The politics of anger


You were angry when you couldn’t get your way
Fuming when antagonists had their say
Livid when the promises went astray
And even though you won? You’re somehow angrier today

Accomplice to the start of truth’s demise
Convinced that this would lead to bluer skies
Deaf to people’s fears and victim’s cries
And still you won’t accept, the whole campaign was built on lies

Consequence dismissed as “project fear”
With those consequences creeping ever near
Immune to the truth about those beacons you revere
Who are selling out your rights to the things you hold most dear

I get that politics can be intense
And that all you get is splinters if you sit upon the fence
But comes a time you must accept the sense
And stop divisive headlines from dictating your offence

I never would insult you, or call you for a fool
But I will tell you now that I think that it’s uncool
To fall for a doctrine so obviously cruel
And by spreading that division, be complicit as it’s tool

I don’t need to judge you, or tell you who to be
I’m happy in the knowledge that my own will is still free
I’m fine with you seeing things differently to me
Because although we’re different branches, we still branch from the same tree

Billy 22/01/2016


The Light of Leah Little Legs


Her laughter sparkles with a golden shimmer
Even the dog smiles
A sound that visits with a draining delight
Brings a warming light
Like a fireball chasing the gloom
A dervish whirling
Through every corner of the room
Finding memories scribbled on a wall
Of an earlier time
When sunshine came round to call
And a reminder of times yet to play
Nature’s cure for the creeping years
And eternally creeping grey
Lines on the corner of eyes
Pointing like an arrow at that spark
Highlighting the light inside
Instead of the years they had begun to mark
A living, breathing elixir
A spiritual lift
A Granddaughter
Life’s greatest ever gift
Billy 11/12/2016

A Mind so Free


I wanna be eleven again, being nuts is fine
The thought processes going on are bugger all like mine
“Who’d win in a fight between Batman and an Elf?”
“Why cant I grab my own collar and be able to lift myself?”
“If I ride my bike fast, can I leave my shadow behind?”
“No way am I cleaning under my bed, who knows what I’d find”
“Of course I had a wash, no I don’t know why the soap’s still dry”
“After you’ve pulled it’s wings off, what do you call a fly?”
“Could a Policeman arrest a pigeon, for poo-ing in the street?”
“He could use paperclips as handcuffs, to put on it’s little feet”
“When i grow up I want to go and live up on the moon”
“Has anyone seen my walkie-talkies? My mate’s got a helium balloon”
“I love it when school’s shut, I can have loads of fun”
“It’s not my fault I got you up early, I don’t wanna miss the sun”
“I know I just got it yesterday, but now it’s totally wrecked”
Well I suppose that’s what eleven is all about, so what do I really expect?

Billy 8/8/2014

the Nice Guy


You’re just not getting me
I wish you’d start to listen
You’re falling for it again
Dipped in glitter, even shit will glisten
When will you see?
It’s not about the money or the cars
It’s about finding that one person
Who won’t promise you the stars
I’ll have to sit and watch
As you head down that road again
I’ll be the one who picks you back up
The only one who will remain
I will wipe the tears for you
Tell you that your not the one in the wrong
Listen to your fears, hopes, dreams
As your heart breaks to an old song
The thing is that you just don’t see me
I’m just there as always it seems
A sympathetic ear, listening out
Hearing your silent screams
A shoulder to lean on when times get too tough
Someone you know will be there
But have you ever stopped to wonder?
Why I’m the only one ever to care?
Why is it I’m always so happy?
To see you look cheerful and bright
Why is it I want you to smile?
And push back the dark of the night
Well next time your heart feels it’s broken
And I’m wiping that tear from your eye
You may just hear a sound, that gives me away
As my heart heaves an audible sigh

Billy 09/07/2014 😀