Listen to us by Ruth Nunn

Listen to us by Ruth Nunn

“We’re the party of prospect
Just listen to us here.
We’re the ones to elect,
The way forth is quite clear.”

“No! Pure claptrap and twaddle,
They’re talking so queerly,
They’re in such a muddle.
Disaster, quite clearly!”

“Oh, but they’ve both got it wrong
In every last detail.
Make either of them strong,
The country would soon fail!”

“Listen only to us now,”
The three of them all shout,
“We will soon show you how
We are what it’s about!”

“We’re the way forward, hear us,”
Each urges with passion,
“True action, not their fuss.
We’re more than just fashion.”

EPITAPH OF THE LIGHT by David Otter

EPITAPH OF THE LIGHT

 I shall not weep by a shrouded moon

when winters veil is drawn,

nor vengeful sit neath bitter boughs

until the frozen dawn.

For I will take me to my bed

and dream the suns kind touch

for fear won’t take the dark away

that cloak I loathe so much.

And when I rise from sleep’s safe bower

to greet the precious light

I’ll know that with each passing hour

short lived will be the night.

 David Otter