Poetry | ‘Edinburgh’

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You magnificent,
Redoubtable,
Bastard.
Power without responsibility,
The prerogative of the harlot.
I was here,
I was there,
I’m older,
I’m younger,
The places are the same,
The places are different,
I was drunk,
I was sober,
They were my friends,
They were my enemies,
I was there,
I was here,
I was everywhere,
The mirror,
Cruel and unusual,
The mirror,
Cruel but the elder,
The younger,
Imprisoned to a head,
A cage of memories,
Or a nest of happiness,
Memories,
A sea of change,
Interpretation for the seasons,
With Edinburgh always there.

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About Alastair Stewart 256 Articles
Alastair Stewart is a freelance writer and journalist. He was previously a press officer in the Scottish Parliament and worked in public affairs. He graduated from Edinburgh University with an MA in International Relations and writes regularly on politics and the arts in the Spanish and British press.

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