Love Bytes

Have you ever wrapped yourself in,

Virtual hugs arms so thin,

And looked an emoji in the eye,

Watched it laugh and watched it cry,

It almost…could be real.

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Partial Eclipse

The silver moon hung,

With a black veil slung,

A piece now dark pitch,

The shadow of witch,

Vast sky of the night,

Framed lunar delight,

Viewed by us all,

Earth’s pull and pool.


Did moon look in awe,

At all who it saw,

To glimpse their glow,

And yes or no,

Saw man see man,

Did man frame man,

Blackness and shine,

Human, divine.


Eclipsing, surprise,

For wide open eyes,

Then gone black stain,

Moon just moon again,

Left hiding in sky,

With questions of why,

Who framed, who saw,

And who can be sure.

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New Neighbours

Keys in hand they start to deface,

A home turned into gutted place,

And the sounds they have rudely brought,

Presents of unpleasant and fraught,

The drilling, the banging of loud,

Vibrating ear, vibrating cloud,

Windows futile to shut out that,

Can’t be wiped on the front door mat,

The air has also been changed,

With dust and pollutants arranged,

So all around splutter and cough,

And try and wash the brick dirt off,

They did not ask, they do not care,

Their house trespassing anywhere,

Polluting neighbours status quo,

A perfect way to say hello,

Why are you digging in to stay,

Take your rubble and go away.

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Tsunami Warning

New beach to watch the sea,

Absorb sun cheaply free,

Total relaxation zone,

In sand castle and prone,

All good,

All good unless you look,

At big sign, sea wind shook,

Tsunami area here,

But people do not fear,

In case of wat’ry event,

To safety you’ll be sent,

Just climb up to fourth floor,

Of building near the shore,

And I stared… at the miles,

Of empty flat ground styles,

But least I knew what to do,

Where I couldn’t escape to.

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Fire Has No Mercy

To throw the pink dressing gown,

Out of the window right down,

Five floors, six floors, seven, ten,

To open hands, waiting men,

Easy, if not being worn,

By the child that she had born,

Should she let the flames take claim?

Or take the chance, eat self-blame,

It’s done, cast away from fire,

Frozen image, tragic, dire,

Does the mother know its fate?

Does she dare watch and wait,

Or does she turn to her death,

Not knowing child still has breath,

But was there any other way,

Dressing gown would walk away.

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Birdsong bought with crumbs of bread,

Auditory senses being fed,

Swooping down onto the lawn,

Slices pecked apart and torn,

Little murmurs of delight,

At the feathered pecking sight,

But why not the same effect,

When creature that’s not elect,

Non-winged animal on grass,

Belonging to diff’rent class,

Nibbled on the food left out,

Causing all to shriek and shout,

What nerve, how had it dared,

The bread was not to be shared,

So out came the trap and cat,

To get rid of the tree rat,

‘Til it learnt to sing as sweet,

Squeaking with a tuneful tweet.

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The city shone its special gold,

Stones alive, their stories told,

The mud, the air casting spell,

Adding to a wonders well,

The old city smiled so wide,

At all those who were inside,

And by its wall dancing dance,

Souls joined up in joyful trance,

They sang together as one,

Whipping in Theys, everyone,

Lyrics meaning a mere tool,

‘twas the song combining all,

All a piece, a part of she,

Jerusalem, a part of me.

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