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Latest Blog Posts for Holes in My Soles

  • For Cecil: Stop Trophy Hunting.
    on Aug 1, 2015
    We can feel the heartachewe can feel the lion's painwe know there's a hunter hanging roundHe wants Cecilto take his manecan't let that lion get away againhunter needs a trophy hanging roundBut hunters comeHunters goConservation's their thing you know...
  • Beyond The Sum Of All His Fears.
    on Jul 31, 2015
    Poached rhino picture courtesy Facebook Rhino groups.An ageing soldier crying softly, beside a body on the groundSheds a tear for his young slain friendHe never thought this would come down.He'd thrown away all his bush gear, camo...
  • Rescue Me.
    on Apr 19, 2015
    Jan Schnell, a Copenhagen-based musician, asked me to submit a poem suitable for a musicvideo he was creating to contribute to Big Cat Rescue, a non-profit organisation near Tampa, Florida, USA.Rescue Me. Jim McIntosh. 2015.Tiger, tiger, eyes still g...
  • Her leaving.
    on Sep 19, 2014
    Young warriors never knew why she was leavingSpring would win its way with Winter's snowFire would rejoice, flash across the eucalyptusAnd all would be scorched with their burning.Reality can't be mended when it's brokenIf it catches fire as young dr...
  • Pit-sawn and Dynamite.
    on Aug 24, 2014
    Well, I'm wearing no shoes, and a knotted red bandannamy Levi's cut-off, bleached, and frayed at the knees.This patience rewarded: my frustrations sublimatedfor tomorrow we'll aweigh with the morning's silver breeze.The Elephant Man's our captain and...
  • A Summer Rose.
    on Apr 26, 2014
    A Summer Rose. Jim McIntosh.In the blackest vale of sadnessI saw a faded Summer RoseHow it came to be so lonelyno one ever truly knows.On the darkest pool of waterits reflection lost its glowOur hands reached out to comfortwhile our tears began to fl...
  • A Spray of Roses.
    on Apr 18, 2014
    Every woman wants to hold a spray of rosesevery woman loves to receive them from a manbut there's just a single rose posted on my Facebook walland I know there's someone there who understandsYou may have wondered why I post this single rose you may t...
  • Spanish Dancing.
    on Apr 14, 2014
    Spanish dancingCaptivating dark brown eyesflirt with me, tempting meEach step in time, each move with mineSpanish dancingSpanish dancingGonna dance togetherAll our lives.Lipizzaner horses, greys and whitesIntricate prancing wove a magic nightVienna w...
  • Uselessness of Honesty...and razor-wire.
    on Sep 3, 2013
    There's a border so near yet so far. In helmets and vests of Kevlar we'll chance the sniper fire that ranges along the border. Convoyed through the razor-wire to record this greatest of tragedies; human pain and injuries: silent chemicals beyo...
  • Uselessness of Honesty...and razor-wire.
    on Sep 3, 2013
    There's a border so near yet so far. In helmets and vests of Kevlar we'll chance the sniper fire that ranges along the border. Convoyed through the razor-wire to record this greatest of tragedies; human pain and injuries: silent chemicals beyo...
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