May-be-A-B… Just is (a poem, starter…tbc)

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Just is

in-justice

and seems

nothing to be done

to be sure it’s public int’rest

yet the newsreels just won’t run.

This is our bleeding country,

majority just as poor

as back then in the decades

since the Thatcher years abhorred.

Modern days are not enlightened

in these Dark Ages whence we strive

from manipulated mainstreams

truths from the Media to derive.

©©Colette B, 28th July, 2018. Usual Fair Use applies (i.e. personal/educational & non-commercial), thank you 🙂

Linking this post with the  challenge post  https://swishingup.wordpress.com/2018/05/21/may-be-a-b-j-is-for-juncture/

Apologies for absence! This poem starter has been inspired by the mindboggling situation of UK human rights abuses, the media manipulations/mediablackout and circumstances around political imprisonment of a Nottingham woman, a crucial witness to a necessary child abuse inquiry. #freemelanieshaw

 

May-be-A-B … Impossible (a poem)

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Impossible by nature

Implausible in dreams

Ineffable with language

Mysterious intrigue –

What is it, what’s it look like?

Does it make a sound?

Perhaps it has an odour –

Is it air-borne or ground bound?

Whyever can’t I see it,

whatever it is there –

is it just imagination

or invisible is where?

©©Colette B, 10th May, 2018. Usual Fair Use applies (i.e. personal/educational & non-commercial), thank you 🙂

Linking this post with the  challenge post https://swishingup.wordpress.com/2018/05/10/may-be-a-b-i-is-for-ineffable/

#May-be-A-B … Everything (a verse)

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Everything but the kitchen sink

Escaped my mind and my mind will not think

It’s getting late here by ten to twelve

And try as I might to dig deep and delve

I’d be wasting my time alike in neutral gear

And in writing while driving I’d best end it here.

©©Colette B, 4th May, 2018. Usual Fair Use applies (i.e. personal/educational & non-commercial), thank you 🙂

N.B. I am sitting in a chair at home while writing this poem, not driving a vehicle unless considering the blog as the vehicle. I just felt it might be necessary to expound on that fact a little enough to be hopefully clear to the reader. 

Linking this post with the #May-be-A-B challenge for the letter E at SwishingUp

 

#May-be-A-B … Cutting (a verse)

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Cutting it fine with a couplet in rhyme is not quite my cup of tea perhaps

but a carafe of good coffee with a plate of banoffee ice cream and a free play of craps

might create an occasion of casual celebration and cause chuckl’ation and cheer

and coincidentally these words were not meant to be, and they happen to be closing here.

©©Colette B, 3rd May, 2018. Usual Fair Use applies (i.e. personal/educational & non-commercial), thank you 🙂

Linking this post with the #May-be-A-B challenge for the letter C at SwishingUp

 

 

Photopost – Stones

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People in glasshouses shouldn’t throw stones. Ridiculous propoganda campaigns are fooling no-one here.

I happened to be outside skywatching and having seen what appeared to be satellite activity and then missiles crossing UK airspace toward North and NorthWest of my yard at some distance away around afternoon teatime (5:20pm-ish, BST) had gone into the front yard and found a solitary stone on the pavement outside my gate, the dried leaf on my garden path struck me as so similar in colour to that found pebble and the gatepost made a fine stone-studded plinth for a quick snap toward the prompt. Afterwards, later reports of earthquakes in Southern Mexico and hopefully not mass fatalities or casualties  and of course hurricanes and so-called ‘extreme weather’ and ‘freak weather’ still rages in parts of the world.

Roll on a POST-Trump era free of totalitarian dictatorship, free of capitalist religious extremism, free of religious hatred as proliferated by his nightmare brand of ‘American Dream’ etc etc and all the etceteras.

I spoilt my nice tidy space with my rant – [now Updated, 06/03/2018, #writing201 -=private notes, enroll this summer maybe for much needed editing practice]. Apologies for delay while absent.]

Not meaning to seem anti-America – that man, his administration and his politics seem totally alien to anything I’d ever have previously associated with American society, politics or culture. Hopefully the news outlets will get more real soon and stop aiding all those things they purport to be resisting. Hopefully all people affected by recent and ongoing natural and man-made disasters will have the capability and assistance toward recovery. We can but Hope.

#TuesdayPhotoChallenge [Stones]