Simone Harriman

Simone Harriman Poems

Exhaling satisfaction
You have banqueted well
Your swollen belly rolls relaxed
Satiated you spit

For one salubrious season
Bush tempered
And human nurtured
I rose red

Your last breath
Held mine ransomed
Cradled in my arms
I watch life slip

Your email
To: Sexy thing
Subject: Rendezvous
Recipient: Me

The 'Garden of the Gods' is gone
Mother's death sent everything packing
To purgatory with no return address
And my whole world dropped dead

I observe you as you work
Kaleidoscopic parts of you
Examining and charting
Lost islands and causes

Zealot, I hear your heart is lost to them
Death resides in your hateful opinions
With toxic blame and killing floor speeches
Switchblade slick words that flick swift to murder

Poverty, inequality, oppression
Seething they swarm
In military fashion

Casting off scales of you
Shedding those
Reptile thoughts of you
As your lust glides

Hiss-spit shhh…..
There's a secret to tell
A soul to judge

I know you will wait for me
My old feline companion
Our spirits will meet
Under bluer skies

Have you ever been in love?

Love is always patient and kind
It is never jealous

Far away from a familiar reality
In some recurring nightmare
Of paralyzing inertia
My mind empties its armoires


Inside your skeletal garden
You carve my body humming
Damask blade in pliable clay

Oh ancient youth crowned in glory
Bronzed and symbolic of victory
You were looted and lost in the Adriatic sea
And drawn from the depths of antiquity

Christmas is here
I am here
But my heart is not with me
Neighbors' joviality and cheer

In a gunshot second
A swift nurse swoops in
An authoritative swish of curtains
A rapid set of neuro observations

In throes of pursuit
Behind rows of talking heads
They're manoeuvring in the dark
His hands dress down her little black strap


Fearful of kilos
You hunt and starve
Furtively eating with eyes
Wide with hunger

On plush velvet cushions
I recline within reflections
Resetting my dormancy clock
To Jinn realm, I soon shall rock

Simone Harriman Biography

New Zealand is my native country.I was born in Christchurch, in the South Island and now reside in the heart of Northland. I live with my husband in a serene valley with her mountain, her trees, her streams, and green fields.I am a quiet reflective person. Poetry is carved deep in my soul and keeps me breathing on a healing journey. My career, nursing has greatly influenced my pen, sharing her rich ink with my past. I often write dark poetry. However, my muse tends to write itself many times slipping in the shoes and reflecting from the eyes of other people's lives and their experiences. Therefore much of my poetry is not an accurate account or true depiction of my life.)

The Best Poem Of Simone Harriman


Exhaling satisfaction
You have banqueted well
Your swollen belly rolls relaxed
Satiated you spit
Carcass bones of my village
Unremorseful at my feet

Paraded on your watery shoulders
My mother's sari
Torn from her gentle body
Greets and grieves me

Profoundly wounds me

So calm...............
Your indifference now
While your adoring dead servants
Are littered in pyres
Returning ashen to the earthen cradle

Simone Harriman Comments

Loke Kok Yee 06 February 2016

Your friendship is like Kipling's The Thousandth Man When I am down and out, on you I depend. Friends like you will stay around tho' weather's foul Like Kipling's Thousandth Man, a true friend I found From a grateful heart came these few simple lines Your kind comments been keeping my site alive When the rain's gone and the sun again shines bright Your lovely poems I will read through the night Many thanks, Loke Kok Yee

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Pamela Sinicrope 28 May 2016

SImone is a thoughtful and insightful poet. I've enjoyed reading her poetry. It always gives me pause. There's much to think about as far as the content of the writing and the writing itself. ...and I always appreciate her supportive and well-considered commentary. Lots of WOW moments here. :)

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Adeline Foster 25 September 2016

May I add my encouragement that you too may enjoy many years of lovely poetry. Read mine - Brush Strokes - Adeline

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Bri Edwards 14 August 2022

Today I submittee a poem entitled Simone Harriman's Poem, My Big Fat Hairy Feet From The Shire....[ About A Poem By Simone Harriman, Not By Me, Bri ]

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Kumarmani Mahakul 01 October 2018

On behalf of all fellow poets, Poem Hunter Family and our Mahakul family a title of honour is offered to poetess Simone Inez Harriman born on 03/05/1959 in Northland, New Zealand as, Golden Rose. From today on-wards she will be known as Golden Rose Simone Inez Harriman. This title is offered due her long term service to mankind and literary perseverance. We hope all poets and visitors will accept this.

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Loke Kok Yee 07 January 2018

A poetess, a level above the rest Her poems, are a pleasure to digest Her dreams, take you on a fantasy ride With eloquence and wisdom alongside

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Valsa George 30 August 2017

Simone Inez Harriman is a poet of great depth! Her poems have many layers of meaning that with one single reading, the meaning cannot be fully exhausted. Some of her poems demand many readings and each time we peruse them, we get a new insight! She is not a prolific writer, but it is not the number but the quality of her poems that makes her an outstanding writer! Above everything, she is a lovely soul with a humane attitude and a universal outlook on life! I wish her all the Best in life as a person and as a poet!

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Lynn Petty 30 April 2017

Dear Simone, I have just read your poem about your kitten. I am beyond words to tell you how much I enjoyed this beautiful work. There are some passages that brought me to tears. Through those words I was lifted to a new ream of beauty. Bri sent me your poem and I am much obliged. Lynn W. Petty

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'In your realm tears will not fall in battle When your heart opens and hearth welcomes Peace will fly with new wings And war will be homeless'

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