Voiding urine upon a memory

The stars smelt of piss as I marvelled at your face,

your statue raised in glory in that elevated place.  

 

The blue plaque and the honours, the vestiges of you

I relieved my celebrations as the desperate often do.

 

Your memory stained and tarnished, belittled and forgot,

In truth I hope my voiding accelerates the rot.

 

PS. Lord Nelson was not a slave trader, but did oppose abolition. Just to clarify a comment I made on the audio track. Apologies to Mr Nelson, neither is this poem specifically about him or any other particular historic figure. Choose you own.

    

 

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Wolfgar Miere

Tue 25th Sep 2018 12:51

Thank you Hannah,

I have been fortunate enough to visit Witanhurst House in Highgate, the biggest residential property in London apart from Buckingham Palace. It is owned by a Russian whose name I will not commit to public record, although it is in the public domain should you be interested.

The money that rebuilt and sustains that house was stolen from the Russian people over the past century, right from the Politburo down, it now masquerades as respectability all over London...throws outrageous parties and endears itself to the most outrageous shameless whores.

It is indeed very very respectable, attached is a video filmed within its confines, it kind of rubs it in the faces of its victims. I will say that the person behind this now play-den of the Russian State is its swaggering leader. When the Russian state seeks to influence prospective clients it is not the embassy which facilitates its corporate hospitality it is this private estate. You want to work for these people? you should see the NDA you have to sign off on.

Anyway, here is a great British whore and sell out....(not Randy but Robbie...Randy's cool)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdYGQ7B0Vew

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRYg2mvT_Ow

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Hannah Collins

Sun 23rd Sep 2018 10:29

Hi David, I do agree with what you say about properties in London bought by Russian millionaires, large houses left standing empty so they increase in value.
Meanwhile thousands sleep in the street in terrible weather with nowhere to live.
It is shameful.

Hannah

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Wolfgar Miere

Sat 22nd Sep 2018 21:51

Thanks Ray,

Never barging in pal, always welcome.

Inspire is partly defined as followed:

"to communicate to the spirit; to convey, as by a divine or supernatural influence; to disclose preternaturally; to produce in, as by inspiration"

So that is interesting to me.

Cheers Ray.

Although I am very fond of a gothic Gargoyle or two.

PS, My grandfather built at least a couple of Churches which he then proceeded to communicate with God from, to my recollection they had flat roofs (they did have crucifixes upon them though).....so maybe God wasn't that inspired to listen, who knows?

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raypool

Sat 22nd Sep 2018 12:47

Sorry to barge in here David. I just thought how in the Victorian times so many churches were the builders statements with their spires, which did inspire in comparison with the blunt knuckle like tops of the current high reachers.

Ray

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Wolfgar Miere

Sat 22nd Sep 2018 08:07

Thank you Hannah,

I agree statues and monuments do decorate our cities in ways that are generally pleasing.

I find Nelsons Column overly grand, although it is impressive. He is so high on a pedestal he is unattainable to the common man. We should remember that is partly the point of its grandiosity, to look down on the common man and let him know his place in the Empire, to do as instructed and demanded, others would say it is to inspire and glorify.

We no longer build such monuments, instead the London skyline is polluted with monstrosities worshipping the new god of money whilst people sleep in doorways. Very few of the new builds in London are financed with British money, it is mostly Russian and Qatari now. It is maybe those buildings and their ethical gestation we should be questioning, tear some of them down.

David.

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Hannah Collins

Fri 21st Sep 2018 17:12

I like statues. The city would be pretty bare without them, just traffic and mayhem.
They bring a certain artistic dignity and awe, especially Nelson's Column.

Hannah

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Wolfgar Miere

Fri 21st Sep 2018 11:26

Thanks for popping by Mark. Many thanks for the flowers folks.

David.

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 20th Sep 2018 22:33

Evoking a mixture of deeds and attitudes we are all prone
to at some time, entertaining & ascerbic in equal measure.
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There are effigies in existence to be belittled or be spared,
But what of their contemporaries whose attitudes they
shared?
.......................
In short, we are all products of our time, for good or ill, and
stand to be judged by later arrivals in this world, depending
on our eminence perhaps, rather than the era that saw us
here.

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Wolfgar Miere

Thu 20th Sep 2018 10:47

Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement, I'm glad I made some of you chuckle.

David.

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Martin Elder

Wed 19th Sep 2018 22:50

You have a way with words both in description and directness that is totally individual. Wonderful stuff David
By the way I agree with Keith about Haig.
Nice one

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Hazel ettridge

Wed 19th Sep 2018 20:35

I relieved my celebrations as the desperate often do - such brilliance!

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Robert Mann

Wed 19th Sep 2018 16:17

David - you takin t'piss or wot? Aiming a stream of acerbic abuse at public figures through history sounds like a new hobby for you! Laughed so hard I thought my trousers would never dry! Very witty mate - nice to see you're keeping an equilibrium later in life. haha
Rob

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raypool

Wed 19th Sep 2018 15:04

A winning combination of the droll and the ascerbic, while the acid and informative audio comment had me laughing.
You're absolutely right of course. We should show some respect even if it is only in retrospect. Cyclists please note.
Top stuff.

Incidentally there was a class of loco called Lord Nelson, and I have been on the footplate of the eponymous engine. Born 1926. I wrote a short poem about it. Should I piss on the poem? Perhaps not.

Ray

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Darren J Beaney

Wed 19th Sep 2018 14:25

Great work David, and the image is spot on, how many of us blokes (and maybe ladies) have had a piss against a wall or statue and nearly toppled over backwards as well lean back to look into the sky?

If I could get away with it there is a statue of a lady (I don't think it is made of iron) in the members lobby in the HP that I would be inclined to pee on, and if the chance came about I would have to restrain myself form going the whole hog...

Cheers

DJB

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keith jeffries

Wed 19th Sep 2018 11:40

David,
Thank you for this as I would like to do the same to Field Marshall Haig in Whitehall.
Keith

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Kate G

Wed 19th Sep 2018 10:57

Wonderfully irreverent Wolfgar

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