Showing posts with label fandom. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fandom. Show all posts

Saturday, 26 November 2016

A Christmas song



(in memory of Victoria Wood, sadly missed)

Chocolate orange; crystallised
ginger; christmas cake; mince pies…
Tie me to the trolley!
Hit me with your brolly!
Make me eat some natural
yogurt  with fresh strawberries!

Stollen stealing my resolve -
scooting past the alcohol -
Hit me with a loaded platter!
Thump me if I go near batter!
I’m trying to ignore temptation...
Serve me up a boiled crustacean!

Ice cream, cheesecake, apple strudel -
Now I'm losing all my scruples…
Get me through the checkout quick!
Steer me past the pick and mix!
That lemon muffin looks divine…
Let me out! I’ll shop online!


Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Sorrow



I need to escape these feelings
not plug them in
can’t watch another tribute
the mysterious is too familiar


blue suit or androgynous rainbow
bleached blonde or layered red
that same face those same eyes
those different eyes

I sing softly to myself
about cactus and starmen
and turn off the tv
and silence the clocks
until time changes
and I can turn to face the strange 

Monday, 25 May 2015

Obituary: Sir Terry Pratchett (1948 -2015)



We’d like to think the Valkyries have come
and taken you carousing in their halls
or you are sitting now in Death’s domain
as the final grain of sand pratfalls.
We want you to live on and yes, you do,
embedded in the stories that you wrote
so we can pick the books up once again
and find you still there scrawling the footnotes.
But you were more than this: a man who spoke
out for the right to die. The right to choose.
The right for dying species to live on.
Your name will still be spoken - G.N.U.   
Your next adventure leads you through Death’s door.
Now write the story you’ve been waiting for.  





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