Austerity’s a cruel wolf pack that only threatens at the back. At the front of the herd, where the view is clear, And the rich get richer year on year, They neither know, nor do they care. They scarce believe the wolves are there. At the back of the herd, where the trampled grass is [...]

Good Enough

I’m not all that observant. I’m always missing stuff. When did that silent ‘not’ slip in In front of ‘good enough’? You did your best? That’s ... good enough. You got an A? That’s ... good enough. You’re tired today? And feeling rough? Your life is tough? You’re ... good enough. It’s poisonous, that little [...]

Power and grace

Mrs May, please remind Your colleagues to choose to be kind. It’s possible to be polite And win in this political fight. They shout and bluster, brag and bray They seem to show that it’s OK To be rude each time they disagree. As they behave badly, well, so do we. If there’s a mistake, [...]