Don’t Do It yourself

or ‘How one can bite of more than one can chew!’ “It’s time for a change! The loo needs a refitThe tiles are disgraceful, the basin’s a pit,The boys are careless, (aimless the word)A hygenic room, don’t be absurd!” So out with the basin, a new one arrives,Chromium tapped, perfectly sized,But the rad’s in the …

Mutants

I thought Corona virus caused a failure of the lungOr so the experts told us, (though in bats begun)But now it has mutated, as some, unbelievably, pursueA brainless selfish pattern, which the empty shelves, prove true. In olden days the pirates, chased their love of gold,Sailing off to pillage, the richer lands of old,But now …

Covid-19

Corona Virus, How do you do?You, like a genie came,Apparently from Chinese lands,Now Pandemic is your name. Please don’t deny our right to beA little out of sorts,You’re uninvited, aggressive tooAccording to reports. We are quite tough, we humansAnd up to quite a fight,But leave our weaker folk aloneSurvival is their right. Meanwhile, don’t be …

Ego

(written after the massacre, by a ‘loner’ at Newtown, Connecticut) A chilling stillness overcomes the worldUnbelieving, did this really happen?A troubled man escapes, anger unfurledBlinded, armed, exploding ‘mongst the children.We cannot guess the state of our brotherThe secret quest to find his own ego,The silent conflict ‘twixt Man and MotherHow can we know what’s never …

Six centuries later.

They say the old star Betelgeuse, Which is, in Orion, found Could be about to self explode As its ‘End of Life’ comes round, But it’s slightly pinkish light For years, by gazers seen Comes from, ‘so very far away’ It’s light could be ‘has been’ It takes the light six hundred years Through Space …

Companions to the dying.

Perhaps the least applauded, you work so peacefully, Providing care and comfort, to those who will not see, A future life before them, here on Earth, but hopefully, Their soul and spirit remembered, here and eternally. But Nurses, Doctors, Friends, whose dilligence displays The essence of humanity in many diff’rent ways Love, sympathy, devotion in …