Kiss your chains




Commotion through my heart.

I moved into her room.

Taking a straight line
though sideways seemed best.

(Sometimes you have to make do.)


She was ready.


And, afterwards, said:

“Kiss your chains!
Before you go back home.

Kiss them, honey!



Stand up, now.”



By then
I really
a cuddle.



But sometimes


you have

to make do.









(The above piece dates from when I was 20 years old.)


I’m too ill for writing poetry, lately.
My brain affected by a virus.
Into the fourth weekend, and it’s still continuing.

Luckily the fever and headache abated.
Though depression increased.

I resisted a break from blogging, which might have been sensible.
These Sunday posts form a chance to connect with readers, that I don’t want to lose.
With a small following, I fear being forgotten altogether, during any absence.

My anxiety about running out of food eased.
Finding empty shelves now partially refilled, in local shops.
(I could not buy preferred choices, but there were, at least, alternatives.)


TheΒ best thing about the last fortnight was spending more time on WordPress.

I discovered many interesting blogs.
Plus enjoyed interacting with various writers, poets, photographers, and artists.


Hope everybody is well?


HaveΒ you been online for longer than usual?


Comments are always VERY welcome!


Thank you
for reading.




(Art on the blog is mine.)



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27 thoughts on “Kiss your chains”

  1. Love can be a harsh thing, especially when you are young and trying to prove yourself, wrestling with testosterone, trying to be stronger than you are. Courageous of you to have written it down.

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  2. I like the way you write , and I relate to what you write about, the emotions are swirling , life as you say isn’t easy but I think we can draw on this as if it’s teaching us something, at least I hope so. I have never found the key to writing myself, it is sort of ad hoc , I write like a hammer and that can be off putting I guess, never mind, it’s sunny here in the age of coronavirus and I am going for a walk, I usually walk 15 kilometres or so, gets the blood running πŸ˜€πŸ™ see you and thanks for checking out my stuff

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  3. I haven’t read all your poems yet but all those that I have seem to tell a story or have some deeper meaning to it. I guess that’s what poetry is all about. You are indeed a poet !
    Also as usual the artwork is AMAZING.

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  4. Hehehe. Yeahh right. Maybe it’s best for me too. If I finish reading all of them in a day(I am sooo tempted to) I won’t have any left to experience later on. ✨
    And also they are so deep and heavy, I should take them in small doses to keep myself from overwhelming.😌
    So I will read them one or maybe two poems a day to preserve the magical experience for as long as I can !πŸ’›πŸ™ˆβœ¨

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      1. Okayyy Ken !!! I won’t take offense on you calling me wimp, but I must warn you that you are going to be buzzed with a swarm of notifications from me now on each day. 😎😏

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          1. Yeahhh I can read LOTS if I am let loose.πŸ˜„
            And the challenge is accepted.😎 Three poems a day.
            Done deal.🀝

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