Never Lose Hope – The Mush From The Hill

First published on Free Verse Revolution for their December theme Hope.

I hope you enjoy; see what I did there. I crack myself up 😁



There’s no better time than now

When the world is so fraught

With hurt, pain and sadness

T’is the season to be jolly

Open your hearts, your souls

To the wonder that Christmas brings


Peace on earth and good will to all

Doesn’t that sound so much more than

“Get out of my face you bum and get a job”

Better than

“You’re just weighing me down I don’t need you”

Love thy Neighbour


There’s no cliché in Christmas

So don’t look for it

Celebrate the hope and the joy it brings

For it can endure

Be the hand that reaches out

As the light of a single candle reaches through the dark


Be joy; be love, be hope!

Not just Christmas Day but everyday

Let the Yuletide Spirit fill you

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We come in all Guises – The Mush from the Hill

First published on Free Verse Revolution as part of their November ‘s Theme – Desire. Hope you enjoy.



She couldn’t help herself
Trophy after Trophy
Damn she was good
So determined, so adaptable
Rumour has it
Her record time was six minutes
Messy but oh the reward
How does she do it?
I heard she started young
Small challenges at first
Getting bigger as she grew
Now a master of her practice
In, out and no-one knows
She was there or how she does it
They never see her coming
She still hasn’t been caught!
Her latest; what a triumph
You must have read about it?
A man in the woods
Not much left after the wildlife got to him
But she got her trophy
Even took the dogs
And its collar as a bonus

Real desire that is
What a professional
What a Femme Fatale

Copyright © JRFC October 2018

John is a Welsh poet from South Wales. He gets inspiration from many of life’s moments with a…

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I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you how brilliant Mr Ryan is but… I’m gonna. He’s Brill, so much so that when I read this my first thought was EAP and The Raven. So with Marks permission check it out !!!

Havoc and Consequence

There, can you hear it?
A relentless tapping.
Incessant as the dark which captures the night.
It comes and never leaves. Beating out the marrow of my bones.
Do not shake your head in disbelief, it’s a nightmare for which I seek relief.
Hello, it’s me here the fluttering reminder?
You inside me, what is that sound.
It’s breaking my will and senses down.
I’m the little bird that was on your windowpane.
I came inside when you opened that vein.

And now you tap inside my skull all day?
I’m here yes, and happy to say;
better me than the moths and ghosts.
Who’d nibble at your heart like toast.
If I move to the light, will you follow?
I told you once, your head is not hollow; you know that I am here to stay.
For how long?
Well, I couldn’t say.
I hope my fluttering would lodge…

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Free Thought Thursday: Wicked

This could be interesting !! Go on have a try.



It’s Free Thought Thursday and the prompt is WICKED.

This is the last prompt for October’s theme FEAR. On Monday we will be announcing November’s theme.

Link to your response in the comments below.
Feel free to share the prompt too.
On Saturday we will post our top three.

We look forward to reading your responses.

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Sunday Best: Haunted

Check out these bad boys (and girl, titter) !!


Our Free Thought Thursday writing prompt this week was Haunted. Every week we will share the top three responses to our prompt; taken from WordPress and Facebook.  Enjoy!


Haunted – The Mush from the Hill

Haunted by her gaze
As blood dripped from a fanged smile
He was lost to her

Haunted – Nicholas Gagnier

NG Haunted

Empty Halls – Kristiana Reed

KR Haunted

Look out for next Thursday’s writing prompt and we hope you join in.

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