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He sipped in cafés in the afternoons;
He’d been below the average at school.
Tradition made him thrash away at life,
Despite this, he was no more than a fool.
Then suddenly he had his first big break;
A full-blown, bloody war had to be fought.
His doomed adventures did not matter now;
All trails of damage added up to nought.
A strange equality in times of war
Sunday 7th January 2024 8:25 am
The world is in chaos
Yet there is jubilation everywhere
People are gasping for air
Yet there is air around them
Their lungs refuse to accommodate any
So I watch them give it up instead
A moment of silence for the departed,please!
My eyes are glassed with suppressed tears
I turn on tv to silence my sorrows
But my grief knows no rest
The sound of children laughing...
Sunday 2nd January 2022 10:02 am
It's September of forty-five.
We remember the dark months
when France was overrun and England stood alone
against the force of Nazi armies.
Soon Germany attacked Russia.
Then Japan committed a tactical triumph
and a strategic blunder: they attacked Pearl Harbor.
Our ocean fortress had been breached.
That Day in Infamy galvanized the nation;
to win, no matter what the cost.
Wednesday 27th May 2020 2:26 pm
At night we sealed the light in, to be safe.
There was music, and the sewing machine whirred.
We played on the rug with a painted wooden car,
Like the one Daddy used to drive, when there was petrol.
Now every night the warden was on his bike,
In the pitch black streets, checking the dark houses
In case the careless light was spilling out;
The rain on his rubber...
Tuesday 13th December 2011 8:49 pm