Thursday, August 17, 2017

for MIDDLESBROUGH MAGIC SHIP 280 (C)

A GALLANT YOUNGER GUY
She pressed a white-feather
into the boy's hand,
said "Go fight, chicken,
in a far-off land."
Along with the feather
the young lad flew,
sure like a cock
cried "Cock-a-doodle-doo !"

Proud the boy stood
against foxhole men.
Underage was he.
Officials ? he lied to them.
The young lad died
for a girl he'd never know.
Died a virgin soldier,
first shot, last blow.

THE NOBODIES
Do away with gender ?
Do become a nobody ?
No more girls and boys,
no more sexual identity ?
And this, it is said,
in the name of equality.
As if we're not all treated
as though a nobody !

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

fopr MIDDLESBROUGH MAGIC SHIP 280 (B)

HONOURING HEROES
Did Arthur live here ?
Did Arthur live there?
Did he live at all ?
Did he live anywhere ?
Was he a Roman ?
Was he The Bear ?
And was Robin Hood
a Robert and poacher ?

Are they just tales
from minds at play,
some stuff added to,
some stuff taken away ?
What do we learn
from tales of them ?
That heroes are honoured
as to ages of men.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

for MIDDLESBROUGH MAGIC SHIP 280 (A)

A LAW ABOVE ALL
He thinks women inferior.
She thinks females superior.
But no matter how they jaw
nobody's above, under the law.

PROGRESSIVE PC ?
Should hating a PM
be seen as a crime ?
Perhaps it could
in a short time !

WE HAVE OUR EQUAL
DIFFERENCES ?
Nobody thinks their life
less important than another's.
In this we ARE equal,
whether haters or lovers !

LOVING TO HATE ?
The absence of love
is not always hate,
many of mankind
in a neutral state.
But there seems hatred of
those who claim not to love !

Monday, August 14, 2017

for MIDDLESBROUGH MAGIC SHIP 279 (H)

THE FOOT SOLDIERS
Pictures of women
from way back home
to their foes in battle
were to be shown,
and of their few -
their meager goods -
an Xmas exchange
of presents stood
(the first world war
when both the sides
came out their trenches,
bridged the divide).
A game of football
would then take place
before all returned
to his gunner's base.
There are the fouls
in a footie game,
and war is foul
by any old name.
There was evil afoot,
knew this them all.
Just go on back
to fight or fall.

for MIDDLESBROUGH MAGIC SHIP 279 (G)

VERY-OLD STONY-HEARTED ROME
Love ? To the lions
it was thrown.
The Christians were
meat on bone
in the amphitheatre
of ancient Rome.
Love your enemies
whose hearts are stone ?

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Correction: No man's an island find it said,

for MIDDLESBROUGH MAGIC SHIP 279 (F)

COSMIC KATE
Look for a planet that is lush,
and otherworldly as Kate Bush.
Seek that planet in your head.
No man's an island find it said,
yet on that planet you're not alone.
It's where katy built a home !

THE DEMON-DICTATORSHIPS
Watch out for the Left fist.
Beware of the communist.
Watch out for the Right fist.
Beware of the fascist.
Both are a mighty blow.
Stalin, Hitler, told us so.
What body these fists belong ?
Surely a demonic-one !