I am 55 years old. I am married to Linda and have three children Marc 28 Craig 24 and Kurtis 20. I have worked as a floor layer since I was 17 and for 15 years worked for Anchor Flooring. 6 years as a self employed flooring contractor, due to ill health. I am currently not working. I live in Belfast, Northern Ireland a place which has known a lot of heart ache due to its history but has risen from the ashes to a bright future where everyone can live in peace. My big passion in life is writing poetry and its that which keeps me focused in life. Poetry to me lets me describe my deepest feelings and memories I can recall. For me and this is quite personal is the fact that writing is an outlet to which I can describe many situations in life everyone comes across and how in life we all face diversity. My hope is that you will read my poetry and in some way relate to something I have written. If you do then it has all been worth while and would give me great satisfaction."