Originally posted on The Wombwell Rainbow: Three Poems featured in “The Bezine”. Thankyou Jamie and Michael https://thebezine.com/portfolio/three-poems-by-paul-brooks/ via @TheBeZine
Three Poems featured in “The Bezine”. Thankyou Jamie and Michael
https://thebezine.com/portfolio/three-poems-by-paul-brooks/ via @TheBeZine
“Something Is” published in “The Wrytr”. Thankyou Efe.
All we have is measured so it may fit and be fit. As a child stood against a wall as if height was growing up. As a teenage boy admiration at the size of others who got less bullied, it seemed. As a man balance my learning and experience against what an employer requests and my family’s needs. Bosses measure you against their profits. Family’s gauge you by what you give. Once an advert advertised a product as the measure of a man. Am I but a product?
“The Withered Stump” kindly featured by Tasha in Inbetween Hangovers
Grateful to Anisio for featuring “A Timely” on his website.
https://anisionogueira.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/a-timely/ via @anisionogueira
forest of keys to ideas
inside your head
swell too much
won’t fit the lock
to grains of thought
need to be held
over an inspiration fire
to dry and harden
unlock passages between
tumblered thoughts, harvest
tears slip down her reddened cheeks
wash his dusty feet. She unsandals him.
Drops from an expensive perfume bottle splash
in her palms she massages him heel to toe,
unbraids her long hair, moves it over his refreshed
skin until dry. Her resurrected brother watches.
Very pleased that “My Strangers” has been published in Literati Magazine. Thankyou Renee S.
at your smile 😊, at your touch, at the naughty glint in your eyes, at your laughter a welcome over your threshold into your home of surprises and gifts, challenges and adventures, steep cliffs, rough ground and a peak reached.