PAUL COLVIN

Rookie - 46 Points (31/01/1954 / GLASGOW)

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I was born in sunny Glasgow but left in 1980 to work in London and still here. My poems are very varied, from love to childhood reminisces to football to sorrow, illness and death with some children's poems thrown in. And a few Glasgow/Scottish themes as well.

I would like to suggest a few poems:

A Soldier's Last Thoughts - About death in war.
Dignity and Pride - ... more »

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  • Paul Colvin (8/20/2019 5:24:00 AM)

    Hi Michael, I never could get used to calling you Sherry. I hope you're well and it was brilliant to meet Felix in Partick with Mary that day. Totally out of the blue. All the poems on here are old ones and mainly when I just started writing. All my poems are on Facebook under my own name. All the best and it would be great to catch up with everyone soon. Paul.

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  • Michael sheridan (8/18/2019 4:06:00 PM)

    Met Fellix yesterday. Will read your words soon. The class of 71/72.
    Glad your there.
    Sherry

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  • Stefanie Fontker (10/10/2011 10:37:00 AM)

    Ha! I'm the first one to comment, that isn't on Facebook. Paul is a poet of many, and few words. He can write the most beautiful poems, and come up with such philosophical metaphors, in as many words as he sees fit. He burns a million emotions into his readers' hearts, and can inspire a person who has no love for poetry, to give it a try. A true gentleman, and a great friend.

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Best Poem of PAUL COLVIN

Self Pride

You are yourself not someone else
Do not decry, dare not deny
When asked or told you’re something less
Stand proud and say, I’m me.
You cannot be what you’re not,
No matter what your background
Don’t be afraid of truths
Do not give way to higher claims
Stand tall and look them in the eye
Do not cringe at parents’ flaws
But respect the lot you have
Thank them for the gift of life
And pity those who put you down.

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