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04/01/2017 April Fool 683 Lyric
03/24/2017 Moving On To The Light 653 Lyric
03/23/2017 Terror Will Never Win 291 Rhyme
03/23/2017 Terrorism Failed 976 Rhyme
03/23/2017 Shadows In The Mist 751 Rhyme
03/22/2017 A Bird's Eye View 340 Rhyme
03/22/2017 As Long As I Can See The Light 194 Rhyme
03/19/2017 Visions Of Hope 516 Lyric
03/19/2017 Eagle Eyed 308 Rhyme
03/17/2017 The Nurse's Day 303 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Sometimes It Hurts Too Much 374 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Solitude 270 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Somewhere In Between 467 Free verse
03/17/2017 Belief 291 Rhyme
03/17/2017 Beneath Friendly Hills 214 Rhyme
03/17/2017 A Morning's Greeting 160 Free verse
03/17/2017 Pathways 219 Rhyme
03/16/2017 Confusion 225 Rhyme
03/16/2017 Give Words Time 222 Rhyme
03/16/2017 The Greatest Treasure 684 Ballad
03/16/2017 For The First Time For A Long Time 287 Lyric
03/16/2017 There's So Many Things In Ireland To Make You Smile 268 Lyric
03/16/2017 Irish Roots 641 Rhyme
03/12/2017 A Mother's Love 328 Rhyme
03/12/2017 Beauty In The Garden 557 Rhyme
03/12/2017 A Beautiful Day 535 Rhyme
03/12/2017 Heard By The Lord 275 Lyric
03/12/2017 Nothing Ever Seems To Come Easy 198 Rhyme
03/11/2017 Poverty And Power 1352 Rhyme
03/08/2017 Clouds Of Hope 379 Rhyme
03/08/2017 Mind Dance 296 Rhyme
03/08/2017 No Boundaries 303 Acrostic
03/04/2017 Holding Hands 446 Rhyme
03/04/2017 How Did I Get To Here 239 Rhyme
03/04/2017 The Mountain Goat 596 Rhyme
03/04/2017 A Morning Gift 427 Rhyme
03/04/2017 Memory Is A Fickle Friend 266 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Where Is My Voice 267 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Touched By An Elephant 1220 Rhyme
03/03/2017 The Crystal Tear 397 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Taking It Easy In Retirement 2600 Rhyme
03/03/2017 So No Go 385 Shape
03/03/2017 Introspective Moment 229 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Dreaming Of The Dreamers 216 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Awaiting Collection 280 Rhyme
03/03/2017 Always 283 Rhyme
03/03/2017 To Be A Sonnet Or Not To Be 249 Sonnet
03/02/2017 With My Very Last Breath 459 Rhyme
03/02/2017 The Magical Moment 449 Rhyme
03/02/2017 To Me This Matters 329 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.