Month: October 2016

From Night till Now

and the wisdom of Singapore Sid Somebody said you had joined the Army… I was baffled! How after the Summer of Love could you do that? So many sold out back then and willingly became part of the machine, and when there was nowhere else to run someone got a gun and said, “We will win the Kingdom by force”!…

Romeo’s Railroad

(Lyrics for a new song  – Watch out for “Romeo’s Railroad Remembered”)   Help me now I’m homeward bound with the Jack of hearts and a jealous clown, That old New York skyline telling lies. Murders with milkman eyes therapists who analyse everything from a stray cat to a toe. R1 I’m going down and they follow to the temples…

Artificial Flowers

Sometimes I feel like a manner of worm squelched on a wonder landscape. They kill sick animals but I am passed by. Prats and preachers tell me that to talk too much about morbidity is immature and unnecessary, I say bollocks. The extremes of the human condition has an urgency about it that is far more important than pandering to,…

Where Tormented Eyes Stand Forgotten

(Salute to an unknown solider) ‘For King and Empire, I do not question, I just do. I was the cannon meat for all and you!’ ‘We dreamed greatly of Empire in those days.’ And now from these unearthly hills, I look upon that dreamed English heaven, but, ‘hearts are not at peace’. No! Violence is on the streets, and what…

The page I don’t want to turn

Looking back at our delights across miles of youth young glory, I feel a dreadful hopelessness. It is this; that God allows us to travel through the stronghold of youth’s naivety oblivious of any danger. In that wild young abandon we breathe magic into our dreams and some come true. Far off there is a horizon where a storm awaits;…

The Black cottage on the White road

A tender time in sleepy woodland, the cottage stone and wood, chimney breathing, A stroll into the setting sun, as if by magic word bade me to stay. Familiar hills in twilight acres, love mists caressing the English beauty, shy of itself. The ‘I’ in ‘me’ fallen free of ego and human chains for a short moment, sun blessed. Soon…