Poetry Blogs (2010, politics)
I've been asked, by people following my blog, to include the poems I read on my recent poetry tour, so I'm putting them on here, then will be providing links back here from the blog. Hence...
What are you afraid to say?
You stand and ask what I’m afraid to say?
I’m afraid to say lots of things:
afraid to say no, to say stop, to say sorry;
afraid to say I’m wrong....
Friday 8th October 2010 10:48 pm
It’s on St George’s Day I sing
Elections getting into full swing
The candidates are Labour, Tory
Lib Dem, Green, Independent, BNP
And other assorted nutters
Idealists and cost-cutters
Spin doctors, bloggers and twitters
All hoping to put us on the right track
All hoping to put us back on the right track
Like we were once before
When would that be? ...
Monday 20th September 2010 9:56 pm
I am a rebel against torture
I am a rebel against pain
I seek an end to hunger
I seek an end to the shame
The shame that comes from knowing
all those children dying without water
all those children dying without names
all those children dying from war
Why do men play their vicious games
why do those men pretend to serve God
when all they want is power over others
when all the...
Wednesday 11th August 2010 6:08 am
Stop saving for a rainy day: it's always raining, anyway.
There'll be no turning of the tide, the cavalry will never ride
to rescue you, so rest your cries: there is no path to paradise
that they won't bar, and Avalon
is just a Bryan Ferry song.
Forget your prayers, for they aren't heard; and every happy little bird
that sings above the rainbow knows that hope exis...
Monday 31st May 2010 12:05 am
When the have-nots decide they'd like to have a little more
you call it class war, class war;
but when the rich declare a silent genocide against the poor
it's never class war, it's only case law.
When muslims get irate and say they'll detonate the state
you say it's faith that generates their hate;
but when the guys with home-made gelignite are English-born and wh...
Monday 17th May 2010 9:53 pm