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2013 marked an exciting time for Author/Poet Don MacIver on the occasion of the release of ‘Transitions; Poetry of Love, Life & Being‘, the author’s third book of original works of poetry in a continuing series of published works exploring many aspects of love, of life and of being, existing in a complicated world where humanity struggles to survive under the weight of relationship failure, land supremacy, political unrest, serious environmental issues, military conflict and more.
‘Transitions‘ was inspired and influenced by tremendous change in the author’s career and personal life. Retired from a thirty year career in real estate management as a Real Property Manager (RPA), Don MacIver transitioned into full time writing endeavors with continued publication of his original works of poetry and also providing professional writing/editing services to clients globally.
The author continues to challenge himself through his writing and embraces many subject matters including romance, spirituality, nature and the environment, human relationships, loss of loved ones and more. His words touch the heart, mind and soul on a journey that continuously explores humanity and our cohabitation, our very existence in a highly complex and ever-evolving world.
Explore the world through a poet’s eyes, ears, nose, mouth, heart and soul. Embrace your own interpretation, your own perspective through the written word of Don MacIver.
From the depths of ‘Transitions; Poetry of Love, Life & Being‘….
I AM…A REFLECTION OF MAN
Look deep in the soul of humanity
Past a body so frail, what do you see
The life that still dances in these old eyes
The years have compounded, a mind so wise
I am your brother, father, friend of years
Still vibrant in spirit though through my tears
Cry would I, yes, for a life passed me by
I am man through the ages, ask me why
Why after temptation, the hate and greed
The hunger, desperate, children of need
Words spoke in anger, on battlefields shed
The blood and the dying, rivers run red
Look again, through my eyes, a world awaits
Walk a mile in my shoes, not hesitate
Rest your hand gently o’er this old man’s heart
Feel the pulse of a lifetime this soul imparts
Imparts from a weary, wandering man
Lo walked through the ages, in fear I ran
From the perils that lurked in shadows pale
Now I stoop with a cane, tired and frail
My voice but a whisper, a smile refrained
My head bowed to a journey, I remain
A man of intention, lived long with pride
For I walked with honour and grace inside
Now feel the warmth from a kindly embrace
Know depth of experience on this face
Hear the words of an older, wiser friend
Love who I was, who I am befriend
© Don MacIver 2013; All Rights Reserved