Remember, Remember…*

Lock up yer tortoise!* Lock up yer cat! Lock up yer granny, if it comes to that! Unless, of course, she’s up for a night Of fireworks showering colours bright Across the skies of this wintry nation With a nod to historical commemoration…? An epic tale of embarrassing decline In attempts to up-end the government […]

Face It*

Too many hight profile women on TV Are turning their wealth to surgery,* The worst of it being that they cannot see Just how odd their plasticity Appears from sofas countrywide, As though they’ve far too much to hide: Not least the confidence viewers revered That’s plainly somehow disappeared. This newly crafted carapace That shines […]

The Corbyn Conundrum*

Oh, Mr Corbyn I used to have hope That yours would be the leadership To silence those that gloat,* Standing up with confidence and a cogent narrative Determination, strength and a sense of the imperative. But, oh, how many kites of hope have frayed from their strings, Thoroughly distracted by lesser political things. Teresa at […]

J’accuse*

If you never say ‘No’ Then how do you know That you can’t? If you never refuse Can you argue J’accuse When the absence of negation Leaves you in a situation To which you’d been quietly hoping You wouldn’t get roped in, In spite of your silence And thoughts of violence Contemplating the prospect Of […]

Acceptance*

If we feared ‘Strangers’ less and took time to acknowledge That, yes, they’re not party to certain knowledge, If we made ourselves available instead of unassailable And recognised the value of potential contributions, Would that perhaps enable more creative solutions? The building of bridges with hope and expectation A singular contribution to the Future of […]

Eye Witness*

They also serve who only stand and film, Capturing human behaviour across the realm Mindful that ┬ápossible fame may result -Or is that, perhaps, unwarranted insult Given the modern capacity For filmic perspicacity…? Mobile phones, a social scourge Publicising our every urge, The prospect of just five minutes of fame The heart of this self-motivating […]

London, UK*

Silence falls. A city grieving. Struggling for perspective In the aftermath of fear, Meshed with confusion And struggling with tears. England Expects the often unexpected, Inherently protected by those who risk their lives In simplicity of service: A complex line of duty Protecting those freedoms On which the nation thrives.   *http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39359158