Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Emily...



Sit Emily

On the naughty chair

She's been

A very bad girl

She's poisoned

Her mother

Dismembered

Her brother

And daddy is

Food for the worms




Poem only  © Copyright Lynn Gerrard

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Share With Me...




Share with me

Neither your riches

Nor your kingdom

Share with me

Nothing more

Than a kiss

That I may journey

To your soul

And forever bide



Poem only  © Copyright Lynn Gerrard

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Humpty Dumpty...





Humpty Dumpty's world was at war

Humpty Dumpty watched his world fall

And all the politicians through lies and deceit

Couldn't put Humpty's world back on its feet!




Poem only  © Copyright Lynn Gerrard

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Woe...



Woe is the poet

For he feels the loss

Of everything

Before its demise


© Copyright Lynn Gerrard

Sunday, 10 July 2016

The Visitor...




You seem quite shocked to see me

I know the hour is late

And I hope you will forgive me

For arriving in this state

I didn't have a chance to change

It's been a messy day

With one thing and another

But I'm here now just to say

Did you tell your wife about us?

Does anybody know?

Oh dear, you've gone quite ashen

I presume the answer's no?

Not to worry, I won't talk

My words are just for you

Every night I'll come to chat

It's the least that I can do

To cement our new relationship

And extend our brief encounter

Though you seem too stunned to offer much

You're not as pushed on banter


As you were with foot on pedal


When you raced home from the pub

Oblivious to others


Who were also on that road


As I was when you hit me


And left me lying there


Uncaring of your actions

In your alcohol fuelled blur


Too eager to desert the scene


Where my bleeding, broken shape


Breathed out its last

Through blood choked gasps

As you made your escape


And so I stand before you now


A permanent reminder

Of my derision at your decision

To be a drunken driver




Poem only ©  Copyright Lynn Gerrard 2.8.2012

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Betrayal...




Fear not

The forceful hand

Of thine enemy



Fear more

The poisonous kiss

Of thy friend






Poem only © Copyright Lynn Gerrard

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

No Return...



I have dried the tears of others

Even when they've caused my own

I have loyally kept them company

Whilst they've let me walk alone

I have listened to their heartaches

When they've had no ear for mine

I have moved my world to suit them

Yet been denied their time

I have taken on their worries

Despite mine weighing me down

I have handed them a lifeline

As they've stood by and watched me drown

I have respected their opinions

They've held mine with disregard

Why do I strive to make their lives easier

Whilst they delight in making mine hard?



Poem only  © Copyright Lynn Gerrard