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My name is James, born 1961
In Inverness, a small Scots town
To my father Andrew, and my mother Beryl
And Billy my brother, a pair of devils
 
In 67, we woke one night
Our house was ablaze, full of orange light
Our neighbour next door, for whatever reason
Started a fire, it must be crazy season
 
We had too move to a caravan park
By this time it,s three, to make a new start
My mother Beryl decide to leave
But the three of us left, never bothered to grieve
 
In the next few weeks, we ended in court
Two small children, in a marriage abort
We were asked to choose either Dad or Mum
But we ignored the parent, who went on the run
 
As we left the court, to start a new life
We felt sorry for Dad, as his illness was rife
He never told us that he was unwell
It would upset one of his boys, as the future will tell
 
Then came the night all parents dread;
Being told one of his boys is nearly dead
We were going to a boys club, on a Monday night
My brother was running so far out of sight
 
I turned the corner to see him ahead
No!! he's been hit by a van, Boom's  Boom's dead
I ran to my father, sreaming and crying
I'm finding my life,at 7 - far too trying
 
After the funeral, and with my father unwell
We left Inverness, our eyes a swell
To go as two, and not three as before
It's like Mother Nature closed a door
 
So we headed west, to a place called Fort William
Was it in the stars, cause Billy " is " William
We moved there, as the air was so pure
Hoping my father will find his cure
 
For whatever reason, we left the above
We found no Angel or peaceful dove
So we headed back to Inverness
Fathers health decreasing, life still a stress
 
Over the next few years, i was fostered and loaned
In couples houses and children's homes
It was really strange in all those places
Different people, different faces

Then on the 16th of Feb - 76,
James, i was told, your dads very sick.
The cancer had taken your father away
To be with Billy, where you'll join them one day

In 77, i joined the Navy, as i promised my dad you see. 
I did'nt enjoy it, i decided to leave 
Back up north, where my futures to be 
I wanted to have, what my parents had lost 
And that was my aim, no matter the cost

see page 2 of 2, ty..


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Date: 10/28/2015 9:15:00 PM
Huge One James, we shared lots of talk regarding our pasts and when I've known these from you, its admirable how you overcome and even surpassed these trials of your life.... as I read and comment on this I remember your poem about the rose... I see you as it is.... hugs and love to you always...~Olive Eloisa
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Date: 12/8/2015 3:46:00 PM
Hugs for my Miss Olive always and forever ~~ your Mr James // hugs ~~xx~~xx~~
Date: 4/18/2013 6:38:00 AM
im rereading this beauty james
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Date: 3/4/2010 12:39:00 PM
James.this boy led a difficult ,hard ,painful,life.. to have the house on fire, to have trouble in family,to lose a young beloved brother,yo be fostered..to grow up and search search.. that comfort ,that love and with all this, to be able to give all your love to your chidren and be there for them,makes you a Hero,makes this boy,man a Hero ..through my eyes.I need tishooos James,,Life can be hard,yet can smile to,so hope you find friends which makes you smile..going to my favz..i need tishoos C
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Date: 5/15/2009 1:31:00 PM
Amazing how you were able to overcome all of these adversities and still become the intelligent, compassionate man you are today, James. Living in foster homes most have been very difficult. (Navy blood is in my family.) On to part 2...
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