Online Poetry Publication

  • Ale Mercado illustration for homecoming by Maeve Moran

    Homecoming

    It was steam between them no doubt, Indifferently waiting for a kettle to boil. She obviously liked her tea. He saw it in her smile From the other room – Lopsided and firm and Warmed in marmalade windows. She was the garden lady, One dog and a candle-lit bathroom. It’s the strangest thing, Chrysanthemum and […]

  • Ale Mercado illustration for Paradise by Zuzanna Charko

    Paradise

    On a warm summer morning As the sun began to rise I walked onto my balcony And looked around in surprise All the flowers I had planted All the animals around me Every strand of grass These things I can no longer see Instead there are tanks There are guns, there are knives There is […]

  • Ale Mercado illustration for Poem Sliotar by Niamh Moore

    Sliotar

    Standing on the pitch with your hurl in your hand, Remembering all the tactics your coach has planned, The shouting, the screaming and the whistle blows – But what’s going through my head, nobody knows. Is it in my head, Or is playing something that I dread, The pressure of the game, If we lose […]

  • Ale Mercado image for Kind Poem by shalom Oyenuga

    Kind

    I’ve found it. The soothing balm to burning hate, A method free from crude debate, The key to peace we can create, It’s Kindness. I need it. When I’m confronted by these strangers’ faces, Shrinking, feeling out of place, A smile would slow my heart’s fast pace, Just Kindness. I feel it. When I’m surrounded […]

  • Ale Mercado illustration for Holly Fitzgerald poem Beauty

    Beauty

    Beauty What is beauty? Only words our mother says To keep us happy While she doesn’t see it herself ‘My thighs are too big’ ‘Cheeks are too red’ She looks in the mirror As we cry in our beds Her hands hold mine I look into her eyes I tell her the truth I can […]

  • Ale Mercado illustration for poem Blessed by Amie Ndure

    Blessed

    An escape world is one everyone seeks, How lucky I am to have my own, Five times a day with me and my lord. The feeling of serenity that I feel Is one that starts and finishes my day. How I wish you could feel what I do, From putting my head to the ground […]

  • Ale Mercado illustratrion for Daddy's Girl Poem by Arianna Doran

    Daddy’s Girl

    Sitting here Then and now Daddy’s Girl Sitting here 14 years old Daddy’s Girl Sitting here 19 years Daddy’s Girl Sitting here Watching you Daddy’s Girl Sitting here Remembering Daddy’s Girl Sitting here Crying as you Daddy’s Girl Sitting here Eyes dry Daddy’s Girl Sitting here Wishing you back Daddy’s Girl Sitting here Knowing you’re […]

  • Ale Mercado illustration for Cold Dead Trees poem by Luke dunne

    Cold Dead Trees

    From sliotars being hit around a wet, cold pitch, Until some fool hits it into the deep, dark ditch. Long hours doing homework in the lonely cold night, To the rapid retreat of the hard day light. Marooned in the claret and the white of Clara, In my sister’s high heels and me Mam’s mascara. […]

  • Ale Mercado illustration for Breath by Niamh Bambrick

    Breath

    Isn’t it weird how you can be breathing one minute And not the next, How it can just stop? You never know when you last breath is going to be, It could happen any minute. How you use your last breath, that’s what’s weird. Do you use it to say goodbye? Do you use it […]