Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Hidden Words

Need, want, uncertainty.
Burning like a knife,
twisted into flesh.
Subtle pauses,
not knowing, searching
every letter.
Lifes dictionary lost.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Unpaid Overtime

Behind the iron mask, heat and perspiration mix,
as metal twisted and fired is
formed and left, enviously, to
cool. At the end of a long night
night, in the face of the bitter
winter wind and mist, we bask
in our frostbitten faces. Laughter
fills the air as the noise of the works
drifts away. The sound of a traction engine, eruptions of metal and flames,
bring back memories of time served
in steaming furnaces, Blackened faces,
stained, torn overalls, bleeding hands,
but no Kings shilling for this shift.

Friday, 25 April 2014


You've been there since I was a lad,
A parents threat when I was bad
Sharp white fangs, and bulging eyes
there to stop me telling lies.
I'm all grown up but still you prowl
underneath I hear your growl
The scrape of claws on woollen thread
As you crawl below my bed.
Now I can't sleep, I dread to slumber
Just in case you care to lumber
from beneath my place of rest
and put your teeth to the test.
So please beast stay in your void
and stop me feeling paranoid.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014


Blending in, unseen,
Camouflaged among the many
Trying to be missed.
Now is time to forget to be afraid,
and step into the light.