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 -

Otherwise

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.

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Sat 22nd Dec 2018 08:35

What an arterial highway to the heart this poem is John
Cutting and masterful!
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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.

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Big Sal

Sat 22nd Dec 2018 00:48

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

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