Poetry Blog by M.C. Newberry
O'Neill's with the angels now!
O kneel Harry - and show them how
You came to find your rightful place
In that unseen heavenly space,
And why your sprightly eighty nine
Was a prelude to a life divine.
The guardians of its gates may cheer
But we miss your presence a lot down here!
Monday 12th February 2018 5:08 pm
Who do I blame for importing the "high five"...
Childish palm slapping - like kids on the skive!
What happened to the respect of the pat on the back
Or the nod and the shaking of hands?
Now it's high fives and hugs
Like punks high on their drugs
Or those posturing scruffbags in bands!
Folk who've achieved their mature years
Now clap hands like kids with far fewer years
Saturday 10th February 2018 5:29 pm
WOL parades a "Poem of the Week" for our edification - and, occasionally, our education.
In the light of various responses to material that is posted, some of which are both enlightening and
educational, perhaps we should juggle the letters of "Poem" around to have a "Mope of the Week"
- with a nod towards the most entertaining variation appertaining to words of comment and criticism
Friday 9th February 2018 5:19 pm
War is some fine madness,
A tale of vanity's woe;
But from that great insanity
Can a greater sanity grow -
As successive waves of humanity
In their tides ebb to and fro?
Is the cruel price of each sacrifice
The cost of what we must know?
Tuesday 6th February 2018 5:35 pm
At the outset let me firmly state
I'm all for paying "the going rate"
For what is done - no matter by whom,
But sport itself is a selective broom.
The Olympic female on a winter day
Who throws herself on a tin tea tray
To hurtle down a tube of ice
At speeds that make the sane blink twice
Is worth far more than what comes in pay
To others in the sporting fray.
Monday 5th February 2018 5:31 pm
In lands where they originate
Religion is a tool of hate,
Aimed at the freedoms that we give here,
So why do they choose to come and live here?
Declaring that an infidel
Deserves to feel the fires of hell.
I have this question in my mind
But doubt a "faithful" answer I'll find;
Are Muslim cuckoos flying west
To oust our own bird from its nest?
Friday 26th January 2018 5:15 pm
I tend to suspect the stuff we're told
About Health Care woes being down to the old;
Those who steadfastly paid their tax
While others get treated off their backs:
Alkys, druggies, and malingerers who
Install themelves in the NHS queue.
The old would rather be off their trolley,
Installed in beds bought by their lolly,
Before being placed in proper care
For those who've ...
Friday 19th January 2018 5:39 pm
I wait with breathless anticipation for details of the "brief" to be followed by the introduction of a
Minister for the Lonely. Happily living alone, content in my own company, but ready to chat to all
so inclined to enjoy what was called "shooting the breeze", I'm not convinced that this new
post is either practical or desirable. Our human condition is affected by numerous and various...
Wednesday 17th January 2018 10:42 pm