Poem -

These absent words

These absent words

I have been quite silent recently.
Just some nostalgia about cars.

Procrastination.

These absent words.

As a poet,
it is my shame,
that I cannot find the words.

That is the poets task.

To get passed the nausea.
The head spinning confusion.
The psychedelic politicians blah.

To find and tell truth.

What truth?

That a man that was willing to do that to a dead pigs head
has done the same to us.

How do I write about how we are so very embarrassed,
about how our nation seems so,
so,
so,
painfully not what we were.

 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Nigel...I agree..I do not recognize this world I live in anymore..so much different from when I grew up.  The values or lack thereof, do NOT represent what I want my children to believe in.  I hate politics and the whole media reports of what is suppose to represent the world today....I just want to have no part of what I see....so sad.  Very honest write. xo ;) 

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Nigel Cresswell

Thank you, Cherie. I am beginning to think the fate of my Nation has become a farce scripted by Kafka. I am disgusted and cringingly embarrassed by what we are becoming.
Nigel

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lodigiana

Well you knew exactly which of my buttons to press Nigel! I am so, so embarrassed by the behaviour of our 'Politicians' and their self serving affrontery disguised as Public Officers..the world is slowly going crazy but I always held the vain hope that somehow reason would always prevail on this little Island of ours..but seems that I am sorely mistaken! Each day brings a new revelation of stupidity that makes it hard to recognise my own Country sometimes..Love the emotion and truth behind this splendid write my friend! 

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Nigel Cresswell

Lady L I did indeed expect this to resonate a bit with you. I have just seen a short video on fb that has the soundtrack from life of Brian, the "What have the Romans ever done for us?" speech with Bozo taking the John Cleese role. Somehow, scripted by Monty Python it all made sense. Pathetic. 
So embarrassed,
Nigel

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Syd

Spot on Nigel. It is difficult to find the words for a situation such as this.

- Syd 

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Nigel Cresswell

Oh Syd mate, there has not been a situation in our country where so much vicious division has come about so quickly since the civil war. With bastard Bozo illegally proroging Parliament and then saying that the high Court is wrong so he is quite entitled to deny Parliament. Kafka scripting my country's future. WTF?
Nigel 

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Grant Wright

Hi Nigel. You are a great writer. Keep up the relevant voice of the people in this world we now live. Thanks. 

G

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Nigel Cresswell

Thanks Grant, I will be angry and speak that anger for as long as they act with such self serving hypocrisy. I truly am cringingly embarrassed at what has happened to my country in just 3yrs.
For as long as they act with hypocrisy!
I would need to be immortal. 
Poetry must be true. 
Thanks again Grant 
Nigel 

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