bad signs of the times

I no longer feel safe.


Even the elderly and children

have to brave these jungle days

where the big wild animals ( for want of a much darker word )

we once knew as  little human beings

are on the hunt


each of them having thrown their hearts away

and bloodily baptised their ferocious teeth

on the increasing misfortunes of the weak.


Dear God above! 

just as I did not blame you for the Holocaust

but the likes or worse still

of these monsters who shed their skins of humanity

let not these eyes or ears of mine

carelessly wander into the news valleys

of death doom and gloom once more.


Why I wonder does that song keep running through my head-

#  there goes my happiness again #


◄ farewell flea-pit

LITTLE hitlers ►


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Sun 28th Jan 2018 10:51

😄😆 great comment Pat and Stef!

and so very very scaringly true!

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sat 27th Jan 2018 12:47

yep, the older one becomes the scarier modern society gets.
A very good ooer-missis type poem Leon.

P&S xx

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Thu 25th Jan 2018 10:16

👍👍!! great comments girls more than worthy of my gratitude

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Rose Casserley

Wed 24th Jan 2018 19:45

awful to say Leon, but a lot of the old folks I know would certainly agree with your views.

And how knee-jerkingly quickly is the finger of blame for atrocities such as the Holocaust pointed at God when in fact as we all know and only too well crimes against humanity are carried out by man himself.

God gives us to the tools but if we abuse their usages whose fault is that?

Rose 💋

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Jemima Jones

Tue 23rd Jan 2018 13:50

excellently written Leon. Looking at the news last night in particular concerning the very vulnerable people you mention I can see where you are coming from. Thank you.Jemima.

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