I remember Kandahar, flying low across a golden landscape in the door of a Blackhawk, the sun a red ball sinking behind jagged mountains. The goat herders below us, waving their sticks upward, flashing huge toothy smiles. Seeing the sand whip up around them as we roared over and passed them.
The sheer beauty of it, the thrill and wonder of being alive in that moment. Seeing The Gates of K...
Friday 19th June 2015 6:51 am
Along the open flatlands toward Stimlje, the land rises.
Through the tight enclosed lanes to the further side, almost leaving.
A battered overgrown compound, mesh fences collapsing, open in part.
Stimlje Mental Asylum.
The incarcerated have not departed, abandoned they remain.
The staff having fled, chose freedom.
Snow lays patchy underfoot, stained with shit and blood....
Friday 5th June 2015 12:31 pm
It's just a way of life
said the man with the gun,
you win it or you lose it
and when all is said and done.
But the odds and the favour
can be tipped from over here
by a warm winning smile
from a boy with no fear.
They say that respect
is a game hard won
but they can't see the smile
down the barrel of the gun.
The feather on the trigger
Tuesday 12th May 2015 12:47 am
Along the hedge rowed Surrey lane
A last light shimmers on moonlights wane
As bar staff stack the chairs again
He walks the road by which he came
Kicks the dog and mutters bitter
Too proud to ever be a quitter
Can’t hear the sea this far inland
Or recall the feel of hand in hand
But oh, he can still hear the band
And in his mouth still tast...
Monday 11th May 2015 3:19 pm
The 8th -9th of May – the Greatest Day,
the Saint Holiday – the Victory Day.
A holiday with glee and spree,
a holiday with tears that appear
remembering those soldiers,
the heroes of the Second World War.
Those hardcore days
we don’t want to face anymore.
That was the largest war
in the history of mankind,
I don’t want you to be blind
but to know and remember the facts:
almost 58 milli...
Friday 8th May 2015 5:14 pm
The Gallipoli Fallen
From Perth to Auckland came the merry brave
Fighting for King and Empire and the motherland to save
The Anzac was led with zeal and might
Churchill's men prepared to fight the merry fight
To the Dardanelles the men were led ashore
To open a supply route to Russia, so ill-equipped and poor
Churchill's plan to obliterate the Ottomans from the war...
Tuesday 17th March 2015 4:29 am
Don't you dare lie to us about Islam
Don't you dare say ISIS is more than just a sham
The truth is Islam is all about peace and that's a fact
The truth is ISIS has no truth at all, it's all just an act
For just like Christianity, Islam has been misused
For just like Christianity, Islam has been abused
By power seeking maniacs who speak no truth at all
There’s never been ...
Saturday 21st February 2015 12:56 pm
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Aggression seeps from jaundiced bones.
IS kills too many crouching in their homes
Al Queda murdered thousands in Twin Towers
the result of all those deaths is sobbing showers
the rain of tears could form a salty river to clean
out all the evil that shattered so many a dream
and in the end those fighters only ever produce
a waste of life and resources with rage on the loose…
Wake up you d...
Wednesday 4th February 2015 2:10 pm
For those who are alive
To see the British newsreel
And remember the spring of 1945.
The British army entered Bergen-Belsen,
The heart of Germany -
The town of beauty and harmony.
Neat gardens, rich farms, …
All around seemed to have only charms.
English soldiers began to admire the place,
In any case, up to the moment
When they felt the smell.
It looked lik...
Tuesday 27th January 2015 8:57 pm
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