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Save Our City

Lockdown has taken its toll on this fine city; penalised longer than anywhere else. Under the guise of recycling more trash, GGC has cut...

Before you Go

Get a life and live it to the full; you never know when it ends. Don't fret or worry, have fun; a walk in the park enjoy the sun. Spend...

A Gesture of Love

A bunch of flowers sitting on the table; roses and chrysanthemums. A symbol of love from one woman to another, daughter to mother. A...

Take a deep breath

The sun shines, even when it's raining and the sky is grey. He's merely taken his hat off; taking a nap. But when he wakes and splits the...

Talking to myself

Rain and wind compete in this wild place, Glencoe; the land of my ancestors is an awesome sight. My eyes and ears are open, seeking a...

Nancy and Me Part one

Granny seemed old to me; I was six; She was fifty, and she dyed her hair. My mind might be playing tricks, but she looked like Elizabeth...

Managerialism

KPIs, PDPs and revalidation are all required for registration; is it conduct, or capability to get rid of this liability? Managers needed...

One in a Million

Mrs Elliot, or ‘golly gosh’ as she was called, but not to her face, was a really great math teacher. She had short brown curly hair, and...

Bow the knee, you sinners

He was rather eccentric, this pastor of the local Pentecostal church. He had this habit of smacking his lips during his rather lengthy...

Finding Mary

Overdue but finally came; thank God I passed, and made the grade. I’m running out of steam, it’s true; three weeks behind and feeling...

The Building Bricks

She was born in the midst of a rocky marriage; no horse and carriage, but a Russian Lada to take her home. She fed and slept well,...

The Forgotten

He looks at her, and says, ‘You’re mine, don’t stray or I will make you pay with your life, never doubt; I will always find out. Give me...

It's my time

Counting down till it’s time to take the navy shirt off the line. The biggest exit role; will I still feel whole? All the hullabaloo that...

Heading Home

The journey over, he sits down; eats some food and yawns. Six hours or more he travelled to come home to Glasgow. Ten long years away...

Mary the cat

I think I’ll lie down, stretch out; it’s always nice on the big high couch. In the sun spot, I can feel the warmth until she comes in...

Mary the hare

Busy, busy, busy; always in a hurry. No time to worry or wait We must be there for half past eight Alert, aloof, but always right; until...

Mary the hedgehog

Mary the hedgehog- a peculiar creature; shy and worried every time you meet her. Prickly at times, sometimes hitting the bigger girls if...

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