Tag: politics

New poem for my Patrons

A little look at how the fair folk’s influence seems to have sunk its teeth into modern politics. …we learned to hang iron, throw salt, leave out butter and cream… Don’t you want the clink clank of gold…? This poem is available in full… Continue Reading “New poem for my Patrons”

NaPoWriMo Day 8: And Tales of Human Blood

Content Warning: Blood, donating blood, sickness. Inspired by the NaPoWriMo Website’s prompt to take a line from a poetry bot on Twitter and turn it into a poem.  And tales of human blood, Oh, dear digital Shelley, these are The tales for our times… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 8: And Tales of Human Blood”

NaPoWriMo Day 4: Tough Like Old Leather

I told a friend “Today was tough Tough as old boots Tough like old leather Tough like the steak I sent back And worried about the chef spitting on Tough like the conversation I had to have With a toxic person Another toxic person… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 4: Tough Like Old Leather”

Help is Not on the Horizon

It was my birthday yesterday. I ended the day by having a big cry. I was a bit in my cups, to be fair, but this morning I sat and analysed why I was feeling so low. It’s not the isolation. I can cope… Continue Reading “Help is Not on the Horizon”

From Europe to Eternity

As much as I would like to say something meaningful about the U.K., my home, leaving the European Union today, I’m finding it hard to find the words. I feel a bit numb; like it’s a bad dream I might wake up from. But… Continue Reading “From Europe to Eternity”

Blackbirds and the General Election

Despite the pouring rain, the garden has been full of birds today, primarily blackbirds. They are out in force, braving the weather to get the food they need, to keep themselves fit for the future and the cold months ahead. I hope we are… Continue Reading “Blackbirds and the General Election”

June 9th, Britain 

Sitting in bed Waiting for the world to end Or maybe to start. My heart A battlefield of friends  And enemies Love and passion Embers fizzling in the rain The aftermath. Scared to read, scared not to read Fearmongers long for both But my… Continue Reading “June 9th, Britain “

United Kingdom

Oh to be united No hate, no faces blighted With the frown and fierce expression From the guts and buts in session. Oh to be together Facing future, stormy weather Hand and hearts: a strong foundation Revolution, revelation. Oh to be a nation Full… Continue Reading “United Kingdom”

Midwinter Madness 

I’m sat in the doctor’s waiting room about to unveil a tale of woe for my long suffering GP. I’m coughing my guts up, but that’s not even on my list; a list I have to bring or my mushy brain will inevitably cause… Continue Reading “Midwinter Madness “

Labour members- your views wanted on Syria.

Jeremy Corbyn has asked for views from all Labour Party members. If you are a member, check your inbox. MPs may soon have to vote on whether to extend UK bombing into Syria. Please have your say. Here was my response: UK intervention in… Continue Reading “Labour members- your views wanted on Syria.”