The Deil’s awaugh, the Deil’s awaugh,The Deil’s awaugh wi’ th’ excise man.(Robert Burns 1759-1796) I first heard this tune as we were sitting in a tin can, rattling along in the dark. Robert Burns’ famous song being roared at the tops of their voices by a bunch of overgrown boy scouts. Possibly Runrig fans tooContinue reading “They’re Late Again – the Taxes”
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I wrote my poem The Handover during the pandemic expressing my concerns about the queen, and now it’s happened.
‘On Children’ by Khalil Gibran 1883-1931
For life goes not backwards nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Life Lessons from my German Teacher
Is my family Hamlet or King Lear?
The Handover – by Patricia Goldberg ©2020
This is one of my first ones that I wrote for AudaciArt magazine during the pandemic. I hope you like it but any comments would be appreciated. Make haste ere the plastic tubes on her face lose powerAnd force the last breath from her breast.Her subjects expect her everlasting quiet fear and domination to stay,KeepingContinue reading “The Handover – by Patricia Goldberg ©2020”