Limerick XX

Colour – it’s time to reflect On what defines us and the goals that we set Apartheid once ruled ‘Baasskap’* was the tool We are better, much better, than that *'Baasskap' was the Afrikaans term used to describe white supremacy in South Africa during Apartheid rule.

Teddy

I once had a toy A cherished bear I called Teddy He’d sit under my arm Whilst lying in bed He’d sleep by my side Every night restful and Steady Sleep well and be happy Is what Teddy said I have him today Boxed with soft toys Out of reach Out of sight – (out … Continue reading Teddy

Notes X

Why do we accept at base What is shown to us in lies Is it because whilst on the screen It’s right before our eyes Are we so shallow not to ask If what we see is true Would we prefer to leave slow thought To someone more like ‘you’

A scene

 Time raced past midday to afternoon light and saw a glint in the sun on the field in the farm   Smile dropped in - Joy came  to stay and the dog said  will anyone throw a ball  and come play

Choice

I met her at a cafe she was on a common wall out of many one from behind the counter, standing tall She grew impatient quickly and asked me if I own my home No, I’m renting; I’d retort (what business was it of hers I thought) that’s personal – for me to know and me … Continue reading Choice

Lucky

It happened.finally.only yesterday I realised whyFires burned day and nighta day at the cinema changed my lifewe came home that day to a shell of a placepossessions lost – distraught, defaced.The rest of the war spent in another’s armsoutside London on a bourgeois farm.but where to now – a Southern Hemisphere yard?where brown grass turns … Continue reading Lucky