JULIA HARTLEY-BREWER

For the sake of comment in poetical form here is a re-working of a previous entry. 

Listening to Julia Hartley-Brewer

Makes me wish somehow I knew her.

That sense of razor sharp summation

Addressing the wounding allegation

Returning from a distant past

With virtue's rising hot air blast

To put a long lost act on show

That only those concerned can know.

So - look to yourselves, who would condemn

The foolish deeds of hopeful men!

Previous generations faced the facts

And dealt with life's presumptious acts;

Experience came along the way

To help them on another day

When a quick retort...a witty word

Would make some chancer feel absurd.

A man will always try his luck

(Women - note: it CAN take pluck).

And those who learn to play life's game

Are seldom quick to talk of blame.

So, if some learn a lesson through her,

I say well done - Julia Hartley-Brewer

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 7th Nov 2017 16:29

JC - we appear to be suffering a delayed action version of
human responses: as if waiting for an appropriate time to
make complaint. Why now? The reasons are open to conjecture but
the damage, especially to those in public life, is timeless.

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John Coopey

Fri 3rd Nov 2017 18:01

How long will it be, MC, before everyone of us, man and woman alike, has had some allegation of inappropriateness in the past made against them?

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