Archive for July, 2012

John Keats

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on July 29, 2012 by thecockneybard

John_Keats_by_William_HiltonHow when someone speaks of your name a flawless image does spring to mind. And yet you Keats shunned by a world for your dulcet tones, can move the soul in ways few can ever do. Your words taken from a mind so pure, it dignifies indifference. In you Keats is that nightingale which sings its sweet melody. I too can feel in you the pain, the agony of a poet lost. Neither words, nor actions can fall foul of the greatness bestowed upon you, but among others who deem you worthless, only death could bring you respect among peers. Laid to rest so young and yet so wise. It is in tribute I write my words to a fellow Cockney poet and raise a glass to Mr Keats.


Solas – when the wind blows

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2012 by thecockneybard

beautiful song and film with stunning Shona Allen who performed the song & wrote the lyrics. Video by Andreas Yiasimi and music by Mark Robotham

How the world v…

Posted in Uncategorized on July 23, 2012 by thecockneybard

How the world views me is neither here nor there. How truth views me is what matters. – The Cockney Bard

find the flaws

Posted in Uncategorized on July 22, 2012 by thecockneybard

Whatever book you read, class or course you attend. Master, Teacher, Guru you see, question everything. For in questioning everything you will almost certainly find flaws. Once you find flaws then you will know you are still seeking Truth. – The Cockney Bard

looking at beauty

Posted in Uncategorized on July 22, 2012 by thecockneybard

Looking at beauty through the eyes of envy doesn’t make the beauty any less, but it does make the envy more – G Allen

Thought of the day

Posted in Uncategorized on July 20, 2012 by thecockneybard

Make me more than I am, but not less than I am worth – The Cockney Bard

Ashes of dreams – A 2012 Olympic poem – The Cockney Bard

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2012 by thecockneybard

Ashes of dreams – An Olympic Poem by Gary Allen, The Cockney Bard.
Author of two published books ‘In Search of the Swan’ and ‘Dead Poets Pen’. Both available at:
Written for the London 2012 Olympics.
Read by Shona Allen.

Ashes of dreams – The Cockney Bard

The trials and tribulations of a human being.
The exhaustion and exuberation of pulling defeat from the flames of fire.
The pain, the anguish of loss, the barren self.
The drive and enthusiasm to be all that you can.
The fickle hours, those endless hours to achieve a goal.
Running with ecstasy, falling with optimism’s flawed dream.
The hope filled challenge of the Olympian to achieve first prize.
Becoming God like in a supreme test of will, determination and courage.
Challenging the body and spirit to reach unprecedented heights.
The exhausted, elated, pain ridden, defeated, deflated,
emotional being, the athlete, driven by their quest to succeed.
In a search for perfection, resurrecting the eternal flame
from the ashes of dreams.

Copyright 2012 G. Allen (The Cockney Bard)