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  possible 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  

Inauguration*

Never trust a man with a strawberry blond barnet¹ Without fully questioning what lies underneath it: The business of US president, an interesting precedent- A testing indictment of majority public sentiment. Too late for those who didn’t vote, A spectacular platform for others to gloat. Divide and rule, whether sinner, saint or fool, Whether prize […]

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 […]

World Regression*

The Russians are getting restless With Putin at the helm, His high-profile military posturing Showing will to overwhelm. The Middle East is a mystery So complex and intense: Thousands of folk in fear of their lives, The challenge of survival immense. Europe is in turmoil As nations begin to test The very solidarity That made […]