Monthly Archives: June 2018

THE ROAD

The road not taken Where might it have led? Or was it a thought unspoken A book that was never read? A lifetime’s view In retrospect Was there nothing in it to rue That another way might not correct? But … Continue reading

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SENTENCED

‘Your turn next,’ she said And I went in to see What sort of an exit They had planned for me. The professional smile was nothing new, At eighty two I’d seen a few So returned it, tit-for-tat And looked … Continue reading

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APHORISMS

Whatever sort of society we create There will always be casualties. Take any view, can you not see It might be good for you but not for me? There is no beauty when you are cold There should be no … Continue reading

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GRACE (2)

A guffaw is diminished by a smile As fashion is the enemy of style; When we seek to understand God’s grace religion is the enemy of faith. If you are judged and overcome by doubt Seek to look beyond, as … Continue reading

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CALLING

Every morning if you listen You will hear someone calling For a loved one. If you listen you will hear A glad or plaintive Calling out. You will hear someone calling; Listen until it comes again Before the silence. Someone … Continue reading

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THE P.R. MACHINE

The P.R. machine has got to be fedIf you take your eye off the ball you’re dead.Hyperbole’s given every facilityTo outstrip fading reality.The World we know, in its end game‘Cause the one we knew, can’t stay the same;With changing kaleidescope … Continue reading

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MANDELA IS FREE

On the day Nelson Mandela walked free Then I knew there was hope for you and me – A million wrongs weighed down on the scale, All that suffering; was ‘wrong’ to prevail? Quiet, strong, calm voices kept alive the … Continue reading

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WHEN?

A nation’s health is a nation’s wealth Who will hold the ring Between those who work by stealth And from the masses wring The hope and dignity that springs In all lives as they strive To keep a hold on … Continue reading

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WHICH WAY TO GO?

The future’s vast Embrace the past; The deeds of everyone Outweigh the few And what they have done Now trumps what they might do. With future battles to be fought Together we’ll prevail, I thought; United we can tip the … Continue reading

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LINEY (5)

What do you bring, Midsummer day? What are the portends on display? With soft, west wind and balmy sky Where does the apotheosis lie? This day shall be a special one Established for a Greenwich Mum Where, with her family … Continue reading

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