Injunctions*

Blood is thicker than water, Implying from Day One The coulda-shoulda-oughta-* Kinda undertakings implied by genetics That, over time, hone to family polemics Passed unquestioning across generations, The unnoticed ceding of trophy vexations Urging their way to a marketable brand With nobody pausing to try and understand Just exactly how these have grown, Passively, silently, […]

Own Goal?*

What a load of fuss Over a plume of hot air: A Man versus Woman Sporting affair… A casual remark Opined in humour Giving rise to outrage and defamatory rumour, The simple use of common words Distorted by criticism simply absurd All in the name of headline news -A curious and mildy questionable ruse. The […]

Christmas Cardie*

It was lovely- but it didn’t really fit… What else am I supposed to do with it? A garment of such particular style (One that’s been off the scene a while) With crocheted flowers adorning the cuffs And finished with an elegant ruff, The sort of thing I’d never wear Though unquestionably fashioned with loving […]

Literary Integrity*

What makes a poet a poet? Is the writer supposed to just know it? Or is it a matter of intellectual patter -Does studying literature actually matter? Is it OK to do it My Way¹, Just scribbling ideas in idle wordplay? Tinkering with language, a freedom indeed, Well in advance of learning to read: The songs […]

We Can Be Heroes*

William Tell (Some know him well) Shot an arrow through an apple On the head of his lad In order to prevent Something very, very bad. I can’t remember what But he clearly hit the spot, His place secured in record books On account of the heroic risk he took. And Robin Hood did good […]

Not Filing But Drowning

If a tidy desk means a tidy mind, What’s the corollary for one who can’t find *Anything* In an administrative mire Passively geologically acquired? The urge to be orderly just not in my genes, As anyone who’s witnessed my mess will have seen, The business of filing just not in my gift Causing the frequent […]