Category Archives: politics

Releasing secrets is a kind of rape

Now the high ups fight  about some tapes Princess Di spoke of her rage and grief Releasing secrets is akin to rape If we had no Brexit and some  hope The government would not be such a thief Wasting time … Continue reading

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In the end, the truth is where love lies.

With foresight, we may see  where  problems lurk And  root them out before they start to grow Yet often life’s mysteriously dark And what we reap is what another sowed. In hindsight,  this seems obvious and plain. But some can … Continue reading

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Political poems

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/articles/69857/political-poems Extract: Plato wanted to banish poets from his Republic because they can make lies seem like truth. Shelley thought poets were “the unacknowledged legislators of the world,” and Auden insisted that “poetry makes nothing happen.” This collection of poems … Continue reading

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But gold or diamonds glorify the bed.

When ancient peoples sacrificed to god They offered up the best of what they had. The king’s own son would be the frequent choice As insulting a god was seen as vice. And when a man goes courting for a … Continue reading

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Can human sacrifice expunge our sins?

I felt the sun’s heat on the wheelie bins The plastic lids and handles stung my hand The rumbling wheels made their own  ugly din I bumped my leg and nearly burned my shins This work is more familiar to … Continue reading

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Which of us desires to dress for war?

My polyester trench coat  looks real swell But inside it, I feel as hot as hell. And when the storm hit, I found out It is no raincoat, I have no more doubts. Which of us desires to dress for … Continue reading

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Moral lacks

Now Camden Town is emptying 5  more tower blocks Exactly what did the government cut back? Austerity led  them onto  evil tracks We ought to put our “leaders” on the rack Yet they are well defended from all flak Now … Continue reading

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Acupuncture

The lithium battery shone in innocence. I nearly hit it with the hammer  in dismay I’d put it in the wrong way up, I was too tense. To get it out was nothing like child’s play. Why are those instruction … Continue reading

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In the bitter, dark blue morning hours

Jesus’ body burned in Grenfell Tower And many others died along with him In the bitter, dark blue morning hours The Government and Council, how they cowered The volunteers made beds up in a gym Still Jesus’ body burned in … Continue reading

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