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Ian Beckett

Updated: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:04 am

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A global traveller whose day job funds his passion for writing. Lives in Dublin and Vienna. Happily married to girl who petted my tortoise at my 8th birthday party. Publications:- A Gentle Madness - 2013 - ISBN: 978-1-304-16159-8 First Love - 2011 - ISBN: 978-1-4477-3086-6 Butterflies for Breakfast - 2009 - ISBN: 978-1-4452-0961-6 Reflections - on the road - 2009 ISBN: 978-1-4092-7104-8 Also available for Kindle and iTunes Collections:- Comfort in Patterns - 2013 - ISBN: 978-1-304-53792-8 Traces - 2011 - ISBN: 978-1-4478-0549-6 Growing Old With You - 2011 - ISBN: 978-1-4478-1209-8 Poems of Love & Passion - 2009 - ISBN: 978-1-4452-1071-1 50 is only half way to 100 - 2009 - ISBN: 978-1-4092-8954-8


THE TORTOISE This girl came to my party, And petted my tortoise, In nineteen sixty four, When I was eight, and No-one noticed, not even me. She still complains today That she missed out on Her jelly and ice-cream, When she was seven, and No one noticed, not even me. I think when ten years later this Beautiful blonde said yes, she Would be mine, and is today, this Tortoise slow was still around, and No one noticed, not even me. I tell our children now grown-up, That I have found a tortoise is The perfect way to find the girl, Who will be yours forever, when You are eight and she is seven. GROWING OLD WITH YOU When we are apart a part of me is missing When we are one we fly “Over the Town” When we are down we build each other up When you say “Hi” a thrill runs down my back When you are sad I want to hold you close When you are happy my sun shines brighter When you are in my arms you are always safe When you wake with me the world is perfect When you are blue I can wipe away your tears When you are with me I am a better man When I have news you are the first one I tell When I am frightened you are my anchor When I grow old I always want to be with you. FORGETTING Love is so easy, forgetting is so hard. I remember every moment I am alone With you in the companionship of silence. What do you think, where will I go now? Staring into the blue ocean of your eyes. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. I remember every inch of you in my dreams Without you in my empty room tonight. What do you dream, where do you go now? Staring at two ceilings across two oceans. Love is so full, forgetting is so empty. I remember your every electric touch, Without you my world could not turn. What do you feel, where do we go now? Staring at the deep ocean of our love. IN VINO VERITAS Dos cervezas por favor in De K’ffe, Cold bite of the first beer refreshes. Una mas and workday fades to dull, The night feels bright and hopeful, The Palitos de pollo satisfies hunger. Conversation flows to Cepas de Altura, Three bottles later the stories repeat, Groundhog day of interesting lives, With eternal friendship in every bottle. Six corks line up like truth bullets, In an aggression of arguments, Maybe he has just said too much, Friendship of an unremembered hug, Next day sorry and failings forgotten. I CAN SEE YOU SMILE When I close my eyes, I can see your smile, Distant yet, I feel you are closer than skin, You are my other half, you make me whole. I love you completely, I know you feel this Closeness when apart, and with me always, When I close my eyes, I can see your smile. You cannot know, the pain I feel without, Your touch, on waking, a precious moment, You are my other half, you make me whole. I imagine just like in a dream, the feeling, Of coming home, I see you standing there, When I close my eyes, I can see your smile. You run into my arms, young lovers again, That feeling of first love madness, always You are my other half, you make me whole. Your love, my life, my road, my reason to be, On the empty road, you are my beacon light, When I close my eyes, I can see your smile, You are my other half, you make me whole.

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Ann Foxglove

Sun 13th Oct 2013 10:03

Hi Ian - welcome to WOL. Perhaps you might like to try putting a poem on the blogs section - more people seem to see them there. I like the tortoise story!

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