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

I enjoy writing poetry and 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.

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 "

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 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

Date Posted: 10/14/2015 5:03:00 AM
Annoying Adverts
Date Posted: 10/10/2015 4:04:00 PM
Names on Contests, Yuchers!
Date Posted: 6/13/2015 3:40:00 PM
Just a big thank you.
Date Posted: 7/20/2014 2:08:00 PM
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

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
11/20/2015 Mirror of Memories Rhymeabsence,angst,anxiety,bea
11/7/2015 Me Rich Rhymeappreciation,beautiful,bi
11/7/2015 Poetry Soup Heroes Coupletbeautiful,beauty,girlfrie
10/24/2015 Burds or Birds Limerickdesire,fun,humorous,
10/24/2015 Where Do I Start Sonnetappreciation,art,devotion
10/9/2015 When A Dance Starts To Tease Ottava rimabaptism,beautiful,future,
9/26/2015 Life's Monsters Free verseabuse,age,blessing,brothe
9/23/2015 Zealous Sensuality ABCbeauty,heart,imagery,joy,
9/18/2015 What Life Means To Me Rhymeangst,history,life,loss,p
9/18/2015 When Summer turns into Autumn Rhymeanxiety,autumn,snow,summe
9/18/2015 Here is Zilch Blank verseabsence,
9/11/2015 She Makes Me Ottava rimabeauty,children,longing,l
9/4/2015 A CASTLE OF TEMPTATION - collab with Olive Eloisa Guillermo Rhymebeauty,corruption,death,h
9/2/2015 Immersed in the Depths of your Love Free versei love you,life,longing,l
8/29/2015 Against Such Winds Free versebaby,beach,beautiful,beau
8/28/2015 On Palawan Sands Tankagirlfriend,i love you,lov
8/28/2015 Atmospheric Circulation Haikudepression,science,sky,sp
8/28/2015 Miniature Representation Senryuage,body,creation,dark,pl
8/21/2015 But Why Oh Why, For We Sigh Tankaabuse,anger,friendship,pe
8/21/2015 Palawan Hearts Tankabeach,beautiful,love,peop
8/1/2015 When they Scurry Haibunabuse,age,angst,anxiety,f
7/24/2015 Is it Just me Coupletdepression,home,life,lone
7/23/2015 Never Could I Have Imagined Coupletbeautiful,beauty,love,pla
7/17/2015 Such Growth Delights Coupletbeautiful,beauty,blessing
7/11/2015 To Be Judged Senryuconflict,grief,hurt,life,
7/7/2015 Power is Color Blue Verseblue,dark,light,power,tru
7/6/2015 When Mars Sang Haikubeautiful,conflict,dark,d
7/4/2015 My Cyber Family Coupletblessing,friendship,love,
6/26/2015 Times Iconic Gems Haikubeautiful,science,time,tr
6/20/2015 A Thong for Tom Limerickangel,animal,baptism,beau
6/20/2015 And THEN I opened THAT door Sonnetangel,space,time,travel,t
6/19/2015 Peripherals of Me Senryuallegory,beautiful,life,l
6/17/2015 More Than Dinner Was Served Limerickdance,flower,giggle,girlf
6/13/2015 Names on Contests, Yuchers Limerickpoems,poetess,poets,words
6/13/2015 My First Email Limerickcomputer,fun,internet,peo
6/10/2015 Bite Me Tankaemotions,for her,for him,
6/9/2015 The Concert Rhymedevotion,drink,friend,ins
6/6/2015 When Angels are Sent Coupletangel,blessing,faith,peop
6/6/2015 FIVE FABULOUS FUN FOOTLES Footlei love you,marriage,peopl
6/5/2015 It's Time to Pray Limerickflying,fun,humor,travel,
6/5/2015 Prepare for the Worst Limerickfun,humor,husband,loss,ma
5/29/2015 Town called Tranquillity Ottava rimaabuse,anger,anxiety,confu
5/29/2015 Sensing the Rains Ottava rimaanimal,death,journey,life
5/24/2015 SWEATS AND SWEETS- a collab with Olive Eloisa Guillermo Rhymei love you,love,passion,p
5/22/2015 In Life Sometimes Rhymefuture,happiness,life,los
5/9/2015 What a Subject Limerickbest friend,blessing,funn
5/3/2015 Into the Black Coupletcry,dark,hope,lost,people
5/3/2015 It's what a Mom hears Free verseidentity,life,mom,people,
5/3/2015 That This Beauty Coupletbeauty,dark,earth,epic,oc
5/3/2015 I am a Red Rose Sonnetbeautiful,beauty,flower,g
5/3/2015 Maybe, Not Just a One Night Stand - For Contest I do not know?men,places,sleep,social,w
5/2/2015 The Ancient Seer Free verseadventure,age,history,lif
4/30/2015 Living in the Shadows of Life Ottava rimaanger,angst,anxiety,deep,
4/25/2015 Only the Seer Says Quatrainfriendship,lonely,mystery
4/25/2015 I Remember His Words Quatrainage,anger,angst,people,pl
4/25/2015 Bitching and Crying Limerickculture,inspiration,inspi
4/25/2015 Too Much Jerking Limerickcomputer,people,places,
4/25/2015 To the Norm, Truck It Limerickcommunity,conflict,crazy,
4/25/2015 My Wife went Shopping Yesterday Limerickanxiety,car,grief,humor,h
4/23/2015 Speak to me with Kisses Ottava rimabeauty,desire,i love you,
4/23/2015 Soon Ottava rimachildren,family,journey,p
4/19/2015 When She Walks Tankabeauty,cute love,desire,l
4/18/2015 Kiss me Quiet Ottava rimabeauty,holiday,i miss you
4/17/2015 Consumed Haikubeautiful,beauty,butterfl
4/17/2015 Am I Senryuabsence,addiction,anger,a
4/17/2015 I Tried Senryuangst,dark,death,depressi
4/17/2015 That's Life Senryuangst,anxiety,change,deat
4/16/2015 Advice Adviser Limerickappreciation,for her,funn
4/14/2015 Two Souls Drawn Together Quatrainbeauty,holiday,journey,jo
4/12/2015 Scars on the Heart Tankabeauty,future,love,people
4/11/2015 On Maydays Day Sonnetbeauty,class,fear,history
4/9/2015 Our Loving Thirst Senryubeautiful,beauty,holiday,
4/9/2015 Lathered to Leathered Limerickfunny,girl,humor,imagery,
4/7/2015 Out Pops - a collab with Olive Eloisa Guillermo Limerickfun,funny love,giggle,hum
4/7/2015 When She Limerickbeauty,for her,for him,hu
4/6/2015 Roses Scents Limerickbeauty,holiday,husband,lo
4/6/2015 One Wink, They Sync Limerickholiday,i love you,joy,li
4/6/2015 Hey James, what do you see Limerickbeautiful,beauty,future,h
4/4/2015 She Lanternechildren,family,future,hu
4/4/2015 You Obviously Haven't Been Listening Limerickanimal,creation,fun,giggl
4/4/2015 What a Time for a Neighbour to Call Limerickanxiety,home,life,music,r
4/4/2015 HUGE ONE, little one - collab with Olive Eloisa Guillermo Romanticismchildren,husband,life,lov
4/3/2015 Contest Footlecommunity,people,places,p
4/2/2015 Stairway to Above Footlehusband,joy,kiss,love,mar
3/31/2015 Loving Kiss Tankabeautiful,beauty,husband,
3/30/2015 Two Become One Footlebeautiful,beauty,journey,
3/27/2015 Let it Burn Haikudivorce,joy,life,people,p
3/27/2015 When all's Lost Haikudivorce,freedom,goodbye,l
3/27/2015 Amidst the Kids Haikufun,holiday,love,people,p
3/27/2015 Walled City Haikubeauty,love,people,places
3/27/2015 Through Arrivals Haikubeauty,flower,people,plac
3/25/2015 Tanka 3 Tankacareer,conflict,death,los
3/25/2015 BLOSSOMS and BUBBLES - a collab with Olive Eloisa Guillermo Sonnetbeautiful,beauty,children
3/20/2015 Flanders Screams Haikuanger,angst,horror,life,l
3/20/2015 Reflected Beauty Haikuappreciation,beauty,dark,
3/20/2015 Seek Paths Haikuangst,hope,imagination,li
3/20/2015 Even Roses Do Haikuallegory,angst,cry,depres
3/20/2015 Life's Tempest Haikuangst,beach,life,rain,wat
3/18/2015 Springing Sea of Green Sonnetbeautiful,green,places,ra
3/16/2015 Succumbing to Time Tankaage,green,house,ireland,s

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Fav Poems

The Bald Eagle Verseanimals
ANOTHER LEADER EMERGES Rhymehistory,people,social,peo
Kilted Warrior Prose Poetrydeath,imagination,loss,pl
All On A Summers Eve Rhymenature,sea,seasons,uplift
Take Time Rhymeinspirationaltime,time,
If I Knew Picasso ekphrasisart,education
Mysterious Ways: A True Christmas Story Rhymedevotion,faith,holiday,in
The Choice of Bonny Aileas Narrativeadventure,history,love,pa
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,
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,world
Stupid Fights Rhymeforgiveness
My Friend Rhymefriendshipfriend, 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
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,
'When we meet, this is what I want to say' Light Poetryfunny,imagination
He Wrote a Perfect POEM Coupletfriendship,life,lovedream
Superman Rhymeanniversary,health,loss

Fav Poets

Broken Wings Canada Flag Canada Read
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Barbara Gorelick United States Flag United States Read
Raul Moreno United States Flag United States Read
Ruben O. Argentina Flag Argentina Read
James Marshall Goff United States Flag United States Read
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen United States Flag United States Read
Kristy De La Keur Scoveille United States Flag United States Read
Jayne Eggins Australia Flag Australia Read
Linda-Marie SweetHeart Italy Flag Italy Read
Francine Roberts Canada Flag Canada Read
Robert L. Hinshaw United States Flag United States Read
Scarlett Sepulvado Anderson United States Flag United States Read
Michael J. Falotico United States Flag United States Read
Sharon Ruebel United States Flag United States Read
Chris D. Aechtner Canada Flag Canada Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
Joe Flach United States Flag United States Read
Wilma Neels South Africa Flag South Africa Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Thvia Shetley United States Flag United States Read
elizabeth wesley Canada Flag Canada Read
Bob Quigley United States Flag United States Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
Vince Suzadail Jr. United States Flag United States Read
sharon Winter United States Flag United States Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Donna Jones United States Flag United States Read
Olive Eloisa Guillermo Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Tim Smith United States Flag United States Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read
The LYRIC United States Flag United States Read
JAN ALLISON United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read