Freedom of Information*

It’s a well-known but little-acknowledged fact That technology can steadily do you harm, The business of manual communication Too readily disarmed… The humble pencil (bless its heart) No longer an essential part Of every child’s ABC, The luxury of technology Now commonplace and superseding Basic skills, and so impeding Fallback capabilities That have no need […]

Wear Sunscreen*

Summer time And the Nation’s obsessed With the simple prospect of how to dress, Chaps (to be fair) having limited voice: Shorts versus slacks not much of a choice. Women, though, seem to lose all sense Of how wearing too little may cause offence, Bra straps and worse to be seen from all sides A […]

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 […]

Dirt*

In the beginning, To distract from life, Gardening was my sanctuary Through a period of strife Until, by gradual degree, I found my way to recovery, The simple business of playing with dirt A peaceful way to heal the hurt. Quiet contentment with few distractions (Before discovering poetic redaction) Communing with Nature, observing her ways, This […]

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  

Headspace*

In my head There’s a secret vault, Gathering place of idle thoughts… The things I shouldn’t dare declare All safely (I hope) arranged in there, My elected position to sit on the sidelines Watching random events unravel Disclosing in their wake a route for travail: The seeking of solutions Tantamount to revolution With talk of […]

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 […]