Online Poetry

Original rhymes by Ross Adamson

Ross Adamson, poet.

This ever-evolving collection of contemporary rhyming poetry features many of Ross Adamson’s best and newest poems, including selected works from his latest book.

Adamson’s rhymes are often fiery, rebellious in spirit and not for the faint-hearted. Some contain strong language and explore adult themes so please proceed with caution.

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Ezadeen

Ezadeen

‘We'd like to thank you, one and all,
For coming on this trip;
But, sadly, owing to this squall,
Your crew’s abandoned ship ...

Self-Destroyed

Self-Destroyed

As ghostly as a graveyard
In the murky depths of night,
His eyes are like extinguished fires,
Long gone the gift of light ...

Je suis Charlie

Je suis Charlie

Charlie Hebdo.
Mindless slaughter.
Hopeless dogma.
Inhumane ...

Blue Monday

Blue Monday

Blue Monday is here, the media says:
A day of despondence and gloom.
But really it’s only a marketing ploy
To get us to spend and consume ...

Poor Door

Poor Door

Door for the rich bloke –
Grand, at the front;
Door down a side lane
For the poor c**t ...

Tribute to Tyranny

Tribute to Tyranny

A tyrant Saudi king dies
And we fly the flags half-mast,
Despite their human rights abuses,
Now and recent past ...

The One Percent

The One Percent

Just one percent of people
Own half of global wealth.
They keep their fortunes tucked away
With tax-evading stealth ...

Fracking Idiots

Fracking Idiots

They say ‘hydraulic fracturing’
Is what this country needs,
So, against expert opinion,

Our Prime Minister proceeds ...

Pay As You Pray

Pay As You Pray

Twisted logic,
Toxic thought:
Welcome to the temple
Of the god you bought ...

Cupidity

Cupidity

You want that brand new gadget
And you crave the latest gear,
Despite the fact it’s over-priced
And ‘out’ within a year ...

Good Days

Good Days

You only see me on good days.
On bad days I suffer alone.
When feeling half-dead,
I curl up in my bed
And I hide from the world on my own ...

Destiny: Dystopia

Destiny: Dystopia

Peekaboo! They’re watching you.
The streets have eyes, the walls have ears.
They track and log your every move.
They own your hopes, they craft your fears ...

In The End

In The End

I’ve reached the conclusion
That life’s an illusion
And death’s just the end of the show.
But one thing’s uncertain:
At the fall of the curtain,
What happens and where do we go? ...