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Topic: The poetry corner - post your poems in here

  1. mmMekitty
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    18 September 2021 in reply to Sophie_M

    Hello Sophie M

    I have been reading many poems tonight. It has been a wonderful diversion.

    Makes me think I would like to post some poems I have written here. I like to put my name to 'real' writing I have worked on. I have a pseudonym I would be happy to use instead. would that be okay?

    (Just between us, I should of used this pseudonym as my username in the first place, perhaps??? Oh, but I lahve Mekitty!)

  2. Deeply  Honest
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    15 October 2021 in reply to Jo3
    can you describe to me the little girl you used to be? She sounds like someone you like to spend time with,someone special why?
  3. pl515p1
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    Shine me some light
    So I can see where you are
    In the longest night I need hope
    So I stare up at the stars
    I am falling away
    And lost inside this dark
    Today all I once had is now gone
    Just faint remains of your spark

    These words are mere pieces
    To a puzzle without end
    Some things I should have told you
    That escape while I descend

    These little phrases of thought
    I give them to you
    I hope you can see them
    I hope they get through

    If only I knew then, what now I do know
    If only I did not lose everything to now grow
    I could have seen the way, before it was here
    I could have been on the right path, it would be so clear

    If only I could go back and make it all right
    Show you who I am now, but I can only write
    You some more words, that I wish I had said
    As I sat there beside you
    As you lay in your bed
  4. white knight
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    27 January 2022 in reply to pl515p1

    LEGS OF SPOKE

    How can I let them know?
    When the dark exceeds the glow
    When the sun hides behind the clouds
    Silence they hear...but I scream so loud.
    Some stand beside a 6 foot hole
    Shake their heads and see its toll
    They ask how he could have dropped
    Out of the circle -a forget me knot
    Yet they seem to see clear and there is hope
    When they sight a person with legs of spoke
    A crippled girl pushing her chair
    A man be manic- there's no one there.
    "Storm in a tea cup" hurts so bad
    Like the cyber crow who remains so glad
    Keeps flying and in full flight
    Achieves his art...in the middle of the night
    For some in power see it their way
    Even at the side of a 6 foot grave
    Shake their head and call out "why"
    "Why on earth- he didnt have to die".
    So kind some be they reach out so true
    Smile away "we want to meet you"
    Bring along your vintage car and your smile"
    But leave - what's behind your dial.
    So we laugh and dine and all's ok
    Leave at home come what may
    If I be saddled with legs of spoke
    They'd lift me around- bloody good bloke.
    But as my mind hurts so bad
    Cannot hide my feelings- mad?
    Can no longer be bloody good bloke
    Sometimes I wish.....
    I had legs of spoke......

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  5. randomx
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    5 February 2022

    Reverse , that should've been his name. Mr backwards , same same same. lifted spirits, yet casted aside lifted spirits and yet here he reside

    ln the depths of wonder the depths of lost the lost battles of life and at what cost

    lesson hard learned yet lessons forgot shame they weren't free lnstead of the cost

    So of what do l talk and of what use does it serve l talk of life, and of the all so absurd No use actually , no purpose no song No rhyme or reason , no lyrics no tune Just rants of fake stardust, that can't change a thing lf only, l wish lf only l'd sing.

    rx

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  6. randomx
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    6 February 2022

    Life , it reminds me of the song , Gauge away, and it will too , it'll do it all day, just like he invites her to.

    But what happens with waters calm , how is life then

    Do we need the storms and wild seas, the thrill, the stimulation when.

    Do the Gods design it this way , bc they know far more than us

    Just like we love a storm , so beautiful , so life , is that the way we must

    l don't know , and ashamed to say , l surely should

    there'd be a way , if we only just could.

    But different minds and such different souls, what's right and what's wrong who is to say

    Who can know , see you for you

    Only ourselves , to do what we do.

    rx

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  7. Guest_1643
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    6 February 2022

    The cups of tea,

    The journal entries,

    Cosy layered blankets,

    Soft things, socks, slippers, cushions, sweats....

    the chocolate revival,

    The "talk to a friend,"

    The, call that helpline,

    The, "This too shall pass."

    You say it,

    I believe it, or,

    I don't,

    Either way, I try brew and foster

    Hope.

    But it's not as easy as you say

    Not as simple as picking up the phone

    Not as solvable as that puzzle,

    I bought during lockdown,

    To make this all go away.

    It's a daily trudge, it's muddy,

    It's hard,

    It's not fluffy, warm, or hopeful.

    Not simple or resolved.

    I'm walking every day through years of trauma,

    And I'm tired

    I'm so tired

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  8. Guest_1643
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    10 February 2022 in reply to Guest_1643

    Not my poem, but a dreamy, magical, straight-to-the-heart piece by Warsan Shire.

    She's awesome.

    What They Did Yesterday Afternoon
    BY WARSAN SHIRE
    they set my aunts house on fire
    i cried the way women on tv do
    folding at the middle
    like a five pound note.
    i called the boy who use to love me
    tried to ‘okay’ my voice
    i said hello
    he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?

    i’ve been praying,
    and these are what my prayers look like;
    dear god
    i come from two countries
    one is thirsty
    the other is on fire
    both need water.

    later that night
    i held an atlas in my lap
    ran my fingers across the whole world
    and whispered
    where does it hurt?

    it answered
    everywhere
    everywhere
    everywhere.

  9. Guest_5739
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    14 February 2022
    I’m past the why me’s
    I accept its just so
    But I’m still stuck on why
    A constant whispering blow

    I’m tired of Doctors
    An endless merry go round
    No answers as to why
    Their prescriptions an unbearable sound

    Sometimes I ask
    Is this just gods plan
    To suffer my whole life
    Walking through life on sand

    My courage does grow
    Though constantly I stumble
    Its all a mental game
    To my inner self I mumble

    So what of that?
    My frustration palpable
    I’m trying so hard
    My wisdom ever nimble

    Yet what growth comes
    When life is easy
    I have all basic needs
    We’re trained to want life breezy

    Maybe I must just let go
    Look for joy day to day
    There is a lot to be grateful
    When in the moment you stay

    Then pain keeps me present
    Keeps my eye on the Devine
    Exercises my sensitivity
    To more woes than just mine

    I keep wary of distraction
    Of swapping one problem for another
    The intent is to move forward
    Be unto myself a mother

    I can do this
    I will bear the load
    For this is my special journey
    So many beautiful views on this road
  10. white knight
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    6 May 2022 in reply to Guest_5739

    DAD’S SMILE

    An old porch chair where my dad once sat
    A smoke in his hand and slippers on a mat
    I remember when he’d laugh and smile at me
    And I’d return the honor almost instantly

    My thoughts are such now that dad has passed away
    I glance at that empty chair each and every day
    Sorrow fills my heart and in a way it’s sad
    That I still look at that chair and still smile at my dad

    But all’s not lost and I don’t waste my time
    Cause I still see his face smiling just like mine
    Yes in that old porch chair where my dad once sat
    Is his smoke in his hands and slippers on a mat….

    TonyWK

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  11. mmMekitty
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    7 May 2022 in reply to white knight

    That's lovely, Tony. Your writing of the sweet/sad thoughts mixed with fond memories, so very kindly & lovingly expressed. Hold onto your memories, as these are the treasures of life with someone we love.

    😸mmMekity

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  12. randomx
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    8 May 2022

    Just not to be

    but long ago we suspect

    saw many things

    sadly all prove correct

    to see of not to

    l ask what use it be

    when we go ahead anyway

    knowing not meant to be

    l wonder which be worse

    being blind or to see

    when we don't listen anyway

    knowing truths like me.

    actually truths is of what they speak

    with spears disguised

    daggers and blades

    disguised as their truths

    well that's ok

    l see straight through

    you tell your truths

    and l see you.

    rx

  13. mmMekitty
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    8 May 2022 in reply to randomx

    Hi Randomx,

    Let me see if I hear you: I think your poem is about people personally knowing & seeing, then publicly not admitting or talking about what they know? Hiding behind false expressions? Convincing themselves of the 'truths' as they have decided, but you know, & they know, & they know you know...? Publicly, it's like actors playing roles?

    Did I hear you? Or maybe your words brought up thoughts of my own family?

    mmMekitty

  14. randomx
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    8 May 2022

    Hi mm.

    Not family , although it certainly could be some. l suppose fake people , or a person. You see them, always have, but you try to give them the benefit of a doubt anyway, but they just prove you right every time.

    Take care.

    rx

  15. mmMekitty
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    8 May 2022 in reply to randomx

    Thank you, rx, I understand now. I have done some thinking about this, but maybe not enough. I don't tend to trust my instincts, because they have let me down.

    I hope it doesn't upset you that I have read something into your poem, interpreting it from my own point of view. I am interested in what you want to say. It's one of those human things, that we tend to project ourselves into what we see & hear, whatever it is. Here I think it is more important to see what you want to say. Thanks again.

    I enjoy how your words make me more reflective in response to them.

    mmMekitty

  16. randomx
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    8 May 2022

    Hi mm

    And noooo, not at all. There's messages in many things we use, l suppose that's part of what things are for. Unfortunately mine have always been deadly accurate even back as a kid.

    l wonder why though, it's usually the darker sides of life that are easier to express, ldk, or maybe that's just me. Hopefully there's lots of happy writing and souls here too eh.

    Thanks anyway mm, rx

  17. Child@Heart
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    22 May 2022

    Hi all, I hope you don't mind me posting this here. It's a song, not a poem but I wrote it about my parents passing. I love many different genres of music but this one is done blues style. At least that's how it sounds in my head.

    Days are much too long
    The nights are gettin' longer
    Time is all but passin' and I'm not gettin' any stronger

    Oh you left me
    You left me here out on my own
    Even though I lost the fight
    I still expect you to come home

    Tell me what to do
    As I know not what I've done
    Tell me how to live in a world where I'm on the run

    Oh you left me
    You left me here out on my own
    Even though you lost the fight
    I still expect you to come home

    Pain is all I know
    A blur is all I can see
    This big old empty space is gonna take its white out on me

    Oh you left me
    You left me here out on my own
    Even though we lost the fight
    I still expect you to come home

    You vanished from me to be nevermore
    And you didn't even use the front door

  18. mmMekitty
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    22 May 2022 in reply to Child@Heart

    Hi Child@heart,

    Thank you, so very much, for sharing your words, (only wish we could have the music too), so emotional, with your honest feelings - the sadness, loneliness, & even the feelings of betrayal. Although our circumstances are different, the emotions are not, & the emotional sense of your words has reached me deeply. Again, thank you.

    ❤️❤️mmMekitty

  19. Child@Heart
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    22 May 2022 in reply to mmMekitty

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback mmMekitty!

    I think that's one of the things I love about music how it can be interpreted in so many ways much like a painting or other pieces of art. Some see the writer's and composer's vision and feel as they feel and others see it in a completely different light and yet it still speaks to them and to the heart.

    Whatever your circumstances, I hope you are doing well at this time and taking care.

  20. mmMekitty
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    22 May 2022 in reply to Child@Heart

    Oh yes, Child@heart. Those similar feelings were with me, being denied by everyone, including me, from my childhood. I'm now 60+ yryears old & have examined my feelings &the memories associated,& the new feelings arising with that work I've done, & with having done some more growing up as well, when different perspective become available to us.

    I agree totally about how a writer's work can be & often is interpreted in the reader's mind, with the reader's own experience bringing the new meaning.

    I think any creative outlet for your feelings & your story is a fine way to explore & express yourself.

    I've made a Thread of some of my poems, & have put it in PTSD and Trauma, because Imay be too frank for other areas. It's called 'Poems by mmMekitty *TW*', which means it has a trigger warning. If you'd to like read mine, you are welcome. (Sorry, I don't know how to make links here.)

    Warmly,

    mmMekitty

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