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Poetry

So much more than this

If for me a plan thou have, pray tell me of it now I need your guidance in this hour of heartache and complete despair Just a sign to take away the harrowed scene before my eyes Or let the shadows fall on me, if this be time of my…
Richard Gildea
4th April 2012
Poetry

The Faceless Ones

We look out on the world at large with very different eyes to see Darkest sights engaged with sense of what and if, we’re never free To hold a life within our hands, to take and save in equal sway Be judged by God above Himself, for actions taken on…
Richard Gildea
10th March 2012
Poetry

End of Time

My life changed forever that day The day sorrows true meaning was fully expressed; No words exchanged between us, just a connection beyond normal experience Almost two score years have passed; You have never left me You have been by my side during every waking moment, through every sleepless night…
Richard Gildea
2nd March 2012
Poetry

Clouded Conscience

I have tried to clear my mind of actions and consequences Several outcomes have failed to compensate No matter how it all began, through trial and tribulation Changing just one fragment of the day could have saved a thousand lifetimes. Would that we could start again, tread a different path…
Richard Gildea
2nd March 2012
Poetry

“Breath Of Life”

His life was not meant to end this day Holding him close, the rhythm of my heart beats in desperation All else has failed, one last hope Lord kiss my breath with life; Do not let it end this way The feel of his touch upon my lips, no response,…
Richard Gildea
8th February 2012
Poetry

“Dream Walker”

I am the one who walks through your dreams, without explanation or reason to be You witnessed me there on that darkest of days, when your heart was drowning in grief's still waters The joyful abandon, of him playing with friends Brought to an end in fate's cruel employ I…
Richard Gildea
8th February 2012
Poetry

“Words Are Not Enough”

I can hear the heart rending wail of a Mother bereaved The life of her Son, cut short without explanation Above the sound of a myriad voices, the cry from her being demands to be heard Greater pain can never be borne, than to lose the child you have carried,…
Richard Gildea
8th February 2012
Poetry

Twenty two years

Twenty two years of loyal service, nothing to show for that A little red book and a few medals, he had managed to keep his hat Action in conflict seen too often, thanks never given enough Now a life alien to him, alone on the street living rough A discharge…
David McDonald
14th July 2011
Poetry

Big Issue, Big Issue

Big issue, big issue no thanks not today Big issue big issue get out of my way! You sent me to war; don’t you see who I was? Look what’s become of me, do you know the cause? Big issue, big issue move it sunshine! Big issue, big issue I…
David McDonald
14th July 2011
Poetry

No life for a Soldier

He moved between the dark of shadows, no chances would he take Well aware of the consequence, stay quiet and be furtive for your own sake They could be waiting round the corner, though you usually heard the noise An enemy that took pleasure in giving pain, they were just…
David McDonald
14th July 2011