Month: December 2016

The Pannier Man

T’was on the autumn road, I first saw him He looked through me without a care The task that he knew was to make a way through Where others would not dare And with the lamp of the moon be paced With nothing more than his fiery torch I saw the ghost of the Pannier Man Walk by the derelict…

Silent Night

I start my shift at six am I have asked for overtime, which means I finish at ten pm; tonight the Christmas bells will chime. My kids will be fast asleep, sleep kills hunger pains, I just cannot make ends meet, my problem I’m to blame! For me this is a silent night, silence all around, no one ever sees…

I used to go to church, now I go to Hell

The Happy Christmas bells chime down the high street, the tinsel sparkles around the shop window dummy, tired shoppers trying to find a present for the kids they can afford, drag themselves home in tears. The Christmas carols dirge to the ‘All will be well’ masterpiece of deception called, ‘Christmas.’ Inside this theatre, the unknown ‘Christ’ of Christmas ghosts alongside…

Except the Lonely

Please don’t roll the dice upon my heart. Somewhere in the summer of 1964 Bob Dylan wrote the folk/poem; “It’s all right Ma I’m only bleeding.” Words from that song have disturbed my mind many times, particularly, “The rules of the road have been lodged, but it’s only people’s games you got to dodge!” Down the seconds, minutes, and years…