on Ukraine

human rights abused
no excuse, so who's for war?
hands up everyone!

~

n.b. Referenda being used by occupying forces to skim over, or gloss up the rationale for creating a war.

CLP 27/09/2022

on time

putting a face on
can't hide what happens beneath
St. Louis' broken heart

~

n.b. In a city with many elegantly carved superstructures that are all boarded up, this building in the city centre has been cleverly painted to look as if it has a facade carved from stone. It is merely make up that is beginning to flake off. It is initially impressive, but like The Arch, it’s just a hollow sham.

CLP 27/09/2022

on time

these leaves do not wait
the season is all year round
for young men falling

~

CLP 25/09/2022

on Ukraine

no joy in victory
disturbed earth, broken bodies
here are the missing

~

n.b. They say “Never go back”, but for some, they never left Izium, nor Bucha, nor Mariupol.

on Ukraine

two hundred war days
children, parents, grand-parents
morning brings mourning

~

n.b. Everyday, brothers and sisters, everyday.

CLP 11/09/2022

on time

we live on so long
as memories others hold
stories shared with love

~

CLP 03/09/2022

on Ukraine

former leader dies
world hero or home wrecker?
pause for discussion

~

n.b. Turning the USSR into a free market free-for-all for those in the pound seats has exposed how the unfettered ‘free’ market can cost some people everything.

It seems that we’re all footing the bill now.

CLP 01/09/2022

on Ukraine

threat and counter-threat
belligerent language. Peace?
All we are saying...

~

n.b. …is give peace a chance, or at least let the concept get a word in edgeways. Today is Independence Day in Ukraine. It would be good to hear how the people of Ukraine might be able to celebrate freedom from this war, now six months old.

CLP 24/08/2022

on Ukraine

what happened last week?
losses accumulated
mothers fear the post

~

n.b. Day 171.

CLP 13/08/2022

on Ukraine

Pisky changes hands
is anyone listening?
it is a village

~

n.b. Look it up, it’s a village. There are people dying for villages. People dying for villages and Russian forces claim a victory. A victory for what, we ask.

CLP 13/08/2022