‘The Tales: 1-15’ (2016)

The First Tale He paid no mind when his finger tip felt the familiar snag of the chip. The chip, a comforter. Each time his finger felt the rough edge of the chip the memory of his own love, his own soulmate came into his and the time she made the chip… The Second Tale…

St. Petersburg, Russia (2000)

I visited St Petersburg fourteen years ago (a gasp of realisation at how long its been), whilst I was a European Volunteer in Jyvaskyla, Finland. Given the protocols and procedures needed to get into the country, it can be seen as a once in a lifetime experience…reading this took me back to not only the…

‘Journey To The Line’ (2014)

(To appreciate this poem I would like you to listen to this piece of music whilst you read it https://youtu.be/TG9-j3eevL4) Autumn The early morning damp fills my nose I step out and close the creaky door Behind me sleeps my beloved wife Our adorable, precious children Behind me now sleeps my life Returned Altered but…

Srebrenica: A Personal Account

Stunned was the immediate feeling I felt when I arrived in Srebrenica. Walking around seeing the houses destroyed and the bullet and shell holes marking the walls made me realise that I was no longer sat in a comfortable armchair in a safe and warm house watching a film or reading a book, I was…

‘The Voices Amongst The Leaves’

Through the wooded hills Amongst the undergrowth Crouches a thumping heartbeat Hidden deeply with hope The ghosts, the memories Flood Srebrenica town The memories, the ghosts When evil came down and cleansed the ground Walking along the streets The past remains alive The bullet holes in walls The women who survive The ghosts, the memories…