Monday, 16 February 2015

Where are we going...???

Love her or hate her, Thatcher was who she said she was! There were no shades of ambiguity. Then we got Major, so largely anonymous he's only remembered for screwing that dreadful, noisy woman - what was she called again..?
Then along came Blair, Brown and Cameron - they were/are definitely not what it said on the tin! Blair, leader of the left wing Labour (socialist) party and prime minister, claimed he... 'didn't do god (small g) while secretly a far right Catholic convert, utterly mesmerised by money and millionaires (make that billionaires) - and Brown, who's only apparent motivation was a competitive envy of Blair, as ferocious as George W Bush's for his father (his apparent sole raison d’ĂȘtre for becoming president was to fight a better Gulf War!)
And now Cameron, friend and sycophant of city traders and banker wankers - but for Christ sake, what did you expect? - before politics, he was a PR man in daytime telly..!
So now we have the Crimean Crisis and Putin pulling the strings while useless proto-politicians like Cameron and Hollande, fly about in ever decreasing circles, '...doing something about it!

Thank God (big g) for Missus Mercle - the old Osti who came up the hard way in East Germany - and knows precisely who she is dealing with..!

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Describes himself as a poet...

In the late sixties, I was married and living in West Square in the Elephant & Castle. From the bedroom the Imperial War Museum could be seen. One night an arsonist set it on fire as a protest against some echoing social wrong. I lay in bed and watched it burn.

Afterwards when the arsonist was arrested, the newspapers, adding a bit of biography, had it that he, '...described himself as a poet!'

This simple statement has kept me laughing down the decades. There are several categories covering the more esoteric professions - and poetry is certainly one of them..!

So a top, established poet would be described simply as, 'a poet'.

A slightly less well known one would be, '...a well known poet'.

A niche but known poet would be maybe, '...and established poet.

Less well known, but still out there, might be, '...said to be a poet'

No wonder arson was his day job! He didn't get '...described as a poet' (had friends who'd read his stuff) - or even, '...described by his mother as a poet!'

No, he had only one fan - as he, "...DESCRIBED HIMSELF AS A POET."

I loved it...and that's why, in this blog, - I describe myself as a writer!