Alternative Facts


We live in a time,
Filled with opinion not fact,
Filled with fantasy not news,
Where WordPress depresses,
And claims to be views.
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We are closer to war,
Believing alternative facts,
Believing alternative news,
The rumour mill,
And the next daily sleuth.
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Where are we going,
When alternative news becomes fact,
When alternative fact becomes news,
Are we lining our destruction,
Pulling the pin, lightning the fuse.
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Is it not our right,
To believe alternative facts,
To believe alternative news,
Spreading our world,
Sharing our views.
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Rights have responsibility,
Like teaching real facts,
Like dispelling fake news,
So be responsible and teach,
But not just your views.

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Love In 2017


The world has changed,
I’m engaged to be wed,
Fifty Years ago,
This would have made me,
Worse than dead,
Even twenty years ago,
I wouldn’t get wed,
Now I can love,
Have kids and get wed.

Another Petal Falls


A rosebush is like a family.
Each home is a rose.
The petals the people.
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Just as people pass.
The petals fall.
Eventually the rose is bare.
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A home may close.
The flower may wither.
But the rosebush keeps growing.
***
Each petal is remembered.
Every rose is not forgot.
The rosebush is not lost.
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So remember each petal.
And don’t forget each rose.
Watch as the rosebush grows.

They Will Not Win


We stand together,
Stand as one,
We stand against them,
They have not won,
We will stand strong,
And show them all,
They won’t win,
No not at all.

Cat Among The Pigeons


Meow Meow Meow,
Meow Meow,
Meow Meow,
Meow Meow Meow,
Meow Meow.

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Meow,
Tweet Tweet,
Meow Meow,
Tweet Tweet Tweet,
Meow Tweet,
Tweet Meow,
Meow!
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Purr.

Radio Silence


Apologies for the radio silence,
The wavelengths have been dead,
But all shall become clear,
In the very end.
Poems have been written,
Yet to be shared,
This is because they are submitted,
To competitions around the world.
When the submissions are done,
If I have not won,
They will be posted here,
For all to read.

Thank you for your continued support.

Hope


Hope,
Is not just a useless word,
It has endless meaning,
Freedom,
Is not an actless sentiment,
It keeps us breathing.
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We all live in hope,
To live in freedom,
When freedom is taken for granted,
Hope is ignored,
And one by one,
People become,
Mindless hordes,
Living for tomorrow,
Saving for today,
Having nothing to their name.
***
Hope
Is not just a useless word,
It gives the world meaning,
Love,
Is a binding force,
That keeps hearts beating.
***
We all live in hope,
To find true love,
Which shows our blindness,
Love not just your partner,
With true love,
Love your neighbour,
Your father,
Your fellow humans,
With the same love,
And the world will be,
As it should.

*2016 National Poetry Society Annual Competition Entry