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Some poems seem to stay topical

Some poems seem to stay topical, even when you'd prefer they didn't. This is one of them.

 

Abdullah

 

Omar is a fighter,

Arifa is a nurse

And Abdullah?

Abdullah is twelve

 

Omar is dangerous.

Arifa is a healer

And Abdullah?

Abdullah is twelve

 

Omar kills hostages

Arifa tends the wounded

And Abdullah?

Abdullah is twelve

 

Omar’s full of hat...

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Sea Battle

 

Salt spray the sensation you’d think to miss,

the heaving deck your only anchor

as the sun rises on set sails

and the canon roars.

 

A shout into oblivion, the black

trajectory of the missile falling

short, creating a fountain of brine

while the mate mouths

oaths and the captain shouts.

 

Blood on the decks as all hands

wield mops and pails ...

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Olympics in Dorking

 

Olympics in Dorking

When the cyclists come through Dorking

They'll do so at a speed 

that's probably illegal 

At least those in the lead

They'll shoot round Pump Corner 

As a speeding, flashing bunch

While we watch for a moment 

And then go back to our lunch

We'll raise a cheer, they'll raise some dust

Don't get some in your eye

No. Watch the wa...

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