What a Piece of …..
The wonderfully expansive Shakespeare
Wrote magnificent words on everything,
From loves joy, sadness to tragedy
Using words that made hearts sing.
One such speech and quote from Hamlet
Is “what a piece of work is man”,
Going on to exult, but question
As to why man kills all he can.
With the murder of animals for gain
And shredding world treasure to the bone.
But worse than this is man’s wars
With people keen to cast the first stone.
Bombings, shooting and killings abound
In almost accepted daily news,
When man’s bigotry, racism and hatred
Surfaces across our planet, and spews
Mass slaughter, pain and carnage,
Even now on Easter’s religious day
Sri Lanka is decimated by bombs,
As evil scum murder in their way.
Oh what a piece of work is man?
Although I could answer profane,
But outrage and contemptuous disgust
Now seems is uttered in vain.
For our world drops in downward spiral
Lemming like, in a desire to die.
While in some places across the globe
A few people cry in anguish, “why”?
So maybe I can pose an answer
In that mutual respect has now gone.
A respect for man, animals and our world,
When for so many centuries joy shone.
But perhaps it’s not yet all lost
As some are intent to put things right,
So I will stand alongside them until
We stop man being a piece of shite!
Quite a powerful poem there then, or lol so I’m told, but strangely my “nicey nice” poems are much more widely read than my other thought-provoking offerings when I put them on social media etc, maybe sometimes I’m “too close to home for some with my writing?”
As I’m in a slightly deeper mode I will add the next poem from increasingly sad observations and news, for there seems to sadly be an increase in littering of our streets and countryside, whist beautiful areas are increasingly used as rubbish tips by selfish and mindless morons we are obliged to share our wonderful world with, whilst our world is ravaged and animals killed for plain human greed. Anyway, I’m sure the perpetrators of such lack of respect and ignorance won’t be reading this, but those who do can maybe be vigilant?
Yeah, right the poem then and from my Book 4 Life Scene in Verse comes =
If you’re thirsty you may go to the well
To quench your thirst with a drink.
And you may do it automatically
Without ever stopping to think,
About how the water got there
Or the need to put something back,
Because the water may soon run dry
If the well is allowed to crack.
For in our world little comes for free
Although plenty will live for this,
By taking out everything they can
And giving help requests a miss.
For they are too busy taking all
It’s possible to get lazy hands upon,
Ensuring when it’s payback time
They’ll be well and truly gone.
So for us in a concerned majority
Is the need take care of our well
And other gifts passed on to us,
As they are not ours to waste or sell.
When the sacrifice of many others
Gave them up without a cost,
Only a big responsibility of trust
To see they are never lost.
Thus this commitment is now ours
To appreciate and protect this wealth,
Of the things we may take for granted
All the time they’re in good health.
But just a little thought and effort
Will see our gifts all safely supplied,
And to know our drinking well is flowing
Will meet our wish after we’ve died.
Okay, well I did put a question mark after title Brave New Year, so on we go but in lighter mood, and some news….
My regular articles in “thesussexnewspaperonline” and Hailsham News will be out soon, but lol I must sadly admit that I’ve not been on the radio for over two weeks now, so MUST be slipping, ALTHOUGH I do seem to be getting some more interested eyes on my work, but take care for I’m “Often Imitated but NEVER Duplicated” so lol KEEP OOOOOP 🤣.
I do though have a stall for two days this coming weekend 8/9th January at the prestigious “Lifestyle” Exhibition at The Welcome Building, Eastbourne from 10am. Come and say hi, and perhaps buy a book or two that donate to Help for Heroes charity.
Before I keep a promise as I move onto “lighter mode” a quick “Hi” to Julian who has just joined us all on here, so thanks to him and ALL you other wonderful regular stalwarts too, THANKS! 😍😍.
My promise, (so you watching Henry The First and other youngsters?) was to include another Ted & Beth poem, and they are just SO excited having only recently managed to calm down a bit from Christmas,,, From my 5th Book =
Now despite being quite mischievous
Some things Ted and Beth keep quiet.
As they like to have some secrets
And not always want to run riot,
Or cause any playful chaos
That mostly they will do.
So I will whisper they like dancing
But that’s between me and you.
Thus Beth likes the slow sensual
Movements of the waltz,
While Ted loves the flamboyance
Of a dramatic dance of course.
So while Beth will slink around
With Ted counting one, two, three,
He much prefers the lively tango
And cavorts for all to see.
But naturally they have to practice
And that is how I caught them out,
Sneaking in to see unnoticed
Both Ted’s strut, and Beth’s pout.
Though I made sure I wasn’t caught
So can have another crafty look,
At those lovable, naughty bears
Learning their dancing from a book.
But meanwhile I love to tease them
And they don’t know what to say,
When I creep up behind them
With a loud shout of “ole!”
Ted a Beth at their very best there then, lol bless them, and very popular at Gigs they were too, and let’s hope very soon to resume as we adjust to this Covid Cloud horror.😟
JOKE TIME 🤡🤡🤡
My mate didn’t like his beard at first, but it soon grew on him.
I went to an energetic “Seafood” Disco Bar and pulled a mussel.
Red Indians were the first people in the USA as they had reservations.
A jump lead went into a bar and got served but was warned not to start anything.
I hope you like the jokes still, many tell me they do but are a bit shy to comment and communicate this though. Many others struggle to get them with their heads probably in the air or on Mars?
As I don’t see so many friends, and people generally really, as Curse Covid continues to dictate much, I have not been able to sell my books to some lovely regulars who normally buy, so I will repeat that I can post out, deliver free in local to Eastbourne area etc, so please get in touch. Again, I mention the books list at end of this.
Near the end now and I hope this “Brave New Year” is good for you all, brave or not, but of course we can choose how we react to this ever-consuming virus riddled world, but however we respond, let us do it bravely, for if you take a chance in life, maybe out of your comfort zone, who knows what can occur?
Last poem and as regular now a “Romance” section poem, (Ted & Beth are jumping up and down as yeah, they are lovers too), and from my 5th book “Life Presented in Verse” comes one of my “make you tingle” (I’m advised ❤️ lol) poems entitled Blindspot, so hold on, (to somebody?) tighly.
Solid foundations can crumble
As a solid structure quakes,
When love crashes into lives
With the vibrations that it makes.
For a complete stranger may suddenly
Cause childish behaviours to show.
When for no apparent reason
They arouse feelings you don’t know.
As something about them haunts
Some deep and inner thought,
That you only have at those times
When desire and lust are caught
Seeping into your own world,
And giving such a lonely view,
So are shattered dramatically
When emotions awake you.
With bright eyes alluring gleam
And ocean depths revealing,
Every attraction you can’t resist
As your defences all start peeling.
So you feel completely naked
To those beautiful probing eyes,
As you recoil in shocked confusion
And can speak no words, just sighs.
For if you can believe in this
Miracle of attractions glow,
You never know when you will fall
Under magic moments flow
To take you on a journey,
Though you may not move too far
As your dreamy loving muse
Just wants you as you are!
Yeah, a really “nicey nice lovvy” poem there as I say bye for now and thanks to you all again, but HEY please come and see me at The Welcome Building (adjacent to Congress Theatre) 8th & 9th January, this weekend!
Thank again then as The Journey Continues BRAVELY,
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Poetic Views of Life
More Poetic Views of Life
Reviews of Life in Verse
Life Scene in Verse
Life Presented In Verse,
Poet Reveals All (in your world).
Poet Reflects Your World
Poetic Seeds to Fruition
Our World in Verse
Laurie’s Bundle of Poetic Humour
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