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My name is James Andrew Fraser, I reside in Inverness. The Capital of the Highlands of Bonnie Scotland. I am married, 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 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 "



Breach of Personal Information on the Soup.

Blog Posted:1/7/2012 9:01:00 AM
Good day to you Soupers,

Having read p.d's & Royal's blog's relating to Royal's Soup Account being compromised.

I sincerely hope that the Soup's admin are monitoring this situation. I would encourage the Admin to post a blog of their own confirming that they will not accept such actions happening on this fine poetry site. I do hope they have been in touch directly regarding this, and have offered a solution to keeping Royal on the Soup.
She is one of our young poets, and they are the sites future.

Sadly, a family member or friend could be responsible for such actions. If it is indeed someone out-with the Soups reach, the admin are powerless apart from offering a password change.

This could happen to any of us, whether a current poet on the Soup, or someone else using a poets password details. If it is indeed found to be an existing member. I would appreciate a speedy response to the said person being deleted from this fine poetry site immediately.

My final words are in the hoping that Royal DOES remain here on the Soup. We need youngsters here ever so much. Even us adults can learn from them, just as they learn from us.

Have a lovely weekend all,

James "The Highlander"
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  1. Date: 1/9/2012 9:37:00 PM
    You are so right, James. That was a terrible thing to do to Royal! I feel that animosity is so ugly, especially when it's against someone who's done nothing to deserve it! Love, Annalise

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  1. Date: 1/8/2012 8:33:00 PM
    how can this happen; it's kinda disturbing because the privacy and feeling of security among members are being threatened.. let's hope TPS deals with this, king! :) hugggs

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  1. Date: 1/8/2012 5:32:00 PM
    Affirmative on that James, Agape, Moses

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  1. Date: 1/8/2012 7:07:00 AM
    I did read that poem posted last week about PD supposedly written by her daughter and I was horrified. I could not believe it and did not believe it. I am so happy that it was not PD's daughter writing it, and I am so sorry for this awful situation that has happened to Royal. People never cease to amaze me with their cruelty.

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 10:35:00 PM
    The person should be prosecuted, period. We've had enough psychotic incidents to warrant prosecution on this site in the last two years. This was an invasion of privacy. The other was the multi-named, multi-sexual poet with psychotic remarks. Hopefully things will change.

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 8:18:00 PM

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 5:30:00 PM
    this was nice of you, James. Wish I could say more. I hope to blog about my handicap situation today!

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 1:18:00 PM
    Thank you p.d. - the other poets below know where I was coming from in relation to my blog :) James

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 1:17:00 PM
    Yes.. James... Thank you for the blog... I'm glad the soup can identify where the imposter came from... And how she got access to the account.. Is no mystery... Anyone that knows royal...knows she is honest and humble.... So is you know her you know all the answers to the Yahoo secret questions... And these girls that did this to her account have nothing better to do at school I assume... I wish them luck in life.. And royal... Is innocent in all of this... And so am I.. These coldhearted girls and mother Belinda... Will pay in the long run... All we want is her account back...

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 1:01:00 PM
    No insinuation on my part Admin. The breach occurred on the Soup at a location just revealed. I have merely highlighting the possibilities, and the actions if such situations were to happen. As you can see in my blog, I mention on and off the Soup. No blame has been directed at the Soup, apart it happening on the Soup - :)

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 12:25:00 PM
    See our blog! Be careful of what you insinuate, this was not a breach of personal information on the Soup.

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 12:06:00 PM
    James, This is a sad happening..I hope that it is handled speedily so that this will feel like a safe haven for all poets..Sara

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 11:25:00 AM
    Tps all we want is Royals poems... Please! We are trying nikkos.. Link.... She is awesome.... Got 3 poems back.... And Catie, no soup would not delete her entire poems... And as for that one poem about me...yes they did delete the poem... Thank you... And James, yes kids are our future. royal, did not ask for this.. Nor did I we are just victims of a jealous heartless x sisterinlaw ... Who is not happy...and hates to see my happiness...and she and all my family members know that the soup makes,me happy... So where else can she attack me... I'm never on face book... And I'll just kick her a$$ in person.... Sorry that's the truth.... Thank you James... And thank you nikko.. Who send us 3 poems...

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 10:47:00 AM
    James well said, I am with you 100% it is essential not only for Royal and p.d.that admin. get this sorted out to their satisfaction, but for all our sakes, we need to know that admin are aware of such goings on, and they take the appropriate action swiftly and promptly, to ensure we have confidence in them..David

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 10:00:00 AM
    This is really wonderful and caring of you to post this blog, James-- I agree with what you say here and I do hope that TPS would be able to address the issue in the best way that they can-- hopefully this incident can also lead to more security in this site? Not sure how that would work though--I do hope Royal won't be discouraged and stay on the site!

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 9:19:00 AM
    Catie, the only person responsible is the person who has hacked into or had access to Royal's password. As I mentioned, if the said person is a Soup member, it's only right he/she loses he/she's rights to be here. Stringent policing is required on any Social websites. It's up to the said Web Administrator to act accordingly, and to appease it's users/members that such incidents are being addressed.

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 9:07:00 AM
    Okay, I soupmailed PD and explained all this to her, but gosh, now I am hoping it don't come back and bite me in the bum! I read a poem last week, which was posted under Royal's name, it said some awful things about PD. So I made a complaint to PoetrySoup and asked that they delete the poem in question, since it shone such a negative light on PD. Maybe the soup deleted the whole list, I don't know. I did read that Royal was not the author of that poem, but that someone had hacked into her account and posted it. I wasn't trying to cause any trouble. If I have, I am truly sorry. Catie :)

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
10/20/2014Why There's No Baby PlanesLimerickfun,funny,silly,
10/19/2014Urging ApproachSenryukiss,love,lust,people,pla
10/19/2014Rain DanceSenryujoy,love,nature,people,pl
10/18/2014I Woke up in a DreamCoupletfriend,friendship,love,pe
10/17/2014Lunar BeautyHaikubeauty,space,
10/17/2014RAVENOUS ELDRITCH WRATH a collab with Olive Eloisa GuillermoVerseangst,dance,dark,death,go
10/15/2014Elegance via QuillRhymefriend,people,places,poem
10/11/2014Rwanda's WhyProse Poetryafrica,death,people,place
10/3/2014We Met to Write, then We MetRhymefriendship,people,places,
10/3/2014We Met to WriteRhymefriendship,people,places,
10/2/2014What Resting Poets DoFootledream,people,places,sleep
9/28/2014She, Lunar OrbFootleinspiration,space,
9/28/2014Petite PoetessAcrosticblessing,friendship,peopl
9/24/2014My Fallen BrotherRhymeangst,brother,history,los
9/24/2014Solitary HelmetRhymeangst,lost,soldier,war,
9/24/2014Why the Rose BledRhymeafrica,angst,bereavement,
9/24/2014Cave of Carnal CaptureRhymelust,passion,
9/24/2014Nebula SeekerRhymespace,
9/24/2014Blar Chuil Lodair - The Battle Of CullodenRhymeanger,depression,desire,p
9/20/2014If Only One Saltire FliesCoupletpride,
9/13/2014She Exits the Shower, againRhymedesire,passion,
9/13/2014Tsunami SunsetVerseimagery,poetry,
9/13/2014Where now a Butterfly SitsTankadaughter,loss,sad,
9/12/2014Alba RisesCoupletfuture,people,political,t
9/10/2014Down the Glen I Look by, Olive Eloisa Giullermo and James FraserSonnetbeauty,inspirational,natu
9/9/2014Scattered DiscHaikuspace,
9/9/2014I'm Just a Little ParticleCoupletspace,time,
9/9/2014Adventures In NeverlandRhymeangst,fantasy,lost,people
9/9/2014She CravedEthereedark,fantasy,love,lust,pa
9/8/2014Barren Scene SeenHaikuautumn,inspirational,loss
9/8/2014Autumns Gentle OutcomeHaikunature,seasons,tree,
9/7/2014When Ones Heart FluttersTankabeautiful,beauty,woman,
9/6/2014Belt of no FaithRhymeloss,murder,religion,war,
9/6/2014We Bow in RemembranceRhymehusband,loss,war,wife,
9/6/2014We Came Upon A ClearingCoupletloss,people,war,
9/5/2014These DreamsQuatrainmusic,
9/5/2014When the Red Butterflies FlyCoupletdark,death,people,places,
9/5/2014The Little Girls AbyssQuatrainlyric,music,poetry,
9/5/2014That White BuildingQuatrainangst,emotions,family,los
9/5/2014The Sky is CryingRhymeloss,music,
9/5/2014My Daughter RebornCoupletangel,dark,loss,
9/5/2014The Concert that never EndsVersemusic,
9/5/2014Being BornCoupletlife,
9/5/2014My Master, HeRhymeangst,dark,grief,loss,los
9/5/2014To Where UnknownRhymechild,horror,loss,lost,pl
9/4/2014Through Hidden Dreamed DoorsDiminished Hexaversedark,lost,
9/4/2014I Tripped, I SlippedCoupletcrazy,dream,imagery,
8/30/2014Doodle the Footle 2 TootleLimerickfun,humor,
8/30/2014Erection, selectionFootlebeauty,women,
8/30/2014War worn, World tornFootlehistory,war,world,
8/30/2014Future WorldsFootlefuture,world,
8/30/2014Future WordsFootlefuture,words,
8/27/2014Do WeCoupletlife,
8/23/2014Contest, Name and DateRhymeconfusion,
8/23/2014More Than a Handfuls a Waste - FootleFootlefun,
8/23/2014Perky CheeksFootlefun,
8/23/2014Hands On - FootleFootledesire,longing,
8/22/2014Coach, CoachedLimerickhumorous,soccer,sports,
8/22/2014Riding Crop - FootleFootleadventure,lust,passion,se
8/19/2014When Shadows FallRhymelife,music,nature,seasons
8/19/2014The House Of MadameRhymeconfusion,life,
8/19/2014Oh to be That Towel, AgainRhymelove,lust,romance,sexy,
8/19/2014Porcelain Passion, AgainSenryulove,lust,passion,romance
8/19/2014Manacled in Black Lace, AgainRhymeemotions,love,lust,passio
8/19/2014Wanting Discuss - FootleFootlebody,deep,people,sexy,
8/14/2014High Hopes AgainRhymefreedom,hope,life,people,
8/9/2014Little Guy Dwarves AgainLimerickhumor,
8/9/2014There were NineCoupletangst,dark,death,for him,
8/9/2014Caressing Her BeautyLimerickhumor,relationship,
8/9/2014This Flight TonightLimerickhumor,
8/8/2014As I Lay On My PillowCoupletearth,hurt,
8/2/2014Vertical ChallengeHaikumath,science,
8/1/2014In Translucent TransparencyVersepeople,
8/1/2014When the Particles SpunRhymepeople,
8/1/2014angels with Dirty FacesSenryuabuse,father,kid,religion
7/30/2014Hiroshima, Theodore Van Kirk, RIPRhymeamerica,angst,death,judge
7/26/2014Undulating Porcelain SkinRhymejoy,lust,sensual,
7/26/2014To Her Heaven, I SighRhymei love you,love,romantic,
7/25/2014Probably, the Best Castle in the WorldHaikubeauty,character,places,
7/25/2014The Cowboy and BeelzebubLimerickheaven,humor,religion,
7/18/2014Fortunes of WarVerseanger,angst,pain,war,
7/18/2014We've Kissed Her RainHaikunature,pride,weather,
7/18/2014Blank PageRhymedeath,sad,
7/12/2014Vacation, Duration, Frustration, grrrLimerickanger,holiday,humor,money
7/8/2014Goethe's PathVersebeautiful,color,environme
7/7/2014Dicks PrickLimerickgarden,nature,pain,silly,
7/5/2014Jock with his CockLimerickanimal,food,giggle,nature
7/4/2014Before the FogRhymeapril,
7/4/2014Lifting the FogRhymeangst,war,
6/23/2014Arikara BornRhymeamerica,childhood,name,pl
6/7/2014Clawed BranchHaikudeath,life,nature,
6/7/2014On Calvary HillCoupletloss,religion,time,
6/6/2014Where Darkness EndsCoupletlife,
6/6/2014She, AtargatisCoupletmystery,mythology,sea,

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Poem TitleFormCategories
The Bald EagleVerseanimals
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
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
The BreedCoupletconfusion,introspection,n
Belly TimeRhymefamily,happiness,love,son
Disposable WisdomRhymeage,cat,life,wisdom,
Stupid FightsRhymeforgiveness
My FriendRhymefriendshipfriend,
First LoveRhymelost love,love,nostalgial
When God Calls Me HomeQuatrainforgivenessgod,sorry,god,
Naked shadesFree versedevotion,love
A "Hopeless" Diamond (in the Rough)Quatrainhistory,mysterylost,hope,
California Highway # 1Free verseinspirational,nature
Mackenzie TrailQuatrainadventure,cowboy-western,
Mother EarthRhymenative american,natureear
Stunning Revelations from Ancient MapsQuatrainhistory,science,urbanlost
Reaching for PeaksFree versehappiness,inspirational,n
Red LineFree verseloss,lost love,lovelost,l
The RiverRhymeinspirationalwater,life,r
Gentle DoveRhymeloveme,me,
Pterodactyls ThrivingCoupletanimals,imagination,myste
Borrowed SweetnessSenryugirlfriend-boyfriend
By Any Other NameBlank versenature
Soft kissesFree verselove
Holes in my Shoes Rhymeon writing and wordspoets
Ashes to AshesRhymefantasy
He does resurrect Lyricfaithlonging,friend,
Rose and Rose MariePersonificationheart,jealousy,love,me,oc
The love of JamesElegybrotherme,
POSSUM JUGGLINGCoupletanimals,fantasypoets,
Mo Nighean DonnHaikupeace
Ballad of LoveFree verselove
THE AGING PROCESSRhymeage,childhood,children,da
' The Power of A Poet ... ' 32nd SenryuSenryuinspirational,introspecti
Scattered memories of lovers'flowersTankapassion
The Flowering AlmondHaikunature
Ship Of Imagination On The Scottish CoastRhymeimagination,places,seanig
Liquid LullabyHaikunature
Generations Senryulife
Atacama / English VersionFree versehistorywater,history,wate
A Tribute to The HighlanderFree versededication,on writing and
Acid RainChokamusic,nostalgia
December's Melting PassionTankapassion
A Winter Rose - A SonnetSonnetrose,winter,
PICTURE THISLyricfaith,placesmay,
Summer SongI do not know?naturesweet,sweet,
25th October 1854 Part 2Epicepiclight,prayer,light,
Blood BornFree verseadventure,allegory,animal
A Picture's StoryHaikunature
Peaceful DreamsFree versepeace,visionary,wardeath,
The BealachHaikufantasy,imagination,natur
Day of ReckoningChokanature
Atlantis LivesNarrativeinspirational
CONJOINED DREAMSNarrativelost love,on writing and
As Far As I CanQuatraindeath,family,father,husba
Where She StandsQuatraindepression,friendship,ima
The LonerTerza Rimaallegory,animals,lifebird
A Single Rose Sonnetintrospection,love,season
A Midsummer DreamShapeseasons
Lover's Love LessonNarrativefriendship,lifeme,fear,me
The PeonyQuatrainlove,natureflower,flower,
No FearRhymeadventure,death,dedicatio
No dark shadows block what dreams may come...Lyricdedication,life,love,pass
Bonny ScotlandLimerickhappiness,love,wife
Remembering Willow PondQuatrainlove,naturelove,
the first thanksgivingSenryuholiday,native american,
The Old Red Barn and ICoupletnostalgiaold,time,old,red
Happy Birthday HighlanderI do not know?dedicationbirthday,birthd
Popcorn anyoneMonokuimagination,nature
In DreamsTankaimagination,romance
'When we meet, this is what I want to say'Light Poetryfunny,imagination
He Wrote a Perfect POEMCoupletfriendship,life,lovedream

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