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 […]

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 […]

Modern History

To film or just to intervene? To capture or to interrupt some potential historical scene? To risk your reputation in a tricky situation Simply for the ignominy Of being broadcast on TV In one of those hideous ‘real-life’ documentaries To be passed unedited down through the centuries. Unedited records so transparent As to leave a […]

Daily Record*

They also serve Who only stand and film.* When something perfunctory Enters our realm We post it on the internet For everyone to see, Securing our moment in history, Fulfilling a kind of social purpose Recording what goes on around us. A personal contribution To this cultural revolution, Archiving the comedy along with the mundane […]

National Debt

‘But history doesn’t feel like history when it is being made.’* What lesson might we learn, then, From outstanding national debts unpaid? Decline within the NHS, An over-manipulated, political mess; Generations of professional devotion Weathering the tides of political commotion; Managerial vultures Hatching target-led culture Eroding goodwill With a Freedom For Pills; The top-down of […]