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03/23/2017 Terror Will Never Win 34 Rhyme
03/23/2017 Terrorism Failed 25 Rhyme
03/23/2017 Shadows In The Mist 35 Rhyme
03/22/2017 A Bird's Eye View 19 Rhyme
03/22/2017 As Long As I Can See The Light 29 Rhyme
03/19/2017 Visions Of Hope 74 Lyric
03/19/2017 Eagle Eyed 44 Rhyme
03/17/2017 The Nurse's Day 54 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Sometimes It Hurts Too Much 75 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Solitude 56 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Somewhere In Between 70 Free verse
03/17/2017 Belief 40 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Beneath Friendly Hills 44 Rhyme
03/17/2017 A Morning's Greeting 29 Free verse
03/17/2017 Pathways 51 Rhyme
03/16/2017 Confusion 85 Rhyme
03/16/2017 Give Words Time 48 Rhyme
03/16/2017 The Greatest Treasure 123 Ballad
03/16/2017 For The First Time For A Long Time 39 Lyric
03/16/2017 There's So Many Things In Ireland To Make You Smile 38 Lyric
03/16/2017 Irish Roots 108 Rhyme
03/12/2017 A Mother's Love 94 Rhyme
03/12/2017 Beauty In The Garden 135 Rhyme
03/12/2017 A Beautiful Day 163 Rhyme
03/12/2017 Heard By The Lord 70 Lyric
03/12/2017 Nothing Ever Seems To Come Easy 43 Rhyme
03/11/2017 Poverty And Power 143 Rhyme
03/08/2017 Clouds Of Hope 137 Rhyme
03/08/2017 Mind Dance 101 Rhyme
03/08/2017 No Boundaries 104 Acrostic
03/04/2017 Holding Hands 123 Rhyme
03/04/2017 How Did I Get To Here 100 Rhyme
03/04/2017 The Mountain Goat 146 Rhyme
03/04/2017 A Morning Gift 143 Rhyme
03/04/2017 Memory Is A Fickle Friend 98 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Where Is My Voice 98 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Touched By An Elephant 172 Rhyme
03/03/2017 The Crystal Tear 128 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Taking It Easy In Retirement 232 Rhyme
03/03/2017 So No Go 104 Shape
03/03/2017 Introspective Moment 63 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Dreaming Of The Dreamers 82 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Awaiting Collection 79 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Always 93 Rhyme
03/03/2017 To Be A Sonnet Or Not To Be 122 Sonnet
03/02/2017 With My Very Last Breath 118 Rhyme
03/02/2017 The Magical Moment 171 Rhyme
03/02/2017 To Me This Matters 111 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, in the way that I 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 prior to the computer and 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.