Create Destroy

Charcoal to parchment the designer creates Stone upon stone the labourers bring Chisel to stone, the sculptor shapes Cathedral rises, to honour the King Atoms and poison, the scientists’ domain Working and slaving until the job’s done To end a war is their laudable aim Mushroom blossoms to blot out the sun Mallets and picks,…

Bullying – why does it happen?

As long as people have been around, there have been bullies, and their victims. We like to think that we are becoming more civilized, but some things never seem to change, in spite of laws and rules of conduct. I believe that there are certain aspects of human behaviour that are so deeply ingrained that…

A parliamentary plea

We can’t afford it, the government cries We can’t let the poor eat Because then we’d miss out on the next gala brunch Offering all that is tasty and sweet   We can’t tax big business, The poor things must keep what they’ve got Everyone knows that taxing should only Be paid by those who…

The politician

You’ve swapped your heart for a lump of coal A suitable upgrade No plastic smile for you, only solid gold will do Suit of the finest lies Hand-sewn by the undeserving poor Shoes of pure broken promises Buffed up shiny And pockets full of graft But the hangman’s tie around your neck Foreshadows your fate…

Unacceptable

We are the undeserving, the invisible A weight on a long-suffering society We have no jobs, no money Surely our fault, to not obtain What cannot be found We are too infirm And have the gall not to recover From incurable disease And missing limbs We have no homes And what sort of person chooses…