Mars

Shadow across the sky

Illuminates the third eye

Snakes, mechanical crawl

Across the volcanic planet

Mercury droplets of rain

Fall from the heavens

As the skulls of humanity

Regrow with flowers

Regenerating the scars of time.

Hands of October

Summer breeze melts away

To reveal the autumn freeze

Faces anticipate

Down the glass corridor

Sliding away

Towards the light

Breaking the bulbs

Their butterfly brains

Flutter away

Into a sea of leaves

Colourful and stained

Worries buried underneath

Their glacial gaze.

Invisible Enemy

Spinster sparrow

Swings around the tree

Tall and spindly

Swaying on a spring breeze

Eyes flicker like rivers

Sparkling in the sun

Patients shiver

As nature’s work

Comes undone

 

Blue glow engulfs the room

As spirits leave their shells far too soon

 

Police patrol with a glare

As the invisible enemy dances around us

Freely in the air.

 

 

Poem by Jeremy Warder 2020

The Painter

 

Under the mirrored hall

Champagne sparkles like rain

Wolves eyes entice

Melting the sheep’s hearts like ice

 

Staring out to the city

Smoke escapes the painter’s mouth

Snow falls like confetti

From the skyscrapers above

 

Colourful darts explode onto his canvas

Slashing away memories

With the knife of his paint brush

 

Tearing out of his painting

The bird breaks away

Flying above monochrome skies and icy lakes

To shine in it’s truth

For the rest of it’s days.

 

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Painting by Robert Ioan. Poem by Jeremy Warder 2019.

Car Crash Moon

 

Blue blistered moon

Dissolves upon the fall

Of car crashed souls

 

Smoke rises from out of the woods

Headlights blinding like the sun

Angels fly down the freeway

At a hundred miles per hour

Darting through the night

 

Infiltrating the minds of sleepers

Behind the wheel

Steering drivers to the nearest exit

From deaths claws.

 

 

 

Octopus

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Octopus scrambles on top of the rocks

Under the icicles of the moon

Ink clouds the sky

As oceans run dry

Volcanic eyes

Lurking in the dark

Piercing it’s tentacles

Like a harpoon through the heart

 

 

Illustration by Issy Veysey
Poem by Jeremy Warder 2019

Easter

Mountain tops rain down with butterflies

Sparkling like scattered memories

Falling out of the clouds

 

Blood orange skies

Dissolve like teardrops upon the eyelids

Of the old and frail

The snow coated and pale

 

Angels stare down from the bridge

Upon the moonlit port side

Dancing upon the cities rustic spine

Fluttering around the trams like fireflies

All through the night

Carnation revolution

Ivory bone
Cast into instrument
Staring alone at the stars
Upon a scrapheap of cars

Carnations stuffed in rifles
Rise out from the soils of blue
Soldiers eyes glimmering
With a reflective violet hue

Cabinets of curiosities
Leak with rust
Books nailed with skeleton shells
Explode into memories of dust

Kite

We tie our fears
Around the strings of a kite
Releasing them off skyscrapers
Ten miles high

Letting go of sorrow
In the blink of an eye
Burning a trail for tomorrow
Across mirrors of fire

Dreams scattered upon the rooftops
Glisten like beams of glass
Fragile to the earthquakes
Of the cities underpass

Skeleton structures
Claw out to the stars
Cranes dismantling concrete bodies
Over a sea of cars

 

Written by Jeremy Warder 2017