joe2poetry

Poetry from a Dublin Scientist

Month: September, 2014

Haikus 29/09/14

Sudden Autumn showers
Bringing soaking deluges
Leaves everyone soaked

Date with a dentist
I’m not a fan of the drill
Will regret soft drinks

Submission jitters
Colleague close to handing in
Best to stand well clear

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Proposal

Star-laced ring hidden in his pocket
Butterflies in his stomach
Words, like ghosts passing in his mind
What words to choose?
So much seemingly riding on this
A life, a future
Endless possibilities
Split into black and white dichotomy
All riding, everything hinging on
Whether she says “yes”

Changes

See these two
Look between them
See the changes
Subtle, small
Eminently simple
No more
Yet they make all the difference
And between the two
When seen with willing eyes
We can know the transcendent
The ultimate truth
Of what really lies before us

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Image in public domain and courtesy of New York Public Library taken from Wiki Commons
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Written for The Light and Shade Challenge of Monday 22nd September 2014.

Close

Get close to me my love
Feel our bodies pressed together
Hand in hand, arm in arm
Breathing together, swaying together
Moving in time to the beat
Get so close that I can’t tell
Where you end, and I begin
As if we were one
One body, one soul
Because we are
Whenever I hold you close
And we dance the dance of love

I’m a winner

I’m an insatiable show off!

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Aftermath

I find
Standing amongst the leaf litter
Abandoned to the elements
A window
Not just a sheet of glass
But the frame and all
As if it had been ripped unceremoniously from the wall of some house
So I imagine that
A home ruined
Cold Autumn winds unobstructed
Old lady left in fear
In the Aftermath of the crime
All for this?
Not cool at all

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Image copyright Lyssa Medana
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Written for The Light And Shade Challenge of Friday 19th September 2014.

Bias

I like to think I’m objective
Fully rational
But I know I’m not
I see the world through the blinkers of my life
My history
Through what I know
Or think I know
Beliefs and wishes
Buttressed by those around me
Colour all that I see
And how I think about it afterwards
Memories awash with half-truths and fictions
Yet I find myself defending my little world
Each bias a sacred totem
Every fiction an essential crutch
I am prepared to defend them with words
And in extremis fists
But they are not truth
Possibly a faint glimmer of it
Simple tidbits swinging into view
That make’s me cling to it all the more
And if you think that I am alone in this
That you hold absolute truth and crystal vision
Look into yourself
Past the eyes, past the retina
Deep into your soul
There you will find
You own biases
Staring right back at you

Haikus 050914

Drinking and dancing
All sorts of merry making
The weekend is here

So many stories
All cooped-up inside my head
Need to set them free

New students coming
Could be smart, efficient guys
Or just complete dolts