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Hope you enjoy these poems!

  • A Long Time Ago (3) A short funny poem about living in the age of dinosaurs
  • A thought? Good God! (12) A cynical poem about conformity
  • A time of change (8) A poem about 9/11 questioning the root causes
  • Against the wall (0) Supermarket ‘colleagues’, backs to the wall, low-paid, lip service
  • Alien (40) What would you do if an alien landed in the playground?
  • As I walked home (0) A poem about the characters met on the walk through life
  • Blackberries (0) Going blackberrying as children
  • Change (6) Changing myself, and finding my true nature
  • Christianity and Islam (0) Living the middle way, without extremism
  • Curled up like a child (1) Slumbering in the early morning with my girlfriend
  • Dragon Flying Test (7) Short silly poem
  • Eating Chestnuts (2) Hunting for chestnuts as a family
  • Every morning, every day (0) Getting ready for the early morning school run !
  • Eyes like a hawk (0) Humorous look at all the skills necessary to bring up children
  • Feline Fandango (1) A poem about haughty, crazy cats
  • Ferdie was a pit bull (15) Ferdie was a pit bull, With a face like squashed-up beef – His owner washed his coat ...
  • Free-spread the wings of mystery (1) The mystery of childhood
  • Freedom Dust (5) Cynical poem about ‘framing’, using words to alter perceptions
  • Glimpse of the future (1) A child looking ahead at the future
  • God Bless America! (3) God loves all nations, I suspect
  • God, I wish I was an ignorant lump of meat (1) God, I wish I was an ignorant lump of meat To mix unthinking with unthinking sheep, To ...
  • Gold Moon (0) A still night, sparks flying up to the moon
  • Height was born to distinguish between low and low (0) Height was born To distinguish between low and low. Height was sent to Differentiate – The mountains, The seas, All owed ...
  • Hospital Nightmare (0) No one wants their partner to die in a hospital
  • Hours into hours (2) Poem about life and living
  • How to Create a Ghetto – a Dish for one Community (14) The creation of an immigrants’ ghetto
  • I am (0) I am: useless, fool, most stupid of them all, I am Curse, and hide, and sometimes ...
  • I am no stranger to these people (5) Suburban life and not connecting to other people
  • I am the Guardian of treasure (2) Protecting our children from bad influences
  • I could walk on clouds (1) Our imagination can take us anywhere …
  • I had a hope, I touched a dream (1) The journey through life
  • I know what men are (13) I know what men are. Men drink and are routinely unfaithful, Can’t see beyond the ends of ...
  • I know what women are (6) I know what women are. Women drag knives down each others’ backs, Stick in the small-minded safety ...
  • I love you when you pick your nose (19) I love you when you pick your nose, I love you when you fart; A love like ...
  • I met a little dog on the bottom of my shoe (5) Anti dog-poo poem
  • I was 18 when they married me (0) I was 18 when they married me, 16 when I died: 15 and my hopes were full, 14, ...
  • I watched the miracle (0) I watched the whole miracle: The child on his mother’s arm, walking home, The teacher leaping in ...
  • I’m not racist BUT … (1) I’m not racist BUT – These people are inferior to me, Their kids pick on my kids ...
  • In the wake of the World Trade Centre, and before going to War (1) Mindlessly getting ready for war
  • It’s boring being a monster (24) It’s boring being a monster, Chasing kids around, Hiding underneath their beds, Not making any sound – It’s boring ...
  • It’s in the building that the job comes alive (0) It’s in the building that the job comes alive – The hammering of nails, the grasping ...
  • Katrina (0) In orderly file the rich, white people drove out of desolation. The sun was dark with ...
  • London Calling (0) Falluja The terrorists destroyed mosques and schools, Killed maybe a thousand people, Flattened half the houses. No comparison to ...
  • Losing me (3) I had, inside, a bit that was ‘me’, That responded to certain calls like a bird ...
  • Madman (0) Drug-crazed, bellowing
  • Me and my video recorder (0) Programming a video recorder
  • Meet the Neighbours (0) A UFO flits into existence, Flips off its lights, hovers. ‘Hmmm’, go the Aliens. ‘Roger, Over and Out,’ ...
  • Mister Cat had far to go (0) A cat kicked out into the snow at Christmas
  • Mrs. Conservative (1) She lived in a neat world, Hair just right, jewellery just so, Clothes freshly washed, shoes unscuffed, Underwear ...
  • My companion (0) Looking after a baby
  • My Golden Girl (3) Love poem for my wife
  • My Neighbours (0) Post-9/11 mentality
  • My Understanding (1) Drawing classes changed the way I look at the world
  • Nan’s funeral (0) In the cold aloofness of death and the silence of the half-hour tale completed We rode ...
  • News! (0) The endless cycle of news!
  • Nihilism (0) Every age has its nihilists, for sure, But nihilists don’t find fertile ground In the rich and ...
  • Oh Queenie – an odious reflection on the funeral of the Queen Mother (1) Bye bye Queen Mother
  • Old Times (0) When she said she wanted to see him He was pleased – at first. ‘Can’t we talk ...
  • On silent trees (1) On silent trees, on hanging breeze, On sun’s shared moments shaping these A river’s rush cools dappled ...
  • On the run (0) The rich became poor: In Africa the refugees were given no shelter – Their welcome ran dry ...
  • Polar Bear (4) Polar bear going mad in a zoo, a long time ago now
  • Poor Young Men (1) Poor young men. Driven by sexual hunger they watch the girls in the streets, Their clothes, the ...
  • Prisoners (0) An audience of old folks in the neat-tiered theatre, The play about prisoners: Well-constructed set, competent acting. At ...
  • Radio play snippet (0) Radio play snippet
  • Rain (0) Rain – incessant, bitter, unrelenting, Water smearing down house fronts, Gathering in vast roadside puddles, Spattering, Dripping, Spitting from ...
  • Relic (0) Stolen out of her era to live here, Of hers but a dim reflection, She dwells upon ...
  • Sea (1) The roared thundering salt-white sea-flung wall Foams, wells, forms fermenting froth fiercely sprung From forced fractured underswell’s ...
  • See, on this summer’s ripple of love (0) See, on this summer’s ripple of love How the wind blows soft through your hair, And the ...
  • Seven years old (0) Sometimes when she screams The violence of her emotions Is only matched by mine In a growing tide ...
  • Short Monster Poems (0) The Snarkel The Snarkel has a hairy face With warts the size of feet, It spends its life ...
  • Short poems (0) Random short poems
  • Short poems for kids (155) Very short silly poems for young children
  • Shy like a bright whisper (0) Shy like a bright whisper she rearranges her mind in neatness And humbles herself in oblivion, Sliding ...
  • Sleep, sleep the silent night (1) Watching a sleeping child
  • Slug (0) On a bed of foot-spittle Glides through the night towards dreams of vegetation, Will devour in one ...
  • Snow and the snow (0) Snow poem
  • Spider (0) Tight arms on a tight web, Thick-gobbed strands hawser-like Stretched between mountains of dark and light, A lifetime ...
  • Spider-trap (1) Spider-trap As soft as a breeze And covered in dew, A trap for the tiny Is waiting for you, Wielding ...
  • Sport (0) Humorous and cynical
  • Success (1) Success is the wind in the trees, A star in the night, The green of grass, The weight ...
  • Teenage daughter (2) The terrible witch Is a bit of a bitch, Rude to the crows and the people she ...
  • Teenager (1) Slip into sunshine, Between the shrieks and calls of this strange creature Bellowing for the wild wind ...
  • The Book (13) The book came alive, wept, Dragged him in, Pointing out its sorrow – The book let him sleep ...
  • The Boooooooogies (3) Don’t you dare go out there, It’s where the booooooogies hide, They nibble at your fingertips, Then wriggle ...
  • The Curse (34) Poem about a curse
  • The Drumbeat Poem (9) Teaching basic rhythms
  • The Frightening (18) Dark at night And the stars aglow, Crunching on gravel Down below, And the winds blowing fierce And then it ...
  • The ghost in the puddle (1) The ghost in the puddle looked out with dark eyes, Its mouth shimmering, stretching, making small ...
  • The Marine and the Terrorist (5) The Marine I’m the good guy, you’re the bad guy, I’m fighting for freedom. I want to do ...
  • The Paignton Fishermen (0) The Paignton fishermen pause on the long reach of the harbour wall, Eyes in meditation, brains ...
  • The plane trees of France (0) At night they move, great shadows on the march, Positioning themselves on the bends of roads, Traipsing ...
  • The Shadow (19) At first the shadow smiled. Darkness has no weight, and its smile was as empty as ...
  • The Smile (2) The Smile was sinister, Landed on a mountain and Spread (Like all sinister smiles do) Across the fertile ...
  • The Spaceship came out of the Sun (0) The spaceship came out of the sun, Diving head-first in a ball of flame to a ...
  • The Stairs (5) The Stairs Came alive, Slipped Into that puddle of dark At the bottom, Emerged, Glistening and unexpected, A trap to be sprung, A ...
  • The Thermobarbaric bomb (0) The Thermobarbaric bomb Sucks air from caves, Collpases lungs, Ruptures the liver and spleen, Bursts eardrums. The Thermobarbaric bomb Is deployed ...
  • The THING (0) I fished in the lake with buttercups Tied on a long piece of string, I caught a ...
  • The Toilet (8) The Toilet sucked and sucked, Sucked so hard it drew blood, Sucked and sucked so strong and ...
  • The War on Stupidity (3) That year, five giant transporters took off from the Capital, Each loaded with a hospital, Air-dropped into ...
  • Their grief (0) Like leaden weights they hung their grief around their child, Torn from her world of sunshine ...
  • This is my house (0) This is my house, and you are a guest in it. Please – leave when you ...
  • This woman walks down the road (0) This woman walks down the road (With a blank face of despair) Towards me (That can only be ...
  • Through the dust of emptiness (0) A toddler perceiving the existence of the Big World
  • Thunder on the rails (3) Thunder on the rails, the evil train storms by, Black as the soul of satan, steam ...
  • To Skate (1) Your legs become at one with the ice, Warmth that flows into the cold – The ice, ...
  • Tumour (0) I was in the room when the tumour was announced, Though not so much announced as ...
  • Tyrannosaurus REX! (7) Tyrannosaurus REX Eats through your bones with one little SNAP, Juggles your head for a moment in ...
  • We Banished Nature (4) How we’ve damaged Nature
  • When I sulk (3) Oh, I’ve sulked, Stridden away, Hidden in that neck of the woods At the bottom of my garden Where ...
  • Where troubles play (0) Where troubles play, the feeling’s light, The world comes out to see: The wind is calling to ...
  • Wild-winged poem (1) A wild-winged poem burrowed into my brain, Crashed and spun and tore through neurones, Hooked into nerves, Jiggled ...
  • With A Scamper of Knitted Legs (0) Wild toddler child
  • You were just hit by a vortex of uncertainty (0) A swirl of chaos spins across the room – Doors open, a phone rings, a drink ...