Tag Archives: Military

No cause is sought

  I’ve just returned to the grey land   where they’re dreaming of things;   ruined trenches, lashed with rain   Spilling jealousies and sorrows   where truth fails   as guilt is not challenged   Aristocrats who made it … Continue reading

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long knives

  olive oil rusts my white bone in cold winter sun like a matchbox spark on a night without moonlight northern presence shows in romantic form as crickets sing a background disharmony waiting, waiting, for the start off all in … Continue reading

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Going with the tide

  the Clwyd hills beckon on the horizon from the Dee the birdsong heralds the turning of the tide as we slip into darkness giving the Judas kiss to Cunedda to take Deva in his wake    

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Flying the Flag

Scene 1: HOTEL SUITE NARRATOR stands before audience. NARRATOR:         John le Carre said. ‘I would believe almost anything of the state of Russian intelligence at the moment, which is on the one hand closely involved with Russian crime, on the … Continue reading

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Streaking Red

Hanging off the edge of time Holding back the scary dread Mulling over, catching words Of secrets that we still keep Moving onward to the fate As in perpetual motion Taking us there, in dire fear Through the blackness Streaks … Continue reading

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the coming

  onwards and upwards the birds rise, in quick sketches on the skyline, as the waxing moon leaves us within a bowl in the hills traversing the ribbons of road ahead; no distractions now, the target is coming near.  

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Time to wait

Grey clouds gathered gradually The vast space came in above me As I was marking time The contrasts changed my perspective Putting purpose to my projection Weathered adjustments made Behind the brick wall I lay Beside the tree with barrel … Continue reading

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