On those days when the news was slow,
Editors of a bygone age
Would hold the paper’s front page till
A tasty story reared its head.
You needed nerves of steel to bet
On beating deadlines with a splash:
A murder or a bank held up,
A bishop, caught in flagrante.
It was what the public wanted:
Big pictures, tearful confessions,
Have-a-go heroes, raffish cads,
Wednesday 12th October 2022 5:36 pm
we used to walk in the canyon
talk of a future that never came
gasping at the beauty round us
Selina was one hell of a dame
its a movie playing in my head
just pictures without the sound
a neck-lace of images inside a
cold tomb on hallowed ground
called to New York for a movie
turned your head with ambition
left me doubting your standing
fearing you inten...
Monday 31st May 2021 10:40 am
When I sit down to day dream in the wishing well of life,
“Madeleine McCann: German prisoner identified as suspect”
When I write on my laptop,
“Premier League: Clubs to meet to discuss premature finish options”
When I lift a cup to my lips,
“Rather cloudy with showers for most, but some bright or sunny spells too. Cool and breezy”
When I muse a...
Monday 17th August 2020 3:00 pm
Touron........A tourist who unfortunately also happens to be a moron!
The “Tourons” made up a picnic of all their favourite food and drink,
they brought along everything from home except the kitchen sink.
Bags bursting with goodies, enough to see them through the day,
but they left behind the empty packaging for others to throw away.
So much effort taken to pack everything...
Saturday 27th June 2020 4:36 pm
It really is so rubbish, to see all the rubbish
left in parks, on the beaches and everywhere
What gives people the right to think it is right
to leave it behind without consideration or care
I just do not understand people who leave litter behind
I just can not comprehend what goes on in their minds
The “Tourons” made up a picnic of all their favourite food and dri...
Saturday 27th June 2020 3:01 pm
So we all know this is bullshit, this thing called Corona Virus,
My friends and I don't wear masks and now people won't stand beside us,
Damn it's crazy that people still watch the news,
All they do is lie and it's owned by the Jews,
That doesn't make me a racist so please just relax,
Just look up the definitions and make sure you know your facts,
Can't you see this virus is one ...
Saturday 9th May 2020 11:12 am
Call the trade descriptions police...we've been sold the wrong spring this year!!!!
Like a metal coil
In a tense, uncertain
And when the pressure is
Many mere mortals, by then
They thought that
Now life has fallen
Invisible, silent, viral
The question is
Wednesday 25th March 2020 4:44 pm
It's usually the day
To steer clear of ladders
If only they'd avoided
Nobody really understands
Exactly what we should do
Just got to keep
Washing our hands
Buying extra roll
For the loo
Good luck and
Both in such short supply
Borris seems none the wiser
So do your best and
Try not to die
Friday 13th March 2020 11:40 pm
She doesn’t sing to win awards,
she sings to breathe life to her soul,
connect with spirits tuning in,
let them know they are not forgotten.
She knows she will have critics
that judge her art lacking.
Their negativity is nothing she hasn’t
overcome from herself a million times
on her rocky road to freedom.
She smiles as the ivory tickles her left palm,
Saturday 7th March 2020 12:54 pm
Monday 13th January 2020 5:43 pm
It's not working
Deep fake pizza
Sunday 17th November 2019 10:31 pm
On hearing that the NHS are setting up new clinics for teenagers who are addicted to playing games online
N H Chess....
Game to play
Wednesday 9th October 2019 1:45 am
A little farewell to a package holiday company
A paradise trip
I was trying
Wednesday 25th September 2019 11:44 am
It was reported in the news a few weeks ago that those people who use more emojis than words are sexier, going on more dates etc....
Him-You don't need to read this
I don't have to speak
Let me just send emojis
To make your knees weak
Showering you daily
With heart shaped kisses
Showing I'm the one
All your wishes
I'm being so romantic
Thursday 5th September 2019 12:12 pm
A Local Earthquake Today Inspired Me...
Fracking caused the earthquake
Lacking caused their heartbreak
The Magnitude of their
Hit the Richter scale
Yet molten heat's
They still made
The earth move
Monday 26th August 2019 7:33 pm
I heard that Giraffes have been protected from being slaughtered for their body parts for the first time this week....So a celebratory poem
It's Wonderful to have
A long neck
It reaches up
To the sky
I can nibble leaves
And smile at
I can see
For Miles around
I always k...
Sunday 25th August 2019 11:14 am
Have I caught a cold?
I can feel it in my bones
this hollow sense that I can’t shake
when I gauge the current state
you’re not paper anymore
and it’s not news
just the inevitable unfolding
an unstoppable rolling
towards flag waving
a dismantling, dividing
This news, this news
gives me contusion blues…
Politics is broken, democracy’s a jok...
Wednesday 21st August 2019 3:18 pm
What if the hyperreal really isn’t real,
And the news never happened?
Our perceptions are just pixels, photons,
Bits and bytes scattered on a screen.
Gods and monsters both just
Misapprehensions of a troubled mind.
But whose mind is responsible for
The anxiety provoking representation?
Surely some eternal consciousness
Has not conspired to create in y...
Tuesday 15th January 2019 11:15 am
I remember exactly the spot
the place I sat
when she told me
I remember the cooling coffee
when I was told
I remember the uncertainty
in her voice
when she told me
I remember how I smiled
the joy I felt
when I first knew
my almost son
Monday 12th November 2018 12:16 pm
And Now The Weather
Rain drops smudge the inky page,
snowflakes on the talk shows,
the sun bakes hard the daily news.
That’s the way the wind blows.
Lightning strikes the gossip columns,
thunder rustles print rows,
All Hail the brave reporters.
That’s the way the wind blows.
Sleet and mizzle obscure truth,
pressure builds in highs and lows
from dull ...
Thursday 26th July 2018 7:18 pm
This Is The News
You know that there are statistics
waiting to be displayed
when a BBC reporter
stands to the left of a brick wall -
and when the report’s about finance
and they’re stood out in the rain,
you know they’re going to make a pun
about saving for a rainy day.
When did the news become a vehicle
for cheap shots and sound-bites?
Where young report...
Monday 7th May 2018 5:00 pm
Today’s News Game
The woman who read the news smiled
and got excited by the prospect
of what was to come.
He proudly watched over
the seeds that he had sewn
in the name of his culture.
“Don’t point that thing at me,
I had enough of it last time”.
They watched on with blank faces
and clapped in the right places
and some were secretly ...
Monday 4th September 2017 7:19 pm
The shock was solid as a punch
That left me breathless, faint, unmanned;
So obviously lost that chair and water came
And it was I – so very briefly – nursed
Until my mind began to grasp the truth it had shunned.
How could I not have guessed or known
The woe, the pain, the destruction?
After all these many years, my failure to feel –
My hiding from the very possibility ...
Friday 21st July 2017 12:07 pm
the world awakes most mornings
and the news is always black
the newsreader is commenting
on another violent attack
another poor soul's been murdered
in search of another cause
it's always religion or politics
that starts the numerous wars
all in the name of religion
it makes my blood run cold
how can people do this?
how can they be so bold
they never seem to pause
Thursday 20th July 2017 1:46 pm
Days have gone till I've felt something strange,
would I feel like that again?
Will my life be with the sweetness I haven't known yet?
One can do so much,
one can feel too much.
I admit I ache for something,
One thing is for certain,
I might feel it again.
Might not be the same,
Better of this ache,
better for my soul.
Monday 29th May 2017 2:05 am
Hello friends of CPC,
Over the next few months we will be makin...
Sunday 23rd August 2015 8:50 pm
Fox News got an expert in
to tell them about terror
he said he had some beans to spill
and then he made this error
if you ever needed evidence
his analysis is cracked
he told them Birmingham’s gone Muslim
it’s a #foxnewsfact
he’s seen the Mecca Bingo halls
and put two and two together
then come up with 5, or 39,
he’s really not that clever
he thinks Aston’s...
Tuesday 13th January 2015 10:06 am
So I have written a trilogy of poems based on the subject of communication. I have rather inventively decided to call them The Communications Trilogy.
The first on the Trilogy is Television, whilst I am someone who is generally pessimistic about the media and government and don't really believe a word of what we are told, I do suffer from a subconscious paranoia. Beaten i...
Wednesday 27th June 2012 1:06 pm
Sex. Done it. A few times shorter than a moments passed. Come Quick. Newsflash! This just in...soon to be old news. Start practicing stamina, duration, length, self control and persistence. Sexual Human Beings. We are so sexual in every way. Try and stay away. Too tempting. Too hot. Too arousing. Too wet. Too slippery. Too dangerous. Butt, If it's with "the one" it'll be Too kool, Far out, groo...
Monday 28th May 2012 4:50 pm
Default in Greece,
In Iceland – peace,
Protests in England,
Evacuation plans in Scotland,
Brace’s bakery success in Wales,
In The Sun read the details.
Italy is under water,
In Twee Ribiere it’s getting hotter.
Riot is in the USA on Wall Street,
Moscow is in the sleet.
Soon or right on time for Christmas shopping?
Asked King of Prussia,
Wednesday 23rd November 2011 12:47 pm