61 You’re here (2000)

on the waves through the night
down the coast and over the sea
rushing to Dublin, my honey to see

after our call after midnight
with Paul I sneaked away
no notice no warning
no words did I say,
to Pembroke, to a boat
to cross the sea, to a bus
to the city my honey to see

Busaras, the Liffey up Lombard St East
hiya to Anna as she beckons me
“Tracy, Georgies here” she fibs
up the stairs, “get up I’m coming
to you”, to the first flight to the second flight,
the attic door WE stand, mama calls
“Tracy, its time to waken
to your dreamland”

Tracy, my honey, slowly opens
her eyes, looks past mama Anna
and sees her surprise
I’m standing in Dublin, in City Quay
beside her, not in Penygroes,
not in Wales, not far away

her blues eyes now stirring,
her beauty awakens, she fixes
on me as her lips breathe her greeting
surprised and amazed at me standing
so near, my honey breathes out
and sweetly whispers to
me – “you’re here”

Now twenty years later
as I think on that gaze
that told me our love was
the sweetest of honey of
all of our days
her impulse, her smile
her sweet response to me
my honey I love you, truly madly deeply

© Stuart Patterson 2020

This POST is part of a wider collection to show the journey that would eventually lead me to the cross of Jesus Christ, my personal redemption, and my journey of faith afterwards. If you would like to know more of my story, please click on my “About” page and take it from there.

Alternatively, you can visit the Media Links page and see a short visit done by BBC Radio Scotland for an interview I did there.

I have now released an early edition of my story, Completing the Tenner

I have also published two poem books: Simply Jesus  and Five Weeks in May

Screenshot 2019-11-25 at 17.21.03
FWIM Cover_New_cropped_Kindle_version

You can purchase these direct from Amazon (please use Amazon Smile link below and Amazon will contribute to ECC at no cost to you), They are all available in both Kindle and Paperback formats.

Or you can buy directly from me. Email me directly to arrange this.

There is now a devotional aimed at new Christians called “Take a seat this is available direct from me.

If you or someone you love, needs help with the Christian response to addiction, or if you would just like to know more or need hope, please click on one of the following:

The Haven
Teen Challenge Strathclyde
Teen Challenge UK
Teen Challenge Global
Street Connect
Bethany Christian Trust
Jumping Jacks Outreach
Cornerstone Assemblies of God, Maryland
Broken Chains Ayr
Easterhouse Community Church
Stuart Patterson

Shop through Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate 0.5% to Easterhouse Community Church, costing you nothing.

Alternatively, you can donate to the work of Easterhouse Community Church via PayPal


or scan QR code


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.