Tuesday, September 27, 2016

913 - Some of a Beach

PTM’s prompt is ‘Sinking’.

Some of a Beach.

A survival skill few courses teach
Is escaping from quicksand’s deep reach.
By my way of thinking,
If you want to avoid sinking
You should stay away from the beach.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

912 - Impressions

dVerse Quadrille #17 - Shadows.


Of a life lived.
And of a life
Wished to be lived.
Inner desires,
Inner dreams,
And cold 
Of what was
And of what may have been.
Thrown achingly,
But distorted,
Into the world.
Behind—an inner light.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

911 - Baggage

Haiku Horizons prompt: Carry


We all carry stuff—
Stuff that we should have long dropped,
But, strangely, we don't.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

910 - Marking Time

Marking Time

It’s early.
The dull glow
Of square numbers,
Wash over the room.
It is primed and set.

The deep chimes
Of the serious
Square, plain mantle clock.

The lighter,
More tuneful
Of the overly ornate
French clock,
(Turned sideways,
because it wont run
facing forward.)

In the dim light,
A magpie
Runs though its chords.
Over and over.

I listen to the magpie,
I count the chimes,
But I obey the 
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

909 - Trickle Down

Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week are: infected, irritable and jarring.

Trickle Down

The world seems so irritable,
So fraught with social woes,
The paradise promised
Unevenly disposed.

The fear,
(Of those who hear)
But it can’t continue
Without an equitable result, 
Attended to.

We bought 
The ‘trickle down’ effects:
The rich would care for us.

But they hoarded all the warm bread
And also kept the crusts.

And so,
As these things go,
Instead, infected disillusion
Brings a jarring of the parapets,
Come the revolution.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

908 - Dislocation

Theme Thursday’s prompt is ‘Together’.


But apart.
The hearts reach out,
But do not touch.
But together.
Life is shared
But not much
Is common.
Is subjective.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

907 - Future Imperfect

Future Imperfect

Utilitarian mercenaries
Of deceit.

The loud exclamations
Of awareness.

The active and passive
Of a life sentence
Past and present.

Ah, but patterns—
Words upon words,
Actions upon actions,
With patterns
I can see
The future.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

906 - Fancy a truck?

Sunday Scribblings 2 has the prompt “quaking’.

Fancy a truck?

The was a young fellow called Ted
Who invited a sweet thing to his bed
But instead of love making
He fled the room quaking
As, undressed, she was a truckie named Fred.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

905 - Cross Over

Cross Over

There is a point,
An equinox
Of emotions,
Where the winter—
The dark, dark winter—
First feels the warmth
Of the coming spring.
Hope buds, swells
And bursts
In a life giving
Display of renewal.  
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

904 - Re-Leased


It is odd
Sitting in your office,
Your former office,
Where you sat
It seems so much lighter,
So much brighter,
Just a hint,
Just a faint waft
Of brimstone
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016