Feeling a bit cynical today…brought on by housework, I’m sure. NumbingFor medicinal purposesto smooth rough surfaces,so that I can fit in the moulds I’ve been soldand not feel the edges cut my skin.
It’s coming to the end of my working week. I have been spending a lot of time in front of a screen, so imagine my surprise when I spontaneously wrote this… Computational lifeEnterPasswordUnknown userSystem errorRebootRestartSpark (of life)Blue lightto greenBlinkingUpdate installedChargedEnterOpenFileSaveRenameArchiveCloseFluorescentBlue screenLostRecoveredUnable to duplicateCoding errorHelpDeskBoundRestrictedAccessPermittedCalculateCreateDistributeScheduleReportOn holdProgrammeSettingsNo longer supportedTransferUserLicenseDelete.
“The future for coal is bright and it is the responsibility for government to try to ensure that we are there making it easier for everyone wanting to have a go. It is a great day for the world because this mine will keep so many people employed … it will make so many livesContinue reading “Coal is good for humanity”
In 2020 and 2021 I was hesitant to post many of my poems that referenced covid. I didn’t want people to think I was ‘profiteering’ from the disease or pain & suffering that it brings. Or that I lacked the imagination to move on from the already hackneyed theme. I have realised over the lastContinue reading “Lockdown memories”
This poem was inspired by a random news article on the Bing homepage. I didn’t believe the headline so I used Google to do a quick fact check…low and behold…there is a borehole that goes down 12.2 kilometers into the earth’scrust. It’s in Russia. There are links at the bottom of the page if youContinue reading “Journey to the centre of the earth”
Do you ever feel like a visitor, just a wisp of air passing over ancient stone monuments, monuments whose purpose has been lost for centuries? The black sheep amongst a sea of conformity? If you’ve answered ‘yes’ then this poem might be for you! The Curious Tourist I am watching the world Like a touristContinue reading “Curiosity”
A pantoum is a Malaysian form of poetry. It consists of any number of alternating quatrains with lines of any length and meter. Lines 2 and 4 of each stanza becomes lines 1 and 3 of the succeeding stanza. The lines are repeated in their entirety so that the stanza are interlocked with those aboveContinue reading “A pantoum”
Humans like to think we are somehow special, they stand above the other animals on this small planet as it spins in the foreverness of space. There is majesty in all life that we have tarnished with our greed, envy, spite and pride. We kid ourselves if we think we can escape the damage weContinue reading “The human / animal”