Monday, 14 April 2014

Prepared.



















Destined to lion tame, straight from the womb,
Kept man eating pets, right there in his room.
With consummate skill,
He trained them, but still,
He kept a stone ready, to place on his tomb!

From a prompt by Tess’s cat.

 Coal: Nature’s hazardous waste dump.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Lives.

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We come and we go
 And in between,
 We shine;
 Motes in a sunbeam.

 Written for Magpie Tales.

Coal: Nature's hazardous waste dump.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Search for Meaning.

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Images from other pages,
Legs, a tooth a razor blade.
Butterfly and tattooed skin
Scrapbook then, to stick them in.

 But what’s it mean? I hear you cry.
All a mess of shape and size?
The answer dear, is ‘nothing really.
It’s just our Tess being really silly’.

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 Coal: Nature's hazardous waste dump.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Bed

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On Friday he came as a friend,
Brought a bottle, we drank to the end.
From then on, our mission:
Try every position.
I now need a few days to mend!

Thanks Tess for allowing us into your bedroom!
Sorry I am late; was busy checking proofs of The Novel.
Now back with the publisher. Exciting!

Coal: Nature’s Hazardous Waste Dump.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Thorium?

Headline in the Guardian today.
"China working on uranium-free nuclear plants in attempt to combat smog Beijing brings forward deadline for world's first thorium-fuelled facility in attempt to break reliance on fossil fuels."

Scientists have known about Thorium for yonks as a potential nuclear fuel, so why is Thorium not the nuclear fuel of choice? It is much more abundant than Uranium, it does not go into meltdown and cause a Chernobyl or a Fukishima, its waste breaks down in a relatively short time, and is much safer all round. But there is one catch. It does not produce weapons grade by-products like plutonium, so no bombs. Can't have that!

Coal: Nature's Hazardous Waste Dump.

Monday, 17 March 2014

A price on His head.

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Some thought the expenditure rash,
On perfume, so patently flash,
That Judas aghast,
Said "Hey! Not so fast.
Just sell it and give me the cash!"

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Coal: Nature's Hazardous Waste Dump.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Across the Threshold.

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I married you, I must confess
Because of your fastidiousness.
You gave no clue
The real you
Would live in such an effing mess!

 Thanks Tess for the peep into your Travel Tales scrapbook. Did the dishwasher work? :-)

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Surprise surprise!

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Terrified by what’s in place
Behind the sleeper’s hair and face;
Where mandolin
Should lie therein,
A sub machine gun in its case!

 Thanks Tess at Magpie Tales for your amazing prompts.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Protest.

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He could have stayed silent,
Our poet of outrage.
Safe, secluded in his room,
Of books.

His words, his thoughts, his anger
Escaped to lesser minds,
Outside, where convenient
Stones lay.

Written for Magpie Tales. Sorry, I could find nothing funny in this sad indictment of violence.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Visible Means of Support.



















Said Bob Sullivan in court,
 ‘Your Honour is mistaken.
Penniless I may appear,
And food, have not partaken.

 To wealthy folk, like you Milord,
 It may seem I have nothing.
But I can show you, beyond doubt;
I have a penny-farthing.

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Off today for my last cruise in Heavy Metal... sold and being delivered.. Boo Hoo!