Line of Duty*

Every country needs traditions Whatever its political or social condition Rooted in histories of war and peace, A peculiar theatre of historical decrees, The stream of pristine uniforms A symbol of all that here conforms In the name of tradition, an erudition Passed across the centuries, A ritual sense of unity, With seamless choreography: This […]

Damp Squib…

Remember, Remember, The Fifth Of November Gunpowder, Treason And Plot! The setting of fire to anything Is possibly best forgot… Recalling Sixties safety adds, Their message vivid learning, With images of kids and pets All victims of burning. I never quite transcended This poignant, scarring presage, Leaving me with cowardice Emblazoned as a message. So, […]