Poetry Blogs (protest)
I like my music ANGRY. My favourite types of song
Are those that call for change, to try to right some wrongs.
I’ll take lyrics about war or peace or duty socially bound,
Over any heartfelt soulful dirge about love lost or found.
But it seems my favourite protest songs have limited success,
Judging by the fact the world is still in such a mess.
The answers blowing in the win...
Saturday 27th October 2018 8:14 am
where cars run rare
and exude mating calls
with running rust
synonymous to melting
who prides a sign
arches over 9th street
A R T
and in essence
of what could be known as design
in other wo...
Friday 12th May 2017 4:33 am
Given what's happening in America right now, I suspect it won't be long before the First Amendment begins fighting for its life.
With that in mind, I thought I'd share my most successful poem to date, though it's hardly a poem at all.
It is based on my experience of living in South Africa during Apartheid.
In The Tradition Of The Star
This poem is censored.
I cannot mentio...
Friday 17th March 2017 1:08 pm
Please dont send me back home to my parents house.
I have a new home, and started my own family
So that I may forget the pain of where I was raised.
Please dont send me to my parents house.
Although I love them dearly,
I have my own kids to watch after,
And who will raise them better than me?
Who will raise my children while I am gone?
Who will care and love my children if ...
Friday 17th February 2017 2:52 pm
I’m a snowflake mate
if you like
in a blizzard
that will white out
your false politics
stop your momentum
as we drift
and in an avalanche
bury you forever
I’m a snowflake mate
whether you like it or not
Sunday 5th February 2017 6:41 pm
With events across the pond, this seems an appropriate time to raise a little cry of defiance over the state of my own nation, and to remind myself that there's still some fight left in us...
Why I Will Not Keep Calm and Carry On
When I was young, the golden rule
of how to get along at school
was Keep your head down. Don’t make waves.
Don’t stand apart – you’re not that brave.
Wednesday 9th November 2016 12:25 pm
Twenty seven years of sleepless nights
enduring a lifetime of injustice.
Fighting endlessly to clear the name...
of friends and loved ones wrongly blamed.
Justice should have been swift and free,
but corruption was present from the start
and lay at the heart of this tragedy.
Adding pain and deepening their misery.
Always dignified. Unflinching in their efforts,
the strength it has...
Thursday 28th April 2016 9:23 am
Some things said,
released into the ether.
What be their value,
if not to offend or appease?
the more worthy of these.
Freed as graceful doves,
or cast as spears of hate
are they not better loosed above?
to tempt an unknown fate.
Though some might bite their tongues to save
a life not worth its breath.
Monday 18th January 2016 7:53 am
How can a lie
make the whole world cry,
yet they claim there is nothing to see,
where nefarious knaves
and the covetous crave
beneath covers so stealthily, free?
No thought for the plebs
as they weave dangerous webs
in a world already complex,
where the sins of the saints
have done nothing but taint,
confuse, deceive and perplex.
To forgive and forget,...
Sunday 16th August 2015 5:17 pm
Live every day like it was meant to be,
helping all those who want to be free.
Feel the warmth in a genuine smile,
a childish giggle can bridge the miles.
Surround everybody with happy ways,
bask in the heat of the suns warm rays.
A world of love and peace for all,
where we help the ones who trip and fall.
I may be a dreamer of fanciful sights
but dreams are better than childis...
Wednesday 5th August 2015 10:51 pm
Fracking (Cinquain #1)
opens gaping fissure.
The whole process needs inspection.
Monday 27th January 2014 10:37 pm
We live in an unpredictable world
Where everything is so much twirled.
Each new day brings a surprise.
And how easy is it to realize
What can turn into bad or nice?
The evil today is a plan of some possessed
To destroy those who were by God blessed.
To turn into the colony Ukraine,
And the main: Ukrainians - into slaves.
The empire of greed craves the grav...
Friday 17th January 2014 1:10 pm
We're all in this together,
we're here to represent you.
We will protect the NHS,
pensions, public services, free speech,
the right to protest, journalistic independence
and repair the economy.
But we must keep money
we NEED money.
Generators will not work without capital,
the magnetic pulse of the world will cease
and the crust shall become me...
Tuesday 2nd April 2013 4:38 pm
I think we need a civil war,
‘Cos change can never come from petitions,
Whilst politicians don’t even make the decisions.
And it’s not about royalty or roundhead,
It’s more like Malcom X said there’s field slaves,
And those stuck in the house brain dead.
A civil war,
Overthrowing central banks,
Burning Union flags and oil tanks,
Knocking on ...
Saturday 2nd February 2013 11:02 pm
You don't have to look far to see where we're headin',
Look at Greece and Ireland it's a bloodless armageden.
The Global Insurection Against Banker Occuption,
Is being fought on the front line by european nations.
Mothers and fathers skipping meals for sons and daughters,
The electricity's cut off, like the water.
Then it's out in the street,
The downbeat's com...
Thursday 8th November 2012 9:24 pm
I might look like a mortal man to you,
But I was brought here tonight just to speak to you,
From a higher dimension, where nobody is ever born or dies,
Where we don't get cataracts on our mind's eye.
Sometimes I like to sit alone on a throne of bone,
Made from children social services stole from their homes,
And kids who lost their souls in...
Sunday 4th November 2012 7:19 pm
Lack of information is obscene and cronic,
Holds you back like the bars of a prison that are socio-economic,
When all you know is what Fiona Bruce told you so
Why would you worry about GMOs from Monsanto?
In schools we're taught no sense of identity,
Like a man running for office, no personality,
Because they know if we had any sense of who we are,
There's no way in hell we'd let ...
Sunday 4th November 2012 5:38 pm
I'm from a land where,
Two girls on the bus to school is revolutionary,
Where we bury boxes full of our still born children,
'Cos experimental biological weapons more or less killed them.
Plus the starvation, and working on the opium plantation,
Whilst Halibuton gets paid to rebuild my nation,
MPs with hidden interests plan my leader's assasination.
From London to Lo...
Sunday 4th November 2012 5:34 pm
My opinion of the Christian God is shitty,
I'll put my hand on the Bible and tell any girl she's pretty!
Like a homeless child clinging to a pipe for warmth, steaming
Flithy, but I'll give her a cleaning.
If you think there's a difference between Tories and Labour you're dreaming,
Like two junkies and one crack pipe they're fiending,
Besides all the power's with the cent...
Sunday 4th November 2012 5:17 pm
Make a stand
You can make a stand against wrong-doing or stand for what is right,
You can make a stand as a pacifist as to stand is not to fight.
You can make a stand with a fist aloft or stand with a lowered gaze,
You can make a stand that’s popular or stand without seeking praise.
You can make a stand by marching or stand up by sitting down,
You can make a stand if yo...
Sunday 27th November 2011 9:51 pm
On the 18th of January 1981, 13 young people died in a fire in New Cross, South East London (a fourteenth committed suicide after losing so many friends). Just shy of thirty years on, these are the contemporary reflections of a man who was a seven year old boy at the time. Widely thought to have been a racially motivated attack, more recent advances in forensic technology have suggested o...
Saturday 8th January 2011 5:45 pm
(audience) We say no!
Treating our land like
A big fat hoe
(audience) We say go!
Destroying local businesses
We don’t need your no good
Cheap ‘goods’, low wages
2 quid battery chicken
Homeworkers of all ages
Working hard and gaining little
Being kept in poverty-
When you buy from Tesc...
Saturday 4th September 2010 8:45 pm