Confusion 1 by Peter Rivendell A game with destiny? You decide. [169 words]
Threats by Peter Rivendell Sometimes, even in a crowded place you can feel totally alone... [73 words]
You Deserved It All by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A poem about anger. [143 words]
What Whales Dream by Stuart Eric Longridge A 500 million year old reincarnated whale day dreaming what it was like when he was a stupid ... [124 words]
Wake Up Sleepy Dead by Stuart Eric Longridge Dont fall asleep at the wheel. [175 words]
Trapped In The Masque by Peter Rivendell A dark hymn for troubled times. [120 words]
Trails, A Collection Of Verse by Akanihu C Wilson A collection of verse. [1,051 words]
Thoughts At An End by Eric A Hofmann Met a girl. It didn't work out like I thought it would. She was my first love. It is a pr... [179 words]
The Waking by Keri McGriff - [16 words]
The Mists Of Dreams by Judith Goff Sensuality. [69 words]
The Maya by Stuart Eric Longridge Lost but not forgotten. [221 words]
The Internal Storm by L A Winterburn A poem about what its like when I get a panic attack and the hope that I feel, that things w... [96 words]
Subliminal Messages by Stuart Eric Longridge Don't talk crap. [114 words]
Spirit Dancer by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [514 words]
Sisters Of The Heart by Judith Goff In Memory of Joey Callihan 1949-1999 [120 words]
Requiem by Judith Goff -Perhaps a final goodbye [40 words]
Real by R Palooza - [137 words]
Please Now by Judith Goff - [49 words]
Performers by Peter Rivendell When you feel like an outsider, sometimes you hope no one ever notices... Written when I was 18. See... [239 words]
Paint My World by Paula Poland A woman struggles with depression and self-isolation. From a strange dream I had. [111 words]
Only Words by Judith Goff - [61 words]
Nothing Much by Pearl S - [328 words]
Nightscape by Peter Rivendell - [100 words]
Night's Sorrow by Rose Trimovski A poem about a man, who has no friends, is all alone... [101 words]
My Friend by Michael Allen Rosendo This poem is about a girl. I liked her, and she told me that she wanted to date me. At the same time... [160 words]
Mans Dust by Stuart Eric Longridge Under the cosmic carpet. [106 words]
Lycanthrope by Judith Goff Poem or short story... you decide... [197 words]
Lets Get High!! by L A Winterburn My new year's resolution and The title speaks for itself LOL. [88 words]
Jinny by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [176 words]
Iraq Attack by Stuart Eric Longridge Don't believe the hype. [209 words]
Freeky by Judith Goff Feelin' kinda dirty ... feelin' kinda mean ... [81 words]
Flow by Peter Rivendell - [106 words]
Expedition by Peter Rivendell A view of the future? Or a view of the past? Is there any difference? [170 words]
Evil by Judith Goff Another song? What's up with this? [118 words]
Earth Bound by Stuart Eric Longridge Again more origins. [220 words]
Descent To Hell by Judith Goff This is actually a song I wrote for a novel. [233 words]
Crop Crap by Stuart Eric Longridge I made one with my face. [95 words]
Creation Copyright by Stuart Eric Longridge Over my head. [40 words]
Children Of The Night by David B Doc Byron Vampires! Dark shadows! Ghosts! Blood sucking! I'm sorry, I couldn't resist! [108 words]
Cave Man Monkey Stinker by Stuart Eric Longridge Monkey magic not. [143 words]
Burn Out by Alan T Geake This was written after hearing about a rock singer's suicide. [88 words]
Book Of The Dead by David B Doc Byron A sinner signs their soul away. [81 words]
Blue Jean Kangaroo by Michael Allen Rosendo Surrealistic poem. [103 words]
Blind Faith by Stuart Eric Longridge Giving away your mind. [274 words]
Art Thou Art? by Mia Angello - [44 words]
Adventure Playground by Peter Rivendell - [113 words]
A Verse Of Doubt by Eric A Hofmann - [41 words]
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When love fades... a lyric as much as a poem...
Who me? Born in 1962. Wrote prolifically as a teenager, heavily influenced by books & the music of the time. Stopped writing for 20 years more or less. But started again...
Some of the work here dates from the "early period" - 1979-1982. The rest is since 2000.
I`ve no idea whether I`m a better writer now or then. Maybe I was never any good! I`ve always wondered.
Feedback most welcome...
I've not visited this site at all since January 2006 as I shortly after discovered the unfettred joys of blogging. I'm still writing and actually had a very good summer of writing. I'm posting a recent poem here now but all my recent work is available on my blog - take a look - http://peter-rivendell-poems.blogspot.com/
|AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (53)
A Bright Blue Cloudless Sky (Poetry) A cheery work about emotional displacement, I suppose is one way of putting it. But whatever you think. [184 words]
Across Fields (Poetry) - [25 words] [Relationships]
Adventure Playground (Poetry) - [113 words]
Afraid Of Buildings (Poetry) Written one unhappy morning, but I got a poem out of it... [132 words]
Arriving (Poetry) Just a poem about the way I`ve been feeling lately. [65 words]
At Sea (Poetry) - [39 words]
Best Friend (Poetry) Sometimes you can`t even choose your friends. [62 words]
Catch The Moon (Poetry) An uncertain tale of "forbidden" love. [92 words]
Confusion 1 (Poetry) A game with destiny? You decide. [169 words]
Curiosity Of Nations (Poetry) The destruction of an old way of living leads to escape and renewal. [254 words]
Decisions (Poetry) - [59 words]
Decisions Of Allegiance (Poetry) As a teenager, I revealed my most precious secret to my best friend - my love for him. He rejected me. That painful experience influenced some of the thoughts in this poem. [150 words]
Deep Water (Poetry) Just another day. I know this feeling but we`re not close friends, fortunately. [107 words]
Distortion (Poetry) Written about a million years ago, but still makes a kind of sense...? [129 words]
Drowned (Poetry) A lyric for a love song of sorts - [293 words]
Echoes On Water (Poetry) - [19 words]
Expedition (Poetry) A view of the future? Or a view of the past? Is there any difference? [170 words]
Falling (Poetry) the first poem I wrote after years of not writing... it`s about a feeling that I often have lately, that somewhere along the line, something`s gone horribly wrong and I can`t quite put my finger on it... [132 words]
Flow (Poetry) - [106 words]
Flowers That Only Last A Day (Poetry) - [40 words]
Global Warming (Poetry) - [64 words]
Gone (Poetry) Being miserable is the new black. [197 words]
Heart Of Our Home. (Poetry) Betrayal is not always the greatest betrayal. [83 words]
I Wait (Poetry) Another tale of urban anxiety... probably as much a song as a poem. [133 words]
In Memoriam (Poetry) Short and bitter-sweet. [38 words]
Isolation (Poetry) A poem about... [26 words]
Magazine (Poetry) This poem was inspired by the Berlin novels of Christopher Isherwood (which inspired the musical "Cabaret"). It`s a story set at the moment when you realise that while you`ve been oblivious to events ... [251 words]
Nightscape (Poetry) - [100 words]
Nightwalk (Poetry) About walking alone at night. That`s it. [193 words]
Opening Up (Poetry) Am I no longer enjoying my job...? [198 words]
Paused In Traffic. (Poetry) The January blues, I guess. [100 words]
Performers (Poetry) When you feel like an outsider, sometimes you hope no one ever notices... Written when I was 18. Seems strange to me now, but can just about remember feeling like this - glad I was able to write it do... [239 words]
Pierrot (Poetry) A love letter, after a fashion. [196 words]
Pushing The River (Poetry) - [39 words]
Random Acts (Poetry) Written by writing lines at random and then organising them into a more "organic" kind of flow - and somehow, it tells a story and makes sense. Just an experiment, but a telling one? [204 words]
Sarcophagus (Poetry) Grief and betrayal in a bleak landscape. [204 words]
Scared (Poetry) - [74 words]
Scratched To Grey (Poetry) ... being in love with someone who can never love you back... [145 words]
Sequence (Poetry) Playing and losing a game with fate. [202 words]
Silent Command (Poetry) - [208 words]
Swimming Against The Tide (Poetry) - [90 words]
The Beating Of Wings (Poetry) For you to decide. [254 words]
The Fundamental Loneliness And Futility Of Our Lives In The Context Of The Vast Infinity Of Time And Space... (Poetry) A feeling. [28 words]
The Storm Inside Him (Poetry) The Storm Inside Him [108 words]
The Trees (Control) (Poetry) It`s up to you to decide. I know what I think. (Title: Control - but that was already taken) [161 words]
Thoughts Of A War (Poetry) Leaving home... [240 words]
Threats (Poetry) Sometimes, even in a crowded place you can feel totally alone... [73 words] [Gay & Lesbian]
Trapped In The Masque (Poetry) A dark hymn for troubled times. [120 words]
Triptych (Poetry) Three linked poems about alienation. [339 words]
Two (Poetry) Just a fragment... but it tells the whole story. [24 words]
Unending Rain (Poetry) Crime doesn`t pay. [76 words]
Wave (Poetry) - [34 words]
When Winter Comes (Poetry) The struggle to connect. [148 words]
We have no reason to cry
As if recalling wartime.
There was no special magic
As we danced to the music
And moved through empty rooms.
Don`t say goodbye,
Because we never meant it,
The threat has gone from deep inside.
There`s not a cinder warm from the fire,
Coolness makes up our excuse.
There`s a marching band,
Out of tune and out of mind.
They turn the corner
And we`re past return.
I can`t bring myself to care.
The songs in my heart
Are old radio tunes.
The art of leaving
Is forgotten as we part.
A fracture in the old routine,
We just plaster the cracks,
And it seems so out of turn.
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