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Advocacy, creative writing, M.E, Politics, Social change

Mini-roll

M.E. Life, politics and social angst Not much time and/or energy? Go straight to latest entry here. Each entry is no more than 2 mins to read. What is a mini-roll? Inspired by the UK "mini" Budget, I'm starting a series of "mini" blog posts about living with M.E. The difference will be that my… Continue reading Mini-roll

change, Hope, Poetry, storytelling

The Frog and the Scorpion Part II

It maybe part of our nature but we can still change. *** The frogs and the scorpions gathered side by side as they watched their beloved kin sink beneath the rushing flow of the river. The frogs bowed their heads and turned away from the scorpions. “Please!” said the scorpions. “Do not leave us. Now… Continue reading The Frog and the Scorpion Part II

Poetry, Politics

A cross (blue) tick

I was reflecting today on how recent events in US election have unfolded, the current encumbent in the role of US President, and the presence of social media that runs through the whole thing. There is a term that is used to describe someone who incites others to commit violence. Stochastic. It originally related to… Continue reading A cross (blue) tick

change, creative writing, Poetry, Politics, Social change, storytelling

Reminding The Forgotten

New poem: Reminding The Forgotten Part One * * Oh do sit down. You are spoiling my view. No-one wants to hear  From the Likes of you.  * Please take your rants  and your large-lettered cards.  And stand over there  Where the other ones are: * The sad and the mad ones  that couldn't quite… Continue reading Reminding The Forgotten

creative writing, Friendship, Gratitude, Hope, Poetry, Politics, Social change

Pride of Britain

I'll be proud of being British whenBritish people stop being so proud of nationalism, flags, and baying in a crowdabout some ghost of Britannia whoonly ruled the wavesby exploitation, ignorance and creating their wage slaves,who greedy men had convinced all evilcame from overseas,not from profiting from disaster whenthis country was on its knees. I'll be proud of… Continue reading Pride of Britain

Angels, Climate change, creative writing, Politics, Social change, Spirituality, storytelling

Angel Squad 2: Whack-a-mole

Back without any demand whatsoever, it's the Angel Squad featuring Mikey and Cam. Please note that angels are not particularly left-wing as that would mean they would perpetually fly in circles not getting anything done. (Obvi) Also they are unlikely to speak like actors who have escaped from a Guy Richie film so, and I… Continue reading Angel Squad 2: Whack-a-mole

creative writing, Poetry, Politics, social media, storytelling, Truth and Perspective

The Search for Truth (Poem)

The search for Truth We set out together to find it: I, scaled the hill and slid down the mountain; You, soared over the lake and  stalked through the trees. * “I found it!” We both said, Grasping at the shimmering stone  that had clung to the earth,  wiping it clean with a sleeve. *… Continue reading The Search for Truth (Poem)

community, creative writing, Friendship, Poetry, Politics, Social change

Gaslight in waiting

You told me to wash my hands and yet to raise them high in wanton communion, You ridiculed us as turkeys lurking and squawking whilst you traded your fortune, You told us it wouldn't matter if we were close, and we inhaled it in, deep. I did. For a whileI stopped, worrying in hope of… Continue reading Gaslight in waiting

creative writing, Friendship, Gratitude, grief, Hope, Mind Body Spirit, Poetry, Spirituality

Life as of 31st January 2020 (I am with you)

It hurts to move,  to disappoint the ones you love I am with you.  There is pain in your eyes, as you leave your friends behind I am with you.  There is a lump in your throat, as you watch it fade away I am with you.  There is hope in your heart that it will… Continue reading Life as of 31st January 2020 (I am with you)

creative writing, Poetry, Politics, Social change

The President’s Defense

*Wouldn’t it be great if people did what I wanted?Followed all my beliefs, knew my right and my wrong?What a world of perfection and precision I'd have,if you all just could join in, my global song. Any "outliers" of course would be found and removed,hidden from view,  as best I can.Then I could give everyone… Continue reading The President’s Defense