Peter the Pike

I’m a bit of a loner
It has to be said
Lots of teeth
In my head

Puts everyone off
From becoming my mate
Get to close
Will be too late

I can’t help it
It’s what I have to be
From a safe distance
Can still see me

I blend in
So you’ll have to be sharp
Show my teeth
Swim with Carp

I’m happy as this
It’s all I know
So don’t feel sad
Now I must go

I’ll carry on
Never in a shoal
Keep your friends close
Reach your goal

Mark Scotchford © 14/08/2016

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Sammy & Jazmine become Friends

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Dance Tonight?

What are you doing here tonight?
Why have you come to this place?
Devil’s in disguise
Written all over your face
Don’t ever let your talents
Go to waste
Life has to be an adventure
Don’t cut and paste

What are you doing here tonight?
No other place you want to be?
All friends or are we strangers?
Who were you hoping to see?
Dance with that devil
Or your destiny
Face the other way now
No need to notice me

What are you doing here tonight?
Too many questions
Or do you want more?
This is no game
No one keeping score
Go on help yourself
There is the dance floor
Don’t worry about anything
We are never sure

Mark Scotchford © 02/08/2016

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Your story
Brought a tear to my eye
I can’t imagine the pain
Repeated question why?

Their lies
Their schemes
Not yours
Yes you are human
So you will have flaws

But what they did
And what they do
They could never explain
Can sense in your writing
So much pain

I know it’s a cliché
What doesn’t kill you
Makes you stronger
This pain will heal
May just take longer

It’s OK to feel anger
The twister sister Danielle
We are all on a journey
She could end up in hell

Life can be harsh
Unfair and cruel
But don’t make this a war
With your son the jewel

Can’t explain the actions
And what humans do
Only one truth
Always jealous of you

Please hang in there
Don’t do anything rash
They will never take over
Let them count their cash

Hate is
A waste of emotion
Don’t ever feel guilty
Keep love in motion

Mark Scotchford © 30/07/2016

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“Remember Elaine?
Yeah, she’s a pain
You know she was seeing Wayne?
Well, they’ve split up
She kept the pup
She loved her more than him

And Cheryl
With the husband who is feral
They’re giving it another go
And Rob
What a snob
I’ve told him where to go

You happy?
Has he changed a nappy?
Or does he leave it all to you?
Are things still snappy?
What about that other handsome chappie?
What are you going to do?

We are still friends?
Yes, made amends
Sorry about that little mistake
Waiting for food
Trying not to be too rude
Guess it is give and take”

Mark Scotchford © 05/07/2016

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Why search?
Why earn?
What can we learn?
We seek
We speak
We know it will burn

The flame
Our pain
Some never miss
A game
There is blame
Others ignorant bliss

Wish to discover
A friend and lover
Be happy and content
The mind
Others find
Our thoughts
Only we frequent

Mark Scotchford © 04/07/2016

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Just because I have lost my voice
Understand I still have a choice

People can speak
But never be heard
Nothing as powerful
As a well-chosen word

I can write and listen
Everything else the same
I don’t need to tell you
Already know my name

My mind over compensates
I am still me
Those that have eyes
Yet never see

May be I will recover
May be I shall not
This has taught me
Love what you’ve got

Hope you feel
I’m not speaking out of turn
All of us can help
Each other to learn

Mark Scotchford © 12/06/2016
Thank you so much Richard for being the inspiration for this poem and for accepting it in the spirit it was intended.

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