Category Archives: Poetry

I write stories, and sometimes a story emerges as a poem.
I’m not sure what the difference is, although occasionally poems contain rhymes.

where Rabbie walked

Click here to hear the poet read his words: where Rabbie walked I want to walk where Rabbie walkedalong sweet Afton’s braesand dream the dreams that Mary dreamtwhen on its grassy banks she lay I want to go where Tam … Continue reading

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solitude

Click here to hear the poet read his words: solitude there are those who doand those who don’tand those who dance together and those who laughand those who lieand those who love another I stand apartwhen I do or don’tand … Continue reading

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I remember

Artwork by Phil Burns Click here to hear the poet read his words: I remember I remember your lipsfull and warmalways ready to curl into a smileand eager to move into a kiss I remember your eyesdark and deep and … Continue reading

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the colour of the universe

Click here to hear the poet read his words: the colour of the universe when you think about itthe colour of the universeis obviousit must be a complex mixof many things:courage and cowardicekindness and crueltypride and humilitycertainty and indecisionharmony and … Continue reading

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remember

Click here to hear the poet read his words: remember do you know what I remember bestshe asks me with her famous smileI feel it radiating through the phonewith her words that so beguile it is hard for me to … Continue reading

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thoughts and fears

Click here to hear the poem read aloud: thoughts and fears between the dreams and memoriesbetween the thoughts and fearsI hear the music of your loveas it whispers in my ears the dog slumbers in the sunshinebeneath the dying pepper … Continue reading

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if we meet

Click here to hear the poet read his words: if we meet if we should ever meet againwhen I return from exileI know your eyes will light upand you’ll greet me with that smile if we should ever meet againwhen … Continue reading

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spider gone

Click here to hear the poet read his words: spider gone let me tell you about Susiethe little spider who hassince the days of confinementall those months agomade her home in a secluded cornerof my smallest room when I returnedafter … Continue reading

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which way

Click here to hear the poet read his words: which way I see donkeys in a fieldand I wonderare they happywith the lives they lead I supposethat their choicesare limited they eat grassand like usthey look forwardto springprobably with the … Continue reading

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of all the girls

Click here to hear the poet read his words: of all the girls of all the girls in all the worldI have spent my life with yousome times were gooda few were badbut thatI thinkis to be expected the years … Continue reading

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