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Iain

She is

Posted on 24 January 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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She is… Heaven sent & earth boundEthereality in solid formPresent & distant simultaneouslyFamiliar & unknowable Like a scent on the breeze Planted & vaporousEphemeral & enduringTransient & everlastingEpisodic & perpetual Like a dream in the soul Seductive & distantIrresistible & resistibleTimely & out of timeKnowing & silent Unutterably elusive & inexpressibly definite Time holds no […]

Then What?

Posted on 21 January 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Then What? Diamonds fade over eonsTheir value reflecting their scarcity Then what value desire? Manuscripts perish in the sunlightTheir words lost for all time Then what value words? Dreams can dissipate with wakingLosing their substance through forgetfulness Then what value imagination? Honesty can be hard to find in dark timesSolitude may slip into loneliness Then […]

Stumble

Posted on 15 January 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Stumble Ruptured lines of communicationOpposing views of the factsPsychological debate of motivationDisputed views of the past The few from the many quite distinctThe many form another dimensionThe discussion of choice over instinctThe result being an internal tension The weightlessness of joy has departedThe heaviness of sorrow takes its placeThe comfort of home soon departedThe agony […]

Limbo

Posted on 11 January 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Limbo We speak in the common parlance of the veilWhere the skin is thin between the worlds We hear it on the breeze We glimpse it in the shadows We feel it in our bones Twilight                      Half-Light                                            Evening Gloom                                                                          Nightfall                                                                                           Sundown We have built many words into our language to describe the […]

Awakening

Posted on 8 January 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Out of placeDiscordant timingDissonance with mostCrowds are not for me Solitude is a preferenceA cast of two my ideal playSo much to say to the right onesSo little to say to the rest Platitudes pass for conversationForgettable snippets of speechNo interest in pointless small talkFutile meanderings of wasted breath The feeling of being alone is […]

Strange Shorelines

Posted on 5 January 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Strange Shorelines Torrents flow and carve through stoneCreating valleys that shape our worldTsunamis’ of potential are waiting to crest,in the waves of emotion, I swim in Treading water is not my chosen styleBut I feel as if I have been holding my breathThe undercurrents have had me in some troubleBut the waters clearing, as the […]

Earn it!

Posted on 1 January 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Earn it! You cannot chastise meFrowning with displeasure or disdainWho are you to judge or pass comment?You are nothing but a legend in your own mind I seek not to please you or meet your standardsI have my own and they are of greater valueI am no jigsaw piece for you to placeI am not […]

300

Posted on 27 December 2020 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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300 Leonidas holds no sway hereThe Persians hordes did not pass this wayThermopylae echoes in a different landThe immortals guard no God-King at this spot Titles can indeed send the mind off in a myriad of directionsSearching for meaning and understanding before readingAttempting to unpick the poets’ mindTo steal a yard of comprehension Move Xerxes […]

Unadorned Honesty

Posted on 26 December 2020 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Unadorned Honesty Naked truth cast in sharp light Mirrors reflection does not flatter            Soul is faced with facts, not hopes                      There is no relief, respite nor excuse You and your truths are alone Walk through the flames with your head high Walk the road you own with vigour in your step You are […]

Tide’s Out!

Posted on 24 December 2020 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Tide’s Out! Right place, wrong timeRight time, wrong placeRight words, wrong rhymeRight skills, wrong face Right goal, wrong moveRight move, wrong goalRight beat, wrong grooveRight face, wrong soul Right day, wrong minuteRight step, wrong wayRight push, wrong limitRight minute, wrong day Right coat, wrong coverRight feet, wrong shoesRight love, wrong loverRight punch, wrong bruise Right […]

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