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Friday, 22 August 2014

'Maybe' love

we test, cautiously, 
the majestic waters of a maybe love
Sat upon the lamp-lit jetty,
legs dangling, 
jeans rolled up beyond our knees;
chilled ale bottles, 
moist, in our fevered hands
Now we lie together, 
close... but apart, 
underneath the celestial ebony sky 
Gentle music accentuates the silence  
Wonder spirals in our hearts and minds 
An intoxicating connection, coursing through our veins
As we watch rowboats leave

You turn 
...towards me
Your handsome, rugged face 
gazing straight into my soul
Hopelessly I fall, 
without restraint,
into the emerald galaxies of your sensual eyes;
by the light of the moon
A wry smile creeps across your face
just as the sun transcends the horizon,
illuminating the fire that burns deep within
You reach out,
sweep my hair from my face
I feel your breath... your lips, 
taste your impassioned gentle kiss 
...I am home 

© Debbie Razey 2014

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Lament (Fibonacci)

o'er where she doth lay
Blackened somber headstones lament
Lush emerald blades reminiscent of shut

Debbie Razey 2014

Feather (haiku)

upon love's fair wing
we effortlessly soar heights
- fragile as feather

Debbie Razey 2014

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Friday, 15 August 2014

The Blue In You

With brush in hand, I paint in hues
Of shades and tones the spectrum through
Though in my heart I alway knew
You'd still be blue, you'd still be blue

For you no longer see pigment
Stuck within life's darker segment 
Your horrors cause you to lament
Joy a figment, joy a figment

I strive to make you see again
Without the filters in your brain
Though I can see it is a strain 
Through all the pain, through all the pain

So until all the shadows fade
I'll paint you in a lighter shade
Until the ghosts to rest you've laid
The last grenade, the last grenade

© Debbie Razey 2014

Senses (haiku)

adrift in your eyes
but safe in your strong embrace
- senses contradict

Debbie Razey 2014 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014


let me caress you
gently with my mind and words
- I taste your essence

I'll whisper to you
sweet fantasies on night's breeze
- guided by the stars

take my hand, find peace
within our embrace, escape
- love's safe oasis

your mind's sweet nectar
almost too in awe to take
- fear outweighs desire

© Debbie Razey 2014

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

I remember all too well...

I remember the stainless steel food ladle ripping and bruising my skin
The foul profane names you called me that still ring in my ears
The way I was spat at, kicked and beaten within an inch of my life 
The times I skipped gym so that my secret would stay hidden 
The way I cried myself to sleep and prayed for it to end

I forgot I had the right to be loved
I should have been comforted when sick
I should have been hugged and kissed
I should have been made to feel special
I should have felt safe

I remember feeling worthless, scared and ashamed
Feeling sick with anxiety at the sound of your voice
Wanting to escape to some imaginary fairy-tale place
Preferring to be anywhere but home 
Wishing you or I would die 

I forgot what I wished to become
I had the choice whether to stay or run 
I had the power to stop it and tell someone
I was not so detestable
I had done nothing wrong

I remember feeling hungry, cold and scared when left frequently alone
Being bullied at school for being unkempt and wearing ill fitting clothes
The smell of stale smoke, broken glass and unkind numerous uncles
The humiliation of wetting the bed when the nightmares continued 
I remember it all to well.... 

© Debbie Razey 2014

Friday, 8 August 2014

Souls adrift

Alone, adrift on a copper-gilded somnolent sea
They coast wistfully on an inner turmoil algid breeze
Their soul's anchor long lost, amidst love's treacherous voyage 

Scurvy-riddled lead hearts too weak to circumnavigate
Innumerable volcanic isles, laden with regret
Memories' cliffs loom, depression's perilous moorage 

Sun's coveted lucent warmth, cruelly jeers out of reach
Map and compass futile when blinded by fear, hate, self doubt
To skipper to safe shores will require love, patience...courage

Debbie Razey 2014

Thursday, 7 August 2014

One sky (haiku)

night's chill breeze echoes
loudly the absence of you
- all beneath one sky  

Debbie Razey 2014 

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Nature Answers

Here, sitting on my old wobbly dilapidated
dry stone wall; coffee and cigarette in hand;
I nestle snuggly, hidden at the bottom of
my overgrown quaint cottage garden
The scent of lavender eases the stress
of my bewildered thoughts... mind at reel
Birds serenade my soul with their melodic,
heartfelt songs of a hopeful new day 
The bushes shudder noisily as the wildlife 
go about their undisclosed business 
Grass, still wet underfoot, confirms to me 
that I'm actually here
...I look to the sky for answers

The prowess of yonder hump-backed fells beckons me
They stand before me adorned in melanite twinkling rubble,
gently cloaked in an alabaster fur trim of clouds
Amidst the cornflower blue, open majestic sky; 
the ancient twisted Oak's branches dance 
and recite to me their mantra upon the breeze
The babbling crystal brook meanders effortlessly,
hypnotically leading my mind to the valley between 
Sun-dappled by the patchwork canopy above,
shards of gold radiant sunbeams splinter
The tawny foliage carpet path is illuminated
before me....
My direction now becomes clear

© Debbie Razey 2014 



Monday, 4 August 2014

So Tired

So tired of trying to make ends meet
So tired of waiting, taking yet another seat
So tired of being put on hold or in a virtual queue 
So tired of pushing paper around to him, to her, to you
So tired of paying for corporations to exceed last year's profits
So tired of being force-fed religion, superstition by yet another prophet
So tired of hatred, senseless violence, terrorism, racism, wars
So tired of restrictions, red tape, antiquated, futile laws
So tired of not knowing what I'm breathing and eating
So tired of bullying and abuse... it leaves me seething
So tired of being tired and struggling to survive;
while all the greedy, bigots, bent politicians, warmongers,
fascists abuse the rest of us and thrive!

© Debbie Razey 2016

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Tidal waves

Tidal waves of desire turning, deep with my soul
Your currents pull at places I have never felt before
Drowning in sapphire eye's of oceanic splendour...
You leave me wanting...yearning...craving...more!


Tears flow 
without cause 
and with little resistance
They pool 
on my cheeks
then drift,
down my neck

I know not why I cry
or for what, 
only that I do 
I feel so desolate...
so lonely, 
so void of any hope
Trapped in a life 
I don't understand, 
and with no recourse

I wish to break free
but I'm anchored 
by a cruel
twist of fate; 
here I lie 

I struggle, 
to breathe, 
eat or see; 
I barely make it through the days
here I am;
holding on 
by a solitary thread 
with broken finger nails
and hands 
too weak
to let go

my soul rejoices in the simple; 
I only wish to roam 
amongst the hills,
the trees, 
the birds, 
the clouds...
To wade in the ocean; 
to feel the moon, 
on my face

I have unwittingly
been imprisoned
by this
barbaric disease
but to flee,
would be 
to break the ones I love... 
here I lie, 

© Debbie Razey 2019 ~ Violet Moon Poetry 

Friday, 1 August 2014

No More!

Oppression, depression, lies, spin and greed
Poverty, hostility... causing people to be in need
Wars, laws, institutions... manipulated and abused
Abandoned, bludgeoned...the people left confused
Polluted; diluted truth... not seen, heard or told
Debts; VETs maimed for what... control and black gold?
Poverty; commodity... valued higher than people
Homeless; heartless... the disabled and vulnerable culled 
Shootings, looting, rape, murder and terrorist attacks
Paedophilia, nuclear arms; politicians or mythomaniacs?  
Hunger, torture...refugee camps are now an epidemic
Racism, sexism, homophobia; hatred...a pandemic 
Bigotry... derogatory attitudes towards differing faiths and beliefs
Killings, bombings, bloodshed... the world saturated in grief
This is not our, or human kind's finest hour... for sure 
Time to unite, make a stand and say....No More! 

© Debbie Razey 2014 -  Violet Moon Poetry