Parenting, Short poems

Rising to fly.

Rising to fly.

Your chest rises as you breath.
A tiny gust clenches and released.
Eyelids twitch and I,
I start to believe.
My sight traces your eyebrows and the full of your thinned hair and I know love.
I know care.
You cry like stuttering ducks at first flight, like a rainbow seeking light all fidget and fright and I,
I rock tightly.
What I want and need are somewhat the same thing.
Autumn leaves and purity, humour and to succeed.
The water rippling on the lake, the silk against your skin.
The water in your eyes, the drowning in my sin.
What I want and what I need are somewhat the same thing.
What is it you do not bring?
You perfect little thing>

© G.P Williamson 2019

Short poems

Just a cover.

Just a cover.

They see a cover.
Just a book.
Don’t turn the page.
Don’t dare to look.
Assume on.
Take your place.
Amongst the others.
All walled up faces.
Blocked out and blocked up.
No gained perception.
No learnt to stand up treasure trove.
Open stove.
Crispy golden holding love.
All the things you’ll not begrudge.
Assume the mother.
perception other.
Dare not dare look beyond the cover.

© G.P Williamson 2019


Passive aggressive.

Passive aggressive

They light fantabulous these glorious aspiration hunters.
They light the stage and glow all paths.
A spotlight of future epitaphs.
They hone the night sky.
Bright light in a babys eyes.
They hold tight and record old lies.
Then clutch on like stalagmites.
Growing forth despite me, unwavering diligently.
Until a part of the soul, that’s frightening.
I light fantabulous then glorious apirations I hunt!
Passive aggressive.
A secular front.

© G.P Williamson 2019

Also writing under “Cursed Rider” on

Short poems

Diagon House! The poorly made spell.

Diagon House! The poorly made spell.

Black door ironically.
A 68 Metaphorically.
Good neighbours categorically.
Hidden rooms magically.
A new home – for family.
Poof! Diagon House!
Oh squeak! – I’m a mouse.

© G.P Williamson 2019

The I can’t fail house.

You feel like a new home that’s on the horizon.
Like a porch light I could see myself in.
Nestled down unquestioningly.
Diligently, cozy, refreshed see.
A homely home.
With scorpions and ropes.
Dark cabins and twisted jokes.
A new home for roasting.
A hot precipice, open air prayer kiss.
A tin bath and cigar, hell I could get used to this.
A lusty love with leaves and twigs,
I inhale,
If you’re my world I’ll set sail.
The oyster’s born.
I can’t fail.

© G.P Williamson 2019



Short poems

That ballroom dress

That ballroom dress.

The swirls turned like boy and girl danced for the world.
A rotated pedestal, A black and red dress you wore.
Pure ballroom, pretty and innocent all good vibes, reminiscent.
The crowd watched pure and adoring, adjoining smiles.
60’s rock and roll and Old Lang Synes lines.
I never prayed for better times.
I’d never love them.
They couldn’t be mine.

© G.P Williamson 2019
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poems, Short poems

Braking and Breaking.

Braking and Breaking.

There’s something to be said for that split second between braking and breaking.
When at nearly thirty you spot her face through the car window like she’s there.
Both next to you and not.
The last face you’ll have the chance to, wish you, forgot.
It happens all at once.
Instinct to swear, to swerve, to move as the back wheel rides a curb.
You jabberwocky around, fishtail and slant a desire to react more but just can’t.
Then the storm has gone but feels like the eye.
The face vanished but something’s left behind and you’re fine.
For a while.
A while between braking and breaking.

© G.P Williamson 2019

Short poems

Holiday eyes.

Holiday eyes.

Rubber lips and tricks.
Fake masks and forest sticks.
Click, unreal relationships.
All predominant features and no kiss.
Hide behind holiday eyes like this.
How I ruin the blood.
Sores from curmudgeon pores of your body on mine.
How our soul’s designed.
I was your play time.
Smile and dance by happenstance your spark meets mine!
Kaboom romance!

© G.P Williamson 2018