Angels*

Angels with dirty faces Offer insights into disgraces, Actions and words the gestalt of affairs Reflecting the infinite ways they care Angels in plain attire Are equally likely to inspire Not with public acts of fashion But rather through spontaneous compassion Angels in uniform While required visually to conform Nonetheless may think alone Enacting humanity […]

Wear Sunscreen*

Summer time And the Nation’s obsessed With the simple prospect of how to dress, Chaps (to be fair) having limited voice: Shorts versus slacks not much of a choice. Women, though, seem to lose all sense Of how wearing too little may cause offence, Bra straps and worse to be seen from all sides A […]

Barbecurious*

Yee haaaa! Tis the season For lighting the barbecue With no sense of reason, A primal response especial to men while women with fresh laundry sigh ‘Lord! Not again…! Surely there must be another way To cook your food on the sunnier days?? -Have you no sense of domestic routine (Scratch that- it’s not like […]

Fathers’ Day*

My dad was a remarkable man who lived below the radar, Keen not to court attention lest people thought him bizarre, Judging, as is folks’s wont, his countenance and not his grace: The colour of his skin, not the man behind the face. He told us stories when we asked about the life he’d led […]

Line of Duty*

Every country needs traditions Whatever its political or social condition Rooted in histories of war and peace, A peculiar theatre of historical decrees, The stream of pristine uniforms A symbol of all that here conforms In the name of tradition, an erudition Passed across the centuries, A ritual sense of unity, With seamless choreography: This […]

Upliftment*

Man. The animal that walks by himself Cogitating Contemplating Problem solving Innovating Man. The child so well concealed Wandering thoughts no longer revealed The dusty library of youth Reference to uniquely personal truth Man… A vexed and vulnerable soul Made wise by the things he may not control, The simple wit to notice need A […]