A “Z” of Hope

Climate, Plan B, Climate Strike

When the Boomers refused to go to war

And live a culture counter

Did they know what was in store?

Each successive generation shirking tradition

To do their own thing

Look at where its landed us

And what it did bring

Greed and “Me” culture

Gratification instant –

Waiting they abhor

Perhaps the Gen Zs

With the planet they aim to save

May a new direction

For the rest of us now pave


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Pronoun-ce-ment

Grammar, Abc, Dictionary, Words, Letters

I met a they the other day

They was labelled a “she” but wasn’t happy that way

“They was” isn’t correct, I hear you say

But if they is a singular – it must work that way

Don’t get me wrong – I’m happy to use

Whatever pronoun that you choose

It’s the grammar only that makes me wince

As our language suffers growing pains

As new views and agendas we evince


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State of Things

Social Distancing, Line, People

Price gouging

Raking it in

Vendors getting fat

While times are thin

Panic buying

Of things in supply

No one really knows

The reason why

We just have to have it

Must go with the flow

All those in the queues

Surely must be in the know


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Tether

Enclosed, Wound, Tether, Free
Pixabay

Life today seems transitory,

As we move on from place to place.

Gone is the time of a job for life;

And old landmarks are removed to make real estate space.

Friendships are measured by numbers on screens

Not by a smile face to face.

Relationships are disposable,

As for greener pastures we race.

“Home”

No more than a “down-time” space.

As all blurs by us, on to what do we hold?

What is it that tethers us in place?


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Weekend Writing Prompt #216 – Tether in 80 words

Northern Salad

Sliced Tomato on White Surface
Lisa at Pexels

Upon the pavement
Tomato decorated
Along with a sprig
Of salad leaf – the remains
Of midnight’s drunken kebab


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There is a bit of a stereotype that there are no salads north of the River Trent, or if they do exist they are found on the pavement next to the nearest kebab stand.