Marriage

Couple couple Toil and trouble Fire burn and kettle bubble Eyes be wrinkled Tongue be sharp Because I’ve got to listen And on you harp.

Merry Poppings

Mary Poppins is the gal, Used to be a tyke and take a lot of sugar for whatever ailed her, Now she’s running with the like and she’s a danger to all who know her. Taking sugar is all well and good Till you visit the hood Get addicted with one melted spoonful Helps the…

Indirect Realism

You aren’t reading this poem. You are just a Solipsistic Little brain in a jar. Is this even a poem? Or is this just a marred illusion From some veil of perception? Or some greater deception- An evil demon? If there are evil demons in my head And in my eyes Get them out So…

The Coffee and I

But soft, what steam from yonder kettle breaks? ‘Tis the kitchen, and she is my coffee. Smooth and creamy or dark and bitter I love her just the same;   And all that’s best of dark and light Meet in her sachet and in her depths As she gives me strength to clear society’s debts….

Freedom

We thought they’d know why. Why we rose from rubble. Why we did try. Though from grace we did tumble. Fighting for what you have. Freedom. Little sister never had the food to eat. Mother grew weaker by the day. Father had long since sold his seat. My brother had gone astray. They were never…

The Amiable Anarchist

In the maze of magical mundanity The anarchist sleeps With an unpainted sign Doesn’t yet see the reason to whine . Well, there’s the broken bricks There’s a better anarchist out there in chains But you just stay inside, don’t you? Don’t you see you’re wasting light and life, and there are better things to…

A2 PHILOSOPHY: THE ‘JUST WAR’ THEORY

THE JUSTIFICATION OF PUNISHMENT  Punishment requires justification because it requires the calculated infliction of pain on an individual. Normally when people are kidnapped or killed this is wrong and illegal, but the state does this to people through the punishment it inflicts. The simplest way to explain why this is necessary is simply the fact…

Crisis

The ceiling isn’t any colour in particular. This bothers her for a variety of reasons: It was blue yesterday. Things usually stay the same colour as they always have been, unless they’re chameleons. Her ceiling isn’t a chameleon. The silence all of a sudden isn’t calming but intruding on an otherwise colourful and loud life-…

Helen Coxon

I was 24 years old When I met the woman I would call my own Don’t need no grandkids now, we are growing old In the house where her mum disowned her. ‘Twas a summer day when we eloped, She took my hand, baby I was hooked And I asked her father, Her daddy said,…

In Glorious Technicolour

You turn my black roses red And my grey bells blue. I’m a black-and-white person, it’s been said, But it’s also true- Your kisses are technicolour and 3-D And I’m just a sketch in charcoal, But you can animate me. You’ve got the starring role- I’m happily an understudy, Or a co-star; Just as long…

Poeticitis

Blue isn’t a colour that should be able to burn. This is the precise reason why when he marched over to me I knew I was in huge trouble. His face was red and his eyes were pink and watery with barely-contained tears and the blue was on fire and blazing at me. My once-loyal…

A SATIRICAL ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF CASUAL SEX

Thought I saw love once, But I was looking through the bottom of a bottle Thought I cared for him once, But it was just another bedpost to throttle. . When the snake finds himself awake You’re naked in his nest As he slithers towards you When you’re hungover and not at your best. ….