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TREES - a re-post to welcome Spring

Springtime trees are newly born,

Their buds soon bursting through;

They wake at nature's New Year morn

To bid the Old adieu.

 

Summer trees are tall and green

Like children growing with love;

Responding to a force unseen

They praise the skies above.

 

Autumn trees are red and gold:

In majesty they stand;

And wear their colours - bright and bold

To decorate th...

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DO YOU REMEMBER MY ENGLAND? - a re-post

Do you remember my England?

When people said "How do you do?"

And most of them were folk you knew,

And everybody joined a queue...

I do.

 

Do you remember my England?

When people seemed to care and share

And it was just not done to stare,

And barbers used to cut your hair...

I do.

 

Do you remember my England?

When "addict" meant a pinball fan

And workmen ...

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TAXING MATTERS!

Tax avoidance...tax evasion

Moral choice...self-persuasion.

One is legal, one is not,

For keeping money you have got.

 

It's common sense to use the law

To keep the wolf outside the door

Protecting precious hard earned dosh

From heavy hits by the taxman's cosh.

 

So - here's the gist of my personal plan

To keep as much as I possibly can;

Tho' I know for sure the...

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HOSTAGES TO CHARITY

The bells of hell go ting-a-ling-a-ling

For you but not for me

O death where is thy sting-a-ling-a-ling

Be off your guard and see!

 

The likes of IS and their kind

Serve corrupt ideology

Money or murder - they don't mind

To them - it's charity!

(And funds FOR GUNS, you see).

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CHURCHILL'S FUNERAL

I was there that bitter cold day

When Winston Churchill passed my way;

Keeping watch beneath Admiralty Arch,

I breathed to the beat of the funeral march.

 

About the man no more need be said

Long since called to arms by The Glorious Dead;

But I was there that memorable day

When Winston Churchill passed my way.

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TAKING OFFENCE

Too often it seems there is this sense

Of those too keen to take offence;

Indulged with ill-informed applause

Rude champions of an absent cause.

 

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BURNS NIGHT

Do the Scots celebrate William Wordsworth

Who lived not far from their border?

Do they eulogise John Keats or Lord Byron?

If not, then let's call them to order!

 

Why should we bother with Burns Night

Who are as Scottish as spaghetti bolognese?

Spare us the haggis and the drone of those pipes

And hangovers that linger for days!

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MIXED BLESSING

We live in the world of the global media

The contest now is who is speedier

To bring to the insatiable TV screen

Much that once was left unseen

In days of wireless and bakelite phones

When news was read in sepulchral tones

And private grief was left alone

For those within the family zone

Now criminals parade their grief

With crocodile tears that stretch belief

And the...

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WHERE ARE THE MODERATE MUSLIMS?

Where are the moderate Muslims...

Why don't they protest with their feet?

With "Moderate Muslims Against Barbarism"

Banners to wave in the street.

 

The countries that offer them freedom

Are owed a duty of care

By all those who seek the privilege

Of planning their futures there.

 

Let them turn their backs on the killers

Who attack freedom from within their ranks.....

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NEW YEAR THOUGHTS

Despite the incitement towards "cheer" 

And forced bonhomie that mirrors fear

From hordes of humanity pressing near,

I have my doubts about each new year.

Sometimes it seems that they suggest

A challenge amounting to a test.

Now - looking back at all the rest,

I take the view that each LIVED is best!

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