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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 "

 

 


Into The Valley - of the Tornado


Blog Posted:3/3/2012 11:00:00 PM
To listen to our elders, and experience, the experience
All it takes in Tornado Alley, in sky view believe it

This is where we see the gloom in cobalt steel blues
Has a colour ever been acclaimed so much on the news

It's changes in shade, even whilst the minutes lapse
Once darker becomes her wrath, in touch within her clasp

She even takes our images, with these flashes of captured view
Alluring us in invitation, then allowing her strength to spew

    I see nothing different to the decades of years I've been
    Maybe it's now in view, to this modern human circus theme

    I can still recall the past, when giants roamed the earth
    And yet they have still to complain, in the country of their birth

    I'm an entity of being out there, do I apologise and feel my course
    For this I'm unable to answer for which I'll never feel remorse

Upon rising from the shelter, storm damage explodes my view
Upturned monsters of the highway, skeletal trees stand untrue

Picket fences penetrate tree trunks that have withstood so many years
Assassinated by she called nature, guaranteed there are no tears

School buses in dented show, but allowing it's kids to be safe
But her anger still continues to flow, neighbour hoods safety depraved

    I see nothing different to the decades of years I've been
    Maybe it's now in view, to this modern human circus theme

    I can stil recall the past, when giants roamed the earth
    And yet they have still to complain, in the country of their birth

    I'm an entity of being out there, do I apologise and feel my course
    For this I'm unable to answer for which I'll never feel remorse

Into the valley we have ventured, amidst the land of the free
Being here we were but strangers, for we culled the ones that could see


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  1. Date: 3/15/2012 1:41:00 PM
    Wooooow.....no Tornado in Norway!!!Anne-Lise

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  1. Date: 3/4/2012 2:43:00 PM
    Very powerful poem with vivid imagery and an important message. How I love the line..."For we culled the ones that could see." Excellent, James! Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 3/4/2012 10:16:00 AM
    I read this one last night and enjoyed it, James. Hey, I am seeing for the first time that your middle name is Andrew. Awesome!!

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  1. Date: 3/4/2012 5:36:00 AM
    I enjoyed this lovely poem, James. hugs, Catie :)

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  1. Date: 3/4/2012 2:33:00 AM
    Smashing Poem James I was in a tornado once , VERY scary my sympathies are with those affected. Love your motto on the end fo your blog... I See you support Everton, do you support the youth team at all, the goal Keeper Mason, his garand parents are my frinds they had me write him a poem a couple of weeks ago, he had just suffered another injury . Keep up the good writing xx

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  1. Date: 3/3/2012 11:08:00 PM
    James, did you hear of all the tornados we had.. the other night here in the USA... great poem..pd

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Just a big thank you.
Date Posted: 7/20/2014 2:08:00 PM
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Date Posted: 7/19/2014 9:17:00 PM
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 Recent Poems

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12/7/2014 Tree Lined Avenue Tankabeautiful,earth,imagery,n
12/7/2014 Pinky Bloom Delights Haikubeautiful,beauty,flower,g
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12/6/2014 Miss You Acrosticbeautiful,beauty,i love y
12/6/2014 Life of an Ice Cube Tankadream,imagery,innocence,l
12/4/2014 SINLESS EYES - a collab with Olive Eloisa Guillermo Balladeabuse,angst,child,family,
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11/29/2014 Sometimes Sijofaith,hope,life,moving on
11/29/2014 Blessed I Am Dodoitsufaith,for her,for him,fri
11/28/2014 A Christmas Snow Rhymebeautiful,christmas,color
11/27/2014 The East End, Ends Limerickangst,bereavement,dark,de
11/27/2014 Our Fantasy Tankadesire,dream,fantasy,feel
11/27/2014 Read Bed Footlebeauty,desire,emotions,fa
11/25/2014 Ibiza Boys Footleadventure,drink,fun,girl,
11/25/2014 Ones Wish Crystallinebeautiful,beauty,desire,h
11/23/2014 Soon To Join Two Quatrainbeautiful,i love you,kiss
11/22/2014 Jasmine Candles Glow Tankabody,desire,love,people,r
11/21/2014 Arrogance Simply Astounds Limerickfun,funny,humor,humorous,
11/21/2014 Magical Toilet Paper Limerickfun,funny,humor,humorous,
11/21/2014 Firm Test Footlewords,
11/19/2014 Sometimes in Life Coupletencouraging,hope,life,lon
11/17/2014 Joyously We Be, a collab with Olive Eloisa Guillermo Versecute love,fun,funny love,
11/15/2014 Balcony I Glimpse Tankabeautiful,beauty,image,ki
11/15/2014 Seismic We Are Tankaemotions,friendship,joy,k
11/11/2014 Cascading Black, Down Her Back Haikubeautiful,beauty,smile,wo
11/11/2014 Stem of Growth Tankabeautiful,desire,i love y
11/11/2014 Her Hungering Demands Tankabirth,child,desire,devoti
11/6/2014 The Blond's Blinds Limerickfun,funny,
11/6/2014 Palawan Pleasure Versebeach,beautiful,best frie
11/6/2014 When Tears Touch II a collab with Olive Eloisa Guillermo Versefriend,friendship,people,
11/3/2014 Stargazer Tankabeautiful,color,flower,na
11/1/2014 She Knows How To Use Them Senryugirl,people,places,woman,
11/1/2014 The Ride of my Life Coupletlust,people,places,space,
10/31/2014 Black Cascade Tankadesire,emotions,love,peop
10/30/2014 Eyes Tell No Lies Rhymedesire,love,passion,sense
10/30/2014 WHEN TEARS TOUCH--a collab with Olive Eloisa Guillermo Rhymepeople,places,
10/26/2014 If Only I Was Younger Rhymechildren,desire,devotion,
10/23/2014 The Fonder of You Rhymepeople,places,
10/23/2014 Decaying Gown Haikuabsence,autumn,death,depr
10/23/2014 Insert Footlefor her,for him,romantic,
10/23/2014 Alluring Droplet Tankabody,imagery,sensual,sexy
10/23/2014 Tease for Two Footleboyfriend,cute love,emoti
10/23/2014 Orchestral Sighs Tankabeauty,desire,emotions,lo
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10/19/2014 Rain Dance Senryujoy,love,nature,people,pl
10/18/2014 I Woke up in a Dream Coupletfriend,friendship,love,pe
10/17/2014 Lunar Beauty Haikubeauty,space,
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10/15/2014 Elegance via Quill Rhymefriend,people,places,poem
10/11/2014 Rwanda's Why Prose Poetryafrica,death,people,place
10/3/2014 We Met to Write, then We Met Rhymefriendship,people,places,
10/3/2014 We Met to Write Rhymefriendship,people,places,
10/2/2014 What Resting Poets Do Footledream,people,places,sleep
9/28/2014 She, Lunar Orb Footleinspiration,space,
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9/24/2014 My Fallen Brother Rhymeangst,brother,history,los
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9/24/2014 Cave of Carnal Capture Rhymelust,passion,
9/24/2014 Nebula Seeker Rhymespace,
9/24/2014 Blar Chuil Lodair - The Battle Of Culloden Rhymeanger,depression,desire,p
9/20/2014 If Only One Saltire Flies Coupletpride,
9/13/2014 She Exits the Shower, again Rhymedesire,passion,
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9/13/2014 Where now a Butterfly Sits Tankadaughter,loss,sad,
9/12/2014 Alba Rises Coupletfuture,people,political,t
9/10/2014 Down the Glen I Look by, Olive Eloisa Guillermo and James Fraser Sonnetbeauty,inspirational,natu
9/9/2014 Scattered Disc Haikuspace,
9/9/2014 I'm Just a Little Particle Coupletspace,time,
9/9/2014 Adventures In Neverland Rhymeangst,fantasy,lost,people
9/9/2014 She Craved Ethereedark,fantasy,love,lust,pa
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9/8/2014 Autumns Gentle Outcome Haikunature,seasons,tree,
9/7/2014 When Ones Heart Flutters Tankabeautiful,beauty,woman,
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9/5/2014 These Dreams Quatrainmusic,
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9/5/2014 My Daughter Reborn Coupletangel,dark,loss,
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Fav Poems

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The Bald Eagle Verseanimals
ANOTHER LEADER EMERGES Rhymehistory,people,social,peo
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Take Time Rhymeinspirationaltime,time,
If I Knew Picasso Ekphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,education
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Seashore Flowers Rhymenature
The Wild, Wild West Narrativecowboy-western,life,peace
Buds Haikunature,sea,seasons
Manslaughter First Degree Verseimagination,lifeme,
I Lost a Whole Weekend (Please Pardon My Rant) Narrativeconfusion,dedication,devo
Stolen Youth Rhymeangst,childhoodchild,abus
Past-Life Nightmare Narrativemystery,autumn,
The Holocaust I do not know?history
Buildings Go Up Rhymeinspirational
Soup of Friends Tetractysdedication,friendshipme,
Don't Let Right Become Wrong Versefamily,husband,life,love,
Carried by the Wind Chokanature
She says Free verselove
In Her Fathers Arms Free versechildhood,confusion,daugh
A Memorable Person Narrativelife,peoplelife,me,time,l
Happy Mother's Day Quatrainmother
White Chariots Haikunature
The Breed Coupletconfusion,introspection,n
Belly Time Rhymefamily,happiness,love,son
Disposable Wisdom Rhymeage,cat,life,wisdom,
Stupid Fights Rhymeforgiveness
My Friend Rhymefriendshipfriend,
Just...be Coupletangst,confusion,depressio
First Love Rhymelost love,love,nostalgial
When God Calls Me Home Quatrainforgivenessgod,sorry,god,
Naked shades Free versedevotion,love
A "Hopeless" Diamond (in the Rough) Quatrainhistory,mysterylost,hope,
California Highway # 1 Free verseinspirational,nature
Mackenzie Trail Quatrainadventure,cowboy-western,
Mother Earth Rhymenative american,natureear
Stunning Revelations from Ancient Maps Quatrainhistory,science,urbanlost
Reaching for Peaks Free versehappiness,inspirational,n
Red Line Free verseloss,lost love,lovelost,l
The River Rhymeinspirationalwater,life,r
Gentle Dove Rhymeloveme,me,
Pterodactyls Thriving Coupletanimals,imagination,myste
Borrowed Sweetness Senryugirlfriend-boyfriend
By Any Other Name Blank versenature
Soft kisses Free verselove
Holes in my Shoes Rhymeon writing and wordspoets
Ashes to Ashes Rhymefantasy
He does resurrect Lyricfaithlonging,friend,
Rose and Rose Marie Personificationheart,jealousy,love,me,oc
The love of James Elegybrotherme,
POSSUM JUGGLING Coupletanimals,fantasypoets,
Mo Nighean Donn Haikupeace
Ballad of Love Free verselove
THE AGING PROCESS Rhymeage,childhood,children,da
' The Power of A Poet ... ' 32nd Senryu Senryuinspirational,introspecti
Scattered memories of lovers'flowers Tankapassion
The Flowering Almond Haikunature
Ship Of Imagination On The Scottish Coast Rhymeimagination,places,seanig
Liquid Lullaby Haikunature
Generations Senryulife
Atacama / English Version Free versehistorywater,history,wate
HONEY SUCKLE CANDY KISS Rhymelove
A Tribute to The Highlander Free versededication,on writing and
Acid Rain Chokamusic,nostalgia
December's Melting Passion Tankapassion
A Winter Rose - A Sonnet Sonnetrose,winter,
PICTURE THIS Lyricfaith,placesmay,
Summer Song I do not know?naturesweet,sweet,
25th October 1854 Part 2 Epicepiclight,prayer,light,
Blood Born Free verseadventure,allegory,animal
A Picture's Story Haikunature
Peaceful Dreams Free versepeace,visionary,wardeath,
The Bealach Haikufantasy,imagination,natur
Day of Reckoning Chokanature
Atlantis Lives Narrativeinspirational
Marshmallowy Senryudedication,love,
CONJOINED DREAMS Narrativelost love,on writing and
As Far As I Can Quatraindeath,family,father,husba
Where She Stands Quatraindepression,friendship,ima
The Loner Terza Rimaallegory,animals,lifebird
A Single Rose Sonnetintrospection,love,season
A Midsummer Dream Shapeseasons
Lover's Love Lesson Narrativefriendship,lifeme,fear,me
The Peony Quatrainlove,natureflower,flower,
Regeneration Quatrainintrospection,life
No Fear Rhymeadventure,death,dedicatio
No dark shadows block what dreams may come... Lyricdedication,life,love,pass
Bonny Scotland Limerickhappiness,love,wife
Remembering Willow Pond Quatrainlove,naturelove,
2012 Rhymevisionaryworld,
the first thanksgiving Senryuholiday,native american,
The Old Red Barn and I Coupletnostalgiaold,time,old,red
Happy Birthday Highlander I do not know?dedicationbirthday,birthd
Popcorn anyone Monokuimagination,nature
In Dreams Tankaimagination,romance
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Superman Rhymeanniversary,health,loss

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