Category Archives: Underground

A Dilemma

The morning radio rouses us with the news that the supermarket shelves were being emptied by shoppers stockpiling – panic buying had taken hold and the locusts have swept through all the land. Sainsbury, Tesco, Safeways and Aldi’s shelves were … Continue reading

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The Park

The pretty little seaside town had been plagued by gangs of bikers, drug dealers and hooligans all summer long and the local people were worried, frightened and angry. The Mayor protested that he’d no authority to instruct the Police and … Continue reading

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Lost Soles

A city tattooed with torrid tags shoes left by bins in torn shopping bags Gutters full of litter spill their load edging each and every road Rough sleepers flip-flopping in the morning Life-dulled eyes with no hope spawning shake night’s … Continue reading

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Jes, Graffiti Kid

I’m bored. Nothing ever happens in this crummy town; even the beach is a snooze, full of old people in cardigans shuffling along the front looking for cheap tearooms. They shout and wave their walking sticks at you if you … Continue reading

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…When angry, paint Bamboo

Years had gone by – decades, and still no real change. The bamboo grew dense and high, rattled by the breeze and furious in the gales which often struck it. Unexpectedly, there’d be periods of calm when only an occasional … Continue reading

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Two Letters…

…Landed on the mat today – An ‘Amazing Offer’ of a free trial to facilitate my online purchasing. Apparently I’ll love the improvements they’ve made, and I won’t believe what changes have happened since my last membership. My last membership? … Continue reading

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Uncommon Toad

I met a toothless, tailless toad just walking blithely down the road and when accosted by two enquiring lads who’d never seen a toad before – as they were city boys whose main delight was at the floodlit skateboard park … Continue reading

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Ceasefire?

  Will you fire your deadly weapons As the cruelty merely deepens Will you weep for a lost future As the surgeons try to suture A country smashed to pieces While compassion just decreases We, who helpless watch and wait … Continue reading

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Any Change ?

Shifting trucks as bundled workers Trundle loads to delivery bays Open warehouse doors absorbing, Devouring product for days and days Vast deliveries for hungry shelves. Crowds of shoppers, mass consuming Thinking only of themselves Stacks of food, warm clothes and … Continue reading

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… with Gin and Bitters

It’s April again and the calendar shows Saturday 1st, her ‘Wedding Day.’ The ‘first’ was much discussed, due to the April fool’s tradition of course, but it was the only weekend Frank could get leave from his new posting. Anyway, … Continue reading

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