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Gallery and More Poems
 
The theme for the gallery of photographs this time is Outdoor Photography, focusing on flowers, mainly roses
List of Images:

Pink Roses
Pink Roses-Close Up
White Roses
Yellow Roses
Yellow Roses-Close Up
White Rose
Flowers Display
Red Tulips

A Hot Summer Night

 

 

Feeling awake, too hot to sleep

As I turn out the light

Darkness comes as if to creep

Into a hot summer night

 

My eyes feel hard to close

As I lie on my bed

I am dreamy, I suppose

Light and airy is my head

 

Tossing, turning, trying to slumber

I’m half awake, tired and restless

I count sheep by the number

To ease away the stress

 

Cats outside are looking for prey

Tonight, the humidity is steep

Now and then, I often say

When can I rest, when can I sleep?

 

Sleeping away does not feel right

In this hot summer night

 

 

 

Keywords:

 

#awake   #sleep   #light

#summer   #night   #bed

#slumber   #rest

 

 

 

Someday

 

Someday soon she will return

Our love will never die

Someday soon they will learn

A true heart will never lie

 

Someday I'll be at her side

And stay at her side forever

Someday she will be my bride

And we will live together

 

Though you and I are far apart

Please do not fret nor fear

I love you with all my heart

I'll love you always, my dear

 

Someday soon we will meet each other

Someday soon we will be together

 

Keywords:

 

#someday  #love   #heart

#bride   #together   #apart

#soon   #meet

 

The End of June

 

 

It was a hot afternoon

The sun was blazing down

Over our quiet sleepy town

On the last day of June

 

I was on the harbour

On that fateful day

When she came my way

Licking her lips with ardour

 

I was of a young age

She was older, she was bold

She took my hand to hold

And my life turned a page

 

My soul began to burn

She showed me all that was wrong

Now it has been a whole year long

Life has taken a downward turn

 

I became a man that day

In a strange, bizarre way

 

#afternoon #sleepy #June

#harbour #lips # life #soul

Love is

 

 

 

Love is a gentle stream

Rippling along to the ocean

Love is a sweet dream

Filling us with joyous emotion

 

Love is an easy melody

Soothing us with caresses

Love is a romantic rhapsody

Warming our inner recesses

 

Love is being on a mountain

Making us feel high and mighty

Love is drinking from a fountain

Making us feel cool, not flighty

 

Love is being sister and brother

A part of a happy family

Love is caring for each other

No need for any tedious homily

 

Love is a true fraternity

Of people in each nation

Love is a virtual eternity

Of peace with true devotion

 

 #love #melody #ocean

#romantic #mountain #family

#fraternity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shanghai

 

 

It’s a long journey to travel

From here to Shanghai

Yet there I must travel

I must go there, or I’ll die

 

She was a humble maiden

A beauty beyond compare

Every evening in the garden

Our thoughts we would share

 

We went to the city gallery

Together hand in hand

She showed me the history

Painted by artists in her land

 

But revolution tore us apart

I left China in sorrow and pain

It really broke my heart

To return to London again

 

It is a long journey to Shanghai

But I must go there or die

 

tags:
#journey #shanghai #maiden #garden
#gallery #history #China

Beautiful Stranger

 

 

Your name, I do not know

Your birthplace is a mystery

Lady, please don’t go

I want to know your history

 

With eyes of light hazel brown

Skin so smooth and white

Charcoal hair, flowing down

You are a beautiful delight

 

Oh, lovely lady. I often wonder

If we could be man and wife

We would never be torn asunder

I will love you for all my life

 

I love you, dear beautiful stranger

In being with you, there is no danger

 

#birthplace #history #hazel #smooth #charcoal hair
#lady #stranger

Joys of Spring

By H Abdul

 

 

Green grass is plenty everywhere

Fresh breezes caress my face

Smells of roses, daffodils in the air

The world seems a happy place

 

The skylarks in the meadows

Flying about; their shadows

Move like a work of art

Oh, such joy in my heart

 

The robins in the trees

Tweeting songs that thrill

My heart; Oh, how they ease

The pains of winters chill

 

Here comes the Spring

The bands begin to play

I can hear flutes as they sing

“Here is a brand, new day.”

 

tags: #green #grass #breezes

          #roses #daffodils #skylarks

          #robins

Far from Home

 

Far across the seven seas

there is a place where I belong

To God, I pray all day long

Please let me go there, please

 

Far across land and ocean

lies the place I was born

A town that was my home

I remember it with devotion

 

Oh, let me go to the land

where the green grass grows

where the peaceful river flows

And the coast has golden sand

 

Oh, let me fly in a plane

to the home I love so dear

Oh, how I long to be near

my next-of-kin once again

 

 

 

tags:

#seven seas #land #ocean #town

#green grass #coast #next-of-kin

 

 

Five Hours

 

 

 

There are five hours to paradise

In hour one, I come to you

with a soul that’s become true

declaring my love without a disguise

In hour two, I give you a token

for letting the soul open

I feel more content, more wise

In hour three, I hear you say

let’s be together for more than a day

and my pride is cut down to size

In hour four, your hand is in mine

Our love takes a golden shine

for no one else, but our eyes

In hour five we walk together

like many a star-crossed lover

We come to our own paradise

 

 

tags:

 

#five #paradise #soul #disguise

#token #pride #together

 

Photography-Related Bio


My first venture into photography occurred in the early 1980’s when I bought my first camera, a 35mm Fuji camera.  I began by taking photographs of mainly nature and landscapes but also the architecture in Reading UK. 

            By the time I moved into my own Council accommodation, I bought my first personal digital Olympus Camera.  I continued to photograph nature and landscapes, and rapidly reduced taking shots of architecture.

            I have recently gained a Diploma in Photography with the IOP (Institute of Photography).  I now use an Olympus OM-D camera.  I still photograph nature and landscapes, although now I have expanded my interests to include Cities, Still Life, and Monuments.   

More Poems:

The Lagoon

 

 

By the light of the silvery moon

Where we often meet

You look so kind and sweet

At nights at the lagoon

 

Sailing boats are at rest

The moon is all aglow

I am certain, and I know

That your love is the best

 

By the light of the silvery moon

We kiss each other tenderly

We caress each other eagerly

At nights spent on the lagoon

 

We will marry someday soon

Until then our romance

Keeps me in a trance

At nights at the lagoon

 

Keywords:

 

#moon   #silvery   #nights

#lagoon   #boats   #love

#romance  #marry

 

 


A Mirage

 

 

 

Love tastes sweeter than nectar

But like a bee with a sting

It can make you feel bitter

With the pain it can bring

 

Love is like a sweet song

The words seem so enchanting

But reality is so daunting

When love goes all wrong

 

Love seems so alluring

But it is just a delusion

It can be so dull, so boring

Love is like an illusion

 

Oh, take me away from its visage

Love is no more than a mirage

 

 

Keywords:

 

#love   #nectar   #bee

#bitter   #song   #reality

#illusion   #mirage

 

 

 

Thinking of You

 

 

Every night I lie awake

In thoughts of love so true

I do not even try to shake

Away, the thoughts of you

 

In offices, shops and restaurants

I’m thinking only of you

Your voice, your image haunts

My mind. I’m lost without you

 

All the world is a stage

We played our part

As I turn life’s page

You stay in my heart

 

Each day may be brand new

I’m thinking only of you

 

 

Keywords:

 

#night   #awake   #love

#thoughts   #offices   #voice

#image   #heart

 

 

Hold On

 

 

Failure is laced with good intentions

No matter where you are

Pursuing your goal takes you far

Hold on to your dreams, your ambitions

 

When a dream is created

Don't wish upon a star

Get going, no matter how far

Don't stop, don't be frustrated

 

When you have an ambition

Make it a strong desire

Don't let it fade, or tire

Make success your mission

 

Defeat is laced with self-pity

Success is made of sterner things

Think of what perseverance brings

Let being ambitious be your duty

 

So, lend me all your attentions

Hold on to all your ambitions

 

 

#dreams #ambitions #desire

#success #mission #perseverance

#duty

 

 

 

Ring of Gold

 

 

We were young, and love started

You said that you loved me

And forever happy we would be

We would never be parted

 

Problems occurred, things went wrong,

We fell apart, you went your way

I still don’t know what to say

I’ve lost hope now. I’m not strong

 

All that is left of our love

Is the ring made of Gold

It’s a souvenir I hold

I wear it. I protect it with a glove

 

The ring of gold, a souvenir of affection

An emblem of our mutual attraction

 

 

#young #love #problems

#hope # ring #Gold #souvenir

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Winter Gale

 

 

She has gone. In days gone by

It was winter, dark and cold

She walked out, made me cry

And inflicted misery untold

 

Our last night, I remember

She yelled and screamed aloud

Our marriage she tore asunder

She said I was ignorant, yet proud

 

At winter nights, with the snows

Her image appears in my mind

I see what a sneer she shows

I try to leave it all behind

 

Every time there is a winter gale

I remember her, and turn pale


#winter #cold #dark

#night #snows #image #gale

The Crossroads

 

 

Farewell my love, we must part

To leave you here gives me sorrow

Yet the command I must follow

To the battlefront, I now depart

 

Farewell, my sweet Maria

The sounds of bugles are calling

Though war is deadly, appalling

I must fight that militia

 

At the crossroads we have come

We go our separate ways

I know not how many days

I will live until battle is done

 

Your love is too precious to die

So, wipe the tear from your eye

At the crossroads, I turn

This may be a point of no return

 

 tags:


#command #battlefront #bugles

#militia #crossroads #love #return

 

 

 

Seven Seas

 

 

From London to San Francisco

From Los Angeles to Hong Kong

The voyages are hard and long

Across the seven seas I go

 

I search in hope, and despair

To find a more prosperous life

A beautiful lady for my wife

To be so forlorn is not fair

 

Long have I suffered in vain

To find suitable work and shelter

To make my life much better

So, I sail the seven seas again

 

Someday I will be at ease

Till then, I sail the seven seas

 

#london #san francisco
#los angeles # hong kong
#work  #shelter #seas

Do it Again

 

 

The way you walk on stage

With style and flair

the poets turn a page

Crowds cheer in the open air

 

The way you sing and dance

The crowds all sing along

You put all of us in a trance

To ask for more is no wrong

 

May you always perform

As many songs as you can

You keep our hearts warm

Child, woman and man

 

In sunshine or in rain

Keep singing, do it again

 

 

tags: #stage #poets #crowds

         #dance #songs #hearts #sunshine

 

 

 

Infantile

 

 

 

Like a ten-year old boy

I dance to any melody

sing to any pop rhapsody

though it brings no joy

Like a young naïve adolescent

I clown in front of a crowd

though it does not do me proud

To my feelings, I cannot give vent

Like child without a mate

I weep inside for your love

I shout to the heavens above

Please don’t let it be too late

Without you, nothing is worthwhile

I’m lost without you, I’m infantile

 

 

tags:

 

#melody #rhapsody #adolescent #clown

#crowd #mate #heavens

 

The Idler

 

 

 

Spending my days in idle fantasy

I dream away the time

Thinking laziness is a crime

Oh, to live in a mansion is ecstasy

 

The time goes slowly by

and people come and go

I wonder why it is so

That no one gives me a try

 

Spending my time in a daze

Life is slowly slipping away

Everything is the same every day

The future is a misty haze

 

One day I’ll show my mettle

I’ll find some task where I excel

Who knows? Only time will tell

For the moment, I’ll boil the kettle

 

 

tags:

#fantasy #mansion #time

#daze #future #mettle #kettle