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Enough Already

ENOUGH ALREADY

Some years ago
I was in London
and came across the graffito
“Every car is one too many”

Thirty years on
it resides comfortably
welcome and well respected
among my accessible
and regularly visited memories.

Homage yet to that bright spark who coined it

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Masque Balls (Republished)

MASQUE BALLS

Waking dreams, flights of fancy;
mind’s eyes bright as phantasy,
conjoined twins wax ecstatic.
Tripping lightly the old fantastic,
“To battle!” both genders cry,
as ladies, painted, bustle slyly by,
caught up in nature’s rapture,
discreetly intent on decorous capture;
while line on line of plumed hussars
– Theirs not to reason why – give forth huzzahs.

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Musings on the mating game.

No Way Out But In

NO WAY OUT BUT IN

No way to cease
The perceived
External
Robotic
Repetitive
Combat of blind
And mindless hatred
Spewing forth war after war
Thick clouds of noxious smoke
Filling libraries with thick volumes
Wise man authors detailing atrocities

But here though
Lies a chance
Internal
Nondifferential
All-absorbing
Unceasingly creative
Returning to the source
That gave us birth in return
In here is to be found
Peace eternal
Within this
Disturbing dream
Or should I say nightmare
Self-created as is all

Plague On Wheels

PLAGUE ON WHEELS*

It was one of those
All too frequent times
So many of the buggers
They couldn’t even move

Mesmerised
Hypnotised
Repeating
Ad nauseum

“You like
Carbon monoxide
It’s good for your health
It’s good for the planet”

“You like
Carbon monoxide
It’s good for your health
It’s good for the planet”

“You like
Carbon monoxide
It’s good for your health
It’s good for the planet”

“Would you like
To share my deadly poison?”
I dream of being asked and reply
“No, thank you all the same
But please do have my share yourself”

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* To learn a little about “Plague On Wheels” go to http://www.oocities.org/marek_vit/kt_boc.html#wheel.

Born Forty-eight

BORN FORTY-EIGHT

As empire expired
A National Health Service
Now on its last legs

God bless the 1960s
And that I have no children

Uncommon Knowledge

UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE

They lay down their law
“Men do this, women do that”
Stereotypes suck!

We are living proof
They overgeneralise
Nor are we alone

24-Hour News (29b)

24-HOUR NEWS

Handpickled
Distortions meant to
Convince us
We know best
Tapered, tampered, distempered
Not breaking, broken

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Shadorma November

Odd Bedfellows (27a)

ODD BEDFELLOWS

That we find
Unforgivable
In others
Is tied to
That which we find in ourselves
Indispensible

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Shadorma November

Not-so-smart Mouth (25b)

NOT-SO-SMART MOUTH

Using wit
With intent to hurt
A sour note
Spoils the chord
You play and to be honest
You test my patience

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This was written as a contribution to The Secret Keeper’s Weekly Writing Prompt No. 55.

https://secretkeeper.net/2016/09/19/weekly-writing-challenge-55/

Seed Words: | WIT | HURT | NOTE | HONEST | TEST |

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Shadorma November

Ho-hum (12c)

HO-HUM

Poppy Day
A century since
Years later
Orwell coined
“War is peace” and “Doublethink”
Today: normalised

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Shadorma November

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