LEADERS - not followers

Thursday, April 30, 2015

NaPoWriMo 2015 - Day 30


Domineering demagogues
Take what remains of my Self
Until I become at last
Their obedient servant

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NaPoWriMo 2015 - Day 29


Before and after
Contrasts and comparisons
What happened during

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

NaPoWriMo 2015 - Day 28


For the remainder of this journey
I shall assume complete control
Bring you on-board entertainment
Serve you drinks and home cooked food

For economy class passengers
Remember to bring a packed lunch
You may have to sit two to a seat
As the tickets were over-subscribed

For anyone caught in possession
Of NaPoWriMo souvenirs
Emergency exits are open
And your trip has come to an end

I have my own vocabulary
That I think I know how to use

Monday, April 27, 2015

NaPoWriMo 2015 - Day 27


Living by numbers
Statistical progression
Justifies their worth

Sunday, April 26, 2015

NaPoWriMo 2015 - Day 26


Caught in the act of living
No data will protect us
From theft of identity
How will we know who we are?

Saturday, April 25, 2015

NaPoWriMo 2015 - Day 25


From peaks of untold pleasure
To tortuous troughs

Friday, April 24, 2015

NaPoWriMo 2015 - Day 24

HEAD… (((ACHE)))

Wondering which one came first
Was it the head or the ache
Did the head produce the ache
Or the ache produce the head
Or did they come together
A special offer package
Doesn’t it do your shed in
Wondering which will go first
These days I’ve no further use
For a headache such as this
So ferociously intense
It feels like it might explode
Sounds like a good solution
Lose my head to lose the ache

Thursday, April 23, 2015

NaPoWriMo 2015 - Day 23


Relative strangers
Casual acquaintances
Faces without names

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NaPoWriMo 2015 - Day 22


Once confident young naïve
Playing the game by the book
Standing up to be counted
(After all we’re just numbers)

Now those things we couldn’t have
Become the things we don’t need
Soon we’ll all run out of things
And have to begin again

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NaPoWriMo 2015 - Day 21


Organised display
Above a tower of flames
Re-igniting the past

Monday, April 20, 2015

NaPoWriMo 2015 - Day 20


How many lives can we live?
How many deaths must we die?
How many resurrections
Even re-incarnations
(Each one a dilute version
A weak interpretation
Diminished resolution
Increasingly insipid)
Of a former consciousness

Before we are us no more?

Sunday, April 19, 2015

NaPoWriMo 2015 - Day 19


Shattered underfoot
A memory to savour
Till death us do part

Saturday, April 18, 2015

NaPoWriMo 2015 - Day 18


Is it my imagination
Or did the Thought Police
In response to a mere whim
Think they’d arrested me

For no obvious reason
And with no apparent notion
They accused me of thinking too much
And charged me with introspection

After much deliberation
And perhaps some cogitation
The jury considered its verdict
Found me guilty of analysis

I was sentenced to contemplation
In a concentration camp
Which is an unusual concept
When you stop and think about it

Friday, April 17, 2015

NaPoWriMo 2015 - Day 17


Whiter than whiteness
Spot the difference

Thursday, April 16, 2015

NaPoWriMo 2015 - Day 16


As April approaches
On the dark horizon
A gift is presented
To see us through summer

The gift of Time Travel
Is ours for the taking
A concept we all grasp
In both hands each year

In the space of an hour
In a time without space
While we’re in our beds sleeping
It creeps up behind us

We all become caught up
In this phenomenon’s spell
That lights up the darkness
And warms our cold hearts

Till the curse of October
That’s uttered in Greenwich
Returns us to mean time
Which means long dark cold nights