Monarchic Malarkey*

National and international media proclaim The birth of a British prince,until tonight with no name.. Though leaving little room to breech Tradition, Monikers aplenty vying for position, Already effortlessly infinite Assisted by Jo Public’s wit… George, Charles, Edward, James, Among the most distinguished names, Each in their era, of noble descent. One wonders how much […]

Sisterhood 2018*

Today, In case it’s past your awareness, Is International Women’s Day.* It slipped my mind, I should confess, To my considerable dismay. An allegory, one might argue, For the simplest reality: That women do what they need to do Without pursuing parity… Without the need to publicise Their every breath and every move, Somehow knowing […]

Footprints*

In these times of adversity. The gifts of diversity Will doubtless pass unnoticed In the face of silent protest, Actions speaking louder than words Delivered with dignity, Demanding to be heard. Prevailing sense of difference Dissolved as a defence As people from all corners Come together as mourners: To rationalise, to pray To exorcise their […]

Angels*

Angels with dirty faces Offer insights into disgraces, Actions and words the gestalt of affairs Reflecting the infinite ways they care Angels in plain attire Are equally likely to inspire Not with public acts of fashion But rather through spontaneous compassion Angels in uniform While required visually to conform Nonetheless may think alone Enacting humanity […]

Fake Philosophy*

I’m slightly bemused By the stuff of ‘fake news’,ยน 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 […]

London, UK*

Silence falls. A city grieving. Struggling for perspective In the aftermath of fear, Meshed with confusion And struggling with tears. England Expects the often unexpected, Inherently protected by those who risk their lives In simplicity of service: A complex line of duty Protecting those freedoms On which the nation thrives.   *http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39359158