Tuesday, 15 April 2014

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

Friday, 11 April 2014

Sod's Law....

I'm the fuck up part of the universe

The bit that screws things up

I'm the shit on your shoe

The keys that you lose

I'm the crack in your favourite cup

I'm the chewing gum stuck to your trousers

The fly that floats in your drink

I'm the period missed

Herpes from a kiss

I'm the fart with a death rattle stink

I'm the puncture that flattens your tyre

The blister that bites at your heel

I'm the toast that you burned

All the lessons not learned

I'm the one germ that bleach didn't  kill

I'm the chance you should never have taken

The zipper that snatches your skin

I'm the grit in your eye

The reason you'll die

'Cos I'm life screwing you with a grin

©  Copyright Lynn Gerrard 2.8.2012

Thursday, 10 April 2014


Unburden me

Of this mortal garb

Which smothers my frame

And does me harm

Release the spirit

Imprisoned in me

So it may explore


Poem only ©  Copyright Lynn Gerrard 2.8.2012

Wednesday, 9 April 2014


The blind man said

Unto the child

"For all the wonder

Light brings

Only in the deepest dark

Can you truly see


©  Copyright Lynn Gerrard 2.8.2012

Monday, 31 March 2014


I know I seldom hug you

But hugging's not my style

And mostly when I'm with you

I find it hard to smile

Still all's not lost emotionally

'Cos I'll tell you this

Every time I think of you

I want to kiss you with my fist!

 ©  Copyright Lynn Gerrard 2.8.2012

Sunday, 30 March 2014

The Broken Heart...

I saw a broken heart today

And although it wasn't mine

As every fretful fragment fell

Inside, my own heart cried

To watch the others agony

To see their world implode

Destroyed by yet another heart

But let's not judge too soon

The other heart was hurting too

For the loss of that which was

And the that which was

Was full of love but

Feelings have moved on

And so Goodbye it has to be

As all hearts did concede

The only way true love is found

Is when it is set free 

Poem only ©  Copyright Lynn Gerrard 2.8.2012

Saturday, 29 March 2014


Who will be spared

Not you

Nor I

Come the day we are each to die

And who will care

Not me

Nor you

As the rot sets in

And the insects chew

©  Copyright Lynn Gerrard 2.8.2012