Militants have a mindset they follow There is one truth – opinion is hollow Newspeak* is the way Free thought so passé In their own limited language they wallow *In George Orwell's dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four Newspeak was the fictional language used by the ruling party to limit freedom of thought. It is now recognised … Continue reading Limerick XXI
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.
She gave a press conference on broadcast TV She checked the journos to make sure they could see The look on her face Faking compassion and grace Oh how self-righteous our leaders can be
No longer do I travel far Or shed the world I stood to view No longer do I move outside The land I yearned and crooned and streamed No longer do I love for sake (True love found in inner feeling) No longer do I seek success Or look to sunshine’s inner glow For it … Continue reading Angst
Black lives matter - All lives matter from someone living in the most successful and harmonious multicultural nation in the world.
Found this story in the news the other day. Follow the link and you'll see that the preparation for catastrophe was in place but the need (so far) has not been realised, as is shown in the link below. https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/melbourne/coronavirus-ward-created-to-treat-covid-19-patients-at-geelong-hospital-sits-empty-as-managers-hail-its-success/ar-BB13OtGh Kind of reminded me of the episode of Yes Minister where Bernard advises the Minister … Continue reading An empty hospital? Who’d have thought it?
Deliverance – Bring cause for joy Take the mantle – Standing – speaking Believing in One’s own success Attend the Queen – One wills the rest With fortitude One waits to serve The mantle leant Then handed on And leadership – A thing one passes Make most of time – On lectern crested A ‘home’ … Continue reading Deliverance
His frame is like a picture Mounted high upon the wall Surprised he looks aghast At the others they're disturbing So principled a stance Replaced by the pragmatic Conciliation to the forefront One stands languished quite perturbing Let me out let's get it done Moving forward without a warning Will … Continue reading In the morning
I was publishing another poem when I thought I may have neglected those who like to hear and read prose from time to time. As I sit here Down Under, on Australia Day, my thoughts go to Theresa May, who may think she hasn't a friend in the world.
I'm lost - you left me - why did you pass me by I need your leadership your love - your sense that yes, it's worth a try Like a tree - standing taller you lift my sense of being why did you go I need you so you are my fallen beam A captain … Continue reading You left