Poetry Books

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Cyprus Symphony

February 4, 2013

Resting Place

I want to be buried next to Makarios’s grave; Up there in the hills where the breeze blows softly. I want to be visited by coach […]
January 20, 2013

The Silent Voice

People of power, leaders of lands, Listen well, as we are buried underground. Threatening clouds of evil are again swirling around, Can you not feel the […]
February 6, 2013

The Surgeon

The stainless steel scalpel Removes years of misery and grief, Gives a second chance of flowering; A second chance of youth. The surgeon’s skilful scalpel releases […]
January 20, 2013

The Scrounger

Uninvited, the scrounger strolls up for lunch dinner or tea And simpering enquires if he may join the party. Sunny smiles fade, disappointment reigns High spirits […]
January 20, 2013

Peter Rafferty

Peter, the last born of the Rafferty clan Beloved by parents and siblings, has grown into an exceptional man. As a child a little chubby, endearingly […]
February 5, 2013

A Tribute

I see her at a distance walking swiftly to greet me. She is, from her voice, just as I had imagined her. Chic, well groomed, a […]
February 4, 2013

Peter the Padre

With humility, Peter the Padre wears the cloth of God; Giving compassion and strength to the lonely worried soldier’s wife. He helps to decompress the soldiers […]
February 5, 2013

The Gem

You had a diamond, a pearl in your palm. You let her slip between your open fingertips. Easily discarding uncaring, doing her harm. You were blind […]
February 5, 2013

Sinister Shadows

Sinister shadows steal into our vista, Like a murderer injecting poison where he had kissed her, The young and innocent are first to fall victim, The […]
January 20, 2013

The Open Door

The door to my soul is always open for you, Be unafraid just walk gently through; No barbs to harm you in this safe place And […]
February 4, 2013

The Widow

Dinner is done, conversation ceases, Music strikes up, loudly insistently, Couples dance, hectically chaotically, Lone lady ponders on the rhythm of life. Lone lady listening at […]
February 4, 2013

The Fire of Akrounta

The narrow road winds into a loop. The billowing white clouds of smoke, Are on my left. On my right, the dried up reservoir. The grass […]