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Iain

Listen

Posted on 8 April 2022 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Listen Two Ears – One Mouth One Brain – A Thousand Thoughts Limited Time – One Life The Most Important Moment – Always Now The Most Important Outcome – What Happens Next The Most Important Opportunities – For You to Recognise The Most Important Memories – For You to Make The Most Powerful Tool – […]

I Choose

Posted on 28 March 2022 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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I choose Dreams so real, just a few seconds ago,evaporate as I become conscious once again The day emerges from the suffocating blanket of darkness,which runs and distorts into shadows wherever it can My feet begin to move to the circadian rhythms of a diurnal navigator,and the dance begins once again I lean into the […]

Floundering

Posted on 17 February 2022 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Floundering Cast aside without intentionServices no longer requiredYour needs are now met by more capable people than I Savaged by the uncertainty of tomorrowImpacted by the absence of what had been normalRoutine completely unrequired Every tomorrow has potentialBut not all potential is to be considered whole I don’t know what is to comeand I don’t […]

Solitary

Posted on 3 January 2022 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Solitary Language is fluidIt grows and warps with timeCommon usage creates new rules Sick became greatBad became goodGr8 became the norm Reality is also fluidYou do not see the world around you as it is!You see the world around you as you are… Life is short, is how the saying goesBut life can seem very […]

In – visible

Posted on 21 November 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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In – visible In the heart of a furnace There is unbearable heat In the heart of space There is unbearable cold In the heart of a sunrise There is unbearable brightness In the heart of a shadow There is unbearable darkness In the heart of the truly lonely There is unbearable sadness Yet this […]

The Spaces In-between

Posted on 1 November 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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The Spaces In-between When you were here Life was easy When you smiled and I reflected your care Life was easy When things were all coming together as planned Life was easy When I thought I knew what lay ahead? Life was easy When my world was in harmony Life was easy In the middle […]

The Walk

Posted on 23 October 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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The Walk We toddle when we’re toddlersWe shuffle when we’re oldWe strut it when we’re modellersWe stride when we’re being bald We tiptoe when we’re sneakingWe stomp when we’re madWe run when we’re leakingWe swagger when we’re bad We trudge when we’re tiredWe amble when we’ve timeWe prowl when we’re wiredWe hike in order to […]

Empty

Posted on 12 October 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Empty Echoes of tomorrow reverberate through meCascading down my spine and impairing movement I am lost Voices call to me for help and yet I am aloneTearing through my heart and hurting me deeply I am silent What was, and what is, collide in an emotional tempestThe storm clouds obscure my ability to see clearly […]

Seven

Posted on 20 September 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Seven Seven livesSeven loversSeven bridesSeven brothers Seven daysSeven dreamsSeven waysSeven means Seven heartsSeven homesSeven startsSeven roams Seven nightsSeven morningsSeven rightsSeven dawning’s Seven keysseven locksSeven kneesSeven knocks Seven doorsSeven chancesSeven floorsSeven dances Seven brightseven strongSeven flightsSeven songs Seven evenSeven oddsSeven seamenSeven Gods Seven startsSeven endsSeven cartsSeven bends Seven queriesSeven cluesSeven seriesSeven choose Seven sistersSeven sonsSeven blistersSeven […]

The Walls Are Down

Posted on 10 September 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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The Walls Are Down Facets of cut stone charged by the lightI am blinded by your luminescence The tonal qualities of your voice come to me in colourI am humbled by your contrast The harmonies of shade and hue are strikingly subtleI am rewarded by the essence of your rapport The aroma of home that […]

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