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Mainstream poems set #001

AUTUMN LEAVES
Cascading colours
Red, yellow, brown amongst them,
Autumn leaves falling.

AUTUMN LEAVES FALLING
Autumn Leaves Falling
Brown and orange, red and green;
Winter’s on the way.

NIGHTMARES COME
Awful Nightmares come
Murdering the ones you love,
Ev'ry single night.

TORRID FEVER DREAMS
Torrid fever dreams
Murdering your family,
In the dream abode.

PIECES OF MY LIFE
Remembering back
All of the way back to you:
Pieces of my life.

SPEAK YOUR MIND!
Speak your mind always!
Surely only dictators
Could lament free speech?

ADRIFT
Seeds of dissension
Separate the strongest bonds,
Cutting you adrift.

ALL MY HAIKU
All of my haiku
Are in five-seven-five form;
The proper structure!

ALL OF MY DREAMS
All of my dreams have
turned to nightmares. All my hopes
have come to nothing.

ANGEL OF THE APOCALYPSE
I’ve seen the Angel
of the Apocalypse. She
says she’ll be here soon.

ANNIE FANNY CRADDOCK
Re: Annie Fanny and Fanny Craddock
Why not simply nationalise them?
Preferably without compensation!

BLINDING HAILSTORMS
A blinding hailstorm
Shatters your bones and freezes,
The life out of you.

BLUE EYES
Your blue eyes shining
Like a beacon in the night,
Burning into my heart.

DINNER TIME AT THE ZOO
“Will he eat me?” thinks
the white bird. “Should I eat him?”
thinks the gray rhino.

IN JESUS I CAN TRUST
In Jesus I trust
To always look after me,
To always be near.

THE LORD IS GOOD
Jesus is so good
He leads me and he guides me,
Through all life’s travails.

SHRIEK AND SHRIEK AGAIN
Shriek and shriek again
Banshee girls on tennis courts,
Putting off rivals.

UNBEARABLE THOUGHTS (I)
Unbearable thoughts
Of the better times in life,
Now left far behind.

THE DELUGE (II)
A summer deluge
Half drowned Chihuahua,
Struggles in surging waters.

FOGHORNS IN THE NIGHT (II)
Foghorns in the night
Blare out eerie warnings,
Of dangers yet unseen.

THE GREAT ARCHITECT (III)
God of old Chaldee
Joined with great Osiris,
To lead a modern sect.

THE HAIKU (II)
Odd three-lined poems
Of seventeen syllables:
Five, seven, then five.

HOLLOWNESS (II)
A hollow feeling
In your heart, in your soul:
Your love is far away.

INDIAN RUINS (II)
Indian village
Fallen into ruins now,
But once standing proud.

LIGHTNING STRIKES (III)
Thunderclaps, lightning
strikes. A tree cleft in two,
Left black and smouldering.

RAMPAGING WINDS (II)
Winds that roar like beasts
Rampaging throughout the towns,
Levels all insight.

REGRETS (II)
Minds torn by regrets
Evil thoughts tormenting,
Keeps your heart from healing.

SONG OF THE NIGHT (II)
In the dark of night
A siren’s sweet song of love,
Calls you to her arms.

THE VALKYRIES (II)
Beautiful maidens
Riding upon winged chargers,
To claim dead heroes.

VELVET EYES (II)
Deep limpid pools that
Make me yearn to dive into,
My woman’s embrace.

WAR PLANES (II)
Images of war
Planes drop whistling death upon,
Those about to die.

THE WIDOWS’ WALK (II)
A rocky peak, where
Fisherwives wait in vain for,
Husbands lost at sea.

WORDS OF LOVE (II)
Your special woman
Lulls you with her charms; talking
In the words of love.

TENEBROUS WAVES (II)
Tenebrous waves break
Over rocks; white and foaming,
Lashing in anger.

WORDS OF LOVE (I)
Your special woman
Lulls you with her charms; talks to you
In words of love.

YELLOW LIGHT BURNING
Yellow light burns bright
From energy released as,
Enzymes devour ores.

YOU WELCOME DEATH
A victim of war
You welcome death to your bed,
To conquer your pain.

THE END
© Copyright 2021, Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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