Category Archives: political

All things political and politics

Big Questions

They could not see the end of their noses the end of the last century the end of infantry and cavalry of Boys Own battles and yet they stand today in ceremony, the successors and descendants of those, who may … Continue reading

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Comment for Kole

Never expecting too much of life Is like preparing to be surprised. When all it throws at you is bad news, it comes good! Then you popped your head above the parapet to say Hello, it’s me, I’m here! Where’s … Continue reading

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Fortune

They see our hard earned fortune there, in marbled city suites, floating on a silky sail, the nap of leather seats. They had the opportunity, the pool of genes, whose code requires a reservation for a public school and Spode. … Continue reading

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Posted in Ballad, Hope, Money, poem, poetry, political | 20 Comments

Snow Dog

Photo by Barbara Anstie ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The depth of it exceptional, and all at once she lies and sits and stands below. She smiles, then in her mind she skips, her paws tread deeply in the soft white powdered snow. An … Continue reading

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The Poppy

When I see a poppy I see the symbol of something that it’s easy to forget; not a logo, a stripe or a statement of rank. It’s neither corporate image nor party colour, nor crucifix. It is not even… …a … Continue reading

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Posted in courage, family, Free Verse, Heroes, Hope, poem, poetry, political, Preachy, Religious, sadness, War | 7 Comments

Rose Petal

You came to me from rose vermilion red; so rude and flushed with health you seemed to be. I was surprised when I discerned instead your disposition was no longer free; that, whilst you were so moist and soft, I … Continue reading

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Message from Mother Earth

I woke to feel no breath, as if at birth, so I could hear the breath of mother earth, as she heaves with sighs of lives foregone, telling us we need to change our song, review the wiles of new … Continue reading

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