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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
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
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
The Rolling English Road Before the Roman came to Rye or out to Severn strode, The rolling English drunkard made the rolling English road. A reeling road, a rolling road, that rambles round the shire, And after him the parson ran, … Continue reading
Synopsis of an Article removed from Independent Newspaper website after injunction by British oil trading giant, Trafigura. A British oil trading giant has agreed to a multimillion-pound payout to settle a huge damages claim from thousands of Ivory Coast citizens … Continue reading