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Can you write a poem?.

onebigvoice
onebigvoice Posts: 184 Courageous
I read a post the other day about creative writing and in reading it it prompted me to ask a question or ask a question.
  can you write a poem?
It does not have to rhyme, and can be about anything, in this case they talked about Autumn, so as a pre first post ( for me )
this is my contribution.
  

 Autumn Time.

 The days are getting shorter as darkness comes to soon.
Cos I am waiting for that hour, that Autumn gives each year,
 Its a sign that winter is around the corner,
And farmers harvest crops, the sun has bathed, yes its another year.

before frost makes the ground so hard that chills become so severe.
the leave turn that golden colour, the hues that give me good cheer,
 The rustle as you walk each day, through the park to and from work,
Or when you drop the kids off to school each day and return to hear there cheer.

The park takes on a different glow as trees change their coats
before they loose them, till the beginning of next year.
I know that winter can be bitter, and oh so very cold,
but just this once to enjoy the trees, in that autumn gold.

It makes me want to paint those trees that have lost their coats,
but think this is just a cycle, and spring will be hear, with the growth of  next year.
so dont just wish the seasons to go, because you like it in the sun 
but enjoy what is on offer, all made by the angle of the sun.

Some like Spring and Summer, and Winter months so cold.
But I just like the Autumn, yes the autumn of Autumn Gold.   

25/09/2021.

  Grammer and corrections at writers discression......... HA.
Come on all you writers have a go,  good way to introduce your self?  

Comments

  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,981 Pioneering
    I write but not poetry I mean I could give it a go but it's not my hearts desire
  • onebigvoice
    onebigvoice Posts: 184 Courageous
    I'm glad to see that people, are writing now on here
    their people who think that it takes skill, and probably a glass of beer.
    I find that when I look at something, my brain goes into a blurr.
    since I certainly don't know what is going to occur.

      I can't write like Shakespear, and earn a few extra bob,
     or sing like Paverotti in French, Italian or German.
    But if I get one person, to burst into a verse
    the post has been worth it,  like Geoark or Sandy_123 a start to just converse.

    So now I think I'll leave you,
    to contemplate your next post,
    and hope its helped you realise
    its a stress release, and can be restful, just to give in to just one more post.
     
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,242 Disability Gamechanger
    These are the lyrics to a song I wrote once, hence it has a chorus, Hope I’m not cheating 🙂

    I sat and watched you as you
    walked on the river bank you said
    you were fishing for dreams I said
    aren't we all it seems that
    too many people in life aren't
    sure where they belong they find
    no rest at night
    they go crazy all day

    Chorus
    but you’ve got to believe in something 
    even if it seems hard you know
    you've got to believe in something
    it'll sure make your heartaches go you know
    You’ll find that, in time that
    things will be so much better if you
    Start caring, start sharing,
    things will be so much better if you 
    live and love in harmony

    well I suppose you’re right she said,
    even when I don’t have woes I find
    i make a few up just to
    get myself down and I know
    i can see silver arriving with the
    coming of the rain clouds and I 
    I could be happy if I was
    was so inclined

    chorus.
  • Justcheckingin15
    Justcheckingin15 Member Posts: 184 Pioneering
    @leeCal...enjoyed reading this..
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,242 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 26
    Thanks @Justcheckingin15 🙂 I liked yours too
    i tried to write lyrics which flowed but didn’t necessarily rhyme, it’s probably better as a song to be honest.
  • Justcheckingin15
    Justcheckingin15 Member Posts: 184 Pioneering
    @leeCal..Mine was factual unfortunately..
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,242 Disability Gamechanger
  • Justcheckingin15
    Justcheckingin15 Member Posts: 184 Pioneering
    Thank you @leeCal...I suppose writing it..was my way of kind of getting it out of my system a bit.
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,981 Pioneering
    @Justcheckingin15 a lovely poem from the ❤. 
  • Justcheckingin15
    Justcheckingin15 Member Posts: 184 Pioneering
    @Sandy_123, Its when I'm most inspired...Its at weird times..usually in bed if I'm having trouble sleeping. 💤
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,981 Pioneering
    Best times, I always write in bed propped on confy pillows TV in back ground. 
  • Justcheckingin15
    Justcheckingin15 Member Posts: 184 Pioneering
    @Sandy_123..instead of counting sheep some nights...I count words lol
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,981 Pioneering
    Yeah its better then staring at a ceiling.  Your writing is good. You definitely have talent 
  • Justcheckingin15
    Justcheckingin15 Member Posts: 184 Pioneering
    Ahh...thank you @Sandy_123.🙂
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,981 Pioneering
    Your welcome ive wrote a poem, I did it in 30 minutes and like I say I'm not a poet. Also I take kind to critism
  • onebigvoice
    onebigvoice Posts: 184 Courageous
    @sandy_123,  WOW absolutely brilliant, you see you may have found what is really inside waiting to get out.
      More please, love this....
  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Posts: 4,592 Disability Gamechanger
    Fantastic love it @Sandy_123 😀  well done 
  • Justcheckingin15
    Justcheckingin15 Member Posts: 184 Pioneering
  • Justcheckingin15
    Justcheckingin15 Member Posts: 184 Pioneering
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,981 Pioneering
    I'm not a poet and I know it, ha 
  • onebigvoice
    onebigvoice Posts: 184 Courageous
    See what happens when you relax and just write.......  Its a kind of relief for me.  So in one big thank you for sharing with me a poem almost as pretty as me.
      No just to say love reading these, keep it up its not restricted to one poem.
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,242 Disability Gamechanger
    Mrs Jones take a memo,
    Mrs Jones take a memo,
    Mrs Jones take a memo,
    i love you

    there are you sitting on your swivel chair,
    doing you nails backcombing your hair,
    making out like you just don’t care for me

    working here ain’t easy,
    i see you everyday
    youre always bright and breezy
    im always in you way

    I had to write a letter
    to tell you how I feel
    our romance could be better 
    if you would only make it real!

    Mrs Jones take a memo
    Mrs Jones take a memo
    Mrs Jones take a memo
    i love you
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,981 Pioneering
  • onebigvoice
    onebigvoice Posts: 184 Courageous
    I'm glad to see the poems on here.
    It fills me with laughter, merth and cheer
    It helps me think of witty thing to write,
    to forget the world, with all its strife.
    But once I started, I'm soon on my way
    to fill the rest of my boaring day,
    I could be flying and soring high
    I could be just eating a Steak and kidney pie.
    I could be painting just like picaso,
    who painted what he thought of the world around.
    but instead of all of this I am writting here and taking the P***
    Now most have put in there own words so carry on and write your own.


    by the way its Pain,  Why what did you think it was?
       
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,981 Pioneering
    That last one I did was a true experience, just 1 of many at my home  :#
  • Justcheckingin15
    Justcheckingin15 Member Posts: 184 Pioneering
    @Sandy_123..I could just 'picture' you doing this...as it is very believable.
  • Geoark
    Geoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,374 Disability Gamechanger
    Pain, uh huh, just as I thought
    Another score of nought.
    To converse in rhyme
    Takes too much time
    While in thought so deep
    I should be asleep.

    Thank you my friend
    For this new trend
    Which I secretly enjoy
    Like a child with a new toy.
    For it is easy to be creative
    When one is so proactive.

    The sandman call
    The alarm wakes all
    So temporary as it may be
    Or is it, we shall see
    I wish you a good night
    For my bed does call before the morning light.

    As an individual I stood alone.
    As a member of a group I did things.
    As part of a community I helped to create change!

  • Justcheckingin15
    Justcheckingin15 Member Posts: 184 Pioneering
  • onebigvoice
    onebigvoice Posts: 184 Courageous
    @Geoark. like that so much its set me off again.

    My Day  ( or Sleep? )

      I think for me, its just another week
    Since like you I cannot sleep.
    I seem to nod right through the day
    So finding sleep, try as I may
    That sandman has gone his merry way.
    He's with someone else during the night,
    I wish that he would see my plight,
    I have no trouble with Fibromialgia
    To be bright as a button one minute
    then lost in a blurr, watching TV down stairs.
    But when my head hits that pillow,
    My head comes up with all this dribble.
    I dont care if bus prices go up,
    or what the price of fish is in China   
    I don't care if Boris is on holiday
    Cos' I've already seen the batte bus.
    I'd like to think I could swim again, or run an marathon,
    But the body has other ideas,
     which are really not on display.
    I've got some hidden illness,
     that most don't understand,
    Until it you,
    just you
    pretend.

         
  • Carts
    Carts Member Posts: 13 Connected
    I like chocolate 
    and I like cake.
    I like chips
    and I like steak
    but I must have an allergy,
    because the more I eat
    the more I put on weight.

    The doctor said
    "take up running",
    to see if I could slim down.
    So I go running twice a week,
    to the best little bakers in town.

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,585 Disability Gamechanger
  • Leigh14
    Leigh14 Member Posts: 344 Pioneering
    @Justcheckingin15, your poem about your Dad was so powerful. Actually brought tears to my eyes. Just WOW!
  • Jennifer14Owen
    Jennifer14Owen Member Posts: 15 Member
    I have wrote one
    Autumn is a season
    which makes things look so beautiful
    with the leaves changing colours
    autumn can be cold too

    Autumn is the season
    we are in now
    Autumn is a magical time of year

  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,981 Pioneering

    It is three years you were taken today,

    Grew your angel wings and flew away.

    I was with you, but you chose to go alone

    You left sadness, heartbreak and tears,

    But wonderful memories of the years.

    I wonder where your spirit does roam,

    Are you sitting with me now or at home?

    I know you have visited since you went,

    I once had a whiff of  your favourite scent.

    I hope one day you'll be waiting for me,

    For that I can only wait and see.

  • Justcheckingin15
    Justcheckingin15 Member Posts: 184 Pioneering
    @Leigh14..Aww..Thank you..It can be easy to write on facts...Glad you enjoyed it..
  • Justcheckingin15
    Justcheckingin15 Member Posts: 184 Pioneering
    edited October 1
                    Reflecting

    She walks in the park
    Quite a few people around
    Stepping on yellow and red leaves
    As they twirl to the ground.

    A young couple pass
    With 2 kids ..cheeks aglow
    Their laughter transports her
    To a time long ago.

    When her and her brother
    Walked to School together
    With breakfast in their bellies
    Didn't matter about the weather.

    A large family of cousins
    They all played round about
    Didnt go in for Tea
    Until she heard the shout!

    She remembers her beloved Granny
    In her little tiny room
    With its little tiny door
    Sweeping tiled floor with her broom.

    Her granny made her feel special
    She shouts 'See you soon'
    She felt warm and content there
    In that little cocoon.


    She walks further into the park
    An elderly couple struggle past together
    Her Granny is no longer here
    She thought she would live forever.

    She cleared her throat and smiled
    At everyone who looked her way...
    As she was taught when she was young
    It may just make their day.

    The leaves hit her face now
    And they wipe away a tear
    She struggles to compose herself
    As she reflects on Yesteryear.

    She has a lot to be thankful for
    As her Grandchildren..she now hears...
    Inside her head..a voice it said..
    Go live your Autumn Years.
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,981 Pioneering
  • Justcheckingin15
    Justcheckingin15 Member Posts: 184 Pioneering
  • onebigvoice
    onebigvoice Posts: 184 Courageous
                    Reflecting

    She walks in the park
    Quite a few people around
    Stepping on yellow and red leaves
    As they twirl to the ground.

    A young couple pass
    With 2 kids ..cheeks aglow
    Their laughter transports her
    To a time long ago.

    When her and her brother
    Walked to School together
    With breakfast in their bellies
    Didn't matter about the weather.

    A large family of cousins
    They all played round about
    Didnt go in for Tea
    Until she heard the shout!

    She remembers her beloved Granny
    In her little tiny room
    With its little tiny door
    Sweeping tiled floor with her broom.

    Her granny made her feel special
    She shouts 'See you soon'
    She felt warm and content there
    In that little cocoon.


    She walks further into the park
    An elderly couple struggle past together
    Her Granny is no longer here
    She thought she would live forever.

    She cleared her throat and smiled
    At everyone who looked her way...
    As she was taught when she was young
    It may just make their day.

    The leaves hit her face now
    And they wipe away a tear
    She struggles to compose herself
    As she reflects on Yesteryear.

    She has a lot to be thankful for
    As her Grandchildren..she now hears...
    Inside her head..a voice it said..
    Go live your Autumn Years.

    Well I must admit this sent shivers all over.
     It so much the truth its unreal.  Wow what a brilliant poem and this is what I hoped for on here, more please.
      I am so lost for words......
  • Justcheckingin15
    Justcheckingin15 Member Posts: 184 Pioneering
    @onebigvoice...Your comments are 'sending shivers through ME'..I just wrote it quickly last night..So glad you enjoyed it..That's my second poem posted here...Thank you again..🙂
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,981 Pioneering




    Halloween 


    Children excited and adults alike,

    All scary costumes, all sorts of types.

    Witches, ghosts and frightening masks

    They look So real they make me gasp. 


    All running around the streets at night

    Knocking on doors for sweets and to fright.

    Trick or treat they screech and shout

    They'll fill their buckets without a doubt.


    Pumpkins with their carved out face 

    Lit candles inside to glow at a pace

    Used as lanterns to scare evil away

    Frowned upon as a pagan holiday.


    Apples coated in chocolate and toffee

    Originated from the USA, like Starbucks coffee.

    Games of apple bobbing hands free

    It all sounds like  lots of fun  I agree






     











  • euro
    euro Member Posts: 53 Courageous
    Inspired by the poem posted by @Justcheckingin15 I thought I'd be brave and share this one I started a while ago.  I keep returning to it, editing, rearranging verses and adding more - it doesn't feel complete or flow too well but that probably reflects how I feel about the situation better.


    The bond that's missing between us
    separates you and me far too much.
    And my Sister's occasional updates
    barely count as us keeping in touch.

    The way you and I interact,
    our absent interactional style,
    just widens the distance between us.
    I can feel it across every mile.

    I find our lack of speaking
    quite scary, right down to my core.
    And I wish that I could change that.
    I wish for nothing more.

    I feel our distance stifling,
    Like I'd feel a lack of air.
    And if I ponder it too deeply,
    it becomes more than I can bear.

    I've always yearned for approval,
    more than anyone else, from you.
    I never have felt that I had it,
    or there was anything I could do.

    You never let me know you were proud,
    of me, of my dreams or my deeds.
    Then again I don't feel you cared much
    for any of my emotional needs.

    I never heard you say you loved me
    and I felt you just didn't care.
    That's not meant as an accusation,
    that really wouldn't be fair.

    But I wish I could feel you love me,
    as myself, just me, as I am
    not just tolerated as my Sister's sibling,
    as the one who messed up the plan.

    I know this was not of your making,
    circumstances were far from ideal.
    But I didn't cause this mess either; 
    if you think so, I really must appeal.

    I desperately hope you do love me,
    and Ive made you a liittle bit proud
    I have to believe that 'if only',
    you'd be able to say so out loud. 

  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,981 Pioneering
  • euro
    euro Member Posts: 53 Courageous
    Thak you @Sandy_123.

    If I'm not asleep in tbe next half hour, I'll try an autumn themed poem.
  • Justcheckingin15
    Justcheckingin15 Member Posts: 184 Pioneering
  • Justcheckingin15
    Justcheckingin15 Member Posts: 184 Pioneering
    @euro...Glad that I inspired you to write this...I can see your hurt...in a lot of the verses here...and sadly..I can relate to it also..Great work!.👏
  • chloeknight16071992
    chloeknight16071992 Member Posts: 178 Courageous
    Good Morning @Sandy_123.

    I love the Halloween Poem you wrote it's very good. The kids and adults will love it. 

    Can you do a new poem for the kids please? 
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,981 Pioneering
    I'm doing a Halloween party this year a small one family, grandkids, I've bought some buntin yesterday and balloons. I need to Google to make Dec's, I'm also on the hunt for a disco ball
  • onebigvoice
    onebigvoice Posts: 184 Courageous
    @onebigvoice...Your comments are 'sending shivers through ME'..I just wrote it quickly last night..So glad you enjoyed it..That's my second poem posted here...Thank you again
    Its some thing I can relate to thanks again.
    Can'i wait.........
         
  • euro
    euro Member Posts: 53 Courageous
    Happy Halloween!
    No kids to be seen.
    No wizards or witches.
    No monsters with stitches.
    No hairy spider
    or evil ghost-rider.
    No mummy in sight.
    No bats in flight.
    Not one scary ghost.
    Just one lonely host.

    A quick off the cuff poem based on last halloween.  I hope this year the children can come and help me empty my halloween cauldron - I'm sure that was responsible for the pounds I put on last year ;)
  • Carts
    Carts Member Posts: 13 Connected

    Halloween is nearly upon us

    It fills my heart with fear.

    I want to lock the door, turn out the lights.

    And just pretend there’s nobody here.

     

    I thought about window shopping.

    Even searching for scary junk on line.

    But honestly; I’d rather hide away,

    and if I could disappear, I would just be fine.

     

    Homes full of chocolate and candy.

    Kids in costumes roaming the streets.

    They’ll play a trick upon you,

    if you don’t fill their cauldrons with sugary treats.

     

    They’ll be up all night, if they get their way.

    Maybe the sugar will give them a boost.

    They’ll knock every door of every neighbourhood.

    It’ll be days before they’re goosed.

     

    But really, our little monsters shouldn’t be roaming the streets.

    Those witches were just people, who were tortured and burned at the stake.

    Why are we teaching our kids to celebrate such historical horror?

    Please remember, those poor souls were innocent for goodness’ sake.


    Sorry to be a party pooper but I thought I aught to mention the reality and the horror of history. There has been such incredulous inhumanity in the past that over half the women in Europe were persecuted and then executed. Anyone with a disability was fair game, or forced to accuse a family or friend for their ailments. Perhaps we should spare a thought for those that were treated so appallingly. My concern here is, and I don't want to ruin anyone's fun or creativity, is that some cultures still believe a child's deformity is gods way of making the parents pay for their sins. Though I'm not a believer in any god or superior being, there be it for the grace of god etc.
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,981 Pioneering
    That being said, we  can't change the past, it was a total different ball game, totally different beliefs and attitudes.
    We can learn from the mistakes that were made, hence we no longer hunt witches and behead people. 
    Halloween is a bit of fun, unless your deeply religious then it's frowned on. I have Christian neighbours who won't be entertaining it. But that's their beliefs and wholly respected.  
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,981 Pioneering

    Facebook is down  messenger too

    That's why I'm here writing to you

    Can't send any messages to chat 

    my notifications are silent and that


    I have the TV, youtube and Google

    I could also get the art pad and doodle.

    Remembering the old days without 

    I was always roaming out and about


    Seeing people in person to go and talk

    Even if it was a hike or a good walk

    A banter, a meal, drinking a coffee or two

    Even maybe down to the pub for a few


    Using a pay phone box stuck in a que

    There was always someone waiting you knew

    2p and 5p was the cost of a local call

    Having the change for the pips you needed more.






  • onebigvoice
    onebigvoice Posts: 184 Courageous
    @Geoark. like that so much its set me off again.

    My Day  ( or Sleep? )

      I think for me, its just another week
    Since like you I cannot sleep.
    I seem to nod right through the day
    So finding sleep, try as I may
    That sandman has gone his merry way.
    He's with someone else during the night,
    I wish that he would see my plight,
    I have no trouble with Fibromialgia
    To be bright as a button one minute
    then lost in a blurr, watching TV down stairs.
    But when my head hits that pillow,
    My head comes up with all this dribble.
    I dont care if bus prices go up,
    or what the price of fish is in China   
    I don't care if Boris is on holiday
    Cos' I've already seen the batte bus.
    I'd like to think I could swim again, or run an marathon,
    But the body has other ideas,
     which are really not on display.
    I've got some hidden illness,
     that most don't understand,
    Until it you,
    just you
    pretend.

         
  • Justcheckingin15
    Justcheckingin15 Member Posts: 184 Pioneering
    Some good poems here..👏
  • natz2009
    natz2009 Member Posts: 76 Connected
    Some gd poems :) heres one of my own 

    Although you may not love me
    Although you may not care 
    If you ever need me please know that ill be there 
    Your love may all be taken
     your heart may not be free but if your hear is broken you can always lean on me .
  • euro
    euro Member Posts: 53 Courageous
    @natz2009 I love it!  Short and (bitter)sweet xx
  • natz2009
    natz2009 Member Posts: 76 Connected
    This is one i wrote recently let me know what you think 

    My lips may be silent but my mind is always racing my boady looks normal but thats just the shell its cased in movments that look unatural because you dont understand its all in her head thats at a glance trembaling with pain hopeing it dont rain here comes the winter time for double the pain kids want me to take them to school but mummie cant walk to far to see you go to school trips to the park i missed you having fun preciouse moment that will never return im trying to make memories but its the pain you see this is just a day in the life of me so if you see me and im not "normal" dont judge me just try and understand i have more going on than you can comprehend 💖
  • Justcheckingin15
    Justcheckingin15 Member Posts: 184 Pioneering
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 5,996

    Scope community team

    i missed you having fun preciouse moment that will never return im trying to make memories but its the pain you see this is just a day in the life of me so if you see me and im not "normal" dont judge me just try and understand i have more going on than you can comprehend

    I particularly like this bit @natz2009, I think it's a powerful message. Do you find it helpful to express yourself through poetry?
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  • natz2009
    natz2009 Member Posts: 76 Connected
    Ty n yes sometimes its easier to express through poems than to talk about things :) but sometimes it can be just as hard glad you liked it xx
  • Pixie51
    Pixie51 Member Posts: 70 Courageous
    I have loved reading the poetry. I am 2nd year into a creative writing degree and love writing poetry it can be very cathartic. Someone mentioned their poetry not rhyming, it doesnt need to. Poetry can be rhyming or not
    Well done all, thoroughly entertaining read! 
    Pix ❤🙏
    Yoga heals the soul 🙏💖

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