Pointing the Finger*

The postmodern pencil grip Sees me wince with discomfort As though to simply hand-write Is a Herculean effort… The way young hands and fingers contort With the pain of all their internet sport: Thumbs the dominant digits these days, Depending, I suppose, on the games they play. Gone, the Hopscotch, Jacks and Five-Stones, Replaced by […]

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 […]

Nostalgia*

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 […]