Sunday, January 31, 2010

Witness 69


Self-composed, cocksure,
as inquisitors doze
throughout the inquisition.
Their eyes glaze over.
His black needle points
pin them to his page,
delivered matter of factually,
unfaltering, dispassionate text.
Heard it all before,
of course, the ill concealed smirk,
the half stifled sneer,
unintentional illuminators.

How many lies can balance
on the head of one pin?
An infinity of falsehood
so it seems.
How many lives lost
in spin?
Not enough to make him sweat,
not enough for even one regret.

How many more millions have been wasted on Chilcott and still the criminals are not put on trial?

Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Fistful of Poetry ( the book )

As you will see the advert for the book has now moved to the sidebar and the poetry service will be resumed shortly. In the meantime may I remind readers that proceeds from the sales of the book go to medical aid for Palestinians. Haiti, however terrible, was an act of nature. What is being visited upon Palestinians is an act of man which too many of us still seem to be willing to overlook.