Poems by James Irvine

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Marina Kent Irvine (Nee Christie). Who always encouraged my creative writing and believed that if we are willing, we can find our way.  


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

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What have I got to lose?

March 15, 2019

Prisoners of war their torturous times;

how could they endure so much pain?

Accident victims & survivors what’s more;

just how much of their hurt will remain?

How can I compare, what I endure,

to those thousands that suffered before?

What is my threshold; how much can I bear;

as these tears and throbbing build more!

My face is now swollen; the smile well removed;

Insanity hijacks all thoughts of deep sleep.

I must display courage, to the world I will prove,

although my outlook, seems dismally bleak!

Today is the day, I must turn away;

from personal pride, and stubborn intent.

Sound reasoning is masked, by incredible pain;

to my faith, I leave the final judgement.

Can surgery cure what drugs could not endure?

Sadly, I see few options left to choose!

The Doctor suggests radical deep surgery;

my response; well, what have I got to lose?

Desperately I wait, in this comfortable chair,

I must now face up to the terrible truth;

that the greatest of pain, and my one deepest fear;

was simply an infected tooth!





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

  • A phrase of philosophy integrated into a photograph = PHILOETRY

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  • Search for my auto signature © James Irvine (hidden within Poetry Photographs)

  • 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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