ONE WOMANS LIFE.

 

You watch the fading light.

The shadows embracing your weary soul.

Tired and battle scarred.
To eat you must succumb.
Overcoming the contempt thrown at you.
You hold your head high.
Survival now an instinct.
Trust a lost art.
Each day it becomes harder to walk the streets you know so well.
Your once ethereal beauty lost to life.
A reality in hell relived each day.
Time and time again.
Dreaming of a life less harsh,
You pretend there is love,
A gentleness you have never known.
A glamourised struggle.
For you it is a means to an end.
Yesterday’s run into tomorrow’s.
Today is a mere existence.
You pretend nothingness are caresses,
The meaningless kisses, love.
In too deep to remove yourself.
You struggle through each day,
Every face becoming one.
Every body you touch a job.
You know no way out.
So you begin today, as every other day,
An existence.

FIONA

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TOOT TOOT, TRAIN RIDE

SWAYING FROM SIDE TO SIDE.
LAPSING INTO A HYPNOTIC TRANCE.
THE TREES, BUILDINGS, BUT A DREAM.
WISPS OF LOST THOUGHTS FOUND.
MUSIC IN MY EARS, PEN IN MY HAND.
PEOPLE EXPERIENCING A DIFFERENT JOURNEY.
SOME HAPPY, SOME SAD, SOME INDIFFERENT.
THE WORLD APPEARS DIFFERENT FROM A TRAIN.
AN OPTICAL ILLUSION, SURREAL VISIONS.
BLURRED, LIKE MY LIFE FLASHING BY.
REMINDING ME TO SLOW DOWN.
THAT LIFE IS NOT A TRAIN RIDE.
FIONA

PARIS

 

MY MUSE IS A CITY OF COBBLESTONE STREETS

IT EMBRACES MY SOUL AND WILL NOT LET ME SLEEP

ONCE CAUGHT IN ITS CLUTCHES I FEEL LIKE I’M HOME

SEDUCED BY THE MAGIC AND MUSIC IT OWNS

I ROAM THIS CITY LIKE A LOVERS CARESS

MY SENSES AWAKENED, MY BUTTONS ALL PRESSED

ADDICTED TO MOONLIT ASSAULTS FROM THE PLACE I ADORE

LEAVING ME BREATHLESS SO I’LL COME BACK FOR MORE.

fiona

THE LOST CANOE

 

SILENCE IN ABANDONMENT

A WHISPY ZEPHYR GENTLY ROCKS

THE LONG LOST, LONELY CANOE

FLOATING ALONE, WITHOUT A COMPANION

SOLITUDE ITS ONLY FRIEND

DANCING WITH STAR STUDDED RIPPLES

NESTING  BIRDS GENTLY CARESSING ITS REAR

NOT LOVED ENOUGH TO BE FOUND

AT NIGHT, EBBING AND FLOWING TO THE HOOT OF THE OWLS

THE MOON SPOTLIGHTING THE MOSSY LONELINESS

EVENTUALLY ROTTING, DECAYING

DEATH AN INEVITABILITY

YEARS OF ISOLATION ENDED

FADING INTO NATURES WONDERLAND

ITALY HAIKUS

I love the simplicity and challenge of Haiku. These Haiku I wrote whilst in Italy a few years ago.

LAKE COMO HAIKU

DERELICT VILLAS

SPAWNING FROM LAKE COMO’S WATERS

HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL.

 

HAIKU AFTER A LONG WALK

OH STAIRS, HORRID STAIRS

OH HOW MUCH I DO HATE THEE

CARRY THY PRINCESS.

 

LEMON HAIKU

LEMONS EVERYWHERE

SOUR, YELLOW, GLOBES OF DELIGHT

BIG, BOLD, BEAUTIFUL.

Bali

 

I wrote this poem after the Bali bombings in 2012. This attack affected me in a way I could never imagine, and I guess with recent events it is still relevant.

 

BALI

A SPRIG OF WATTLE IS ALL I CAN DO.

TO LET THE WORLD KNOW I’M THINKING OF YOU.

YOUR LIVES CUT SO SHORT, NO WARNING YOU SEE.

TAKEN AWAY TO A WORLD WITH NO FEAR.

NO CARES IN THE WORLD IS WHAT YOU BELIEVED.

BUT THIS IS NOT WHAT OTHERS PERCEIVED.

HELL BENT OF REVENGE

THEY PURSUED THE POOR SOULS.

WHO HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE RAGE UNRESOLVED.

BLINDLY THEY ACTED, ON WORDS FROM AFAR.

THE WORDS OF A MAN WHOSE SOUL IS SO DARK.

HIS EVIL CREATING A WORLD COLD AND STARK.

DISILLUSIONED AND SCARED WE ALL RUN AND HIDE.

AFRAID THAT SOON WE ALL ARE TO DIE.

OUR SPIRITS ARE TAINTED.

OUR AURA’S ALL BLACK.

HATRED IS LOOMING.

SCARED OF BEING ATTACKED.

THE INNOCENCE OF ALL, LOST BECAUSE OF SO FEW.

HOW WE CAN FORGIVE THOSE WHO WILL NEVER RUE.

THE DEEDS THEY HAVE DONE,

THEY WOULD ALL DO AGAIN.

HATRED AND EVIL IS ALL THEY REMEMBER,

NO REGRETS DO THEY FEEL FOR THE DARKNESS OF THE WORLD,

CREATED BY THOSE NOT SCARED TO DIE,

TO SAVE A DARK PRINCE LIVING HERE ON THIS EARTH

TOO COWARDLY TO ACT OUT THE ORDERS HE SHOUTS,

HE CHARMS OTHERS TO DIE FOR HIS WRATH SO PRONOUNCED.

WHILE AGAIN IN THE MORNING THE SUN WILL STILL RISE,

THE SAME AS IT HAS DONE ON DAYS LONG GONE BY.

BUT UNLIKE THE SUN WE WILL NOT RISE ALL SHINY AND BRIGHT.

FOR MANY THE SUN WILL NOT RISE ANYMORE,

OUR WORLD IT HAS CHANGED FOR EVER MORE.

FIONA