“YTS not a success
It gave me less and less
Magnified my inner stress
Kept me hopeless”
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Light from Darkness

Living my life in the darkness Lying awake, trembling, shaking, wondering why Ripping off, stealing, robbing, beating If it goes on like this I’ll surely die So on my knees, “God please help me, Forgive me, save me, show me what’s right Wondering, praying, asking – knowing God would let me see the light Thank-you … More Light from Darkness


Words On a page Sounding sage Lived an age Coming through From me to you Expressing heart, It’s a start Maybe a switch To make you tick Or maybe just be fun From this Glasgow one ┬ęStuart Patterson 2018 This blog is part of a wider collection to show the journey that would eventually lead … More Words


For me, poetry can be a way of giving a snapshot of a thought process going on in my mind. There are many aspects to the issue and many subtle nuances to it all. Ultimately though, the finished edited version will not be a full and transparent insight, more a filtered Instagram type word image. … More Pixels

Like me

Wanting to be liked In the words that I write. From pain etched in the heart, my like is a start of a journey I hope you will take Needy deep in prose The con is the thorn Needling the rose Pretending to place Your prose with my praise Hiding the stats response I like … More Like me

Marvellous Madness

What a day, in every way The marvellous madness of Maths With formulae sounding like the liturgy of Mass Its models and manners and shapes throwing spanners. Til the college buds spring Into steps helping me These problems’ solutions see Onto break now laughter comes Literary devices multiplying fun. Library quiet -not a chance, not … More Marvellous Madness


History versus the future how do they combine What lessons to be learned when the two intertwine Past mistakes and victory signposts on the way The shoulders of long gone giants marks my destiny I am getting old now But only in the flesh The body maybe wasting Longing for eternal rest as my clock … More Ramblin’

Ring of Smoke

Taking a puff on a cancer stick Not really thinking of being sick The momentary relief of the tar and the ‘tine Peace in my life through poison unseen Years pass through with no noticeable news Of the dreaded demand of its dirty dues Not knowing of the constricted tightness of breath That would hurry … More Ring of Smoke

Airplane Gaze

Just setting the scene for how it went down Looking back on my past and the life that I found Standing on a playing field, looking up at the sky Knowing it was imminent, I was gonna die As the plane flew over, the tremor was real But not from the engines this shaking I … More Airplane Gaze