Catholicity*

Winter time…The population is sneezy.¹Folks are sniffingNot a tissue in sight…The sound in itself causing general discomfort-For those within earshot, it really ain’t right!Tissues, those little white squares of paper,Can plain and discreetly conceal this caperUnless those concerned disrespect their NansOr think this makes them any less of a man,Refusing to carry a tissue of […]

Sedentary Sympathy*

Children In Need Once again succeeds To raise epic amounts of money: The TV campaign With the verve of champagne And famous folk being funny… Dear Reader, forgive my cynicism Splitting the spotlight as it exits the prism Into a rainbow of unasked questions Arising in spite of creative suggestions For fun and challenge and […]

Weather Report*

Boat Building for Beginners¹ Would seem the way to go, With regard to the weather reports Across television and radio… Hurricane Michael leading the pack, Whipping across the USA. Laying waste to man-made construction Then trying to wash it away. Planet Earth is figthing back, Systematically provoked by human attack: The plundering of land and […]

Homeostasis*

Planet Earth is getting restless with her tenants. Their behaviour by degree increasingly repellent, From casual misuse to abject abuse And only now making headline news As humans, the arbiters of this decline, Awake to find they’re the next in line: Ecologists’ gently persistent voices Arbiters of now well-publcised choices To plough green spaces into […]

Reveille for the USA*

Woe is the World… This President Elect The one whom few will ever forget, Not so much for his politics As arrogant, headline-grabbing antics…¹ Unless, in fact, this is media selection: Whether to damage or simply court correction. The former perhaps the most obvious plan, Constructing the downfall of a questionable man. Creating a backdraft […]