Thursday, 6 November 2014


I’ve travelled across these lands
Never hand in hand with you!
I’ve sailed the seven seas
Never happily
And you were never there!
Rolled along the roller coaster
Dipped and dived
And survived
But you were never there!
You sure weren’t man enough!
You just swaggered your stuff!
Flounced off in a huff
I’ve been to the moon
Oh the blue, blue moon
With so much room
Room enough for two
But you were never there
You wanted the earth
I just wanted, needed you without the mirth
Not the huge wide girth
But you were just never there
Why cannot you see!
You just are not happy
But you just won’t let me be
But you were never really, really here
I’ve been to the stars
Carried in the famous cars
Driven in those famous cars
You opened doors for me
Yet you really were not there!
The wind blowing in these sails
Yet you dragged your heels like a snail
I looked back and you were gone
Gone, gone, gone
You were not really here or there
I didn’t want to change anything about you!
Just needed you here
But you changed all the way through
Distant, so distant
Just like the millions
Of stars in the sky
Yet you never shone, shone so bright
A distant murky star
A shadowy figurine
Trying to figure which way to go best
Lest ……………..
I let you forget
Or never forget
That you were not here
In this Universe
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
5th November 2014

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Monday, 3 November 2014


Here you are asleep under the starry sky
Hoping that all will pass you by
The sounds of the night
That has given you much fright
Your howling brethren
There in the distance
They’ve found a place
Where you cannot trace
Yours ears are pricked
Alert to all around
From dusk to dawn
And then you yawn
But will never sleep till dawn
Then you are really awake
Never taking a break
Your alertness alert
Afraid of the hurt
The hurt of mankind
And all of his kind
The savagery
With all their cavalry
Their cavalry of guns
That they seem to think are second to none
Oh what have we done?
You were here before us
Your land
Your land
Your land
Why can we not go hand in hand?
Across the vast wide lands
And live under the same sky?
Way up there so high
Not live this life so low
That it shows
© Teresa Joseph Franklin
3rd November 2014
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Rev’d Cleminson