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Amoeba – a poem of regret

Like an amoeba that breaks its skin and spews itself along to move its microscopic bulk Here I sit, empty, in desperate need to redefine my boundaries to heal the jagged breach Through which I have flowed out of control … Continue reading

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Sipping: a poem about a choice

Sipping You are a vibrant soul and answer my soul’s calling as water answers thirst. I sip you, frightened to indulge my yearning throat for you are poison – Sweet, sweet honey poison too! This benediction on my deepest life, … Continue reading

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Limbo Days – a poem of grief

When I read the moving poem by @debbierea on her web site, “On the Death of my Father”, I was reminded of this poem I wrote after the death of my mother many years ago. I do urge you to … Continue reading

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The Hairy Backside!

Every writer says it; every writer knows it; every writer does it! Just listening to people around you is sooo useful. Sometimes I think my ears must be out on waggling stalks as I try to catch some interesting bit … Continue reading

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Love is: never going back to yesterday

As a student in 1969, I was full of the exciting possibilities of life ahead. I could not know then that the troubles that started in Northern Ireland would be the background for my studies, my work, my marriage and … Continue reading

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Write the beginning at the end (and other stuff!)

This is my cat Fudge. She’s a smart cat. She has, for example, learnt how to operate the cat flap. It took her many nights of scratching, pulling, poking and persistence but she triumphed in the end. One thing she … Continue reading

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Fiction: the primeval simulation programme

Maker of Footprints  is set in the north of Ireland, which is a wonderful place to play out  the dilemmas, loves and tragedies of ordinary people. For far too long we have been a place apart, a place black with bad … Continue reading

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