Saturday, 9 March 2013

#ASMSG PEACEFUL REPOSING

PEACEFUL REPOSING
Taken from the Anthology 'Follow Your Dreams'
(c) Teresa Joseph Franklin 

The sun shining so bright, not a chill in the air
A soft gentle breeze, that blows through this mind whispering sweet words and melodies that need to be written and conveyed 
Words of pure sweet harmony, peace, tranquil, love of all things in the present and the future
Natures store speaks of restoration, conservation and all the new in the coming Seasons, Spring the beginning of all new life and plants, Summer the growth has begun and shining in her glory and glorious colours, Autumn the reaping of what we have sown and grown from Natures stores and shores oh yes her shores, the bountiful crystal clear waters, the memorable days of sifting through the sands for seashells and exquisite pebbles glimmering, shimmering so bright that you have to take them home 
Oh the PEACEFUL REPOSING is sheer bliss 

#ASMSG WALKING THIS LAND

WALKING THIS LAND 
Taken from the Anthology 'Follow Your Dreams'
(c) Teresa Joseph Franklin

Whilst walking this land far and wide, there has been moments of bliss and joy
Walking along the sands of time no hand in hand just a desolate solitary silence 
A silence so stark, but utterly completely resilient 
Walking slowly, steadily, steadfastly I see an horizon, full of opportunities, breakthroughs, chances, changes 
Maybe this walking along this desolate quiet land is all that has been needed to see things from a clearer deeper perspective 

#ASMSG A FIRE AND PASSION

A FIRE AND A PASSION

I have this fire and a passion within
A great fire that is growing with living
I can no longer contain it 
A passion like the red, red rose
That has grown from the earth 
It's roots spread wide beneath the ground
Deeper and deeper 
Like a love that needs nurturing ridden of all the diseases from the external world 
A love that I hold for you always 
In many ways 
It is angelic, mystical, euphoric, entrancing and hypnotising a love that I want to share with care and devotion 
A fire and passion just waiting for you here in this contained room 
(c) Teresa Joseph Franklin

Friday, 8 March 2013

#ASMSG CHIPMUNKS


CHIPMUNKS
A spring day today
Love is in the air
New growth
And undergrowth emerging
Love is in the air
Right now …..
Spring has sprung
For the lovers too
These two know
That they love each other too
But he is not sure whether to ask or not
To tie the knot
Well this being the year of
A leap year
(Bear with me now
 I know that they don’t know that,
But let’s have a good story)
He he
Now Chippy (the male)
Is shy and reserved
But he adores
His Chitty (the female)
He worships the ground
That Chitty walks on
And the trees
That she walks on
And up
And down
He would do anything for her
Nothing a bother
Always a pleasure
Nothing a pain
But he just cannot find the words to say
His words come out all garbled
And not understood
He blushes with shame
And blames himself for his
Silly, stupid ways
‘What am I to do?’
He keeps asking himself
And runs off into the wood
Chitty sees and feels
His pain and concern
And hears all the garbled words
And knows what Chippy wants to
Ask,
Chitty hatches a plan
For the next day
Knowing that Chitty is around all day
The day being
February 29th the only day
That is a leap year
When the ladies are able to propose
The their men
So Chitty is ready
And waiting for Chippy
To arrive
And surprise him the most
He standing before me
Looking all forlorn
And worried
I pluck up the courage
And just say it out loud
‘Chippy please marry me?’
Chippy is looking stunned
And now I am worried what he is going to say
And all of a sudden he stammers
‘I willllllll marrrrrrrrrrry you
Chitty just say when’
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
18th Mary 2012
All Rights Reserved

#ASMSG DOORS

DOORS

Doors that are open
Doors that are closed
Which is your door
from ceiling to floor?
The left or the right
Are they going to give you a fright?
They might!
They might not
What have you got to lose by opening the doors?
Open the door ajar
not that far 
Are you closing the doors on the past at long last 
Are you keeping those doors shut for safety sake? or just taking a break?
whatever you do or are doing don't leave them closed for too long 
there is love, life and laughter out there for everyone including you!!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

#ASMSG LET THE SPIRITS SOAR WAY UP HIGH


#ASMSG FREE IN NATURE


FREE IN NATURE
The bliss and the joy
Of the new season
Summer
Is all around
Plants are flowering
The birds singing
You can here
The newborn
Fledglings
Chirping
And calling
To their parents
The warm summer
Breeze
Flowing softly
Through my shawl
Fringes
Blowing in all directions
Trees
Rushes
And bushes
All in bloom
All is well in the
Natural world
Of our Creator
And
Of Mother Earth

© Teresa Joseph Franklin
15th May 2012
All Rights Reserved

#ASMSG WHEN OUR EYES MET


WHEN OUR EYES MET

I knew that
You were the man for me
So brave
When out with
Your brothers
Scouting
Watching
Guarding
Protecting
This tribal
Family
So handsome
I knew that you were
For me
Strong
Powerful
Caring
Loving
Your family
When our eyes met
I knew that
We would be together
Forever
I love the way
That you look
The gentlest of touch
Is mine forever
From this day forth
Love at first sight
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
9th May 2012
All Rights Reserved


#ASMSG SLEEPING


SLEEPING
You think that you’re sleeping
But guess what is creeping
Oozing
You’re head on the bed
Look!
Instead
Your head
You’re mind agog
Spewing
Vomiting
Disgorging
Your brains out
Just take a look
Are they still there?
Ever felt numb?
Well chum
Just don’t go to bed
The darkness will get you
Reclaim you
Never leave you alone
Haunt you
Tease you
Petrify you
Never to get back to bed
The darkness is your enemy
There is no light
You are its prey
It will drain you
Claim you
When there is nothing left for
The darkness to get at you
Do you want to be its prey?
This day!!
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
1st October 2012
All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

#ASMSG REVIEW Tilting at Windmills & Words By Regina Puckett

REVIEW
Tilting at Windmills & Words
By Regina Puckett

Thank you Regina for a wonderfully written collection of poetry. A book that I would highly recommend to any reader or writer of poetry, I loved each and everyone of the collection, one of my favourites was the 'My Soul Flies', a flight which transports me far and wide, searching for a quiet place in which to hide' resonates closely to all of us in this world that is full of troubles, woes and the fast paced lives that we all live
Every poem is true to life, excellent Regina and a 5* from me 

A copy of this excellent collection can be purchased on Amazon 

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

#ASMSG The Time is now for freedom


#ASMSG BOOK REVIEW TIME FOR AUTHOR FRIENDS

Kindle @ the ready and reading time 

#ASMSG WALKING IN HEAVENLY PEACE


FROM THE ANTHOLOGY ‘ANGELIC’
© Teresa Joseph Franklin

Walking in Heavenly Peace

We are all Angels in different ways
Here for family and friends
A hand to help, a hand to ease the pain
A hand that says ‘it is going to be okay’
We are all Angels in so many ways
Walking hand in hand
Through the dusty sand
Through the rain, snow a helping hand
The torrents of hurt and pain
That has lain
At times remain
We are all Angels no matter what
The loving, the giving, and forgiving
We expect nothing in return
Just a happy smiley face that says it all
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
5th March 2013
All Rights Reserved

#ASMSG THE GREEN EYED MONSTER


Taken from the Anthology
‘Follow Your Dreams’
© Teresa Joseph Franklin

The Green Eyed Monster

Why be so green with envy?
What is it that makes you so envious?
I am living the dream, the dream held for many years
You do not want it to happen, but it is too late to stop
You can give me hell and the devil as much as you want
But the green eyed monster within you will send you to the same place
He loves the envious, those that hold the envy
Those that have destroyed their own souls
Their own happiness, their own joy
He loves those that have lived without love
Without a passion, a life without a soul
He is in his bliss and joy
His fire is burning he is stoking the fires for the Green Eyed Monsters
Of this world and life
He is rubbing his hands together
He is cheering, he is taunting you
He so loves you now!
The devil has his door open waiting for you!
The fire is stoked, hissing, crackling
His visions of a mocking, scornful, sarcastic person
Morbidly envious of family and friends
The cutting the cut throat remarks
Oh boy is he loving you all!
And boy oh boy aren’t you dressed like the devil’s partner in crime!
He is loving you; you are just like him all the way
So what are you going to do?
Destroy yourself or change the ways of
The Green Eyed Monster

© Teresa Joseph Franklin
5th March 2013
All Rights Reserved

#ASMSG THE FIRE, THE PASSION, THE FEELING



Monday, 4 March 2013

#ASMSG WALKING IN HEAVENLY PEACE


#ASMSG WEIRD OR A WITCH ?



TAKEN FROM THE ANTHOLOGY ‘FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS’
© Teresa Joseph Franklin

 You called me weird, strange abnormal
Well I guess I am in a strange good way
You said my head was full of fanciful notions
Too many imaginary fantasies
All the stories I wrote were so unreal
Make-believe
Fictional not real
How do you know this when they were all true!
Are still so real and true!
You put me down
You frowned
You scowled
You shook me, you tortured me
You tore them all apart
You killed the living breathing things that mattered
A childhood spent relentlessly fighting you
A witch a bitch you labeled me
You need to ditch
The harrowing, the crying
The screeching, the screaming
Way into the night
The frights
The fights
With all my might
I stood my ground
This crystal ball my look garbled unreal to you
But I see it all the past, the present and the future
The heaviness is lifting just like a butterfly on its wings
Graceful, elegant and free to be

© Teresa Joseph Franklin
4th March 2013
All Rights Reserved 

#ASMSG REFLECTION


Take from ‘Follow Your Dreams’
REFLECTIONS
A shadowy reflection not yet so clear
But it is here right here
Softly glimmering, shimmering
Eyes closed not revealing the dream
Maybe too frightened to reveal the truth
Gentle ripples upon the water
Reflecting, echoing copying
All that is surrounding the water’s edge
But wait one moment!
What is that I see that does not show on me?
Angel wings light and white
Is this angel showing me the way?
Watching and waiting for the right moment?
To show, to reveal the dream
A dream that has been held since childhood days
A cherished dream that has been dismissed, scorned on,
Smothered, rejected, as fantasy not real
The sadness the pain, misery of the scornfulness
Spurned from the beginning, but this dream is real
REALITY
FACT
NOT FICTION
I am following this dream to the end
With not a single thread of bitterness
Contempt
Hatred
This dream is a cherished one from sitting in a quiet space
This dream will now be honoured and cherished
From now and until forever more
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
4th March 2013
All Rights Reserved 

Sunday, 3 March 2013

#ASMSG SLIPPING AND SLIDING


Poem taken from ‘Follow Your Dreams’
SLIPPING AND SLIDING

I’ve slipped, slided from side to side
This slippery downward road
The falls and trips
The sarcastic quips
The jokes and the pokes
The lies and deceits
Oh stop the repeats
The tangled, knotted web that has had me caught
Fraught
But now there is a quiver, a tiny shiver emerging
From within this soul
Quiet, silent, emergence
An appearance of wings so wonderfully surfacing
Wings to fly to say goodbye
Wings to get out of the entanglement
Entrapment
From the black, black widow spider
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
3rd March 2013
All Rights Reserved 

#ASMSG Emerging broken free of the web of lies


#ASMSG THE DREAM IS REAL SO FOLLOW IT!!


#ASMSG I STAND MY GROUND


I STAND MY GROUND
So eloquently
I stand my ground
To free my soul
Never to be imprisoned
I stand my ground
Fighting for freedom
In this world that
Has enslaved us all
In bounds

I stand on this ground
Ready and waiting
Poised
Devoid
But not annoyed
Ready and waiting
For the end
That love and peace
Will conquer all
On this earthly ground

© Teresa Joseph Franklin
24th April 2012
All Rights Reserved