revolupo - Poetry and Revolution

revolupo - Poetry and Revolution

A poem a day, or a song, or sometimes maybe an interview. If a poem tells the truth, beautiful or ugly, it’s on the right side.


6 #VARIOUS 15-Mumbai Sunset
Jul 5 • 0 min
MUMBAI SUNSETA river of cows and sewageAnd on the bridge a dog is shittingAnd four thin wiry men are unloading petrol tanks from a truckThe old man puts a spool of twine into the small boy’s handHe pays out the lineAnd the paper bird climbs
6 #VARIOUS 13-Facebook Status Report
Jul 5 • 0 min
FACEBOOK STATUS REPORT I’m dead. They got me. Donald Trump’s agents finally caught up and settled accounts. I thought i would never post on Facebook again, because i know they don’t have Facebook in heaven… but it turns out they do have it in hell.
6 #VARIOUS 14-False Alarm
Jul 5 • 1 min
FALSE ALARM Don’t read this if you’re emotionally vulnerable. Not sure why I’m writing it. Doesn’t mean anything. Just a memory burned into my brain that jumped out because of the fire today. It was years ago. I was in Newcastle, doing a PhD, and…
5 #NEWSHIT 6-ROBERT E LEE – an in depth historical appraisal
Jul 2 • 0 min
ROBERT E LEE – an in depth historical appraisal Written on the great Paul Robeson’s graveyard stone is this: “The artist must elect to fight for freedom or slavery. I have made my choice. I had no alternative.” Robert E Lee did have a choice. He did…
5 #NEWSHIT 5-Tuskegee World
Jul 1 • 2 min
TUSKEGEE WORLD Tuskegee, Alabama From 1932 to 1972 In the heart of Black America A criminal medical experiment was carried out SyphilisWatch black men die from it Watch them infect their wives, their children Check their blood, their spinal…
6 #VARIOUS 12-Hate
Jun 30 • 1 min
HATEThere is not enough hate in this world Because there is not enough love If we loved, truly loved The newspapers would catch fire on our fingertips Conflict minerals would melt out of our phones And drip back down into the earth Drones would turn on…
5 #NEWSHIT 4-Robert E Lee - a missing statue testifies
Jun 29 • 3 min
ROBERT E LEE – a missing statue testifies Allow me to introduce myself My name is Peter… or maybe Gordon Not much is known about me I walked into the history books When we crossed the Union line It was March of 1863 Just outside of Baton Rouge We…
6 #VARIOUS 11-Crazy Jurgen
Jun 28 • 0 min
CRAZY JURGEN AND HIS PASSPORT PHOTO My name is Crazy Jurgen, because there’s another Jurgen, and he’s called Punk Jurgen. I died of a tooth ache. I waited too long. The infection had set into my brain. I think it was always there. At least since I was a…
6 #VARIOUS 10-Coward
Jun 27 • 0 min
COWARDI am a genetic coward (my own personal term)Cowardice, as a first response Is bone deep in me It’s the default position Sometimes I can reason myself into bravery If I have a second chance Or a thirdSometimes I can be shamed into it Sometimes I…
6 #VARIOUS 9-The Caterpillar
Jun 26 • 0 min
THE CATERPILLAR The caterpillar Does not transform leg by leg It sleeps, dreams, then flies
6 #VARIOUS 8-Counting Heartbeats
Jun 25 • 0 min
COUNTING HEARTBEATSThey used to go one, two, threeAnd keep on going just like thatFour, five, six, seventy beats a minuteNow I don’t know Do I count the hiccups too Or just the beats Even the machines are confusedThe heart stuttersBut it goes onWoundedI…
6 #VARIOUS 7-Chemicals
Jun 25 • 0 min
CHEMICALS Chemicals give Chemicals takeChemicals do everything we doUndo everything we doDo it again DifferentlyDo it againDifferentlyYou look back on a long life and wonderWhat of the books, the projectsThe questions I was going to answerMaybe you ask…
5 #NEWSHIT 3-Lessons Virus Taught Me
Jun 23 • 5 min
this is the first five minutes of a work in progress
6 #VARIOUS 6-Grasshopper
Jun 22 • 0 min
GRASSHOPPER Daddy was a grasshopperHe played the fiddle like nobody’s businessOn Saturday night and Christmas EveIn the good timesWhen he was onHe could show you in the palm of your own handYour heart’s desire glowing like the moon and starsDaddy was a…
6 #VARIOUS 5-My Dad at Work
Jun 21 • 0 min
MY DAD AT WORKmaking phone calls, jotting down quotesphone cradled on the shoulder like a violinscraping of soft lead on blank newsprint paperclatter of the press in the backgroundclatter of typewriters, clatter of laughterwhite shirt stained with the…
6 #VARIOUS-4-Mowing the Lawn
Jun 21 • 0 min
MOWING THE LAWN Not the best way of controlling the weedsBetter to dig out the root But the roots are deepCheaper to let them grow And then mow them downWe regret the loss of every blade of grassBut they grow backThey always grow back
5 #NEWSHIT 2-Bill Gates
Jun 19 • 0 min
BILL GATES Let’s hate Bill Gates If he’s your mate We’ll hate you too He’s got his finger in every pie His tongue is wrapped round every lie Corona virus, vaccination He’s the reason children die Blow him up in a big balloon Blot out the sun, blot out…
6 #VARIOUS-3-Bill Hicks
Jun 18 • 0 min
BILL HICKS Didn’t just push buttonsHe pushed buttons by speaking the truth Most of the timeBut even though he’s one of my very few comedy heroes I have to admit He did do some pretty sexist shit tooYou could argue that he had to do the sexist shitHe had…
6 #VARIOUS-2-PIG
Jun 17 • 3 min
PIGYou filthy pigFatty fatty two by fourCouldn’t get through the bathroom doorSo he let it out and licked it upAnd let it out and licked some moreNapoleon is a friend of mineHe resembles FrankensteinWhen he does a rig-a-jigHe resembles porky pigNah-nah…
6 #VARIOUS-1-In the Shadows
Jun 16 • 1 min
IN THE SHADOWSWe come from many countriesOn every wind we’re blownWe have one thing in commonIt’s the British guns we’ve knownThey plowed the earth with shellsBut only bitter fruit has grownI am homeless in your countryI was homeless in my own The sun…
5 #NEWSHIT-1-The Three Amoebas
Jun 16 • 0 min
THE THREE AMOEBAS a one act play in a drop of water supplies are running lowamoeba number one saysto amoeba number two lets kill number three we can eat all its food then we can eat it too yippeethe dawn of social cooperation the biological root of…
4 #LOVE-20-My Scruffy Little Angry Person
Jun 14 • 1 min
This is the last poem in Volume 4. LOVE. Tomorrow new adventures begin. MY SCRUFFY LITTLE ANGRY PERSONMaybe we tried too hard to believeWe would go back to the early daysThe days of youth and magicWe would re-live them to each otherSort of rub them into…
4 #LOVE-19-Twelve Little Grey Kittens
Jun 13 • 0 min
TWELVE LITTLE GREY KITTENS (from her journal)Twelve little grey kittens came to visit me. Some of them climbed up onto the chair by the kitchen table. Some of them crawled into the cupboard under the sink. They wrestled on the floor like kittens - how…
4 #LOVE-18-Suicide
Jun 12 • 0 min
SUICIDEdo you remember crying out, striking out with pain and rage, trying to hurt me, not to hurt, but to make me feel, make me love, be sweet, be kind, and I would fight back. why did I fight back?do you remember crying out, striking out with pain and…
4 #LOVE-17-Bitter Bitter Bitter
Jun 11 • 3 min
BITTER BITTER BITTERRiver ocean lava streamFeel the sweet sickness growI wound myself over and overStab the words into my heartYou call me dear friendHolding on, grabbing me Will you kiss me or spit on meLick my cheek or shred itI see the little girl…
4 #LOVE-16-Frog
Jun 10 • 1 min
FROGI thought i was a normal boy Sure I lived under a bridge Avoided the sunlightHad trouble talking to girls But i thought i had A good heart I’d done a few mean things Back when i was really youngBut most kids do that, don’t theyI knew i was lazy,…
4 #LOVE-14-Habanera
Jun 8 • 0 min
HABANERAThe air, the ice Everything is light Like an alpine flower Before the avalanche The sudden collapse The sudden collapse I remember you As a three year oldRiding on your swing Chubby legs pushingUp into the skyWearing a grin
4 #LOVE-15-Old Age
Jun 8 • 0 min
OLD AGEOld age is when time is not long enoughTo find someone and get to know themTo get so close that your whole life Is filtered through their eyes Old age comes suddenly when someone dies But old age is always a surprise Even when you’ve been lonely…
4 #LOVE-13-Ghost
Jun 7 • 0 min
GHOSTI imagined it was you there Sitting across the tableTelling me about your dead brother Tears in your eyes, tears in mineI was sitting across from you And at the same timeLooking over your shoulder from the grave I imagined I was dead And you were…
4 #LOVE-12-Dancing with Mother
Jun 6 • 0 min
DANCING WITH MOTHER Last night I dreamt I was dancing with my mother and everything was alrightShe was laughing and having a good timeand she wasn’t mad at me. The whole familywas there – except for Dad – and Bri andAnne and Rob were clapping as I…
4 #LOVE-11-The Perfect Candle
Jun 5 • 1 min
THE PERFECT CANDLE Love does not calculateIt does not count the tearsOr the beads of sweatIt cries, it sweatsThe joy is not measuredNot weighed or comparedLove looks straight aheadNeither to the left nor the rightIt sees no lost chancesNo missed…
4 #LOVE-10-I Tried Not to Think About It
Jun 4 • 1 min
I TRIED NOT TO THINK ABOUT ITI guess I tried not to think about it for the entire time we were together. It seemed disloyal, like I was tempting you into something and then judging you for giving in. The fact that you had given in before me, to someone…
4 #LOVE-9-Salmon Song
Jun 3 • 1 min
SALMON SONGGreen eyes See, I rememberWhat the memory losesStays in the boneWhat turns brittle with ageStill shivers in the light I think of the forestThe cool green firThe sparkling streamThe white water rapidsThe deep blue lakeI always knew you were…
4 #LOVE-8-Stephanie Ruhle
Jun 2 • 0 min
STEPHANIE RUHLE Stephanie Ruhle You’re so cool Maybe I drool But only because i respect your intellect Your sense of humour And the way you interact with what’s his name I like the give and take The easy partnership Not like that other couple Which is…
4 #LOVE-7-Love
Jun 2 • 0 min
LOVEi love you more when you love me lessi love you less when you love me moredamn
4 #LOVE-6-Lockdown Liberation
May 31 • 1 min
LOCKDOWN LIBERATION All my life I have found it hard to make relationships, hard to be in love, harder still to let myself be loved. And I have always felt… guilty, inadequate, judged – by myself as well as everyone else – for being alone. Those few…
4 #LOVE-5-Field Research
May 30 • 1 min
FIELD RESEARCH I think I would start with the back of your kneesI’ve never been there before, not with anyoneI would nibble and kiss like a hungry kittenI think I would have to kiss your ankleThe one you broke so badlyA thousand kisses for every…
4 #LOVE-4-To Guinevere Whom I Love So Much
May 29 • 0 min
TO GUINEVERE WHOM I LOVE SO MUCHTo Guinevere whom i love so muchWho is so far awayLost in a photographTwisting in a memoryWho sleeps with a mattress on the floorSo the monsters can’t hide under her bedHow i wanted to be the one to protect youBut you are…
4 #LOVE-3-Photograph
May 28 • 1 min
PHOTOGRAPHI imagine you sitting there at the table Behind you. It is the table i look at. You are Hidden in the foreground, in the shadows Framing the dining room like the pillar beside You. I imagine you sitting at the table, growing Not old – the…
4 #LOVE-2-I Was Studying Rat Psychology
May 27 • 0 min
i was studying rat psychology at the timeso i guess it was fair dues“it doesn’t matter what’s inside the boxonly what goes in and what comes out”but i wanted to know what was insidewhat made you smilenot just the outputthe insidethe truthi know it was…
4 #LOVE-1-Catholic Love
May 26 • 3 min
CATHOLIC LOVEWe lie on our bed and stare out at the terns diving into the deepRising with beaks flashing silver in the sunlightBirds feeding for our amusement, fish dying for our amusement We hear the crows laugh and the bed shakes and the empty wine…
3 #RELIGION-25-Nightmare (word music version)
May 25 • 0 min
This is the fifth of five poems I wrote when I was 14 and off in the seminary, studying to be a Catholic priest. (The first two were at the beginning of this series.)NIGHTMARE deep in your headdeep in your minda shadow peers outthrough an open lidit…
3 #RELIGION-24-The Ballad of East and West
May 24 • 0 min
This is the fourth of five poems I wrote when I was 14 and off in the seminary, studying to be a Catholic priest. (The first two were at the beginning of this series.)THE BALLAD OF EAST AND WESTIf i were half the man Who lives within my dreamsOr half…
3 #RELIGION-23-The Sorcerer
May 23 • 0 min
This is the third of five poems I wrote when I was 14 and off in the seminary, studying to be a Catholic priest. (The first two were at the beginning of this series.)THE BALLAD OF EAST AND WESTIf i were half the man Who lives within my dreamsOr half the…
3 #RELIGION-22-From the Time Before Religion
May 22 • 1 min
FROM THE TIME BEFORE RELIGION From the time before religion when wonder was born To wood nymph and water sprite, sun god and thunder storm We looked out into the galaxy, dug deep into the atomAnd god retreated into the blue hills of abstractionWe went…
3 #RELIGION-21-The Milk of Human Kindness
May 21 • 0 min
THE MILK OF HUMAN KINDNESS Mothered by the universe We sucklings Greedy for love Taught by hunger To step out of our skin into another A river, a mountain, a tiger, a loverWhat would they feel What would they do If I do thisOr this The connection is…
3 #RELIGION-20-I Saw This Movie
May 20 • 1 min
This was a real movie. It was laughably cheesy, and I stuck with it only because it was late at night and nothing else was on. When I wrote this description, I was intending a piss-take, but something happened in the writing, and now I can’t…
3 #RELIGION-19-The Round Church
May 19 • 0 min
So the devil can’t corner you.
3 #RELIGION-18-The Church of the Universal Wow
May 18 • 0 min
THE CHURCH OF THE UNIVERSAL WOW!When you try to get back to the beginning, to what happened before things started happening, you get to the point where there is no why. Science doesn’t have an answer to this because it isn’t really a question. It’s…
3# RELIGION-17-Disco Jesus
May 17 • 0 min
disco jesusalways pleasesshe knows he is he knows she’s hisdisco jesusalways pleasesshe knows he is he knows she’s hisdisco jesusalways pleasesshe knows he is he knows she’s hisdisco jesusalways pleasesshe knows he is he knows she’s hisdisco jesusalways…
3 #RELIGION-16-Prayer
May 16 • 3 min
PRAYERand the holy dove turns into a bald eagle, into a warplane, into a screech owl, is the terror, is the killing, is the dying, is the prey, is the predator, is the sin, is the tiny patch of longing for the sweetness of love, of giving, of caring for…
3 #RELIGION-15-Pieces of Love
May 15 • 2 min
PIECES OF LOVEPasted over a neverending blanket of White emptiness. Flecks of blood on the snow Now I remember, this is the mortal sin I learned about in grade school The root of all sin, the temptation that brought Satan from heaven to hellThat made…
3 #RELIGION-14-Angel Kiss
May 14 • 1 min
ANGEL KISSI had this intense dream last night where an alien creature – it turned out later that it was Satan – was killing off all my friends, one by one. We tried to stop it, but it seemed to have these supernatural powers, it could do amazing things,…
3 #RELIGION-13-Funeral Today
May 13 • 0 min
religion, catholic, protestant, latin mass, funeral
3 #RELIGION-12-Sister Mary
May 12 • 0 min
SISTER MARY Sister Mary teaches us how to loveJesus and write our abc’s in big letters On a green blackboard. Buzz buzz In the cloakroom and Sister is sickAnd tired of telling us to shut upWhat does she expect? We’re six years oldAnd full of our own…
3 #RELIGION-11-The Mortal Sin Complex
May 11 • 0 min
THE MORTAL SIN COMPLEXOnce you’ve had your first hot fudge sundae, you are going to hell, which is infinite pain and agony for all eternityYou can’t Trump ThatSo between that first mortal sin and the next time you go to confession, begin your next diet,…
3 #RELIGION-10-The Protestant Way
May 11 • 0 min
THE PROTETANT WAY If you wanna do something that you know you shouldn’t do, but you wanna do it anyway, then think about it. Think about it some more. Consider it from all sides, from every angle. If you think about it long enough, you can come up with…
3 #RELIGION-9-The Catholic Way
May 9 • 0 min
THE CATHOLIC WAYIf you wanna do something that you know you shouldn’t do, but you wanna do it anyway, then do it and feel guilty about.
3 #RELIGION-8-Father Shufflemeir - part two
May 8 • 1 min
FATHER SHUFFLEMEIR - part twobut it wasn’t that simpleit couldn’t bebecause you were complicityou had to beI guess this is part twowith no musicsilent nightsmell the incenselatin mass and black robesI remember all the little things that were so…
3 #RELIGION-7-Father Shufflemeir - part one
May 7 • 2 min
Father Shufflemeirinstructions for the band (but only for part one)start this lightlyin a major keyclimbing and climbing, higher and higher, gradually building up momentum until you reach a crescendo and come to a sudden halta pause for thoughtthen you…
3 #RELIGION-6-Blackbird
May 6 • 2 min
I wrote this around 15 years ago about a friend of mine, a sweet guy and a wonderful songwriter – a victim of the Christian Brothers in Ireland. A couple years later, his family asked me to speak it at his funeral. The first time I performed this – at…
3 #RELIGION-5-Psychopope
May 5 • 0 min
Pope, religion, Christianity, Catholicism, sin, guilt, sex, birth control,
4 #RELIGION-4-In a Catholic Church
May 4 • 1 min
The rest of these religion poems won’t be chronological, because i can’t remember which was when. Clearly, this one was written after I’d left the Catholic Church - as were all the ones to come. IN A CATHOLIC CHURCHIn a Catholic church with a crucifix…
3 #RELIGION-3-Stone God
May 3 • 0 min
I was 19 when i wrote this, still a believing Catholic, but starting to ask questions… Well, I always asked questions, but I was starting to open my mind to possibility of different answers.
3 #RELIGION-2-Communion
May 2 • 0 min
This is the second of two poems i wrote when i was 14, away from home in the seminary, studying to be a Catholic priest. COMMUNION I kneel before your face And look and try to see In all your form some trace Of concrete majesty But nothing, only common…
3 #RELIGION-1-Faith
May 1 • 0 min
This is the first of two poems i wrote when i was 14, away from home in the seminary, studying to be a Catholic priest. FAITH it seems that when I’m walking towards the glowing sunI either have to close my eyes and trust my feet to find the pathOr…
3 #RELIGION-0-Introduction
Apr 30 • 0 min
Welcome to volume 3 – religion. I’m gonna start out with poems from when I was a kid and then gradually work up into old age. At the beginning there will be poems that are very specifically about Christianity and Catholicism, because that’s how I was…
2 #NAZISNEEDJEWS-10-Omnibus Edition
Apr 29 • 23 min
NAZIS NEED JEWS, by David Lee Morgan: a series of 9 poems, first performed at the Morecambe Fringe Festival, where it won the prize for Best Spoken Word Show, further developed at the Edinburgh Fringe, and now published by LONDON POETRY BOOKS.. 1. Don’t…
2 #NAZISNEEDJEWS-9-Communism
Apr 28 • 1 min
“Communism” is the ninth and final in a series of 9 poems, condensed from the show, NAZIS NEED JEWS, first performed at the Morecambe Fringe Festival, where it won the prize for Best Spoken Word Show, further developed at the Edinburgh Fringe, and now…
2 #NAZISNEEDJEWS-8-The Enemy of my Enemy is not my Friend
Apr 27 • 2 min
“The Enemy of my Enemy is not my Friend” is the eighth in a series of 9 poems, condensed from the show, NAZIS NEED JEWS, first performed at the Morecambe Fringe Festival, where it won the prize for Best Spoken Word Show, further developed at the…
2 #NAZISNEEDJEWS-7-Building a Nation on Stolen Land
Apr 26 • 2 min
“Building a Nation on Stolen Land” is the seventh in a series of 9 poems, condensed from the show, NAZIS NEED JEWS, first performed at the Morecambe Fringe Festival, where it won the prize for Best Spoken Word Show, further developed at the Edinburgh…
2 #NAZISNEEDJEWS-6-Palestine
Apr 25 • 2 min
“Palestine” is the sixth in a series of 9 poems, condensed from the show, NAZIS NEED JEWS, first performed at the Morecambe Fringe Festival, where it won the prize for Best Spoken Word Show, further developed at the Edinburgh Fringe, and now published…
2 #NAZISNEEDJEWS-5-Israel
Apr 24 • 2 min
“Israel” is the fifth in a series of 9 poems, condensed from the show, NAZIS NEED JEWS, first performed at the Morecambe Fringe Festival, where it won the prize for Best Spoken Word Show, further developed at the Edinburgh Fringe, and now published by…
2 #NAZISNEEDJEWS-4-Bigotry
Apr 23 • 4 min
“Bigotry (a user’s manual)” is the fourth in a series of 9 poems, condensed from the show, NAZIS NEED JEWS, first performed at the Morecambe Fringe Festival, where it won the prize for Best Spoken Word Show, further developed at the Edinburgh Fringe,…
2 #NAZISNEEDJEWS-3-Antisemitism
Apr 22 • 3 min
“Antisemitism” is the third in a series of 9 poems, condensed from the show, NAZIS NEED JEWS, first performed at the Morecambe Fringe Festival, where it won the prize for Best Spoken Word Show, further developed at the Edinburgh Fringe, and now…
2 #NAZISNEEDJEWS-2-Conspiracy
Apr 21 • 1 min
“Conspiracy” is the second in a series of 9 poems, condensed from the show, NAZIS NEED JEWS, first performed at the Morecambe Fringe Festival, where it won the prize for Best Spoken Word Show, further developed at the Edinburgh Fringe, and now published…
2 #NAZISNEEDJEWS-1-Don’t Stay in Your Lane
Apr 20 • 1 min
“Don’t Stay in Your Lane” is the first in a series of 9 poems, condensed from the show, NAZIS NEED JEWS, first performed at the Morecambe Fringe Festival, where it won the prize for Best Spoken Word Show, further developed at the Edinburgh Fringe, and…
2 #NAZISNEEDJEWS-0-Introduction
Apr 19 • 0 min
This is a series of 9 poems, condensed from a show of the same name, first performed at the Morecambe Fringe Festival, where it won the prize for Best Spoken Word Show, further developed at the Edinburgh Fringe, and now published by London Poetry Books….
1 #VARIOUS-19-UGLY WORLD
Apr 18 • 2 min
The lead song from my second independent album, CRASH LANDED ON THE PLANET EARTH. I wrote this as i watched the first Gulf War being shown on the TV like a fireworks display. [mixed by Michael Harding @theonlymichael, backing vocals by Julie Hadwen of…
1 #VARIOUS-18-VISIT TO A CARE HOME
Apr 17 • 0 min
Every Easter, when I was in Catholic grade school, the nuns would take us on a school trip to visit an ‘old folks home’. It was a good thing to do. They were lonely there – and so grateful for our company – but sometimes…THE VISIT I remember she had…
1 #VARIOUS-17-IF I WERE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Apr 16 • 0 min
Clearly Biden is a piss poor choice for beating Trump – and not much of an alternative anyway. So in the interests of the survival of the human race, i’m willing to throw my hat in the ring. This is my program. IF I WERE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES…
1 #VARIOUS-16-SLEEPING IN CHURCH ON CHRISTMAS
Apr 15 • 2 min
This song is not so much about my dad as by him – through me. I think i he kind of speaks in this song. If you knew him, i think you would have liked him. And he probably would have liked you – he liked almost everybody. He used to say, “I believe in…
1 #VARIOUS-15-AMERINAM
Apr 14 • 3 min
The second of two stories about people from a nearby housing estate. What were you doing on 9/11? AMERINAM(London, September 11, 2001) Do people who die on TV really die?Some say yes.Some say no.Some say it’s clear as black and white.Some preferRadio I…
1 #VARIOUS-14-The Ballad of Nicki Slag and Mary-Go-Slow
Apr 13 • 3 min
The first of two stories from a housing estate near where i lived. This one is kind of a love story – and kind of not. The Ballad of Nikki Slagg and Mary-Go-SlowNikki SlaggWas a magnificent animal Strong and sleek and a bit like Marlon BrandoHe played…
1 #VARIOUS-13-GUNS OR BUTTER
Apr 12 • 0 min
GUNS OR BUTTERIt’s not true what they say about guns or butterThey go together – that’s the terrible newsKillers grow fat and their children are happyIt’s a liberal fantasy that we have to choose Between war and prosperityWinning a war is good for the…
1 #VARIOUS-12-CHEMICALS
Apr 11 • 0 min
CHEMICALS Chemicals give Chemicals takeChemicals do everything we doUndo everything we doDo it again DifferentlyDo it againDifferentlyYou look back on a long life and wonderWhat of the books, the projectsThe questions I was going to answerMaybe you ask…
1 #VARIOUS-11-THE TRUE STORY OF EASTER EGGS - and magic bunnies
Apr 10 • 1 min
The reason that Jesus was able to rise from the dead is that he was fed on a diet of rabbit eggs. This closely guarded secret, that bunnies lay magic eggs, was passed down to Joseph and Mary by the three wise men. “The gift of the magi” was a batch of…
1 #VARIOUS-10-CoronaRant
Apr 9 • 2 min
CORONARANTThe virus is real The danger is real The need for isolation is realMore deadly than the average flu But a lot less lethal than SARS or Ebola Corona is the perfect mix of innocence and murder Yes, fight the “bailout” robberies Yes, fight the…
1 #VARIOUS-9-PARADISE
Apr 8 • 0 min
PARADISEParadise is what is isn’t
1 #VARIOUS-8-THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
Apr 7 • 1 min
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE Thank you for your service Thank you for teaching our children Thank you for giving them numbers, letters And windows to far away worlds Thank you for your service Thank you for nursing us For giving us shots and carrying…
1 #VARIOUS-7-WHEN THE DALAI LAMA WENT TO YUGOSLAVIA
Apr 6 • 1 min
When the Dalai Lama went to YugoslaviaEverybody thought it would be very niceVery nice indeedAll the people came from far and nearAnd the Dalai Lama decreedHigh, high, high in the high HimalayasWe lived in a paradiseAnd everything was so very niceVery…
1 #VARIOUS-6-CARDIAC ARREST
Apr 5 • 1 min
You’re overloaded Aren’t we all You’re overheated Gonna stall You’re overdue for An overhaul You’re under pressure To conform You’re undercover In uniform You’re under Everything but chloroform You’re under Cardiac arrest Ugh Cardiac arrest Cardiac…
1 #VARIOUS-5-ESSENTIAL WORKERS
Apr 4 • 1 min
ESSENTIAL WORKERSThis is dedicated to youWho get up every morning Drive the buses Stock the shelves Care for the ill Going to war Against an unseen enemy Now I see you Maybe for the first time How you have saved us every day How you have built the…
1 #VARIOUS-4-SCHRÖDINGER BABY
Apr 3 • 1 min
SCHRÖDINGER BABY I am a box. Look inside me. I am the future. I do not lie. But I did. Did not. Did. Did not. Did. I am a box. Look inside. I wanted to have babies. God made me to have babies. I look at my sisters – not the dead one – and they all have…
1 #VARIOUS-3-THE PEACE PROCESS
Apr 2 • 0 min
THE PEACE PROCESS On Picasso TvThere’s no war any moreNo, no, no For genuine all around evilFrom genocide to tooth decayGive me peace any day The peace processIs ongoing, has no end Is the ultimate good The eternal nowThe piece process is an animalIs…
1 #VARIOUS-2-RUNNING INTO THE WAVE
Apr 1 • 0 min
RUNNING INTO THE WAVE (26 December 2004) Love no oneDo not let yourself be seduced By the kind word or the helpless gestureCultivate a godlike indifferenceImagine you are the stock market of the worldAnd that a million people can be swept awayWithout…
1 #VARIOUS-1-AUSTERITY
Mar 31 • 1 min
AUSTERITY (a mother’s lament)How has it come to thisOnce a week I visit my daughterI kiss her lipsI tell her I love herI promise I’ll never forget herI beg her to forgive meI bring her stolen packets of sugar She is growing so thinHer eyes are so…
Welcome to revolupo - Poetry and Revolution
Mar 30 • 0 min
I’ve been writing most of my life. I’ve got a lot of stuff that’s never seen the light of day – and a lot that’s gone out in performance, video, a book or a magazine and then disappeared. I’m going to be dipping into all of that here. I’ve called it…