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. […]

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 […]

League Division *

Every since I was a young girl I watched lads chase the ball From playground to park to stadium and even the church hall(!)¹ My father tried to interest me, my brother having failed To raise his enthusiasm for this game of Alpha Males. (That said, he followed suit with a love of ballroom dancing, […]

Disinhibition*

‘She was, like-‘ ‘And he was, like-‘ ‘And she was, like-‘ ‘And he was, like-‘ ‘And she was, like-‘ ‘And he was, like-‘ And, yes, by now I’m bored. Long since losing interest In what I may have overheard, Wondering in my idle way What on earth it was she had to say That somehow […]

Drowning By Numbers*

A life less extraordinary Is hard to imagine: Just sitting And listening And letting things happen As though a guard dog Pretending to sleep While simultaneously Vigilance keeps. At least, that’s the look Sustained on my face; Drooping eyes And paws out of place. But ears alert, And sharp as a knife Waiting for the […]

Eponymy of Scale*

There’s someone else on the planet With the same name as me… In more than half a century That numbers only three!¹ Though this one is outstanding- A musical inspiration- A female with a bass guitar (An unorthodox situation); A diminutive figure With an instrument of size, Playing with distinction Alongside the guys. Subtle by […]

Let’s Hear It For The Girls…

William Tell¹ (Some know him well) Shot an arrow through an apple On the head of his lad In order to prevent Something very, very bad. I can’t remember what But he clearly hit the spot, His place secured in the record books On account of the heroic risk he took. And Robin Hood did […]