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Take A Walk In My Shoes
by David Maclellan   

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Publisher:  Xlibris Corporation ISBN-10:  1453534792 Type: 


Copyright:  Aug 3 2010 ISBN-13:  9781453534793

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 Scottish-born poet David Maclellan has lived most of his life in Australia. Memories of a childhood rich in the mischievous innocence of the 1950s, romance and love in the 1970s, the joy of fatherhood in the 1980s and finally the despair of divorce, tragedy and the seedy world of drugs in the streets of Sydney in the 1990s.  The new millennium brought time in prison for drug trafficking.  Only recently released from prison, his first book of poetry  ‘Take A Walk In My Shoes” gives an honest, raw and sometimes heart-wrenching accounts of one man’s fall into the depths of despair and his fight to regain his dignity and acceptance in an unforgiving society.

Walking in the shoes of David Maclellan will take the reader on a journey through memories of their own childhood, the joy of that first true love and the pride of parenthood.  From here the story turns rather dark.  Some experiences  the reader may relate to, but many  will be confronting and perhaps a little intriguing to see the subculture that exists in our society today.  Ultimately, it is hoped that this book of poetry will expose the dangers, the misery and the waste of life to anyone contemplating the wayward path. Take a walk in his shoes, but don’t go all the way.


How Much I Miss you

I woke tonight from a dream so deep
Afraid to shake the remnants of sleep
To find my lament of oneness true
In a life of pain without you
Slowly reality comes to bear
I turn to the scarred wall, and you are there
I grab the photo, as tears well in my eyes
Fear climbs my spine as I realise
How close I came to losing your care
I imagine my life, if you weren't there
Tasting my salt, as my world fills with pain
This visit must stop; I can't go there again
Forgive me my love, if I put these memories behind
For the agony I experience, when I look and find
Is there by feeling what you must have felt
By the cards from the deck of abuse, that I dealt
My pain is yours, oh, my love can you see,
Why I have to burn them to set myself free?
With our love in harmony, I'll cause no more clashes
With my indifference behind, we'll walk out of the ashes

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Reader Reviews for "Take A Walk In My Shoes"

Reviewed by Alex Mahon 5/8/2012
I'll need to read it after reading your bio. Your life is similar to one of my uncles who went out there (minuss the drugs and jail)but he found it difficult to adjust to a new life.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/4/2010
I just discovered this book. It has the warm voice of wisdom, and you are so extravagantly generous with that wisdom in your poetry.
Wonderful what you have done with your bitter lemons turning them into a rare, sweet soul drink, straw into gold.
Reviewed by Darkest Angel 8/23/2010
This writing says, forgive, forget, and lets become better together. Letting go of the madness focused on imperfections, then moving on to a better life is far more sensible than stirring the mess. Your writing expresses the intention of great acts, and complete recovery. Good luck with your book, Mr. Maclellan. Enjoy creating, always.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 8/22/2010
intriguing cover, premise of the works sounds compelling
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/19/2010
Congratulations, David. I appreciate and respect the honest and forthcoming tone of your book. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 8/19/2010
CONGRATULATIONS Author/Poet David Maclellan!!: on
your publication of "Take A Walk In My Shoes"
I really like your book cover & the leather shoes!!
May Your Sales Be Outreaching Globally
& May Your Heart Prosper Too!!

All My Best Wishes To You Den Brother
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 8/19/2010
David, your book sounds like an amazing journey. I want to wish you much success and prosperity..
To me, your story is very intriguing and inspiring.
Let me know how all is going and as soon as I am able I will purchase and read this fine edition of your hard work and open soul.

Much peace, love and light,
Reviewed by Sabine Hahn 8/19/2010
Finally it all works! Congratulations, this is really a wonderful achievement - I am very proud of you!

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