I am tired of the lies and the deceit I am tired of all the broken promises You not only manipulated me, but my friends too People tolerate bad relationships For far too long, purely out of habit, But this cruelty has to come to an end I have had enough of your pernicious ways …

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  The solitary bird sings On this quiet and sunny day, I have everything I need Except friends that could not stay. The life cycle trundles on Auld Lang Syne has been sung, We toast a new beginning As the new day has just begun. I have travelled arduous miles To arrive at this stage …

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  Deep and dark was the night that descended upon me No light, no tunnel, no sound Your love had evaporated Into another solar dimension No heat, no appetite, no rebound I thought we were walking To the beat of our hearts No more, no hope, no inbound I will start at the beginning again …

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  The high ground is safe, above all the turmoil, away from the collective angst. Secure from the hordes below, and separated from the gregarious followers of the trends. Casting one eye along the valley and the other to the sky, watching and waiting For the light of dawn to shine on the truth, and …

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The Saltire and Lion Rampant Flutter in the cool summer breeze, As we march to the slow drum Underneath the sunlit trees. We are here to honour The passing of one of our own, A good and honourable friend Who has departed for home. He has taken the low road* And will be in Scotland …

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In the clip below, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is talking about Ted Yoho and other men who seem to think it is acceptable to speak to women in a disrespectable manner.  This is not about politics; this is about humans treating other humans in a dignified manner. She puts her points across very eloquently. People like Yoho …

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  The shadow of the crow glides over the loch, Salmon propel themselves rapidly upstream. The blackcock are burbling on the breeding ground And small groups of roe deer may be seen. The dawn’s sunlight spreads into corners, Lighting up the darkness of the land And casting rays upon the malevolence, That seeps into the …

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  Slowly, one by one, the petals started to fall from you, But you always had a brave face during times of difficulty. No one would even realise your end was near as you took it all in your stride, Your skies were always blue when mine were dark and gloomy. Now your journey has …

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The love that we share is no ordinary love, It is an inseparable love that will never die. Our relationship will not be marred by external influences From humans, finances or divorce lawyers. Our loyalty to each other is indelible And our souls are entwined in a bond that can never be torn apart.

When the clock approaches 12 And I am all alone waiting For the sound of the bell And you walk right in to my arms Teasing pleasing and resplendent, Kissing holding touching moaning Pleasing smiling and promising, Another year of your magical spell