Writing by Derek Haines

Writing and poetry by Derek Haines

Metro Boulot Dodo

Metro, Boulot, Dodo

Metro, Boulot, Dodo (Train, Work, Sleep)  The alarm clock rings, Shower and dry. Dress and comb, It’s breakfast time. No time to waste, No time to spare. Quick drink of coffee, And straight out the door. Metro, boulot, dodo, Always on the go-go. Never time to go slow, Always time to go Joe. Metro, boulot, …

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Shadows Shadows meander through the sunshine of my mind – all the time. Casting doubt, despair and grief on daily wonders – how unkind. Twisting, turning, bending, pasting darkness on my light – they are mine. Shifting ever deeply on the thoughts that I would wish – sorrow time. Go away and darken somewhere else …

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Freedom Come to me sweetly and share my world, Rest in my arms and escape the cold. Stay with me warmly and feel my heart. And I will think of you when we are apart. I’ll come to you freely and stay of my will, In search of the magic and waiting until, Our hearts …

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built to destroy


Blackout Why have I always built to destroy, I seem to have done it since I was a boy. Labours of love, I have passionately built, Only to smash them, and wallow in guilt. Build then destroy, Build then destroy, Why have I done this since I was a boy? Work t’wards my goals, achieve …

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