It’s not your fault,I know, I know,It’s not your fault,Yes I understand,It’s not your fault,I feel your pain,It was done to you when,You were, oh, so young,It was pain when you craved love,And the only light was dark,So you’ve sought so much help,To set you freeFrom what’s gone before,Brutal, callous, undeserved. But it is your … Continue reading It’s Not Your Fault
What Do I Do?
What do I do?When I can’t believe like you,Think like you,Read like you,Hope like you,Tell me,What do I do? How will it end?When I can’t walk the same path,Even admire the view,Believe it’s gone this far,Thinking we’re lostI’m turning around,How will it end? Can we think so differently?On such basic life stuff,Has life changed us … Continue reading What Do I Do?
Hey Pogue, Monday morning. The clank of the letter box and, here I am with thoughts born of wisdom. Good morning. This week I’ve been thinking about how we form judgements of other people often based on very little actual knowledge. Do you think there might be something slightly wrong in this? Be careful who … Continue reading Monday Musing
I choose you And bid you Come away with meSo our hearts may become as oneAnd our days will run togetherWe will be indistinguishable As when rivers mergeThey will not tell us apart.You will take all of meThe best and alas the worstIt will be yoursTo do with as you pleaseAnd I will be better … Continue reading Given
A Wedding Address
Reading. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, … Continue reading A Wedding Address
Every day is a day nearer.
Iceland calling Pogue, Hi, from the land of fire and ice, and here I am in my Airbnb, looking out the window. There across the fields, about 10km away is an active volcano! No one warned us of this and the locals quite calmly tell you about it because it’s a tourist attraction. So we … Continue reading Every day is a day nearer.
Trust is life
Morning Pogue, The rattle of the letterbox and here I am, on your doormat, vanilla envelope, first class stamp, no expenses spared. So, what diamond of wisdom do I bring you today? Well, it’s all about trust and isn’t that what life’s about? We exercise trust in so very many situations. You opened this fine … Continue reading Trust is life
Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now
Pogue, Sometimes you see entertainment shows where the guest is asked; ”if you could meet anybody who would it be?” I always find myself spending time trying to establish who I would like to meet. My list is exceedingly small because, well, they say you shouldn’t meet your hero’s, at least not if they are … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now
Tie Your Camel – An Afterthought, Or Three.
If someone tells you you hurt them, you don’t get to decide you didn’t.Louis C.K. Even the strongest feelings expire when ignored and taken for granted.Anon When you’re always there for people they stop appreciating you because your favours are now an expectationAnon If you find yourself asking: “Was it me?”, it probably was. Don’t … Continue reading Tie Your Camel – An Afterthought, Or Three.
Mental Boundaries – Tie Your Camel.
Pogue, You know I’ve been writing to you recently about my mental health. Two or three letters. That I’ve been taking a step back and becoming the observer of my thoughts and feelings which, lately, has led to me becoming a little fed up with people around me. However, standing back and taking a long … Continue reading Mental Boundaries – Tie Your Camel.
Songs To …What I’m Listening To Now.
Dear Pogue, You know what? Your mother and I met 41 years ago this week! And we’re still together, an item, a couple. I’m guessing that in todays world that’s quite an achievement. Yes we met young but here we are all these years later😊 So this week I’ve been listening to this song which … Continue reading Songs To …What I’m Listening To Now.
Songs To …What I’m Listening To Now.
Well Pogue, After yesterdays letter I thought what more appropriate to listen to than Time by Pink Floyd. You’ve got to love a bit of Floyd! So I played it, and of course then you have to listen to the whole album which it comes from, Dark Side Of The Moon, an absolute classic. And … Continue reading Songs To …What I’m Listening To Now.
Dear Pogue, Do you think God is really bothered? A strange, and maybe troubling question for a Monday morning you’re thinking. Go on. Push back with “Of course God’s bothered. God is Love and love is always bothered. It wants the best”. Nice reply, but let me add some illumination to my question. Every so … Continue reading Monday Musing
Songs To Pogue… What I’m Listening To Now
What’s Up Pogue, Here’s a song that tells a story of those moments of pleasure that make up our fondest memories. And there are those special unique moments such as your first kiss, or maybe that night you spent with friends and you wished it would never end. All the cosmic tumblers were lined up … Continue reading Songs To Pogue… What I’m Listening To Now
I am the…Devil?
Well Pogue, I’m beginning to think that I’ve discovered my superpower! I’m assuming that these youthful good looks don’t count as a superpower? No? I thought not. Shame. You have to try. Anyway, my superpower? I lead people astray. I can do it with ease and often they don’t even know it’s happening. So, am … Continue reading I am the…Devil?
Prayer, I still don’t understand (3)
Pogue, There’s a word, a concept, that is largely lost in todays world. In fact, you probably won’t even use the word unless you’re a lawyer. The word is covenant, a covenant being a contract, a binding pledge between two parties. As said, whilst in our day it is a term largely used by legal … Continue reading Prayer, I still don’t understand (3)
Pogue, A new week starts. I’m back on a road trip…at last and, as the norm for road trips we started our day in a coffee shop, this time in Bamburgh. Yes I’m in Northumberland where I’ve never been and it’s only 260 miles from home but that’s a long way for an Englishman😎. So … Continue reading Monday Musings.
Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now
Pogue, This is a very indulgent letter. I received an email from a lady who had chosen to share a moment of vulnerability with me. I was humbled that someone who is just a few steps beyond being a stranger should chose me to share something that, despite the context, was precious. I thanked her, … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now
For All The Lovers
Love is immensely deep and in many aspects unfathomable. The volumes of prose, the outpouring of tormented poets, the hours of study all bear witness to this. But, paradoxically, it is simple, so simple and when we find it we know with a childlikeness that expels doubt. As said, I have been reading around the … Continue reading For All The Lovers
There’s a line that says…
Dear Pogue, There's a verse in your Bible that has Jesus telling his followers, about prayer, "Whatever you ask in my name, believing, will be fulfilled". That's the Wic paraphrase version in case you are wondering but it gives the gist. You've read it? Thoughts? So, is this some sort of magic solution to all … Continue reading There’s a line that says…
I don’t want your silver.
Dear Pogue, I think one of the things in life that I find hard is trusting people. I am sure that this trait has been preceded by a lot of life experiences on all levels. I don’t trust easily. So when I tell you that ‘I trust You’, please don’t make me regret it.Anon I … Continue reading I don’t want your silver.
God talks a lot but I don't always want to listen.
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