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About jedwardnajera

I am an artist and a Poet. I live the life of a poet. I published several novels. Nena the Fairy and the Iron Rose, Dust of the Moon are among them, available through Amazon Books. I have spent over thirty five years in a classroom. I am now retired from that profession. My father kept a living record of his lifetime as he lived through the Twentieth Century. He was born in 1908 and almost lived long enough to see us enter the new millennium. He entrusted to me nearly 400 pages that he wrote through the years. Now I am continuing the tradition by posting my own stories and misadventures. I am trying to post a new entry or chapter each Friday. Check in on us at least once a week for the latest post.

Th’ Brave One World

We crossed th’ Ocean Sea We who dared We filled oor sails At th’ mercy o’ th’ trade win’s We left th’ Old World An’ found th’ One World We wer humble men o’ th’ sea It was nae oor … Continue reading

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Nocturn

This night time passing, This darkened dome that reigns upon us all in our hour o’ fear, This nightly milling o’ th’ stars, Showers doon upon us its blessed meteors o’ darkness, moistens th’ sighted eye an’ brings rest tea … Continue reading

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Th’ Bad Air

Days o’ nights, nights o’ thunder Winds tha’ bring th’ plagues o’ nightfall, Dip your hyssop intae th’ bloody pool an’ Pray th’ Dark One shall pass by. Thare be weeping on oor shores, An’ in oor camps. Thare be … Continue reading

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Ogygia

I am Calypso An’ I wull gi’e yee shelter I wull be yer safe harbor I wull be yer singer o’ songs I wull spread me golden wings An’ spare yee frea th’ storm thare wull be nae place else … Continue reading

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The Land o’ Nod

What is the way? Whaur be the land o’ oor deliverance? Whaur can I find me rest? Whaur be the gentle waters? Whaur be the soothing rays awe Sun? Though I be a humble man Not worthy o’ the prize … Continue reading

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Bairns o’ th’ Lord

Wha’ be th’ recompence faur yer soul? Wha’ be th’ value tha’ ye place upon it? Whaur be stowed away thy hidden treasure? Whaur be th’ keeper awe th’ gate? Who wull be standing by yer side Whe’ th’ battle … Continue reading

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Ere’thin is Brok’n

Th’ worl’ we left behind  is in tatters. Wars, famines, plagues Attack at oor very will tae live. Here, oan th’ far side o’ this orb Th’ win’ is idle. For weeks oan end, Not a puff tea put a … Continue reading

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John 6:20

Nothing finds favor. Not even th’ cauld stones Find rest inside th’ river bed. Nothing finds favor In this man’s mortal world Where none is proven worthy. Nothing finds favor. Nae beasty is called upon Tae send doon destruction. Nothing … Continue reading

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The Root of All

Whaur wuz me mother’s arms When I was gasping for air wi’ th’ black mouth fevers an’ chills? Whaur wuz she when serpents fell like rain an struck their venom intae oor throats? When lightning bolts an’ tunder Splintered oor … Continue reading

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Solstice

 Winter comes upon us Wi’ a cauld ‘n’ lonely win`. Like rain it brings th’ lilac shadows o’ evening light, Th’ lowly mist spreads empty chills across Th’ clear an’ purple night. Winter comes upon us Wi’ th’ howling o’ … Continue reading

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