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HaFri Poetry May 2018

Double Dutch

I want to say hello to you
But I don’t know how to do
Deutsch is not hetzelfde als Dutch
And that is confusing mij so very much

Wenn ich schreibe, das ich bleibe
Can I say, that I will stay
Aber in Holland soll ich dann staan
And iF I go, dann kann ich gaan

It all is so verschrikkelijk complicated für mich
Then English and American, sind auch noch unterschiedlich
Zo vaak fehlen mir de woorden
And can I again een taal vermoorden

You see the problem, what shall I do
I better shut up, and halte meine Klappe toe
Oe is dutch, and bedeuted Uh
But the English do say oooh

And when I want Käse, dan wil ik kaas
Did you aver try to translate sinterklaas?
Yes, I am going slightly mad
And mad in Germanan is pronounced as Mett

Mett is een gehaktbal, pretty much
It is so complicated, to be double dutch
Even when I want my drink
I have to think

Because a bear is not a bear
What they mean to say is bier
Now that sounds easy, for all of us
I drink to that, I love being Double Dutch

02.05.2018

When the light is young
When we are feeling strong
Then walk with me

When the grass is green
And the leaves drop shadows between
Then walk with me

When you are feeling cold
When you are feeling old
Then walk with me

When you think you are alone
When your heart is not from stone
You can walk with me

Leave your footprints next to me
Open up for the power
Hug a tree

03.05.2018

When white meets black
And black greets white
Both enjoying the beutiful weather

When someone tells you are beautiful
And you reply with, so are you
Then nothing really matters

When differences fade away
And you can be yourself, unique
Then your harmony will speak

When it shimmers, after a sunny day
And we slowly prepare for the night
Remember, that the darkness will fade away
Our dreams will bring us
back to the light

03.05.2018

The winter was strong
Long, we did long for spring
Mother nature made her own plan
Not because she has to, but because she can

Sunshine came, unexpected
Nature could not neglecl it
Flowers exploded
The darkness eroded

Hello sunshine, please be mine
Breathing spring, blossoms swollen
Sneezing loud, thanks to the pollen
Enjoying the light with a smile
It has been a while

Now the blossoms touch the water
Spring seems to have jumped into summerly heat
Reflections become memories for later
Who knows, where the water may lead

—–

Blüten fliessen in den Fluss
Weil das Leben weitergehen muss
Ich schaue ins blaue herein
Geniesse den milden Sonnenschein

Die Blätter sind noch so grün
Das Wasser ist schon so hell
Erinnerungen an das Jetzt
Verlieren wir nicht so schnell

06.05.2018

It’s your turn
Make a move, don’t run
What step will you take
Is it sea, or is it lake
Move it
 
It’s your turn
When you can’t take the black
Then you should play the white
Anticipate
Take care that you won’t burn
 
Every move you make
Every breath you take
They will be watching you
Make your move,make them play
You can do it,
 
It’s your turn
Take a risk
Choose it
Don’t be afraid to loose it
Because, only when you use it
Life will give you the chance
To glance
 
Play well
I will be next to you
Yes, we can do
More then ever
it is your turn
09.05.2018

Poetry April


Foto –Inge Baldo
Wörter – Ich

manchmal möchte ich ein Schifflein sein
Und mit dem WInd in den Rücken
Mich die Freiheit entzücken

Ertrinken in der hellen Luft
Atmen des Meeres Duft

Aber meistens führt meine Reise
Nicht weiter als mich verlieben
In wunderschöne Bilderbeweisen

03 04 2018


What is in a name?
A reason to live?
A moment to give?

We can’t foresee how long life is given to us
And when we give life, to our children
We do not know, how long their lives might lost

Is it the hand from above?
Do you call it nature?
Or is it faith. just as it is?

What’s in a lifetime
What do we need
What do we get

We can’t turn back the clock
And when the time passes by
With every second
We come closer

03-04-2018

Today I look up to the sky
And you know why
Just like then, the sky is so blue
Just like then, I talk to you

In a language, you could not understand
As always, you know what I meant

What is there to say?
I hope you are okay
I am fine, but, yes, I miss you
In my thoughts, I smile and kiss you

Thank you for the signs you sent
Life goes on, after the end

07-04-2018

One day
When the sky is blue

I will look, again, at you
And,when I hold your hand
We enjoy the grey to fade away

We will be happy
That the sky is blue

I will look into your beautiful eyes
I might not find words, when we relize
That this is what is we both are up to

We shall wake up
When the sky is blue

Until that day
We will walk our way
Together, we share the pain
In the darkness, our light will remain

We will carry on
We will make each other strong

The clouds shall all be faced
When we are looking for the blue
I wish it so much
And most of all
I wish it for you

For you, Sabine

29 04 2018

Render (c) by Petra Vos

Render by Petra Vos
Words by me (HaFri)

I was walking blind
THere was nothing I could find

I was running from A to B
Looking for what I could not see

I had to be in time
I could not drop the line
Running faster, but I was too late
Hurrying more, without finding the gate

I went on, but did not know
Where my feet were letting me go
I could not stop it
I could not drop it
I had the will to carry on
with the show

Then, all out of the blue
All the sudden, there was you
When I saw you, in a flash
I knew what to do, in a dash
I ran behind you, but you were so fast
I don’t know how many hours it last

Then you stuopped
And while you took my breath away
You said, well hun, you should not run
Because you can get everything, if you are willing to stay

I opened my eyes, was bathing in sweat
You were gone
But your words I will never forget

29 04 2018

Goodbye, April Lady

I won’t regret another month to be over
It was not bad, it could be better
It was an easy come
easy go
Thank you for letting me in
I faced you with a grin
Now you leave, and there we have it
And I’ve seen, many worlds
And I ever see will see again
What’s another year
No more for you to fear
Goodbye April, another month is over
And all I am, is left sober

30 04 2018

HaFri Poetry February

Weird it is, but I do
Happy birtdhay dad, to you
I normally ignore it, or forget
This time not, I just had to do that

Maybe it is, because I am getting older too
That I dig in memories more often, and find you
I can’t say much, without being rude
So I keep silent, because I should

Still, we remain being bound in blood
Just like my children to me, and that is good
We will turn to eachother in the end
No matter when it is

So, happy birthday in heaven
I hope you celebrate in style
Knowing you, you will do well
Some people will like you, for a while

And even when I deny it
When I look into the mirror
No matter how I do
I always see a part of you

My mixed memories remain forever
Are reflecting behind the closed door
And, even when I never admit it
I miss you, every year
A little bit more

02 02 2018

The water comes
Following its road
Let it flow

When the rain fills the river
When the water takes
Let it go

One day the sun will shine again
The tears from heaven will get dry
Yes, we know

The water takes, and gives it back
Different, maybe, then expected
But it will show

The grass will be greener than before
We will walk hand in hand
along the yet hidden meddows
And they will grow

The water comes
On it’s way to the sea
And when it goes
It remains the memory

(10.01.2018 Flood in Düsseldorf)

04-02-2018

It will be spring again
It will be spring againThe flowers will bring showers
Of colour, for many hours
It will be spring again
It will be spring again
Still it is dark and freezing
My nose is cold and sneezing
It will be spring againIt will be spring again
The sun will shine again
Your heart will sing and then
It will be spring againIt will be spring again
It will bring hope and light
new life will be borne, one night
And It will be spring againIt will be spring again
I can write it in my words
Can compose some bright new chords
It will be spring againDon’t give up, you will be fine
Let your hand rest into mine
And live our life, because we can
My love
One day
It will be spring again
06 02 2018

Good morning, are you ready
Ready for a brand new day
Or do you, just like me
Just want to dream on

Make it hot, make it strong

Good morning
Am I asleep, or already awake
I look at you
Am I dreaming?

Admire, require, desire

Stumbling to the kitchen
No tea for me
Make it strong, make it hot
Make my dream come true
You got it, and I want it, too

Desire, hot as fire, admire

Your smell
I dwell
Expell

Your temptation, sensation
And I
I can’t take it any longer
I want you, hotter, stronger

Be my luck
Be my hot shot
in a mug

Poser Created by Xan
Material – Rene Russo wannabe
Words by HaFri

07-02-2018

(Painting by Gabrielle Stubbs)

Colourful Willow

Do you realize
How special you are, swiming there
The way you look, the colours you wear

I do not say the others look less
But you look different, I guess
Even if only this time of year

The sun shines, it is beautiful weather
I am amazed by your wonderful feather
You glide through te water, without a sound
Under the willow, you turn around

Showing your beauty
It seems, just for me
I love this intimate moment
Colorful under the wheeping willow

The magic happens, without any sound
And I wished, I could stay a bit longer around

07 02 2018

I am not the same as you
I might feel pink, while you feel blue

We have our colours,
we wear our power
We are amazing, every hour

Together we create
A colourful palette
That make this world
Worth to live at

You are not less
Or more then me
You are just beautiful
Go to look and see

Don’t let rules or law take you down
You are a pearl
On the earth its crown

Love will never walk away
No matter what flavour
You are really okay

14.02.2018

Here I sit and listen
To the sound of the falling water
Drop by drop
The water returns

The sun transfers the water into pearls
I listen to their sound
How much I love this intimate moments
All alone, where I can not be found

My worries slightly slip away
The water clears my mind
I count my blessings
With every sound that reaches my ear

Oh, how I wish you were here

And when I open my eyes
I realize
That, no matter where I go
You are at my side

And when the reality flows back again
I know stronger then ever before
That everything will be all right

Time to go,
I stand up and rise
Until we meet again
In our small paradise

18-02-2018

In stormy weather
When the cold takes your breath away
Stay warm
And breath

When time tackles you
Stiffnes in the bones
Walk on
Just a bit slower

When you think you are useless
And nobody loves you
Then remember
This nobody

When the water is cold
And you wonder if you can survive
Return to the water
Where it began, the source of life

Just at the moment
That the darknes makes you feel lost
Open your eyes
And find, who loves you the most

Don’t worry too much
Spent not too long with tears
Because there is a moment
On what the darkness disappears

25-02-2018

When the sun
Shines over the icey water
And I look at the silvery spot

In the silence of the water
Where light and life unite
I know
I love you
More then alot

25-02-2018

Reflections
Wrapped in glass

They disappear
When I walk away

Memories
In a magical mirror

They will grow
When time passes by

And when I turn the ball
The memories
Will reflect the same

28-2-2018

Poetry January 2018

The inner ring

Maybe you know my inner ring
Maybe you know who is living within
The inner ring is so close to me
It is the place where I love to be
Just a handful of people will be there
And if you are, you shall be aware
It is where I love and live
It is where I dare to giveThe inner ring, so cozy and nice
I name it Saturn’s paradise
When you are there, play in the orange snow
Feel loved, live, you never need to goOnly me knows where it is found
You know when it is all around
Shining at the planet, warm and light
The peaceful place, where no one fightsWhen I look close, to that inner ring
I see some holes there within
They are from people, that did just go
The hardest part of love is to let them goThe holes are painful and very real
There is no day that I do not feel
The pain, the loss, and not saying farewellSo close, no matter how far
We will meet again
No matter where you are
Then the holes in the ring will be filled again

 


And all the sudden
It took your breath away
And even while we did expect it
The silence came louder than we could say
 
As if the truth was so long neglected
 
Nevermore you will hear the sound
For evermore it will be around
Unforgettable in your heart
Saying goodbye, did not tear us apart
 
It is just different, as that we expected
 
Memories from long ago
all the sudden come alive
Don’t ask me why, because I know
It is our next step, and we shall survive
 
The empty place, the tear in my face
 
The show will go on
they say
You are so strong
They say
 
You, and I, we know so much better
07 01 2018

Nevermore
The churchbells will play
Nevermore
People will gather, and pray
Nevermore
There will be an open door
Nevermore

Memories
Marrages, baptised babies
Memories
A last farewell
Memories
The mission bell
Nevermore

How many tears have been shed
How many fears about life or death
No more songs will be heard
The church, permanently disturbed

The bricks that were brought together
Do not really matter
The glass in the windows, long ago gone
Just like the people
To who those place, once did belong

Machines will flatten the towers
And then dig for the hidden powers
All what reminds to life
Has no chance, to survive

Later the machines will come
To dig for dirty energy
Coal explotation is so very wrong
In the end
There will be no one to see

Global warming is as long denied
Until we all are cooked or fried

08 01 2018

Walk to the lake

Painting by Margaret
Words by me

I look through the windows and what do I see
The sun is smiling today to me
Goodbye to the days that were so grey
Hello Mister blue sky, let’s get on our way

As long as the rain takes a break
It is our time, to walk to the lake
Watching the water, the birds in the sky
Smell the air, and you do know why

People, walking hand in hand
Who let the dogs out, together we stand
Away from the darkness, back in realitiy
Breathing again, it is blasphemy

Surrounded by silence, we take step by step
Today’s afternoon, we will need no nap
I look to the nature that seems to awake
And I promise myself
More walks to the lake

09 01 2018

Hochwasser Januar

When everyone stands in the row
Be different!
when everyone looks into one direction
Look into the other way
When everyone wants to sit on top
Then there is a lot of freedom at the ground
Where the food, and the good, can be found

10 01 2018

There is a light in the sky
It is coming from so far
Shining in the darkest nights

Looking to the million stars
I all the sudden feel so small
Counting all the lights

And I imagine that they are sheep
Helping to make me
Peacefully sleep

11 01 2018

It is so hard to see you go
Every time again
You will return, yes, I know
But to say goodbye gives so much pain

How much I should love to say
It is all right, if you stay
You not need to get around
All is fine, safe and sound

It is so hard to wave goodbye
Yes, I know what I have to do
Words and wishes shall become reality
I step around in my own shoe

I can not describe what I feel, or show
It is just not fair
I wish you were here
The hardest part of love, is to let you go

12 01 2018

 

22-01-2018

Come walk with me
Over the thin line
Lead me over the moon and back

Don’t be afraid, we will be fine

Come follow me
We walk away the night
Look to the balloon, and back

Share the faith, yours will be mine

27-01-2018

And the water
Greets the trees
Stepping on their feet
A cold wet greet

Many years they grow
Many water did flow
And now and then the water
Came closer
It hugged the tree
Like once I did
When the meddow was green
And the water, far awayAhm, are it memories
Hidden by the silent trees
The leaves that left
And wait for better times
to returnWhen the meddows are green again
And when the sheeps are grazing
When the water returned back again
Meandering where it always will be
Revealing the rocks and the sandWhen the trees look over the water
Like they always do
Longing for unspoken desires
Just as I am longing for you
27-01-2018

The view
The coat
The escalator
Only 20 seconds

No face
A lot of coat
Some moments I wish
I had less imagination then this

28-1-2018

Celebrating life

I was walking, my head in the air
That time again, those days are there
Memories of festivities
I don’t know exactly how long ago

Your birthday, 90 years you should turn now
You will always be with me, somehow
I think about applepie
And start to let the music fly

So far away, and so close in my heart
I talk to you, as I usually start
Hey mama, how do you do
Happy birthday, I wish to you
What should it be great, to get a sign
That you are celebrating at this time

I look for your usual communication
But I not find it
I listen to the bird
Beautiful, as seldom heard

Yes, a living bundle of feather
And all the sudden I feel together
Sing, little wonderful bird
Sing happy birthday
The miracle occured

Thank you, for being so deep in me
Thank you, for making me so happy

31-1-2018

Poetry December

Dragon for Genesis
Poser /Image by Petra Vos

Spying
While your eyes are bursting
From the biting, poisoned smoke
That slowly fills your prisonroom

Waiting
For your moment to come

THere is no escape
Our of this nightmare
Because it is real
The heat that you feel

Steaming smoke
Takes your breath away
You not seem to notice it
Focussed at the only way out

There will be no one
Who unlocks your prison cell
What else can you do
Than waiting for that moment
On what your spirit leaves your body
When there is no pain anymore

A last cough is what you hear
There is no way out
And you do not fear

3 12 2017

Painting and music by Peter Blacksmith
Music at youtue -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq8I-67ekZM
Words by me

Travelling high

Let me travel high
Let you be free again
Away from the chains
Away from where you can not escape

Let me fly through the sky
With the unending view
Let me fly
Upon the dreams, that we once knew

You may say, it is a dream
And I tell you, it is is not
This is it, I have it seen
The sky is the limit an unendless spot

Let us travel high
Let us fly, into the blue
Feeling free again
Where ther is
just me and you

4 12 2017

Let me hear the waves in my ear
Let me step on foreign sand

Let me look over the endless water
Where waves wash away our sorrows and pain
Where we can live again

Let me drown in the brightness of the sun
Where the seaguls catch their fish
Let it all be as it is

Let the world turn around
Let us not forget, where we are from
Let us feel what we once found

Where we broke out of our shell
And started to breath

Take me back again
Where our life began
Where we will return
Where our separated souls will unite again

Looking from Sandsend to Whitby
Painting by Margaret
Words by me (HaFri)

14 12 2017

Xans christmas

It is here
THe most wonderful time of the year
While we are dreaming from a christmas what is white
The stars twinkle in the night

Our wishes are spoken, but unseen
In your eyes, I read your dream
I whisper to you
May your dream come true

Baby, it is cold outside
And the stars, they shine so bright
This year, again, there will be no snow
But a christmas tree with lights that glow

Together wit the stars in de dark
The candles inside give a spark
Many ways to say or do
My wish is simply, from me to you

Merry christmas, happy new year
Now go inside my dear
Because outside it is chilly
without a coat it is so silly!

20 12 2017

Painting (c) by Gabrielle Stubbs

Polar Plastic

A painting by Gabrielle Stubbs

At the end of another year
We do look back
And can relect
To things far, or near

There are things that are fantastic
Other things are scaring me
Like the polution of the sea
And the climate at the antartic

More and more people open their eyes
And realize
that something has to change, now
If it is not already too late, somehow

We can change it, if we want
But we should work together, hand in hand
There is no time to waste
If we want to save the human race

Think with what you are living for
Buy what you need, and not much more
A polar bear can live fantastic
when it is not surrounded by plastic

So our plea, from us to you
Save the world
Be careful on what we have
and what you do

20 12 2017

Step into another world
Allow yourself another vision
High in the sky
Reflect your ambition

What will be in your eye
You will know it, in a view
At the world below
Go, with the flow

Immense the wheel shows up
When we stand in line
Look up to the sky
Thrilled, with your hand in mine

The cache of glass opens its door
We step in, a bit nervous
But safe, together
Our tempararily prison
It doesn’t matter

Slowly we get higher
So this is called a magnificent view
I feel small

Trees, not bigger then matches
People in the size of a needle
They all seem the same
No one is important at all

I look down at them
As a stranger
I want out but then again
The wheel catches us, for another round

Flying around in circles
The wind moves our cabin
The steel rattling
I start sweating
The eye of vision
Is a failed mission

I tap at the door
There we go, one round more
I can’t take it any longer
The wind in our jail is getting stronger

I can’t tell you, what I feel
I hammer at the glass
Please let me back, to where I was
I want to get out of this horrible mass of steel

When we step out
I am relieved, and shout
I will never return in the wheel
I belong on earth, where life is real

21 12 2017

People say it is christmas
From the windows you can tell
Lovely lights, Glittering balls
The candles and the Glühwein smell
 
People say it is christmas
The shops invite us in
Buy more, it will bring you happines
Credit cards allowed, you win
 
People say it is christmas
I wonder who believes it
The fest of light turned around
In a party of gifts for who achieved it
 
People say it is christmas
For a few days, they believe in Santa again
We watch the trees around the world
The light blinds our eyes, until when
 
People say it is christmas
And I am wondering why
The stress of cooking, the stress of looking
What more we need to buy
 
People sing that it is christmas
Freddie sings it is for just one day
People rush and fight for presents
In long queues they go out to pray
 
People sing about Christmas
And while they are collecting more then they need
They struggle over the legs of human
Who invisible sit in the steet

25 12 2017

A happy Christmas, to you all
At least we wish you had it, big or small
We hope that your dreams did all come true
And that you ate our friends, happily too
 
We were the loosers, of this year
Christmas is over, we are still standing here
We love to be happy, as well
But, poor we, we did not sell
 
We were okay, we sure did taste
But we will end in the bin of waste
It is simply not fair
They are eaten, and we are still here
 
Our wrapping is exactly like from our brothers
The chocolate tastes identic to the others
Without the wrapping, we look all the same
Or is that the problem, are we naked too lame
 
There is no hope for us, nothing funnies
But don’t think that we leave so fast
In a few months there will be a return of our cast
Proudly presenting the easter bunnies
25 12 2017

Where do you come from
Where do you go
Questions
Not all answers we know

We all travel at the river
Some boats travel together
Sometimes we go, with the flow

Sunny days
Where we wish we could stay
While we know
It won’t last forever

Our boat will flow at the river
We see the dark clouds approaching
Let’s hide for the rain
It won’t last forever
Even when it seems so

We will follow the streem
Our waves, sooner or later
Will end in the sea
Time will learn, we shall see

I know
Nothing really matters
As long as you are there
For I love to be with you
Forever

26 12 2017

And another year is almost over
And I am left (still) sober
The bubbles wait for the new year

I don’t want to talk about it
We shalll see what it brings
Looking forward with hope in the hearts
Looking back, to the remarkable paths

So many wishes, are going around
People that a whole year were not found
All the sudden do appear
Wishing something beautiful, for the year

I reflect, what was good, what will be better
Important memories wrapped in my heart
The rest, does not really matter

The clock ticks the hours away
And I have nothing to say
Who knows me, knows the wishes I dream
Will some come true?

Time will tell
Let the corks shoot away
Worries and pain
Let the bubbles surround you
Wit love and happines, again

I cheer for what’s another year

31 12 2017

Evan Potts

Evan Potts,

The poetry of Evan Potts is amazing good. Often he uses songs to write his prosac with, and always he shows the beauty of words.  His poetry makes the world looks so much better. That’s why I like to share some of it, here. As inspiration, and example for us all.

TO LOVE SOMEBODY
soon it’s that time again
that season of goodwill
but somethin‘ in my brain
says love should survive still

but it’s like i’m blind
why am i so blind

may good sense send
a world that’s fair for all
may terrorism end
i long for freedom’s call

let kindness reign
kindling love’s flame

compassion too
you know that very soon
i’ll leave fb once more
but i’ll never close the door
to happiness

and all that’s best

14 11 2017

HEROES

if Flanders‘ fields and poppies bring
love, care, respect, remembering
remembrance of the heroes who
gave up their lives for me and you

and if we learned from history
and put an end to such misery
and found a means to prevent war
and not let terror strike any more

and if instead of fear and hate
we brought kids up in an ideal state
of loving kindness and compassion
so peace and joy were their daily ration

then our heroes wouldn’t have died in vain
and we’d write … as the poppies grow again
after a century or a thousand ages…
about a better world …on history’s pages

11 11 2017

AQUARIUS

when the mansions of heaven align
so Jupiter’s in sight of Mars
and your hand nestles softly in mine
then Kindly Care is ours

when sweet Harmony blends in the night
and the moon melts indigo
and your every step feels firm but light
then Love and Peace will show

Just like the dawning of the age of Aquarius
let moonlight now shower you
let sunbeams alight on us
for this halcyon age… is due

.January 2017

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written with the song “Aquarius“ in mind for this star sign

the photo was found on the internet

CHIORO PHONIA

what am i… supposed to say
when such beauty comes on stream
can a bird steal my heart away
could it make my life…a dream

soft blue green on gold
you’re making my eyes
so glad to behold
a process… a prize

when love draws us near
the feeling’s sublime
sweet Chioro phonia
unrivalled through time

unravelled i find
sweet music to hear…
we’re privileged if ..we somehow heard
your love song draw us near

to you… sweet bird
sweet blue naped bird…

to you…Chioro phonia

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many thanks dear Jane Hollows for finding this gorgeous photo

the poem was written with a beautiful song in mind “Jesamine“ by the Casuals.

10 05 2016

A FARMER’S BOY

there was a time in many a family story
when ancestors worked on their English lands
wherein a metaphor or allegory’s
growing the ’staff of life‘ with their strong hands…
and so it was my Shropshire great grandfather
fulfilled his destiny beside a mill
or took his produce to a market further
to sell his wares… in Drayton by the hill…
a farmer’s boy worked hard upon the same soil
that i have walked my heart upon my sleeve
beyond the struggles… challenges and hard toil
there was a dream in which all did believe..
but did his daughter Ada leave those farm lands
to go to Lancashire … a baker’s wife
and knead the loaves with her soft gentle fair hands
then forge a kiln and start to build her life…
romantic tales may link our family histories
as fresh baked breads backdrops and may bequeath
a golden age that ended where Roger now lies…
six feet beneath.. .dear Stanton on Hine Heath…
then Ada’s son left to become a Marine
travelled the world his service to deploy
my father Alfred so well dressed and serene
marching as the band played … “A Farmer’s Boy“
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Wikipedia writes …. “ ‚The Farmer’s Boy‘ is a traditional English folk song or ballad. It has been arranged as a military march. The earliest written record of the song is under the name „The Lucky Farmer’s Boy“ in 1832 “the poem was written with another song in mind…“Danny Boy“11 05 2016

EYE TO EYE
i may be small
but can stand at your shoulder
you may be tall
but time may bring you down
we’re on all fours
but wiser as we’re older
tho time may fly
we’ll still see… eye to eye

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written with the tune of Danny Boy in mind (again)

thank you very much Annie for passing on the wonderful photo

11 05 2016

ALL IS LOVE
As i release you to fly free
so I devote this dream to you
that you’ll soar high o’er mountain streams
kiss you on the morning dew

that you’re enchanted by the leaves
that floral scenes enhance your view
that you find peace on panoplies
that blessings surely come to you

you dally on late summer’s breeze
will you caress the autumn too
dancing around her amber trees
miss you when the evening’s due

if we lived only for the day
i’d butterfly a path to you
to make this song your serenade
enlist you in this dream world too

tho we live in a testing world
I dream there’s happiness above
like emperors‘ red wings unfurled

when… love is all

then all is love

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written with a lovely song in mind, Art Garfunkel…“Kathy’s Song“

thank you Jane Hollows for the beautiful photo

15 08 2016

A FAMILY REUNION
relive days loved and remembered
hear a lone wolf on the hill
call in worlds of burning amber
to the tribe who answer still
as with timeless sons and daughters
who still meet upon this plain
having crossed inclement waters
and connected roots again
so i write… as to stand the test
and praise emphatically
how the days we loved the very best
still live on…in you and me

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a dedication to Edith , Ted , Nancy and all the much loved family at the recent family reunion so far away… yet so close to my heart

to go with a fabulous picture just posted by Jane Hollows

written with song in mind …Procul Harum’s…“Whiter Shade of Pale“

 

08 05 2016

BECAUSE OF CHRISTMAS DAY

As i rub my eyes and yawn
on another Christmas morn
to family and friends i say
“have the happiest Christmas day“

by the waters of Galilee
by the Dan and Naphtali
where they’d once see
miracles of Nazareth

like dawn’s nascent beauty
like the rising of a Son
bathed in warmest equity
and Hope… to come

we’re like a boat’s crew who see light
like the blind whose sight’s restored
like the day succeeds the night…
blessed and adored

may our Christmas now reflect
’neath the carols‘ ringing bells
real humanity and respect
and miracles

miracles along our way
and the magic we behold
as in Nature’s grand parade
and the story told

so hark and hear and rest assured
that a Child was born… whose sway
meant we will live for evermore
because of Christmas day

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written with a Boney M song in Mind “By the Waters of Babylon“
many thanks to whoever took and posted the photo (was it you
who posted it Jane ? )

14 11 2016

Poetry November 2017

Now is the time to decide
Next move may be changing my life
I look down and see
The dark depth longing for me

It is time to be brave
Taking next step
No procastination any longer
The sensation will be stronger

It is only a small step to take
And a giant one to do
Let me shortly take a break
And consider, a second or two

I can’t wait any longer
The will to jump get so much stronger
I step, and make a dramatical cry

I jump..
I believe I can fly

06 11 2017

When someone takes away
the life of others
(something what happens every day)
Who bothers?

When someone acts from terrorism
There is a cloud of citisism
At people with a religion, or a colour of skin
They should be eliminated, they are evil sin
When someone acts from a kind of frustration
It seems a fully different situation
It can happen, to everyone
Let’s stand together (not kneel), the show will go onThose things make me sad
and somethimes frustrated
I refuse to hate or discriminate
Because that is not the world we createdPeace can not be reached with a gun in the hand
Peace is when we don’t fight, but understand
Let the world not fool you any longer
Don’t hate, love is so much stronger

07 11 2017

(c) by Petra Vos

 

No one saw you
Preparing for your fight
No one saw you
Roaming through the night

No one saw you
When you screameed your anger and hate
No one saw you
No one was intrested in your sound

Your mind was poisoned
By the law
Your plan was perfect
And no one saw it coming

Then you stepped into the light
And we saw you
We were blinded by your light
A staccatto, and we could not hide

Your outfit, so wonderful, so colourful
Your hair, such a thrill
You are amazing
Too beautiful to kill

And between the stunning firework
Of beauty and sound
Your eyes looked around
Blind, and ready
Shooting the thrill
Ready to kill

And everyone saw you
Thougth you were great
Until they realized
That it was too late

07 11 2017

 
Looking through the window
And what do I see?
The bars, that are prisoning me?
The wall that I can not climb?
 
Do I see the grass
What looks so much more green
Do I see the path
Where I once have been
 
Do I see
The coloured tree
Winter is coming
The leaves will be gone, soon
 
A chilly breeze touches my hair
It is getting colder, even in here
 
I can’t close the window
I can’t releas the bar
What will my future bring
When will it be
 
I clamb my hands
Around the freezing iron
and when I put my head against it
I do not see them anymore
 
My handcuffs do not limit my mind
One day I am free, again, and I will find
10 11 2017
Fatal Attraction
By Petra Vos

 

Fatal attraction

Have I told you today
How wonderful you look
have I told you today
How you curves made me hook

Have I told you
About your sexy hot legs
Can you imagine
What I need more to relax

Your eyes drive me crazy
I am longing for your slow hand
And who knows, maybe
I fullfill your dreams, in the end

You don’t blush
While I am flattering you
I wonder how lush
You are, when I do

You make me wild, there is no deny
You awake my fantasy and all my sins
I want you now, please make me cry
At the moment I send my bullet in

18 11 2017

Let me dream again
And wake me up
With the sea in my earLet me taste your salty lips
Let me feel your power again
No matter if there is sun or rain
I let you move my hair
I love every touch
When I am there, I know I love you so muchI am so grateful, for what you give
I feel so much better, you make me live
Thank you, every time, for healing me
I love you until eternityLet me wake up, with sand in my eyes
Overwhelmed by your power, what never lies


21 11 2017

Sinful touch

There you are
So close, so far
You look so fragile,
Protecting yourself
You have so much to hide

Your eyes dream your thoughts away
So close and so far away
I look to you
My fingers can touch you
But you are so far away

I look into your eyes
And feel your trears burning in mine
And I wonder why

What can I do
To reach you again
How do you feel
When are you
Happy again

I give you time
I give you all I have
And I wait
Until you are ready
to return again

27 11 2017

Poser/Creation by Petra Vos
Words by me, Hafri 🙂

 

(c) by Petra Vos

Amalie and Amalie

No one was aware
But you definitely were there
Your body still like a statue
With boiling blood, ready for the prey
Patiently wating, night and day

With every breath you take
And your eyes, spying around
For the victim what soon might be found

I looked at you
Are you real
Or just my fantasy

I came closer
And before I could smell your skin
Your spear spiked me
And I
Had not even time, to wonder why

Creation/Image by Petra Vos
Words by Hafri, that’s me

27 11 2017

Sometimes I think I see you again
Walking like you used to do
Smiling as you could do the best
I even hear your voice

Feel your heart

Sometimes I start talking to you
Just because I love to share
And I know you are listening
You always did care

Show your heart

Sometimes your shadow walks on my path
I am not afraid
I smile and run to you
Forgetting that you are
A memory that lives forever

Closed into my heart

30 11 2017

HaFri Poetry October 2017

 

The change of seasons
For us, from sommer to fall
The warm days are over, after all
We turn back to the light
Embrace the night
 
The change of seasons
For others from winter to spring
Birds start to sing
You turn back to the light
The days will be bright
 
The change of seasons
A magical feeling, for you and me
With hope and faith, for many reasons
We step in the light
If we want to see
1- 10- 2017

I am looking to you
And I call your name
It always makes me smile

I see the moves you make
With every breath you take
And when your words find my ear
I know what you want me to hear

I love it when you laughter
I hear the brightness in your eyes
And I carefully look after
What is behind your disguise

I read the words you write
And even if I fail to understand them right
I read what you are hiding away
I hear what you are trying not to say

I do not want to treat you
I do not need to cheat you
I want to know who you really are
I always love you, close and far

There you go, you walk away
There is not much more to say
Only your footprints can be found
I take you in my heart, you will be forever around

I am looking through you
and I know your name
It will always make me smile

02.10-2017

Sometimes I wonder
Like many of you
What is wrong with this world
Where it all will bring us to

I wonder how someone can hate
Someone that he does not know
I wonder why some people take the right
To kill others, just for their show

They say, money makes the world goes around
But I think it makes the world stand still
How can you live with a gun in your hand
Realizing it is made to kill

Let us finally clear up the lie
Weapons makes our world not more safe at all
Let us stop to make our children cry
We are not here to decide about life, hear my call

Too many tears did fled by lead
Too many innocent people, die day after day
Don’t play the judge of life, because you are not that
Live and understand eachother, let our children play

I stop with looking for the answer
Because there is no question why, my friend
Let’s just live in peace and harmony
And let the answer, be blown in the wind

03- 10- 2017

 

Find me a place
Where I can hide for the rain
Find me a home
Where the roof dims the light

Find me a world
Where I dare to look up, again
Find me a life
Where the only fear is the night

Give me your fear
I will give you hope
We will be near
No matter what, we will cope

Give my your tear
I give you a smile, in return
The sky will be clear
The clouds shall fade for the sun

Give me the night
Take me by the hand
Let’s grab, together, to the light
Let’s smile at our love,
It will never end

04 10 – 2017

I was talking to the planet
Where I love to live on
Maybe you think it is weird
But it is what makes me strong

She told me abut her worries
And it were not that happy stories
About polution, ignorance and war
I had to agree, humans have gone too far

They forget to respect
They prefer to neglect
They tell themselves they are perfect
But in real they are far away from that

I listened to her story
In what was, of course, nothing new
I felt sad and immense sorry
And then, all the sudden I knew

What, if I make my world matter
What, if I should try a ittle bit better
For who is around me, for who I can touch
For who I can reach, for who I love so much

I again should start to sing
And smile about rain, and everything
I can’t solve the problems of the entire earth
But a better world is so much worht

I give, what I should like to get
A smile, a hug, something to laugh at
A fear, a tear, to wipe away
Because all I want, is that I can say

Nothing is prefect, but you and I
Can be happy, when we both give it a try

05- 10- 2017

Sitting in the chilly sun
Summer is definitely gone
People are walking by
Enjoying the sunlight in the sky

No one has, for me, a name
And they think of me the same
Like the birds, who wait
Patiently

I only notice the man
When he stops and opens his bag
And so do the birds
They know what will come

The man throws the bread
The birds pick, quarrel and fight
A smile appears at the face of the man
Amazing, how a mood can change

Gulls and birds fly up
In the hope to get the crumbs first
They scream and yell
Nothing human is strange, for them

The man and his friends
And the illusion ends
When he shakes the empty bag
A last flight

Before the man disappears in the crowd
Anonymous, like before
The birds wait
Hungry
And I wonder

Who will be their next friend for a minute

06 10 2017

 

Slash as a she Copyright and art by Xans

Music is my first love
And it will be my last
So many memories to songs
To people, events, such a blast

What should I be when the music was not there
One thing is sure, I definitely was not here
I might have been knocking on heavens door
Many years before

Life is music, music is life
More of that jazz, a millionaire waltz, the prime jive
I have heard them all before
We want more.. we want more

When I hear the guitar, gently wheeps
I grips me… until it sleeps
Never, never break the spell
This could be heaven, or this could be hell

And in the masters chaimber
The genious compose the song
With a whole lotta rosie
How can I go on

I sing along with Freddie
I dream the slashy strngs
Yes, music is my first love
In all kinds of everything

Name me the number of the beast
Running up the hill
Music, my bohemian Blasphemy
the sound,  a view to a kll

07-10-2017

 

Artwork copyrights by Petra Vos

Love is love

I love my life
When life loves me
I love you
When you love me

I live my life
When you love your life
And when you can’t
I will love you even more

You are beautiful
Lie is beautiful, because of you
And That is why
I give my life to you

And the sun will shine
In our brightest day
In our darkest night
Hold me, tight

We will grow older
You will have my shoulder
And I give you, my most wonderful part
Because I love you, I give you my heart

08- 10-2017

If I had the money
I should buy you a house
Where the birds wishtle
Where the air is full of sea

If I had the money
I should buy you a better ploace
for you and for me

If I had the money
I should make your wishes come true
If I had the money
I should know how to do

I don’t have the money
I can’t buy you that diamond ring
But even when I can’t give you gold
I can hold

I can hold you tight
Until the end of the night
I can walk with you, along the water
I can love you, yesterday, today, tomorrow and later

I can make you smile
Without opening a bank account
And that smile of you
Is makiing my world goes around

I might not have money
But my love is true
You never are lonely
If you don’t want to

09- 10- 2017

I have nothing to write
And that’s so wrong
The paper remains white
And I try so strong
 
Words do not come out of my brain
And with my fingers, it is the same
I sit here, staring how the time flies away
All there is, is emptiness, and it feels not okay
 
I should write, and let the thoughts fall
I should wonder, being amazed, that all
I should be protesting, one hand in the air
But instead, I am sitting here
 
One arm under my head
In the other my pen
Telling myself that I can
But who believes that?
 
My eyes are empty, what to do
My thoughts drift away, to you
Many things to say
The silence sway
 
The decission that I make
Today, I take a break
No poetry, no words from me
No stress, no chellenge, just a
silent lucidity
11-10-2017

Sunlight
Reflects amazing
Through the leaving leaves
And both are not aware
Of the beauty they are giving

The beautiful brightness of fall
Harmonizes
It should not be this beautiful
If one part was missing

When I am the leave
I warm up with your sunlight
Get refreshed by the rain
And warmed up, by you, again

One day,
When the leaves get thinner
I will let your light through
To who wants to see it
And in the mean time
All I want to do
Is reflecting your wonderful light
Back to you

14-10-2017

 

 

Nightshade
Created by Petra Vos

When the night falls
After a sunny day
When the brighness transforms in invisible grey
With the entrance of the cold

When darkness is around
When you can hear the shadows speak
When there is a spot of light to squeek

when you lost everything around
Because she has found
When your eyes fear the night
Because she stole your light

When the nightshades shine in
And there is no other choice
As obeying her sin

When all there is, is gone,
And nothing seems to be so nice
As forever
Closing your eyes

15-10-2017

What are we expecting
To who are we reflecting
What is the light that reach you
Who told the words that teach you
 
Where comes the sun from
After a rainy day
When is the darkness faded away
Why do I cry and feel relieved
When did I count the blessings I achieved
 
Let me open up your windows
Let the light and fresh air come in
Washing away our worries and sorries
Let go.. anywhere the wind blows
23 10 2017
Created by Petra Vos
When the night comes
With a cloudless night
And you can’t see the stars
or the moon
 
When the cold comes
Touching until in the bones
And you can feel
The invisible eyes
Stinging in your head
 
When the night is filled with vibrations
Unexpected, scary sounds tickling your nerves
And the scent of fire and herbs
Guides you on external voyages
 
When the signs of the old times
Start to speak again
And you are touched by their immortal power
Then you can be sure
 
You are in the Withching Hour
31 10 2017

HaFri Poetry September 2017

Be a sparkle in the fountain
Be as bright as crystal water

Let the sound of your heartbeat
Be without the sound of hate

Listen to the sound of others
Be a part of what is great

01 09 2017

I am walking into september
And I take you by the hand

To be sure, that we are not alone
Prepared for the rain what might come
Prepared for the storm and the night
Prepared for the colours and the light

Leaves around our feet
Eyes that glimpse and meet
Next step, in the circle of life
Leaving the past behind
Ready to survive

Come closer to me
Let us feel eachothers shelter
Let me hug, and feel your strength
While we walk on, we will remember

03 09 2017

I drink on that
Because there can be only one
Because you did not know how to go on

I drink to that
Because of your blasphemy
And your bohemain rhapsody

I drink on that
Because you want it all
Until it is time for the hammer to fall

I drink to that
Because it is not easy, living on your own
Because only you, are allowed to wear the crown

I drink to that
Because you changed my life, forever
I shall not forget you, never

I drink to that
From the pretty little cabinet
Your style, chandon et monet

Thank you, and even tho we never met
I love you, every single day of my life
I drink on that

 05 09 2017

I want to write some poetry
But the words do not come to me
I have so much to say
But my mind is in delay

I can not express what I feel
But what I feel is real
So there is nothing more to do
Then waiting in writing to you

I have to let
The bubble in my head
It will come in time
Then I find the rhyme

Until then I have to shut up
And stare in my half empty coffee cup

07 09 2017

Reflections
Let you see
A different me

Reflections
In a mirror of water
Are still the same

Reflections
A matter of how you look
To the flow of the light

When you reflect me
I hope you see
The same

 10-09 2017

When the lights go down in the city
All I wish …. you were here

Tomorrow the sun will shine again
And it will be
As beautiful as the light
That reflects in the city

Let the clouds cover you
Let your dreams be healthy and true

Never ever
I missed someone so much
As I do miss you

12 09 2017

I want to go dancing in the night
When no one can see me
Where I feel free
 
I want to go singing in the darkness
With words that are unspoken
Unwritten poetry
 
I want to look into the darkness
And see the light
What is not (yet) there
 
I want to fly with you to the moon
In a hot aired balloon
High above our daily life
 
And it gets darker again
No star can be seen
But I know that you are there
It are just clouds, in between

17 09 2017

What when the sun is not shining anymore
Will there be no light at all
 
What when the stairway doesn’t reach to heaven at all
Will we not go to climb
 
What, when the rain is no longer wet
Will we still see the reflections in the water
 
What, when those questions got an answer
And there is no one to hear
 
I don’t need to know, why I am wondering
As long as you are here
 
And nothng else matters

17 09 2017

What to do
When someone scares you
What to do
When someone hates you
What to do
When someone does not care at all

There is no answer
In making people afraid
There is no solution
In replying hate with hate
It leads to nowhere
When you do not care

Don’t let others tell you
Who you need to be afraid of, and who not
Look around you
And see what you all got

A war never has winners
A fight damages you both
Be not afraid to care, for each other
Understanding, and love brings the most

Shouldn’t it be great
To live without replying to hate?

19 09 2017


When I need an answer
And that happens now and then
I  ask you my questions
In the hope you can answer them

Now our communication did change
But I still can hear your voice
Maybe for some it sounds a bit strange
I hear your answer, without any noise

I read your sign,  in the feather
It tells me how I shall go on
I find you, and nothing else matters
As long as you care
I shall be strong

21 09 2017

I should love to give
A colour to you, my friend
I should love to give you a mill
And let it turn into the wind

I should love to be amaze you
With the colours, and the speed
How magical this all is
And that it is all we need

We can’t see it
But we feel
We believe it
Because it is real

I should love to give you
That moment of laughter, and the smile
Knowing it won’t last forever
Enjoing it, for a while

I should love to give you the wind
Let it whisper through your hair
So that you know, that, when I am not with you
I still
and always
will be there

23 09 2017