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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 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 "

 

 


Haven't We Been Here Before


Blog Posted:2/25/2012 7:15:00 PM
This morning I closed my eyes
They never stayed closed for long
For I was taken to a different place
It was not where I belonged

Quadrants amidst different worlds
Really opened up my eyes
And allowed me to look down in anger
To a world of transparent lies

Geometric calculations 
Were shown before my eyes
In South American representation
Ley Lines I now despise

Pyramid shapes have taken build
So distant, could they have talked
The reasoning by the scientists
When I questioned, all they did was baulk

Standing Stones so primitive
Yet they appear in many places
Geometrically they are
Yet they wear different faces

In caves images are drawn
Of beasts that seem the same
Yet, before we managed to be
We're amidst the living game

What we do appear to see
Are the Sun, Moon and the rains
Is this because they were there
And our eyesight was never brained

It's now the time for reason
And Earths truth to be much more
No matter what Governments hide
Haven't we been here before


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  1. Date: 3/2/2012 12:07:00 PM
    wow a breath of fresh thinking........

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  1. Date: 3/1/2012 11:26:00 AM
    Many thanks for commenting on my Blog, very much appreciated :)

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  1. Date: 2/27/2012 1:25:00 PM
    Terrific write, James. Man never considers the lessons learned so they repat the same mistakes. God help us when the next nut case gets nuclear. Didn't we see the human damage in Hiroshima? "When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?"-The Kingston Trio.

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  1. Date: 2/26/2012 11:07:00 PM
    James, very beautiful... life what a gift... all kinds of gift... in every way.. nice blog...pd

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  1. Date: 2/26/2012 3:51:00 PM
    Yes, we have been here before, James. Civilizations have been built and destroyed many times. I love the way you described Stonehenge, the pyramids, cave drawings, etc. So nice to see you here, James. Hope life is treating you well. Love always, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 2/26/2012 11:59:00 AM
    Hey James yep we are on life's never ending treadmill, glad you are happy though..David

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  1. Date: 2/26/2012 8:30:00 AM
    Reading your comment below, makes me so happy for you James! It sounds like the romantic side of you has been rewarded with a lovely lass perhaps? I hope you are doing well, and I can see from the poem above, your muse is better than ever! Best Wishes, and glad to see you here!

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  1. Date: 2/26/2012 7:02:00 AM
    As long as there is a world, history will repeat itself. Enjoyed your meditation on world events ....as I read it.

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  1. Date: 2/26/2012 12:24:00 AM
    your poem is kind of surreal. REminds me of the poetry one of my friends enjoys writing. She was really into this kind of stuff and her poetry had this mystical feel to it too. I'm glad that YOU are so HAPPY with your life right now, james. Take care! Luv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 2/25/2012 8:09:00 PM
    Hiya Ruben, I've been restructuring my life. This past year has been a challenge, but a most lovely one. A most lovely girl from a sunny isle, shall soon become Scottish with her infectious smile. Tomorrows shall be radiant, away from her Hells bliss, upon Glasgow International, shall be a hug and a kiss. Basically, that's my last 12 months. <*> How are you?

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  1. Date: 2/25/2012 7:20:00 PM
    Hey, James! It's so nice to see you posting poetry! How have you been? As usual: a wonderful write! Have a great night. Ruben.

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Just a big thank you.
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Happy New Year from Bonnie Scotland
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Into The Valley - of the Tornado
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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
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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,
8/2/2014BouncebackabilityRhymeage,brother,childhood,dea
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Take TimeRhymeinspirationaltime,time,
If I Knew PicassoEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,education
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I Lost a Whole Weekend (Please Pardon My Rant)Narrativeconfusion,dedication,devo
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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
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