Childcentric Focus For The Future – A Discussion Point

It can be said that there is nothing so abhorrent as the killing or harming of children. Across the world today, there are numerous groups, state-led and otherwise, who care nothing for the lives of the young. Whether it is Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Myanmar, Palestine or any of the other multitude of conflict zones, children […]

Paying Lip Service to Decency

Paying Lip Service to Decency Superficial democracy, Specious freedoms, Packaged in materialism And wrapped in choking ribbons Of accumulating debt; Presented to a gullible populace Blinded by sinister concessions To the worst excesses Of the Human Condition. A.D.

Upon realising there is no escaping the truth

Upon realising there is no escaping the truth   A filthy river trundles on, its greasy skin I see As a sun shines forth on an empty morn To rise the cursed in front of me. Plastic bags from branches dangle, The fruit of progress blooms, I watch, As shaken wretches stir from slumber Soiled […]

Cheques and Balances

Cheques and Balances   Something’s not right, correct, proper, It feels offset and out of order; As I reach for my receipt from painted nails A painted smile spits goodbye as off I go.   My designer shoes feel light and soft But still not right, Yet I can’t find what ails my mind. I’ve […]

Status Report – Anti-Capitalist Poem

This piece of verse from resident poet, A.D. is formed in the Extract Poetry style. In this method, the verse is shaped to seem as if it is an excerpt taken from a larger piece of writing. The ellipsis is often used at the beginning, middle or end. Status Report  … and the meek will […]

Paying Lip Service to Decency

Paying Lip Service to Decency Superficial democracy, Specious freedoms, Packaged in materialism And wrapped in choking ribbons Of accumulating debt; Presented to a gullible populace Blinded by sinister concessions To the worst excesses Of the Human Condition.                                     […]

The Free Market Without Food – Anti-Capitalist Poem

The Free Market Without Food The Capitalist’s plump paws pinched his purse tightly as he looked at me, forlorn. I’m well-fed but hollow, he said, But I can’t stop what I am.   And the greasy tears swept down His shiny bloated face And the insatiable desires gripped fiercely As he shuddered violently And shook […]

Breasts of Waste

Breasts of Waste Quietly steal among the skips and breasts of waste to greet the moral cognoscenti who hide from wretched truth their place copper-fastened in a species drunk on self-centred obsession fucked with selfish desires and masturbatory ambition wilfully ignorant as society steals decency and makes haste to fill the skips the residence of […]