Monthly Archives: May 2018

ACCEPTING THE INEVITABLE

Kant, Hegel, Spinoza, all had their say Though minds like yours and mine That search and search to find a way Have to work along a simpler line. February 1998

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THE POOL

The turgid, cloud-like, liquid light Spreads out amorphous fingers in a molten brew Before the onset of another night Wraps a cloak about the shapes of different hue. River steamers pass, etched against the shore Trailing effervescent gold dust in … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS

Frosted globes of light Through mullion windows shine, Darkened turrets outline The first opaque fall of night. Restless figures hurry by Few with time to kill, For Christmas is to occupy The ruthless pursuit of goodwill. Carol singers, lights and … Continue reading

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GRUMPS TO ANDREW – NOT SO NONSENSE VERSE N0. 6.

When you see the way is long And the opposition’s strong, When it’s tempting to give in, Pack up, let the other win, Just keep going, on and on. When you’re low and on your own With your troubles greatly … Continue reading

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WALTER 1

I stood beside you in a dream Saw your hand raised and a smile Spread through your beloved face Though, all the while During that time I had with you Such details passed unobserved As one familiar day o’erlay the … Continue reading

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EXPATIATION

The Swiftean rage at fate’s duplicity Joins Philip Larkin egging on with glee As silted gutters of the mind unblock With the use of naughty words to shock, Like snickering lads behind the school bike shed Where martyrs for man’s … Continue reading

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KNOCKING ON HEAVEN’S DOOR.

Yearning is a word I used not to know At one time, living a life long ago, When gambles were made and happiness lost For dreams are made at terrible cost. The folly that re-produces itself Make judgement’s rock face … Continue reading

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ANY MORE QUESTIONS?

Civilisation is where we can survive Without having to¬† kill another to live. Democracy is where we tolerate Others’ inimitable views that we hate. Liberty is where we do as we choose Whilst respecting others’ moral views. Freedom is where … Continue reading

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AN ANSWER

I am the family philosopher, or so they say And we were there in the farmhouse together one day In Spring, visiting Julie and John And our two grandsons, which is always fun. Abstract thought were leading me by the … Continue reading

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AN ELECTION ODE

The Tories tell stories They squandered the rent, Now UK plc needs new management. There’s a job to be done To get heads back up on high And, of the squanderers, none Need now apply. April 1997

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