The Trench I was just not much more than a boy, Though Twenty Five, Knee deep in wet earth, But still alive. Men around me, Barely much older, This war so unfair, And nights getting colder. Mama said goodbye, The parting a wrench, She would never suffer, Sight of blood and the stench Gunpowder in the air, Noise it won’t stop, Bodies everywhere, I see … Continue reading Poem: The Trench…..
Soon there will be nothing left, Dead and injured people, And others feeling bereft, The rocket your tool,In wards, at home, in school, Stop now powerful state,This harm, this hurt, This hate. Continue reading Poem: STOP!…….
Stood at the back, On Budget day, Mr Duncan Smith, And Esther Mcvey Face of Gove, Behind Speakers Chair, “We can see you”, Peek-a-boo there! But drink 300 pints, Not much else budget glee, Then you’ll have saved, Enough for one free That silly ad, For beer and bingo, Just shows you how, THEY stoop so low! Continue reading Budget (a poem)…..
How Many Days, Until the next election, How many days, Until Cameron’s ejection He’s brought us misery, Poor at the foodbank, The hungry, the needy, Him, they won’t thank Debate in the house, Thought we’d hear Duncan Smith, We got the ex-reporter, IDS, just popping out for a jiff Your heating costs more, No energy freeze from the toff, Put on a jumper, The Etonians … Continue reading How Many Days……….
Background to this post…… Victoria Brownworth is a journalist, writer, activist and editor based in Philadelphia. She’s published more than 20 books as both author and editor, has been anthologized in over 100 books and received numerous literary and journalism awards inc a Pulitzer Prize nomination. A former full-time investigative reporter (currently doing only occasional investigative reporting due to progressive illness) for a series of … Continue reading FabVab – A poem to celebrate the work of Victoria Brownworth
Love not given, By those that should, Those precious children, Lost for good. Beautiful angels, Signs said help me, Too much red tape, Someone couldn’t see Failed by those, Tasked to care, When will it stop, Life not fair Continue reading Poem – Love Not Given