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.

a song

Click here to hear the poet read his words: a song I used to singa song to youit was full of happy wordsand you’d join in the choruswhile I la lad the jaunty tune the words you lovedwere all my … Continue reading

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you were here

Click here to hear the poet read his words: you were here you were herelong ago I rememberhow I worshipped youand you hurt meso many timesbefore you left you were hereonce again so I did everything you askedand moretrying to … Continue reading

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clementine

Click here to hear the poet read his words: clementine sitting on the sandlistening to the sealooking at the skyeating a clementinewishing thinking of the pastcontemplating the nowdreaming of the futurewishing remembering your smilemissing your embracelonging for your touchaching at … Continue reading

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open arms

Click here to hear the poet read his words: open arms the first time you leftI waitedand when you came backI opened my armsand saidI love you and every timesince thenwhen you’ve gonewithout a wordand returnedwith no explanationI’ve opened my … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Rabbie

Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) January 25th is the birthday of Scotland’s National Bard, the much-loved Robert Burns.So today, once again, I pay tribute to the great man with some of his own words. Above all, Rabbie believed that all … Continue reading

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you said yes

Click here to hear the poet read his words: you said yes I saw youstanding with a group of friendsat the school gatesand when I plucked up my courageyou smiled and said yes some time laterI left for universityI knew … Continue reading

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ghosts

Click here to hear the poet read his words: ghosts in the darkness they comethe ghosts of my accuserscreated from the angeror resentmentof those who still livewho point fingersand hurl accusationsof heinous crimesmany of whichI admitI am guilty of there … Continue reading

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thistles

Click here to hear the poet read his words: thistles you came into my worldlike sunshine on heatheron the slopes of Ben Lomondlike a soft windbringing springtimeto the Great Glen you enriched my lifelike a unicornbrightens a child’s dreamswith magic … Continue reading

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I lied

Click here to hear the poet read his words: I lied I lied to youthe first time we metto protect myselfbecause my heart was imprisonedwretchedlyfar across the seaand I found youdangerously attractive I lied to youwhen we met againto protect … Continue reading

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happy

Click here to hear the poet read his words: happy the first time that I saw youyou tore my world apartI knew that I would fall for youand that you would break my heart we laughed we danced with mermaidsas … Continue reading

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