Twitter poetry (4)

I almost can’t believe it’s Monday again, August is simply flying by!  I had hoped to have some time to write non-twitter poetry over the past week but sadly I didn’t.  If I want to meet my (self-imposed) publishing deadline for my second book I will seriously need to get on with some quality writing soon.  But for now, here’s my contribution to the world of Twitter over the week.

all work copyright © Karen Horsley 2018


peaceful isolation
inside my mind
tranquillity muting
the crowd outside

lengthy dialogue replaced
with succinct declarations
of our undying love

recognition dawns
on your face
gentility apparent
in your embrace

unspoken words within your eyes
love’s union a tacit agreement

your fedora topped silhouette
an imitation of Sinatra at sunset

the scale of my devotion
even deeper than the ocean

follow the road in faith
you will meet your destiny

Song prompt: Man in the Mirror

look in the mirror
what do you see
not just a man
staring back at me
the world is broken
yet nobody acts
to make things better
paper over the cracks
don’t just sit waiting
for others to change
make the first move
and start the cascade

Song prompt: Wish You Were Here

By my side, you’re far away
Hiding behind a smile
A veil of pretence
Your memories
Changing the past
Your fears
Obscuring the future
Our history forgotten
Friends to the end
I wish you were here


A time and place to meet and run
Saturdays in the park, it’s fun
Tomorrow I know where I’ll be
As Friday is known as parkrun eve

@RealisticPoetry photo prompt

Bitter Sweet

My wedding day with you, my love
Sparkled like the stars above
Your smile set my soul aflame
And together forever we’ll remain
I love you more than words can say
Our vows so sweet, a beautiful day
But all these people looking at me
A cloud of bitterness to my glee


2 comments on “Twitter poetry (4)”
  1. Invisibly Me says:

    You’ve been busy with these! The fedora piece stuck in my mind after reading really well and I have a clear visual of it, while Wish You Were Here was very moving and I could relate with one of my own relationships. x

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karen says:

      Thanks for your lovely words, it’s actually really had to compose a ten word poem! Wish you were here took me more than an hour! 😁

      Liked by 1 person

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