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Read Poems by Mandy Tams The Golden Girl

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There is nothing, everything, pain and joy
We can’t go back, struggle on for their sakes 
A blank sheet to fill, take heed of the ploy
Think twice move once keep an eye on the stakes
Turn around, look forward, which do you do
Walk in his footsteps, a mile or a day
Set your arrows straight and keep your aim true
If they miss the target who is to pay
What fault lies on your head we ask who knew
The creator, Mother Nature, or me
I did my best they take no heed to you
While they pick fleas from fur sat in the tree
But to creep to crawl all goodness can taint
To create to build to sew and to paint

To create to build to sew and to paint
A child an adult, disease is still rife
No money, just prayers to a cold stone saint
No cures, bouquets, a curtsy and strife
Bow to the privileged, ignore the meek
Forget those on stone beds alone, afraid
Selfishness, rampant, all tread on the weak
Aid for the rich as the poor their hands braid
They flock in and risk death on oceans blue 
Why here, why us, please not in my back yard.
Babes in arms innocent their plight is true
Change place with them, or is that far too hard
But think on, love hold firm, don’t let them cloy
Just disregard, demolish and annoy

Just disregard, demolish and annoy
Mistakes we all make each and every day
Lives lost, birth is given, let them taste joy
Cash for guns, for drugs, none left, rent to pay
Others will earn and learn where their cash goes
Some never pay why should they, others will
The one-eyed god calls, the little child froze 
They starve, they freeze, we waste and we will kill
We take from those with little to none, why
Yet demand help to sponsor and raise cash
We stamp on the different till they cry
The old ignored the sick spurned with tongue lash
But we think on and wipe out this bad trait
A lesson we learn is it far too late
A lesson we learn is it far too late
To love to give to care for and cherish
All colours all creeds and we all can mate
Stand tall make a promise that won’t perish
We may be abused and beaten, let’s stop
Break the mould remove the dent while there’s time 
The world will not end it won’t need a prop
To help and to love is not a huge crime
Skin stretched on bone, blood runneth through our veins
Why cry prayers only fall on stone deaf ears 
We reproduce the same give birth in pain
Hold our new babe and share the same new fears
Yet listen that squalling new babe it’s late
To late my boy, my girl, we learnt to hate.

To late my boy, my girl, we learnt to hate
Let’s change now while there’s still time for our young
Teach them love honour and respect, good traits
Let’s mend while we can the evil forked tongue 
We bleed the same, feel pain, we are equal
Our loss hurts our gains lift, we share with all
Our young must live life, there is no sequel
Let’s lift whom we can, let’s help those who fall
Put away the screen rejoice for our birth
Exercise your eye, breathe air, contribute
Who begat whom, the mix immense with mirth
Together love is strong so distribute
And yet don't give in to the common lie
Life is hard yet worse to say a goodbye

Life is hard yet worse to say a good bye
One struggles at birth for each breath to take
Each finger each toe examined by eye
Love immense life given and hearts do break
Each stage of life left without a goodbye 
Made in the image of a greater source
From child to adult many tears we cry.
Twists and turns are many, life runs its course
A giver, a taker, a sin no saint
There is nothing, everything, pain and joy
To create to build to sew and to paint
Just disregard, demolish and annoy
A lesson we learn is it far too late
To late my boy, my girl, we learnt to hate.

© Mandy Tams 24/5/2016

Copyright © Mandy Tams The Golden Girl | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 6/12/2016 10:34:00 AM

    While I'm not too fond of your grammar style, the places your sonnets take me to more than compensate. Congratulations on your Crown of Sonnets achievement. :-)
  1. Date: 6/10/2016 12:10:00 PM

    Mandy, I find your observations in your sonnets deep and profound. Your rhymes are great and I especially like your #6 sonnet. #14 nicely raps up your poem as a whole, but each sonnet stands on its own beautifully. An overall difficult but wonderful write.
  1. Date: 6/10/2016 9:48:00 AM

    Wew! That was quite the ride. Bravo, standing ovation! 7 all the way from start to finish.
  1. Date: 6/1/2016 2:40:00 AM

    I am so pleased that your thoughts have been provoked, it means I am happy with the way I see things, Thanks again Justin x
  1. Date: 6/1/2016 2:31:00 AM

    To learn to hate implies that hate is not in our inherent nature...you poetry gives me something very important to contemplate Mandy...J.A.B.
  1. Date: 5/25/2016 5:16:00 PM

    Your 15th stanza made up of lines from all the others, how clever is that? all in all wonderful Mandy...
  1. Date: 5/25/2016 4:22:00 PM

    An amazing feat my friend.... Especially since truth in message and how lives are lived rings clear! Superb and super 7...