Category Archives: Politics

The Death of Stalin

Sergei Ivanovich was once “tovarich” and hummed along to the “Internationale”, he once was nearly bloodied at at the barricades,mentioned in official despatches he became a Party “hero”; Sergei Ivanovich grew accustomed to snap-heeled salutes in the Kolyma Peninsula,1936 or … Continue reading

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Te Deum laudamus :- mmxvi

That the Lord hath spared His disputatious people the rod of Babylon and the ire of Egypt; He hath shown His people a mercy none deserved to be shown; For He alone hath revived that exiled branch of Is-ra-el long … Continue reading

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The Prisoner

The difference between a prison cell and an open meadow on a bright Summer’s day is, all the pain all the exhaustion all the waiting all the longing all the desire all the determination all the suffering all the endurance, … Continue reading

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Memo to a Dead Politician

Was it something that you said was it something that you did? were you always out in the open or did you keep somethings hid? Perhaps you spoke the truth, trouble is no-one ever saw the proof; A few things … Continue reading

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The Skies Above Kent, 1940

Who shall make manifest again the courage of Lionheart? who will make their way to the cockpit of the Hurricane? who shall glance upward at adversarial skies abuzz with intruders and not blanch? A radio’s circumspect utterance that there might … Continue reading

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Inheritance

Blank eyes, a detonator a trigger mechanism; They stole our heritage from us, they made us forget all we once were, they made us bury our dead, we buried our dead in autumn; Autumn is a time of slow dying … Continue reading

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Umberto Eco : A Footnote

When production ceases ( and ) the production line rattles to one last final halt , who then shall have the surplus if there is no surplus to be had ? Arising then out of the contradictions of their own … Continue reading

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