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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A white light in the distance

March 12, 2019

My rational thought just disappeared,

Heart rate high, confrontation is weird;

No fast talking words can assist my escape;

to stand here and fight, is emotional rape.   

Innocent bystander, I watched vandals deface;

outnumbered, if I live, tis surely God’s grace!

Forced to the ground, mouth covered by tape,

I must try to forgive, their intolerable state.

Agonising pain, as kicks and punches aim to slay,

my head thuds into a rail, painful memories today,

Unbearable beating, as I hear ribs snap or break;   

final thoughts of rescue, I fear are much too late.

Train engine approaching, laden with freight.

unconscious, left bleeding, such a terrible fate!

I stir from this nightmare, am I still on the rails?

Will I die on the track, near rusty sleeper’s nails?

Bright light is not Heaven, nor a train that runs late,

Instead, it’s a white lamp, on my Hospital bed’s gate.



  • 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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