The light went out

The day you said enough

I’m sorry I didn’t know

That life for you was tough

Your smile those dimples deep

Eyes brown closed now you sleep

Forever a light went out

Your moods your thoughts you shout

But something in you died

The songs you wrote I cried

For love you felt was more

Than other poets who soared

Did you want to hurt

Those you sought more from

Or were you tired of life

You died and cut like a knife

Those whom loved you most

They now understand

You were a passionate

Moody man

For Paolo

Storm overhead

The rumbles awaken me

Rain drops hitting the tin roof

My open window letting the sound and smell in

My eyes are drooping once more

I lay here. Waiting for sleep to enfold me in it’s comfort again

The crackling of thunder

My senses are alert and feel everything around

The warmth of cotton sheets

The smell of rain

The sound of my breath

I imagine I’m in a tent and camping. Not home.

The cool breeze now caresses my cheek as I draw in another breath

I imagine today I will go on a hike through bushes wet with the mornings rain

I imagine I’m looking over the ocean as the clouds and storms are rolling in

As my mind starts to drift eyes start to close

Sleep creeps back in

The mimic

Tries her lyrics

But little did she know

The tales were lies

Said your spies

Whilst others told so and so

Thought she knew

The thoughts of Blue

Then started her tales of few

Left her man

He was a ham

But a good man said all he knew

Now I digress

In her white dress

Her lover used her too

Not for her words

Her beauty nor charm

For that she lacked in too

Her lover the poet

As we know it

Sent her back home again

West over oceans

On his island

Grew weary quickly friend

The mimics man

Stretched out his hand

Took her back again

Her minds not one

No not a pun

The madness flows from her pen

I had the pleasure

For she had measured

Entrusted me with her affairs

Whilst I listened

As she glistened

With promised love and royalties too

Said your words

Her story blurs

Was all written now here’s a clue

Others enfold her

And never scold her

she mimics the words of others

But then there’s another

A mother a lover

Whom craves the poet’s attention

She also mimics

Frolicks and turns tricks

But her words are like fluid retention

All bottled within

Under her skin

She’s bursting at the seams

Watching the fire

A boy you sired

Latched onto him as he streams

I sit on my throne

But never condone

The pettiness and lies they tell

They mimic the one

Think they have won

Yet he still sees Her and longs to set sail

A good night’s sleep

Was all you needed

To lift you up

And create the bleeding

Of words to flow

The ebb and the sow

The fuse for the spark

The sound of the lark

Creating the music

The tune for

The lucid

Music comes first

But not always the way

Remember the moment

Was it words or the lament

Let yourself go

Close your eyes see the glow

Of words hear them now

Your muse you have found

Breathe in

The salt air

Wish I was there

To blow you away

With things

You will say

From your heart

There is true art….

Another birthday

Draws near to end

Great news yesterday

The money now spent

Working hard

COVID no end

Will this BS

Ever end

Cake tonight

Almond surrounds

Italian flavours

Soft sponge custard creams

Remind me of childhood

Innocent dreams

Yearning for yesterday

Gone forever

Hopes for this girl

To suffer never

Almost there

I cannot bare to get my hopes above

This dreaded curse

Of COVID news just kicked me in the guts

We planned the date

But realised fate had intervened, rolled the dice

To be in your aura

Would’ve been better than nice

The sun is shining once more

You’re playing peek goes boo

Haven’t you worked it out as yet

As clear as the sky is blue

YOU are the one that’s missed forget the other boys

Give the babes a little sugar

And leave them with their toys

So now it’s left for all to see

The heart here lays open

But the better man you are

A closet remains unspoken

Thank you for your visit this morn

It meant the world to me

Shocked at first I was of course

But then remembered to breathe

I recognised the hat

As my Nonno had the same

The mask you wore of average cloth

The lips beneath abate

Eyes lowered but filled with thoughts

We recognised at once

It felt like years have passed and dreams have stopped

But it’s only been a few months

Thank you for filling my senses

Just like Annie’s Song

You heal me and love me more than words

Tell me I’m not wrong

I’ve missed you so…. and prayed forever

You’ve come again in my need

How do you know Is it my quiet

That leads you to come sought me?

How deep

The depths of your love

Knows no end

Encased in all that’s pure

Regardless how it ends

There is no beginning

Nor shall ever stop

For I shall always bask

In your glow it envelopes me

Healing me through and through

Ridding me of all that is blue

These times are so tempestuous

But I can always depend

On your love for me

There it never bends

I’m always in your debt

For you are my friend

This I’ll never regret

For I love you and love to love

As a circle with no end

I’ve avoided you

Mr Blue

You’re wants and needs

Your voice too

Your smile

Laugh

And baby blues

Silver hair

Fingers too

I’ve avoided you

Moved forward

The pain I felt

Mentioned their names

Saw mine and glanced away

I’ve avoided you

Just as you did me

I get it now

Was never to be

I’ve avoided you

And moved forward

Got a degree

That I am proud of

I wish I could share

My wonderful news

Someone to grow with

And wonder with too

I’ve avoided you

It broke my heart

This rope is so thick

It won’t tear apart

war amongst the four

Sick is how I feel, with every post you press upon me

Manic is your aura, take a break from thinking of me

I’ve cut the chord, purged my soul into other needs and wants

You have consumed the 3 blessings, check your motives and your fonts

I won’t leave you guessing but others have been blunt

I’m tired of the sitting and minding manics as they play

Amongst the trees beside the ocean, I begin to sway

Let me be, release my rope, so I can breathe again

I only asked for one thing and am charitable to the end

But I won’t be played the fool and know I love you my friend