Just Branches on this Planet’s Tree.

Are you there Lord, can you see me
You rose up just to free me
I call your name in silent prayer
With you my inner thoughts I share.

I sit and wait maybe in vain
For you to rise and roam again
A world so full of sadness, death
Where you on lakeshores Apostles met.

Or do I see this the wrong way around
Should I listen to the echo sound
Of Bible, Gospel, Koran, Torah
Combined radiate a loving aura.

Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jew
To mention only just a few
Can we all for once agree
That we’re just branches on this planet’s tree.

On the border of insanity

Looked on in horror at the sad news from Derry
An innocent victim whose loved ones will bury
A new generation of growing unrest
Scenes that we’ve lived through, grown to detest
Can history not teach us that violence is futile
Let’s root out this evil put it on trial
For murder is murder no matter what banner
And cannot be justified by race, creed or manner.

J. Poet 7 ( @wordverse.me )

Choose love over money

Look over your shoulder at mountains of cash
Exhausted at wondering where you could stash.
Worrying daily about being secure
A burden I certainly don’t have to endure.

I open my fridge. food there aplenty
Not too overdrawn on a statement they sent me.
My days are not filled with interest compound
But laughter and birdsong a more welcome sound.

Would I swap for that five bedroom villa in Spain
Swimming pool, Jaguar new private plane
Or live with a calmness, family, wife
My nights filled with slumber and a nice quiet life…….

J. Poet 7 ( @wordverse.me )

Give kindness a shout

See all the children Before they grow up
love Overflows from every cup
As they grow older go out and play
get so much wiser At least so they say.
Imaging grown ups See how they react
Nine times out of ten, a negative impact
For friends they are chosen by
Race, creed or money
Or making remarks they think are funny.
For children like sponges soak up all around
Reacting to movement, colour and sound
So be careful in future before you set out
Rid yourself of injustice give kindness a shout.

J. Poet 7 ( @wordverse.me )

Life turns………

I met her she did not know me

All that love did not show me

Stares off into the distance

Ignorant of my existence.

I take her by the hand

She does not understand

I remember how she cared

All the joy we once had shared.

I sang to her a lullaby

Thought a tear came to her eye

I left her in the care of others.

A door closes my heart shudders.

J. Poet 7 ( @wordverse.me )

Let the day begin

Who are they that pass me by
Windswept, smiling on their way
Some are happy others grim
To work or maybe to the gym.

Traffic build up anger breaks
Got no patience give or take
carry over nervous tension
Building up your hypertension.

Is this how your day begins
Toss that coin see how it spins
Turn that humour on its head
Next time you get out of bed.

J. Poet 7 ( @wordverse.me )

Be kind to those who pass you by:

Release let go that pent up feeling
Begin, renew your inner healing
Nervous tension, springs abound
Turning, spinning, run aground.

Mental anguish, torture snare
For us all just be aware
Look out for those telltale signs
Try to read between the lines.

No matter how it may appear
Life’s not always fun or cheer
Take a moment from your day
To help a stranger on their way.

J. Poet 7 ( @wordverse.me )

Be mindful of your sanity

I often wander aimlessly
Freeing up my mind
For no rhyme or reason
Not clustered or confined.

Clearing all those negatives
Cluttering my brain
Making space for happiness
Bright sunlight no more rain.

It may just take a moment
Out of your busy day
But don’t you think it’s worth it
To help you on your way.

J. Poet 7 ( @wordverse.me )

Hear nature shout.

Life is an endless treasure map
Do not fall into the boredom trap
Where every hour is like a day
Procrastinate, dilly – dally, stay.

Open up that window pane
Let butterflies into your brain
Immerse yourself in rivers, seas
Maybe even hug some trees.

Allow nature take you on a spin
Release those worries, woes within
Endless pages you’ve not read
While lying motionless in bed.

J. Poet 7 ( @wordveese.me )

Relax, rewind, reduce the pace.

Do you drive down to the gym
Step into the pool and swim
Eat green lettuce for your tea
Bathe yourself in oils – tea tree.

Out of bed do some press ups
Apple Watch for your check up.
Or do you walk down to the shop
View life from nearby hilltop.

Take a moment just to breathe
Sit upon a park bench- read
Dip your toe into the sea
Paddle right up to your knee.

You may find your mind is clearer
Next time you look into a mirror
A smile returned onto your face
Relax, rewind, reduce the pace.

J. Poet 7 ( @wordverse.me )