Peter Hall

Peter Hall Poems

Identity controls behaviour
Identity controls emotions
Identity controls how we think
Identity controls behaviour.

I have finally come to the place
Where things can come off the shelf
So I can try to learn from mistakes
And not be so hard on myself.

I was born in Green Valley, west of Liverpool, west of Sydney, Australia.
It's like being born in the Bronx, or Tottenham, or Shankhill, or Govan in Glasgow.
I might as well have been born there too.

Heroes born and heroes bled
Heroes that live and fill our head
We need heroes so we can be lead
Is there a real true hero?

There's a time to live
There's a time to die,
And a time to laugh
And a time to cry,


On an average summer day
Under a turquoise Sydney sky,
I was a new parent and bank teller
When I saw a bearded guy.

The creed of the gang
Blood in, blood out.


The coffin is draped in the national flag
A mix of people who are happy and sad
This is a testament to the humanist stand
Welcome to a humanist funeral.

The pall of the winter night descends
As slow as the gray clouds that gather
A chill in the air condescends
As the Scottish winter night darkens the heather.

You can't fool me with your body language
You can't fool me with your lies
You can't fool me with that confidence
I can see the real you through your eyes.

When good people say bad things about you,
That's bad.

When good people say good things about you,

Apples 'n' snakes
A force of nature
for the unredeemed.

I saw a funny man
Who wore funny clothes
Had a hole in his jacket
And three holes in his nose.

Friday night at the hockey
A couple of friends and us,
To see men slide on pride
To see them dance on ice.

My cousin puts a photo of herself on Facebook
For every testosterone teenager to have a look.

But deep within myself, my heart bleeds

Why so surprised at London's burning?
Why so perplexed a generation is yearning?
Look and see their emotional diet
You'll find the reason to the London riots.

When the dots won't joint together
And the planets don't always align
When circumstance lets you down
Keep your eye on the big picture.

And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight— (‭Colossians‬ ‭1‬: ‭21-22‬ NKJV)

Estranged in the mind

Thursday morning
Day aff
Time to have a think...

Peter Hall Biography

Hall is Australian born, but calls Scotland home. He is a poet, a songwriter, musician, accountant, pastor, follower of Jesus Christ, son, husband, father, sports lover and coffee drinker. Hall says 'poetry is about communicating 'what is' and 'what could be', or 'what should be' '. Hall's poetry influences are from a 'melting pot' of Australian and British cultures and writers. Being Australian born, his early work was influenced by the Australian 'bush poets'; Henry Lawson and 'Banjo' Paterson. Hence the rhythmic nature of his early poetry. However, since relocating to Scotland, his work moved away from the 'bush poetry' style to the 'free-verse' style of the British poets such as Seamus Heaney and Highland poet; Sorley Maclean. However, most of his content is based on his work as a Prison Chaplain and Pastor. If it's not a Spiritual poem, his work reflects his landscape he finds himself in.)

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Identity Controls Behaviour

Identity controls behaviour
Identity controls emotions
Identity controls how we think
Identity controls behaviour.

Identity determines behaviour
Identity determines feeling
Identity determines our mental pictures
Identity determines behaviour.

We do not rule our believing
Our believing rules us
Our believing rules how we think
We do not rule our believing.

Identity controls behaviour
Believing controls identity
Identity is borne in what we believe
Who do you believe you are?

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