Who can, with lens of sincere mind
Deny wrongdoing in their lives?
Were that all could ever be kind
No erring in our archives
Some set out with clear intent
To bring about the mischief
Most do not have that wicked bent
But still bring others grief
For those who wear that latter hat
Then learn what others see
Time gnaws at conscience as a rat
Dining on misery
When I am really old….
I will finally understand:
Solutions to paradoxes and enigmas
Truths politicians dare not speak
Mysteries of the ocean floor
Limits of the universe
A unifying theory of everything
Man’s inhumanity to man
The purpose of being
These answers should come with great age.
If I am patient for just 12 more months,
THEN, I will be 70 years old….And I will know!
Which sea denies the pull of the moon?
What puppet dances to its own tune?
A barbed and chastening valentine
No choice at all; the fault’s all mine
Could do better, the report card says
But how to change one’s errant ways?
Alas, some choices can’t be mended
Outcome’s not as was intended.
Each act’s curtain draws to a close
Why it matters, none other knows
Who is for the cut and thrust?
With nowhere else to go
Hide still now, if now you must
Keep your head down low
Know only this of him behind
Who, watchful, stalks in shadows
Listening quiet, never blind
Unseen, but all, he knows
If any can show what many cannot
With courage in adversity
Hold things together; not lose the plot
But show the timorous pity
Then they will reap as they have sown
Lauded by their peers
Who then may boast that they have known
A few who conquered their fears
Just how crazy can it get?
This cruelly wasted chance
No clear way forward emerging yet
We’re being led a merry dance
‘Leaders’ push, pull, point, all in vain
They’re facing different ways
Concerned only, it seems, for political gain
Yet running out of days
Decision referred to a people’s vote
Then lurching to a general election
This circus must have seemed remote
All oblivious to sure EU rejection
Cometh the hour, cometh the man?
With courage to grasp the nettle?
A will-do attitude, not ‘no-can’
A LEADER who has some mettle
But no one out there seems up to the job
They’re letting the UK down
I’ve wasted two votes and want to sob
Was it me who was the clown?