Blue Monday…*

Monday makes the week go round -Without much creative endeavour, I’ve found… News stories telling the same ol’ tales Depicting the ways that humans fail And saving just one small moment of joy -An irritatingly regular ploy As though this single-cell postivity Eclipses political proclivity, The moaning, groaning, monotoning A flimsy disguise for the human […]

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 […]

Fake Philosophy*

I’m slightly bemused By the stuff of ‘fake news’,¹ The Blustering hurrumphs Of the Trumpety-Trump. The People, it seems by all accounts, Believing every syllable thus pronounced Is God’s honest heart-felt gospel fact -Accompanied by threats of a weapons attack. While the very same media has Kim Jong Un With his finger hovering a similar […]

Own Goal?*

What a load of fuss Over a plume of hot air: A Man versus Woman Sporting affair… A casual remark Opined in humour Giving rise to outrage and defamatory rumour, The simple use of common words Distorted by criticism simply absurd All in the name of headline news -A curious and mildy questionable ruse. The […]

E(r)go*

Bless you, Mr Blair. Do you really think we’d care That you even hold opinion On European affairs? Your patronising tone (A pun I fully condone) As velvet as the day is dark Your sole intention To raise a spark, The inevitable consequence The provocation of defence: We’ve heard it all before, you know- The […]

Proverbs*

Don’t put all your hards In one Brexit: Try to soften it a little bit. Attention to the smaller details Will shape how the history you make prevails. Reputation, Reputation, Reputation…¹ When all’s said and done, the mark of a Nation. How, then, would you wish to be remembered As our national union is being […]

War Child*

There is a child, name unknown, Left weeping in a war zone, Parted from his family By violence seen only on TV, Watched closely and worried for By political observers keeping score And thousands, millions even, Watching as his land lies bleeding, Knowing not what we should do Or even if the story’s true, Images […]