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Poetry

Unmapped

#Socs

source : The Fourth Bear, Jasper Fforde, P.155

when you look out towards the river

you’ll spot a swathe of green

amongst the towering skyscrapers

its the prettiest place you’ll have seen

The fathers are sat perplexed at the mo,

for they’ve been offered some cash to bestow

so long as the man wi the concrete

can dig up the trees that do grow

And the maps are recording it “Untouched”

so it costs less for builder to build

and no chance of digging up something

that will see sight of money unforfilled

But locals that live there are anguished,

and want to keep their patch of green

they’re making a move on the town hall

to ensure that the diggers not seen

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Poetry Politics

Partisan

#fowc #partisan

I

They never were the strongarmed type

but something had to give

as a wave of protest

moved down the main street

II

The feet moved down the tarmac

from the air they looked like the sea

The sound building like a roar

passing by the windows

III

The banners moved on forward

and chanting filled the air

till brought to a halt by the policemen

those in charge – had come prepared

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Acrostic Poetry Politics

Protest

Protest

Perhaps now – the time for talking is over.

Rally the people behind you

Organise your grievances

Together, there’s enough of you to

Engage with the ones who are doing you wrong

Someone has to listen to you – and occasionally

Talk to you in order to hear your point of view.

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Character Poetry Politics

The road cones lament

#Blogging101 #Napowrimo #Day16 #Almanac poem

Hi readers!  Today’s Almanac challenge on Naprowrimo.net has given me the perfect opportunity to pull out of my notebook box, a character piece set in Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens…during the time of recent anti-austerity protests.

(A tale not told of any human, but a road-cone!!!)

The Road Cone’s Lament

It’s really windy today!

I feel so cold

Autumn’s leaves below me

in red , brown and gold

 

And here I sit here, today –

up high in the air

on a nobleman’s head

does anyone care

 

I’m supposed to protect people

round the holes I can see

but those public around

are now staring – at me!

 

As I’ve turned the enobled

into a figure of ‘fun’

would the builders who left me

know just what they’ve begun ?

 

The people who lifted me

having taken their chance

now sing round the marble

as they wave and they dance

 

And those men of importance

pass by with a glare

As I wobble on the statue

in the cold air

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Character Humour Poetry Transport

The Road Cone’s Lament

You know, it’s windy today!  It feels so cold!
Autumn’s leaves surround me in Red, Bronze and Gold,
and I stand here today, lofted high in the air…
on a city fathers’ head – Does anybody care?

I look out for the public, round the holes I can see
but those public around, are looking at me!
As I help change a noble to a lollipop man,
When they made me at the factory – was that the plan?

And people who elevated me, having taken their chance
round the statue they laugh, sing and dance.
As Important men from the city pass by with a stare
I balance on the statue in the cold air.

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Poetry

Big Brother

With most students off in their halls of residence – a tale of high tech snooping….

There’s a fellow called Big Brother –

who’s watching you and me

He’s head of “Surveillance society”

and he’s looking for a rogue or three

You see he got all interested

when the students started a rout

with talk of “Freedom” and “Human Rights”

So he sent his agents about

Whilst ministers talked of “saving our shores”

Big brothers lot moved while they took their applause

Following dissenters on their ranch

Aided by their friends in special branch

But now  – he doesn’t even need get out of bed

as cameras point down on everyone’s head!

In the aim of “Securing the towns”

Honest protesters just sit and frown

So be concerned about Human rights –

Big Brother’s on watch – both morning and night…

And if you are Vexed – and know not what to do

Remember – “Big Brother is Watching you!”