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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Wisdom can be your best friend

March 12, 2019

Life lessons are for losers, who did not listen early on,

venture into the unknown, and we always walk alone.

Do we know the truth about, all things great and tall?

When I analyse the lot, my knowledge is quite small.

The more I learn the more I know, how little I have learnt,

hard work instead of working smart, leaves me very burnt.

Can I avoid these hard lessons, that life must often serve,

my desire after all, is to have just as much as I deserve.

Wisdom is not a scholarship, but the apprenticeship of life,

it helps you make right choices, and keeps you out of strife.

Before we learn by attrition, without any outside help,

old age consumes wisdom, to erase what we may have felt.

So listen very carefully to wiser heads who erred before,

as wisdom is your best friend, if wise words are kept in store.




  • 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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