Right folks it is with much fear and trepidation that I post up one of my poems, I was sort of challenged to do so by Barb Cohen @cohen
Now it has been many years since I have written any poetry, the poem I have selected is from 1988, I was living and working at the time in the Western Highlands of Scotland in a tiny village called Kilchoan on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, 66 miles from the nearest big town (Fort William) and 44 miles down a single track road, it was kind of remote, but an absolutely stunningly beautiful place to live! This poem was a first for me, and being dyslexic I thought, I hadn’t the ability to write, in my school days I was belittled by the teachers as thick and ignorant, mind you in those days, little was known about dyslexia… This is the first poem I ever wrote, I hope some of you may enjoy it, and if not, my apologies. The Poem is called Delta… Cheers Kev.
I’m a river, I twist, sometimes turn
Down life’s cascading waterfall, my mind does run.
Onto that pool of knowledge, where all thoughts come
And though I may be upset sometimes
I will not succumb.
Flow onward, onward, onward, never look back
This lesson you must learn my friend, or your future you will track.
We’re happy, we’re sad, we’re sometimes led astray
But one thing I can be sure of,
I will reach my Delta someday.
The sea may be cold and bitter, yet I will have run my course
I shall not be unhappy to depart this world
I have been loved so much more, than most.
Kevin McAuley 1988