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Poems by Paul under the name James Millar .
Paul (James) recently has had published his second book of poetry which is called "Dreamland"
His first book is entitled"Poetry in Motion".
Both books cover a wide variety of subjects including a number on love and romance, pieces on theatre, music, travel and other aspects of life itself, some happy, and others looking at some of the various problems and pressures facing people in society today.
These are available from Amazon and are also on Kindle.
As I strolled the streets of my home town
I thought back to the days
to the times when I was young
and was endlessly amazed
at the world that lay before me and the challenges I’d face
but with that youthful optimism
that sense of wonder on my face.
Each turning brought back memories
distant echoes of the past
awakening long forgotten moments
the future still an unknown land.
Some people smiled and waved a welcome
some stopped briefly for a chat
we’d reminisce and talk of days gone by
school friends and where they’re at.
We’d say how well the other looked
how they hadn’t changed a bit
the compliment of course returned
though there may have been no truth in it.
For in reality we all had aged
though some had suffered more than most
where life had not been kind to them
they looked beaten, tired and lost.
Others they looked happy settled and content
success and luck had come their way
their dreams had all been met.
While we laughed and looked back to our youth
the years just slipped away
this was our town where we were born
where we’d lived and loved and played.
As for me I’d moved many years ago
but not too far away
and the link was never broken
as was evident today.
The town still had its problems
its fair share of poverty
but much of it now prospered
there was hope, vitality.
It was built by those who’d gone before
built on sweat and tears
and I am proud to say it’s my home town
that pride will never disappear.
Poem from "Dreamland"
Their Rock in Life.
Her life had not been easy as she struggled day by day
to put food on the table working hard to pay her way.
Her husband he was long since gone leaving her to cope
with two boys, a baby on the way and very little hope.
Her obligations there were many, her resources they were few
but despite the endless struggles she worked hard to see it through.
Small in stature, big in heart, the epitomé of grit,
luxuries few and far between her children they came first.
She was like so many others the real heroes in our lives
selfless, caring, loving, real people with real lives.
Her name will never be in lights but I’m sure she means much more
to those who know and love her and the children she adored.
Sample poem from
"Poetry in Motion"