Covid-19

I’m laying still with my jaw clenched tight, Fear gripping my legs so I cannot move, While through the curtains the sun shines bright. This nightmare will end and I’ll be alright But a viral thought worms its way through, So I lay still with my jaw clenched tight. Fear gnawing reason…I’ve passed the blightContinue reading “Covid-19”

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Margaret Thatcher

She was the honourable Margaret to the right,But to the left, as Margaret ThatcherVilified and infamously renowned forBeing the primary school milk snatcher.A humble grocer’s daughter from GranthamA tory in thought, words and deeds.Rising through the ranks to becomePrime Minister with a strict capitalist creed.For eleven years, this Iron LadyGagged the unions and trampled theContinue reading “Margaret Thatcher”

Small and Powerful

If you think you’re too small to make a differenceYou haven’t spent the night with a mosquito;Not the mossies that irritate and biteLeaving swollen red spots in unlikely placesBut their tropical blood sucking cousins That arise from swamp and stagnant pools. Not the mossies famed in the Scottish IslesArising in clouds and hovering above headsButContinue reading “Small and Powerful”

Letter to Karl Marx on the bi-centenary of his birth

Happy birthday, the workers heroThe one the capitalists fear, soHere’s a letter from a socialist fanWho waves the flag whenever she canBecause capitalism continues to failThe proletariat and inequality prevails.You said it would not be simpleTo take control without a struggle.But you must turn in your graveWhen recession hits hard and they’reSold off the gas,Continue reading “Letter to Karl Marx on the bi-centenary of his birth”

The First Time

I peered through the belfry trap doorMy eyes met his eyes, across the floor.In a whirlwind yearThe future was clearAnd we promised to love ever more. Thirty years on….I peer through the conservatory doorI see him with grey hair galore.Despite his hard viewsOn the current world news,It’s him I still love and adore.

Lost

Starting as a laughNonsense replaced correct words -“Open the carrot!”She lost her car keys,Then glove, scarf and knowing smile.Her sparkle dimmed.A well-worn door key,Familiar and yet baffling,Lay in her hand.She started to speak,Confident and sure until,A word hovered ….. out of reach.She saw him approach,Wide smile, arm embraced but,His name evaded her.Brake lights brightly lit.Left,Continue reading “Lost”

Tea

“Come to me,” the teacher saidTo the woman at the well.”Then your thirst will be quenched, Your hunger cease.Heaven is yours, fear not hell.Water turns the desert a green hueBrings new life and makes all things new.” “Long life and good health,” the master saidTo the Buddhists in Japan,”Comes from drinking matcha, green and hot,Then ponderContinue reading “Tea”