Paul Butters

Paul Butters Poems

There has to be a better way.
Than endless warring,
Selfish ways
And committing countless crimes:

I have a picture of a tree
(In my minds eye)
But it’s not the vision
That you will see!

Should we all stop eating meat?
No, we'll starve of protein doing that.
But yes, it's morally right.

My dearest reader, seconds ago, before your
Decision to turn the page, there was nothing.
These very words were hidden away and thus
Unseen, to all intents did not exist:

“Good morning and welcome to The Jeremy Kyle show. Today we meet a family in torment. First up we meet Lucy. She accuses her partner Jason of sleeping with her best friend Ingrid. We have to balance this: Jason doesn’t trust her and wants a DNA test on their children. Here’s Lucy on the show guys...

Hello sweet, are you okay?

What is left to say
About our humdrum daily lives?
Monday to Sunday all year round
In time manufactured by mankind.

It's just after 5AM but I am up,
Compelled to write and share with you
Bad images
From video and TV.

Our galaxy dies,
A splash of water,
Sparkling in the sunlight on a tarmac sky,
Gently exploding with glittering streamers,


I Play with Words,
It’s what I Do.
Just what are poems?
You have your View.


Trillions of years from now
The scattered remnants of our Universe
Float in endless darkness,
All stars extinguished.


Mad politicians threaten nuclear war
While madder religious maniacs
Send suicide bombers to kill and destroy.
Bombers brainwashed into believing

((Slightly amended. Written for 'The Dropout' story project. Inspired by a scene in a telly western)) .

'May I kiss you? ' John asked timidly, fearing that she would say, 'No! '

Genetic engineering’s here to stay
Possibilities are endless, scientists say:
Men mixed with anything we can find:
Oak trees, wasps, ants and elephants combined.


Your shining eyes excite:
Those pupils, fathomless black,
That grab, and drag me down
Into bottomless pits;


A Word:
A Magic Spell,
Like “Love” or “Death”
Or “Life”,

"Nothing" is so hard to imagine,
For even empty space is something.
Nothing means "no thing",
Which means it cannot exist

Spoon me some soothing sounds.
Make me swoon though it's not even June.
Croon beneath the moon
Amongst flowers in bloom.

Busy humble bumble bees buzz and hum amongst my geraniums.
I squeeze past them as they hover
From flower to flower,
On my way into my electric blue

It's an early hour
At least for me.
I'm half asleep yet full of thought.
As if my brain has churned through everything

Life clings on
In deserts, ice sheets and hot acid pools.
Those selfish genes persist:
Batons in a Marathon relay race.

Paul Butters Biography

I am, therefore I write. Cannot stop writing. Play table tennis and other sports. I do prefer to write free verse but sometimes I indulge in some rhyme and metre.)

The Best Poem Of Paul Butters

A Better Way

There has to be a better way.
Than endless warring,
Selfish ways
And committing countless crimes:
Robbing Peter to pay Paul.

Go look:
Beyond beyond:
Infinity eternal,
Eternal infinity,
Infinite eternity,
Eternity infinite.
The home of God,
In all its splendour.

Then see,
Within yourself:
I say again:
Heaven is in us,

(W) and © 20\4\08.

Paul Butters Comments

This will be the first comment of many on a charming, insightful, eloquent poet. t x

2 0 Reply
Sadoo Pallan 07 September 2021

would like your Poem, Paradise Found

0 0 Reply
Paul Butters 27 October 2018

Thanks Kumarmani Mahakul. Much appreciated. It is true that I have enjoyed creative writing since the mid 1950s. Sites like this one keep me going for sure. Thanks again.

0 0 Reply
Kumarmani Mahakul 27 October 2018

On behalf of all fellow poets, PH Family and our Mahakul family we offer a title of honour to poet Paul Butters as, Lively Stance. From today onward he will be known as Lively Stance Paul Butters. This title is offered to him due to his long-time perseverance in literature. We hope all poets, visitors and people will like this.

1 0 Reply
Paul Butters 14 November 2011

Rachel Ann Butler liked 'A Kiss' and 'Inspiration' but reports commenting would not work for her. So here they are.

2 0 Reply
Christine Kerr 14 February 2009

I have really enjoyed reading your poems Their straight to the point and with a little humour about them, would love for you to let me know when you publish more of them. Thankyou for sharing

2 0 Reply

Paul Butters Popularity

Paul Butters Popularity

Error Success