My Monday Metrical Musings #108

Day and Night DayShe wanted everything safeShe wanted everything the same NightHe wanted to experience the painHe wanted to go against the grain DayShe wanted warm sunshineShe wanted joy and peacetime NightHe wanted the eerie moonlightHe wanted wistful by midnight DayShe hated to say goodbyeHe wanted her to fly NightHe hated to say he was … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #108

My Monday Metrical Musings #107

Equip or Eviscerate? Now that I have your attentionTell me once and for allPutting me through schoolAll these many yearsWhat on earth was it for? Cos when I put forth my viewsThat came aboutBecause I took time to study and readYou turn on me and tell meI'm being disrespectful and I know Nothing. When you … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #107

My Monday Metrical Musings #106

Rockin' in my car I'mRockin' in my car! Fleetwood Mac Niall Horan. Music across time unites.In my eardrums Rockin' in my car. A master of my domain. With doors firmly locked. I'm in another plain Rockin' in my car. I don't want to stop. Rain pouring outside.That'll be my excuse For what's out there but … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #106

My (November) Monday Metrical Musings #105

November Rain Pitter patter pitter patterA constant pommelingpoundingStriking my window pane relentlesslyLike it's determined to barge in This thunderstorm delivers the chillLike the wind that hits my face each time I open the freezerThis rain keeps me awake, coweringThis rain keeps me under the covers My son just jumped into bed with us He hates … Continue reading My (November) Monday Metrical Musings #105

My Monday Metrical Musings #104

What I lose each passing minute What I lose each passing minuteIs a sense of the divineAs my hairline slowly recedesLike the lonesome evening tide What I lose each passing minute Is the sense I'm still right hereThat I matter and have a voiceJust waiting for someone to hear What I lose each passing minuteIs … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #104

My Monday Metrical Musings #101

Unsafe What was unsafe then? Forced to castrate as palace eunuchsConscripted to carry guns while still a childKidnapped as sex slaves, never to smile. What is unsafe now? Hearing stuff you disagree withThat threatens to humiliateTo make you question your own take. What will be unsafe next?Having anyone whose beliefs are different Within a hundred … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #101

My (October) Monday Metrical Musings #100

Unsettled Someplace... Somewhere...Something...Someone......else Just never... ...here...there...anywhere...me Why is that?What's changed?Why am I this way?Unsettled in my own skinFearful deep within This surely's notmy ideaTo finish off a groundbreaking year! When he learned to ride a bikeFinallyWhen I hit not one butmany milestones in...(no, no bragging) When we'll finallyTravel to hobbit-villeWhen I get to hostand cross … Continue reading My (October) Monday Metrical Musings #100

My Monday Metrical Musings #97

Hard to fathom C seems unable to fathomWhy we look at him exhaustedScarred, beatenLonging for extractionSeparationInner sanctumSet free like a billowed leafYet buffeted uncontrolledFlurried and flusteredHarried and hustled That's the lifeWe did not chooseYet it's one we've weatheredMany trials through and through. It's not contrivedThis life of strifeI'm not making it upIn case you're rolling … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #97