Wednesday, 21 June 2017

THE DEVILS CLAW

THE DEVILS CLAW
Is this the hand of future fate?
 Or are you just the devils claw?
And nothing more
You are nothing but the
Darker side of me
That makes me cold
And raw

This time I am fighting back
This claw is my mistake
Taking back that once was mine
Life of so divine
Not yours
Devils claw

You can scream and shout
Right out loud
But I have the claws
Right here and now
The one to defend
And amend
Until the sweetest end
                                                   
This shield of old
Stories untold
Battles won and
Battles lost
I am ready once again
To throw it right at you

I see my light
Shining bright
Blinding with truth
I’m putting up the fight
With all my might
My destiny
And fate
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
22nd April 2012

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Taken from the anthology
(c) Warrior Women
Yet to be published 


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

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Sunday, 18 June 2017

THERE IS NO BEAUTY WITH KNIVES (new poem)

THERE IS NO BEAUTY WITH KNIVES
There is no beauty in knives
They destroy lives
They destroy families
They destroy communities
The fire and desire
The hatred and debate
The debates must end
The actions must now be taken
Imprisonment kind of works
But that is a place where they worship evil intent
Intent on the innocent
The innocent bystander and bystanders
Going about their own business and businesses
You swing them to the left and right
Scaring innocence, innocent with fright
They try with all their might
To stop you!
But you are determined
You are strong-minded
Unwavering
Single-minded
You are unswerving
You are obsessed
Possessed
You are resolute
You want the finale
The lost lives
The injured lives
But we try and stand strong
Strong-willed
Unswerving
We try not live in fear
But we shed many tears
What is going through your minds?
Hell bent on scoring a score?
Well it will be your undone
When we have won
And you are no longer one
Your time is coming
It is just a matter of timing
When we cheer so loudly
Not proudly
Just that justice will be done
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
18th June 2017

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Friday, 16 June 2017

SUMMERY DAYS - taken from the Children's book of poems Simply Magical

SUMMERY DAYS
Playing in the fields of maze
The brightest of yellows
Like the sun kissed meadows
All in bloom where there is no more room
For flowers to grow
The field of daffodils still in bloom
The irises in their purple hues
Daisies made into chains
Children frolicking, leaping, everywhere
Lambs a gamboling with a spring in their legs
Jumping, bounding oh so happily
The sun kissed faces leaning to the sun
Whilst everyone is having fun
The sun is now at its highest, brightest
The heat all aglow with a hazy haze
Shimmering, glimmering across the land
The butterflies flitting from flower to flower
Oh such wondrous colours too
There blues, reds, oranges drinking the nectar
To bloom and grow
Oh such wondrous sights and sounds
On a beautiful summers day
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
11th July 2013
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Taken from the book of Children’s book of  poems

© Simply Magical 


MAGIC CARPET RIDE - Taken from the book of poems Simply Magical

MAGIC CARPET RIDE
Where the wind beneath the carpet is riding you high
Way up high with the birds and butterflies
The swallows and swifts
Swooping, diving to catch a small prey on the wing
There in the distance Swans on the wing too
Maybe off to warmer climates or just enjoying the view
The sky shining brightly hardly a cloud in sight
The sun rays gently, softly letting themselves be known
Oh such wondrous colours and a delight
Pinkish salmon, with a hint of yellow
But here you sit on your magic carpet
Smiling, smiling
With such wonder that is here and there
The ground and land beneath
Lush green meadows
Steep, steep hills and burrows
River and streams meandering
Twisting, turning, zigzagging
Through the fields, horses paddocks and pastures
Near and far
Oh such a sight before your eyes
The gentle breeze blowing through you hair
Purple rosebuds adorn and prettify your hair
As if you are a princess sitting there
Glancing at a kingdom, realm
Or is this just your world?
To live and dream
For once upon a time
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
21st July 2013

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

MESSAGES FROM AFAR - taken from the book of poems (c) Simply Magical

MESSAGES FROM AFAR
On golden wings spread so wide
The dove and messenger flies by
It brings forth peace, love and happiness
Its graceful wings flapping without ease
The dove flies to the fair maiden
He has a message for her from lands far away
She holds out her hand so gracefully
So gently
And there before her eyes she sees
A boat afloat there in the distant seas
In the wings of the dove
The sun a glowing, shining brightly
The sea glimmering, shimmering so beautifully
The mountains as the background scenery
Tall and standing so strong
White snow peaks
All around in the sky are shooting stars
Stars to make a wish upon
Twinkling, blinking, shimmering
Every one of them flickering a message from the heavens above
Puffy white clouds scudding by
Oh why?
This is a starry, starry night!
But here anything can happen in a wondrous world like this
So full of happiness and bliss
A place of mystery, mysteries
Fairy tales and mystical stories
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
18th July 2013
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Taken from the book of poems

© Simply Magical 
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Sunday, 11 June 2017

EMERALD SEAS


EMERALD SEAS
Oceans deep
Oceans wide
Oceans near and far
From top to bottom
Waves so high
Waves so low
Waves spraying
Waves as white as snow
Rolling
Breaking
Tidal waves
White horses
Riding high
Dolphins riding the waves
Gliding
Sliding
Sashaying
Skiing
Slithering
Frolicking
Playing
Leaping
Dancing
Through the waves
Dolphins
Leading the way
Out of danger
Perils
Threats
Hazards
Their reputations
Standings
Reputes
Characters
Hold no bars
They have been the saviors
Rescuers
Redeemers
Protectors
To all mankind
Stranded
Shipwrecked at sea
A guiding light
In the midst of the sea
In the darkest of nights
A beacon of light
And hope

© Teresa Joseph Franklin
24th June 2012

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