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My name is James Andrew Fraser, I reside in Inverness. The Capital of the Highlands of Bonnie Scotland. I am separated, with four lovely children. Andrew, Steven, Rebekah and Liam.

I work in the sales industry, primarily to Scottish Fish Farms and Processing Plants. I also look after an Engineering Company in my customer portfolio.

I am a big fan of Football/Soccer and I support Glasgow Rangers and Everton. My three sons play the beautiful game, and all the kids support Arsenal.

Poetry is so new to me, I have been writing for just under a year now, but I look forward to writing to well into the future. My preferred topics are fantasy and nature, but I do try to broaden my choices as my poetry to present shows.

My main hobbies apart from poetry are Music and Art. Many years back I used to do copies of Album Covers, especially fantasy ones, as I marvelled at the likes of Roger Dean and Storm Thorgerson. You can find their work on the Albums of Yes and Pink Floyd respectively.

The bands that I like are many, Pink Floyd, Marillion, Wishbone Ash, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Journey, Foreigner, Heart, Allman Bros, Ann Vriend, Amy MacDonald and so many more. And I love writing to music, nothing beats it in my eyes.

I thoroughly enjoy nature, and I do hope much of it is around for my children, and their childrens children. I would hate their legacy to end up a barren planet, because of our inhumanities to life around us.

Much of the poetry on the Soup is on my website www.thehighlanderspoems.com and without the Soup, I very much doubt this site would have been created.

My motto in life is, " You don't have to stand on someone to be taller than them "




 

Most Recent Blog Post


Happy New Year from Bonnie Scotland
Blog Posted:12/31/2012 1:35:00 PM

 

A BIG Hello to the wonderful poets on Poetry Soup,

In this year of 2012, and us Poets escaping the Mayan world end prediction. Isn't it a shame that they ran out of numbers, yet we'll never run out of letters.

As many of you know, in 2012, I've very rarely been on this wonderful poetry site for various reasons. So hopefully 2013 will be the start of my new Mayan calender.

Which leaves me to say, have a wonderful, healthy 2013, and may Poetry Soup grow and grow as our poetry grows.

The Highlander, known as James 










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  1. Date: 1/3/2013 4:40:00 PM
    I was wondering where the heck you were!...Looking forward to seeing more of you this year...Here's wishing you a happy and blessed 2013 my friend - Tim

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 1/4/2013 2:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Tim, a Mega Happy New Year to you & yours. I always keep an eye on you through Spotify and your terrific choice of music. Have a lovely 2013 Tim :)
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 11:49:00 PM
    Happy new year my good poet friend.I'm glad you re going to be more often writing poetry here on ps.I definitely miss such good poetry and your past constant support.God blesss youu and those youuu looove

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 1/4/2013 2:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Maltese Maiden, I miss your poetry also. Happy New Year to you and your lovely daughter, always ((( hugs ))) - xx
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 2:55:00 PM
    Happy New Year, James

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 1/1/2013 7:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy New Year Jack, have a koolio 2013 :)
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 11:33:00 PM
    Happy New Year James our paths have crossed a few times, as a felliw celt I wish that 2013 will be a brill year. Best wishes to you and yours.....Seren

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 1/1/2013 7:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Seren, may I wish my fellow Celt a fantastic New Year :)
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 9:26:00 PM
    James, so good to have you back, i hope for more than a visit. Liam, I love that name. Happy new one to ye cuz.

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 1/1/2013 7:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy New Year Charles to you and yours. Have a lovely 2013 :)
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 8:29:00 PM
    James, you are my last comment here at blogs for the day. I am going off to enjoy my warm bed and watch movies. I've never done parties for the New Year and I think they would be fun to do at least once!!! Happy new year to YOU. Hope you come here a lot more as you promised.

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 1/1/2013 7:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy New Year Utah Babe. You so love your movies. You should be on a TV show talking about them :)
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 7:47:00 PM
    Happy New Years James!! It is nice to see an old friend here!! Best Wishes to you in Scotland!

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 1/1/2013 7:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy New Year Carrie to you and your family :)
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 6:13:00 PM
    Happy New Year, James! hugs, Catie :)

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 12/31/2012 7:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy New Year to you also Catie xx
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 5:28:00 PM
    Happy New Years to you and your family. love phyl

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 12/31/2012 5:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Back at you from Bonnie Inverness to Sturgis, Saskatchewan, hugs xx
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 3:42:00 PM
    Happy New Year Jamie me boy! Light & Love to you!

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 12/31/2012 3:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy New Year to you 'Head Mistress' have a fantastic 2013 xx
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 2:34:00 PM
    Happy new year James and it will be nice to see more of you in 2013 xx

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 12/31/2012 2:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy New Year Mandy, have a fantastic word laden 2013 xx
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 2:26:00 PM
    Happy New Years James, I missed your poetry, hopefully we'll see more of you in the New Year xxx

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 12/31/2012 2:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Mystic Rose, have a most wonderful 2013, and may all your words bloom :) xx
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 1:55:00 PM
    good one, James, happy new year to you...

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 12/31/2012 2:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Geordie Boy, have a fantastic 2013. I'll keep watching the Newcastle when I can, as long as they don't beat the toffee's :)
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 1:52:00 PM
    Happy New Year James, all the best in 2013

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 12/31/2012 2:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A koolio Happy New Year to you Miss Nanaimo, have a lovely 2013 :)
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 1:50:00 PM
    I hope you had a Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year. Most of my poems are fantasy story poems. Jack Ellison is funny...more of a limmerick... sort of a thing. Come visit us for a touch of a laugh...

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 12/31/2012 2:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Carol, I'll certainly look you up as Fantasy is my forte <*> HNY :)

My Past Blog Posts

 
Happy New Year from Bonnie Scotland
Date Posted: 12/31/2012 1:35:00 PM
Into The Valley - of the Tornado
Date Posted: 3/3/2012 11:00:00 PM
Haven't We Been Here Before
Date Posted: 2/25/2012 7:15:00 PM
Breach of Personal Information on the Soup.
Date Posted: 1/7/2012 9:01:00 AM
Honestly, I am trying to comment!!
Date Posted: 8/9/2011 3:56:00 PM

My Poems

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2/15/2014Lusting Abyss, his DarknessRhymebeautiful,
12/23/2013That Monday NightRhymebereavement,body,brother,
12/14/2013Minutes we SpentRhymebetrayal,devotion,love,lo
11/28/2013Peripheral FeelingsRhymebetrayal,life,lost love,r
11/16/2013SentQuintain (English)fantasy,horror,
11/8/2013Closed Eyes LookingRhymelife,
11/8/2013This Fisherman's WishCoupletsuicide,
11/4/2013A New Day is BornQuatrainhappiness,hope,life,
10/29/2013TimeQuatrainhappiness,joy,love,people
10/7/2013I'm Tabula Rasa FluxRhymeimagination,music,
5/29/2013Inside the Sealed Glass BoxCoupletlife,
4/1/2013DespairQuatrainpain,sorrow,war,
3/1/2013My BelovedCoupletlost,relationship,
1/13/2013Together we Became OneCoupletlove,relationship,romance
1/11/2013Taken, never ForsakenCoupletchild,life,loss,love,conf
1/11/2013Never say NeverCoupletlife,love,music,music,mus
12/14/2012A Moment for HopeCoupletdeath,hope,life,
11/30/2012Life's Driven RoadCoupletlife,journey,
11/26/2012Isn't it Time, We SeenCoupletlife,time,
11/17/2012It Makes No Sense At AllSonnetpeople,political,
11/17/2012These ShoresRhymelife,nature,
10/27/2012Weeks LaterRhymelife,space,
10/27/2012No Where to GoRhymelife,space,confusion,
10/23/2012She being ChristinaRhymelife,love,
9/22/2012Adventures In NeverlandRhymefantasy,music,
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ANOTHER LEADER EMERGESRhymehistory,people,social,peo
Kilted WarriorProse Poetrydeath,imagination,loss,pl
All On A Summers EveRhymenature,sea,seasons,uplift
Take TimeRhymeinspirationaltime,time,
If I Knew PicassoEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,education
Mysterious Ways: A True Christmas StoryRhymedevotion,faith,holiday,in
The Choice of Bonny AileasNarrativeadventure,history,love,pa
Seashore FlowersRhymenature
The Wild, Wild WestNarrativecowboy-western,life,peace
BudsHaikunature,sea,seasons
Manslaughter First DegreeVerseimagination,lifeme,
I Lost a Whole Weekend (Please Pardon My Rant)Narrativeconfusion,dedication,devo
Stolen YouthRhymeangst,childhoodchild,abus
Past-Life NightmareNarrativemystery,autumn,
The HolocaustI do not know?history
Buildings Go UpRhymeinspirational
Soup of FriendsTetractysdedication,friendshipme,
Don’t Let Right Become WrongVersefamily,husband,life,love,
Carried by the WindChokanature
She saysFree verselove
In Her Fathers ArmsFree versechildhood,confusion,daugh
A Memorable PersonNarrativelife,peoplelife,me,time,l
Happy Mother’s DayQuatrainmother
White ChariotsHaikunature
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