Monday, 13 January 2014

Least, we forget.

Least, we forget.

Least, we forget
Our glorious: dead.
As they lay: in icy bed.
Least, we forget
The sun: upon their face.
The toil of their labours, to
save the human race.
Least, we forget
We that are left are humbled
by the lives they led.
Least we forget
The blood that was shed.
As we rest in our homestead.


Copyright © D. M. Hodgetts 2014

Monday, 9 December 2013

Blackened Windows

Blackened Windows

Blackened windows,
Hiding from view.
What terrors lie inside?
Of lives torn apart,
By the sickening: crime.
Of a fragile mind: of a fractured few.
All is silent.
Until a scream pierces: the night with a deadening blow.
And our worst nightmare: by the blood and the flow.

Blackened windows; hiding from view.
How far did they go?
How many lives did they gain as their prize?
Smoke screens, and lies was all, their disguise.

Hidden from view,
What should we all do?

Copyright D M. Hodgetts 2013

The Silent Stealer


The Silent Stealer


I miss you,

Tears fall, my heart lies broken on the kitchen floor
 Why have you gone?

There are no words, but a cold silence
And the darkness of the silent stealer.


I miss you,

It was only yesterday, that we enjoyed a fine sweet wine

 Why have you gone?

There are no words, just the sorrow of death
And the dark shadow of the silent stealer.

I miss you, and my life is now incomplete.
 Now that the silent stealer has gone.

Copyright D. Hodgetts 2013
( Written in loving memory of a dear Uncle  who passed away suddenly this year - we all love him and miss him in our lives so very much-with love xxxx) 

Sun, Sea and Fun!

Sun, Sea and Fun!

Nights of endless pleasure
Under skies of: blue.
Moments to treasure
Enjoying our love: just us two.

Drinking ‘till dawn
Not knowing what to do?
Hours of pleasure
Just me, and you!

Days and night of,
Sun, sea, fun and you!
Happy times to treasure
Under skies of: sapphire blue.


Copyright D.M Hodgetts 2013

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Emergency!


Emergency!

From the stillness, chaos ensued.
Rushing: recklessly into a casualty room.
Raced, by ambulance.
Emblazoning: flashing lights.
Racing through the traffic; that cold winter's night.
Paramedic pumping: to keep me alive.
Tubes and wires attached, to keep life on my side.
I can hear my family saying, "Please do not die".
Hoping internally, that this is a lie.
Emergency, please keep clear.
Hurried into resuscitation.
Hoping this was all but a dream.
As my heart: is fired back to life.
And my lungs, gasp for air.
I am revived and glad to be alive.
Emergency resolved.
So grateful: to those saviours of my soul.
On that perilous cold, winter’s night.


Copyright © 2013 Deborah M. Hodgetts