Castell-Nedd & Cymru by Paul Tristram

The way you sit back
within that green valley.
Tugging at my heartstrings
as I wander far and wide.
There is only one town
etched into my soul.
Every other place I go
I’m just a tourist visiting.
I miss her heartbeat
beneath my rover’s feet.
Her back alleys and footpaths
like arteries, alive
and pumping energy
back into this weary soul.
To have all your ancestry
and heritage contained
within one beautiful setting
is both magical
and overwhelming.
Your place of birth
is part of your DNA
and I’m riddled through
with Castell-Nedd & Cymru.

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Paul Tristram is a Welsh writer who has poems, short stories, sketches and photography published in many publications around the world, he yearns to tattoo porcelain bridesmaids instead of digging empty graves for innocence at midnight; this too may pass, yet. Buy his books ‘Scribblings Of A Madman’ (Lit Fest Press) ‘Poetry From The Nearest Barstool’ at And a split poetry book ‘The Raven And The Vagabond Heart’ with Bethany W Pope at You can also read his poems and stories here!




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