Poetry Blogs (2019, futility)
Sunday 10th February 2019 11:32 pm
No Love for Valentine
Valentine’s Day 2003 Hans Blix’
will deliver his report to condemn or
free a rebel country held to high ransom,
ruthlessly sanctioned, surveilled and surrounded.
It’s supposed to be the day we say who we
love (or secretly admire) want and desire.
A day for smiles - not hate and guided missile
range – 93 mil...
Friday 17th August 2018 3:20 am
Time took the whole.
What I thought was mine.
We share this moment with all creation.
One quantum between all of us.
I believed experience to be whole.
I have only fragments.
And those are, at best, images and feelings.
Time eats us.
Swallows us whole.
And when all's said and done.
We leave with nothing.
Save knowing that we'...
Friday 3rd February 2017 5:41 pm
The Death of All Hope
There is always the counterstrike,
A reply to anything and everything encouraged,
Every altruistic benevolent deed,
Any reference at all to gestures of good will,
It has always existed;- teasing and tarnishing a good many -
And make null and void - every positive thought,
No choice but to experience its wrath,
Tuesday 8th November 2016 9:29 pm
Just blow the whistle
and lets be gone
we cannot bear this
The air is still
as death awaits
lingers at the gates
As triggered fingers
itch to kill
its rather them
their coffins fill
At close of day
this battled ground
will have its blood
and flesh by pound
And measured gains
the sum of naught
Wednesday 20th July 2016 8:07 am
That some should revel
in this pit of death
where lives are gone
and split from joy.
Where on this field
of human play
what’er they say.
undid all human trust,
and Judges Judged
how settled dust.
can set the sunken
Tuesday 26th April 2016 6:26 pm
On chicken street under wilting plastic
traders watch the earth wash brown,
two days now
and still it comes.
and calls to prayer,
contemplate a better place.
happily re-distribute wealth.
Still the rain comes.
block the streets,
filling their ta...
Saturday 2nd April 2016 8:07 am
What is absorbed is expelled,
the process of such,
The flash to bang of shock,
is no friend to the heart.
The eternal battle with mind
blazes through a life.
Two forces repelling,
each knowing one must succumb
before the victors flag is pitched.
In all of this then,
Monday 29th February 2016 10:59 am
Life unravels like jazz
in moments before there is complete clarity,
is wrapped in the seekers journey,
its purpose was clear.
Sunday 21st February 2016 1:57 am
The whistle blows to sound the charge
and over the top they bustle and barge,
covered from head to toe in mud
and soon tainted with flesh and blood.
Up the ladder with slippery rungs,
a scream of rage from terror filled lungs,
adrenalin coursing through every vein
with the fear of not coming back again.
Knee-deep mud sucking boots from feet,
tangled in barbed w...
Friday 24th July 2015 2:55 pm
Death; the dealer
of the final deck of life.
No hidden agendas,
just a cold slate to wipe.
With hand and sword
or rock and stone,
with shaft sailing deadly
through grey skies, alone.
The smarter the weapon,
the reaper delights
at a fulsome harvest
of terror and cries.
They split the atom
and split the odds,
they split the proceeds
Saturday 4th July 2015 8:24 pm
Let us pretend
that we haven’t been this way before
too recently and too often
that this is the way forward
that it is the road to the peace
which eluded you when you sent
planes and tanks and men
into Lebanon, Ramallah, Jenin,
Gaza, Gaza, Gaza.
Let us pretend
that this time will be different
that this time will be worth it
that you can tot up the lives...
Tuesday 15th July 2014 9:56 pm
I paint myself inspired, intense,
dismayed but remain just a fat old man
who can’t get laid
such a contrary slut
bathing myself in the corporate filth
served in styrofoam cups
the master of diversion
the circus is in town
maybe now is my chance
to pull up and over and run away
with a tired old sawdust queen
sold as seen
amidst this arrid contemplation
Saturday 28th December 2013 8:42 pm
Thursday 31st October 2013 3:25 am