Lost Profits*

Today’s a bit of a non-day, A non-denominational, do-what-you-want-day. Excepting perhaps for folk with small people, For whom one hopes Santa’s gift will keep all Actively engaged in new exploration With toys and games post-celebration. That is, unless the Sales are calling -A prospect I find completely appalling… Not least because of moneys spent To […]

Critical Thinking*

Is eighteen really old enough to be declared an adult…? Elevated status adding injury to insult, The Right to Buy, Wed, Vote, and more Suddenly simultaneously laid at your door: A veritable chocolate box of infinite variety, Gifted on assumptions of a grasp of propriety… Knowing, in the modern, common-sense way of living It’s more […]

Live It: Learn It*

Don’t patronise my imperfections… These are no more foibles than predilections Just simple, everyday human mistakes On account of the kind of diversions I take. This inbuilt safety feature, in fact The thing that keeps me mentally intact Idling in an atmosphere Of facts, fictions and preset ideas. There’s space in my head with room […]

Social Security*

The devil is in the detail. A cunning place to dwell Based on reception of wisdom That the inattentive will go to Hell. A crucial consideration, If one might call it such, Is whether, in fact, attention is due To the quieter stuff at the back of the queue; The information not assessed That slips […]

Vitamin D-vious

There’s a storm whipping up around Vitamin D,¹ The notion of National deficiency Echoing round our breakfast tables Overstepping the topic of vegetables; Of healthy diet and exercise. No rocket science and no surprise… The distant sounds of money making Gathering speed and over-taking The gentlest of common sense That this is simply recompense For […]


When I was a child, my parents gave me books With pictures, stories, poems, facts- each one worth a look All the way from heady days when Janet first met John… (Though long since have I had my doubts they actually got on- He the Big Adventure and she the frilly sidekick I wonder why […]


Is the dominance of the ‘white board’ To be admired or abhorred? Centrally placed in every room Contributing to the planet’s doom On the basis of pure stupidity That it runs on e-lectricity? Is it to be exalted, adored, On the grounds that I.T. is the only way forward? Humans defeated by marketisation Somehow persuaded […]