Barbecurious*

Yee haaaa! Tis the season For lighting the barbecue With no sense of reason, A primal response especial to men while women with fresh laundry sigh ‘Lord! Not again…! Surely there must be another way To cook your food on the sunnier days?? -Have you no sense of domestic routine (Scratch that- it’s not like […]

Batman RIP*

Batman and Robin? Wow! What a team!! -With cloaks, masks and tights To conceal the Dream: A lesson in life that crossed generations Courtesy of a TV station That brought this comic-strip pair to light To educate kids on Wrong from Right, Witty adversaries setting the scene With their cravings for power A crime-fighter’s dream. […]

Balanced Riot*

How much does it really matter That Britain’s children are getting fatter…? Who’s responsible for the shift From taking the stairs to riding the lift? Who takes the rap for a sedentary lot With a whole generation sat on its bot Poking and stroking electronic screens Eating junk food while eschewing their greens? Who takes […]

National Daze*

Well, Happy Saint George’s Day! -Who was this ol’ chap anyway? Donned his armour, Rode a steed, That’s about all I’ve ever read. But thinking further on the topic It seems a little man-myopic That patron saints of our sceptre isles Are three great guys with armoured smiles. Once again, as is my wont I […]

Happy Endings*

Cinderellas had the frocks. And Buttons? Well, he had buttons… In pill-box hat and shiny boots He never made a lot of loot, Though doubtless gained a tip or too From all the jobs he had to do, None of which are documented In Cinders’ tale, so much lamented For cruelties enacted by her sisters […]

Mission, Vision and Values*

Is sexism what it used to be? A curious question, it seems to me, Not least for the silence of assumption That regular gender-related presumption (Especially where women and girls are concerned) Is still silently propagated, passively learned. So…whose fault is this? Who can we blame For slight, remarks, offence and shame? What do we […]

Mobile Misogyny

There’s a fair amount of fuss About watching pornography on the bus… It’s not something I’ve noted Being openly promoted Down on the lower deck Where people still use tech But mostly just to text or moan Broadcasting ‘I’m ON THE PHONE!’ For everybody and their spouse Leaving none in any doubt That, least of […]