Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Much That Withers...

Flowers fade

Their petals fall

Man grows old

No longer walks tall

Summer shrinks

At winters tread


Much that withers

Is not dead

Poem only © Copyright Lynn Gerrard

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

The Voices In My Head...

They are loudest

When my eyes are closed

When a window to this world

Is denied them

When they can no longer seek

To manipulate

Those before them

But are forced to suffer

The crazed outrages

Of their own company

Poem only © Copyright Lynn Gerrard

Thursday, 13 September 2018

No One...

No one puts 'BECOME HOMELESS' on their 'To Do' list.

No one in the educational community offers a 'GATEWAY TO HOMELESSNESS' as part of their curriculum.

No one in the careers field suggests 'HOMELESSNESS' as a vocational option.

No one encourages their child to 'BE HOMELESS' when they grow up.


And there's a reason for that...


Is not an aspiration

It's a dire

And desperate

Choiceless situation

So don't judge

Don't ignore

Don't walk on by

If someone's out there


There is a reason why

But you don't need to know it

Their business is their own

Just maybe stop

And have a chat

Help change homelessness


Poem only © Copyright Lynn Gerrard

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

The Passing...

Oh, to be


With such depth

As to be forever


For my having passed

Poem only © Copyright Lynn Gerrard

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Yes I Must Dust!...

(There's a wonderful poem by Rose Milligan called 'Dust If You Must'...(do seek it out)...and one day, my eldest sent it to me after she'd invited me to a social thing and I'd declined 'cos I was busy cleaning. This was my tongue-in-cheek reply to her)

Yes I must dust

To appease the demon

That stresses me out

If I cease the cleanin'

Yes I must dust

'Cos if I want the time

To enjoy life's pleasures

I must first vanquish grime

Yes I must dust

Regardless of weather

'Cos that's what helps me

Keep my shit together

Yes I must dust

So bear in mind, please

You would dust too

If you had OCD's

Poem only © Copyright Lynn Gerrard