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Ae Fond Kiss
by The Voice Squad
A reminder if need be that Wednesday 25th is sacred to the memory of Robbie Burns and an excuse to feature one of my favourite harmony groups The Voice Squad singing a much loved song penned by the famed Scottish bard that paints a heart rendering picture of unrequited love.
Burns Robert

(Robert Burns)

Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!
Ae farewell, and then forever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and goans I'll wage thee.

Who shall say that Fortune grieves him,
While the star of hope she leaves him ?
Me. nae cheerful twinkle lights me,
Dark despair around benigts me.

I'll ne'er blame my partial fancy:
Naething could resist my Nancy!
But to see her was to love her
Love but her, and love for ever.

Had we never lov'd sae kindly,
Had we never lov'd sae blindly,
Posted: 23rd January 2017
Retired to sunny Spain following a life of crime...fighting! Learning to live life again following a step back from the drudgery of austerity imposed by a government that choose to nationalise private bank debt's owed to greedy vulture fund managers and nonproductive bond holders, in spite of the fact that the profits were never shared with the productive law abiding compliant taxpayer! While otherwise dutifully engaged tracking and catching criminals and terrorist, those tasked with regulating and combating white collar criminal bankers morphed into compromised regulators who colluded in perpetrating a massive swindle on the national treasury under the noses of negligent European oversight. It was time to decide to 'bail out' and file for divorce from a career which I had dedicated 30 years of service married to the job in favour of renewing my commitment to my actual wife and family. The latter five years working under the burden of government imposed wage cuts and austerity primed us well for budgeting on a pension abroad in Spain where the meagre pension stretches that little further. Living a simple life in the sun adapting to the lingo sets a new challenge. Enjoying active retirement while endeavouring to reinvent myself as a contributor to lifestyle-magazines, while putting the finishing touches to my first book of 'Crime Fiction' drawing on a fascinating career covering a broad range of activities in the front line trenches tackling the ever evolving threat to society. Now engaged in catching up on neglected reading, writing and surfing the sea and the web, while learning to embrace life and the love of those that count, with the soundtrack of the music of the Gods playing on this God's Jukebox!
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