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01/24/2020 To Have Love Is To Know 219 Lyric
01/22/2020 In the Middle of Nowhere 316 Lyric
01/22/2020 The Mirrors of Life 287 Lyric
01/22/2020 Whatever Does That Mean 285 Lyric
01/22/2020 At the Back of My Mind 228 Lyric
01/22/2020 How Do I Feel 288 Lyric
01/22/2020 Mirror Image 251 Rhyme
04/01/2017 April Fool 1144 Lyric
03/24/2017 Moving On To the Light 899 Lyric
03/23/2017 Terror Will Never Win 492 Rhyme
03/23/2017 Terrorism Failed 1250 Rhyme
03/23/2017 Shadows In the Mist 1122 Lyric
03/22/2017 A Bird's Eye View 664 Rhyme
03/22/2017 As Long As I Can See the Light 447 Rhyme
03/19/2017 Visions of Hope 777 Lyric
03/19/2017 Eagle Eyed 557 Rhyme
03/17/2017 The Nurse's Day 555 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Sometimes It Hurts Too Much 606 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Solitude 506 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Somewhere In Between 699 Free verse
03/17/2017 Belief 496 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Beneath Friendly Hills 495 Rhyme
03/17/2017 A Morning's Greeting 412 Free verse
03/17/2017 Pathways 407 Rhyme
03/16/2017 Confusion 535 Rhyme
03/16/2017 Give Words Time 421 Rhyme
03/16/2017 The Greatest Treasure 1030 Ballad
03/16/2017 For the First Time For a Long Time 568 Lyric
03/16/2017 There's So Many Things In Ireland To Make You Smile 482 Lyric
03/16/2017 Irish Roots 1430 Rhyme
03/12/2017 A Mother's Love 574 Rhyme
03/12/2017 Beauty In the Garden 1344 Rhyme
03/12/2017 A Beautiful Day 914 Rhyme
03/12/2017 Heard By the Lord 511 Lyric
03/12/2017 Nothing Ever Seems To Come Easy 471 Rhyme
03/11/2017 Poverty and Power 1692 Rhyme
03/08/2017 Clouds of Hope 674 Rhyme
03/08/2017 Mind Dance 573 Rhyme
03/08/2017 No Boundaries 525 Acrostic
03/04/2017 Holding Hands 684 Lyric
03/04/2017 How Did I Get To Here 438 Rhyme
03/04/2017 The Mountain Goat 1131 Rhyme
03/04/2017 A Morning Gift 755 Rhyme
03/04/2017 Memory Is a Fickle Friend 542 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Where Is My Voice 454 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Touched By An Elephant 1639 Rhyme
03/03/2017 The Crystal Tear 590 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Taking It Easy In Retirement 3414 Rhyme
03/03/2017 So No Go 566 Shape
03/03/2017 Introspective Moment 436 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Dreaming of the Dreamers 409 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Awaiting Collection 562 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Always 503 Rhyme
03/03/2017 To Be a Sonnet Or Not To Be 477 Sonnet
03/02/2017 With My Very Last Breath 629 Rhyme
03/02/2017 The Magical Moment 760 Rhyme
03/02/2017 To Me This Matters 618 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. 

Book: Shattered Sighs