Subscribe

You’ll be the first to know when a new poem is posted

I hope you feel at home amongst my words, and I hope you enjoy the important spaces in between them just as much…

Want to hear them read for you? Click here

It would be great to hear your thoughts, so feel free to share them…

Welcome to my thinking out loud…

Iain

It’s Time

Posted on 27 July 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
Leave a comment

It’s Time Heartfelt hopes dashed on the altar of dreamsSignificant wishes shattered on the shoreline of realitySpecific goals destroyed in the furnace of truthLife’s dreams annihilated in the whirlwinds of time Recalibration looks like procrastinationThe well of despair that surrounds a lack of achievementJoy becomes just a word rather than an experienceSelf-worth transcends into history […]

Homogeneous

Posted on 15 July 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
1 Comment

Homogeneous The farther away I go, the closer I feelThe further I feel from you, the nearer we are Connected When I close my eyes, I can see youOnly in silence can I hear youOnly in my solitude can I feel you Linked In my dreams, you are a realityIn my reality, you are a […]

In Plain Sight

Posted on 25 June 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
1 Comment

In Plain Sight To hear you talk it’s all love & lightYou desire only to inspire and please the Lord! The truth is very different though, isn’t it? Your presentation is a slick, well-practised demoof who you wish you were Sufficiently convincing to get the benefit of the doubt… Sufficiently dazzled by the spotlight,we can […]

Lockdown Harbinger

Posted on 19 June 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
1 Comment

Lockdown Harbinger Empty streets & quiet roadsEven the bird’s sense something has changedTheir tunes hold a note of question in their rhythm Personal space no longer appliesWe all have the same two-metre danceLip reading a thing of the past The dystopian drama playing out throughout the land28 days later seems more possible than everWaiting for […]

I

Posted on 29 May 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
1 Comment

I I cry I Am I Become I Manifest I Understand I Reminisce I Fade I Was © Iain Merchant

Flame

Posted on 22 May 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
Leave a comment

Flame Metal is already strongbut is tempered to greater strength by the flames So were you Water can reshape rocksBut transcends itself in the flames So have you The dark can build a palace of fearBut it is reborn as light in the flames So are you Is she a friend to the flame or […]

Preach

Posted on 14 May 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
1 Comment

Preach If you like to preachYou ‘talk the talk’If you want to reachJust ‘walk the walk’ Don’t tell me what I should doJust show me by exampleThose that do are very fewAn incredibly tiny sample I like when people talk to meTalking at me though, not so muchMaybe you need to preach to theeAnd stop […]

I’m so sorry…

Posted on 7 May 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
1 Comment

I’m so sorry… Seared skin smoking into the thin airRemains of life strewn across the globeThe power of nature affords us no escapeYou are reaping the rewards for our selfishness We had choices and we made choices, the wrong choicesWe chose denial, wilful ignorance & arroganceWe chose to compete rather than work togetherWe chose to […]

Collective

Posted on 1 May 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
1 Comment

Collective A collaboration of similar mindsA host of exhausted party plannersA reciprocity of ‘paid in kind’A consideration of impeccable manners A chasm of travellers drawn to the bridgeA flash of photographers clickingA silhouette of walkers atop of the ridgeA separation of anything sticking A moment of watchmakers checking the timeA wound of surgeons repairingA shout […]

Reality is Fluid

Posted on 25 April 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
1 Comment

Reality is Fluid The compass needle spins wildlyLosing all sight of its true purposeOffering no sanctuary in its reading  I may be lost I look around for something I recogniseA landmark of memory to steady meI have no past referenceI am in the shadows of what is to come Maybe I can retrace my steps […]

All Images © Iain Merchant  2021
All Rights Reserved
  Tel: (0)7745 331613
Artist / Photographer / Author Leicestershire UK