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01/24/2020 To Have Love Is To Know 110 Lyric
01/22/2020 In The Middle Of Nowhere 187 Lyric
01/22/2020 The Mirrors Of Life 141 Lyric
01/22/2020 Whatever Does That Mean 111 Lyric
01/22/2020 At The Back Of My Mind 104 Lyric
01/22/2020 How Do I Feel 181 Lyric
01/22/2020 Mirror Image 146 Rhyme
04/01/2017 April Fool 987 Lyric
03/24/2017 Moving On To The Light 803 Lyric
03/23/2017 Terror Will Never Win 396 Rhyme
03/23/2017 Terrorism Failed 1127 Rhyme
03/23/2017 Shadows In The Mist 926 Lyric
03/22/2017 A Bird's Eye View 513 Rhyme
03/22/2017 As Long As I Can See The Light 328 Rhyme
03/19/2017 Visions Of Hope 668 Lyric
03/19/2017 Eagle Eyed 457 Rhyme
03/17/2017 The Nurse's Day 465 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Sometimes It Hurts Too Much 489 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Solitude 388 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Somewhere In Between 599 Free verse
03/17/2017 Belief 407 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Beneath Friendly Hills 385 Rhyme
03/17/2017 A Morning's Greeting 307 Free verse
03/17/2017 Pathways 321 Rhyme
03/16/2017 Confusion 381 Rhyme
03/16/2017 Give Words Time 330 Rhyme
03/16/2017 The Greatest Treasure 905 Ballad
03/16/2017 For The First Time For A Long Time 446 Lyric
03/16/2017 There's So Many Things In Ireland To Make You Smile 380 Lyric
03/16/2017 Irish Roots 858 Rhyme
03/12/2017 A Mother's Love 465 Rhyme
03/12/2017 Beauty In The Garden 974 Rhyme
03/12/2017 A Beautiful Day 748 Rhyme
03/12/2017 Heard By The Lord 426 Lyric
03/12/2017 Nothing Ever Seems To Come Easy 353 Rhyme
03/11/2017 Poverty And Power 1525 Rhyme
03/08/2017 Clouds Of Hope 498 Rhyme
03/08/2017 Mind Dance 435 Rhyme
03/08/2017 No Boundaries 437 Acrostic
03/04/2017 Holding Hands 576 Lyric
03/04/2017 How Did I Get To Here 343 Rhyme
03/04/2017 The Mountain Goat 801 Rhyme
03/04/2017 A Morning Gift 617 Rhyme
03/04/2017 Memory Is A Fickle Friend 445 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Where Is My Voice 380 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Touched By An Elephant 1397 Rhyme
03/03/2017 The Crystal Tear 493 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Taking It Easy In Retirement 3089 Rhyme
03/03/2017 So No Go 485 Shape
03/03/2017 Introspective Moment 338 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Dreaming Of The Dreamers 328 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Awaiting Collection 442 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Always 412 Rhyme
03/03/2017 To Be A Sonnet Or Not To Be 378 Sonnet
03/02/2017 With My Very Last Breath 554 Rhyme
03/02/2017 The Magical Moment 633 Rhyme
03/02/2017 To Me This Matters 501 Rhyme


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I find it quite hard to write about myself in a way that will give a stranger any kind of clarity and/or understanding of what it is that drives me to write what I do write because I do not really understand it myself. I do feel that I am driven to express what affects me and the people and issues that I care deeply about but as for how that happens I honestly don't know.

Often a single thought is in my head and I put pen to paper, because I still like to use pen and paper in preference to a computer. Sometimes I honestly do not know what I've written until I stop writing.

I wrote my first real poem at the age of 58 on the night that my sister died and that seemed to release the floodgates. Why I think that others will be interested in what I write I can't say. There is one thing that concerns me a little for as I write I am aware that I reveal a little too much about myself.

I hope to be able to take the time to read what is posted on this site and join in some of the commenting although I am very much an amateur.

By the way, I generally think in rhyme but do like to challenge myself now and again with something I haven't done before. I also write and co-write songs. This also has been a late discovery but I write 3 -10 a week. That's enough about me.

I hope you are interested enough to comment on the things I post and that we can all enjoy constructive feedback. I also hope that I can find friendly, like minded people.