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‘The out from under’
Mar 1st, 2014 by Entropy

A quickfire poem – from the hip, without polish

‘The out from under’

I struggle beneath his ego
It takes up all the place
I’m pressed into the corner
The walls press on my face

I cannot seem to move
It’s getting hard to manage
He’s sitting on my head
And doing lots of damage

I’m choking in his shadow
To find the smallest chink of light
I will not give up trying
But I am too tired to fight

I don’t know who I’m fighting
Is it him or is it me?
Is this my ego bruising
Or has his begun to breed?

If he’d move over just a tiny bit
And make a little room
Then there’d be air and light and space enough
For everyone to bloom.

I’ll never win by jealousy,
Nor competing. Not by rage.
The book of me is all my own
So turn to my next page

I only win if I do not fight
And don’t give mind to trouble
It’s time to breath in my own light
And pop him like a bubble.

– a quickfire poem
By Kathie Kingsley-Hughes

‘The Tiny Me’
Mar 1st, 2014 by Entropy

A quickfire poem – from the hip, without polish

‘The Tiny Me’

There’s a little me, who I hear, who I know…

She’s very small and quiet and she doesn’t show.

But she’s wise and brave and doesn’t give in.
While I struggle and fight and can never win.

Her voice is soft and often lost
amid the daily clamour.
She doesn’t seek a word of praise, competing for the glamour.

And she carries on regardless, in her child-like playful way,
never worrying or caring if her toils see light of day.

If you care to hear her speaking, you may have to listen hard.
But first please drop all your judgements and soften up your heart.

As the outside me grows older, she doesn’t seem to age.
And the outside me gets colder, she never feels my rage.

She just plods on in darkness, not seeking the smallest chink of light, while I struggle to be noticed and fuss and fume and fight.

I wish that I could be her, if only for a minute.

And then perhaps I’d free her …
… to live beyond my limits.

A quickfire poem by Kathie Kingsley-Hughes

But Love
May 31st, 2012 by Entropy

But Love

Stepping into a new life every day,
touch is fleeting, but
love endures.

But love is just
a construct of my mind.
My only hope that it is
similarly constructed
in yours.

Attached silken bond,
binds as it winds
between us, like
a velvet hawser,
from me
to you.
And back again.

But love cannot be known.
Are you lying
as you are lying next to me?
Does silken bond bend
from heart to heart?
Or hip to hip?
Or flap free like
toilet paper
from my heel?

But love Is trust.
Is that me
trusting you,
or am I trusting me?

In The Orchard
Dec 16th, 2011 by Entropy

In The Orchard by Entropy

When I was nine
I bit a peach,
my teeth hit
sudden stone
it made me bleed
sharp iron tang
into my mouth.

The split peach stone
fell to the floor,
its chance of
beginning
new life
hardening,
forgotten.

The peach juice
mixed with
bright lip blood
dripped down
onto my chin.

I spat peach flesh
onto the ground, to
rot and mingle
with the grass.

I’ve never
tasted peach
since then,
not even in a pie,
without recalling
that blood red tang
when I was
only nine.

“Hand-Span/Brain-Pan”
May 31st, 2011 by Entropy

Hand-Span/Brain-Pan”

What is me?

As I sit, my elbows

resting on the desk,
eyes tight shut,
head-in-hand,
I am struck by
the narrow
width
of my temples
between my thumb
and forefinger.

Is this all I am?

The entirety of
my being contained
within a
hand-span?

I could live without
ear, leg, appendix,arm,
bowel, fingers, tongue,
hair, eye, tonsil, breast,
kidney, tooth, lung.
Not one of these things
is essentially
me. If it was lying
on the desk before
me, I would no more
feel that I was
there, instead of here.

Yes, there is more
to me that
keeps me living, but
all that is me thus
is contained within
my hand with
some mere warm offal,
attached.

And yet, if I had not
a hand,
if I am not
also hand,
I would not
know this;
could not
measure,
my brain-span
thus.

What is me?
Am I hand or
am I brain-pan?
Perhaps I am
both, and
neither.

 

Poem: “Tea”
May 19th, 2011 by Entropy

“Tea”

Where would I be
without that blessing,
the humble
cup of tea?
It can revive
when I am tired
and restore serenity.
And the sacred offer
to make the tea
is a ritual
in this family.

The warmth in a mug,
full of hot
sweet love,
never ceases
to amaze.
And the daughter
who makes tea
for me
is always due
some praise.

(hint, hint)

By Entropy
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Poem: “Before Easter Day” #NaPoWriMo
Apr 24th, 2011 by Entropy

April is National Poetry Writing Month which The §purious Collective have entered in order to write a poem a day for 30 days throughout the month of April 2011! This poem is by Entropy

A poem for day 23:
“Before Easter Day”

Sitting up in bed, almost enough
spring sunshine streaming through
to bounce me out.

Listening to the bird, just there
singing in the unruly bush
beneath my window.

I can just hear the waves
on the beach below,
scouring away the pebbles.

Children clamouring for a day
of pink chicks and chocolate eggs
and happier memories.

I look up to the church on the hill
where the still-cold earth cradles
my father and brother.

One single streak from a passing jet
mars the perfect
resurrection sky.

Entropy (Kathie Kingsley-Hughes)

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Poem: “Fast Rhyme?” #NaPoWriMo
Apr 21st, 2011 by Entropy

April is National Poetry Writing Month which The §purious Collective have entered in order to write a poem a day for 30 days throughout the month of April 2011! This poem is by Entropy

A poem for day 21: “Fast Rhyme?”

I have been remiss
in NaPoWriMo, and this
is something that I
must now fast rectify.

For it’s very much worse
not sharing your verse
because your rhyme got in a knot
than someone like me, who plain forgot!

My problem was, as you will see
my damned and blasted Windows PC,
one fatal error message on the screen alerted
and thus my April poems were diverted.

But should you consider
this entry delivers
or at least is not too badly hated
then my omission has been compensated.

Entropy (Kathie Kingsley-Hughes)

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Poem: “Why Blame Mother Nature” #NaPoWriMo
Apr 17th, 2011 by Entropy

April is National Poetry Writing Month which The §purious Collective have entered in order to write a poem a day for 30 days throughout the month of April 2011! This poem is by Entropy

A poem for day 17:
“Why Blame Mother Nature”

Why do they blame me for tsunami?
Nothing of nature makes the water
rush in on my living things.

Why do they blame me for volcano?
When hot gases spew into the air
choking my living things.

Why do they blame me for the earthquake?
If the ground shakes and brings the
roof down on my living things.

Why do they blame me for the storm?
When the wind blows and the rain
lashes at my living things.

Why do they blame me for the sun?
When it hangs in the sky and blazes
fire upon my living things.

Why do they blame me for the seasons?
When the earth turns and heats or
freezes my living things.

Why do they blame me for man?
When I gave him a brain to decide how
best to care for living things.

Entropy (Kathie Kingsley-Hughes)

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Poem: “Nature’s music” #NaPoWriMo
Apr 16th, 2011 by Dusty

April is National Poetry Writing Month which The §purious Collective have entered in order to write a poem a day for 30 days throughout the month of April 2011!  This poem is by Dusty:

A poem for day seventeen:
Nature’s Music

Under the cloudy sunlight

I wander as the day passes to night

And listen to the wishes

in nature’s sweet whispers.

 

High above I see the trees

Swaying in the gentle breeze

Dancing to the music of the Earth

A gift that carries no monetary worth

Their tired fellows lean upon

The shoulders of the younger ones

As the others play and sing songs

Under the light of the dimming sun

 

Many others walk this path

And do they notice the smells

The grass?

Do they see the trees play?

And hear the sounds from over the way?

 

The world is full of mystery

That some refuse to see

Not me, however

Never me.

by Dusty

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