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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 "

 

 


Honestly, I am trying to comment!!


Blog Posted:8/9/2011 3:56:00 PM
Hiya Souper's,

Just to let the lovely poets know who comment on my poetry. I am endeavouring to return the compliment. I get on for two comments, then the message of which I have grown so fond of returns.

I am thinking of getting T-Shirts printed with "Server Error in '/' Application" then I shall sell them and retire to the Canary Islands.

Honestly though, I wish to give a big thanks to the Soups Admin for their massive behind the scenes work to get the server change over addressed. Also to combat the intrusion of the site by undesirables.

By far, this is the best Poetry Site on the net. Since I joined, yes we have lost a few. But we have gained so many. Something must be working correctly.

Have a lovely day, evening - where ever you are on this wonderful planet.


James :)








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  1. Date: 11/26/2011 7:02:00 AM
    I always look forward to the feed back and think the site is a great place to express your thoughts and feelings. cory

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  1. Date: 10/15/2011 10:18:00 AM
    Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting on my work..I appreciate you taking the time to do so..I found one of my pictures and one of my poems on the internet at large..The poem "The Pale Pink Rose At Dawn"..I am wondering how it got there..Sara

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  1. Date: 9/18/2011 10:43:00 PM
    Hi James, I think I will take two T shirts. One with your life's motto-you don't have to stand on someone to be taller than them...and server error. I will be glad to get a hammock for OUR new Poetry Soup RESORT in the Canary Islands. Everyone can visit you! Gwendolen

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  1. Date: 8/19/2011 7:39:00 PM
    Not been easy with the problems with the site..Maybe in a few days all will be well with our favorite site..Have a great week end..Sara

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  1. Date: 8/10/2011 7:04:00 AM
    I will work on the marketing side of your venture James!! Only payment I want is to retire as well.. I'll take another destination if that is okay with you :-) xx

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  1. Date: 8/10/2011 1:41:00 AM
    where do I order that shirt, James??? Sure would love to have one! Have a wonderful day as well, and I sure do appreciate your comments, thank you-- haha then I sure am lucky I got comments from you :D- yup such a bummer that Soup keeps on fizzling out, but yup hopefully the kinks will be ironed out :)

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  1. Date: 8/9/2011 11:56:00 PM
    well James I have a tank top that I bought down the beach with this saying on it already as a gimmick never thinking I would utilize it and here comes the day luv.. kudos to TPS for the upgrade thus far.. looking for more in the future luv..

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  1. Date: 8/9/2011 10:30:00 PM
    Hi James, I am having the same problem, I will find just the right thing to say, maybe even eloquent then I go to send it after entering the code and it freezes then goes to error... very, very frustrating. i use to enjoy evenings reading poems and commenting, but I can only do about two comments before being locked out. Lee

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  1. Date: 8/9/2011 10:12:00 PM
    Sorry you can't comment like you want, james. I know your frustration. it's happened to me here recently too. But it's up and down and mostly it's ok. I just hope others can get the kinks ironed out. I think we all have different computers or servers that gives us different types of problems!

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  1. Date: 8/9/2011 7:46:00 PM
    Ill take one Tee in a medium cheers James lol...I keep losing my comments or blog posts too :( boohoo xxx

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  1. Date: 8/9/2011 6:56:00 PM
    Thank you Constance. Over the past few months I have changed quite a lot. The Soups Admin are GEMS, so much that they are precious to us. It's not easy running a site at the best of times. When you get MORONS out to upset the apple cart. It's they who have to pick up the pieces. We get on with our lives, I dare say the Admin have their own lives, but probably other jobs as well :)

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  1. Date: 8/9/2011 5:08:00 PM
    Going by the lovely responses, that's three T-Shirts sold, YIPPEE. A Highland stroll with my Princess, Och aye the noo. A little patience shall see this marvellous site singing and dancing again :)

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  1. Date: 8/9/2011 5:03:00 PM
    sigh, james .. i get service errors/ error 500/ error 503, etc.. i mailed TPS as our free time for writing is bogged down... when i log in, i go as far as just that; then a line goes " you are prohibited to enter( or something to this effect)... breathe, my king...but...but, awwwh! will a highland stroll do?? :) huggs!

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  1. Date: 8/9/2011 4:44:00 PM
    Carolyn Devonshire, you are going nowhere, and that's an order. Blimey, I'm so butch at times. In this instance, we have to give Admin a bit of breathing space :)

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  1. Date: 8/9/2011 4:03:00 PM
    I'm getting the same errors, James. Luckily I was able to comment on your poem about the riots in the UK, but I've been thrown off several times trying to comment and am ready to quit until this site is repaired. I do think they are working on it, but heaven knows we have been having these problems for a long time and it is frustrating. Love, Carolyn

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Just a big thank you.
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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

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
10/26/2014If Only I Was YoungerRhymechildren,desire,devotion,
10/23/2014The Fonder of YouRhymepeople,places,
10/23/2014Decaying GownHaikuabsence,autumn,death,depr
10/23/2014InsertFootlefor her,for him,romantic,
10/23/2014Alluring DropletTankabody,imagery,sensual,sexy
10/23/2014Tease for TwoFootleboyfriend,cute love,emoti
10/23/2014Orchestral SighsTankabeauty,desire,emotions,lo
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,
8/2/2014BouncebackabilityRhymeage,brother,childhood,dea
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,
7/18/2014holokaustonRhymedeath,
7/18/2014We've Kissed Her RainHaikunature,pride,weather,
7/18/2014Blank PageRhymedeath,sad,
7/18/2014MH17-298Rhymeanger,death,murder,people
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,
6/29/2014StormsRhymeangst,mountains,nature,po

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
The Bald EagleVerseanimals
ANOTHER LEADER EMERGESRhymehistory,people,social,peo
Kilted WarriorProse Poetrydeath,imagination,loss,pl
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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
The BreedCoupletconfusion,introspection,n
Belly TimeRhymefamily,happiness,love,son
Disposable WisdomRhymeage,cat,life,wisdom,
Stupid FightsRhymeforgiveness
My FriendRhymefriendshipfriend,
Just...beCoupletangst,confusion,depressio
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
HONEY SUCKLE CANDY KISSRhymelove
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
MarshmallowySenryudedication,love,
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,
RegenerationQuatrainintrospection,life
No FearRhymeadventure,death,dedicatio
No dark shadows block what dreams may come...Lyricdedication,life,love,pass
Bonny ScotlandLimerickhappiness,love,wife
Remembering Willow PondQuatrainlove,naturelove,
2012Rhymevisionaryworld,
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
SupermanRhymeanniversary,health,loss

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