Poetry Blogs (solidarity)
Love is flowing down these blood-washed streets.
We are not done.
You put us out yet cannot put us out.
You have not won.
Hate hopes to overpower
Yet is weak
For Freedom's spirit cannot be contained
We are not crushed nor wilted
We are not bowed nor beaten
Listen, for we still are brave to speak
Words will be waged
Look, for we still carry our ...
Wednesday 23rd December 2020 11:05 am
He looks to the left, a quick pause to check the commotion.
There’s shouting crying out on the street. Stomping boots,
signs in hand. It’s another day, another protest, nothing to
worry over. She questions him, “What’s happening?” It
could be anything or nothing at all. They want attention
and this is the day they chose to be seen.
“You should go, I know I would if I could.” She embrac...
Friday 11th December 2020 3:01 pm
Humanity's gone into hibernation
Our focus has shifted to survival
Coronavirus has a bright side
We've changed since its arrival
Mortal danger pushed us together
New-found solidarity is a boon
Survivors will emerge stronger
Dont self-pity or despair too soon
Love can prevail over evil
But humility must come into its own
The era of complacency is over...
Saturday 18th April 2020 10:31 am
I will begin by pointing out that this is not intended to be a partisan political statement, to offend or attack anyone in particular. I write and express what I feel and observe, as a simple citizen. I intend to declare my pain and astonishment seeing that my country is being systematically destroyed and its people humiliated and decimated. In the last 2 years nearly 4 million have emigrated, not...
Monday 21st October 2019 5:19 pm
Poem for Bob Crow (cheers W.H. Auden)
Stop all the docks, cut off the trains,
Start the mariners striking, be still the cranes,
Silence the busses and with muffled bullhorn
Bring out the coffin, let the workers come.
Let politicians circle, moaning overhead
confessing on the airwaves, He Is RED,
Put nooses round the white necks of the bosses,
Let the riot policemen carry their own crosses.
Saturday 22nd March 2014 7:35 pm