Join Together


Join together hand in hand
Clasp and hold, unite the land
We are a race, the only one
Colour of flesh? Let’s be done

With this nonsense I say, I pray
Nay, I beg of thee young and free
Take the reins to make a place
Replace the old with something new
You, hold the key to your destiny

Swirl the air and stir the earth
Hurricane blows a passionate breath
Turns a tornado into a march for life
Uproot, remove the old not wise enough

Ax

I’m Burning For You


“I’m burnin’ I’m burnin’ I’m burning for you…”

Held by every stroke your brush paints
How it smears colours of feelings and such
Soaked on a canvas that is covered by touch
Shades, lines, come into view
I’m burning for you

Moved by the soul of your voice, it haunts
A kaleidoscope journey, sung deep from the gut
Depression, compassion, delivered with a rush
A song, of love, be true
I’m burning for you

Drawn to thoughts that come from your heart
Words sewn across with commas and dots
Stanzas that change like seasons flush
Poetry happy and blue
I’m burning for you

Ax

Her and the Sea

Her and the Sea i

Keep your head down
See nothing but the ground

Take a step towards time
Find what you love and fly

Make haste
Don’t waste

There is a world to see
Mine, misses her the sea

Ax

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Her and the Sea ii

I adore your crashing sounds
It comes and goes, up and down

The scent you bring as your waves appear
Filling a willing, that she would be here

If the Sea is a wonder because of its depth
She is my muse who has condemned me to death

You see Mr Sea, she like thee, draws me in
I would drown in your abyss, happily for one sin

Ax

Sick


I am here, you are there, the same moon appears
Every night from new, to full, waning down blue
I think I think, I think and sit, I feel sick
You see there are things in my head, its death
Every thought I have is sad and it makes me mad
To see another child die, fathers, mothers, cry
Enough, enough, when will it be enough?

Ax

My Treat

I would give you a hug as I move in close
Give you a kiss to make your eyes close
Open to a new, a world full of hope
Erase a life that weighed to cope
Love would prevail over fear and hate
This moment, could it be our fate
My scent would fill the air
Envelope in arms that care
A beat that repeats in sound
A rhythm, pound for pound
Would knock you off your feet
My sweet, my sweet, my treat

Ax

Ink In My Veins


I found ink in my veins
from a cut of a blade
dripped as a line
that turned into a rhyme
the blood dried
soaking up eyes
reading my mind.

I found ink in my veins
from a beating heart
boils with thoughts
exploding in my head
misty heat escapes
blasting breath
leading my mind.

I found ink in my veins
from a pounding brain
shoots a lightning bolt
to spark a fire
burns with words
flaming scarlet red
bleeding my mind.

I found ink in my veins
from a passionate will
craves to speak
a perfect poem
trembling with fear
that ears would hear
heeding my mind.

Ax

A Cottontail Hare in a Graveyard Cruise


Scurry about between trees, bushes and cars
Hopping down the street, what’s that? a pause
To see what flashed into view, is it you?
Out at night when the sky is a midnight-blue
Cool May ‘eve that soothes your mellow heart
A solitaire stroll in silent thought held hard
Follow along over curbs and flowering pots
Just to see, where you lead, a sigh! if carrots
Dark is the alleyway, a sense of fear appears
What compels to carry on but with pointed ears
Any rush or sudden jolt, bolt up and hop away
This cottontail hare is aware to keep danger at bay
Unrest spirits lay, row on row marked with a stone
Dried stems in vases once colourful and bold
Forgotten souls left underground and alone
Their visitors now gone to a grave of their own
Flowers sway like the sea does wave
Guarded by angels, with souls to save
Cards and letters, lovely messages written
To the missing of those recently departed
A cottontail hare in a graveyard cruise
Follows along, side by side, a poets muse
Little one with a bushy tail, thank you
As I walk through a cemetery in the company of you

Ax