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Rose Among the Weeds

I grew up in an English garden Everything planted by plan, in rows For effect, pleasing to the eye To an order …

Life Flies By

Villages fly by as I Life’s eternal wanderer Who seeks to put down root From where his people came Do not stop …

Alchemy in Reverse

The wizard that is life and its cruel blows Takes the dreams we have been sold Smashes them before our very eyes …

Heaven Taught Ploughman

“A heaven taught ploughman” – Henry McKenzie speaking of Robert Burns. He learned much with plough in field Beast snorting, as ever …

Unseen Flatmate

A verse on a mouse, in the tradition of Burns… He comes and goes – or is it she Who shares this …

When the Sun Is A Weathercaster

Half set, the sun, at death of day Fills the sky with the red of blood The colour of life of a …

Caress of Barbed Wire

The caress of barbed wire For a while causes pain But keeps the beast in the field So it can remain Where …

Quiet Hours Passing Slowly

Quiet hours passing slowly Day that was young is getting older And a day that was never warm With a growing breeze …

Out of Tune

No fingers now draw from it chords That it once formed, each one like words Now only insects and birds Dwell among …

Lake In All Its Splendor Spoiled

A lake in all its splendor spoiled By a group of babbling chavs It was the opinion on being observed As “have …

Unable to Understand the Anger

Unable to understand the anger That seems to emanate From some folk who fight the world Because they are from an estate …

An Endangered Species

Once upon a time a phonebox In the days when I was young Was the height of technology And from where taxis …

Life Is But a Chessgame

It is just a game they say There is nothing to prove A pawn a rook to win or lose It matters …

Drovers No More Walk These Roads

Drovers, with their cattle herds, To market coming, stick in hand, Guiding their charges with swear words With a sure, and yet …

We All Walk the Same Road

April 8th is the International Day of Roma, and the day we remember the Romany victims of the holocaust.Though thankfully things are …

Poverty Makes All Things Possible

It was easier to fall in love when people were destitute. – El Habib Louai Faith in God, help of family, They …

A Child Plays

Amongst all that is wrong In these present troubled days When adults of tomorrow worries Among them, a child plays… As if …

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