This is a long running and continuing journey around a collection of ideas, projects, games, models and a variety of wargaming related themes from my own imagination and from others. As I have been described as having the attention span of a forgetful goldfish you can rest assured the resulting subject matter will be diverse and (usually) entertaining! "He lived in a frenzy of enthusiasm — but nothing
lasted for long with him".
Tuesday, 17 March 2020
I do not consider myself a poet as such but I occasionally feel the need to throw a few words together when something is playing on my mind. As usual it will be over written but I offer no apologies - it is the way I am.
Look closely at the sunrise Its light and warm embrace, Uplifting and full of hope as it grows a brighter face.
Look closely at the sky Azure blue and covering all, A deep and serene calm, That holds the earth in its thrall.
Look closely at the land, Fecund earth and flora abound, From the gentle sway of the field To the forest acres found
Look closely at the sea With waves foaming at the shore Of hidden depths, of teaming life Of tides flowing evermore
Look closely at the beasts, At fin, feather, fur and scale On plains, in forests or in the sky With beak, tooth, claw and tail
Look closely at the people Of different race, colour or creed All trying to live, thrive and survive United by design but divided by need.
But softly, take a closer look.
Look closer at the sunrise, Remorseless, relentless, pitiless and supreme Heats the planet more than ever Like an apocalyptic dream
Look closer at the sky Scarred daily and without care As planes and demonic factories Spew poisons in the air.
Look closer at the land See the cracked and tortured earth See ever shrinking forests with Scant hope of rebirth
Look closer at the sea Choking, dying by our hand Oceans of plastic, of rubbish, of debris Neither prepared for, nor planned
Look closer at the beasts, Harried, hunted and full of fear Thoughtless exploitation diminishes Their numbers year by year
Look closer at the people The haves and the have nots Of disunity, disharmony, disorder, Of intrigue and petty plots
But what can we do?
However painful it may seem Or unusual it may feel We must join in common cause With global issues we must deal
Our planet is big enough for all But is crying in silent pain For far too long too few Have been the ones that gain
The Giant corporations Ensure that ‘That is mine!’ Monopolise ‘Their’ given space To soothe their bottom line
Production, prices, profits all up With scant regard of the cost To people and the planet exploited Then on the scrapheap tossed
Governments use high words To justify their aim, Then cover truths with disinformation Thus removing them from blame
The homeless person, the refugee, The stateless and alone, All are the same under the skin As a ruler on a throne
We should relearn to care And we should relearn to share There is a world aplenty All should enjoy whilst being fair
To Leaders in business And in politics to Words are no longer enough Just go ahead and do
Set aside all petty squabbles Think not of them and us Forge a global collective spirit Of humanity, simple, without fuss
Big things have small beginnings A journey starts with a single step If we each change just a little Then progress we can accept
Think not of me and I Instead look to us as one Join together in common cause To make sure that journey has begun
We are all in this together From the humble to the high We must look, listen and act Before too late, time passes by