Poetic Works

Welcome to my collection of poetry. I began writing when I was 17 and only stopped after I was married in 1998. I guess life just did not leave enough room there for a while as there was never a conscious choice made to stop; and I certainly had the inspiration with Judy and then the children, so time is all I can put it down to.

Most of these poems are pretty self explanatory from their content. I will try to give context where required and if my memories on the circumstances are solid. Anyway, please enjoy them as they are added.

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Twisted Perceptions
Twisted Perceptions
This was written on 12/12/1994. Wow. Another dark one during December. What the hell was going on in my head? Haha. Who knows. Twisted Perceptions Deep within the caverns...
Here With Me
Here With Me
No explanation for this one except to say when life offers you a moment such as this, you take it with both hands. Here With Me So many years...
Haunted
Haunted
This was completed on 18/9/2015. It was the third poem since Judy left us and is fairly self explanatory. The most vivid memory I have of her service is...
Missing You
Missing You
This was the second poem I wrote after losing Judy. It was written over two nights just after my birthday and completed on the 15/9/2016. I think it is...
Short Ones
Short Ones
These are a few short poems I have written over the years that are not long enough for a page of their own. I thought I’d just throw a...
The Awakening
The Awakening
I wrote this particular piece when I was a mere 19 years old. Though not your typical rhyming poem, it is written with a poets emotion. The young girl...
Field Of Dreams
Field Of Dreams
This was written in June of 1993. It is pure fiction inspired by the the joy of life and love which surrounds us all.   Field Of Dreams Standing...
Always
Always
This is the 4th poem written since Judy passed away. I began writing this just prior to Christmas but ran into a bit of a block for a while....
Heavens Offering
Heavens Offering
After the last 2 entries I thought I would lighten the mood a little. This poem was written for Judy about eight months after we started dating. It sums...
A Love Without Question
A Love Without Question
This piece was written a month after To Dance With The Devil. I was obviously still feeling the effects of the events. A Love Without Question To where do...
To Dance With The Devil
To Dance With The Devil
So this is the follow up to Beneath a Diamond Sky. My fiance arrived in town the night before my 21st birthday. She seemed a little down but would...
Beneath A Diamond Sky
Beneath A Diamond Sky
I was 20 years old and engaged at the time I wrote this on Sept 1st 1993. My fiance lived in Brisbane and was due to visit for my...
In A Darkened Room
In A Darkened Room
I was a big metal head in my youth. I loved hard rock and heavy metal music. One of my favourite bands was Skid Row. Sebastian Bach has the...
Enlightenment
Enlightenment
This poem was written in January 1993 during a very dark period. The symbolism is fairly simple. The forest is a representation of life at the time and the...
Hand in Hand
Hand in Hand
This was written in January of 1992. While not my first attempt at writing it was the first one where I felt I had achieved my aim. I hope...
Half A Heart
Half A Heart
This was written within the first few weeks after Judy passed away. As you can imagine it felt like my soul had been ripped apart, so I could only...
An Elven Tragedy
An Elven Tragedy
I wrote this particular piece in February of 1994. I have always loved my fantasy stories like Tolkien, Eddings, and numerous others. For a long time I had wanted...