The tide is strong


  1. ‘Silent footsteps’
  2. ‘Soaking & nearly broken’
  3. ‘His heart was not alone’
  4. ‘Through every stream and dream’
  5. ‘The summer sun’
  6. ‘The tide is strong’
  7. ‘I was simply admiring your beauty’
  8. ‘the boy in the red seat’
  9. ‘Your voice is amongst the trees’
  10. ‘I never really left’
  11. ‘Seven memories of you’
  12. ‘My Humble Words’
  13. ‘Everything in a moment’
  14. ‘From a mile away’
  15. ‘I love her’
  16. ‘He was silent’
  17. ‘Deletion’
  18. ‘As I looked across’

1. ‘Silent footsteps’

Silent footsteps

Trodden upon the hill

Remain timeless

Silent and still

If the hills could speak

They’d call out

To say s/he was here

Walking the same footsteps

Just the other day

And they lay beneath the steps

That you have just walked

Looking out from where you stood now

They too stood right here

Seeing the same view

(Albeit in a different light)

But the same fields for miles

The same path walked for both minds

Two hearts crossed paths

But on different days and different times

The two hearts did beat in the same place

Just not at the same time

Or together side by side

With the wind wailing

I can’t hear the hills speak out

About the silent footsteps

Therefore onwards I walk

And with no trace of any footsteps

I never knew that you were here

How close two hearts can be

Yet are so very far away

With only with the same view

To savour and dream

In front of the eyes

Of the two separate hearts

That walk the same path

Upon the same hill

Both walked the path

Leaving silent footsteps

For the hill to remember

In silence and stillness.

2. ‘Soaking & nearly broken’

The brambles scrape

With nettles stinging repeatedly

Branches bend and bash

Mud slips beneath the feet

With knees hitting the floor

Roots tripping and not forgiving

Rain falls with no pause for thought

Gates locked, bolted and blocked

Stumbling over stiles

Continuing for miles

Soaking and nearly broken

We stand back up

And carry on

With our journey

No nettle entwined with brambles

With a branch to bash us

To the muddy ground

Will stop out hearts from fighting on

With roots to cling to

And stiles to help us on our way

The rain can replenish the body

To help unblock those lock bolted gates

The eyes open wide

With our hearts belief and desire

For love, For life

Or the view at the end

We always stand back up

And fight for another day.

3. ‘His heart was not alone’

The poet walks

To gather his thoughts

Path after path

Tree by tree

The natural world

Helps his thoughts

Stepping over branches

He glances to the next

Planning the route

That his feet will take him to

One step at a time

With water dripping

From the tree leaves

He did believe

His heart was not alone

As he walked

Under tree tops of rustles and rain

As the poet walks

He does not talk

As the thoughts run wild

In mind and soul

Sorting themselves out

Literally one step at a time

He as a poet is never alone

As the wind whistles

Rustling the trees all around

Knowing footsteps here

Have been walked

By hearts of love at some time

And within the wind

Your walking words are heard

Reaching the view

I think ‘phew’

Letting out a sigh of relief

As my belief is true

That you are here

Walking with me.

4. ‘Through every stream and dream’

Let’s go to the stables

Where we can tell our fables

From the years that have enabled us

To be who we want to be

Walking through fields of streams

We discussed our dreams

Teeming with endless possibilities

Which we adhere our minds to achieving

For now I’m ready to travel far and wide

To find your heart again

And fix the tear that keeps us apart

From the stable to the field

Through every stream and dream

I walk my way to you

Seeing sunset after sunset

With no luck upon the horizon

There is always tomorrow

As I start to remember

How the heart felt

When I was near you

Feel you next to me

I walk a little bit further

(even if it is in a circle).

5. ‘The summer sun’

The summer sun

Brings so much fun

However the sunshine hides

Your pretty eyes

Behind your sunny shades

From the shade of the trees

The wind blows your hair

Looking relieved to feel the cooler air

Your fragrance travels with the breeze

Making me feel at ease

You glide across the grass

I feel blessed to be next to you

Especially when you wear that dress

That’s bright and beautiful just like you

Driving through the countryside

Side by side

Our eyes glance at one another

With smiles stretching

As long as the road we travel

At the end of the day

It is you that makes me smile

And as you smile

I smile

And as the sun goes in

I see your eyes once more

Your deep brown eyes

Eyes that have my mind captured

With my heart just in awe of you

The summer sun

Brings so much fun

From a smile to loud laughter

To the beautiful countryside

Side by side with you

May the summer be long

With you

Every day

All day.

6. ‘The tide is strong’

My heart sunk beneath the waves

But it never hit the floor

As you reached down

To save my thoughts

As well as my life

Forever grateful I will be

For you to be there for me

When I needed you most

And even at times

When I thought

I didn’t need anyone

At all

The tide is strong

But with you

I walk from the rip tide

Hand in hand

Feeling stronger

In mind and in my soul

As the day ends

My words are simple


And from a heart

That beats for you

To your heart I adore

You make me stronger

Even if you don’t always know

But you should know

My heart flutters for you

Through each day

And every night.

7. ‘I was simply admiring your beauty’

I think you saw me

as your eye caught mine

I was simply admiring your beauty

When you wave at me I feel just fine

it reminds me

you think at me

(for at least for a moment)

While I simply admire your beauty

When you look away

I catch a moment

to look at your beauty

seeing what it is

that catches my eye

every time

If you see me

smile at me

always remember

I was simply admiring your beauty

8. ‘the boy in the red seat’

the boy in the red seat

has done nothing wrong

he wiped eye covered in blood

upon the seat where he sat

scared, confused & frightened

the same as the boy in the sea

had done nothing wrong

but he ended his life

in the arms in a man

dead upon the shore of the sea

when will it stop?

the pain

the suffering

when will it stop?

9. ‘Your voice is amongst the trees’

Amongst the trees

I heard the wind rustle the branches

And amongst that

I thought I could hear your voice callout

Only is it then realise

You are the missing voice

My heart needs to carry on

So I walk through the trees

Listening intently

Trying to calm the breathing down

To hear the direction of the voice

But the rain falls hard upon the leaves

And the roar of the rain distorts my ears

Nothing but rain and rustles could be heard

Your voice drowned by the natural sounds

I stand still and look aimlessly around

Your voice is amongst the trees

I heard it once and I’ll hear it again

When you need me I will be there

Just never stop from calling out to me.

10. ‘I never really left’

I never really left

that place that you and I had

the love continues on

with my heart left behind

I never really left

the city where the years passed by

so quickly the memories created

yet forever lasting in my heart

I never really left

as I took my thoughts with me

of that day, moment, minute

to live forever with me

even if they don't with you

I never really left

but yet I did

and here I am


however mentally

I never did leave

I never really left

so in some way

my heart is still there

but maybe never to return

so my heart is neither here nor there

but either way it’s where it wants to be.

11. Seven memories of you

My heart will always have

Seven memories of you

They remain close to my heart

And I'll take them wherever I go

(And when I go)

Memories of beauty

So natural

A perfect picture it creates

In the light of life

The moment I knew I loved you

I knew before you truly loved me

But every moment in between

Was a joy to be next to you

Seeing our hearts grow

When we held hands

Kissed as the sun set

The world was ours

To savour and live for

My heart pounds

At every one

Of the seven memories

Over and over

Because it is they

That keep my heart alive

Seven memories

You may not think that it’s many

But from each one is a strand of life

That stretches beyond this world

From the first sight of your face

Holding hands before

To the first kiss

Leading to telling you ‘I love you’

Brings the intimacy between you and I

And most of all the Smiles

(The oh so beautiful smiles)

Bring all the memories of you and I


That will remain close to my heart

And I'll take them wherever I go

(And when I go).

12. My Humble Words

My humble words

I tend to mumble

As I tumble through life

Often stumbling

As I fumble over thoughts.

13. ‘Everything in a moment’

Everything in a moment

Changed within my heart

As it started to feel

Something for you

Like it never has done before

Why did the heart miss you

When you weren’t there

It had never done that before

You’re smile ignites my day

Looking forward to seeing you

Being next to you

Even if it’s just for a moment

And when that moment wasn’t there

I missed you

And I felt slightly odd

Everything in a moment

Changed within my heart

I realised I cared for you more

Than I ever thought I did

It wasn’t love

It was sadness that I felt

Because maybe what I felt

Could never grow into love

Everything in a moment


It changed my thoughts

But for now all I could do

Was wait for you to come back

And see if my heart felt any different

The next time you were here next to me.

14. ‘From a mile away’

I can sense you smile

From a mile away

Turn your back to mine

And I can still feel your heartbeat

Your thoughts of sadness

I will make them fade away

I can turn to you to make me smile

Or if ever I am in need of a helping hand

You look to my eyes

And I can tell what you think

When your hand touches mine

It’s more than electric

In the same room and in the same time

The air between us is filled with belief

When I sense you smile

My heartbeat settles

Even if I am miles away.

15. ‘I love her’

I love her

she is everything

Her beauty


the best of the world

My heart

becomes calm

when she holds my hand

I always ask

if I could kiss her goodbye

with my heart pounding

all for a kiss

that may be

just upon the cheek

but it is everything

that I love her for

I love her



and I

live for her.

16. ‘He was silent’

He was silent

thoughts fatigued

heart sleepy

He just wanted

to be silent

because his thoughts

had simply

thought too much

Let the mind sleep

rest from the world

that surrounds his feet

All for the next day

so he can get up and walk again

think again

be stronger than before

A mind's thoughts

can be heavy until lifted

so let the mind rest

and be in silence.

17. ‘Deletion’

Some memories cannot be deleted

No matter how hard you try

They just cannot be forgotten

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Just doesn't work

With what's in the mind

As the mind remembers

Recreates the moments

Again and again.

18. ‘As I looked across’

As I looked across

the garden - you are like a flower swaying in the breeze

the table - you are the most beautiful person around it by far

the docks - you are a sight every eye needs to see

the world - the only place I want to be with you

I looked into your gorgeous eyes

All I wanted to say to you out loud

is how much I adore you

love you from where I am

Never knowing if you would actually know

how much you make my heart beat

to the rhythm of life and all the joy it brings

As the night draws in I see the light fade from view

you are by my side sharing our thoughts and dreams

as I look across to beauty that is you

Across the





I see you

your beauty

through and through.