Adeeyoyo's Blog

I write what I feel…


This Plastic World


We live in a plastic world

Where discards outweigh utility,

Where garbage pollutes air, land and sea

And everything is temporary;

Nature must take a back seat

‘Cos man has learned to manipulate

Greens and meat and all we eat.

Plastic, cardboard used once

Then tossed away. Society tells us

How to think, act and re-act,

Fit the parameters or be a mis-fit,

Clones of idEAlised/idOlised

Specimens of humanity don’t stir the pot,

Blow the snot where it lands –

Out of sight, out of mind.


©Denise G Allen, 16 November 2014 07:28


War & Peace


Travelling this path in a caravan,

Living our life as best we can,

People from all around the world

Have more in common than we know,

Living together in harmony,

A warm bed, clean water and enough to eat,

Governments make war, but people want peace ~

Those who are rich will always want more,

And those who have naught will always be poor.


©Denise G Allen, 01 June 2014 03:20


Turning the Tide


Please don’t call me ma’am, boy,
Please don’t call me ma’am.
It makes me older than I am, boy,
So please don’t call me ma’am.

Please don’t call me boy, ma’am
Please don’t call me boy.
I am a grown man, ma’am,
So please don’t call me boy.

Bad habits of a time gone by,
Hard to break, make no mistake;
A mind make-over is taking place
And very soon there’ll be no trace
Of muddy footprints from the past.


©Denise Allen, 10 February 2014 09:38




Some upright
Others lolling
On their sides
A few slid down
Sitting on their spines
Some with open eyes
Others closed
But most unseeing
In their world
Of imagining
Of remembering
In their minds
Like moving pictures
Behind the blinds
I quashed my guilt
For failing them
Not paying them
The kindness of a call
Not popping in
However briefly
Assuring them
They are not forgotten
Not alone


©Denise G Allen, 25 January 2014 07:26



War is an abomination
in God’s sight
the problem is
leaders all think they’re right
man finds it hard
to admit he’s wrong
he will chance the lives
of all his men
put them in the way of harm
to prove a point
(he is no saint)
is His command
as simple as
the writing on a stone
but man is deaf
to what he hears
and blind as well
to all he sees
he needs to go
on bended knees
and beg God’s pardon
for the wrong he’s done.


©Denise G Allen, 21 January 2014 09:40


The Womanizer


Enraged –
Clothes flying from the cupboard
To the suitcase on the bed –

I’ve had enough!

I’m leaving!

No more!

Four little hands
Hold on to her skirt

Mummy, please don’t go!

Mummy, please don’t go!

How history…
Repeats itself…


©Denise G Allen, 16 December 2013 07:43


Madiba – A Final Farewell

Quote from Nelson Mandela

Quote from
Nelson Mandela

Madiba – A Final Farewell


He was just a boy,

Born in the land ‘cross the Kei,

A boy who grew into a man,

A champion of democracy.

A man who noticed inequality,

Whose conscience was stirred

And who tried to change his world.

Madiba, we thank you,

You did your very best,

You became an icon,

But you were just a man,

Loved by all ~

But only a man.


©Denise G Allen, 13 December 2013 20:36


No Words…


No words can tell the joy I feel

Saved from the deepest despair

You answered my heartfelt prayer

My faith was strong, but You took so long

Though I knew that Your time is not mine

And You would come through in the end


I thank You, Father, for saving me from misery

For keeping me under Your wing

So that I can continue to sing my words to the world

And remain untainted by my suffering

Renewed in Your strength, Your power

I will find joy in Your service for ever


©Denise G Allen, 08 September 2013 07:56