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Category: Poem of the Day

The Outside Does Not Work

We are born from the light within to make a difference Given birth and life to add to our world Curiosity, creativity, all natural in seeking new ways Maturity in life, to be better at all things We meet the light only to be captured by the dark We leave the dark only to enter back into the light Seeing for a short time both sides in a balance of life The darkness grows stronger, by greed, corruption and failing minds Mankind forever changing the balance The light struggles to stay light and show a better way We have choice, we think, yet pressured to surrender to the dark We have free will to make a difference in our balance Go within and find your light For the outside does not work  

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The Tree

There is a beautiful chestnut tree that stands tall outside my window Every winter it throws off its former glory of its summer and autumn coats In winter it is kept warm by the falling snow that settles on its branches Waiting for the new time, so it can begin again to grow and shelter those who will make their home Continuous change to meet each season with a new and wonderful colour As the spring now is about to open its doors, the buds form and slowly wait to burst The man within looking out is no different and yet fails to recognise the same Possibilities and opportunities that each day will bring Worrying about what was, rather than what is now Embracing the time to show the many coats he can wear as the seasons come and go The tree does not wait for its death and think of what can be The tree smiles and greets each new season with joy So to the mindset of this man can also be  

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Looking to the Distance

Its far away the new and distance day Its difficult to be in the now and stay Wanting what is wished for is in the future What you have is in the now Examine your thoughts and focus your direction See what is in front of you and what you have been given Do not stray to seek what you have not What you have is in the now What we seek we have it now Yet what we have we may ignore What you have is what you got What you have is in the now What is here is for you to cherish Not wishing for something that might not come What you can do is live in the now What you have will see you right Seek to explore what you have in the now Seek to pay it the attention that it may need Listen to your thoughts for they are in the now What you have is the beauty of you

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Changing the way I am

New Poetry Book now available as an ebook and in print. ‘Changing the Way I Am’ contains a selection of over 30 poems and photographs.

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Changing the way I am – ebook

New Poetry Book now available as an ebook.  ‘Changing the Way I Am’ contains a selection of over 30 poems. To celebrate the launch, a free copy will be emailed to the first 50 new subscribers to my blog post. Morning Light When days have passed and things get tough And in the mornings we may look rough We will have to plan each day to fill Mind each other if we ever get ill The kids have gone to live their lives All now with their partners and wives’ On our own again at last How did these years go so fast? Since we met we have never looked back We built our lives and there is nothing we lack As we hold hands and sleep quietly this night I hope tomorrow we both wake together with the morning light

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Changing the way I am – New Poetry Book

My new poetry book coming out this autumn, in eBook and in full print. Dance your way to the new  Dance, dance in the wind of life Glad you were here and now going to your new beginning For your work is almost done You were once the new, busting with foliage, busting out, Laughing for the world with joy, shouting out I am here, look at me Your frame and structure to support you high and standing tall, Look up at me for this is my tree Clothing it during the hot summer to bear fruit and provided shelter to the animals who vacant  there Dance, dance in the wind of life Now show to all the other trees, you are changing colours and the forest will show to the sky Your wild beauty that you show in this world, leaving to let in the new Nourishing the earth during the winter so your roots do not get cold Dance, dance in the wind of life As you fall, standing naked for the world to see Knowing as you came to this world with the hope of love and you leave with the hope of being loved Now with your beautiful movements so elegant, you dance in the wind of life Will I show such beauty as I dance my way to the new?

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No Title

This poem was written by my Mother. It has no title and I am not sure when she wrote it.  My sister Maggi gave it to  me, so I thought I would share it with you.   A smokey room, chink of glass The bar is full, no room to pass Familiar faces one by one They gather around, the day’s work done Among the faces one or two The village drunk I thought I knew Avoid that man as he stumbles past My hair curls up, this drink the last Marge Clifford

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Drink

This poem was written in August 1916 by my Grandfather P.J Keady, aged 19 while he served in the British Navy during the First World War. Drink There are moments when doubt and depression Make living seem like hell When ones thoughts are the consent obsession That mankind is everything vile When nothing there is will sooth one What, nothing?.. Yes one thing there is wine When all things else fail when every things gale That’s the nectar of Bacchus divine It muses, enlivens, arouses There’s music in each flowing glass And the magic each tankard-full houses Will change to “Cheer Ho” sad “Alas” Then sing ye the glories of Guinness And sound ye the praises of Bass Each beaker of bitter will win us A pleasure that none can surpass P.J. Keady

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Not all those who wander are lost

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king J. R. R. Tolkien

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Poetry Just for You

  Poetry Just for You Many thanks to all of you who have already purchased a copy of my book. Purchase your Printed or eBook Copy – Today There is a crack, a crack, in everything. That’s how the light gets in – Leonard Cohen  

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