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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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Toxic shame: Thousands injured in African city

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

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The “I” and the Me”

  A personal recollection of an out-of-body experience. This a re-working of a previous prose piece which I have now removed from an earlier blog in case it looks familiar which is unlikely since I doubt anybody read it previously … Continue reading

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Let me Die a Young Man’s Death by Roger McGough

Let me Die a Young Man’s Death  Let me die a young man’s death, not a clean and inbetween the sheets holywater death, not a famous-last-words peaceful out of breath death. When I’m 73 and in constant good tumour, may … Continue reading

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