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Posted on 16 April 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Absent What once was, is now a memoryLifted on the wings of the mindNurtured into colour with the heart What once was, is now your historyFlown on the winds of timeIlluminated in the eyes of the old What once was, is now a reflectionMirrored through the prism of the pastShimmering on the haze of certainty […]

Thank You

Posted on 11 April 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud

Thank You A minute can last you a lifetimeWhilst a silence can deafen a crowdWords engage the reader in rhymeThe absence of noise may be loud Impact is not measured by lengthColour is not shades of greyLack of weakness not always a strengthNight, remains separate from day A promise should not be made lightlyYet the […]

The Fade

Posted on 7 April 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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The Fade The world rushes on byYou step to a different tunePushed along by a different breezeCaught up in your own perspective It seems that you slide in & out of existenceIt seems that you tread in a different dimensionFlickering on & off in this world Known but not seen Considered but not missed Assumptions […]

Un – Interrupted

Posted on 3 April 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Un – Interrupted Unheard echoes that reverberate through the soulUnrealised searches intended to catch your eyeThis may look like a friendly wave, but I’m drowning! Uninterrupted I decide to keep my own counselI have shouted but have not been heardSignificantly insignificant Uninterrupted I will remain silent, and invisibleOut of sight, out of mindBut waiting, always […]


Posted on 30 March 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud

Unseen… I love creating art Whether it be with a brush, a camera or a pen, it completes me, it settles me, it finds me, it acknowledges me, it knows me, it challenges me, it rewards me. It is a fickle mistress though and can leave without warning, off to explore somewhere new, leaving me […]

Well… Are You?

Posted on 27 March 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud

Well… Are You? Release the chains, I can’t reach I don’t hold the key? They’re heavy and the impede me every day I can’t help you carry them? Can you call for the keyholder, I want to speak with them… I’m sorry I can’t, they don’t seem to hear me Can you not shout louder, […]

Yesterday is Ashes

Posted on 20 March 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud

Yesterday is Ashes Gone, passed, spent, historyTo be remembered, celebrated or mourned,recalled, recounted, revisited, revered, reviled,distorted, embellished, demonised & made legend! All of these options are available and, in the reality of life,different people will choose differing paths Yesterday is ashes… Ashes flitter away on the wind with their gossips attached, and once flying, they […]


Posted on 15 March 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Sorrow Thoughts drowning in their own tearsFeelings lost in a maelstrom of emptinessYearning for what could have beenGagging on the bile of what is A desire to step back in timeA wish to undo what was doneTo un-say what was saidTo un-dream what was dreamed Sorrow operates in all tensesIf affiliates itself with the verbsIt […]


Posted on 9 March 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Thoughts My thoughts can travel to the corners of the WorldThey require no Passport or VisaThey require no tickets or bookingsThey require no flight plans to be made My thoughts are the very definition of freedom Yet my thoughts seem constrained by my mind?They are constrained by: ImaginationSelf-EsteemSelf-WorthMy CultureMy FaithMy Lack of FaithMy HomelifeMy DreamsMy […]


Posted on 5 March 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Exhale A seething torrent of attitude and egoNeatly wrapped in twisted self-affirmationsDelusional blind-spots of care and considerationWreaking their havoc in innocent sentences A dog with a bone, you just can’t let goYour echo rarely one of peaceYour impact never as discreet as you thinkYour true attitude shouts between your words A keen willingness to demean […]

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