joe2poetry

Poetry from a Dublin Scientist

Bloomsday Haiku

From the Irish Sea
A breeze whips around the tower
“Morning Mister Joyce”

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Written for the Grammar Ghoul Press Shape shifting 13 challenge # 5

Neither Sticks nor Stones

Sticks and stones may break my bones
But words they too may hurt me
Sticks’ loud crack can smart you ears
But words leaves silence deeply

Stones bring bruises blue and black
Words bring but a tear
But bruises soon fade from the fore
While words keep deepest fear

Sticks and stones will ache my bones
When I bathe they drift away
But words can cut into my heart
And down in there they’ll stay

Sticks and stones can kill outright
As the body curls to break
Yet words may work a slower pace
And move your soul to take

Neither sticks nor stones can truly hurt
The strength that lies inside
But words can niggle at its core
Find it where it may hide

Sticks and stones may break my bones
But words do greater still
The first may break my body
The next my soul will kill

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Fugees Killing me Softly

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Written for Grammar Ghoul Press’ mutant 750 challenge # 36.

Haikus 240515

Votes have been counted
The people have had their say
Everyone’s equal

Warm weather is back
After weeks of summer chill
This won’t last too long

I’ve stories to write
A lot of reasearch to do
It’s a busy week

Monster Haiku

Hidden in the dark
Craving blood but can’t emerge
Vampires hate the sun

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Written for Grammar Ghoul Press Unlucky Thirteen number 1

For Poetry Day

Sway me with verse
With rhymes and words
With raw passion
With the strength of emotion

Use the almighty pen
Sealing thoughts in jet-black ink
Safe from memory’s vagrancies
Free to roam around the world

Use voice
Bring the words to life
Syllables in machine gun rapidity
Explosions of verbiage

Bring me poetry
Wondrous, magnificent poetry
Every which way you can
Show me what words can do

Haikus 060515

Talking heads shouting
Trying to let others go
Marry equally

My biased viewpoint
May not let me see your side
Same for you perhaps?

When I see her smile
Even from a far off screen
I just love her more

So much work to do
It could be worse however
I could have nothing

I’ve got me a new book

joetwo:

So you know.

Originally posted on Joe2stories:

Hi there! I’ve been busy over the long weekend, taking some of my favourite stories from here as well as a few other bits and bobs I have had wandering about into (Cue Drumroll!) my brand new book!

Drawn From the Aether

I’ve decided to go all fancy this time and it is a Hardback which should make it nice and durable.

For the time being you will be able to just get it here. But it should be available on Amazon and the like in the future.

Go ahead and buy it. You know you want to.

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Visions

With you, my love
I have visions
I am a year later
Asking you to marry me
I am two years from now
Gingerly touching the curve in your waist
Overjoyed with news you just gave me
I am five years later
You by my side, as we walk through the park
A child toddling along ahead
I am fifty years from now
Old in our skins but young in our hearts
Looking at each others eyes
I have these visions
Every moment you are there
Every time you’re in my thoughts
Every second of every day
I try to make them real

Haikus 28/04/15

The student’s worst fears
A year’s work down to three hours
Examinations

One day, Summer Sun
The next brings wind, rain, and hail
This weather’s insane

I am bored right now
Not sure what I will do next
Why not make a book?

Posters everywhere
At first all No now more Yes
That’s encouraging

Morning After

It is the morning after we met

I wake up early, life filled with possibility

Your number in my pocket

Waiting to be called

But not yet

I know that it is too early

That eagerness may spoil the fun

Ruin the romance

So I wait

Cooking a Frittata to pass the time

Ingredients swirling in the pan

As I recall how we danced that night

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Written for the Grammar Ghoul Chimera writing challenge # 15 

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