Category Archives: Social History

Flicks

Stumbling along wet evening streets glancing at the jigsaw faces from years ago torn and flapping, trying to recall who they were their names erased by years of exile from the beams of projectors piercing the spiralling smoke with their … Continue reading

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Tram Journey

Silhouettes embark the theatre on wheels, bantering chattering artistes of the verbal trapeze, accompanied by accordions of folding evening papers, keeping time with stone-tablet timetables clattering through blackened railway arches circumlocating city square, its familiar gargoyled spires furtively conspiring with … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Ennui :- June 24,2016

On the retro-style barstools along the windows, millenials garbed in their faux-assemblage of the hat,faded cargo pants and designer leather sit staring at their i-phones or just gazing out into the drizzling rain, holding large artisanal coffee cups between their … Continue reading

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The Big Short

  Did they offer you a thought for all your pennies ? did they want your gold in exchange for a goose’s egg ? did they swap your silver linings for a sky full of clouds ? Would you trade … Continue reading

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Kafka’s The Sanction : A Personal Odyssey

Without having done anything wrong I woke up one morning to find that I had been ” Sanctioned ” , For without knowing it I had , at some point in the past inadvertently expressed an opinion ; It was … Continue reading

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Last of the Hard Men

Mud-stained blood stained, distraught getting caught out in the rain and snow with nowhere to go; nowhere to run nowhere to hide, nothing left to lose but that sense of pride of, battling and standing up to the likes of, … Continue reading

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Gone..

The last gate has been locked, the last groundsman has gone, Stands empty now, soon not a brick or heap will remain; (boots in the locker,jerseys on the floor) Clarence Street and Fartown no more. Clouds pass and the deserted … Continue reading

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