D J Tyrer – 3 poems 


Change your appearance

Being who you want to be

Seeking acceptance

Forging ahead with your life

Despite the stares and comments



Always I am fearful to overreach

To ruin what I have through greed

To exchange a penny for a chance at a pound

To exchange good for a shot at great

I dare not reach lest my grip should fail



Without you, I feel so alone

Your presence is my life’s warp and weft

How can I ever reconcile this

Without you I am utterly bereft

Your love is something I’ve never known

Something I must do without

Your presence I so sorely miss

My love for you I long to shout

But my heart demands I stay silent

Our love is clearly just not meant


DJ Tyrer is the person behind Atlantean Publishing, was placed second in the 2015 Data Dump Award for Genre Poetry, and has been widely published in anthologies and magazines in the UK, USA and elsewhere, including issues of CyaeghaCarillonFrostfire Worlds,HandshakeIllumenThe PenScifaikuestSirens Call,Tigershark and Anthology 29, and online on Staxtes English WednesdaysPoetry BulawayoPoetry Pacific, Scarlet Leaf Review and The Muse, as well as releasing several chapbooks, including the critically acclaimedOur Story.


DJ Tyrer’s website is at


The Atlantean Publishing website is at

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