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A Few of My Old Poems

Updated on March 30, 2015

This is a small collection of some poems that I have written over the last couple of years.

This is their second time out in the big bad world, the first being short lived though slightly amusing. I had posted them on Facebook and within half an hour got a very worried message from my friend apologising for not being aware of the turmoil my life must be in and suddenly realised how melodramatic some of the poems were. The truth is I have had a lovely couple of years full of blessing and wonderful people to share that blessing with.

In short my life is not as bad as my poetry. I thought I would share anyhow and I will resolve to attempt to write some slightly merrier prose in the near future to counter the rather grumpy tone of these.

I hope that you enjoy.

When do you most feel like writing poetry?

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Lincoln 25th August 2013

How good that tear feels running down my throat

Maybe it will wash away some of the poison I've inhaled

Its beautiful to finally have heart to rock the boat

And stop clinging to vessels that have already sailed

Let me hoist my desire from all that is past and gone

Set the sails for what my heart alone yearns

The road is still before me and its lovely and long

Looking back is indefinite saline and burns

Let the bitter and dampness of a bed too long taken

Make room for the air of a stand for I wish to start again

When everything is tested; tried and heartily shaken

What survives will be proven and allowed to remain

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On the Plane to Malta 4th September 2013

My first sketchy attempt at an ABC poem.


Aloft from the world that has tired me so much

Bereaved of my smile saying nothing was fine

Carried away from my hiding; my pretence as such

Dragging foot after foot along one shakey line

Enfold me in awayness from tolerable days

Finding less and less strength to keep thinking straight

Gambling health and emotion for every weeks pay

Hanging by threads above a hideous state

Insomnia has loved me; let me leave it for slumber

Just a few weeks to allow myself rest

Kaleidoscopes confused me with all they encumber

Let my eyes shut safe from jousting and jest

Mentor of rivers please teach me to flow

Never regressing or regretting my path

On with each step and all gears set to go

Pouring quickly and smoothly with all that I have

Queen now of agreement pushed by other souls heart

Remind me to be me as much as I can

Set all of my principles through my every part

True to my God and good to my man

Uncleansed and unworthy, thank the Lord for this break

Vile and veracious yet each morning I still wake

Wasted too many breathes let me know they're a gift

X-ray my heart and through all my thoughts sift

Yearning for reality I to you now submit

Zeal will take over and passion will hit

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In Malta 10th September 2013

I sit and wait for your anger to subside

As I think how it may be that I've misbehaved

Forgive me my actions if they're reckless and wild

But I feel like I 'm drowning and might not be saved

All that I once clung to has drifted out of my reach

And the waves they are crashing with more fervour than before

My legs rendered useless as the water's too deep

And I make not a sound 'gainst the storms angry roar

They say we are islands but I don't want to be

I'm fed up, I'm tired and I want to go home

But my heart has been taken and I'm lost at sea

Deserted, forgotten, forsaken, alone

If I hit the rock bottom at least I'll know where I am

Fumbling and feeling for something to stay

They say You're my saviour, You shed your own lamb

So please hold me tight; don't let your child slip away

In Nottingham 8th October 2014

Why must I trip 'neath the speck before it touches my feet

And yell at the ant less it become a dragon when we meet

I watch the skies for Armageddon like a delusional child

All the times thundering ahead with Mona Lisa's smile

Why must I adorn my head with hate when love's in my hand

Declaring abominations when I don't understand

The future is open with dawns open light

But this pillar of salt stays bitter from the night

Please teach me the strength of your boundless joy

Let me see the beauty of all that you made and enjoy

Every second with my wonderful boys

Without fear because with you good does not fade

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      Andrew Spacey 

      3 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

      Some interesting lines in your poems which seem to be a mix of classical with more allegorical elements! Vivid and slightly disturbing, although not purely confessional- full of symbols and metaphors! Looking forward to your next batch.

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      Akriti Mattu 

      3 years ago from Shimla, India

      Wow ..Arn't you a lovely poet :)

    • Hannah David Cini profile imageAUTHOR

      Hannah David Cini 

      3 years ago from Nottingham

      Thank you for you kind feed back and taking time to read.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      These are lovely! So glad to have found your work--

    • Hannah David Cini profile imageAUTHOR

      Hannah David Cini 

      3 years ago from Nottingham

      Thank you and thank you for the welcome to Hubpages, I can't believe it took me so long to find, it's been amazing discovering writers from around the globe.

      Hannah

    • Hannah David Cini profile imageAUTHOR

      Hannah David Cini 

      3 years ago from Nottingham

      Thank you so much for your kind feedback, share and encouragement to publish. I might try to write a few more cheerful prose first though.

      Hannah

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      Audrey Hunt 

      3 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Hannah - Your poetry calls out to me. Your style is unique and unpredictable. Is it time for you to publish? Based on the above comments I think so.

      Up and UABI as well as sharing.

      Audrey

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      I enjoyed reading your poems, especially Malta. I am glad you republished, and welcome to HubPages.

      Thumbs-up, UABI and shared.

      Shyron

    • Hannah David Cini profile imageAUTHOR

      Hannah David Cini 

      3 years ago from Nottingham

      Thank you kindly for your lovely feedback tobusiness. I have really enjoyed reading some of your work too.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Beautiful poetry, love your style. The poem that resonates with me the most is the first. Nice work.

    • Hannah David Cini profile imageAUTHOR

      Hannah David Cini 

      3 years ago from Nottingham

      Thanks so much for reading and also for your kind encouraging feedback. I really appreciate it.

      Peace and blessings to you also.

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      Faith Reaper 

      3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, I love your poetry. You are an amazing poet. I especially like "In Nottingham 8th October 2014" ...excellent!

      Peace and blessings

    • Hannah David Cini profile imageAUTHOR

      Hannah David Cini 

      3 years ago from Nottingham

      Thanks so much Catherine Giordano, I really appreciate your kind feedback.

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      Catherine Giordano 

      3 years ago from Orlando Florida

      I enjoyed your poems. You use imagery very well. Liked your rhymes also.

    • Hannah David Cini profile imageAUTHOR

      Hannah David Cini 

      3 years ago from Nottingham

      Thanks so much for your kind feed back. The ABC one got a little but tricky around the XYZ mark.

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      Jacqueline Stamp 

      3 years ago from UK

      I enjoyed reading these, and the ABC one has given me a new idea for my creative writing classes; thank you

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