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Life was never meant to beA competitionA battle for positionA fight for recognition But instead of working side by sideWe’re locked in oppositionOnly ever focused onAchieving our own ambitions Completing our own missionTo the detriment of the widerHuman condition Remember greater power comesFrom fusion not fissionSo why is our societySo hell-bent on division What we [...]

Just One More

Just one more And I thinkI’d better make itMy last Just one more But this night’sPassed me bySo fast Just one more There’s nowhereThat I needTo be Just one more And I’mIn such fineCompany Just one more Then I swearI’ll be doneFor the night Just one more AnotherWon’t hurt…Right? Just one more How many timesHave [...]

Every Time I Close My Eyes

Every timeI close my eyesI see itA bright light shiningSo inviting Every timeI close my eyesI feel itEthereal handsOn my shouldersGuidingMe closer to the light Every timeI close my eyesI hear itThe constant chidingAnd deridingTelling me it's timeTo quit fightingNo point in surviving But then I think of youAnd it opens up my eyesAnd I [...]

History Repeats

Why do we refuse to learnAnd grow from our mistakes?Trapped in a recurring dreamFrom which we never wakeOn and on the cycle goesNo desire to escapeMurder, war, and genocideIs the future that awaits And everything that happensKnow we’ve seen it all beforeStories so horrific thatWe simply can’t ignoreBut still we carry onHeads bowed towards the [...]

Another 100 words in 100 seconds

Another writing exercise where I gave myself 100 seconds to write a story, before editing down to 100 words. It seemed too good to be true. Not only had this muppet dropped his keys, but posted online whereabouts he’d lost them, even adding his address, requesting whoever finds them pop them through his letterbox as [...]

Cronyism

Who needsA nepotocracyWhen you’ve gotBritish democracy An aristocracyMasqueradingAs a meritocracy It’s all aboutYour familyOr who you wentTo school with Or who you’reSick or brave enoughTo sleep with Making sureThe money goesTo all yourHighschool chums Or toMs Arcuri, ‘causeShe took it up the [redacted] PoliticsIs riddledWith corruptionAnd perversion Like BoJoAnd STD’s[of course, that's just an assumption] [...]

Ramblings: Sex Ed

It was announced recently that, for the first time in twenty years, the Sex Education syllabus in England is set to be rewritten. About damn time. I say that, but I didn’t even realise it was an official thing. My high school certainly never followed it. Yes, they taught the basics of reproduction. Yes, they [...]

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A splash of animosityA spoonful of hateSprinkle in some enmityAnd bigotry to taste A pinch of indignationAnd a dash of discontentJust add some aggravationThen just leave it to ferment This is howWe make our kids nowRage becomes the status quoFrustrationFuels a generationAnger’s all they’ll ever know A drop of fanaticismAnd political naivetyAny flavour from the [...]

100 words in 100 seconds

I gave myself 100 seconds to write 100 words (initial word count was 117, so I had to edit slightly to bring it down to 100). This is the result: The night was dark, as night tends to be. Through the quiet streets hurried a young woman. As she passed by an ale house, a [...]