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’,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 […]

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  

Hokey Cokey*

May versus Sturgeon? -Let’s hope there’s a surgeon Standing by the ring-side watching the show As their hokey-cokey argument continues to grow Over how to decide the future of relations Between two conjoined stalwart nations Ego-deep in arguments of rhetoric Each in their way articulate and politic, Carefully coiffed with twinsets and pearls Details reducing […]

Cultural Contentment*

Happiness! -Happiness? The British said to show it less Than Holland’s more contented folk: This not incentive for a joke, No more a homage to Ken Dodd¹ (Who made a name playing funny-and-odd) But something more reflective Grown from government invective: Decisions sealed as legally binding Are, it seems we’re increasingly finding, Shaping our lively […]