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R.I.P. Pages

Short for Ray's 'Internet Poetry Pages' and it is my contribution to On-line poetry.

All the poems used on these pages, have been selected from my book 'Poems and a wandering philosophy' copies of which are available in either printed format or as an e-book.


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The Wind

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R.I.P (pages) - Of Life & Death

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 January 2015 09:09 Written by Administrator Sunday, 22 June 2014 08:36

thewindsmThe Wind

I have been told by many, that is my strangest piece of work.  This maybe true, because it is a bit mystical and it's not the easiest poem in the world to understand; and yes it is long, but many seem to like it

 

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A New World Born

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R.I.P (pages) - Of Life & Death

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 January 2015 09:14 Written by Administrator Sunday, 22 June 2014 08:31

nwwrldbrnsmll'A New World Born' 

Taken from a poem I first wrote 20 odd years ago, it originally dealt with the after affects on this planet after a nuclear war. But I found it seemed more relevant to global warming and pollution See what you think?

 
 

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Home from the sea

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Last Updated on Saturday, 24 January 2015 09:16 Written by Administrator Sunday, 22 June 2014 08:21

hmefromseasmlll'Home From The Sea'

This is a story of a sailor returning from his journey. Only it's not quite as simple as that. I can only ask that you read on.

 

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A Modern Daydream

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R.I.P (pages) - Of Life & Death

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 January 2015 09:59 Written by Administrator Sunday, 22 June 2014 08:08

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riotssmA Modern Daydream

Having witnessed a few riots over the years, they are not particularly pleasant and more often then not, the innocent suffer the most. large cities are what breed the fuel needed for riots to feed on, and for this reason I stay away from them. I think this poem sums up my inherent dislikes and prejudices about urban existence

 
 

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Sign of the times

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R.I.P (pages) - Of Philosophy & Folly

Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2014 07:11 Written by Administrator Sunday, 22 June 2014 08:02

signoftimes


SIGN OF THE TIMES:

'Sign of the times' Nothing stands still, and the world keeps on turning. But do you know where your going? Do you like this change? Whatever our choices, we must adapt or die.

 

 

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Reason For Thought

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R.I.P (pages) - Of Philosophy & Folly

Written by Administrator Sunday, 22 June 2014 07:55

r4thghtjpgReason For Thought

This is an odd one I have thrown in for no other reason than to give you a few words to think about.

 

 
 

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Acceptance or not

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R.I.P (pages) - Of Philosophy & Folly

Written by Administrator Sunday, 22 June 2014 07:45

acceptornotAcceptance or not

Some of us thrive on diversity, others hate things to be changed or different. Whatever your personal preference, read this and decide for yourself what is right.

 

 

 

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Lost Dedication

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R.I.P (pages) - Of Love and Loss

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:20 Written by Administrator Tuesday, 12 August 2008 22:33

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wintersmThis poem is for the special people I have loved and lost during my travelling days, many of whom I met and grew to love while on the road.  Reading this, you may even be one of them.

 

 
 

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Advice to a Friend

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R.I.P (pages) - Of Philosophy & Folly

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 17:35 Written by Administrator Tuesday, 12 August 2008 16:50

politico2Advice to a Friend' is basically for anyone thinking of becoming a politician. If that's you, then you had better read this - and who knows; it may just help!

 

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Ballad for the dead

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R.I.P (pages) - Of War and Peace

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 June 2014 10:26 Written by Administrator Monday, 11 August 2008 22:13

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b4td1Day by day as we witness new wars, this poem asks a few questions and asks you to remember that "War is the first step for the barbaric, and the last for the civilized."

 

 
 

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Naked flames of twilight

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R.I.P (pages) - Of Love and Loss

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 August 2014 10:35 Written by Administrator Monday, 11 August 2008 06:00

IMG4A little sentimentality never hurt anyone!  Although many sentiments are expressed through hurt and pain.  Naked Flames, like many poems before it, was written in the early hours of a morning many years ago after just breaking up with another of my girlfriends and going back on the road..

 

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A New Day Dawns

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Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2014 06:49 Written by Administrator Monday, 11 August 2008 04:22

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andawnsjpgDuring the early seventies, the threat of nuclear war was an excepted reality. When I left school and joined the military, I honestly believed that a holocaust was inevitable. 'A new day dawning' was the first time I used verse to express my fears, I had just turned sixteen at the time.

 
 

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Reflections

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R.I.P (pages) - Of Love and Loss

Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2014 07:08 Written by Administrator Saturday, 09 August 2008 16:46

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reflectionssmA poem written after I had stopped traveling and settled down in a sort of domestic bliss (sic). We might all ask ourselves sometime in our life 'what would I do if I had the same choice again'.  Would we have married the same girl, taken the same job or travelled on the same road?

 

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A Childs Lament

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R.I.P (pages) - Of War and Peace

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 August 2014 09:48 Written by Administrator Saturday, 09 August 2008 08:33

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atom-bombA childs Lament deals with nuclear weapons, but here I am looking at things from a completely new perspective, that of the atomic bomb itself. 

Well, it's always best to look at things from every side.

 

 
 

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Visions

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R.I.P (pages) - Of War and Peace

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 June 2014 10:29 Written by Administrator Saturday, 09 August 2008 07:49

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Visions

Many years ago, I was caught in a military conflict, in which I received an injury. As I lay in my hospital bed, I had time to think things through, and like many before me, I realized that love & peace where much healthier philosophies than war and strife. This poem originated from that soul searching time.

 

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Tomorrows Song

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R.I.P (pages) - Of Love and Loss

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 17:02 Written by Administrator Friday, 08 August 2008 23:32

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aswebreaksmIs an extract from my book 'The Eagle & Dove' and it is based on a old traditional Gypsy song. It's about heartache and loss and how to come to terms with it.

 

 

 
 

R.I.P (Pages)

The Wind

The Wind

The Wind I have been told by many, that is my strangest piece...
22 June 2014 Read more...
A New World Born

A New World Born

'A New World Born'  Taken from a poem I first wrote 20 odd...
22 June 2014 Read more...
Home from the sea

Home from the sea

'Home From The Sea' This is a story of a sailor returning from...
22 June 2014 Read more...
A Modern Daydream

A Modern Daydream

A Modern Daydream Having witnessed a few riots over the years,...
22 June 2014 Read more...
Sign of the times

Sign of the times

SIGN OF THE TIMES: 'Sign of the times' Nothing stands...
22 June 2014 Read more...
Reason For Thought

Reason For Thought

Reason For Thought This is an odd one I have thrown in for...
22 June 2014 Read more...
Acceptance or not

Acceptance or not

Acceptance or not Some of us thrive on diversity, others hate...
22 June 2014 Read more...
Lost Dedication

Lost Dedication

This poem is for the special people I have loved and lost during...
12 August 2008 Read more...
Advice to a Friend

Advice to a Friend

Advice to a Friend' is basically for anyone thinking of becoming...
12 August 2008 Read more...
Ballad for the dead

Ballad for the dead

Day by day as we witness new wars, this poem asks a few questions...
11 August 2008 Read more...
Naked flames of twilight

Naked flames of twilight

A little sentimentality never hurt anyone!  Although many sentiments...
11 August 2008 Read more...
A New Day Dawns

A New Day Dawns

During the early seventies, the threat of nuclear war was an...
11 August 2008 Read more...
Reflections

Reflections

A poem written after I had stopped traveling and settled down...
09 August 2008 Read more...
A Childs Lament

A Childs Lament

A childs Lament deals with nuclear weapons, but here I am looking...
09 August 2008 Read more...
Visions

Visions

Visions Many years ago, I was caught in a military conflict,...
09 August 2008 Read more...
Tomorrows Song

Tomorrows Song

Is an extract from my book 'The Eagle & Dove' and it is based...
08 August 2008 Read more...

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