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01/24/2020 To Have Love Is To Know 157 Lyric
01/22/2020 In The Middle Of Nowhere 233 Lyric
01/22/2020 The Mirrors Of Life 177 Lyric
01/22/2020 Whatever Does That Mean 160 Lyric
01/22/2020 At The Back Of My Mind 159 Lyric
01/22/2020 How Do I Feel 225 Lyric
01/22/2020 Mirror Image 193 Rhyme
04/01/2017 April Fool 1050 Lyric
03/24/2017 Moving On To The Light 841 Lyric
03/23/2017 Terror Will Never Win 426 Rhyme
03/23/2017 Terrorism Failed 1181 Rhyme
03/23/2017 Shadows In The Mist 986 Lyric
03/22/2017 A Bird's Eye View 550 Rhyme
03/22/2017 As Long As I Can See The Light 359 Rhyme
03/19/2017 Visions Of Hope 707 Lyric
03/19/2017 Eagle Eyed 488 Rhyme
03/17/2017 The Nurse's Day 493 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Sometimes It Hurts Too Much 533 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Solitude 418 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Somewhere In Between 629 Free verse
03/17/2017 Belief 438 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Beneath Friendly Hills 424 Rhyme
03/17/2017 A Morning's Greeting 343 Free verse
03/17/2017 Pathways 348 Rhyme
03/16/2017 Confusion 427 Rhyme
03/16/2017 Give Words Time 363 Rhyme
03/16/2017 The Greatest Treasure 950 Ballad
03/16/2017 For The First Time For A Long Time 490 Lyric
03/16/2017 There's So Many Things In Ireland To Make You Smile 414 Lyric
03/16/2017 Irish Roots 1004 Rhyme
03/12/2017 A Mother's Love 504 Rhyme
03/12/2017 Beauty In The Garden 1070 Rhyme
03/12/2017 A Beautiful Day 798 Rhyme
03/12/2017 Heard By The Lord 456 Lyric
03/12/2017 Nothing Ever Seems To Come Easy 399 Rhyme
03/11/2017 Poverty And Power 1608 Rhyme
03/08/2017 Clouds Of Hope 529 Rhyme
03/08/2017 Mind Dance 491 Rhyme
03/08/2017 No Boundaries 468 Acrostic
03/04/2017 Holding Hands 613 Lyric
03/04/2017 How Did I Get To Here 374 Rhyme
03/04/2017 The Mountain Goat 892 Rhyme
03/04/2017 A Morning Gift 677 Rhyme
03/04/2017 Memory Is A Fickle Friend 483 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Where Is My Voice 408 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Touched By An Elephant 1457 Rhyme
03/03/2017 The Crystal Tear 527 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Taking It Easy In Retirement 3214 Rhyme
03/03/2017 So No Go 511 Shape
03/03/2017 Introspective Moment 372 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Dreaming Of The Dreamers 352 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Awaiting Collection 494 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Always 443 Rhyme
03/03/2017 To Be A Sonnet Or Not To Be 409 Sonnet
03/02/2017 With My Very Last Breath 583 Rhyme
03/02/2017 The Magical Moment 681 Rhyme
03/02/2017 To Me This Matters 540 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.