Saturday, 16 July 2016

Shaky Egg






















Heartbeat in the curve:-
"It's different when it's happening to you"
Shadow hands conduct, disturb
Unavoidable endings personal too

If you look for the helpers, you'll know there is hope*
If you look for the helpers, you'll know there is hope

You would rage in the pain
Call into the dark and out what is true
Justice and death are not the same
It feels different when its happening to you

If you look for the helpers, you'll know there is hope
If you look for the helpers, you'll know there is hope




(* Fred Rogers)









Monday, 13 June 2016

Ring


still worn
wrapping itself
like a worm
digging claws
through skin
and bone
and hanging on
a dotted line
to the ever after



Monday, 23 May 2016

*


just a tiny touch
five minutes out
of consciousness
enough to spark a fire
connection with
the source of all
our instinct
and desire



 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Dad

 
While small bleeds seep inside your mind
Creeping stealth intent unkind
A thousand tears tear through my heart
My soul engaged and ripped apart

Your journey is not made alone
But isolation dark and grown
Knaws at your peace and stirs black fear
I am not able to stay near

They say this is not personal
They say we should be very proud 
They say to focus all our will
On appreciating time allowed

Sometimes you realise the game
Sometimes you shrug away the pain
Sometimes you want the clock to stop
Sometimes you smile and break me up

I want to celebrate your life
And tell you everything will be alright
I want to stroke away anxiety
And bring you restful, gentle days

They say this is not personal
They say we should be very proud 
They say to focus all our will
On appreciating time allowed





Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Living Happily


Just a moment here, another over there

Holding tight to light warm laughter

On and on love bubbles bounce

Now, before and ever after


October 2015
























Thursday, 1 October 2015

Sometimes


The whole world seems angry tonight
With justification
Stupidity, carelessness, cruelty, spite 
Inflamed indignation
Rising to the fight

Sometimes that's ok
Sometimes I just want it all to go away




Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Killing with Kindness



All I want to do
Is wrap you tight 
In cotton wool

Persuade and charm
Stroke away the fear
Convince you there will be no harm
No dark malice here

Only peace will hunt for you
No demons fight
In cotton wool



Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Another Day

Not ready yet
The truth is not allowed
Don't give those birds their wings
Keep the cage door shut
They can wait a while
As the sun keeps us warm
Another day



Birds by Olga Nesterova



Another Day   (the song)
       
              Bm                                    
Not ready yet
       C            D 
No truth allowed 
G                                            Bm
Don't give those birds their wings
F                       D7
Don't let them out 


CB Am7 D
Another day x 4


                        Bm                                    
They can wait a while
C                             D 
Sun still keeps us warm  
G                         Bm
No shadows overhead
F                       D7
Nothing lost or found 


CB Am7 D
Another day x 4


Bm          F±m                                  
Another day
     G         A  
Another dawn
Bm          F±m
Silent voices cry
Cmj7                      Dmj7  Cmj7  Em7
No right no wrong 



Copyright John Barclay and Ali Graham - October 2015 - all rights reserved













Sunday, 1 March 2015

Telepathy

Wols: Komposition (auch "Rose" genannt)Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

 




























That feeling of being alone
But you are silent
Of an observer listening in
Hearing what is important

We never talk about the times 
When I say things without words
And you love me with your eyes shut

That feeling of something else
In empty spaces
Of voids and inexistent distance
Leaving behind no traces

We never talk about the times 
When I say things without words
And you love me with your eyes shut



1st March 2015






Saturday, 14 February 2015

Half way up the stairs

Two circles ago
Practicing together on the stairs
For a rap.

Your frustration at the fear
Your sight, your message, our sound.
And, in the end, loud and clear
You echo around.

Two circles ago
Practicing together on the stairs
For a rap.



14th February 2015




Saturday, 31 January 2015

I, me, us, we ........

Self-definition at a tipping point
Stretches, tugs, tears sinews
That bind until they break
Away

For survival or for the better good?

There is still blood in the water
And on the ground.


27th August 2014


Friday, 30 January 2015

Snowflakes



D             Am    Em      
Several sided sparkles

D                            Am  
Welcome to my world

      F              G          Em
So much to see, to know, to be

     F                               G     Em    
Before we melt and disappear

       
        F                 Am                                    
It’s goin’ to be ok
             F                 Am 
It’s all goin’ to be ok
G                                     F
Everything will be alright again
           F                                     Am
Each mornin’ a brand new day
           F                                      G
Each mornin’ a brand new day


D                   Am            Em     
Surprising treasured remnants

D                            Am  
Welcome to my world

F                             G              Em
See through my eyes and share my soul 

              F                              G      Em    
While  we both live, live on a while



8 December 2013





Thursday, 10 July 2014

Mentor

impatient intolerance

like nectar

no time to mess around

you are right

(although you wouldn't put it so politely)



Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Spectre














Foghorn loud

Inaudible

In plain sight

Invisible

Arrogant, proud

Implausible

Dark pool fight

Derisible



Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Just a Moment














Life.
Love
To watch you
Play, enjoy, explore.
Weaving
Experiments
Fearless
In the mix
And more.




Tuesday, 1 July 2014

So bad, so good


So bad, bad, bad
Deliciously bad, bad, bad

If anyone knew
What I'm planning to do

So bad, bad, bad
Deliciously bad, bad, bad

Up to my tricks
Soon might be in a fix

So bad, bad, bad
Deliciously bad, bad, bad

Feel happy inside
But trying to hide

It's so bad, bad, bad,
Deliciously bad, bad, bad








Thursday, 12 June 2014

Message



After the builders broke through the wall
The old blue broken bottle
Lay forgotten at the door
Clear bright message from before
Indigo deep
The sort you just don't see any more
Not something to keep
But to treasure