Oh! Panjshir

deep in Hindu Kush

lone pocket of resistance

with hope in your hearts

~

n.b. pain old as mountains never ending series.

CLP 19/08/2021

Oh, Iran!

victim of empires

how can you provide succour

when you’re without love

~

n.b. pain old as mountains never ending series.

CLP 18/08/2021

Oh, India!

handsome elephant

what plans have you made to

bring your strength to bear

~

n.b. pain old as mountains never ending series.

CLP 17/08/2021

Oh, Pakistan!

what help can you give

to your abandoned neighbours

who cry for freedom

~

n.b. pain old as mountains never ending series.

CLP 17/08/2021

Oh, China!

what alternatives

can you offer whilst Hong Kong’s

umbrellas protest

~

n.b. pain old as mountains never ending series.

CLP 17/08/2021

Oh, Russia!

what happened out there

was there not enough at home

to keep you busy

~

n.b. pain old as mountains never ending series.

CLP 17/08/2021

Oh, Britain!

does no one know that

you have been retreating since

1842

~

n.b. Read this link and weep https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/Britains-Retreat-From-Kabul-1842/

n.n.b. pain old as mountains never ending series.

CLP 17/08/2021

Oh, America!

you never promised

world peace, riches and safety

we misread the script

~

n.b. pain old as mountains never ending series.

CLP 17/08/2021

Oh, Afghanistan!

centuries pass by

what is twenty years to you

pain old as mountains

CLP 16/08/2021

On The Great Plains

Using graphics to

remember all kinds of stuff

such as history

~

n.b. American Bison / also known as buffalo / Bob Marley / Buffalo Soldiers / African-American regiments of the US Army / Civil wars of the USA / Indigenous Americans* / First Nation / slavery / colonisation / land grabs / exploitation / What is freedom? / What do we love and whom do we love? / Who pays for prosperity? / Is a life survived best left unexposed? / ethics / Trace’ by Lauret Savoy.

* I am uncertain how to collectively name the people who populated The Great Plains of the North American continent. Advice happily received.

n.n.b. Inspired by NF. Thank you.

~

CLP 10/03/2021