A loving heart is the truest wisdom

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Opinions can be ignored, mocked,

That's fair enough - satirists like Swift'd be buggered -


and, of course,

No-one has the right not to be offended

I am offended everyday

By the complacent, middle-class old

Bastards who hang on to every penny

And have the empathy of granite

And so easily condemn

Those poorer or less well-educated

Than them.

I love the novels of Dickens

For the way that he exposes hypocrisy

Like a surgeon exposes the aorta

His touch and tone

Make my breath hold

A note

For so long. 

It ends up as a song.



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M.C. Newberry

Sat 22nd Dec 2018 15:43

Dickens was a masterful novelist with a social conscience who used
extremes in situations and the names of his characters to make his
stories memorable. I wonder what his wife had to say about his
extra-marital (?) association with a certain lady? The point? None of us can claim to be perfect and often have reasons for various shortcomings.


Sat 22nd Dec 2018 08:35

What an arterial highway to the heart this poem is John
Cutting and masterful!
What the dickens gave Dickens the power that he wielded so powerfully to change the course of history as he undoubtedly did in my book.

Whatever it was/is you have more than you’re your fair share of it my old pal.


Big Sal

Sat 22nd Dec 2018 00:48

Your taste in true talent never ceases to amaze, John.?

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