Poetry Lives On

University The manyTurned into oneA place where you can become awareOf wisdom that gives energy to countless mindsWhere knowledge is a sacred thingFree of greed or the self interest of businessAnd exists for itself in triumph over ignoranceLearning there down all timeHas comeBefore self aggrandisement and commerceBut not today alasNow it is the tormented childContinue reading “Poetry Lives On”

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Sheep In Wolf’s Clothing Be silent always, when you doubt your sense;And speak, though sure, with seeming diffidence: ‘Tis hard to say if greater want of skillAppear in writing or in judging ill,But of the two less dangerous is the offenseTo tire our patience than mislead our sense Alexander Pope: An Essay On Criticism CanContinue reading “More Poems To Share”

Poetry Lingers Still

Paramedic There I wasUnsure of my existenceAnxious and afraidBody mechanisms just not workingI wondered if my time had comeHis voice was gentleThat greeting almost tenderThe concern for me was obviousHe was calmly so proficientHe checked my blood pressureFelt my pulseLooked carefully at my eyes and faceAll the time talking in a friendly, unruffled wayHis auraContinue reading “Poetry Lingers Still”

Poetry Still

Modelling Enter the modeller…SoThe alchemist returnsTurns lead into gold in his modelAha!It is pyrite disguised as platinumAnd how well the deceiver stands in statusPaid with lucre fit for kingsWith the well funded persona of counterfeit respectabilityA well paid shadow in the persuasive halls of pretenceFree as a bird, a bird of prey,To generate the illusionContinue reading “Poetry Still”

Yet More Sharing

Trust That portrait was my first wifeA happy smile the world beguilesContrary to modern trendsShe was my very first loverAnd I was very definitely matureOur togetherness was like my first breath of lifeA dawn revealing a landscape I didn’t know existedBirds seemed to sing their songs just for meThe windWrapping itself round the two ofContinue reading “Yet More Sharing”