Monthly Archives: February 2013


Two roses plucked from gardens fine For gentle Sue and Caroline, Whose souls were sundered far from mine At Hades’ gate. As streamlets swell with April rain, And Mother’s eyes are lined with pain, And schoolgirls gossip on the train, … Continue reading

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It’s time we walked away from Omelas

In a basement under one of the beautiful public buildings of Omelas, or perhaps in the cellar of one of its spacious private homes, there is a room. It has one locked door, and no window. A little light seeps … Continue reading

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The dawn is cold and still and clear, The ground is crisp with morning frost; We wake, all torn by grief and fear And longing for the life we lost. Light candles in the window-pane, Adorn the trees with Christmas … Continue reading

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Lonely On The Hill

The sun is set. Do not forsake me: Take the rope and bind me tight. Cleanse my sins. You cannot break me. Mirrors shatter in the night. By blood alone am I redeemed, And in the darkness, so it seemed, … Continue reading

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An open letter to Christopher Leslie MP

Dear Mr Leslie, I am writing to you to express my opposition to the “Detained Fast Track”, a Home Office policy by which many people who arrive in this country seeking asylum are held in immigration detention facilities for long … Continue reading

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