Political electioneering

We are becoming submerged in a cacophony of news, Each day the avalanche continues, many vibrant views, Often exaggerated to whet our appetite With opinions, unrelated to what is wrong or right. No time for thoughtful discussion, of what really should be done Before another deluge falls, the politics re-spun Heads must roll, to say …

Is there hope?

During the ‘Troubles’, there were examples of irrational action, despite the tensions. One of these was the villification of children going to Holy Cross School, Belfast. Oh! My Darling! Tell me so, how did you spend your day? “I was at the barricade, and we had our say!” But what, My Darling, was the point, …

Lemmings are dangerous

Lemmings, apparently, will suffer mass destruction, Mindlessly they copy, a careless guide’s instruction, Now we seem to follow the Lemmings poor tuition As we ignore the craziness of our own position. We let our children see the things, that used to make us blush No time to teach a grounding, everything’s a rush Only I-pad …

Aren’t we ‘smashing’.

Wonders of the Universe, galactic combination Require a depth of knowledge, beyond my comprehension Black holes, time warps, expansion, ever faster so it seems All started from a single Bang, is this the stuff of dreams? Steven Hawking wrote the words, I strain to understand And then outside my window, I see the beauty of …

Crossing the Channel

All around us, now exists, a state of great confusion, No-one seems to know, which is the way to go, From our Ministers, division, our leaders rudder-less The charts have no indication, of the ground below. In olden days the Captain, would, “Take a sounding!’”, shout, The uncomplicated lead-line, into the depth was thrown, It …