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Distant Memory

August 29, 2015

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*The following poem is dedicated to Palmyra and its heroic retired antiquities chief Khaled al-Asaad who was beheaded by ISIL after being tortured for a month to get information about the city and its treasures, refusing to give any information to his captors and ultimately lost his life for it. May he always be remembered […]

Fire and Ice

August 22, 2015

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So I reside in fire and ice My heart split in two Daemons claw and fight My soul they devour true This inner rage burns Hot, its flame roars The heat rises in a crescendo My temperature soars And yet my heart burns cold too Icy tendrils clutch about My emotions raw with turmoil No-one […]

What is Love?

August 22, 2015

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What is love but an illusion A hole to fill, insecurity Not quite real and yet you believe ’tis been the way of dreamers A dream out of reach Something you awake from A deep slumber An illusion Just an illusion This fantasy This phantom dream

If Only I had a Time Machine

August 22, 2015

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I sit typing my life away Dreaming of all I could be Looking back on my past As far as the mind can see I shake my head in sadness At all that has gone on by Many opportunities wasted It’s no wonder inside I cry What with bills to pay, food on the table […]

New Skin

August 18, 2015

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So the wind comes to wash her away But here will she stay The old skin shedding this day A new skin born today A new life she will follow Wherever it leads she will go That inner voice she will say no She has to if she’s to grow This is the life in […]

The Rising Sun

August 2, 2015

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I wrote this in one of my favourite pubs nearby called the Rising Sun, a place you should all visit if in the Hertfordshire area. The Rising Sun where friends do meet And strangers too with tired feet A canal walk, as boats pass by Whilst happy faces laugh and cry The Rising Sun A […]