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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

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 […]


Posted on 28 February 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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Balance Ups & Downs Ins & Outs Front & Back To & Fro Wax & Wane Ebb & Flow Right & Wrong Good & Bad Light & Dark Peaks & Troughs Here & There On & Off Tomorrow & Yesterday Future & Past Parity          Symmetry          Equity               Harmony Own your choices & your […]


Posted on 24 February 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud

Viral Exponential touch through shared spaceUnequivocal in focus and goalsAn audit trail of diminished hosts I am like the wind… You can only see my impact, but never me Immunity an unknown factorCommunity my ideal hunting groundUnity in distancing my nemesisOpportunity is all I need I am the separator of herds I am the perpetual […]


Posted on 20 February 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud

Anchored The question is not whether you are anchored… The question is where you are anchored? Are you anchored to a memoryIn the hope that it can be revived? Are you anchored to a possibilityThat requires you to wait in the past? Are you anchored in a yesterdayThat is destined never to be relived? Locate […]


Posted on 17 February 2021 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud
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CoD Some people flow through life with easeRiding in the slipstream of their forebearsIt is always calm in the eye of the stormNever buffeted by the maelstrom outside their bubble The rest of us must navigate the weather systems of the worldThe hail, monsoons, and tempests that life offers upWe must walk straight into the […]

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