Poems by James Irvine

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

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A life cycle pedals on

March 12, 2019

Cherished years of innocence, all children loved to play,

Prematurely grew up, from dad’s rules, we dared not stray.

Life’s dull reality, replaced a child’s happy inhibition;

creative exploration, was stifled by adults indecision.

seek and then discover, evolved to boring calculation;

a child’s freedom disappeared, with little compensation.

Anxiety chewed on doubt, food for a child who learnt to fear;

until the fearless and mighty warrior did eventually disappear.

Teen jealousy, peer pressure and life’s ongoing gambles,

temptation for adolescents, left me lying in a shambles.

A quest for tender friendship, or was it lust for my first love,

to rid thoughts of regret and guilt, I found forgiveness up above.

Mature, with a healthy family grown, another deed is done;

that crucial point, another test, a new phase of life begun. . .

Now old, my mind is far from sharp, confusion seems to reign,

I must pass on life’s lessons, to slow my child’s growing pain.

Foresight all but failed with age, it’s difficult to see far ahead,

With a happy wife and family grown, beats loneliness instead.

I summarise; were dreams fulfilled? Or did I evade much strife?

My final thoughts are still with love and contribution to this life.




  • By combining Poetry & 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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