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Click here to hear the poem read aloud: You you think you’re old you meet someone you have no new words to say you think of every phrase you know they all sound dull and so clichéd but you write … Continue reading

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Contrary January’s Imaginary Quandary

AnElephantCant solve his dilemma He finds himself in a pickle-filled quandary Tries the Nickel and Dime Can’t buy a good rhyme To start this absolutely brilliant blog about January AnElephant isn’t a big fan of Astrology So there is one … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mr Burns

AnElephantCant write poetry like Rabbie But then of course nobody can It is almost a crime To pen this silly rhyme As a tribute to an exceptional man January 25th is the birthday of Scotland’s National Bard, the much-loved Robert … Continue reading

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Je Suis Charlie

Je Suis Charlie Yesterday – Saturday – in Medville, there was a tribute to Charlie Hebdo. Events like this took place in cities, towns and villages across France and, I am sure, much further afield. There will be more today. … Continue reading

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Man’s Inhumanity to Man Makes Countless Thousands Mourn*

I have seen them in many parts of the world. From Scotland to Canada and the USA. From France to Australia. Each one rips at my soul. But the saddest thing about War Memorials, strangely enough, is not the heart-breaking … Continue reading

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This is the land

This is the Land This is the land of Robert Burns Of William Wallace too Of Baird and Bell and Smith and Hume All Scottish through and through  This is the land of loch and glen Of rivers and fields … Continue reading

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The Joke

The Joke Almost everyone knows this joke. Gabriel sees God making the world. He watches in amazement as God creates a land of mighty Munros clad in purple heather, great lochs, and fast flowing rivers, teeming with salmon and trout. … Continue reading

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