Monthly Archives: July 2012

Non, je ne regrette rien

Edith Piaf chanteuse extraordinaire, Street- fighting child. A phoenix eternally rising, The Arc de Triomphe ought to celebrate her. Gangster scum fed on her, Her vulnerability, her elusive fragility, Yet- she soared above them Perform for Nazis? Why not? Her magical … Continue reading

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Free: Are you free?

My every thought is controlled by, all My previous thoughts and experiences, all My dreams and fears, all Those that I love. My very action is controlled by, all The millions of unread books, unseen films, all The conversations of … Continue reading

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Winter Coal Fire

Finished, Dads day at work He’d stop to buy the paper After dinner, which we called tea Dad would read to my brothers, Mum and me. Everywhere the house was cold… except by the front room’s gorging chimney Beneath the … Continue reading

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A wize man said

Choosing misery for company And melancholy for a bride Your chosen incumbency Will never leave your side. So turn your rainbow upside down Look with optimistic eyes Smiley people seldom frown When you can’t find good… Just improvise.

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Romford Station: Midnight

Then Japanese tourists gathered around Listening intently to “do’s and don’ts” They were excited- hyped up- Tourism for the brave, off the beaten track Clutching cameras, checking iPhones, Waiting for the Vomit Express to arrive Disgorging Romford’s Finest. The moment … Continue reading

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