Aug31

My Pilgrimage to AgincourtThe day was bright, The wind just right, To visit Agincourt. I faced Harfleur, A King poseur, And felt like the Queen’s consort. We walked in pairs And climbed the stairs With Parisian disport. I smiled at her, Her raconteur, She was my last resort. I gave my heart, She’ll have no…

Aug30

He gained his teenage kicks In the knotted garden Smoking weed. He looked at his fingers, Trying to figure out what made Them tick. He stared long at the sun Wondering, eventually, Why he was so blind. He listened to the distant Call of the cuckoo, Asking if he could join in. The hanging stench…

Politics

Twelve people sat around a table: Two of them were angry Because one of them was Green; Two were incensed Because four of them were Red;(Ironically, one of the Reds Was also the Green); The two who were Yellow Weren’t irate, merely huffy; The Northern one was sore And also exasperated Because the others Wouldn’t…

Aug29

I saw the moon walking Down the street. At the cross-roads He waited for his moment. He opened his soul, From within Emerged a powerful Locomotive bristling with steam. It raced away Into the distance And the moon Seemed to lose its shine. In desperation It planted itself. A small shrub sprouted. Growing quickly The…

Aug28

The colours merged down in the dirty gutterAnd spread like pools of slowly melted butter. The group stood firm, with flowing strength unfurled. Unnamed heroes protecting the free world. They fight as one against the burning sky, Bring down the sun that razes waters dry. In our last stand against the raging weather, We’ll hear…

Aug27

Intonation and perspiration.Shaping his soft hands, inchingTowards the boundary of determination:He set the field on fire.He resets himself and his partner,Fixed only on the target, only on the ball,Like each stroke of artistry was guidedBy the hand of the almighty.Moments stand statuesque,Each heart temporarily stopped,Spectating opponents flailing and failingAs another notch is etched into his…

Aug26

Odd that only the pure of heart can kneel.They kneel in prayer, like this couple of old nuns,Seemingly left behind by time and technology,They kneel to thank God they didn’t get caught up in it.After seeking redemption one sneaks a phoneFrom her pocket, drops a gang sign andInstagrams a selfie from the edge of theological…

Aug25

i captured my strength in a horseshoe;i hanged my intelligence in a cigarette;i waterboarded my dexterity in a gym shoe;i loved my constitution in a broad spectrum;i unmasked my wisdom in a planted agent;i betrayed my charisma in a confessed thief. Allen Pinkerton, Scottish-American detective and spy, was born today in 1819. Sean Connery, Scottish…

Aug24

With the sacred comedy of life Comes the divine tragedy of death. Together like husband and wife They share each other’s exhaled breath And join the sky like almighty smoke, Smudging the clouds to make us choke. Restrictions make us kneel in prayer.Ask our God: unite warring tribes;Feel pure peace, like that holy pair;Live the…

Aug23

The Villanelle of the Free People Your freedom is your downfall! On your knees, enslaved by reactions, But freedom is a rallying call. You scratch another notch in your cell wall, Free from life’s constant distractions: Your freedom is your downfall! Your hands are shaking as you scrawl, Anger filled as you view all those…