Category Archives: Poetry

Flowers of Horror

A selection of poems by David Jardine has recently surfaced. They were originally handwritten, photocopied and distributed to friends and newly made acquaintances alike that he met on his travels through Jakarta. If any reader has more of Dave’s poems, … Continue reading

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Amputee

In 2010, Afghanistan sent a team to an International Cricket Conference (ICC) tournament for the first time. Triumph over adversity. –—————————————————————————————————— Amputee ———————–Hakim rested his crutch lightly ———————–And, gingerly, no left fingers to clench, ———————–Took his place on the Bench, … Continue reading

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Drone

Drone ———————–They say we’ll soon have nano-drones ———————–The size of killer bees ———————–To track down loathesome enemies ———————–In lands across the seas. ———————–Out in the yard tethered goats and sheep ———————–Up on the flat roof the target lies asleep ———————–With … Continue reading

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Far

Far ———————–Napalm, cluster bombs, d.u., drones,———————–Take your pick,———————–Each has a way of making you sick … ———————–Far below the Nevada desert—————————-  – in an air-conditioned zone———————–A smart guy eating chocolate,———————–A bar of Toblerone,———————–Keeps his console spotless – tidy,———————–No paper, no … Continue reading

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P is for Paradise

P is for Paradise ———————–The young man dreams of the paradise———————–His suicide will unlock:———————–Countless lovely virgins, a ‘willing’ little flock,———————–Wait for him beside cool, clear crystal streams,———————–Next foaming sherbert fountains———————–Set below the mountains. ———————–Ah! Such dreams!———————–The burqa’d women round the … Continue reading

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Haiti

Haiti ———————–Oooh! Haiti! I’ll have a pancake ———————–Á la Port-au-Prince ———————–Just as fast as you can make it, ———————–And top it up with promises ———————–Of reconstruction aid ———————–And promises glib and empty ———————–As ever such were made. The pancake in … Continue reading

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