Confession*

The violation of childhood Is transgretion beyond forgiveness Irrespective of clerical attempts To sooth the lava of this bubbling mess; A holy order of vile transgression Taking children as possession, Building in turn a fearsome chapter, Jaws with the strength of Satan’s raptor, Those who have known the truths of experience Living a private Hell […]

The Mobile Imperative*

You know you really shouldn’t ought Use you mobile while driving In case you get caught… -Or, much worse than that by far, You injure or kill someone with your car. The logic is obvious, though not so the risk ‘Coz hey!- it’s OK, you’ll only be brisk… That call to a mate to say […]

Cause Célèbre*

It’s my birthday. A peculiar affair, Almost as if there’s nobody there. Not that I have any great expectations It’s just an inevitable situation: As anyone born in August will know Tis the annual season to rise and go Anywhere the rain won’t vex -Don’t forget the sunscreen, hats and specs! Even if only as […]

Zoo-illogical*

Is it right to keep animals in captivity Just to service the human proclivity To walk And talk And wonder And gawp At creatures in the space delineated By the natural world we’ve decimated? A sense of regard we too easily discard, Taking for granted All we’ve supplanted With the human assumption Of a right […]

Mobius Strop*

Somewhere between Happiness and Habit Is where we’ve abandoned our Planet, Taking for granted all we survey: Human consumption withering away The very things we crave to protect While systematically having wrecked The very landscapes we lament With time, money and energy spent In pyrrhic, infantile endeavour To keep things the same for ever and […]

Existential Crisis*

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind Forgive our human ways:¹ We could stand on the doorstep and argue our case For a month of Sabbath days… The people heading your English church Are leaving some of us in the lurch, Citing your Word as a justification For the self-righteous eradication Of a simple, human right […]

National Shame

The National Game Is wrought with shame And desperately seeking someone to blame, Closing ranks on its own excesses While glorifying past successes, Players being played a small nations GNP And for WHAT?? I really struggle to see! For a die-hard reductionist, There’s got to be more to sport than this Women, if you’re not […]