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I have 108 stories published in 9 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 95169 times and 6 of my stories have been cherry picked.
70 of my 2,058 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 70 votes

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There's a rainbow in my soul
And the rainbow never ends

My stories

steam and track

the surf foam's sliding white to and fro now rise then fall golden dunes shifting sands misty sprays in rainbow sky wind hush rush rush past forever...

strong of faith

the lord bless and show mercy be your comfort and refuge may he keep you from harm in need bring trust bring hope provide in loving abundance may all...

persevering faith enduring love

And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; for the love he had to her. honey sweet brown eyes embrace my riches my hope my treasure how warm how soft...

dread the storm born

breath of love mystery of faith clouds as wings carry a child expecting laden weeps for life sobbing water heavy burden ominous building up in anger...

spear of light

first bolt living lightning flows trembles thunder shiver shudder wet cold fever gives life to alive deed of creation forever moment unending blast...


70 of my comments have received 70 Great Feedback votes

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The Main-Deep

Posted on Wed, 07 Aug 2019

Brilliant. Richard do you know the poem the Main-Deep of James Stephens? I love the ocean I love the sea.& Nolan

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rocking chair

Posted on Thu, 08 Aug 2019

Yes Richard, "somewhere they pause and remember" "generations of childhood". What would a porch be without a rocking chair? A witness from the cradle to the grave, a trusted friend.

By the way I really like the poems more,


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Posted in The Porch

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helen or cleopatra

Posted on Sun, 12 May 2019

Indeed. They say one woman can bring a kingdom to it's knees. The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.

A very good poem and it does make sense but I have to admit I don't understand all of it.

Nolan &

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Posted on Sun, 30 Jun 2019

I know some good ones too, a cowboy one, "played five aces, now playing harp". Here is one for an unknown british soldier simply, "he didn't keep his head down".

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Posted on Tue, 04 Jun 2019

Not quite so funny yes it can actually really be very traumatic to board a train especially when you're a kid and on your own. Or a bus maybe and worst honestly is to board an airplane- overseas. Once I got so terrified on a bus in primary school...

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too beautiful

Posted on Wed, 12 Jun 2019

Beautiful. Too beautiful. Much too beautiful.


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Posted on Sat, 08 Jun 2019

Sad. Very sensitive.

& Cheers Richard

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Posted in Never Alone

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late-night show?

Posted on Mon, 03 Jun 2019

It doesn't make much sense to me Richard, all I can think is the after-midnight show. Heavy going. Anyway it's good.

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Posted in Last Night

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Posted on Sat, 01 Jun 2019

This is very good Richard. Well written. There is gold rush here in SA at the moment, pieces of gold as big as bricks they say. People travel from far but of course it's pyrite it's fools gold it's worthless. Still, the hopefuls come.


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Posted on Thu, 16 May 2019

Your typesetting ends up very small on my screen I can hardly read it. It's Ok. Good, but where does the "Sixty Year Search" come in? Are you telling of how terribly elusive happiness is? Or/and of the afterlife?

Nolan &

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