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If The World Seems Cold To You

To fan the flames within each temp’rate heart May prove to be beyond the scope of Man So insular our lives (when lived apart) Have long since been bereft of caring plan Where once each neighbour added to our day With oft' familiar greetings and warm smile Tis loneliness (in…
Richard Gildea
3rd June 2016
Poetry

“Narrator of the Spaces in between”

Midst ‘tales to tell’ we move (who scribe the void) Betwixt both metaphor and lit’ral rhyme Descriptive phrase so oft’ by choice employed When spouting forth, thru ‘once upon a time’ Yet what is left unsaid intrigues the mind Of all who chance to read its varied form For poetry…
Richard Gildea
3rd June 2016
Poetry

La Mer (berceau des rêves)

Held whispers caught in shells (divest of sound) Hath linger’d long until such time to fly Beyond the seas where hope filled dreams abound On Gull like wings traversing azure sky Perchance love’s call may yet invoke response If harken’d to by one attuned to same A heart in sync…
Richard Gildea
1st June 2016
Poetry

“Don’t Leave Me This Way”

Within ‘The Keep’ I’ve now been kept (confused) No charge of treason, nor of Regicide Above my head a gibbet hangs (unused) Such cost incurred, as here I now reside Twas early morn before the Sun’s arise As I didst formulate the day’s advance Yon ramparts to be scaled, despite…
Richard Gildea
30th May 2016
Poetry

Rid the Night of Grey

Now cloak’d in shadows (form’d thru sacrifice) ‘The Darkness’ comes when least expected to For those among who paid said ‘highest price’ Such ‘torments’ doth avoid within review Yet each in turn would gladly suffer same Perchance life’s path twas set on diff’rent course If they, not I, survived the…
Richard Gildea
30th May 2016
Poetry

“To Feel My Daughter’s Kiss”

Thru ‘call of life’ which took me far from home Beyond yon windswept shores, o’er mountains high Across said ‘seven seas’ was free to roam Yet none couldst know the pain in each goodbye Adventure beckoned from an early age (Such wanderlust I held for distant lands) All cultures old…
Richard Gildea
5th May 2016
Poetry

Parthenope’s Sister – (Florence)

No Nightingale e’er trill’d sweet song as she When educated Sister caught one’s ear In answer to God’s call, her plea twud be “Give hope to strick'n soldiers in Crimea” Thru Nursing didst propose to ease their pain Midst training hand pick’d staff to fight disease “Poor sanitation” was where…
Richard Gildea
9th March 2016
Poetry

“I Plead the Fifth”

"One’s right to silence must not be infringed" As founding Fathers ‘stated’ long ago For truth (as last resort) on this law hinged Whilst others pressed for answers even so Incrimination may result from same As uttered phrase can’t then in turn, retract Should legal teams then chide; perchance defame…
Richard Gildea
5th March 2016