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Plockton - Wester Ross

The greatest holiday gift I ever received  
Goes back so many, many years
Before my life became turmoiled
And before my tears for fears

I was a child like many out there
Torn, strewn and split of kin
Mother and father in differences
Confused at seven, wearing their same skin

For I was one of the lucky ones
To a Highland Estate I would go
It's on the west coast of Scotland
Where my holidays desired me so

Secretly I internally smiled
For a whisper of where I was heading
To live with a movie star hero
No longer my life was in dreading

We were picked up by a man so fine
His manners were an absolute joy
Regimental he was in his approach
To me, just a seven year old boy

We travelled through the village of Plockton
Crystal clear waters edged to it's shore
I knew from this very moment
Being here ebbed previous family sores

On entering his house I was in awe
Movie pictures came to my view
They were images of James Bond
At seven I was totally through

A voice called to me
Hey James! sit down and I'll tell you me
Still in circles in walking awe
This is what he told thee

My name is Patrick Dalzel Job
In the Second World War I served
But this recognition I bestow
Humbles me to it's deserve

This honour that's been given
Was blessed by a colleague in war
What desired Ian Fleming to be so striven
Possibly, what we were fighting for

We served on the same destroyer
Fighting to make the future free
His tribute, in his novels I became
James Bond, it's incredibly me

Not many seven year olds have stayed with James Bond.
This seven year old Scot's boy has, maybe I learnt?

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  1. Date: 7/23/2014 5:02:00 PM
    it's always a pleasure ..PD

  1. Date: 7/11/2014 6:49:00 PM
    Great real life tale told beautifully. Congratulations.

    Fraser Avatar James Fraser
    Date: 7/16/2014 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    This Gentleman War Hero fused my mind with many things, in particular 'Sea FIshing' and his exploits during WW2. It was Commander Job who planted the seed for me to enlist in the 'Royal Navy' - thank you for your kindly words, James......
  1. Date: 7/11/2014 1:28:00 PM
    Yeah, for the win and the adventure..Enjoyed reading your poem..Sara

    Fraser Avatar James Fraser
    Date: 7/16/2014 3:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you kindly Sara, James :)
  1. Date: 7/11/2014 5:30:00 AM
    Awesome write James! Congrats on big win!

    Fraser Avatar James Fraser
    Date: 7/16/2014 3:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Upma, a lovely moment in my younger days, never to be forgotten, James.
  1. Date: 7/10/2014 6:51:00 PM
    Congrats on your win my friend!!!!

    Fraser Avatar James Fraser
    Date: 7/16/2014 3:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you kindly Robert, very much appreciated, James.
  1. Date: 7/10/2014 1:00:00 PM
    Incredible story telling, James! Congrats on a great win. Hugs.. Arlene

    Fraser Avatar James Fraser
    Date: 7/10/2014 1:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A little bit of me from all those years ago. Thank you Arlene :)
  1. Date: 7/10/2014 11:18:00 AM
    James, :) Congratulations, on your fine win. Thanks for the support :) Enjoy my latest blog ""A True Friend"" if you'd like.... Love Linda

    Fraser Avatar James Fraser
    Date: 7/10/2014 1:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Linda. This chapter in my life has come to life as an English School Teacher researching Commander Job found my poem on the internet, and he's including it in the book he's writing, James...
  1. Date: 1/16/2012 4:47:00 PM
    What a great write dear poet ! I'll have you know...this story is not new to me, though it has been some time since the revelation, have awaken the flow of excitement..since I read this script being the young soul ! Thanx dude ! Have a wonderful week sir ! Much love, james

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 3:08:00 PM
    Reads like an exciting time in your life..Enjoyed reading the story you have told in poetic form..Sara

  1. Date: 1/5/2012 5:42:00 AM
    Well James talk about being blown away, this is a masterpiece. now i known somneone that knew James Bond, wow!' Will have to go to my favourits this, the poetic content is brilliant. just in case i have not. Happy New Year. harry

  1. Date: 1/2/2012 9:27:00 PM
    James, this is amazing. I was thinking the boy was you and it was also James Bond character, but rereading it, I take it that you met the guy who james bond was modeled after. Is that it? wowie!

    Fraser Avatar James Fraser
    Date: 1/3/2012 4:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You got it in one Andrea. James Bond was based on the exploits of Patrick Dalzel Job and his commando bravery in the second world war :)
  1. Date: 1/2/2012 6:28:00 PM
    A fantastic journey into a memory and a unique and powerful experience to be sure.

  1. Date: 1/2/2012 5:29:00 PM
    Wow James, what an experience and story to go with it. A great memory to have!