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More serious verse

happy

happy the first time that I saw youyou tore my world apartI knew that I would fall for youand that you would break my heart we laughed we danced with mermaidsas only lovers canthe pain I felt was no surpriseI … Continue reading

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garlic

garlic chopping onionscracking garlicthinking of the past I remember whenyou did these thingswhen you cookedbecause you enjoyed itand I was happybecause you did it so welleven a sandwichwas a gourmet delightand a work of art and you went to the … Continue reading

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a tree

a tree once there is a treein a field of verdant grassstanding tall and happywatching decades pass in the field are hosts of poppiesdelighting untold butterfliespollinating joyfullyno hint of tears or sighs the butterfly epitomisesall of nature’s joy and beautyso … Continue reading

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boats in pyjamas

boats in pyjamas boats in pyjamasprepared for winter sleepuseless as promiseswe knew we couldn’t keep masts in pink petalsdancing in twilit skynatural and lovelyto my unconsoled eye trees now undressedshorn naked unleavedexposed as the summer lieswe never quite believed sky … Continue reading

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Scottish Hallowe’en

To hear the poet read his words please visit:https://ceayr.com/2021/10/30/scottish-halloween/ Hallowe’enaw Scotland’s scary myths and legendsfae Tam o Shanter tae Sawney Beancreep and slither yince mair fae the shadowseach year the nicht o Hallowe’en (interlude) nae bairn can contain their excitementas … Continue reading

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mystery train

mystery train you tell me I can sailon the Marie Celestealong the Milky Wayand scrawl my poemson Orion’s Beltif I just believein you you tell me I can rideon the mystery trainthrough the icy rings of Saturnor sing my songson … Continue reading

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women are crazy

women are crazy a wise man once told methat all women are crazyand when I raised an eyebrowhe shrugged and saidyou’ll see a friend saysthat ladies are differentfrom us mere menand when I replyvive la différencehe grins and saysyou’ll see … Continue reading

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loss

loss while in Scotland this summereven on those nightswhen the dark heavenssparkled with the eyes of a thousand loversI could not locate Orion this left me strangely unsettledfor reasonsI still don’t quite understand but it reminds mein a wayof my … Continue reading

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yellow submarine

Yellow Submarine I miss those lazy days at the beachlying on hot sandeating clementines and crunchy cacahouètes I miss your ridiculous shrieksas you encounter the first waveif the water is half a degreebelow bath temperature I miss floating in the … Continue reading

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life and love

life and love it’s quite funny really when we first met I was smittenand pursued you and you liked methought I was interestingcharming foreign different and then it changedyou told me all the thingsI longed to hearyou loved me you … Continue reading

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