Poems by James Irvine

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Short stories, 3DPoetry, Poetpics, Photopoetry & philosophy by James Irvine

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Life can be riveting

March 13, 2019

Born of an era of tools & machines,

Is this the last remaining part?

A pop rivet represents all my dreams,

an emotion, which tears me apart.

        A chrome steel stem, an alloy cap,

        a sign of this forgotten race;

        a mere token or souvenir to recall

        as a tear rolls down my face.

Once shining with its silver coat,

just waiting patiently for a need;

now scratched, scored and useless

seems such a lonely figure indeed.

        Although the cold empty factory,

        sent chills right down my spine;

        decades of memories disappeared,

        a significant part of it was mine.

This is appropriate to keep a rivet,

as a reminder of those days,

of manufacturing and fixing things,

so my memories will not haze.

        But why this, I ask, with a wry smile;

        not a spanner or halve rounded file?

       Well it reminds me of a life once lived,

       discarded and swept up in life’s pile.

Collecting life’s material items,

corrupts and sways our leaning;

dry those tears, release my fears,

my life has found new meaning.

        God has a plan for each and every one,

        that each of us should follow;

        My time has come to cut these chains,

        a past life, I must now swallow.




  • By combining Poetry into a photograph you get POETPICS or PHOTOPOETRY.

  • A phrase of philosophy integrated into a photograph = PHILOETRY

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  • See how this and other poems play a part in the Story 'Finding Harvey’, crafting another dimension of creative writing = 3D-Poetry.​


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