Alternative Christmas Carol

(to the tune of “While Shepherds watched their flocks by night)   While debtors, squashed by hostile tykes, Are by zero-hours contracts bound; Hard rain falls, some can’t afford this town Cos the poor get conned by clowns   AMJS    

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 …

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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 …

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