Saturday, 6 August 2011


Small Ads

For sale:
Size ten
Wedding dress
Strapless off white,
Sequin detail to the bust and waist area,
Also comes with hoop required for dress.
Never worn.

Polemic on Freedom

Man is born free, yet everywhere he is in chains,
So I read,
That  Rousseau said ,
And he is still right,
As freedom becomes twisted to make and sate
Whatever self centred hybrid  that we can create
For ourselves, but not- for each other
And so freedom for the people of Gaza
Means imprisonment behind their own border
And a nation state is free to deprive the sick of medicine
To protect their own order
And oppress others
Which is no freedom at all
But the mentality of those who think small
Whilst in Brussels we talk of free trade
Of what money can be made
But the children of Somalia want to be freed
 from the greed
Of warlords who would rather buy guns for themselves than water for the thirsty,
To purchase death rather than save life
Where oppression and strife,
But  no new rain eases the scorched earth of destruction
Yet it is not just far away
That our feeble minds have strayed
From what is right and is wrong, for so long. 

Old freedoms lie in the balance
At the mercy of corporate dalliance
And careless staff do the rounds
In homes  to be sold off or closed down
Of men and women who fought for freedom
Not this.

And they will have you believe that Gordon Taylor from the players football association
For having a meaningless telephone conversation
Is due compensation
Of £900,000
While the elderly cannot get around
Because the money cannot be found

In whom can we be trusting
When our liberties lie rusting
In such specious, spun words
Ringing hollow and absurd.

So saying what you do mean, is mea
Or demeaning?
Or is it the mean of what you mean that is meant?
What was the meaning? 

Was it what you thought, but did not say,
Or what you said but did not mean?
Or was it just that we did not glean
From what you said
What we should have seen?

Were your words pristine?
Or not what they might have been?
Is it that on which you were not keen?
And if you now say you did not mean what was said
What was read -And you said it,
Well what did you mean?
What should we, the team, glean?

That you say what you mean?
Or that what you said you didn’t mean?
But it should not have been seen.

And although what you say, you do not always mean
As the words can refer to another scene that was seen,
You do now,
(From what I can glean)
Think that we should trust you and hold you in the highest esteem.
But not what you say.

Well not always.
Not what you said yesterday, anyway.
Just what you say ,today. Ok?

You think that we should believe you, that what you say is true
Maybe some of the words,  perhaps just a few?
But  when some talk of freedom be wary of such claims
Test what is said carefully, and listen for those chains.

Garden Control

Its reptilian jaw chomped
Bony shell barely visible
Amidst swaying blades

Nimble teeth nibbled
Mesh and floppy ears
Casting eerie shadows

Mournfully munching
Grey wisps fluttered
Billy goats gruff

Swift hooves  danced
Lithe legs poised for flight
Daring to graze

Janet rested
Glass in hand
Lawnmower redundant

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