light

if the end seems far out of sight
angle your face towards the light
the shadows it will chase away
and brighten up the darkest day

though your pain can be hard to bear
you will surely find comfort there
and if your heart is sore and sad
know that this light will make you glad

but each new day brings wind and rain
it seems the sun won’t shine again
where is it that I’ll find this light?
the chance of sunny spells is slight

the light is in your children’s eyes
it glows there in your partner’s guise
it shines out in your cat’s loud purr
it softly lies in pet’s soft fur

so see the light and let it in
remember there is joy within
there is much more to life than pain
and you have everything to gain

so stop and feel the light of love
this light’s not just from sky above
let all your darkness melt away
now in love’s arms you gently lay

 

This is an attempt at a Cyhydedd Fer, which is a form of Welsh poetry. To be honest I’m not entirely sure about rhyming … I wonder if it makes a poem seem less real, and more like a Nursery Rhyme, but I like the traditions and sometimes like to give them a go. I hope you feel the positive message of this poem, whether or not you enjoy a rhyme!

Feverish Nonsense

I feel a little feverish
(both metaphor and physical)
There’s a flush on my cheeks
(and a pain in my ear)

And I’m thinking about thinking about you
(An entirely different kind of you)
And I’m thinking I should be thinking about work

Though my mind wanders
And begins its ponders

On topics of distance
(slightly exaggerated)
Numbers and equations
(known and imaginated)

And I’m making up words now
Just to get a rhyme
And I’m making no sense now
But really what’s new?
And I’m wishing for a pub now
And a nice long pint
Where we could just sit now
Just me and you

Drunken Poetry

i never tried
before to write
while pie-eyed
in low light
and drinking
the biggest glass
of shrinking
spirits turned to gas
and trying to rhyme
a bottle of archers
just in time
with angry marchers
round my head
waving placards that say
i should go to bed
tomorrow is another day
but its still early
so I’ll drink some more
and i watch tv blurrily
cos my back is sore
and i am worth more
than nothing it seems