BLUE SKY PROMISES

They promise you the top brick off the chimney pot Say they’ll make it Christmas everyday Yet when those with power lust gain actual power They swiftly snatch those promises away Discard them like ‘day after’ confetti Left to turn into a brown mush in the rain And yet scroll forward just a few years … More BLUE SKY PROMISES

NEWS OF THE FORTHCOMING GENERAL ELECTION REACHES THE FOREIGN OFFICE IN LONDON

“I say Carruthers I bumped into one of those awful tabloid journalist type chaps in the Press Gallery at the Commons last evening and he said quite the strangest thing you know.” “What’s that then?” “Well his exact words were, ‘I think this ballot come poll will see another Cat O’Lyst not unlike that Christine … More NEWS OF THE FORTHCOMING GENERAL ELECTION REACHES THE FOREIGN OFFICE IN LONDON

THE ISLANDER

Circumspect The defining trait of The islander of Mongrel breed No pity for the Poor immigrant   Consummate Self-belief also He aspires to Genetic superiority Often he would imply ‘I am the epitome of This once great nation’ A greatness of Extravagant definition And one that evaporates Under scrutiny   The educated woman Travelled from … More THE ISLANDER

NEWS OF A WHISTLE-BLOWER REACHES THE FOREIGN OFFICE IN LONDON

“I say Carruthers that really was a waste of our valuable drinking time, also a most unpleasant experience.” “Certainly was old chum. I mean out of the kindness of our hearts we visit that old leftie type of the gentry, Lord Daniel Soz, 7th Earl of Whitechapel at his country pile to give him the … More NEWS OF A WHISTLE-BLOWER REACHES THE FOREIGN OFFICE IN LONDON

THE SURGEON GRINS

Naïve The busy Self-centred capitalists The soft socialists The hopeless dreamers   None of them Noticed the bulge Of the pregnancy   Mother ‘Far Right’ Is with child once more   Yet still Across Western Europe The realisation Of imminent birth Of another beast In human form Fails to stir Anything other Than ‘worrying’ Stats … More THE SURGEON GRINS

EGGSHELLS & WHISPERS

Eggshells and whispers The trusted ones Take care And listen   Others eavesdrop Those spellbound raconteurs Who would always Have their way Who fear Revolution   Prostitution of ideals An alien thing To the sisters Who know street lights Better than the sun No idle secrets Do they have Just banter Bargaining Haggling to a … More EGGSHELLS & WHISPERS