Poetry

Poetry

It goes on one at a time,
it starts when you care to act,
it starts when you do it again after they said no,
it starts when you say we and know who you mean,
and each day you mean one more.

Marge Piercy

The election: Free for All
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 19:34

The election: Free for All

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Free for All IM of Doll Warner by Sally Flint Before she turned ten they called her Little Mother. The oldest of eleven siblings, she knew about ailments – how to attach string tight to a doorknob and extract a tooth. She could tempt a TB victim with broth and…
The election: Govesy's Dream
Monday, 02 December 2019 09:39

The election: Govesy's Dream

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Govesy’s Dream -Take control (Aka The Revolution will be Live)dedicated to Gill Scott Heron by Chris Nash, with image by Martin Gollan There’s a Tory on my doorstepAh what you gonna to do?I’m gonna talk that sucker down, I’m gonna talk that sucker roundI’m gonna confront that toryTill he’s red…
The election: the intern
Thursday, 28 November 2019 19:27

The election: the intern

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the intern by Martin Hayes the intern brought in to help the HR departmentorganise the warning letters and counselling session minutes that they leave in big piles on their desks not having the time to tidy them away into the staff’s filesbecause they’re too busy writing up warning letters or…
The election: England in 2019
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 27 November 2019 22:34

The election: England in 2019

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England in 2019After Shelley By Alan Morrison A nonagenarian white-gloved QueenGrimaces assent to her sixth cousin twice Removed, now prime minister number fifteenOf her longest reign resigned (but noSigns of resigning) and only the secondTo whom she's related: a recently seenTrend entrenching, another silver-spoonedSprout of nepotism in our erminedDemocracy undermined,…
The election: Promise
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 26 November 2019 16:14

The election: Promise

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Promise by Kevin Higgins For all the comedians who used to be edgy during the 1990s, commenting on the British general election. If you piss on the frailred-petalled flower just now nudging its way back up from presumed extinction,with your cynicism and your sneers; the day of your funeralI’ll pay…
The election: Waiting for a Spark
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 25 November 2019 16:42

The election: Waiting for a Spark

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Waiting for a Spark by Fred Voss Overtimeused to be a boonput on a 6-day 12-hour 3pm to 3am nightshift schedule for a few monthsa man would laugh and bearsleeping through the day and hardly seeinghis wife and childrenlosing touch with friendsand the worldhe would laugh as he stood sleepy-eyed…
The election: A Slip of the Tongue
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 22 November 2019 23:05

The election: A Slip of the Tongue

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A Slip of the Tongue by Jim Mainland Forgive me, but I rarely listen to the flagging-ship Today programme these days. However, a nonagenarianacquaintance of mine who ‘takes’, as you chaps say, the hard-right organs The Telegraph, Spectator and Mail – these days your target demographic, it would seem –…
The election: Stockholm Syndrome
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 10:35

The election: Stockholm Syndrome

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Stockholm Syndrome By Michael Jarvie We've been cheated and castratedBy a toff in evening dress.His name's de Pfeffel JohnsonAnd he's serving Eton mess. He's a racist and a scoundrelAnd a homophobic loon.He's a chancer and a cowardWho will dance to Donald's tune. Then there's Nigel with his roublesAnd his Russian…
The election: Voices of The Dispossessed
Saturday, 09 November 2019 11:41

The election: Voices of The Dispossessed

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Voices of The Dispossessed by Jim Aitken They robbed us of more than our land,they took away our innocenceand our way of looking at the world. They sought to destroy usby undermining our cultureand extinguishing our memory. They wish we had never beenso they can say they always were.And all…
The election: Vomiticious
Wednesday, 06 November 2019 12:28

The election: Vomiticious

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BJ and the One Percent Nation by Chris Nash, with cartoon by Martin Gollan So you voted with Facebook, not for the many, but the few, For ‘the BJ’, his public school, anti-establishment crew,Now thanks to an iPhone crony from Club BullingdonLet’s live-stream the election night, tax-payer celebration,The feast of…
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