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
Confronted with the issueRequiring an answerI looked from all sides,I turned it inside out,My own knowledge I searchedThe world I referenced,I plundered the outer limitsWhere stars are set to guard wisdom,Then I knew answers and moreOh, so much moreFor my gift was in playAnd I saw everythingEven beyond to the consequencesLike cosmic tumblers falling in … Continue reading My Curse
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?
Morning Pogue, A few years ago I went on a tour of the World War 1 battlefields travelling throughout France and Belgium. One evening I found myself in a restaurant on the town square in Ypres, Belgium. As I sat my attention was drawn to a group of English school children who were noisily passing … Continue reading Monday Musing
Songs To Pogue…What I’m listening to now.
Here’s one for you Pogue, I’m in the gym today, working out, and the musics playing. It’s in the background and I’m aware of some old songs and the…I’m totally engaged. It’s a song I haven’t heard before but it’s got me and I’m putting down the weights and going to check what and who … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m listening to now.
I rode a Harley DavidsonIt was a cool machineBut before long I came to dreadThe hours it took to cleanOften you find me on bended kneeTrying to give the chrome a sheenI’d ride across the countrysideSeated in an easy styleMatched by the lazy paceAs I enjoyed mile after mileAnd when I took my helmet offYou’d … Continue reading The Bike
Morning Pogue, I did something yesterday that I haven’t done in a while, I went to church. You know I have a long and chequered history with the church and after being a regular attender for a long, long time, parted company with them. I would now say, when asked why I left, that the … Continue reading Monday Musing
Reading what’s not there
I’m currently reading what’s not there,It’s taken too long to see Between the lines there are gapsGaps that say so much,It’s what I’m not toldThe things not saidThe omissions waiting to revealThe things I shouldn’t know,But the whole picture seldom is completeSo you’ll forgive me please For reading into what’s not been saidFor pillaging your … Continue reading Reading what’s not there
Jesus- Things we really know.
So Pogue, I have continued my thoughts around Jesus and my search for the “Real Jesus”. To begin with I have drawn together the things that seem common in the Biblical record and are generally accepted. Let’s start with his birth which is recorded as having taken place in Bethlehem, his mother being Mary and … Continue reading Jesus- Things we really know.
My shadow grew longAs I walked awayThe sun shone down behind meI had not realisedHow bright it wasUntil my shadow spoke to me The woods were agedAnd dense with growthI walked for hoursLost in thoughtBut then the woodsman cameFinally I saw the trees Music has filled my daysAn undemanding companionOccupying the spaceBut then I foundI … Continue reading Long Shadow
Songs Too Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.
Pogue, I have a favourite bench in the woods where I walk. To get there I have to climb across two or three fields, walk up a gully and there it is, surrounded by aged trees. Where’s the song in that? Well it is a place of peace and solitude that I come to, often … Continue reading Songs Too Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.
Recently my mind has become a depository of rhyming words Stacked ever higher against the day of needLike a library with groaning shelvesBooks awaiting to reveal secrets yet untold,And now I find my vice become a habitWithout knowing it a collector I’ve become,But for all the resource I possessI still toil over lines that don’t … Continue reading Free Verse
Hi Pogue, Over the last few weeks I’ve found occasional moments when I have unwittingly slipped into dark thoughts. And believe me there is plenty of reason to go to that place. One episode of the daily news has the potential to send a weak mind into a tail spin. But in so many situations, … Continue reading Monday Musings
Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.
Pogue, If I ever put together a top 10 albums of all time Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan would be in the top 5. I originally bought it the week it was released and played it to death. It never bored me😎It wasn’t so much the music as the words that Bob put … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.
The Search For Jesus
Pogue, Further to my email last week on Jesus I’ve continued musing and thinking about how I can discover the “real” Jesus. Is that even possible after all this time? Here’s a thing. Have you ever thought that Paul, the Apostle, never knew Jesus. And that’s important I’m thinking because they were men of a … Continue reading The Search For Jesus
Dear Pogue, Forgive me! This started as a short thought and just kept growing! I have been noticing that amongst people there is often a need to be right. Have you ever noticed that? And being right, there is then a need to prove that they are right. I am sure there are all sorts … Continue reading Monday Musing
Things That Go Bump In The Night
They come after darkWhen my eyes are tight shut,As I drift between worldsIn search of some well deserved rest,Quietude’s balm is all I desireAs I’ve wrestled all dayWith a tumultuous world,The troubling thoughtsThat others createAnd hand me like giftsOr place in my careSo as consciousness subsides,At the very end of my day,As I slide into … Continue reading Things That Go Bump In The Night
Pogue, I guess we’ve both been around a few churches in our time. I remember sitting in one and being approached by a man who proceeded to ask me: “Do you know Jesus” and then continued to tell me that I definitely need a personal relationship with Jesus if I was going to achieve heaven. … Continue reading Which Jesus?
Morning Pogue, I once sat and did some maths to find out if I hadn’t had children how old I would have been before I could have afforded an Aston Martin. I could have owned one a long time ago🥴 But now I wouldn’t thank you for giving me one, or anything else prestigious for … Continue reading Monday Musing
Sometimes there’s nothing to sayBut the desire to say something is strongThe need to create rises up insideAgainst the fear that all is lostThen I’ll just write whatever I findIn the belief inspiration will come Sometimes there’s nothing to sayI have no wisdom to giveAnd despite the need for an answerThe need for some hopeAll … Continue reading Nothing
Morning Pogue, And a cold one it is🥶. But the sky’s clear and there is a stillness in the air which is welcoming. So much we get for free, everyday, that I’m sure goes unnoticed. And here’s my musing which arose from a walk I took in the woods yesterday. I am blessed in so … Continue reading Monday Musing
I seek the wordsOthers no longer use,Found by the wayside In states of disrepair,Neglected and unfashionableIn need of attentionAnd some loving care.Some can be brushed down,Others need much moreBut each was onceThe vehicle of meaningThe carrier of feelingPathways to understandingWinged messengersHermes, each and everyone,Worthy of time spentCollecting and relaying to pagesTo touch the minds of … Continue reading Words
Out To Play.
I have a nice, nice friendWhose been sick for many days,She starts to get betterBut the ailment won’t go away,And me, all filled with empathyFind myself writing just to sayI’m currently feeling equally illSo on the settee I now lay,Kindly you’ve wished me betterSo I return affection and prayHealth will fill your houseAnd you’ll soon … Continue reading Out To Play.
Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now
Pogue, First one of the New Year. A little late? Yeah, life’s been busy and, to my shame, I’ve not done much listening🥺. But I’m back! And this morning, for some obscure reason, I found myself listening to a song I first heard 50 years ago😳 Here we are at the start of another year, … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now
Hi Pogue, For a long time, had you asked me what was the opposite of love I would have said hate. I mean, it just seemed obvious. But as time has carried me on through the journey we call life I have changed my thoughts. I would now, if asked, say fear. Some may say … Continue reading Monday Musing
No Fear Here
We will lose everything we love, including our lives — so we might as well love without fear, for to fear a certainty is wasted energy that syphons life of aliveness. Maria Popova, Resolutions for a Life Worth Living: Attainable Aspirations Inspired by Great Humans of the Past in the The Marginalian
I made a mistake onceSomewhere on the wayI didn’t do it againUntil the other day,I felt something was missingAnd now I must sayI’m really, really tryingTo make one each day,I admit it’s not so easyI’m trying to not delayBut please, please appreciateWith life I’m having to play.I want to be quite human I’d be glad … Continue reading Mistakes
Why Are We Not Better Than We Are?
Dear Pogue, Tell me, why are we not better than we are? Why are we not better people? Why are so many lives marked by pain, worry and depression. Why do we sit on the edge of an ecological disaster which we have no overwhelming collective desire to avert? Why do we wake each morning … Continue reading Why Are We Not Better Than We Are?
I went to the trees todayFor I was weary and sad,I went to the trees todayTo escape the world that pursued me,I went to the trees todayBecause I felt no one understood,I went to the trees todayI needed friends who listened.
Happy New Year Pogue, The first post of the New Year and, in honesty, it’s been hard to get back to writing after the Christmas period. It’s that time of year when I find my space filled and completely occupied by others. This season has been no different and perhaps busier than previous ones. You … Continue reading Monday Musing
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