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The Transience of Life

From that moment you were born A light within your heart has shone While theirs lie buried in their graves Your hopes and dreams would never fade. You’ve proved your cruel detractors wrong Who averred you were to failure born. For every praise you would deserve A crown of laurel…
Robert Carson
20th March 2017
Poetry

Adonis Blue (R.I.P. ALI)

Tho graceful frame no longer floats o’er pugilistic square Nor leads with lethal jab in stinging style beyond compare Such memories are held of Him when skipping ‘round the ring An image of a sporting god who made our young hearts sing He danced as if sweet music played, to…
Richard Gildea
6th June 2016
Poetry

“Should This Day Without Me Dawn”

Remember me who once did pass this way Who felt the warmth of Sun upon their face Who dreamt thru darkest nights of brand new day In learning how to love, didst life embrace Somehow I’ve bid existence "au revoir" Unknowing that which now hath come too soon No more…
Richard Gildea
18th April 2016
Poetry

“Step Inside Love (and stay)”

From hat-check girl in cloakroom guise, twud rise To heights of fame beyond her wildest dreams From humble roots (tho came as no surprise) To all who chanced across her path, it seems From heady days in ‘Cavern Club’ didst soar To reach the very pinnacle of ‘Charts’ From ‘Beatles’…
Richard Gildea
3rd August 2015
Poetry

LLAP (Mr Spock)

As fascinating as my time has been My thirst for knowledge cannot be denied I journey on to what still lies unseen Perchance a place where logic is applied Infinity now beckons from afar Whilst I wish prosper and long life to all By ‘beaming up’ I search out yonder…
Richard Gildea
6th March 2015
Poetry

Final Journey

Through the streets of Wootton Basset The soldier's journey ends This Christmas they'll be sadly missed By families, mates and friends Our thoughts are with their loved ones In this their time of grief We celebrate their bravery Alas their lives were brief They died for Queen and country Like…
David Thompson
20th November 2013
Poetry

For Whom the Bell Tolls – 9/11

What’s happened here this day, this hour, I cannot fathom still Yet here I am embroiled in cause, which seeks alone to kill Forgive this action that I take, in faith that’s notwithstanding Of consequences I believe, beyond one’s understanding Searing heat may take my flesh, yet doth my soul…
Richard Gildea
23rd July 2012
Poetry

Per Ardua Ad Astra

Prop's are turned then chocks are spurned, we all at once take off in flight With flying jackets, goggles too and scarves of silken creamy white Up and up away we fly, high up above into the skies We’ve prayed our prayers, expressed our cares and bid for sure our…
Richard Gildea
23rd July 2012