen for the night
for these images that dance around my heart
I'll take to bed with me and dream
and in the morning paint them through my words...!

© Lissie Bull 2015

Bruised and battered against a surging tide of anger

Stabbed deeply in the back by your tongue

Sent slamming down hard to the ground

A small futile figure fighting the elements of time..........


© Lis Bull 2017
image found on

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Black Hole of the Heart

Black on black through utter darkness
deep spiralling holes pierce my soul
a void that can not be filled in
sadly I will never be whole

Anger raging round my system
causing an emotional flood
through this sad and torn heart
slowly oozing thick red rich blood

As all my will power drains away
life seems unworthy to behold
so let this existence depart
from this harsh and unyielding world

Depression brings on depressing poems... that help cleanse the soul !

© Lissie Poems 2017
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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Sleepless Nights.....

Each night comes
and I can`t sleep
for since you left
I'm counting sheep
you made me whole
and gave me peace
but from that time 
that will now cease
for this I know
that life goes on
I won`t give up
as I am strong!
so let me sleep
for I must cope
with what life brings
there`s always hope
you broke my heart
and dimmed my lights
for still I`ll have
these sleepless nights

It`s hard for the ones left behind.......

 © Lissie Poems 2014

Friday, 12 May 2017

Battered Laptop

Scratched and dented, yet beloved
with it`s damaged old keyboard 
my world of words and pictures
shows poems are mightier than the sword

to set up my office anywhere
without my laptop, where would I be!
though much battered, it's the best
recording all that's important to me.

© Lissie Bull 2018

Wednesday, 10 May 2017


A wooden tub upon the waters
with a pole pointing skyward
sheets of cloth billowing in the wind
ahoy there jolly sailing is the word!

  © Lissie Bull 2017