WAR OF THE WORLD

How did it feel to hang by nails and wait for a death You were born to endure? Created by The Father as a symbol of His power to save a crumbling humanity, He gave you life for it to be ripped from your body. No saving grace for you, no end to the pain, […]

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IN THE WAKE OF DAY

  I see you sometimes  in motions and moments,  on lips being kissed and hands being held,  in that taxi while thinking of another, in those arms while I searched for slumber,  I see you sometimes  in paintings of people, in colours of contentment  on canvas, connected,  I see you on the streets that I […]

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FIELDS OF HINDSIGHT

  There are fields beyond the trees, fertile fields never turned or sewn, ploughed or pillaged, lands his course never crossed. If he had hindsight would he still till the same lands, plant the same roots, seek substance in the same sunlight, find a farmer’s favour with the familiar falling rain? If he had hindsight […]

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THE MATTER OF THE MUCK

  The Americans and the British were bent on finding Jim Morrison while the Irish and the Japanese, for some reason, longed to add new kisses to the now ball-less Sphinx lingering over the long decayed body of Wilde, who probably watched down over their stupidity and offered a wicked wand of wit as their […]

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IRELAND, THE EMERALD AND I

Reposting this oldie about Ireland for Saint Patrick’s Day And again I found myself, of a morning, that morning, on a winding road, once more, meandering like a stream, before it opened up to unveil a vast expanse of stillness where brook and lake entwined, where rugged roads wandered into wilder woods and the light, […]

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SUNSHINE AND SNOWFLAKES IN MONTMARTRE

I climbed you today in downpours and falling snows, no snow flake ever the same, no foot step ever similar, I climbed you today in sunlight and stealing shadows, in strokes of paint splattered in your memory by artists as foreign as they are familiar, I paused upon your steps, your streets of steps, the […]

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