Treasure Island

John Thorkild Ellison

(17/04/51 / Edinburgh)

Poems of John Thorkild Ellison

1. A 'Bad' Mother Grieves 3/6/2011
2. A Ballad of a Rock 'n Roll Dreamer 4/3/2010
3. A Ballad of Aberdeen (Mild Green Vipers) 3/2/2010
4. A Better Type of Crime (To a Moral Prig) 4/24/2009
5. A Biological Trick 7/26/2011
6. A Bird of Ill Omen 7/14/2010
7. A Bit of Advice to a Bit of a Stud 4/3/2010
8. A Bit of the Other 6/7/2009
9. A Bloke Called Sid (Aggro-Man) 4/6/2010
10. A Boy Forever 12/12/2011
11. A Brush-off 3/1/2010
12. A Calendar 1/5/2010
13. A Case Of Double Values 9/3/2009
14. A Certainty 8/21/2005
15. A Change of Fortune (from rags to riches) 3/3/2009
16. A Check-Out Girl 4/5/2010
17. A Chess Club 3/12/2010
18. A Child Of Satan 6/17/2011
19. A Child of Terror 10/10/2011
20. A Child-Murderer 2/15/2009

The Pilgrim's Complaint

Walking this bitter path with You,
I wonder why it has to be like this,
Your death in torment in the name of Love
Betrayed in the garden by a traitor's kiss.

There's so much pain in the sweetest song
And so much sorrow in a tale of bliss,
So much guilt to atone for wrong;
Tell me, O Lord, why does it always have to be like this?

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