Monthly Archives: December 2009

Mes jours de déplacement plus de

  I have to say it, sad as it may seem,To readers of this importune poem.But my travelling days are over!(Mes jours de déplacement plus de) No more cheap wonky hotel rooms,And luggage dragging, taxi honking,Places that smell of somethingLike … Continue reading

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My Dad Came Home from Flanders

My father fought at Ypres;They called it the Ypres salient,Where German lines bulged,Into our own dear English soil. In the middle was Hill 62,Such a prize that twenty thousand deadWitness to its capture and re-captureAnd capture and re-capture. My Dad’s … Continue reading

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Hark! The merry checkouts ring!

Hark! The merry checkouts ring,Credit cards for everything!Space war toys with flashing sparks,Purewool skirt we bought at Mark’s.Glacéfruit in crystal jars,Laptops, gin and Dutch cigars.We’re the victims of hardsell,Christmas shopping is pure hell.Hark! the merry checkouts ring,Credit cards for everything.Disregard … Continue reading

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