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 - About dementia.
Flower of My Fathers - Scotland's national emblem.
Lilac Time - For the ladies.
My ladybird - A warming rhyme.
One Night As She Lay Sleeping. A sad love poem
Wildness - A poem about the Cairngorms with a twist.
Henrik Larsson - Football Legend.
I hope you enjoy them. I try to answer all questions and thank you to those who have posted comments. Paul.
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.
For love was a wonderful sight
And love was the hour of darkness
That came along in morning’s depths
And shared some spurious thoughts.
The fresh cut grass, that summer scent
That smell of summer, Heaven sent
I used to squeeze it in my fingers
Shreds of green, its smell still lingers.
The rooftops of Italia’s Alps stand neatly in a row
And down below a river flows by a road that no-one knows,
Puffs of cloud look just like smoke as though the sky’s on fire,
They nestle upon these alpine peaks, growing ever higher.