Neil Higgins

Turn The Page


Notice of absence from Neil Higgins
Me going to be very busy for a while so wont be on the site for a short period of time.
I will return however quite soon.

As summer days turned to autumn,
and soon to winter rage.
Now was the time for reflection,
and thus to turn the page.
Season's glow of pantomime show,
was peeping softly from horizon's will.
Blowing it's breath from far away lands,
with its force to behave so shrill.
The last ways of warming days were about to shred to dust.
Thus a new time would be born with song bird quirk so fust.
Everything would clockwork slow as veins of life be stilled.
Trees looked sad with arms aloft as leaves had compost filled.
The pitter patter of rain on windows,
as streaks of tears ran down.
The clouds all fluffy yet out of breath,
as their form did motion slow.
Boats of the sky performing perhaps,
with aimless plans to go.
The child now dressed in cloak and manner, with lowly slumping gait.
The chat chat chat of friends outside for transport spot to wait.
The walkers dogs do look with gloom,
as owners early dash.
The lorries too with refuse fill,
to collect consumers trash.
And on the train the man in suit does watch his time delay.
as eager work he must now make,
as others try cycle way.
Turn the page is now engaged as the living perform their dance.
Everyone does fully obey as ghost walks take their chance.

Comments12

  • Teddy.15

    I love everything about this Neil, Kudos on rhyme and every last line brought with poetic beauty, last November I had a tumor removed from my eye, I remember being silent so peacefully silent from the time they diagnosed me and the time I had my operation, which was a total of three weeks, it's true that that particular page was down right scary but I chose to keep my self stable even though I was thoroughly terrified, I did it all in silence and strange after it was done I found myself with many days of the giggles. Strange what a page of life can do. This is truly wonderful in every way. Thank you for sharing your truly magnificent work with us here.

    • Neil Higgins

      Love and hugs from me always Teddy.I hope all is well with you now.
      Life can give us a kick in the u know where's.But we can get up,dust ourselves down,stick two fingers up, possibly laugh,and refuse to give in.
      It seems you have done that.And many applause from me for staying focused and strong.
      I lost my dad to Alzheimer's last September after a long battle.Wont go into details but he told us as a family,whilst he could,to stay strong,and never give in.
      Life is full of twists and turns,and like you,I refuse to give in.
      Thank you for sharing with me.

      • Teddy.15

        I'm perfectly well now thank you dear Neil, sorry for your dad, but life wouldn't be life if in a seconds it didn't change right? A very wise lady told me one life can change in a moment and it's when we are standing still without change that we need to worry.

      • yellowrose

        Interesting engaging read . Life can be confusing and cause us sadness and it’s not always our fault ..

        • Neil Higgins

          Thank you for reading and commenting Rose.Life is one strange roller coaster of a ride.Yet as long as we stay focused,and although it can be hard and slippery under foot,we will be ok with the support of others.

        • orchidee

          Good write Neil.
          I turned the page - it was blank. Help!
          Bit like when I was a sandwich short of a picnic - and I was hungry that day too. Aww, why did I leave out one sandwich? lol.

        • L. B. Mek

          'Everything would clockwork slow as veins of life be stilled.
          Trees looked sad with arms aloft as leaves had compost filled.
          The pitter patter of rain on windows,
          as streaks of tears ran down.
          The clouds all fluffy yet out of breath,
          as their form did motion slow.'
          I mentioned, to someone yesterday
          that 2021 was firmly hurtling to its yearend
          when we noticed those early shed leaves
          crunching underneath..
          a wonderful read, thanks for sharing dear poet

        • Doggerel Dave

          Your very own individual perception of life, Neil - I'm glad I briefly had access.

        • Neville


          so many pages turned, so many more to turn .. I hope that with each and every page, I find something new to learn ................... EBMS n T 🙂

        • Fay Slimm.

          Your words filled with wisdom teach us to fight on when life puts our way what we never ordered. A fine read again Neil.

        • Jerry Reynolds

          Beautiful, Neil.
          Can’t stop reading it. The rhythm is perfect.

        • aDarkerMind

          life is indeed a strange thing at times Neil.
          another engaging read;

        • Saxon Crow

          This is beautifully written, like an illustration for the heart. Faved

        • Thekkinkkattil

          Summer autumn and winter and the responses from many walks of life Interesting and we'll penned

        • Goldfinch60

          Each page of our lives brings new joy to us and every chapter in our lives takes us to a more wonderful place.

          Andy



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